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Boo Halloween Treat Bag

Boo Halloween Treat Bag.

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Halloween Favors:

This Halloween treat bag would be a cute way to hold party favors for a Halloween party or to give special treats to your kids on the scary day. It's quick and easy to knit with just a bit of yarn, and the Boo letters are worked in glow in the dark yarn for extra fun.

Materials:

  • about 45 yards of black, medium weight acrylic or cotton yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver) and about6 yards of Bernat Glow in the Dark yarn in white (you could also use a plain white yarn if you can't find the Glow in the Dark yarn)
  • one pair size 7 US knitting needles
  • Boo knitting chart
  • scissors and yarn needle

Gauge:

16 stitches and 22 rows per 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch (4 stitches and 5.5 rows per inch). Gauge is not critical.

Size:

Finished bag is 7 inches tall and 4 inches wide.

Instructions:

  1. Cast on 17 stitches.
  2. Work in Seed Stitch 4 rows.
  3. Purl 1 row, then begin working Boo chart in Stockinette Stitch, working the letters in the Glow in the Dark yarn and the rest in black and from the top to the bottom of the chart.
  4. Once chart is completed, work in Stockinette in black for 1 inch, then in Seed Stitch for 1 inch and in Stockinette for another inch.
  5. Work chart again, this time from the bottom up. Work one row plain in Stockinette after chart is complete.
  6. Work 4 rows in Seed Stitch.
  7. Bind off and cut yarn.

Gussets and Finishing:

To make the gussets, cast on 5 stitches. Work in Seed Stitch 4 rows and in Stockinette Stitch until piece measures 7 inches (or height of your bag from cast on edge to the beginning of the Seed Stitch at the bottom of the bag).

Bind off. Make two. Sew the sides to the body of the bag using a straight stitch (or mattress stitch, if you prefer, though it is somewhat difficult to do on black fabric). Weave in ends.

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