My crochet backpack was ready for a night of fun.
On it’s first trip out, hubby and I decided to go for a spontaneous trip to Disneyland on a Sunday night.
It turned out to be a magical night. We got there at 8:55 pm, fully expecting to pay for parking. The attendant told us if we went to a different parking lot, it would be free at 9:00. Score! Free parking!
We headed straight for California Adventure and ran into the parade.
We had never seen that one, so we watched a little bit of it over peoples heads, but we opted to go on a ride instead. I figured the lines would be short since everyone was watching the parade, so off we went to Guardians of the Galaxy (my favorite). Bonus, the walk to the ride was up against the parade so we got a great a view of it while walking.
It was awesome! Then, when we got near the ride, we had to wait for a break in the parade so we could cross. We had a front row view of it.
When we got to the ride, it was only a 25 minute wait. Even better, while in line, we got to finish watching the parade up close and personal. Then, the fireworks started. So picture it, in line, parade going by and the fireworks exploding above it! It felt all romantical and magical.
So free parking, full view of the parade, fireworks in the background, short line, and handsome hubby next to me. Score!
We were hungry so we high-tailed it to Disneyland. We jumped in line for some skewers (the ones across from Indiana Jones) and they closed the line behind us. Lucky! But it was a lucky night. When it was our turn, they upgraded my hubby’s drink for free from a small to a large. Then when our food came, they doubled everything we ordered for free again! Why? Because we were the last customers for the night. Magical.
We got on Indie and Big Thunder and the lines were only 15 minutes each. I know what you’re thinking. It was late on a Sunday night so of course the lines would be short. What’s so magical about that? Not so fast. We’ve been there plenty of times on a Sunday night and the lines aren’t necessarily short. It was the whole package that was magical. Everything just seemed to go right. It was such a perfect night out with my hubby.
I’m thinking it was the crochet backpack. It held up well and it was comfortable on my back. It must be a lucky backpack. 🙂
How I did it
I took eight complementary squares, took 4 each and single crocheted them together to create two large square panels.
I made a long strip that went around the edges of the squares. I made the strip in tunisian simple stitch the with of one of the squares. Then, I single crocheted it on along the edges of my beg squares. I single crocheted around the top with a few decreases so it wouldn’t be so floppy. The straps were two long strands of single crochet with a single crochet edging. I had a little trouble with the straps but I finally got them squared away. I went with a drawstring top with some thick string I had lying around. I might change that, though, since the color doesn’t match.
Overall I’m satisfied with how it came out.