Halloween Bag Trio

halloween bag trio

October is here!

Hey everyone!

I hope you’re having an awesome week.

I’m here today with my first Halloween themed crochet pattern for you. I really enjoyed making these. They were quick and super easy.

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halloween bag trio

I decided to stuff these cuties so they could be holiday decorations, but my husband suggested that they would also make great candy gift bags for kids! Pfft. Why didn’t I think of that? LOL!

All three bags use the same pattern made up of a foundation chain and single crochets. Just change the color when you make a different version.

Here is a pin for your Pinterest boards so you can save this pattern for later if you wish…

Halloween bag trio

The scarecrow and ghost use crocheted pieces for their faces, but the pumpkin uses pieces of felt. I tried cross stitching the face on and crocheting pieces to sew on and nothing looked the way I envisioned it in my head, so I had to give in and use the felt. But…I’m glad I did, because it just looks so darn cute!

And yes, I made the ghost face crooked on purpose. I just didn’t want him rigid and symmetrical. There’s something about a ghost that should be kind of flowy and free form. Maybe it’s just me. You’re certainly free to make your ghost face any way that you please!

Can you think of any other uses for these spooky little bags?

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Halloween Bag Trio

Materials Used:

Finished Size Approximately:

9” H x 5¼” W

Gauge:

15 stitches and 19 rows in a 4” (10cm) square of single crochets.

Abbreviations:

FC – foundation chain (beginning chain)
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)
ea – each
sl st – slip stitch
BLO – Back Loops Only

Notes:

  • For the scarecrow’s mouth, it’s easiest to stitch on the mouth line first and then put the X’s over top of it.
  • For the pumpkin’s face pieces, there are no printables to copy. I cut basic triangles for the eyes and nose. Then I folded the felt over and cut out half of a smiling mouth shape so that when you unfolded it, the mouth would be symmetrical. (When you cut, begin at the fold and cut toward the center of the felt.) After cutting the mouth shape, you can then cut out teeth in any pattern you choose.
  • The pumpkin’s face is hot glued onto the bag.
  • All three bags are made the same with the exception of yarn color and the pumpkin requires a color change at the top for the pumpkin stem.
  • The bag is worked in the round to eliminate a seam.

*** American crochet terms used throughout.

Instructions:

Bag (Same bag for all three designs)

FC: Ch 21

Round 1: Working in BLO, in the 2nd ch from hook, sc. Sc in next 19 sts.

halloween bag trio

4 sc in last ch.

halloween bag trio

Working along the opposite edge of the FC, sc in next 18 sts.

halloween bag trio

3 sc in last ch. (44 sc total)

halloween bag trio

Sc in top of 1st sc made of round to begin Round 2.

halloween bag trio

Round 2 – Round 37: Sc around. Work in the round for a seamless bag.

At the end of Round 37, sl st into the next st. Finish off and weave in end.

Pumpkin

halloween bag trio

Begin crocheting bag with Carrot colored yarn. Finish off after Round 30. Attach Coffee and complete the last 7 rounds. Sl st into the next st and finish off. Weave in end.

Green Vine

With Medium Thyme (Make 1)

FC: Ch 51.

Round 1: In 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc in ea st for 15 sts. Sc in ea st for 20 sts. 2 sc in ea st for 15 sts. Finish off. Weave in end.

Cut out the face pieces in black felt and hot glue them into place. Stuff one ounce of fiberfill into the pumpkin bag. Using the green vine you just made, tie the top of the bag where the orange meets the brown. Make sure the spirals are toward the face.

Ghost

Halloween bag trio

Crochet the bag pattern using the Aran yarn.

Eyes

With Black (Make 2)

FC: Ch 5.

Round 1: In 2nd ch from hook, sc. Sc in next 2 chs. 4 sc in last ch. Working along the opposite edge of the ch, sc in next 2 sts. 3 sc in last st. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. Finish off. Leave a long tail for sewing. (12 sc)

Mouth

With Black (Make 1)

FC: Ch 5.

Round 1: In 2nd ch from hook, sc. Sc in next 2 chs. 4 sc in last ch. Working along the opposite edge of the ch, sc in next 2 sts. 3 sc in last st. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (12 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in the same st the ch 1 came out of. Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in ea of next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in ea of next 2 sts. Sc in last st. Sl st in 1st sc of round. Finish off. Leave a long tail for sewing. (18 sc)

Tie for top of bag

With Aran (Make 1)

FC: Ch 26.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in ea st across. Finish off. Weave in ends. (25 sc)

Finishing

Before you stuff the bag, stitch eyes and mouth in place. I wanted mine off center, but it’s up to you how you place your parts. Once the eyes and mouth are stitched in place, add one ounce of fiberfill and secure the top of the bag using the Aran tie you just made. Tie with knot facing the back of the ghost.

Scarecrow

halloween bag trio

Crochet the bag pattern using the Buff yarn.

Nose

With Carrot (Make 1)

FC: Ch 5.

Round 1: In 2nd ch from hook, sc. Sc in next 2 chs. 4 hdc in last ch. Working along the opposite edge of the ch, sc in next 2 sts. 3 sc in last st. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. Finish off. (12 sts)

Finishing

With a tapestry needle and black yarn, begin stitching on the scarecrow’s mouth. The center of his mouth is six rows from the FC of the bag. Once you get the main line stitched for his mouth, go back and stitch X’s over that mouth line.

Place the nose on the face so that the hdc’s are on the bottom. The base of the nose is between rounds 11 and 12 and centered on his face. You can stitch the nose to the face with Carrot if you wish, but stitching black lines all around the perimeter just like the photo shows is sufficient to hold the nose in place.

With sewing needle and black thread, attach the button eyes. After the eyes are secured, using the black yarn and a tapestry needle, stitch 2 eyebrow lines above the buttons.

Stuff the bag with one ounce of fiberfill and tie the top with a few strands of raffia.

Happy Halloween!

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4 thoughts on “Halloween Bag Trio

  1. I just love these. Im making them to fill with candy and send to my grandkids. Im also making some for work. Very fun to make. Thank you

    1. You’re welcome, Erika! I really enjoyed making them too. I’m sure your grandkids will be so excited. Thank you for choosing my pattern!

      Erica

  2. Someone shared these cute bags on the “Friendly Crochet” group on Facebook. They are so cute. I plan to make the scarecrow one. Thank you for sharing your creativity with the rest of us. Have a good fall season.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment, Sue! It makes me extremely happy to be able to share my creativity with you all. The scarecrow is my favorite too!
      You also have a good fall season!

      Erica

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