Christmas Candy Treat Bag

Needing a quick gift for those holiday parties? Here’s a fast and easy treat bag that can also be used for gift cards!

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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! 

But, this treat bag can be used for so much more and the handle is perfect for hanging directly on the tree!

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?!!)

Here’s how to make your own:


Worsted  Weight Yarn (#4)

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

H/8/5.00mm Hook

Yarn Needle


Hot Glue Gun/Sticks

Optional Materials: 

  • Candy Cane Buttons


Not important for this project


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


Written in US Terms


  • Beginning chains do not count as stitches on panels.
  • 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.  
  • Tutorial photos are at the end of the pattern.


PANEL (Make 2)

With White,

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

2. Ch 1, sc across, turn (12)

3-14. Repeat row 2

With Red or Green,

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

15. 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)

16With 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>


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

2. *1 sc white, 1 sc red* in each st arnd (12)

3. *1 sc white, 2 sc red* arnd (18)

4. *2 sc white, 1 sc red x 2* arnd (24)

5. *2 sc white, 1 sc white, 1 sc red x 2* arnd, sl st to 1st sc; Fasten. (30) <SEE PHOTO>


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. 


  • 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.
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Check out the other versions of this pattern: Christmas Tree Treat BagSanta or Elf Belly Treat Bag, and Valentine’s Day Treat Bag.

Looking for another simple gift card holder? Check out my Fete Gift Card Holder pattern!

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Written pattern and photographs © 2017 Sonya Blackstone of Blackstone Designs. Please do not sell, share, or modify this pattern, but instead share the link to where the pattern can be found. You may sell items you make with this pattern. This pattern, as with all Blackstone Designs/Sonya Blackstone patterns, are not for educational use without written permission from the designer.  

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