Halloween Boo Bucket Crochet Pattern•
Posted on September 27 2023
Who remembers those Halloween pails, aka boo buckets, from McDonald's? They've had many design variations over the years since their initial release in 1986, but I have a soft spot for the ones from 1992 with the cookie cutter lids!
Of course that means I had to crochet a mini version of these boo buckets, complete with removable lid!
My favorite was always the pumpkin and the witch and McDonald's brought the boo buckets back last year, but they no longer have the actual lids. (McDonald's please bring back the cookie cutter lids!) I could only get the ghost bucket last time, but there's rumors that they're coming back for 2023, so hopefully I can snag the witch and pumpkin!
While these mini crochet boo buckets can fit in the palm of your hand, they can hold a surprising amount of small candies. I filled mine with these cute monster Hershey kisses.
Crochet up something spooky with this free pattern and make your own boo bucket! If you crochet your own little Halloween bucket, don't forget to tag them with #thepudgyrabbit or @thepudgyrabbit on Instagram, would love to see your Halloween crochet!
- worsted weight yarn in orange, white, light and dark green, and black
- size G/ 4 mm crochet hook
- safety pin or stitch marker to mark the start of each row
- black felt
- fabric glue
- yarn needle
- optional: fray check
-in American crochet terms-
st = stitch
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
inc = single crochet increase
dec = single crochet decrease
rnd = round
sl st = slip stitch
* * = set of stitches to be repeated
( ) = total number of stitches in a round
rep = repeat
Starting with black yarn
Ch 25, attach on sides of lid.
Starting with yarn in color of choice For the pumpkin, start with orange yarn, white yarn for the ghost, and light green yarn for the witch
rnd 1: ch 2, sc 6 in 2nd ch from the hook (6 st)
rnd 2: sc 2 in each st (12 st)
rnd 3: *sc 1, inc 1* rep 6 times (18 st)
rnd 4: sc 1, inc 1, *sc 2, inc 1* rep 5 times, sc 1 (24 st)
rnd 5: *sc 3, inc 1* rep 6 times (30 st)
rnd 6: sc 2, inc 1, *sc 4, inc 1* rep 5 times, sc 2 (36 st)
rnd 7: in back loops, sc in each st (36 st)
rnds 8-15: sc in each st (36 st)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Bucket Top - Starting with yarn in color of choice
For the pumpkin, start in dark green yarn, white yarn for the ghost, and black yarn for the witch.
rnd 1: ch 2, sc 3 in 2nd ch from the hook (3 st)
rnd 2: sc 1, inc 1, sc 1 (4 st)
rnd 3: sc 2 in each st (8 st)
rnd 4: sc in each st, for the pumpkin - switch to orange yarn (8 st)
rnd 5: in front loops, *sc 1, inc 1* rep 4 times (12 st)
rnd 6: *sc 1, inc 1* rep 6 times (18 st)
rnd 7: sc 1, inc 1, *sc 2, inc 1* rep 5 times, sc 1 (24 st)
rnd 8: *sc 3, inc 1* rep 6 times (30 st)
rnd 9: sc 2, inc 1, *sc 4, inc 1* rep 5 times, sc 2 (36 st)
rnd 10: *sc 5, inc 1* rep 6 times (42 st)
rnd 11: sc 3, inc 1, *sc 6, inc 1* rep 5 times, sc 3 (48 st)
rnd 12: *sc 6, dec 1* rep 6 times (42 st)
Fasten off and weave in ends. Cut face shapes from black felt and glue on. The fray check can help keep the edges of the felt clean. Add some small candies to the bucket and enjoy! The buckets will be approximately 2 inches tall and 3 inches across, depending on the tightness of your crochet and yarn material.
Halloween Boo Bucket Pattern © The Pudgy Rabbit, LLC