It’s almost Halloween, can you believe it? I can’t! We just got out of school for fall break and I have two weeks off from teaching school to work on my crocheting for the holidays. My husband and two older boys have the next week off and we are heading out for vacation, then the second week it will be just me and my youngest at home together. I’m looking forward to time spent together, fall recipes, and lots and lots of yarn.
I’ve been thinking about Halloween coming up and wanted to create a pumpkin-themed craft. I came up with this cute mini pumpkin treat bag that you can store a few goodies in. It’s quick enough to whip up in much less than an hour so you could make a bunch of these in an afternoon!
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Red Heart Soft, one skein each in Tangerine and Dark Leaf, or any worsted orange and green yarn
Hook: Size I/9/5.5mm
Yarn Needle (to weave in ends)
Gauge: 16 sts and 8 rows = 4″ in dc
Size: Approximately 3″ tall and 3″ wide when empty
**See finishing instructions for bottom
Notes: Join each round with a slip stitch.
Ch 3 at beginning of row counts as slip stitch.
With orange, ch 2.
Row 1: 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook – 4 sts.
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, *2dc in next st; repeat from * – 8 sts.
Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * – 12 sts.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc, 2 dc in next st, *dc 2, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * – 16 sts.
Row 5: Ch 3, dc 2, 2 dc in next st, *dc 3, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * – 20 sts.
Row 6: Ch 3, dc 3, 2 dc in next st, *dc 4, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * – 24 sts.
Row 7: Ch 3, dc in each st.
Row 8: Ch 3, dc 3, dc2tog, *dc 4, dc2tog; repeat from * – 20 sts.
Row 9: Change to green, ch 3, dc in each st.
Row 10: Ch 3, dc in each st.
Tie: Ch 30. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.
Push bottom up to create a flat bottom that can stand on its own, as seen in photo below.
Using the hook to help, weave tie through first green row. Fill with treats and pull tie tight! Enjoy! 🙂
I can’t wait to make more of these and fill with goodies. It doesn’t have to be candy, either! A Halloween-sized Play-Doh or crayons, or even a package of fruit snacks fits inside. I think I might fill mine with Play-Doh for a non-sugary treat! It’s the perfect size. What would you put inside? Leave a comment below!