Scary Skull Bag LW2816

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Little ghosts and goblins will have fun collecting treats with a skull-shaped bag crocheted just for them. Use it indoors for a haunting decoration to hold candy or other treats.

Skill Level: EASY

Designed by Michele Wilcox.

Bag measures 11" long excluding handles.

Red Heart® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 316 Soft White A and 312 Black B.
Crochet Hook: Size G-6 [4mm].
Yarn needle, small amount of polyfill stuffing.

GAUGE: 5 sts and 4 rows in pattern = 1½". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.

Special Stitches
sc2tog: [Insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through st] twice, yo, draw yarn through 3 loops on hook.

BAG
Side (make 2)
With A, starting at bottom, ch 13.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc in next ch, *sc in next ch, 2 sc in next ch; repeat from * across; turn - 18 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * across; turn - 24 sc.
Rows 3-5: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), skip first sc, dc in each sc across; turn - 24 dc.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each dc across; turn.
Rows 8-13: Repeat rows 6-7 (3 times).
Row 14: Repeat row 6.
Row 15: Ch 1, starting in first dc, *sc in next dc, 2 sc in next dc; repeat from * across; turn - 36 sc.
Rows 16-25: Repeats rows 6-7 (5 times). Row 26: Repeat row 6.
Row 27: Ch 1, starting in first dc, [sc2tog over next 2 dc] 6 times, sc in next 12 dc, [sc2tog over next 2 dc] 6 times; turn - 24 sc.
Rows 28-29: Repeat rows 6-7. Do not turn at end of last row. Do not fasten off.

Edging: Ch 1, sc evenly around, working 40 sc across side edge, 12 sc across bottom edge, 40 sc across oppo­site side edge, and 24 sc across top edge, join with a slip st in first sc - 116 sc. Fasten off.

Mouth: With B, back st a straight line across the center 12 sts of row 9 for mouth; make 4 vertical straight sts evenly spaced across mouth.

Nose
With A, ch 2.
Row 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook; turn - 3 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc; turn - 4 sc.
Rows 4-8: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in next sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in last 2 sc; turn - 6 sc.
Row 10: Slip st in first 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc; turn leaving remaining sts unworked.
Rows 11-12: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 13: Ch 1, sc2tog over first 2 sc - 1 st. Fasten off leav­ing a sewing length. Stuff nose lightly. With yarn needle and sewing length, sew nose in place above mouth.

Nostril (make 2)
With B, ch 3.
Rnd 1: 8 hdc in 3rd ch from hook (ch-2 counts as first hdc); join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3 - 9 hdc.

Eye (make 2)
With B, ch 3.
Rnd 1: Repeat round 1 of nostril. Do not fasten off. Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, 2 sc in each st around; join with a slip st in first sc - 18 sc.

FINISHING
With wrong sides of 2 sides of bag facing, working through double thickness in back loops only of edging, join A, in top left-hand corner, ch 1, sc across left side edge, bottom edge and right side edge. Fasten off.

Handle (make 2): With A, ch 51.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn - 50 sc.
Row 2: Ch 3, skip first sc, dc in each sc across; turn - 50 dc.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each dc across. Fasten off leaving a sewing length. Sew ends of one handle to front and back of bag as pictured.

ABBREVIATIONS: Ch = chain; sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; st = stitch; tog = together; hdc = half double crochet.

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