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Felted Halloween Trick or Treat Bag
Lion Brand® Lion® Wool
Pattern Number: 40654 Felting makes this little heirloom treat bag thick and strong! The intarsia design is simple and a great introduction to the technique!

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
7 1/4 inches [19 cm] tall x 19 inches [48 cm] circumference (about 8 inches [20 cm] wide) before felting. Actual size after felting depends on how much the piece felted. Finished dimensions on the bag in the photograph are 5 1/4 inches [14 cm] tall x about 6 inches [15 cm] wide x about 2.5 inches [approximately 6 cm] deep (17 inches [43 cm] circumference)

PUBLISHED IN: By Kids, For Kids


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

820-133 Lion Wool Yarn: Pumpkin

Autumn burnt orange


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Note: (A)

820-153 Lion Wool Yarn: Ebony Intense, true black
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Note: (B)

820-123 Lion Wool Yarn: Sage

Gentle, dusty green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 2.99
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49

Additional Materials
1 yd [1 m] 3/8 in [1 cm] orange satin ribbon 1 yd [1 m] 1/8 in [3 mm] black satin ribbon Halloween trimmings (small bells, beads or other findings)
GAUGE:
20 sts + 24 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in stockinette stitch 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
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
Finished Bag size depends on how much the piece is felted.

Keep in mind that you can always felt more, but once felting is done, it is not reversible.



Pattern uses a very small quantity (about 24 inches [61 cm]) of the sage


INSTRUCTIONS



BAG


With A, cast on 92 stitches
Rows 1-2, knit
Rows 3-4, change to B, knit
Rows 5-6, Change to A, knit
Row 7 * change to B,
Row 8 purl
Row 9 knit
Row 10 purl
Row 11 k 18, place marker.

k 28 (first row of chart), place marker, knit to end of row.

Work chart, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows left to right and knitting or purling to end of row.
Row 48 bind off to marker (46 sts), k to end of row.

(This creates a knitted row where the bottom of the bag folds to make the bottom and makes folding easier.)
Row 49 bind off 18 sts, k 28.
Row 50 *purl
Row 51 knit
Repeat from * until there are a total of 68 rows; bind off


FINISHING

Assemble per diagram.


FELTING

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 lie flat to shape.More about felting

When dry, embroider the eyes, nose and mouth on the pumpkin as shown:




Cut ribbon in half and tie a bow in the middle.

Sew ribbon and bells, beads or other findings to the front of bag as shown (be sure to sew through the middle of the bow so it cannot come undone!)

Note: If this is for a child under the age of 3, do NOT use any trim that can be detached and swallowed.

Sew the ends of the ribbon to the back to create a handle.

Repeat for second handle.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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