The Candy Cane Amigurumi Ornament is my new favorite crochet Christmas ornament!
Candy canes and peppermints definitely shout Christmas, and I love the happiness of all this red and white around the house!
Hopefully, my dog won’t love stealing and eating them as much as he loved chewing the Ugly Christmas Sweaters from last year! Lol
Well, I’ll definitely have to put them out of reach because, with the aluminum wire inside, it would be dangerous for him to chew them.
And talking of safety, these candy canes are NOT intended as children’s toys, unless said children are old enough to understand that there is a wire inside!
Find more Christmas ornaments and patterns here on the blog…
Trim the Tree Blog Hop
The pattern of my Candy Cane Amigurumi Ornament is featured in the Trim the Tree Blog Hop hosted and organized by Erin from Junipers & Oakes.
The blog hop will run for 15 days starting on November 26th, 2021, and every day, you’ll have a new Christmas ornament pattern to get for free. But only for 24h (from 8 am EST)!
The quick and inexpensive way to go around the blog hop and get all the patterns at once is to get the Trim the Tree Bundle!
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In the bundle, you’ll find all 15 patterns featured in the blog hop for just $0.67 per pattern!
Or Join the Blog Hop
If the bundle is not for you, join the blog hop! Simply check the round-up page HERE to get the special coupon code that you’ll have to use on Ravelry, and then, follow the links to the featured pattern of the day!
My Candy Cane Amigurumi will be featured on November 30th, 2021! Get your pattern on Ravelry HERE!
AD-FREE PRINTABLE PATTERN
- 3.0-mm (C USA, 11 UK) Crochet Hook
- DK (3, Medium) Weight Yarn
- Toy Stuffing Material
- 14 Gauge Aluminum Wire for Jewelry
- Wire Cutter
- Tapestry Needle
Yarn & Colors
For the red and white candy cane, I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in the following colors:
- Color A – Champagne White (403)
- Color B – Wine Red (416)
Note. For the green and white candy cane, I used Schechenmayr Catania (Sport weight yarn) and a 2.5-mm hook.
Abbreviations (US Terms)
- Ch – Chain
- Dec – Decrease
- Inc – Increase
- MC – Magic Circle
- Sc – Single Crochet
- Sl St – Slip Stitch
- St – Stitch
- Yo – Yarn Over
One increase consists of 2 sts made into the same indicated st.
One decrease consists of 2 sts worked together.
Magic Circle (MC)
Learn how to make a magic circle or adjustable ring with this step-by-step photo tutorial HERE.
This pattern is worked with two strands of yarn using the tapestry crochet technique. For a complete guide to tapestry crochet, visit this guide HERE.
5″ (13 cm) by 2.5″ (6 cm)
This pattern is too small to accurately determine the gauge.
- If the pattern says “sc 2”, it means that you have to sc 1 into each of next 2 sts.
- (…) – Repeat the instruction within brackets for indicated number of times.
- Pattern is worked in continuous rounds, DO NOT join with a sl st between rounds.
Candy Cane Amigurumi – Free Crochet Pattern
Note. Stuff the amigurumi as you go!
With A, make a MC.
Round 1. Sc 6 in MC. (6 sts)
Start carrying yarn B inside your sts (see the “How to Carry Yarn” panel on the side).
Round 2. ((A) Sc inc 1, (B) sc inc 1) 3 times. (12 sts)
Round 3. ((A) sc 2, (B) sc 2) 3 times. (12 sts)
Repeat round 3 until your piece measures about 7″ (18 cm).
If you’re using sport-weight yarn and a 2.5-mm hook, repeat round 3 until you get to ~ 6″ (15 cm).
Notice how the twisted colors are simply created by using the natural slanting of crochet stitches! If you don’t know what I mean, check this blog post where I talk about the anatomy of crochet stitches!
Finish filling the candy cane with cotton stuffing.
Cut a length of aluminum wire of ~ 14″ (36 cm). Fold it in half and twist the two halves around each other so that they stay firmly together.
Push the wire all the way through the candy cane and cut any extra wire sticking out.
Fasten off B.
With A, sc dec 6 to close the top of the candy cane. (6 sts)
Fasten off and sew the last 6 sts close.
Weave in all your ends.
Finally, model your candy cane by bending the aluminum wire.
Your Candy Cane Amigurumi Ornament is ready!
Find more Christmas crochet patterns here on the blog…