How to Make the Christmas Candy Treat Bag – Free Crochet Pattern

The Christmas Candy Treat Bag is a great gift for holiday parties. This crochet gift bag holds all sorts of small goodies. It’s a perfect gift card holder, too!

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I absolutely LOVE gift card holders! Gift cards make the best (and let’s be honest, easiest) gifts because the recipient can choose their own gift and you know they will actually like it! 

The Christmas Candy Treat Bag isn’t just great for gift cards, in general it’s perfect for last minute gifting too!

Plus, you can hang it right on the tree!

Christmas Candy Treat Bag free crochet pattern from Blackstone Designs for single crochet stitch crochet gift bag

Here are some other items that fit perfectly inside these bags: 

1. Candy (I was able to fit 10 mint discs. I’m sure more could fit, but it does start to get heavy)

2. Lip Balm

3. Mini Lotion

4. Travel Shampoo & Conditioner

5. Deck of Cards (Cribbage anyone?)

6. Ring Box (Christmas proposals are the sweetest!) 

7. Crochet Hooks (Fits 5-6 Clover Amour hooks!)

8. Gift Cards

9. Event Tickets

10. Cash (because who doesn’t love that?!!)

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Here’s how to make your own Christmas Candy Treat Bag:

Christmas Candy Treat Bag free crochet pattern from Blackstone Designs for single crochet stitch crochet gift bag
Materials

Worsted  Weight Yarn (#4)

  • White – 50 yards
  • Red or Green – 50 yards

H/8/5.00mm Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Hot Glue Gun/Sticks

Optional Materials: 

  • Candy Cane Buttons
Gauge

Not important for this project

Size

4.5” wide from trim to trim

4.25” tall from top to bottom of trim

3.5” x 3.5”  panels, no trim

Stitch Guide

arnd = around

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

sk = skip

sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)

st(s) = stitch(es)

trc = treble crochet

Skill Level

Easy

Written in U.S. Terms

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Christmas Candy Treat Bag free crochet pattern from Blackstone Designs for single crochet stitch crochet gift bag, crochet candy, peppermint candy crochet pattern
Notes
  • Beginning chains do not count as stitches on panels.
  • Where asterisks appear, repeat the instructions between them.
  • Candy applique is worked in the round with no joins or chains. 
  • When working candy applique, the last stitch with white will be finished by pulling through the colored strand and the last colored stitch will be worked by pulling through the white strand. Please see photo below for better explanation.  
Christmas Candy Treat Bag free crochet pattern from Blackstone Designs for single crochet stitch crochet gift bag

Instructions

PANEL (Make 2)

With White,

R1. Ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (12)

R2. Ch 1, sc across, turn (12)

R3-14. Repeat row 2

With Red or Green,

Hold Panels together, attach yarn to top left corner, working through both layers:

R15. Ch 1, sc in same space as join, sc in end of each row down the side, each st across the bottom, and end of each row up the other side (working through both layers to join the panels together), turn (40)

R16With Red or Green, Ch 3; With White, attach to 2nd st and ch 3:: *Bring colored ch-3 behind white ch-3 and sl st to next unworked st, ch 3; bring white ch-3 behind colored ch-3 and sl st to next unworked st* repeat arnd edge. Fasten. <SEE PHOTO>

Christmas Candy Treat Bag free crochet pattern tutorial

CANDY

R1. With White: Magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring (9)

R2. *1 sc white, 1 sc red* in each st arnd (12)

R3. *1 sc white, 2 sc red* arnd (18)

R4. *2 sc white, 1 sc red x 2* arnd (24)

R5. *2 sc white, 1 sc white, 1 sc red x 2* arnd, sl st to 1st sc; Fasten. (30) <SEE PHOTO>

Peppermint Candy crochet pattern

HANDLE

Cut 3 -15” strands of Red or Green and 3 – 15” strands of white. Hold all 6 strands together and tie a knot in one end. Separate into 3 groups of 2 (one white with one colored); braid them. 

Finishing
  • Insert hook in top left corner stitch, from the inside of the bag out, pull the handle through stitch (by untied end), insert hook in top right corner from outside of bag, pull the handle out. Tie a knot on untied end. Trim tails to even them out. <SEE PHOTO>
  • Glue candy applique  to front center of bag over rows 3-12.
  • Hide all strings.
Christmas Candy Treat Bag free crochet pattern tutorial

And that’s how you make the Christmas Candy Treat Bag!

Christmas Candy Treat Bag free crochet pattern from Blackstone Designs for single crochet stitch crochet gift bag
Love this pattern?

You might also like the other versions:
Christmas Tree Treat Bag 
Santa or Elf Belly Treat Bag

Snowman Treat Bag

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Happy Crocheting!

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