October is here!
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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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…
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?
Halloween Bag Trio
- 2 oz of Red Heart Super Saver in Buff – 7 oz/198 g – 364 yds/333 m
- 2 oz of Red Heart Super Saver in Aran – 7 oz/198 g – 364 yds/333 m
- 2 oz of Red Heart Super Saver in Carrot – 7 oz/198 g – 364 yds/333 m
- Less than an oz of Red Heart Super Saver in Medium Thyme – 7 oz/198 g – 364 yds/333 m
- Less than an oz of Red Heart Super Saver in Black – 7 oz/198 g – 364 yds/333 m
- Slightly less than an oz of Red Heart Super Saver in Coffee – 7 oz/198 g – 364 yds/333 m
- 1 oz of Fiberfill per Halloween bag
- H/8 (5.00mm) hook
- Tapestry needle
- Sewing needle and black thread
- Small amount of black felt
- A few strands of raffia
- 2 – ½” black buttons
- hot glue gun
Finished Size Approximately:
9” H x 5¼” W
15 stitches and 19 rows in a 4” (10cm) square of single crochets.
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
- 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.
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.
4 sc in last ch.
Working along the opposite edge of the FC, sc in next 18 sts.
3 sc in last ch. (44 sc total)
Sc in top of 1st sc made of round to begin Round 2.
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.
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.
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.
Crochet the bag pattern using the Aran yarn.
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)
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)
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.
Crochet the bag pattern using the Buff yarn.
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)
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.
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