Halloween trick or treat bag knitting pattern

Celebrate Halloween with Sarah Murray’s spooky trick or treat bag for little monsters! This easy beginner knit is a great gift for kids.

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Halloween trick or treat bag knitting pattern

This knitted Halloween trick or treat bag is just waiting to be filled with sweets and chocolate on the big night! Its drawstring handle makes it easy for little hands to carry, and the durable wool-and-nylon-blend yarn will hold the weight of a good haul of yummy treats.

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Party-goers would be thrilled to receive one of these stuffed with cake and party favours, too. They’re quick to knit so you could easily make a few for a special Halloween celebration. Designer Sarah Murry also explains how to make the bag bigger, so you can choose a size that’s just right.

This easy Halloween knitting pattern is perfect for beginners. The trickiest bit is working the increases and decreases for the eyes and mouth, but if you get stuck you could always try using Swiss darning instead.

This Halloween trick or treat bag is part of a collection of spooky knits, including a hat, mittens and two more treat bags, designed by Sarah for Simply Knitting issue 177. You can get the rest of the patterns by ordering a digital issue of the magazine.

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Halloween trick or treat bag knitting pattern
This Halloween trick or treat bag is part of a set from Simply Knitting issue 177.

To make this Halloween trick or treat bag you will need:

  • West Yorkshire Spinners, Aire Valley DK (75% wool, 25% nylon, 100g/230m), 1 ball of each:
    Yarn E Black (099) Buy it now from Ebay
    Yarn F Orange (278) Buy it now from Ebay
  • A pair of 3¼mm needles
  • A pair of 3¾mm needles

Halloween trick or treat bag knitting pattern

Tension

Yarn used knits as DK to this tension: 22 sts and 28 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over stocking stitch using 3¾mm needles

Measurements

The trick or treat bag measures 16 x 16cm (6¼ x 6¼in)

Note

When casting on, leave a long length of yarn so you can use this to sew up with. To make the bag wider, cast on an odd number of stitches to create the desired width, and knit it as long as you like.

Pumpkin trick or treat bag

Cast on 35 sts using 3¾mm needles, thumb method and Yarn F.

Work 4 rows in st st.

Next row (RS) K1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to end.

Beg with a purl row, work 5 rows in st st.

Next row K1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to end.

Beg with a purl row, cont in st st until bag measures 34cm, ending with a WS row.

Next row (RS) K1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to end.

Beg with a purl row, work 5 rows in st st.

Next row K1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to end.

Beg with a purl row, work 3 rows in st st.

Cast off.

Pumpkin eye

(Make 2)

Cast on 7 sts using 3¼mm needles, the thumb method and Yarn E.

Row 1 (WS) Purl to end.

Row 2 Skpo, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog. [5 sts]

Row 3 Purl to end.

Rep last 2 rows once more. [3 sts]

Row 6 S2kpo. [1 st]

Fasten off.

Pumpkin mouth

Cast on 26 sts using 3¼mm needles, thumb method and Yarn E.

Row 1 K1, kfb, K1, skpo, k2tog, K1, *(kfb) twice, K1, skpo, k2tog, K1; rep from * to last 2 sts, kfb, K1.

Row 2 P1, pfb, *P1, p2tog, p2tog tbl, P1, (pfb) twice; rep from * to last 8 sts, P1, p2tog, p2tog tbl, P1, pfb, P1.

Cast off working Row 1.

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Halloween trick or treat bag knitting pattern
A twisted cord is used as the drawstring for this Halloween trick or treat bag.

Make up the pumpkin trick or treat bag

  1. Fold the cast-on edge to the inside of the bag at the first eyelet row and sew in place. Repeat for cast-off edge and final eyelet row.
  2. Fold the bag in half. Join side seams.
  3. Add features using photo as a guide. Sew in loose ends.
  4. Using Yarn F make 2 twisted cords each 45cm in length, thread through eyelet holes in opposite directions.

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