Knitted Halloween Treat Bags {Candy Corn Colors}


In this post, you will see knitted Halloween treat bags to make in two sizes.

This is a great project for anyone who is new to knitting as they are knit back and forth on straight needles, then seamed.

Scroll down to the end of this post and grab your free PDF.

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Candy Corn Colors For Fall

Make your Halloween treat bags (gift bags) in any color of your choice.

I chose candy corn colors as I had leftovers from making these cable knit pumpkins and this Candy Corn Hat Knitting Pattern (Free + Easy).

The knitted bags are great for gift giving, placing Halloween treats like a small bag of candy inside or a chocolate bar treat.

Better than paper bags, for those tricks and treaters, kids can use them again and again.

Related Post: Cable Knit Pumpkin Pattern

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What Should I Put In A Halloween Goodie Bag?

Creating a Halloween goodie bag can be a lot of fun!

Here are some ideas for what you can put in a Halloween goodie bag:

  1. Candy: This is a staple for Halloween. Include a variety of popular candies, chocolates, gummies, and other sweet treats.
  2. Miniature Toys: Consider including small toys like Halloween-themed erasers, stickers, bouncy balls, mini-figures, or temporary tattoos.
  3. Stationery: Fun pencils, pens, notepads, and other stationery items with Halloween designs can be great additions.
  4. Glow-in-the-Dark Items: Glow sticks, glow-in-the-dark stickers, or even glow-in-the-dark vampire teeth can add an extra spooky element.
  5. Mini Books: Age-appropriate mini Halloween storybooks or coloring books can be a hit, especially for younger children.
  6. Snacks: Aside from candy, you can include individual snack packs like popcorn, pretzels, or crackers with Halloween-themed packaging.
  7. Finger Puppets: Small finger puppets in the shape of Halloween characters can be entertaining and cute.
  8. Costume Accessories: Include small costume accessories like fake mustaches, witch hats, pirate eye patches, or vampire teeth.
  9. Mini Playdough: Mini tubs of playdough in Halloween colors can be a creative and non-edible addition.
  10. Healthy Treats: If you want to offer healthier options, consider mini packs of raisins, fruit snacks, or trail mix.
  11. Craft Kits: Mini craft kits with materials to make simple Halloween-themed crafts can engage kids in creative activities.
  12. Mini Games or Puzzles: Tiny puzzle sets or mini card games with a Halloween twist can be enjoyable and interactive.
  13. Keychains: Halloween-themed keychains or charms can be attached to backpacks or bags.
  14. Temporary Tattoos: Fun Halloween-themed temporary tattoos can be a hit with kids.
  15. Spider Rings or Rubber Bugs: Plastic spider rings or small rubber bugs can add a creepy-crawly element to the bag.

Remember to consider the age group of the recipients when selecting items for the goodie bags.

You can mix and match items from the list above to create a well-rounded and exciting Halloween goodie bag that kids will love.

Additionally, you can tie the bags with orange and black ribbons, or use Halloween-themed gift bags for an extra festive touch.

Halloween gift bags

The Yarn I Used

I made the bags using The Petite Wool in three colors, knit on size 6 mm (US 10) knitting needles.

This yarn is from We Are Knitters and comes in a range of lovely colors.

This yarn is very warm to wear as it is 100% Peruvian wool.

Each ball is 100 GR. Per 140 M, and the yarn weight is bulky/chunky/12 ply.

small knitted candy corn treat bag

Knitted Halloween Treat Bags


The knitted treat bags knits up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

Copyright Info

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Skill Level – Basic

Size Info

Lying flat and not yet seamed…

  • Large = Length – 15 inches / Width – 5 inches
  • Small = Length – 9 inches / Width – 5 inches

Gauge – 14 sts and 20 rows in 4×4 inches/10×10 cm in stocking stitch.

knitted Halloween treat bags

The Supplies You Need…


  • We Are Knitters / The Petite Wool in the following colors:
  • Scraps of Ochre (around 10-15g)
  • Scraps of Cinnamon (around 10-15g)
  • Scraps of Natural (around 10-15g)
  • The yarn weight is bulky/chunky/12 ply.
  • Yarn Weight Guide (+ Conversion Chart)


Pair of 6 mm (US 10) knitting needles.


Other Materials

String or ribbon to tie at the top of the bags (see photos for reference)

small Halloween treat bag

Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations And Terms (US And UK) List

  • CO – Cast on
  • K – Knit
  • P – Purl
  • Rep – Repeat
  • RS – Right side
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • St St – Stocking stitch (RS row – Knit, WS row Purl)
  • WS – Wrong side

Pattern Instructions

  • Yarn A – Natural
  • Yarn B – Cinnamon
  • Yarn C – Ochre

Large Bag

In Yarn A cast on 20 sts.

  • Work in st st for 3 inches.
  • Change to Yarn B (RS row) cont to work in st st for 3 inches.
  • Change to Yarn C (RS row) cont to work in st st for 3 inches.
  • Change to Yarn B (RS row) cont to work in st st for 3 inches.
  • Change to Yarn A (RS row) cont to work in st st for 3 inches.

Cast off, leaving a long length for seaming (around 16 inches).

Small Bag

In Yarn A cast on 20 sts.

  • Work in st st for 1.5 inches.
  • Change to Yarn B (RS row) cont to work in st st for 1.5 inches.
  • Change to Yarn C (RS row) cont to work in st st for 3 inches.
  • Change to Yarn B (RS row) cont to work in st st for 1.5 inches.
  • Change to Yarn A (RS row) cont to work in st st for 1.5 inches.

Cast off, leaving a long length for seaming (around 14 inches).

stocking stitch knitted length

Making Up

The making-up instructions apply to both bags.

  • Weave in any loose ends (weaving up the sides where possible).
  • Fold the bag in half with the right sides facing you and match up the color strips.
  • Seam one side first and then the other using the matres stitch.
  • You can see a mattress stitch tutorial here. – The Mattress Stitch – How To Seam Knitting
  • Secure and weave in any loose ends.
  • Your bag is now ready to use!
  • Place treats inside (still in their wrappers) and tie the top of the bag with a piece of twine or ribbon.
knitted Halloween treat bags

How To Make Halloween Treat Bags?

Making Halloween treat bags is a creative and fun activity.

You can give them to Halloween party guests or to kids who visit…

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you make your own Halloween treat bags that are not knitted:

Materials You’ll Need:

  • Small paper bags or plastic treat bags
  • Halloween-themed stickers, markers, or stamps
  • Ribbon or twine
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Halloween-themed decorations (optional)
  • Assorted treats and goodies

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Select Your Bags: Choose small paper bags or plastic treat bags in Halloween colors or designs. You can find these at craft stores or online.
  2. Decorate the Bags:
    • Use Halloween-themed stickers, markers, or stamps to decorate the bags. Draw pumpkins, ghosts, bats, witches, skulls, jack-o lanterns, black cats, and other spooky symbols. Let your creativity shine!
  3. Add Names or Messages:
    • If you’re making treat bags for a group of people, consider adding names or personalized messages to each bag. This can make the recipients feel special.
  4. Fill the Bags:
    • Fill the bags with a mix of candies, small toys, and treats. You can use some of the ideas mentioned in the previous response.
  5. Seal the Bags:
    • If you’re using plastic treat bags, they might have built-in adhesive strips. If you’re using paper bags, you can fold them over the top and secure them with a piece of Halloween-themed washi tape.
  6. Add Ribbon or Twine:
    • Punch a hole near the top of the bag, about half an inch from the edge. Thread a ribbon or piece of twine through the hole and tie it in a bow. This adds a decorative touch and helps secure the bag.
  7. Optional Decorations:
    • You can glue on small Halloween-themed decorations like plastic spiders, mini skeletons, or glitter to add an extra flair to the bags.
  8. Final Touches:
    • Step back and review your treat bags. Make sure they’re well-sealed and look festive. Adjust any decorations or ribbons as needed.
  9. Make a Batch:
    • Repeat the above steps for as many treat bags as you need. You can make a bunch of identical treat bags or customize each one for individual recipients.
  10. Display or Distribute:
    • Arrange the treat bags in a Halloween-themed basket or container. You can also hang them on a display board or string them up as a garland. If you’re distributing the treat bags, hand them out to friends, family, or trick-or-treaters.

Remember that making treat bags is a great opportunity to express your creativity and spread Halloween joy.

Feel free to customize the process according to your preferences and the materials you have available.

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I’d love to see your work.

Happy Knitting!

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