Fall is definitely in the air here in middle Tennessee. I love it. This is my favorite time of year and I know a lot of you out there feel the same way! I’ve been trying to use up some of my stash (as a designer I end up with a lot of yarn left from my published designs) and I’ve been working on several small projects that can be worked up in less than an hour. I’m also in a Halloween mood since it’s right around the corner…
Candy corn is one of my favorite Halloween treats! Last year I even had my class make homemade candy corn and it turned out great (well, okay – most of it did!). If you’ve never made homemade candy corn I think you should try it. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. If a whole class full of high school students can make it, I’m sure you can, too! If you’d rather stick to the store-bought kind, try whipping up a crocheted candy corn, instead. 😉
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Scrap White, Orange, and Yellow worsted weight yarn
Hook: Size I/9/5.5mm
Yarn Needle (to weave in ends)
Gauge: 16 sts and 8 rows = 4″ in dc
Size: Approximately 5″ tall and 3 1/2″ wide (at widest point)
Notes: Join each round with a slip stitch.
Ch 3 at beginning of row counts as double crochet.
With white, ch 2.
Row 1: 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook – 4 sts.
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, *2dc in next st; repeat from * – 8 sts.
Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * – 12 sts.
Change to orange.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc, 2 dc in next st, *dc 2, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * – 16 sts.
Row 5: Ch 3, dc 2, 2 dc in next st, *dc 3, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * – 20 sts.
Row 6: Ch 3, dc 3, 2 dc in next st, *dc 4, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * – 24 sts.
Rows 7-8: Ch 3, dc in each st.
Change to yellow.
Row 9-10: Ch 3, dc in each st.
Row 11: Ch 3, dc 4, 2 dc in next st, *dc 5, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * – 28 sts.
Weave in ends.
Sew one 3/4 inch button on the inside. Slip through row 10 to close.
That’s it! Hope you enjoy! What kind of treats would you put in your candy corn treat bag? I think I’ll stick with individually wrapped candy corn in those tiny bags but I might branch out and put some other kinds of treats in, too. Lots of options when it comes to Halloween treats! Maybe even some Halloween crayons or another type of non-edible. Who knows?
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