Candy Cane Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern
free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com
This free crochet pattern is for the candy cane ornament seen in the picture above or in the image below of the entire ornament set together in the bottom middle. All ornaments seen in picture below are free crochet patterns here at cRAfterChick.com. If you are interested in those patterns as well, you can find links to these patterns at the bottom of this one.
Candy Cane Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern Notes
White yarn for main color- (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn for these though you can use all medium to normal weight yarn)
Red yarn for accents
“H” hook (5.00 mm)
Scissors or yarn cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Abbreviations used in our patterns:
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet
sctog – single crochet two stitches together
White Candy Cane Base:
Round 1: Using white yarn, Chain 17 and turn. Sc in second chain from hook then sc in next 7 ch, sctog next two ch together and repeat sctog to end of chain. (12 sc)
Round 2: Turn project so that you are now working in back loops of foundation chain. 2 sc into same stitch just worked to round cane tip. Sc in next st, 2 sc into next 8 st, sc in last 9 st.
Pull yarn through and weave until top of Candy cane hook. Leave a long tail and use extra length to tie on to top of candy cane to secure a simple loop for ornament to hang before finishing off piece.
(Note: If you like a heavier loop or more fancier looking loop, try making a simple loop of chain stitches. I did a loop of 22 ch stitches for this. )
Red piping on Candy Cane:
For this part I simply started off with a length of red yarn. I cut roughly the distance around the cane times three to make sure I have enough, mostly because I hate tying in ends with the arthritis in my hands so I try to have as little of them as possible. 😉
Secure the red yarn to the bottom of the Candy Cane ornament where you want the red piping to start. I then just sewed the red yarn across in slanted position (see picture above) with my yarn needle, securing it in place by looping twice through each end where I wanted it to stay.
Pull extra yarn through and finish off.
(Note: If you want a thicker banded candy cane piping try making a chain stitch length and weaving it into place with an extra long tail.)
That’s it. It’s a pretty simple project for beginners and the ornament set make great little holiday gifts to go into baskets or stockings.
Looking for the other ornament patterns in this collection? Here they are:
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