These are really really cute and I love them because real candy corn is super disgusting (like eating sugar flavored wax), but you can still enjoy them for the season by making a few of these little guys!
Seriously, you could probably make a little jar full while watching a movie…but I will warn you, they’re a hand cramper for sure (I crochet pretty tight anyway, so maybe that’s just me).
I was inspired by this free pattern on the Lion Brand website some time ago (seriously, like two or three years ago because that’s the kind of procrastinator I am) and finally got around to making one up. I liked the pattern but the size of the candy corn was a little off for me. It was cute but didn’t do much for me by itself and I didn’t really want to make a bunch more in that size. So, I added 6mm safety eyes, stitched on a crooked smile, and a sisterly MMA fight ensued. (If I need some household entertainment, I simply make ONE super cute thing and toss it casually into the girls’ vicinity).
Personally, I think it either needs to go bigger (like a decorative pillow) or smaller (for more of a life-size candy effect). I opted to go smaller this time to make a little candy jar. As a result, I ended up decreasing the number of rows and changing the stitch counts, in addition to downsizing my hook.
Anyway, here is my pattern for “bite size” crocheted candy corn:
Bite Size Crocheted Candy Corn
Using hook size E and cotton worsted weight yarn (I used Lily Sugar n’ Cream) in white, orange, and yellow;
starting with white, make an adjustable loop
Rnd 1: 6 sc inside loop (do not join), (6 sts)
Rnd 2: 1 sc in ea st around, (6 sts)
Rnd 3: (2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next) 3 times, (9 sts)
Rnd 4: 1 sc in ea st around changing to orange on last st, (9 sts)
continuing with orange
Rnd 5: (2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 2 sts) 3 times, (12 sts)
Rnd 6: 1 sc in ea st around changing to yellow on last st, (12 sts)
continuing with yellow
Rnd 7: (2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 3 sts) 3 times, (15 sts)
Rnd 8: 1 sc in ea st around, (15 sts)
Rnd 9: 1 sc in ea st around, (15 sts)
Leave enough tail to sew bottom closed and fasten off. Stuff candy corn and press candy corn closed with the tail on one end of the seem. (You’re sewing a straight, flat seem, not pulling together a round closure.) Using a tapestry needle, sew through both layers to close up the candy corn (I had to use a smaller tapestry needle than I usually do with my crochet because the stitches are so small on this project).
Voila! Now make a bunch of them and put them in a cute container for a seasonal decoration or gift them to a dieting candy corn lover.