Crochet backpack

I didn’t find a good pattern, so I made up my own. I used a thick red yarn and 5 mm needle.

Hdc: half double crochetInc: 2 hdc into 1 stitchDec: 1 hdc into 2 stitches

1: 8 chain
2: 3 hdc into second stitch6 hdc5 hdc in last stitchon the other side of the original chain 6 hdc2 hdc (22)

3: 3 inc, 6 hdc, 5 inc, 6 hdc, 2 inc (32)
4: 6 inc, 6 hdc, 10 inc, 6 hdc, 4 inc (52)
5: 6x (inc, hdc), 6 hdc, 10x (inc, hdc), 6 hdc, 4x (inc, hdc) (72)
6: BLO: 72 hdc
7: 72 hdc
8: 10x (5 hdc, dec), 2 hdc (62)
9: 62 hdc
10: 8x (5 hdc, dec), 6 hdc (54)
11: 54 hdc
12: 9x (4 hdc, dec) (45)
13-14: 45 hdc
15: 7x (4 hdc, dec), 3 hdc (38)
16: 38 hdc
17: 9x (3 hdc, dec), 2 hdc (29)
18-20: 29 hdc

Lid: We will crochet from side to side qnd not around to have half a circle
1: 11 chain
2: 3 hdc into second stitch, 9 hdc, turn (23 all together)
3: 2 chain, 10 hdc, 3 inc, 10 hdc, turn (26)
4: 2 chain, 10 hdc, 3x (inc, hdc), 10 hdc, turn (29)
5: 2 chain, 11 hdc, 3x (inc, 2 hdc), 9 hdc ( 32)
Sew on the lid.
Handle:15 chain, 14 hdc started from the second stitchSew it on
String:A long chain (as long as you need), and dc back on the chain from the second stitch. (I’ve made 65)


Seal crochet pattern

Here is a little seal. You need to play a bit with the side fins, to give the feeling that its a seal and not a whale, but not impossible to manage it. Matej helped a lot 🙂

I try to make some animals which are only white-grey-black, cause in the beginning its recommended to use high contrast toys (black and white). They say that develops the best in the first months.

Free pattern:


Today we went to the near-by Gosauseen lakes (we were sleeping in Gosau). It was just 10 minutes drive from us.

There are 3 lakes here just next to each other. The second one was pretty much hidden, and had little amount of water but we found it with the help of the GPS. At the third lake we had a short rest at the shore, and then turned back. Only the first lake has path on both sides, so we went on the other (north) side on the way back. There is a great via ferrata circle on this side, seemed very promising.

After we arrived back to our starting point we eat at the restaurant on the shore of the first lake.

All together we did 15 km, with not much of elevation.

Silberkarklamm, Austria

So today we took it easy. After breakfast we packed up (cause this was our last night in Lehen), and hit the road. We didn’t get far, cause the hike what we choose was just a few minutes away, in Rössing.

We payed the 4,5 euro entrance for Silberkarklamm, and started our way up in the steep gorge. There were stairs, and amazing view. This is the only private gorge in Austria.

The gorge is surrounded by rocks, from where a lot of waterfalls are falling down, a lot just like a veil. They also have several vie ferrata path, but unfortunatelly we didn’t have our equipment with us.

The gorge is not long, so afterwards we went up to the hut close-by, through the forest, and after passing that the path lead us even a bit higher through the forest before getting back to the parking lot.

All together we did 5 km with 500 m of elevation.