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Recycled Halloween Treat Cup

Posted on October 7, 2009

VCR Tape Halloween CupHere is a quick and easy way to recycle your yogurt cups and make some cute Halloween treat cups. I have been wanting to do a recycled craft project using yogurt cups and I came up with the idea to crochet these cup holders. I used some orange yarn I picked up from a thrift store along with a strand of vcr video tape. Here is my tutorial on how to use vhs video tape as yarn if you are new to this recycled crafting site. You hold one strand of yarn along with the video tape to crochet these treat cup baskets.

Once you have the little basket crocheted, insert the yogurt cup inside and you can fill it with treats. These also would make wonderful Halloween party favors. Please enjoy this recycled craft project and Happy Halloween!

yogurt cup

Recycled Halloween Treat Cup Pattern

Materials needed:
3/4 oz Orange Yarn
Small amount of recycled Vcr video tape
Yogurt cup

N (9 mm) metal crochet hook

Halloween Treat Cup – measures 3 inches wide and 3 inches tall with 9 inch handle strap

Rnd 1
Holding one strand of vcr tape together with orange yarn, Ch 4 and join with a Sl St to form a ring.

Rnd 2
Ch 2, then work 6 Hdc in ring, join with a Sl St to top of Ch 2. (7 sts)

Rnd 3
Ch 2, Hdc in same st, *2 Hdc in ea st*. Repeat between * – * to end of round, joining with a Sl St to top of Ch 2. (14 sts)

Rnd 4
Ch 2, working in BLO, Hdc in ea st and join with Sl St to top of Ch 2.

Rnds 5-9
Ch 2. working in both loops now, Hdc in ea st around. Join with a Sl St to top of Ch 2.
Leave vcr tape and yarn attached to begin handle.


Using vcr tape & yarn still attached from last round, chain 17 for handle. Attach with a Sl St into opposite side so handle in centered and matches other side.

Turn and working back up chain with a Sc around the chain evenly. (Approx. 23 sts)
Finish with a Sl St into base of handle at other side.
FO and weave ends under. Cut and trim any loose ends too.

Insert cleaned yogurt cup inside and stretch as needed to make fit inside the cup holder you crocheted. Fill with treats!

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab.

BLO – Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Dec – Decrease
Ea – Each
FLO – Front Loop Only
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Rnd – Round
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sm – Same
St – Stitch
Tog – Together

This pattern is copyrighted by Cindy of My Recycled Bags {dot com} and may only be used for private individual use. No commercial sales or use of this pattern or photos are permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable and appreciated. ©2009

****Please do not copy my patterns on your blog site or post my patterns on Internet sites. I do not allow my patterns to be republished without expressed written permission. Posting of my patterns, without written permission is in violation of my copyrights and is content theft.

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2 Responses to “Recycled Halloween Treat Cup”

  1. Le-Chat
    Oct 10, 2009

    That is so cute! Love the plarn toy ball too.
    .-= Le-Chat´s last blog ..My Antique Matrix Printer =-.

  2. Rina
    Oct 13, 2009

    That’s awesome!!! Thanks for participating in the MIFs carnival!

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