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Add some spook to your sweets this Halloween with the Spooky Treat Bags. This ghoulish knitted bowl pattern features three different versions to choose from a scary spider motif, cute candy corn stripes, and a grinning green monster face. These Spooky Treat Bags are a fun way to work some Halloween knitting into your day. Fill them with candy or tiny treats for a haunting Halloween decoration.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 324 Bright Yellow A, 254 Pumpkin B, 316 Soft White C, 312 Black D, 3620 Glowworm E.
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 4.5 mm [US 7]
  • Yarn needle
  • one – 7⁄8” [23 mm] diameter orange button style #857 by Dill® World of Buttons
  • 2 – 5/8” [15 mm] diameter transparent eye buttons, style #1660 by Dill® World of Buttons
  • 1 yd [1 m] – ¾” [19 mm] wide black grosgrain ribbon
  • Black, white thread and sewing needle


 

 

GAUGE: 16 sts = 4” [10 cm]; 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Stockinette.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

 

 

ABBREVIATIONS
A = Bright Yellow; B = Pumpkin; C = Soft White; D = Black; E = Glowworm; cm =centimeters; K = knit; mm = millimeters; P =
Purl; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

 

 

MEASUREMENTS
Halloween Treat Bags measure: 4” wide x 4” high x 2.5” deep [10 cm x 10 cm x 6 cm].

 


NOTE
Spider Bag – Orange felt may be substituted for orange button. Cut 2 - 7⁄8” [23 mm] circles of orange felt, place one on top of the other and sew to bag.


SPIDER BAG


Spooky Treat Bags


With D, cast on 25 sts.
Row 1 (Right Side): Knit.
Row 2: (Wrong Side): Knit.
Next Row: Continue working in Garter St (knit every row) until piece measures 9½” [24 cm] from the beginning.
Bind off all sts.


Finishing
Fold piece in half lengthwise.
With D and yarn needle, stitch side seams together. Miter each corner by aligning side seam to bottom center of bag. Do this by pinching side seam and bottom together to form a triangle. Stitch across from fold to fold 1” [2.5 cm] above corner. Repeat on opposite corner. Turn bag right side out. Corners will be squared.
Cut 12” [30 cm] of black grosgrain ribbon.
Turn 1” [2.5 cm] under on each end of ribbon.
Using black thread, stitch each end to inside seams of bag (wrong side) 1” [2.5 cm] down from top edge.


Spider Web
With C and yarn needle, on front of bag, using a straight st, create the frame of the spider’s web (use photo of bag as a guide). Stitch around the frame creating 3 rings within the frame. Add dimension to the web by bringing the yarn up between the long stitches.


Spider
With B and yarn needle, stitch the spider’s legs (see photo for placement). Stitch 4 - 1½”- 2” [4 – 5 cm] long intersecting lines. Sew orange button over crossed stitches. Weave in ends.



MONSTER BAG


Spooky Treat Bags


With D, cast on 25 sts.
Row 1 (Right Side): Knit.
Row 2 (Wrong Side): Knit.
Next Row: Continue working in Garter St (knit every row) until piece measures 1” [2.5 cm] from beginning, ending with a wrong side row.
Next Row (Right Side): *With D, k1, with E, k1; repeat from * to last stitch, with D, k1.
Cut D leaving a 2” [5 cm] tail to weave in.
Next Row (Wrong Side): With E, purl.
Next Row (Right Side): With E, knit.
Continue working in Stockinette st for 6” [15 cm] ending on a wrong side row. Cut E leaving a 2” [5 cm] tail to weave in.
Next Row (Right Side): With D, knit every row for 2½” [6 cm]. Bind off all sts.


Finishing
Fold piece in half lengthwise, right sides facing.
With E (body of bag) and D (top of bag) and yarn needle, stitch side seams together.
Miter each corner by aligning side seam to bottom center of bag. Do this by pinching side seam and bottom together to form a triangle.
Stitch across from fold to fold 1” [2.5 cm] above corner. Repeat on opposite corner. Turn bag right side out. Corners will be squared.
Cut 12” [30 cm] of black grosgrain ribbon. Turn 1” [2.5 cm] under on each end of ribbon. Using black thread, stitch each end to inside seams of bag (wrong side) 1” [2.5 cm] down from top edge. Sew transparent eye buttons to front of bag using photo as a guide. With D, embroider Monster’s mouth. Weave in all ends.
 

CANDY CORN BAG


Spooky Treat Bags


With C, cast on 25 sts.
Row 1 (Right Side): Knit.
Knit every row for 1” [2.5 cm] ending on a wrong side row. Cut C leaving a 2” [5 cm] tail to weave in.
Next Row (Right Side): With B, knit every row for 1½” [4 cm] ending on a wrong side row.
Cut B leaving a 2” [5 cm] tail to weave in.
Next Row (Right Side): With A, knit every row for 4½” [11 cm] ending on a wrong side row.
Cut A leaving a 2” [5.1 cm] tail to weave in.
Next Row (Right Side): With B, knit every row for 1½” [4 cm] ending on a wrong side row.
Cut B leaving a 2” [5.1 cm] tail to weave in.
Next Row (Right Side): With C, knit every row for 1” [2.5 cm] ending on a wrong side row.
Bind off leaving a 2” [5.1 cm] tail to weave in.
Weave in all ends.


Finishing
Fold piece in half lengthwise, right sides facing. With A, B, C (corresponding colors) and yarn needle, stitch side seams together.
Miter each corner by aligning side seam to bottom center of bag. Do this by pinching side seam and bottom together to form a triangle.
Stitch across from fold to fold 1” [2.5 cm] above corner. Repeat on opposite corner. Turn bag right side out. Corners will be squared. Cut 12” [30 cm] of black grosgrain ribbon. Turn 1” [2.5 cm] under on each end of ribbon. Using white thread, stitch each end to inside seams of bag (wrong side) 1” [2.5 cm] down from top edge. Weave in all ends.

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