Amigurumi Candy Corn - A Free Crochet Pattern



I'm so excited Fall is here! I love that each season brings different colors and weather. Here in the Pacific Northwest we usually get a lot of rain but it also makes for a lot of green and pretty views!


When October hits I usually think of candy corn. I actually don't like the taste of them oddly enough, but I do enjoy their colors! Makes me think of falling leaves and the cozy warmth indoors!


These little amigurumi candy corn stuffies work up extremely fast, can fit in your hand and the best part? No sewing involved! I made some with cute little expressions but they are also super cute just as is!



You could even add a cute little bow (like this one in my mini pig pattern!) or use it to be a bow tie!


If you are new to amigurumi, this is a great pattern to practice your increases and invisible decreases! Head over to my Tips to Learning Amigurumi page for more tips and helpful photos, you'll be 'hooked'!



As I mentioned above, these can also be made without the facial features! This would make a safer version for a little one under 3. If you prefer crochet eyes I have a fun tutorial for you here!


Most amigurumi patterns start with a magic circle but I really wanted to keep the oval shape that candy corn has. The start of this candy corn is very similar to the snout on the amigurumi cow pattern! We will work both sides of the chain to create an oval shape and that will be our base!


With the oval shape it made the color changes occur at the side, which I really enjoyed! They were less noticeable and if using the invisible color change method it makes it even more seamless. I have a picture tutorial for you below if you haven't used this method before!


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Pattern



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Materials



  • Size 4 worsted weight yarn in yellow, orange, and white (approx. 25g total)
  • Pink yarn for the cheeks (optional)
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • 9mm safety eyes
  • Black crochet/embroidery thread for eyelashes, mouth, and eyebrows (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stuffing
  • Stitch markers (scrap yarn or a paper clip works well too!)




Abbreviations: US terminology


SC- Single crochet

INV DEC- Invisible decrease

St(s)- Stitch(es)



Each candy corn measures about 4 inches tall.



*Slowly stuff as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched. You will be working in the round, I like using a stitch marker at the beginning of each round.




How to Make An Invisible Color Change 


1. When completing the last stitch before your color change, insert your hook into your stitch, yarn over with the first color and pull through.


2. Drop your first color and use your new color to yarn over and finish the stitch by pulling through all loops on your hook.

You now have your new color on your hook. I like to tie off my old color here as we won’t need to carry it.


3. When starting your next round, complete your first stitch as a slip stitch instead of a SC. When you come back around to start your next round be sure to SC into your slip stitch just as if it were a regular stitch.








Let's get started!


With yellow, chain 10


Round 1: SC in the 2nd chain from hook, SC in the next 7 chains, 3SC in the last chain; working down the other side of the foundation chain (see picture), SC in the next 7 chains, complete 2SC in the last chain (which is also the first chain we started with) (20)




Round 2: 2SC in the first st, SC in the next 7 sts, 2SC in each of the next 3 sts, SC in the next 7 sts, 2 SC in each of the last 2 sts (26)


Round 3: 2SC in the first st, SC in the next 10 sts, 2SC in each of the next 3 sts, SC in the next 10 sts, 2SC in the last 2 sts (32)


Round 4: 2SC in the first st, SC in the next 12 sts, 2SC in each of the next 4 sts, SC in the next 12 sts, 2SC in the last 3 sts (40)


Rounds 5-6: SC around (40)


Round 7: SC in the first 8 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36)


Round 8: SC around (36) Change to orange


Rounds 9-11: SC around (36)


Round 12: SC in the first 4 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30)


Round 13: SC around (30)


Round 14: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24) Change to white


Rounds 15-16: SC around (24)


Here we will add our facial features: (optional)


Insert the eyes 4 stitches apart between rounds 12-13. Add cheeks, eyelashes, eyebrows and smile to your liking.







Round 17: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18)


Rounds 18-19: SC around (18)


Round 20: SC in the first st, INV DEC in the next, rep around (12)


Round 21: SC around (12)


*Be sure to finish stuffing to your liking before closing*


Round 22: INV DEC in each st around (6)


Fasten off and sew remaining hole closed.

Your candy corn is now completed! I hope you have enjoyed making this pattern, please let me know if you have any questions!
Happy crocheting,
Stephanie


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