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Frankenstein Treat Bag

I saw Lion Brand yarn’s treat bag and decided to make a variation of my own. I decided to make several changes to the original pattern. 1) It had to be much larger. Who wants to go trick-or-treating with a small bag? 2) He needed wispy hair. 3) He needed a nose. 4) I thought ears might add some interest.  5) Eyebrows were a definite must. I tried some teeth but didn’t like them.

Several nieces and nephews saw this as I was making it. Several of them wanted it! Unfortunately, there isn’t time to make them all a bag and their Christmas presents. However, this does make me want to try to make Dracula, Mummy, and pumpkin treat bags!

The bag itself is about 9 inches (21 cm) tall. With the handle it is 13 inches (32.5 cm). The hair is uniform since I didn’t have a pattern and I was in a hurry to finish this project! The ears are from Kitty-bob on Ravelry. My husband thought it would be funny if one of the ears was “sewn” on crooked. I humored him on that.

The nose is one larger circle with two smaller circles attached. They are pretty much just the top part of the neck bolts redone.

It looks like the hair is wispy all around, but it’s straight in the back.

Most of this project is half double crocheted.

The eyebrows are double crocheted. The nose and bolts are single.

The tea leaf green yarn is Red Heart crocheted with a size E hook. The plum perfect purple is Caron Simply Soft yarn, which is thinner so I crocheted with a size H hook.