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Halloween Witch Trick or Treat Bag Crochet Pattern

The Halloween Witch Trick or Treat Bag crochet pattern is a quick and easy pattern to work up and is part of a full set of Halloween Candy Bags. You will need to know how to crochet holding two strands of yarn as well as creating single crochet decreases. The rest is just the basic stitches! Your child can use their Halloween Witch Trick or Treat Bag as a saddle bag to carry all of their yummy candy! Your kids are going to be crazy excited to show of their trick or treat bag this Halloween!

I’m excited to announce that I’ve created yet another design to add to the drawstring backpack collection! I really loved making these last year. So far we have the Pumpkin Bag (actually more like a Jack-O-Lantern), Jack Skellington, a 3-Eyed Purple Monster, and we can’t forget Frankenstein!

I can’t tell you which one I love most because I’m obsessed with each of them! I’ve also just created a full video tutorial explaining how to make all four crochet Halloween Candy Bags

Halloween Witch Trick or Treat Bag Crochet Pattern

My Inspiration

A few weeks ago I took to Instagram and asked you for ideas on a girly-er version of these trick or treat bags. I ended up receiving an overwhelming response of ideas! I didn’t expect it, but loved hearing all of the excitement. Some of the ideas were a black cat, unicorn, zombie princess, Unikitty, and tons more. I wish I could create them all, especially the zombie princess!

I started off designing a princess bag because I thought that was a typical girly thing to do. However, about half way through I just wasn’t feeling it at all. I didn’t like the colors or the yarn and it wasn’t following the Halloween theme I’ve had going on. Sooo I frogged it and went back through the list of ideas.

That’s when I saw the idea for a Witch and thought it was the perfect suggestion. A girl who is also one of the most famous Halloween icons? How did I not think of it before?! Plus, I knew I could be a little more creative with her and boy, was I!

All of the girls are going to love her and her bright orange locks! Are you ready to get started?

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Pattern:

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Materials:

Abbreviations used:

*All Sigoni Macaroni patterns are written in standard US terms *

Special Stitches:

  • Sc2tog – Single crochet decrease: Insert hook into next st, yarn over, pull up loop (2 loops on hook). Insert hook into next st, yarn over, pull up loop (3 loops on hook. Yarn over, pull through all three loops.

Notes:

  • The body, brim, and backpack strap will be made holding two strands of yarn. Every other piece is made using one strand.
  • The ch 2 at the beginning of each round does not count as a st.
  • The number in parentheses at the end of each row tells you how many stitches you should have by the end of the row.
  • For the nose you will be working continuously in the round. Use your stitch marker to mark the last stitch of each row.
  • For the backpack strap, these are the measurements I chose for my kids. However, your strap may need to be longer or shorter depending on your child.
    • 17 1/2 inches (45cm) for my 2 year old
    • 19 1/2 inches (50cm) for my 7 year old
  • This pattern has a full video tutorial. If you’re having trouble with any part, watch the video here

Time Crunch

Depending on how much time you have to dedicate to your Halloween Witch Trick or Treat Backpack, you could get it done in a day! I would say in total it could take about 4 to 5 hours.

Halloween Witch Trick or Treat Bag Crochet Pattern

Body of Bag:

Holding two strands of yarn and a 5.5mm hook, create a magic circle and ch 2.

Round 1: 10 dc in circle. Pull circle tight. Sl st to first dc. (10)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st and each st around. Sl st to join. (20)

Round 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in the next. [2 dc into next st, 1 dc into next]. Rep [ ] to last st. Sl st to join. (30)

Round 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in the first st, 1 dc into the next 2 st. [2 dc into next st, 1 dc into next 2 st]. Rep [ ] to last st. Sl st to join. (40)

Round 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in the first st, 1 dc into next 3 st. [2 dc into next st, 1 dc into next 3 st]. Rep [ ] to last st. Sl st to join. (50)

Round 6: Ch 2, 2 dc in the first st, 1 dc into next 4 st. [2 dc into next st, 1 dc into next 4 st]. Rep [ ] to last st. Sl st to join. (60)

Rounds 7-15: Ch 2, dc in first st and in each st around. Sl st to join. (60)

Attach black yarn

Rounds 16-17: Ch 2, dc in first st and in each st around. Sl st to join. (60)

Attach orange yarn

Round 18: Ch 2, dc in first st and in each st around. Sl st to join. (60)

Attach black yarn

Rounds 19-21: Ch 2, dc in first st and in each st around. Sl st to join. (60)

Tie off and weave in ends.

Hat Brim:

We will be working on the fifth row down from the top.

Attach your yarn to one of the dc posts in the back of your work like you’re creating a fpdc

Round 1: Ch 2, fpdc around each st in this round. Sl st to first st.

Rounds 2-3: Ch 2, dc in first st and each st around. Sl st to join.

Round 4: Ch 2, 2dc first st, 3dc next st, [2dc next st, 3dc next st] Rep [ ] around. Sl st to join.

Tie off and weave in ends

**Note: It helps to fold the top into the bag so that you don’t have to work around it.
Halloween Witch Trick or Treat Bag Crochet Pattern

Drawstring:

With 5.5mm hook,

Row 1: Ch 100, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each st down row.

Tie off and weave in ends.

Identify the back center of your bag. Weave through the top row of your bag every 2 to 4 stitches until you reach all the way around. You will have both drawstrings facing outward for easy tying! I left two st in between.

Backpack Strap (optional)

With two strands of yarn (I used Black) and 5.5mm hook, start with long starting chain and create slip knot.

Ch 7

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch down.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Hdc each st across (5)

Rep row 2 until you reach the desired length

Tie off leaving a long tail for sewing.

This strap will be sewn on later, diagonally, so measure it that way when you’re deciding on the length.

I’ve listed the length I chose for both of my kids in the “notes” section above for reference.

Hair Ringlets (make 4)

With 5mm hook,

Row 1: Ch 37, 3 hdc in third ch from hook and each ch down row

Tie off leaving long tail for sewing

Halloween Witch Trick or Treat Bag Crochet Pattern

Eyes (make 2)

With 5mm hook,

Round 1: Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next two ch. 3 sc in last ch. (Turn to work on opposite side of foundation row) 1 sc next 2 st, 2 sc next st. (10)

Round 2: 2 sc next st, sc next 2 st, 2 sc next 3 st, sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next 2 st. Sl st to first st. (16)

Tie off leaving long tail for sewing.

Nose

With 5mm hook,

Round 1: Ch 8, sl st to first st. (8)

Round 2: Sc in each st around (8)

Round 3: Sc next 3, 2sc next 2, sc next 3 (10)

Round 4: Sc next 3, 2sc next 4, sc next 3 (14)

Round 5: Sc next 3, sc2tog 4 times, Sc next 3 (10)

Round 6: Sc next 3, sc2tog 2 times, Sc next 3 (8)

Round 7: Sc next 3, sc2tog, Sc next 3 (7)

Rounds 8-9: Sc each st around (7)

Round 10: Sc next st, sc2tog 3 times (4)

Tie off leaving long tail for sewing

Stuff nose with polyfil or yarn scraps

Assembly

Attach 2 hair ringlets on each side directly under the brim of the hat.

Sew your eyes on the 3rd row down from the bottom black row of dc. Place the eyes with about 8 dc in between. Don’t forget to add your eyelashes!

Use your tapestry needle to embroider the mouth of your witch. She can have a squigly mouth like mine or any kind that you’d like! I used this method for embroidering my mouth.

Attach your nose in the center of your eyes, but one row down.

Halloween Witch Trick or Treat Bag Crochet Pattern

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2 Comments

  1. Made this cute witch bag into a candy bowl. After crocheting her, I stiffened the entire project using glue/water mixture and placed an inexpensive plastic bowl inside for added strength.

    1. That’s a great idea! I thought about turning them into candy bags too. If you have social media, I would love to see pictures!

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