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Black Cat Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bag Pattern
- Yarn: Bernat Maker Home Dec. 72% Cotton/ 28% Nylon. 8.8 oz / 250 g; 317 yds/ 290 m.  Bulky. Color: Black
Bernat Maker Fashion. 72% Cotton/ 28% Nylon. 3.5 oz / 100 g; 126 yds / 115 m.  Bulky. Color: Green and Grey
- Hook: 7 mm (L) Lemon Candy Shop Crochet Hook. I used this hook.
- Finished Project Yardage: 203 g / 256 yds
- Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker
11 inches by 11 inches
2.3 stitches and 2.2 rows = 1 inch
You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size of your project will also be different.
US Terminology used
beg – beginning
BL – back loop (this is the loop farthest from you when you are looking at the top two loops of the stitch)
ch – chain
ch1sp – chain 1 space
dc – double crochet
esc – extended single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
R – row or round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
 – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
() – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space
esc – extended single crochet stitch
Insert your hook into the specified stitch or space, yarn over and pull up 1 loop (2 loops on the hook). Yarn over and pull through one loop (2 loops on the hook). Yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops.
Helpful Video Tutorials
- Use a stitch marker to mark your place. Do not slip stitch to join or chain additional stitches unless the instructions indicate to do so.
Black Cat Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bag Pattern Instructions
The bag is worked in continuous rounds (grab your stitch marker!) in black.
R1: Ch 25, sk 1 ch, 1 esc in each of the next 23 chs, 3 esc in the last ch. Rotate your work to crochet across the bottom edge of the chain. 1 esc in each of the next 22 chs, 2 esc in the last ch. [50 esc]
Round 2-23: 1 esc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [50 esc]
The strap is worked in continuous rounds (grab your stitch marker!) in black.
R1: Ch 50, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each of the next 48 chs, 3 sc in the last ch. Rotate your work to crochet across the bottom edge of the chain. 1 sc in each of the next 47 chs, 2 sc in the last ch. [100 sc]
R2: (Sl st, ch 1) in the first st. 1 sl st in each of the next 47 sts. (Sl st, ch 1) in each of the next 3 sts. 1 sl st in each of the next 47 sts. (Sl st, ch 1) in each of the next 2 sts. [6 ch1sp, 100 sl st]
The ears are worked back-and-forth in rows. The ears are crocheted in black.
Make 2 OR make 4 if you want thicker ears.
I made 4 of these triangles for the ears for the sample bag. I put 2 triangles together and slip stitched around the outside edges to form each ear. I wanted the ears to stand-out and to stay straight up on the bag. You can use 1 triangle on each side instead. It will work but the ears may fold over a bit over time.
R1: Ch 2, work 3 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook. Ch 1, turn. [3 sc]
R2: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [3 sc]
R3: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [5 sc]
R4: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [5 sc]
R5: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [7 sc]
R6: 1 sc in each st across, finish off and weave in ends OR if you are only working one triangle for each ear, ch-1 at the corner and then rotate your work to begin slip stitching around the outside of the ear.
Slip stitch around the outside of the ears, working under one loop of each edge stitch around. Ch 1 at the corner before rotating and working down the other side edge. Once you have gone all the way around the ear, sl st to the first sl st to join and finish off. Weave in any remaining ends.
I have created a video to show you how I do this working with the 2 layers (2 ears) and the process is the same for slip stitching around one triangle (except there is only one layer instead of two).
The eyes are worked in continuous rounds (grab your stitch marker). The eyes are crocheted in green. Yellow would also work well.
R1: Make 8 sc in a DMR. [8 sc]
R2: 2 sc in each st around. [16 sc]
R3: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to *8 around. [24 sc]
R4: 1 sl st in the BL of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join, leaving a long tail for assembly. [24 sl st]
The pupils are worked in a round. The pupils are crocheted in black.
R1: Make 8 sc in a DMR. [8 sc]
R2: *(1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc) in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times. Finish off with an invisible join, leaving a long tail for assembly. [12 sc, 8 hdc, 4 dc]
I thought it would be easiest to show you this as a diagram. This is how I placed my pieces. I hand sewed them with the yarn tails and same color yarns as the pieces. The strap was sewn on the side edge esc stitch. It overlapped slightly on both sides to the front and back esc stitches. The strap was sewn inside the bag using a whipstitch. 1-inch of the strap was sewn into the bag on each edge.
The nose is hand sewn using a yarn needle and a contrasting color of Bernat Maker Home Dec Yarn. The nose for the sample project was crocheted in gray.
If you would like to add whiskers for your cat, here is a diagram with placement suggestions. I would hand sew them in the same color as the nose, or the eyes! When you do sew them on be sure you don’t pull too tightly on the back side because it will pucker the fabric of the bag.
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