Candy Corn Inspired Bag (pattern)
October 06, 2007
*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
Do you sell this bag? my daughter is going to be a candy corn for halloween.
Posted by: taryn reed | September 18, 2009 at 11:18 AM
I saw this and knew I had to make one for my daughter and my niece this year!
Posted by: Amy | July 16, 2009 at 09:08 PM
This is to cute:)hugs Darcy
Posted by: Darcy | September 29, 2008 at 07:08 PM
So cute I am making one! Question... Maybe I missed it, but is this pattern done with 2 strands of yarn held together?
Thank you for converting this pattern to knit.
Posted by: Kristi M. | September 24, 2008 at 04:18 PM
How did I miss this? I *love* it!
Posted by: springyknitting | September 12, 2008 at 08:10 PM
that is super cute
Posted by: Lauren | October 27, 2007 at 08:20 AM
I made one! It's a cute pattern. Thanks for improving on the LB pattern. And you were right, it was a quick knit.
Posted by: Julia | October 26, 2007 at 09:06 AM
I love this. I hope it's okay that I linked it for inspiration on my purse blog
Posted by: Barb | October 23, 2007 at 09:29 PM
Thanks for the translations! I've knitted the version that's in the round with Cascade 128 (though I think your colors are prettier). I'll post a photo when it's felted.
I'm wondering if there's an error in that version of the pattern. Around the marker in the middle of the round, shouldn't it be "knit until 3 stitches before the marker, k2tog, k1, pass marker, k1, k2tog"? That way there's two knit stitches between the two decreases, which is the way that it is around the marker at the beginning/end of the round? This way it will be symmetrical. Let me know if this doesn't make sense, and I'll try to explain myself better.
Posted by: jlmoore98 | October 16, 2007 at 12:50 PM
Toooooo cute! The bag is adorable also! :O) Love the little princess outfit.
Posted by: sara | October 14, 2007 at 03:37 AM
Cute bag. Even cuter T-or-T'er. Can I have her? No? Just thought I'd ask...
Posted by: MonkeyGurrl | October 11, 2007 at 04:46 PM
I, too, saw this and was bummed that it was crochet so THANK YOU for taking the time to create and share the knitted version!!
Posted by: Annie | October 09, 2007 at 09:00 AM
THANK YOU!! My DD (23) will love this!
Posted by: Sue H | October 08, 2007 at 12:13 PM
Posted by: Christie | October 08, 2007 at 11:45 AM
Thanks for converting such a great pattern! I saw it the other day too, but thought "na" on the crochet. Your little one is so cute!!
Posted by: Monica | October 08, 2007 at 10:26 AM
HI Isela, That bag is too cute, I seen it before in my blog hopping and seen it wasnt for the loom so I was bummed, Thank you for converting it, I cant wait to try it...Your Daugther is Beautiful!!
Posted by: Victoria | October 08, 2007 at 07:44 AM
what a cute idea! when I was a kid, we just used old pillowcases...
Posted by: Carol | October 07, 2007 at 09:18 PM
The candy corn bag is cute.... but your little fairy godmother is too cute for words. You must be so proud!
Posted by: Becky | October 07, 2007 at 08:46 PM
How Cute! Thanks so much for converting it for us! I am off tomorrow to buy the yarn!
Posted by: Christine Steendahl | October 07, 2007 at 01:37 PM
Just gorgeous Isela as usual! Your daughter is so pretty beautiful dress also.
Posted by: Vivian | October 07, 2007 at 12:28 PM
Beautiful work Isela! Your daughter is absolutely beautiful in her dress with her new bag!
Posted by: Vivian | October 07, 2007 at 12:23 PM
Oh that's SUPER cute!
Posted by: scout | October 07, 2007 at 10:32 AM
Oh that is just too darn cute!
Posted by: Kansas A | October 07, 2007 at 09:25 AM
Hi Isela! That candy corn bag is adorable! And what a pretty trick or treater! I was looking at a similiar but much smaller crochet treat bag in either the Mary Maxim catalogue or the Annie's Attic one. Maybe both. They had a ghostie and a frankenstein too : ) By the way, I'll swap ya crochet lessons for knitting ones (wink, wink)...
Posted by: Jenny | October 06, 2007 at 10:14 PM
That is too cute!
Posted by: Zonda | October 06, 2007 at 10:12 PM
Trick or Treat
Smell my Feet
Give me something Good to eat
If you don't, I don't care
I'll pull down your underwear
If you gonna go T & T'ing you got to go with that bag!
Posted by: Tina-Ladydove | October 06, 2007 at 07:21 PM
Candy Corn is my favorite for this season...well, next to chocolate! How perfect this little bag is...All you need now is a Spencer the Spider to go with it! ;)
Posted by: Bethany | October 06, 2007 at 06:08 PM
So completely cute, love it!
Posted by: Heather | October 06, 2007 at 05:50 PM
You bag looks better than the one one the Net. Could be because of your adorable model or the fact that you're a skilled Knittress. Could be both!
Posted by: Liz | October 06, 2007 at 05:49 PM
I don't think so Beth as that is whom I am making mine for and use as a purse over the holiday!
Posted by: Keggy | October 06, 2007 at 05:37 PM
The bag and your daughter are both too cute! But, what's wrong with crochet? : )
Posted by: Laura | October 06, 2007 at 04:57 PM
That's adorable! Too bad I don't have any little trick-or-treaters here. Would it be too silly to knit it for myself? ;)
Posted by: Beth | October 06, 2007 at 04:35 PM
Lovely! Princess is so pretty, and you can tell that she she loves her bag.
Posted by: Jeannie | October 06, 2007 at 03:52 PM
Very cute! What a great idea for a Trick or Treat bag!
Posted by: mouse | October 06, 2007 at 03:48 PM