Hi all! How about a new pattern for the Spooky Season? I don’t like eating them but I do love crocheting them! : D It’s Candy Corn, of course.
I was in the mood for a quick, satisfying project and this cutie was perfect. Only 2 panels and minimal colour work but a whole lot of personality! I would LOVE to see this ami worked up in Bernat Blanket or velvet yarn. Please tag me if you do it!
As usual, this pattern is made in the same style as my Ragdoll patterns; separate pieces worked in flat rows and then joined together to give them that unique 2-D look.
There is some colour work involved so be sure to read the “Reading this Pattern” section!
The finished measurements are approximately 15cm/6″ from top to bottom.
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- 3.25mm hook for main (I use THESE hooks!);
- Hobbii 8/8 Rainbow Cotton in shades 55 (yellow) and 57 (orange) – less than 50g of each;
- Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn in Off White – less than 50g
- Black crochet thread and small amount of red yarn for mouth;
- 15mm Safety Eyes;
- Tapestry needle.
Terms and Stitches:
Ch – Chain
Slst – Slip stitch
Sc – Single Crochet
Inc – Increase. Work a regular sc increase
Dec – Decrease. Work a regular sc decrease
Reading this Pattern and Colour Changes:
Everything is worked in single crochet stitches, unless otherwise specified. In order to indicate the colour-changes, I have omitted the usual “sc” in front of the stitch counts in lines with colour-changes and I’ve used the associated colour letter instead. Here are some examples:
- “Ydec” means to work a sc decrease in yellow yarn.
- “Y3, O10” means to work the next 3 sc in yellow yarn and the next 10 sc in orange yarn.
Due to the colour changes, you will sometimes have at least two balls of yarn attached. Carry the yarn across the back of the panel when changing colours. Do not crochet the unused yarn inside the stitch; always carry it on the back.
When changing colours, you will insert your hook into the stitch for the last stitch of Colour X and pull up a loop. Then, with Colour Y, yarn over and complete the stitch by pulling through both loops with Colour Y. Drop your working yarn in Colour X and continue with Colour Y. You will pick your Colour X working yarn back up again on the way back in the next row when you need it.
Make sure to always drop your yarn on the WRONG side of your panel! This will be different depending on whether you’re working an odd or even row. For the front panel, whenever you are working an odd-numbered row (row 1, 3, 5, etc), the right side of your panel will be facing you. When you’re working an even-numbered row, the wrong side will be facing you.
Y = Yellow
O = Orange
W = White
Panel (make 2):
Row 1: In yellow, chain 19, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across (18 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Inc in first 2 sts, sc 14, inc in last 2 sts (22 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Inc in first 2 sts, sc 18, inc in last 2 sts (26 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Inc in first st, sc 24, inc in last st (28 sts), ch 1, turn.
Rows 5-9: Sc in each st across (28 sts), ch 1, turn.
The next 3 rows contain colourwork:
Row 10: Y6, O16, Y6 (28 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 11: Ydec, Y2, O20, Y2, Ydec (26 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 12: Y1, O24, Y1 (26 sts), ch 1, turn.
Rows 13-14: In orange, sc in each st across (26 sts), ch 1, turn
Row 15: Dec, sc 22, dec (24 sts), ch 1, turn.
Rows 16-17: Sc in each st across (24 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 18: Dec, sc 20, dec (22 sts), ch 1, turn.
Rows 19-20: Sc in each st across (22 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 21: Dec, sc 18, dec (20 sts), ch 1, turn.
The next 2 rows contain colourwork:
Row 22: Odec, O3, W10, O3, Odec (18 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 23: O1, W16, O1 (18 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 24: In white, dec, sc 14, dec (16 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 25: Sc in each st across (16 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 26: Dec, sc 12, dec (14 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 27: Sc in each st across (14 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 28: Dec, sc 10, dec (12 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 29: Dec, sc 8, dec (10 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 30: Dec, sc 6, dec (8 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 31: Dec, sc 4, dec (6 sts).
Tie off. Weave ends to the back. Repeat rows 1-31 for back panel.
Move on to assembly below!
Step 1: Face
Insert 15mm safety eyes into the front panel at row 10 and counting about 8 sts in from each side.
Using a small length of red yarn, stitch around 2 sts between the eyes at row 8. Tie a knot on the back to secure. Using black crochet thread, stitch around the red yarn to outline the mouth.
Step 2: Joining Panels
These are the pieces you will now have at this step:
Make sure the front is facing you as you crochet around the outside.
Starting in a stitch on the top left, begin attaching the panels together by inserting your hook through both panels and single crocheting around the outside edge of the panels starting in white.
Crochet down the panel, switching colours to orange and yellow as you go. You do not need to cut your yarn each time; pull the working yarn in between the panels before you drop it and finish the stitch with the next colour. Then you can simply pick it up again from between the panels when you need it.
Crochet across the bottom and up the opposite side, changing colours as necessary. Stop about half-way up the other side and stuff. Continue to top up stuffing as you go.
Crochet until just the top is open. Top up stuffing. When satisfied with the stuffing, crochet across the top and close with a slst to first st. Tie off. With your tapestry needle, poke the yarn tail back inside the piece.
Step 3: Finish
You’re all done!
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