17 October 2011

Snowflake Monday

Candy Corn Army
Pattern updated as of 16 January 2012.

One of my bosses loves candy corn.

inspiration

You may do whatever you'd like with snowflakes you make from this pattern, but you may not sell or republish the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!

Candy Corn Snowflakes

Finished Size: 5.25 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread in three colors (white, cream or ecru, orange and yellow for traditional; ecru, red and light brown for candy apple; ecru, orange and black or dark brown for chocolate; yellow, orange and brown for caramel; or white, red and green for Christmas; white, pink and red for Valentine's Day; pastels for Easter*), size 8 crochet hook, empty pizza box, wax paper or plastic wrap, cellophane tape, glue, water, glitter, small container for glue/water mixture, paintbrush, stick pins that won't be used later for sewing, clear thread or fishing line

60s-Style Candy Corn
* or, make up your own color scheme...

NOTE: I did not glitter these flakes. Made with worsted weight cotton yarn, these Candy Corn Snowflakes also make awesome dish cloths.

Candy Corn Snowflake Instructions

Ch 48; taking care not to twist chain, sl st into 1st ch.

Round 1: With Color 1 (candy tip), 1 sc in same ch as sl st, *ch 3, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, [yo and draw up loop through next ch, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook (3 dc dec made), 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch; repeat from * around five times, ending with ch 3 and omitting last sc of final round; sl st in starting sc.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in next ch, ch 3, * 2 dc in next sc, 1 dc in each of next 4 st, 1 dc in next ch, ch 3; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 2 dc and ch 3 of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next ch, ch 3, * 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 6 st, 1 dc in next ch, ch 3; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 3 dc and ch 3 of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 1 dc in next ch, ch 3, * 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 8 st, 1 dc in next ch, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 4 dc and ch 3 of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; bind off.

Round 5: With Color 2 (candy middle), 2 dc in 1st dc of any 11/dc group, 1 dc in each of next 10 st, 1 dc in next ch, ch 3, * 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 10 st, 1 dc in next ch, ch 3; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in starting dc.

Round 6: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same dc, 1 dc in each of next 12 st, 1 dc in next ch, ch 3, * 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 12 dc, 1 dc in next ch, ch 3; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 7: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same dc, 1 dc in each of next 14 st, 1 dc in next ch, ch 3, * 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 14 dc, 1 dc in next ch, ch 3; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; bind off.

Round 8: With Color 3 (candy bottom), 2 dc in 1st dc of any 17/dc group, 1 dc in each of next 16 st, 1 dc in next ch, ch 3, * 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 16 st, 1 dc in next ch, ch 3; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in starting dc.

Round 9: *Ch 2, 1 dc in same dc, 1 dc in each of next 18 dc, ch 2, sl st in next ch, ch 2, sl st in next dc; repeat from * around 5 times, ending with sl st in base of starting ch 2; bind off. Weave in ends.

Finish: Tape wax paper or plastic wrap to top of empty pizza box. Pin snowflake to box on top of wax paper or plastic wrap.

A link to the blocking template I use is located here. That website has some of the most helpful snowflake information I know of. I also have a link to it on my sidebar to the right. I try to keep all the important links there so everyone will be able to find the information they need.

Mix a few drops of water with a teaspoon of glue in small washable container. Paint snowflake with glue mixture. Sprinkle lightly with glitter. Wash paintbrush and container thoroughly. Allow snowflake to dry at least 24 hours. Remove pins. Gently peel snowflake from wax paper or plastic wrap. Attach 10-inch clear thread to one spoke, weaving in end. Wrap fishing line around tree branch (or tape to ceiling or any overhead surface) and watch the snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.

unstiffened and unblocked Chocolate Candy Corn Snowflake

Candy Corn Snowflakes decorating my October Maple Tree

October Candy Corn Snowflake Sunrise

Candy Corn Finger Puppet

Candy Corn Finger Puppet

Finished Size: 1.75 inches tall
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread in three colors, size 8 crochet hook, sewing thread, sewing needle, two beads for eyes (I used 6/0 seed beads), or, if the finger puppet will be used by tiny tots who might accidentally ingest the eyes, you may use a permanent market to draw eyes and a smile on the puppet, or two googly eyes

This bonus amigur-yummy project is worked in the round, and rounds are not joined unless otherwise instructed. Stitch count is not critical but is included for convenience. And yes, I've made some of my candy corn crochet in the wrong color order. It wasn't intentional. Thankfully, my two-year-old neighbor and my boss like them anyway. Misspelling amigurumi was entirely intentional. Crafter's license.

If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

With Color 1 (candy tip), ch 4.

Round 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 3 sc in next sc; turning work and working in bottom side of ch, 1 sc in next ch (opposite of 1 sc on top side). (Total of 8 sc in Round.)

Round 2: Working in Round 1 stitches, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, 1 sc in next sc. Use stitch marker here if you need to keep track of rounds and don't want to count. (Total of 14 sc in Round.)

Round 3: 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc (increasing 2 stitches on each end of oval). (Total of 18 sc in Round.)

Round 4: 1 sc in each sc around, increasing 1 stitch on each end of oval. (Total of 20 sc in Round.)

Round 5: 1 sc in each sc around.

Round 6: 1 sc in each sc around, increasing 1 st on each end of oval. (Total of 22 sc in Round.)

Rounds 7-8: 1 sc in each sc around.

Round 9: 1 sc in each sc around, increasing 1 stitch on each end of oval; sl st into next sc; bind off. (Total of 24 sc in Round.)

Round 10: With Color 2 (candy middle), 1 sc in each sc around.

Rounds 11-12: 1 sc in each sc around.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

Round 13: 1 sc in each sc around, increasing 1 stitch on each end of oval. (Total of 26 sc in Round.)

Round 14: 1 sc in each sc around.

Round 15: 1 sc in each sc around; sl st into next sc; bind off.

Round 16: With Color 3 (candy bottom), 1 sc in each sc around.

Round 17: 1 sc in each sc around.

Round 18: 1 sc in each sc around, increasing 1 stitch on each end of oval. (Total of 28 sc in Round.)

Round 19: 1 sc in each sc around; bind off. Weave in ends.

Finish: Sew bead eyes into place. (Or draw eyes on with permanent marker.) Place finger puppet on finger, and talk in a high-pitched voice without moving your lips while dancing, tipping and marching puppet. Watch children smile and laugh. Take lots of pictures! Happy Halloween!

Candy Corn Finger Puppets for my 2-year-old neighbor

5 comments:

  1. Love it, love it, love it! Check out my blog today!

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  2. The bad thing about showing your post to my kids?? I have multiple requests now for finger puppets!! Those are so cute!

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  3. Oh my gosh....I love these! How pretty! And the finger puppet. Got to make these. Thanks for always sharing such fun and beauty. Have a wonderful, blessed day.

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  4. These are fantastic and so FUN!

    I'm seeing a candy corn bowl made from one of these stiffened into a bowl shape (which sounds redundant but you know what I mean).

    I especially like the picture with the red leaves.

    Wait a minute - there's no Mt. Candy Corn or Candy Corn Mine? (Ooh - a candy corn mine. That actually sounds like a lot of fun.) What about some candy corn history? Where is the Colorado tie-in? (You know I'm just giving you a hard time.) And, most importantly, how did you manage to photograph those delicious things without eating them all? I cannot resist candy corn even though it makes my teeth ache. All my self-control goes out the window and I make a pig of myself every time.

    I'd better stop now. :)

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