Happy Bat Bag LW2788

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Perfect for filling with candy as youngsters go door to door, this whimsical bag is fun to crochet. Wings are cut from felt and grinning face is embroidered. Without the handle it will also serve as a treat bowl.

Skill Level: EASY

Bag measures 7½" tall x 5" diameter at top.

Red Heart® Super Saver®: 1 Skein 312 Black A, small amounts 254 Pumpkin B and 316 Soft White C.
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
Stitch markers
Yarn needle
Two white buttons
Two black chenille stems
5" X 10" piece black felt
Hand sewing needle and black thread
Hot glue gun and glue

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

NOTE: Hold 2 strands together for bag.

Special Stitches
Decrease single crochet (sc2tog) = [Draw up a loop in next st] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Reverse single crochet (rsc) = Working from left to right, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through both loops on hook.

BAG
Round 1: With A, ch 2; 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join, work in continuous rounds (spirals). 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.
Fasten off.
Round 25: Join B with sc in any st; sc in each sc around; join with slip st in first sc.
Round 26: Ch 1, rsc in each sc around.
Fasten off.

Handle
Using 2 strands of B, ch 23.
Row 1: Working in back bumps of chains, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end. Join with a slip st to first sc - 22 sc. Fasten off.

Bat Wings (Make Two)
Cut wing shape from felt. Glue chenille stem to outer edge of felt wing. Trim chenille stem ends. Sew wings to back of bag

Finishing
Weave in ends. Sew on buttons for eyes. Sew on handle. Using single strand of C and yarn needle, embroider grin in back stitch and two fangs in satin stitch.

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

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