This cute candy corn goody bag is a great way to present special treats for Halloween, sort of like the fall version of a Christmas stocking.
Knit in two pieces and seamed up the sides, it's a quick knit that doesn't use a lot of yarn (and could, of course, be knit in other colors for other occasions).
If you don't want to use the project as a gift bag, try stuffing it with fiberfill and seaming up the top as well for a cute decoration you can use in your house throughout the fall season.
- about 32 yards total of medium weight yellow, orange and white yarn -- approximately 15 yards each of yellow and orange and a scrap of white (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
- size 7 US knitting needles
- scissors and yarn needle
- crochet hook (optional)
16 stitches and 22 rows per 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch 4 stitches and 5.5 rows per inch). Gauge is not critical.
Finished bag is 7.5 inches tall and about 10 inches around at widest part.
- In yellow, cast on 24 stitches. Purl 1 row.
- Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit to the last 3 stitches, slip, slip, knit, knit 1.
- Purl 1 row, knit 1 row, purl 1 row, then repeat the decrease row.
- Repeat the last 4 rows one more time. 18 stitches remain.
- Switch to orange and repeat the 4 rows 5 times. 8 stitches remain.
- Change to white and repeat 4 rows again. Purl 1 row and work decrease row again.
- Purl 1 row, then knit 2 together, ssk on the next row. Purl another row, knit the final two stitches together, cut the yarn and pull the tail through.
- Make a second piece in the same manner.
Stitch the sides of the pieces together using mattress stitch. If desired, single crochet around the top edge with yellow yarn to give the edge more stability.
If you prefer to use the project as a home decor item, stuff with filling and sew the top edge closed. If you want to use it as a bag with a handle, consider taking a length of each color of yarn and braiding them together to use as a strap.