Pattern of the Week for a Crochet Halloween!

Happy Halloween from all of us at Interweave! In honor of this spooky day, our pattern of the week is the Grinning Jack Trick-or-Treat Bag from Love of Crochet Fall 2017. We think it’s a great crochet project for Halloween: send it out with your little trick-or-treater, stash treats by the front door, or set on your office desk to share candy with coworkers. There are a couple of cool crochet techniques used to make the bag. Grab this pattern and check them out!

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Crochet Spirals

The bottom of this bag is made with a 2-color crochet spiral technique. Crochet spirals are a lot of fun to make. Two colors chase each other around in a circle as you switch back and forth between the colors. If you’ve never worked a crochet spiral before, check out this post for specific instructions: “How to Crochet a Spiral”. The post includes a list of patterns incorporating crochet spirals, if you’re hooked and want to do more.

Tapestry Crochet or Color Changing Crochet

The bag sides feature fun jack-o-lantern faces made by changing colors in a technique called tapestry crochet. Changing colors within a row can be tricky. If this technique is new to you, find step-by-step instructions here: “The Secret to Changing Colors in Tapestry Crochet”.

I can’t wait to use these bags to share treats today! Where will you use your Grinning Jack Trick-or-Treat Bags?

-Sara Dudek
Associate editor, Interweave Crochet


Pattern Details

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 4.5″ diameter and about 6.5″ tall (with bottom flattened).

Yarn Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK (distributed by loveknitting.com) (100% cotton): #402 pure black, #429 lime green, #420 blood orange, #443 tea rose, 1 ball each per bag.

Hook Size D/3 (3.25 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Yarn needle; locking st markers.

Gauge 25 sts and 20 rows = 4″ in tapestry sc blo with 2 colors carried.

Note Bags can be worked with either 1 or 2 faces. Charts are for 2 faces. To work 1 face, work 2nd half of chart as solid color or stripes.


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