Crochet Pattern: Halloween Candy Corn Goody Bag

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A Guest Post by Carol Cox.

I made these bags for my grandchild’s kindergarten class, filled with a little candy and a small toy or two. They make quick, cute favors. I also enjoy making and using plarn, after I found out about it on the internet. So uniting one of my favorite holidays with a favorite craft resulted in these small bags. Hope you enjoy making them as I did.

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: approximately 3” in diameter and 4” high

Standard sized plastic bags from supermarket (4 orange, 3 yellow, and 2 white bags)
Crochet Hook K (6.5 mm)

Gauge: The gauge will vary based on the plarn. Heavier bags make thicker plarn.

Preparing Plarn:
First, you make your plarn from the plastic bags, making each color into its own little ball.
NOTE: if not using plarn, a medium weight yarn in the appropriate colors should work.
To make plarn: smooth out your plastic bags and fold into quarters length-wise, cut into 1” strips, snipping off handles and bottom edge. Loop together to fashion a plastic yarn – hence the name plarn. For complete instructions on making plarn, please see the tutorial How to Make Plarn (Plastic Yarn).

Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

Crochet Pattern: Bag
Round 1: with orange, ch 5, sl st in first ch made forming a circle: 5 ch
Round 2: ch 1, sc in next ch, (ch 1, sc in next ch) around, sl st in first ch: 10 sts
Round 3: ch 1, (sc in next st, ch 1) around, sl st in first ch: 20 sts
Round 4 – 6: ch 3, dc in each st around, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 20 dc
Round 7: change to yellow, ch 3, dc in each dc around, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 20 dc
Round 8: ch 3, dc in each dc around, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 20 dc
Round 9: change to white, ch 3, dc in each dc around, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 20 dc
Round 10: ch 1, sc in each dc around, sl st in first ch: 20 sc
Do not finish off, continue with handle.

Chain 25 to 35 stitches to form handle, then slip stitch on opposite side of bag. Finish off.

Fill with candies and give as favors!

Carol is 58 years old, a retired English teacher. She is married, has 3 kids, 2 grandkids and 2 spoiled cats. Carol grew up in Maracaibo, Venezuela where she still lives and loves to knit, crochet, sew, quilt and collect recipes and nativity scenes. Her current project is writing her own cookbook.

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  1. Cami says:

    Carol, I love your pattern! It’s really cute for Halloween, and the process of making it sounds fun! 🙂

    • carol says:

      it WAS fun. the Plarn took some time to make, but i could crochet up 2 or 3 in an evening while watching the news. they are simple little bags and easy to make.

  2. Kim Lunsford says:

    This is cute but I never see orange or yellow bags around here. I only have white and gray.

    • carol says:

      i guess i am just lucky that the markets here all use colored bags…and i mean ALL colors. but if you can’t find colored plastic bags, scraps of medium weight yarn should do fine… it is hard for me to find yarn here in Venezuela, it is a tropical country so we don’t knit. plastic bags we do have a lot of.. hope you try it with yarn.

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