Back to School Crochet Ideas

Back to School Crochet Ideas

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The new school year is a time for adventures, projects, knowledge, stories, and relationships. When kids start with a cheerful mood and great intentions, it will pass well. And we can try to create this mood with fun back-to-school crochet ideas. Make cute trinkets, pencil cases, tiny pen toppers, and other school accessories and décor with free crochet patterns I gathered for you. You can also get inspired with gift ideas for teachers or school fair crafts.

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Kawaii Colored Pencil

  • DESIGNED by Jen Hayes

These tiny colored amigurumi pencils are a great gift idea for scholars, students, teachers, and all people who are involved in the educational process. You can decorate a backpack, use it as a trinket, or learn colors with small kids. The free pencil crochet pattern is free and beginner-friendly. You need just a little yarn to make it, so it is a perfect stash-busting project too.

free pencil amigurumi crochet pattern

PHOTOS by Jen Hayes /

Find the original free pattern on, or read more about it on Ravelry.

The Tiny Tiger Pencil Topper

  • DESIGNED by Maria Ufimtseva

Your kid will be happy with this tiger pencil topper because it is so cute and will make a pen unique. Its size is around 1.7 inches or 4.5 cm. The free pencil topper crochet pattern is free and contains step-by-step written English instructions with US terms. Take it and impress your children!

pencil topper amigurumi pattern

PHOTOS by Maria Ufimtseva /

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

Cute Bear Glasses Stand

  • DESIGNED by Delilah Crochet

If your kid wears glasses, it’s a good idea to think about a stand where they can store them when their eyes are having a rest. You can crochet this lovely bear glasses stand with a free pattern, and they will always be in their place.

glasses stand free crochet pattern

PHOTOS by Delilah Crochet /

Find the original free pattern on, or read more about it on Ravelry.

Pencil Wind Spinner

  • DESIGNED by Jenila Mathialagan

Here is one of the cutest back to school crochet ideas for a kids’ study area or a classroom. Crochet this pencil wind spinner with a free beginner-friendly video tutorial and present it to a teacher or your kiddos. The finished size is approximately 12 inches or 30.5 cm long if you use worsted weight yarn and a 4.5 mm hook.

free pencil amigurumi pattern

PHOTOS by Jenila Mathialagan /

Find the free video tutorial on YouTube, or read more about it on Ravelry.

Lily Rainbow Patch Crochet Backpack

  • Designed by Yarnspirations

Easy to make and customize, and comfortable to wear, this crocheted backpack is a must for back to school. The project is designed for intermediate crocheters and it will be a good idea to review basic crochet techniques before starting. A school bag is a must for the new school year, so get ready! The crochet pattern is completely free.

boy wearing a crochet backpack

PHOTOS by Yarnspirations /

Find the original free pattern on

Red Heart Roll-Up Pencil Case

  • Designed by Yarnspirations

Pencil cases are needed everywhere, but it’s especially important to have one for a student. This one is made in roll-up construction, so it’s even easier to use and make. The project is easy level and it’s great for all crocheters. This is a great back to school DIY idea, so grab your hook! The free crochet pattern is easy to follow.

crochet roll-up pencil case in green color

PHOTOS by Yarnspirations /

Find the original free pattern on

Pencil Case

  • Designed by Kara Gunza

Learn how to crochet an easy to make pencil case for back to school. The simple design doesn’t require any special skills and will be manageable for beginners. This project is also scrap-friendly, so if you’re an experienced crocheter looking for a way to relax and use up leftover yarn, this is a match. Follow the step-by-step crochet instructions and give it a try.

a crocheted pencil case with pencils inside it

PHOTOS by 2013 Petals to Picots /

Find the original free pattern on, or read more about it on Ravelry.

Crayon and Pencil

  • Designed by Nicole Chase

If you’re looking for a cute amigurumi project, make these two toys for your little student! They are quick to complete, easy to crochet on the go, and create that academic vibe right away. The pattern for this project is beginner friendly, so don’t be afraid to start with a little experience. The easy-to-follow crochet instructions will help you along the way.

a person holding a crochet pencil and crayon amigurumi

PHOTOS by Nicole Chase /

Find the original free pattern on, or read more about it on Ravelry.

Check also Cute Backpacks For Your Children Free Crochet Pattern.

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  1. the pencil wind spinner is NOT free.

  2. my previous comment is partially incorrect. the pattern is free on YouTube, but NOT revelry.

    1. Hi Tauna! Thanks for your update! Yes, we mentioned that there is a free video tutorial

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