Let Me Be Frank Treat Bag

Simple enough for a first-time crocheter, this spooky bag is the perfect complement to a Dr. Frankenstein costume. Keep your favorite treats safe and sound by using the zippered opening in the forehead of this monster bag.

Skill Level: Beginner

Size: 9.25″ x 10.5″ (not including handle and bolts)

Gauge: 15 hdc and 12 rows = 4″ [10 cm]

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Red Heart Yarns Soft (100% Acrylic; 256 yards [234 meters]/141 grams) E728_4420 Guacamole (1 skein)

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm)

Notions: Felt in black, white, grey (1 sheet each), tapestry needle, sewing needle, thread in black, white, grey, one 7″ black zipper, plastic canvas (5″ x 2.5″)

Pattern Notes

The bag is constructed with two rectangles sewn together.

The opening for the bag is the zipper at the forehead.

Pattern

Front Panel

Ch 36.

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (35 sts)

Rows 2-22: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.

Row 23: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each of the first 4 sts, ch 27, sk next 27 sts, hdc in each of the last 4 sts.

Row 24: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st and ch across.

Rows 25-32: Rep Row 2.

Fasten off.

Back Panel

Ch 36.

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (35 sts)

Rows 2-32: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.

Fasten off.

Handle

Ch 66.

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (65 sts)

Row 2: Turn. sl st in each st across.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Assembly

Cut felt pieces as pictured or as desired: use Black felt for (1) hair and (2) pupils; use White for (2) eyes; use Grey for (4) bolts.

Cut plastic canvas 0.5″ smaller than bolts and sew a plastic canvas piece between 2 felt pieces (twice).

Sew felt pieces to Front Panel and embroider as pictured or as desired.

The bolts should be sewn to back of Front Panel so that they are sandwiched between the Front and Back Panels when the bag is sewn together.

Sew zipper to back side of Front Panel with zipper pull facing the front of the bag.

Place Front Panel on top of Back Panel with Handle sandwiched between the two layers on the outside stitches. Whip stitch panels together sewing over the handles and bolts securing them to the Bag as you go.

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