Crochet Candy

A whimsical collection of crochet candy patterns that would surely make Willy Wonka green with envy. These treats work up as wonderful embellishments for your projects or gifts for your friends.

Materials

Yarn, Crochet hook, Scissors, Stitch marker, Toy stuffing.

Abbreviations

sl st: Slip Stitch
sc: Single Crochet (UK Double Crochet)
hdc: Half Double Crochet (UK Half Treble Crochet) sc dec: Single Crochet Decrease (UK Double Crochet Decrease)

From now on, all crochet stitch abbreviations are written in US terminology.

Yarn & Hook

Any type of yarn can be used for these projects. As for hook size, I recommend going down a hook size to that of the recommendation of the yarn manufacturer (in order to for your work to work up tighter). For my candy, I used an assortment of 8ply mercerised cotton, along with a 3 mm crochet hook.

Sour Cherries

Cherries: (red yarn, make 2)
Round 1: Make a magic loop, 6 sc into the magic loop. sl st into 1st sc of round. (6 sts)
Round 2: ch 1. 2 sc into each stitch from the previous round. sl st into 1st sc of this round. (12 sts)
Round 3: ch 1. *2 sc into first stitch. sc into next stitch* Repeat between * and * 5 more times. sl st into 1st sc of this round and fasten off leaving a 4” tail. (18 sts)


Stalks: (Green Yarn)
ch 13. sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc into 11 remaining ch sts and fasten off leaving a 4” tail. (12 sts) Leaves (Green Yarn, make 2)
Make a magic loop. 3 sc into the magic loop.
ch 2 and sl st into 2nd ch from hook to form a little picot. 3 sc into the magic loop. sl st into 1st sc of round and fasten off leaving a 4” tail.

Joining
Sew the two cherries together, using the tail ends. Attach the stalk from one cherry to the other and add leaves where desired using the tails.
Sew in any remaining tail ends.

Fried eggs

Yolk (yellow yarn)
Round 1: Make a magic loop, 6 sc into the loop. sl st into 1st sc of round to form a circle. (6 sts)
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc into each stitch from the previous round.
sl st into 1st sc of round to form a circle. (12 sts)
Round 3: ch 1, sc into each stitch from the previous round. sl st into 1st sc of round to form a circle. (12 sts) Fasten off and change color to white.
Round 4: ch 1, *2 sc into first stitch, sc into the next stitch*. Repeat between * and * 5 more times. sl st into 1st sc of the round (18 sts)
Round 5: ch 1, *2 sc into 1st stitch, sc into the next 2 sts*. Repeat between * and * 5 more times. . sl st into 1st sc of the round (24 sts)
Round 6: ch 1, 2 sc into first stich, hdc into next 3 sts. (hdc, sl st) into next stitch. sl st into next 3 sts.
(sc, hdc) into next stitch, hdc, sc, sl st, (2 hdc, sl st) into next stitch, sl st into next 2 sts, hdc, (2 hdc, sl st) into next stitch, sl st into the next 3 sts, (2 hdc, sl st) into next stitch, sl st into next 3 sts.
Fasten off and sew in ends.

Licorice Allsorts

Licorice center (black yarn)
Round 1: Make a magic loop, 6sc into the loop. sl st into 1st sc of round to form a circle. (6 sts)
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc into each stitch from the previous round. sl st into 1st sc of round to form a circle. (12 sts)
Fasten off and change to main color.
For the main section we chose to make pink and yellow allsorts, therefore we used pink and yellow yarn for this section.
Round 3: ch 1, *2 sc into first stitch, sc into next stitch* Repeat between * and * 5 more times. sl st into 1st sc of round. (18 sts)
Round 4: ch 1, *2 sc into first stitch, sc into next 2 sts* Repeat between * and * 5 more times. sl st into 1st sc of round. (24 sts)
Round 5: ch 1. (for this round we are working out of the backloops of the sts from the previous round.) sc into each of the sts (backloops) from the previous round. sl st into 1st sc of round. (24 sts)
Rounds 6-8: ch 1, sc into each of the sts from the previous round, sl st into 1st sc of round. (24 sts) Fasten off



Licorice Allsort Base (use the same color that was used for the main section)
Round 1: Make a magic loop, 6sc into the loop, sl st into 1st sc of round. (6sts)
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc into each stitch from the previous round.
sl st into 1st sc of round. (12 sts)
Round 3: ch 1, *2 sc into first stitch, sc into next stitch* Repeat between * and * 5 more times, sl st into 1st sc of round (18 sts)
Round 4: ch 1, *2 sc into first stitch, sc into next 2 sts * Repeat between * and * 5 more times, sl st into 1st sc of round. (24 sts)
Fasten off leaving a nice long tail.
Add a small amount of toy stuffing and sew the two parts together. Sew in any remaining ends.


Chocolate Bon Bons

Using a dark chocolate colored yarn (yarn A)

Round 1: Make a magic loop, 6sc into the loop. (6sts)
Round 2: 2 sc into each of the stitches from the previous. (12 sts)
Round 3: sc into each stitch from the previous round. (12sts)
Round 4: *2 sc into first stitch. sc into next stitch* Repeat between * and * 5more times. (18 sts)
Round 5 *2 hdc into first stitch. sc into next 2 sts* Repeat between * and * 5 more times (24 sts)
Rounds 6-9: sc into each stitch from the previous round (24 sts). Do NOT fasten off.

Using a nice contrasting white chocolate colour of yarn (yarn B), we are going to add the swirly decortion to the top of our chocolate bon bons.
To do this turn your work so the wrong side is facing you and tie your new colour of yarn to the hanging tail that is left from your initial magic loop. (Picture A).


Turn your work so the right side is facing you.
We are going to be working out of the spaces between the single crochet stitches. They appear as little holes holes on our work (Picture B)


Insert your hook through the center hole of your truffle piece(Pictue C)


Pull a loop of colour B back through the hole, you will have one loop on your hook (Picture D)


Now move to one of the little spaces between the single crochet stitches (as metioned in Picture B)

Insert your hook and pull through another loop of colour B. You should now have two loops on your hook (Picture E).


Go ahead and pull that 2nd loop on your hook through the fist one, completing a sl st.
Repeat this process untill you have added enough swirly decoration to the truffle, it only needs to cover about half of the current truffle peice. (Picture F)


Once you are happy with the amount of swirly decoration then go ahead and fasten off colour B. Sew in the ends to colour B and we will continue the rest of the main truffle moving back to colour A.
Round 10: *sc dec, sc into the next 2 sts* repeat between * and * 5 times. (18 sts)
Round 11: *sc dec, sc into next stitch* repeat between * and * 5 times. (12 sts)
Now is a good time to add some stuffing to your chocolate bon bon!
Round 12: sc into each stitch from the previous round (12 sts)
Round 13: *sc dec, * repeat between * and * 5 times. (6 sts)
Fasten off. Add a final bit of stuffing and sew the last little hole closed. Sew in remaining ends.