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By Wunderlabel on 09/05/2022

Trick or Treat Bag

Crochet Tutorial: Trick or Treat Bag

Halloween is a highlight for children worldwide: The combination of costumes, spooky decorations and sweets is simply unbeatable! The shops are full of pumpkins, spider webs and skeletons months in advance. But something homemade is always nicer, right? In our free tutorial, we show you how to crochet a trick or treat bag: The pumpkin shape of the crocheted Halloween bag goes with any costume and is, of course, perfect for storing the collected treats! 

What kind of yarn is best for crocheting a bag?

The type of yarn is dependent on what the crochet bag  will be used for. For a children’s bag cotton yarn is a good option. 

What size should a crochet trick or treat bag be? 

For toddlers a bag with a width of  approx. 20 cm is sufficient. For older children we recommend crocheting a bag that measures approx.  36 x 22 cm.

You will need the following for your trick or treat bag: 

- 2 x 50 g (125 m) of cotton yarn (orange and black)
-A crochet hook size 2.5 to 3.5
-Black and orange felt 


ch = chain stitch
dc = double crochet
ss = slip stitch
htr = I = half treble
Increase = V stitch = V-st (work 2 stitches into the same chain stitch)  

Trick or Treat Bag

Instructions for crocheting your Halloween bag:

1. In this tutorial we will be showing you how to crochet a trick or treat bag.  
Start off with a magic circle (also called magic ring). 

Magic circle

Magic ring

2. Work 8 double crochet stitches onto the circle. Then pull the thread to close the ring.  

Close the ring

3. ch 2. V stitch in every chain stitch (8 stitches), ss to finish the first round, make sure the stitches are not too tight in any of the rounds. 

First round

4. Round 2: *ch 2, V-st, htr, V-st, htr,…*, ss to finish the round

Round 2

5. Round 3: *ch 2, V-st,  htr 2, V-st, htr 2, V-st, htr 2, …*, ss to finish the round
Continue working this pattern by alternating V stitches and half treble stitches. The half treble stitches keep increasing on each round (htr 3, htr 4 and so on) until you have built up to *V-st, htr 10, V-st,...*. Be aware that the rounds don’t always end evenly so there might be less treble crochet stitches when the round finishes.

Round 3

6. Now it’s time to crochet the handle. dc 10 where you want the bag opening to be and then ch 1 to turn the work around. 
7. dc 20, ch 1, turn, dc 20, ch 1, turn, dc 20, ch 1 and turn the work around one more time.
8. ch 25 and attach the chain to the other end with a ss.  

Crochet the handle

9. ch 1, dc 25, repeat this five more times.

Finish the handle

10. ch 1, turn the work around and stitch the handle together with a ss. 

Stitch the handle together

11. Do exactly the same for the other half of the bag using the black yarn. Place the two pieces wrong sides together and stitch them together with slip stitches using the black yarn, leaving an opening where the handles are.  

Crochet other half

Crochet the two halves together

12. Cut out felt shapes for the face of the pumpkin and glue them on. 

Glue on the felt

13. Sew on a label with your text and a Halloween symbol.  

Personalised label

All done! 

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