When starting the sides of the crochet backpack pattern, should I continue the slip into last stitch, ch 1 for the first stitch? Please and thank you!
There’s a couple of ways you could do this. The original was done in the way you suggest, slip stitching into the last stitch of the round and starting a new round with a ch 1. But this leaves a marked seam in the middle of the back (which of course isn’t visible when you wear the backpack) that leans to the left.
Were I to crochet the backpack again, I would do the edge in a continuous spiral, like the way you crochet amigurumi. Just be sure to mark the beginning of the round with a marker so that you don’t lose track.
Take a look at this tutorial for a comparison of three different methods of crocheting in the round.
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Hi in your crocheted back pack pattern just before starting Flap it says this (Work one round of sl sts between the last bottom rnd and the first edge rnd.) I do not understand what this means can you help me understand this. Thanks
There’s a photo of this in the pattern page. Working a round of slip stitches creates a decorative raised line around the bottom of the backpack. It’s optional — you can skip this part if you don’t want to do it.