With the end of summer rapidly approaching, I decided it was time to start creating some fall items. And what doesn’t spell fall like Halloween and Candy Corn? So, I went searching for a cool pattern to create and stumbled upon this Candy Corn Trick or Treat bag. Instantly I knew I had to make it. So… I did. But when I finished I couldn’t help but wish 2 things. First, I wished the pattern gave the measurements ahead of time. And second, I wished it were bigger.
When I was growing up, my brothers and I used pillowcases to go trick or treating with. So, naturally I feel that a trick or treat bag should be bigger than 9 inches tall and barely 20 inches in circumference at the top. Personally, I think the small bag would work perfectly for an infant or toddler, but what about older children?
So, I decided to create my own pattern for a larger bag using the other one as inspiration. After each round I crocheted, I took note of what I did, so I would have the pattern. In the end it came out much larger, and while it’s not pillowcase sized, I feel it is sufficient for any kid. The really cool thing about it is that it can be used as a fun purse too! The final size was a circumference of 28 inches and 10 1/2 inches tall. Much larger, as you can see here.
About a week or so after creating the candy corn bag pattern I saw a really cool tutu witch trick or treat bag and fell in love with it. But it was in fabric form and I don’t have a sewing machine or do very much sewing. (Not that I can’t sew. I can! And I did well at it when I did more sewing in high school. I just don’t have a sewing machine or much desire to sew much.) So, I checked around to see if there was a crochet pattern for these awesome witch bags. I did come across a single pattern, but it was nothing like I envisioned. So, guess what I did? You guessed it! I made my own!! And I must say, I really like it! And like the candy corn bag, it could be used as a really cool purse! This one measures 12 inches wide and 9 inches tall (not counting the legs), so it is definitely good sized. Take a look:
Isn’t this just cool?! (I know it looks bluish, but it’s actually purple. It was rainy when I tried to take a picture and had to take a picture inside instead of outside like I wanted to. And all the photo editing in the world couldn’t make this look like purple again. I will get better pictures when the weather is nicer and my allergies aren’t killing me.)
So, after much thought, I have decided to sell both of my patterns on my shop. They will be available starting today. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you an exact amount of yarn needed for either one since I used what I already had on hand. But it wasn’t even a full skein of yarn for any color on either pattern. I hope you enjoy these patterns! If you have any questions about them or find any problems with them, feel free to send me an email and I will be happy to help you with it!
For one week only, (now through Sept. 16) I am offering the candy corn pattern for FREE with any $10 purchase! All you need to do is leave the comment “Free pattern please” in the notes section of your order and I will send it to you! I am not offering the Tutu Witch Bag pattern for free, but it is available for sale. And if you don’t crochet, no worries; I have the finished bags for sale in my shop as well! 🙂