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12 Patterns to Get You “Back to School” Ready!

August 9th, 2012

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Whether you have a college student or an elementary school student in your life, August and back-to-school season is an exciting time full of anticipation and preparation. With this in mind, I’ve included a round up of some of my favorite back-to-school patterns. Below, you’ll find projects for students of all ages–ranging from cozy sweaters to book bags.

Sweaters are great for staying warm in air-conditioned classrooms and on chilly mornings.


This Knit Hooded Cardigan in Martha Stewart Crafts™ Alpaca Blend will be the favorite of any high school or college student.

Boys and girls of all ages will love this casual sweatshirt style project; the Knit Kildare Hoodie in Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®.

This quick to make project, the Crochet Bebop Cardi in Vanna’s Choice, will be your tween’s favorite sweater.
 Fresh Picked Color 3/4 Sleeve Cardigan
Cute and classic, this Fresh Picked Color 3/4 Sleeve Cardigan in Vanna’s Choice is great for Picture Day or any day.

Accessories for the classroom:

Barista Cup Cozy
College kids will love this crochet Barista Cup Cozy for their morning coffee.
Felted Pencil Case
This knit Felted Pencil Case pattern is great for holding school supplies; it can even be used for holding yarncrafting tools.
Felted lunch Bag
This knit Felted Lunch Bag is sturdy and reusable, great for children and adults.

Tech savvy high school and college students will want to keep their iPads and notebook computers clean with this crochet Tablet Cozy.

Bags for the books:

Loom Woven Courier Bag
Woven Courier Bag
with multiple pockets to store your phone, pens, calculators, etc.
State Fair Backpack
Send the little ones to school in this drawstring crochet State Fair backpack.
Hexagon Market Bag
The crochet Hexagon Market Bag is great for the student with a lighter schedule and less books to carry. It’s a wonderful statement piece.

A felted tote is sturdy enough for lots of books and supplies! The Loom Knit and Felted Everyday Tote is fun to make and fun to use.

Are you making anything for back-to-school season? Tell us about your project(s)! Share with us in the comments.

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