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Free Crochet Pattern: Skull Candy Bag

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Pattern #: 80751AD
Rating: *****4.9 (based on 8 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
12 in. tall x 23 in. circumference (30.5 x 58.5 cm), after felting
15 in. tall x 31 in. circumference (38 x 78.5 cm), before felting


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The perfect bag to take Trick-or-Treating and store Halloween candy in!
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*Lion Wool (Article #820). 100% wool; package size: 3.00oz/85.00 gr. (158yds/144m) pull skeins

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Skull Candy Bag

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10 sc + 11 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm), before felting When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


1. Bag is worked with 2 strands of yarn held together throughout.
2. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over; yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. For short distances, carry color not in use underneath stitches. For longer distances, fasten off old color.
3. Bag is worked in continuous rounds; do not join and do not turn at the end of rounds.
4. The chart design may pull to one side as rounds are worked. Shift chart design one stitch over, if desired, to compensate.

With 2 strands of A held together, ch 4; join with slst in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Work 7 sc in ring. Place marker for beginning of rnd; move marker up as work progresses.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 14 sc.
Rnd 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 7 times – 21 sc.
Rnd 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 7 times – 28 sc.
Rnd 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 7 times – 35 sc.
Rnd 6: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 7 times – 42 sc.
Rnd 7: [Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 7 times – 49 sc.
Rnd 8: [Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 7 times – 56 sc.
Rnd 9: [Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 7 times – 63 sc.
Rnd 10: [Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 7 times – 70 sc.
Rnd 11: [Sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in last 2 sc – 78 sc.
Rnds 12–43: Following Skull Chart, sc in each sc around, changing colors as shown in chart; rep chart 3 times to complete one rnd.
Rnds 44 and 45: With A, sc in each sc around.
Rnd 46: [Sc in each of next 9 sc, sc2tog] 7 times, sc in last sc—71 sc.
Rnd 47: Sl st in each sc around.
Fasten off.

With 2 strands of A held together, ch 8.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across—7 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Rep Row 2 until Handle measures about 22 in. (56 cm). Fasten off.

Weave in ends.
Wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate. To felt additionally, dry by machine on a regular setting until almost dry. Remove from dryer and pull into shape.

Sew ends of Handle to top of Bag.

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ch(s) = chain(s) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.9 (based on 8 reviews)
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Skull Candy Bag (er, Potholder) Reviewed by Kate Styrsky on 2012-10-02 *****
There's just something about doing crocheted colorwork in a SKULL pattern that's SO MUCH FUN. I have no trickortreaters around,so used the pattern with cotton yarns to make potholders. This skully image is stylishly simple and turns out very nicely (I know because I got so enthusiastic about it that I cranked out four of 'em.)
(To make potholder, I made a plain square for the back and crocheted the two together, with or without picots.)

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