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!
Christmas Ornaments Marathon
The pattern of the Candy Cane Amigurumi is part of my 2022 Christmas Ornaments Marathon CAL with many free ornament patterns for your Christmas tree!
Get all the info and details on this super festive crochet marathon HERE!
Find more Christmas ornaments and patterns here on the blog…
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”, you have to sc 1 into each of the next 2 sts.
- (…) – Repeat the instruction within brackets for the indicated number of times.
- The 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…