Easy Crochet Candy Cane Ornament
This crochet candy cane ornament is perfect for your yarn scraps this Christmas as they only used a little bit of yarn to crochet. You can make traditional candy canes in white and red or non-traditional candy canes in gold and white, green and white, pink and white or even blue and white like I have done.
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
What You’ll Need
White 100% acrylic yarn – Colour A
Blue 100% acrylic yarn – Colour B
– Colour B can be changed to any colour e.g. to red or gold etc.
3.5 mm hook
Yarn Needle / Tapestry Needle
Crochet Candy Cane Pattern
To make 1 Candy Cane, make a corkscrew in white (colour A) and a corkscrew in blue (colour B)
Make a slip knot and ch 50, dc 3 into the 3rd ch from the hook, dc 3 in each ch to the end of the chain. To finish the corkscrew, secure your work and weave in the ends.
Twist the white and blue corkscrew around each other to form a Crochet Candy Cane.
Feed the florist wire through the centre of the candy cane all the way to the end. Fold the bottom part of the wire over and push it through the work to ensure that there are no sharp parts. For the top part, cut off any leftover wire, then fold the top of the wire over and push it through the work.
Bend the top of the corkscrew over approx 3 in (7.6 cm).
To make a hanging loop, use colour A, cut a strand of yarn off the ball and tie the two ends together to make a loop. Slide the loop over the candy cane to the point where the candy cane folds over and then weave in any ends to secure the hanging loop.
It is important to make your chains loose so you can get your hook through the chain. The chains will become tight as you work 3 Dcs in each ch which will make it difficult to work those stitches.
Also if you want to make the candy canes smaller just chain in multiples of 1 +2. I recommend not chaining less than 15 as the corkscrew may not be able to form the candy cane shape properly.
If you need extra help please watch the YouTube tutorial below.