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Free Crochet Candy Corn Pattern (2 Sizes!)

Crochet candy corns are the perfect project to make with Fall & Halloween rapidly approaching! This pattern uses simple single crochet worked from the bottom up. Best of all, you can use any yarn in your stash as long as you have candy corn colors!

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How do you crochet candy corn?

You can crochet candy corn in a variety of ways. Some patterns are worked from the top down; others from the bottom up. You can use single crochet or double crochet stitches and still get a great result.

Probably the most important thing about crocheting candy corn is that you get the right colors and shape. In this pattern, we’ll be working from the bottom up using single crochet, and getting a nice finished shape/color!

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Using Your Crochet Candy Corn

There are a variety of ways to use your candy corn after making them!

First, you can add eyes and a little face if you want extra cute crochet candy corn. If you opt for this, they would make a great gift for kids near Halloween.

Another idea is to string together the mini and large candy corn into a garland! I may just do this with mine and update the post when I’m done.

You can also just set the candy corns around the house for Fall decorations. Put them in a basket with pumpkins and leaves, or on their own.

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Crochet Candy Corn – Free Pattern

Let’s get right into the pattern now!

Explanation: make some cute little candy corns for Fall decorations this year! You can place these around the house, or sew a bunch together to form a garland. This pattern is a great way to practice your amigurumi skills as a beginner!

crochet candy corn

Materials:

  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (100% Acrylic, 364 yds / 333 m, 7 oz / 98 g) in colors cornmeal, carrot, and white
  • Or any worsted weight yarn you have in your stash
  • G/4mm crochet hook 
  • Yarn needle
  • Polyfill stuffing

Notes:

  1. Ch 1 at beginning of rounds does NOT count as a sc. 
  2. Candy corn is worked from the big end to the small tip.
  3. The first round will be joined. Then, the second round and onward will be worked in continuous rounds. 
  4. From round 2 on, I highly recommend placing a stitch marker and moving it up at the end of each round.
  5. Color changes are done by yarning over with the new color on the last stitch of the previous color. When starting with the new color, a slip stitch will be made first to make the join invisible. See tutorial for more information. 
  6. The regular sized candy corn instructions will be shown first, with the mini crochet candy corn instructions shown after.

Measurements/Sizing: 

Mini: 2” tall, 1” wide at the bottom

Regular: 3.5” tall, 2 ¼” wide at the bottom

Special Stitch: 

Invisible decrease (inv dec): Insert hook into front loop only of next st. WITHOUT yarning over, insert hook into front loop of the next st as well. YO, pull through these 2 sts. YO, pull through 2 loops on hook.

mini crochet candy corn

Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.) 

Chain – ch

Slip stitch – sl st

Single crochet – sc

Repeat – rep

Stitch(es) – st(s)

Round – rnd

YO – yarn over

Crochet Candy Corn Instructions:

Regular Size:

Ch 10.

Rnd 1: Sc in second ch from hook. Sc in next 7 ch, 3 sc in last ch. Working along other side of the chain, sc 7. Work 2 sc in same st as very first sc worked. Join with a sl st. (20 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in next sc and each around. Do NOT join. Place a stitch marker in last stitch.

Here are some photos to show the techniques we use for rounds 1-2. Toward the end you will also see what it looks like to start round 3 without joining from round 2.

how to crochet candy corn tutorial

Rnd 3: [Sc in next 8 sc, inv dec over next 2 sc] twice. (18 sc)

How to Make an Invisble Decrease:

This is an amigurumi technique that allows you to decrease without bulk. It is a great alternative to sc2tog. See the tutorial below.

invisible decrease tutorial
invisible decrease tutorial crochet

Rnd 4: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 5: [Sc in next 7 sc, inv dec over next 2 sc] twice. On the last decrease, YO with ORANGE to change colors. (16 sc)

Rnd 6: Sl st in next st. Sc in next 15 sc. Sc in the first sl st. Move stitch marker to this last sc.

Changing Colors Tutorial:

Follow the photos below to see how to do the color changes on Rounds 5-6.

crochet candy corn color change

Rnd 7: [Sc in next 6 sc, inv dec over next 2 sc] twice. (14 sc)

Rnd 8: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 9: [Sc in next 5 sc, inv dec over next 2 sc] twice. (12 sc)

Rnd 10: Sc in each st around.

BEGIN STUFFING HERE. After this, add stuffing every few rounds until you get to the end.

Rnd 11: [Inv dec over next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc] twice. (10 sc)

Rnd 12: Sc in each st around. On the last sc, YO with WHITE to change colors.

Rnd 13: Sl st in next st. [Inv dec over next 2 sc, sc in next sc] 3 times. Sc in first sl st. Move st marker to last sc in the sl st. (7 sc)

Rnd 14: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 15: [Inv dec over next 2 sc, sc in next sc] twice. Sc once more in next sc. (5 sc)

Finishing:

Fasten off. Use the white end to sew up the top into a round edge. Weave in all ends.

Tiny Size:

Want to make a mini crochet candy corn? These instructions are for you! These little guys work up SO fast. I love them!

Ch 6.

Rnd 1: Sc in second ch from hook. Sc in next 3 ch. 3 sc in last ch. Working along the OTHER side of the chain, sc 3. Make 2 sc in the same st as first sc. Join with a sl st to first sc. (12 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in next sc and each around. Do NOT join. Place a stitch marker in last stitch.

Rnd 3: [Sc in next 4 sc, inv dec over next 2 sts] twice. On the last decrease, YO with ORANGE to change colors. (10 sc)

Rnd 4: Sl st in next st. Sc in next 9 sc. Sc in first sl st. Move stitch marker to this stitch.

Rnd 5: Sc in each st around.

BEGIN STUFFING HERE. Add a little more after each of the next 3 rounds to finish.

Rnd 6: [Sc in next 3 sc, inv dec over next 2 sc] twice. On the last sc, YO with WHITE to change colors. (8 sc)

Rnd 7: Sl st in next sc. Sc in next 7 sc. Sc in first sl st. Move stitch marker here.

Rnd 8: [Inv dec over next 2 sc, sc in next sc] twice. Inv dec over last 2 sts. (5 sc)

Finishing:

Fasten off. Use the white end to sew up the top into a round edge. Weave in all ends.

Questions on crocheting candy corn

How do I make crochet candy corn bigger?

If you like this pattern and want to make it in a bigger size, that is definitely possible! You’ll have to start with a longer initial chain, and then make some adjustments along the way. Make sure to keep the decreases on either side of the candy corn. You may want to space out the decrease rounds a little differently to get the right height.

How do I add cute eyes to my candy corn?

Great question! Many crochet amigurumis have faces, and it does make candy corn cute! To attach eyes, you can either use store-bought safety eyes, or sew the eyes on with yarn. If doing the former, you’ll want to attach the eyes before closing up the candy corn. If the latter, you can sew them on afterward.

How do I make a crochet candy corn garland?

There are several ways to make a garland! You can either 1) crochet a chain with one of the candy corn colors and attach the candy corn as you go along (see this tree garland for a tutorial), or you can 2) use string/burlap and sew the candy corn on.

Can I make this pattern in different yarn weights?

Yes! Here’s another great way to make the candy corn bigger – use bulky weight yarn! Likewise, if you want a lifelike sized crochet candy corn, you could use a fingering or sport weight yarn. They would turn out extra tiny.

Conclusion

With Fall & Halloween approaching, you can prepare by crocheting candy corn! This decoration is perfect to place around your house, OR you can easily make them into a cute garland! Either way, crochet candy corn is a fun project that can last for years as home decor. Enjoy!

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