26 days to Halloween and I've finished my first project! I decided to make this Trick or Treat bag for Brynne that will hopefully last for a couple of years. I used a pattern from the October 2005 issue of Crochet World, but modified the facial features and added the lining. Here is the outside:
and here is a view of the inside fabric lining:
The jack-o-lantern buttons were in a Halloween set that I picked up at JoAnn's, and the candy corn lining fabric is from a series of reproduction 30s fabric from Judie Rothermel called "Halloween".
The crochet pattern was simple to follow; all of the orange was worked with 2 strands, and the green is worked with 3 strands (2 of worsted weight and 1 of the novelty yarn). My only complaint is that most of the bag is crocheted with an L hook, and I could only find a plastic L hook. Those plastic hooks, although they come in fun colors, have a seam along the side from the mold. That seam almost gave me a blister as it rubbed back and forth across my hand while I was crocheting. I haven't used a fuzzy novelty yarn before, but it worked out fine.