The making of a candy corn

Hello!

The temperature outside is getting colder and the leaves are swirling in the wind… perfect time to make a candy corn to celebrate the glorious fall weather! (Fall is my favourite season, followed by spring.)

A quick search on Ravelry yielded numerous crochet patterns for candy corn, but I couldn’t find a tiny one. So I thought I’d make one up and add my pattern to the candy bowl too! :D

Perhaps a picture with my thumb and finger would give you an idea about the size of this candy corn…

Anyhoo, here’s what I did…

I used:
a bit of worsted weight yellow, white, and orange yarn
3.5mm hook
a bit of brown embroidery thread for mouth
two black 4mm beads for eyes
sewing needle
stuffing

First, with yellow yarn…

Row 1: ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, [sc in next ch], 3 sc in next ch, sc in the opposite side of previous stitch in square bracket (the piece will be turned upside down), 1 sc in the same ch as the first sc, sl st in first sc. (8 st around, beginning ch 1 counts as a stitch)

Row 2: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st in beg ch 1. (8 st around)

Row 3: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st in beg ch 1. (8 st around)

Then, change to orange yarn…

Row 4: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st in beg ch 1. (8 st around)

Row 5: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st in beg ch 1. (8 st around)

Row 6: ch 1, sc tog over next 2 st, 1 sc in each of next 2 st, sc tog over next 2 st, sc in next sc, sl st in beginning ch 1.

Finally, change to white yarn…

Row 7: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st in beg ch 1. (6 st around)

Row 8: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st in beg ch 1. (6 st around) Leaving a 6″ tail, fasten off.

Stuff candy corn. Weaving tail through stitches at opening, pull tight and tie off. Weave in ends.

When I sewed on the eyes and embroidered the mouth, I left the knots and tail ends at the back, because I was going to attach a pin onto the back and it would hide all the tail ends.

Pinned!

Ready to take over the world! One candy corn at a time! Yarrrrrn.

Um. Anyway. Please let me know if you do try making this, and feel free to drop me a note if you see any mistake or need clarification!

Have a sweet weekend everyone! :D

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