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Deliciously Spooktacular Candy Bags

It can be hard to come up with Halloween treat bags ideas that are different from what's already out there. However, the Deliciously Spooktacular Candy Bags are so original, there's nothing else like them. When your kids go trick-or-treating this year make them their own DIY Halloween treat bags. This Halloween, get your knitting needles ready to knit the coolest treat bags ever. In fact, these bags are so cool, we bet your kids will be showing them off. Before you know it, other kids will be asking for these bags.

Deliciously Spooktacular Candy Bags

Materials:

  • Vanna's Choice Yarn: Terracotta
  • Vanna's Choice Yarn: Black
  • Vanna's Choice Yarn: Fern
  • Vanna's Choice Yarn: Eggplant
  • Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
  • Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)

 

Instructions:

Gauge:

  • 16 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch (k on RS, p on WS).
  • When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.


Making a Gauge Swatch

Notes:

  • Carry color not in use along the side edge of work.

 

A and B Bag:

  • With A, cast on 36 sts.
  • Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 5 rows.
  • Knit next (WS) row for turning ridge.
  • Continue in St st with A for 4 rows.
  • Change to B, and work in St st for 4 rows. Continue to work in St st, working 4 rows each with A and B alternately, until 15 B stripes have been worked. Cut B.
  • With A, work in St st for 4 rows. Purl next (RS) row for turning ridge, then work 5 rows in St st. Bind off.

C and D Bag:

  • Work as for A and B Bag, using C in place of A and D in place of B.

Finishing:

  • For casing, fold cast-on end of Bag to WS along turning ridge. Sew cast-on edge to WS of Bag. Rep with bound-off end of Bag. Fold Bag in half and seam sides to just below casing. With color of your choice, embroider straight st ‘TRICK OR TREAT’ on one or both sides of Bag as desired.
  • Drawstring
  • Cut 12 strands of yarn in desired colors, each 48 in. (122 cm) long. Knot strands together at one end. Divide strands into 3 groups of 4 strands each and braid for drawstring. Knot end. Pin a safety pin to one end of drawstring and thread through casing on both sides of Bag. Knot drawstring ends together. Weave in ends.

 

Deliciously Spooktacular Candy Bags

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