Does that special little girl in your life want to take her doll along trick-or-treating this year? This AG doll Halloween Candy Bucket is quick to work up and would be a great addition to any 18 inch doll Halloween costumes. Keep reading to learn how to make one.
With Halloween fast approaching, I couldn’t resist making a quick American Girl Doll plastic canvas pattern for my youngest daughter. I settled on doll sized Halloween pumpkin bucket. It worked up really quickly and is so cute.
The free plastic canvas pattern could also be used to make little treat baskets for a Halloween party. I think they would be cute filled with candy corn.
Materials Needed to make this AG doll Halloween Candy Bucket:
- 1 sheet 7 count plastic canvas
- plastic canvas needle
- worsted weight yarn in orange, green, and black
- a plastic canvas hole counter (optional, but recommended)
- needle threader (optional, but recommended)
Having trouble finding plastic canvas in local stores? I can hardly ever find plastic canvas in my local craft stores anymore. So I buy my plastic canvas in bulk on Amazon.
Cut the plastic canvas for your AG doll Halloween Pumpkin Buckets:
You will need to cut the following pieces from plastic canvas:
- Pumpkin Bucket Front and Back (cut 2 according to the pattern below)
- Pumpkin Bucket Side – cut 1 piece that is 8 holes by 44 holes
- Pumpkin Bucket Handle – cut 1 piece that is 2 holes by 26 holes
Halloween Candy Bucket American Girl Doll Plastic Canvas Patterns:
Stitch the pieces of plastic canvas that you cut according to the graphs.
20 holes x 16 holes
The green and blue arrows show where pieces are attached, so disregard for now.
20 holes x 16 holes
8 holes x 44 holes
2 holes x 26 holes
Doll Sized Halloween Pumpkin Bucket Assembly Instructions:
I do have to apologize for the lack of assembly pictures for this AG doll Halloween candy bucket. I took them, but evidently my camera ate them 🙁
- Using orange yarn, whipstitch the pumpkin front to the long edge of the side piece. It will attach between the green arrows that are shown on the graph. When you get to the curved portion of the pumpkin front, I have allowed 5 holes to get you through the curve areas to the next straight edge of the pumpkin front. What I did was formed it to the curve and tacked it together with yarn scraps. I tied it together at the beginning and end of each straight edge. This way, I didn’t end up with a hole or 2 extra of the side piece when I was done stitching it to the front.
- Next you want to whipstitch the side to the pumpkin back, using the same scrap yarn method to make sure it is attached evenly.
- Using orange yarn, overcast around the top of the bucket, attaching 1 short edge of the handle where indicated on the front of the graph. Continue overcasting the edge until you get to the same spot on the pumpkin back and attach the other short edge of the handle. Finish overcasting.
I couldn’t resist putting one last picture in here with The Little One and her Julie American Girl doll. I think they look a bit alike!
Pin this Doll Sized Halloween Candy Bucket Free Plastic Canvas Pattern for later…
Don’t have time to make this American Girl doll plastic canvas pattern? You can find really cute doll sized Halloween pumpkin buckets for cheap on Amazon.
I think they are meant to fill with treats to use as party favors, but they are the perfect size for American Girl dolls!
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