Candy Corn (Knit)
Finished Size: Approximately 4-1⁄2” (11.4cm) tall.
Knitting Needles: Size 7 US (4.5mm).
Yarn: Acrylic worsted weight*. Yardages are approximate:
• Color A (Yellow) 12yd (11.0m);
• Color B (Orange) 9yd (8.2m);
• Color C (White) 6yd (5.5m).
• Yarn or tapestry needle; embroidery needle.• Felt: black.
• Embroidery floss: black, white.
Stitches & Abbreviations:
M1: (Make One) Insert left needle, from front to back, under the horizontal strand between the stitch on the left needle and the stitch just worked, forming a loop on the left needle. Knit this loop through the back when working a knit row, purl through front when working a purl row.
K2TOG: Knit two stitches together.
P2TOG: Purl two stitches together.
SSK: Slip, slip, knit 2 together.
Starting at bottom of candy corn with 7 US/4.5mm needles and COLOR A, cast on 18 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: P4, M1, P1, M1, P8, M1, P1, M1, P4. (22 sts)
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: P4, (M1, P1) 3 times, P8, (M1, P1) 3 times, P4. (28 sts)
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: P4, (M1, P2) 3 times, P8, (M1, P2) 3 times, P4. (34 sts)
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: Purl.
Row 9: Knit
Row 10: Purl.
Row 11: K5, K2TOG, K3, SSK, K10, K2TOG, K3, SSK, K5. (30 sts)
Continuing in COLOR B:
Row 12: Purl.
Row 13: Knit
Row 14: Purl.
Row 15: K4, K2TOG, K3, SSK, K8, K2TOG, K3, SSK, K4. (26 sts)
Row 16: Purl.
Row 17: Knit
Row 18: Purl.
Row 19: K3, K2TOG, K3, SSK, K6, K2TOG, K3, SSK, K3. (22 sts)
Row 20: Purl.
Row 21: Knit
Row 22: Purl.
Continuing in COLOR C:
Row 23: K2, K2TOG, K3, SSK, K4, K2TOG, K3, SSK, K2. (18 sts)
Row 24: Purl.
Row 25: Knit
Row 26: Purl.
Row 27: K1, K2TOG, K3, SSK, K2, K2TOG, K3, SSK, K1. (14 sts)
Row 28: Purl.
Row 29: Knit
Row 30: Purl.
Row 31: K2TOG, K3, SSK, K2TOG, K3, SSK. (10 sts)
Cut yarn leaving 8”/20cm tail. Using a tapestry needle, insert needle through loop of each stitch and pull tight to close hole. Fold in half and stitch vertical seam (we recommend using mattress stitch)**. Stuff candy corn firmly. Sew bottom seam (We used grafting stitch). Weave in ends. To make a standing candy corn, make an indent at the bottom of the candy corn by drawing a loop of yarn through the bottom center and pulling up through the middle of the candy corn and securing.
Next Step: Using pattern pieces, cut out two eyes from black felt. Separate one strand from black embroidery floss and attach eyes with applique stitch as shown in the photo above. Using three strands of embroidery floss, back stitch mouth as shown. Using three strands of white embroidery floss, make a french knot and straight stitch for each eye.
* If you'd like to felt your candy corn, use size 10 US (6mm) needles and 100% wool (non-superwash) yarn. Increase yardages by approximately 20%.
** If felting your candy corn, leave a small opening in your back seam for turning after felting. In a small container or dishpan, fill with about an inch of hot water. Add a small amount of dish soap. Place candy corn into water and let soak for about five minutes. This will open up the wool fibers for felting. Vigorously squish each piece. Repeat process until individual knitted stitches are not visible. If the pieces get too sudsy, rinse to check your progess. Some colors may felt faster than others. Remove cotton yarn from opening at back of head and stuff firmly with temporary stuffing while damp and mold into shape.
Designed by Lisa Eberhart,
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