Crocheting a place for your treats!

Still trying to think of creative costume ideas? Well while you still have some time for that, it might be a good idea to try crocheting a cute bag to carry all of your treats in on the big night! This adorable bag designed by Cylinda Mathews would be great for anything you wanted to bring with you, including candy, party favors or even just make it a part of your costume!

Materials:
1 Skein worsted weight yarn (Black)
Sm amt worsted weight yarn (Orange, White)
Crochet hook, size F

Finishing Materials:
2 (1/4″) plastic eyes
Glue
Tapestry needle

Finished Size: 10″ T x 7 1/4″ W
Gauge: 2 rows of V sts = 1″

Skill Level: Medium

Special Stitches:
Beg V St: (Ch 5, dc) in indicated st.

V St: (dc, ch 2, dc) in indicated st.

Dc Dec: (yo, insert hook in next st, pull up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, yo, draw through last 4 lps on hook to complete the st.

Bag: (Using Black)

Rnd 1) Ch 31; (2 sc) in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 28 ch, (2 sc) in last ch, working up opposite side of foundation ch in free lps, sc in next 28 sc; join with a sl st in first sc: 60 sc.

Rnd 2) Ch 1, sc in joining; * sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with a sl st in first sc: 60 sc.

Rnd 3) Ch 3 (counts as first dc); * dc in next sc; rep from * around; join with a sl st to first dc: 60 dc.

Rnd 4) Ch 3; * dc in next dc; rep from * around; join with a sl st to first dc: 60 dc.

Rnd 5) Beg V st in joining see special sts), sk next 2 dc; * V st in next dc see special sts, sk next 2 dc; rep from * around; join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 5: 20 V sts.

Rnds 6-16) Sl st in next sp; Beg V st in same sp; * V st in next V st sp; rep from * around; join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 5: 20 V sts.

Rnd 17) Ch 3, dc in next sp, dc in next dc of V st; * dc in next dc of V st, dc in next sp, dc in next dc of V st; rep from * around; join with a sl st to first dc: 60 dc.

Rnd 18) Ch 3; dc in next 9 dc, ch 14, sk next 14 dc (creating handle), dc in next 16 dc, ch 14, sk next 14 dc (creating opposite handle), dc in last 6 dc; join with a sl st to first dc: 32 dc.

Rnd 19) Ch 3, dc in next 9 dc, dc in next 14 ch, dc in next 16 dc, dc in next 14 ch, dc in last 6 dc; join with a sl st to first dc: 60 dc. Fasten off, secure ends.

Handle Edging: (Optional) (Using orange) (Make 2)

Join orange yarn to first unworked dc on bottom edge of handle with a sl st; working across the bottom edge of handle, sl st in next 13 dc, sl st over dc post on rnd 18, sl st in next 14 dc working on opposite side of ch in free lps directly across from each dc worked on rnd 19, sl st over dc post on opposite side of handle; join with a slist in first st. Fasten off, secure ends.

Ghost: (Using white)

Rnd 1) Starting with head: ch 4; (13 dc) in 4th ch from hook (first 3 chs skipped count as first dc; join with a sl st to first dc: 14 dc.

Row 1) Shoulders: ch 1; (5 sc) in joining: 5 sc.

Row 2) Ch 2, turn work; (3 sc) in first st, sc in next 3 sc, (3 sc) in last sc: 9 sc.

Row 3) Ch 2, turn work; (2 sc) in first st, sc in next 7 sc, (2 sc) in last sc: 11 sc.

Row 4) Body: ch 1, turn work, sl st in first 4 sc; ch 3, (2 dc) in same st, dc in next dc, dc dec over next 3 dc see special sts, leaving last 3 sc unworked: 5 sts.

Row 5) Ch 2, turn work; dc dec over next 2 sts (beg 3 dc dec made), dc in next dc, (3 dc) in last st: 5 sts.

Row 6) Ch 3, turn work; (2 dc) in first st, dc in next dc, dc dec over next 3 sts: 5 sts.

Row 7) Ch 3, turn work; (2 dc) in first st, dc in next st, dc decr over last 3 sts: 5 sts.

Row 8 ) Ch 2, turn work; dc dec over next 2 sts, dc in next dc, (2 dc) in last st: 4 sts.

Row 9) Ch 2, turn work; dc dec over next 2 sts, (2 dc) in last st: 3 sts.

Row 10) Ch 2, turn work; dc dec over last 2 sts: 1 st. Fasten off, secure ends.

Finishing:

Attach ghost to front of bag by clipping two lengths of orange yarn. Tie one length around the ghost, just below the head, through the bag. Tie into a bow at center front under head. Tie the 2nd length around the tail of ghost,working the length through the bag. Tie into a bow at center front. Glue eyes to face of ghost.

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