How about one last ornament pattern for the year?! These crochet candy ornaments are quick and fun! Make them kawaii by adding a face or leave them blank for a classic vintage look. And they can be made in any colour to match your tree decor!
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. This ornament has 4 pieces.
This pattern incorporates the tapestry (or intarsia) crochet technique and has a bit of colour-work involved so please be sure to read the “Reading this Pattern” section!
The finished measurements are approximately 10cm/4″ across.
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- 3.25mm hook for main (I use THESE hooks!);
- Caron Simply Soft in White or any worsted weight yarn in white;
- Worsted weight yarn in main colour (small amounts). I used:
- 8mm safety eyes;
- Black crochet thread for mouth;
- Stitch marker;
- Tapestry needle.
Reading this Pattern and Colour Changes:
Everything is worked in single crochet stitches, unless otherwise specified. So, in order to indicate the colour-changes, I have inserted the colour legend letter in front of the usual “sc”. Here are some examples:
- “Wsc” means to work a sc in white;
- “Msc 2” means to work the next 2 sc in main colour;
- “Winc” means to work a sc increase in white.
Due to the colour-changes, you will have two skeins of yarn attached to your project at once. Do not crochet the unused yarn inside the stitch; drop it and pick it back up when you need it.
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.
W – White
M – Main colour
Terms and Stitches:
Ch – Chain
MR – Magic Ring
Slst – Slip stitch
Sc – Single Crochet (again, in rows with colour changes, sc stitches will be indicated with the Colour Legend letter instead of “sc”)
Inc – Increase. Work a regular sc increase
Dec – Decrease. Work a regular sc decrease
Use a 3.25mm hook and start in white. The panels are worked in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark the first st of each round.
In subsequent rounds, white stitches will always be worked into white stitches of the previous round and main colour stitches will always be worked into main colour stitches of the previous rounds.
The first round is the trickiest because you are working two colours into the magic ring. Check out my video tutorial in this post to see how I do it!
Rnd 1: Work the following into a MR: *Wsc, Msc, repeat from * three more times (8 sts).
Rnd 2: *Winc, Minc, repeat from * three more times (16 sts).
Rnd 3: *Winc, Wsc, Minc, Msc, repeat from * three more times (24 sts).
Rnd 4: *Winc, Wsc 2, Minc, Msc 2, repeat from * three more times (32 sts)
Tie off. Weave in end. Repeat rounds 1-4 for back panel.
Use a 3.25mm hook and main colour yarn. The wrapper pieces are worked in turned rows.
Row 1: Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (9 sts), ch 1, turn.
Rows 2-7: Sc across (9 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 8: Sc across (9 sts).
Tie off. Weave in end. Cut a length of main colour yarn. Fold the bottom of the wrapper piece (accordion style) and stitch in place using your tapestry needle.
Move on to assembly below!
Step 1: Face
Insert 8mm safety eyes into one panel (or stitch on happy eyes, if you prefer!). Stitch on a mouth using black crochet thread.
Step 2: Joining Panels
Place the two panels together, matching up all colours.
Make sure the front is facing you as you crochet around the outside.
Starting in any stitch, begin attaching the panels together by inserting your hook through both panels and single crocheting around the outside edge of the panels starting in whichever colour matches the stitch that you started in. Switch colours as you crochet around as appropriate (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.)
Stuff your ornament after crocheting most of the way around.
Continue crocheting around then close with a slst to first st. Tie off. With your tapestry needle, poke the yarn tail back inside the piece.
Step 3: Wrapper
Cut a length of yarn in main colour and stitch the wrapper pieces on either side of the candy. Weave in ends.
Add the loop for hanging, and you’re done!
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