*Updated Patterns: See ** below.
Thursday afternoon while blog hopping I found the cutest little halloween bag: The Felted Candy Corn Bag. It was love at first sight. I ran downstairs and to my luck I had exactly the colors needed for the pattern. Then, I sat down and was ready to begin knitting when I read the instructions a little closer...it was crochet :(. My heart fell as my crocheting abilities are almost nonexistent.
Not being one to give up too easily, I grabbed by trusty quadrille notebook, pencil, calculator and sat down to do some little math. A swatch and a couple of hours later and I had it figured out.
I made one and my littlest munchkin is already running around the house screaming "trick or treat! Give me candy or smell my feet". One bag down and one more to go...first got to locate more of the yellow and orange yarn.
The pictures below show the bag pre-felted and then felted. The bag was sturdy enough without being felted but it was a little too big for my little one so I threw it in the wash to felt.
The bag measures: 11"wide X 10" tall (felted): plenty of space to pack a bunch of candy.
The sample bag was done as flat panels; if you are knitting it with needles, you can knit it in the round and eliminate the seaming.
Pattern anyone? Below are three options: loom knitted, needle knit as flat panels, needle knit in the round.
**Pattern is knit completely in garter stitch.
Needle Knit *updated