Pumpkin Bag LW2787

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Perfect for filling with treats as youngsters go door to door, this clever crocheted pumpkin bag will also serve as a bowl for candy when at home. Facial features are crocheted separately and sewn in place.

Skill Level: EASY

Designed by Darla Sims.

Bag measures 5" tall x 7" diameter at top.

Red Heart® Super Saver®: 2 skeins 254 Pumpkin A, 1 skein 312 Black B.
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
Stitch marker, yarn needle.

GAUGE: 6 sts and 6 rows = 2". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

NOTE: Hold 2 strands together for bag.

Special Stitch
Decrease single crochet (sc2tog) = [Draw up a loop in next st] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Round 1: Using A, ch 2; 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join, work in continuous rounds (sprials). Place a marker for beginning of round. Move marker up as each round is completed - 8 sc.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around - 16 sc.
Round 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 8 times - 24 sc.
Round 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 8 times - 32 sc.
Round 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 8 times - 40 sc.
Round 6: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 8 times - 48 sc.
Round 7: [Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 8 times - 56 sc.
Rounds 8 - 10: Sc in each sc around.
Round 11: [Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 8 times - 64 sc.
Rounds 12 - 20: Sc in each sc around.
Round 21: [Sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog] 8 times - 56 sc.
Round 22: Sc in each sc around.
Round 23: [Sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog] 8 times - 48 sc.
Round 24: Sc in each sc around; join with slip st in first sc.
Fasten off.

Handle
Using 2 strands of A, ch 50.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to last ch; 5 sc in last ch; working in free loops of beginning ch, sc to beginning sc; 4 sc in same st as first sc. Join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

Eyes (Make 2)
Using single strand of B, ch 4.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 chs; turn - 3 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog; turn - 2 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog; turn - 1 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in next sc.
Fasten off.

Mouth
Using single strand of B, ch 19.
Row 1: Slip st in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, sc in next 2 chs, hdc in next 2 chs, dc in next 2 chs, [2 dc in next ch] twice, dc in next 2 chs, hdc in next 2 chs, sc in next 2 chs, slip st in last 2 chs. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Using single strand of B, work blanket stitch around top of bag. Sew on handle. Using single strand of A and blanket stitch, sew on eyes, nose and mouth.

ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, C = Color A, Color B, Color C etc; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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