These little crocheted candies will add a touch of festive cheer to your home. They are so quick and simple that you can easily make a bowl full in an evening. I’ve also included plenty of photos below to help guide you through making the color changes seamlessly.
Peppermint Candies Christmas Crochet Pattern
Here’s what you will need:
- red and white worsted weight yarn
- G hook
- tapestry needle and scissors
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Note: The peppermints are essentially 12 double crochets worked in the round alternating between white and red. The photo tutorial below will show you how you can make these color changes seamlessly by changing colors on the last yarn over and pull through of each double crochet.
With white ch 3, join red by pulling up a loop and creating a 4th ch as shown (counts as first dc).
With red, begin making a double crochet by yarning over and inserting hook into the furthest chain from hook, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook).
Yarn over and complete double crochet with white. Continuing with white, begin next double crochet by yarning over and inserting the hook back into the same chain as last double crochet was worked, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook). Yarn over and complete double crochet with red.
Continue working double crochets into ring until you have 12 stitches (remember the beginning chain counts as a stitch). On your final double crochet, again yarn over and complete double crochet with white.
You now have all your stitches done. You can either join the round with a traditional slip stitch in the top of the beginning chain or you can try the invisible join. I think the invisible join leaves a nice finish.
Here’s how to do it …
Cut yarn and fasten off after the last stitch. Using a tapestry needle, weave tail under both loops of the second stitch of the round, then weave it back into the center of the last stitch.
That’s it! It looks just like a regular stitch … cool, huh?!
You can either weave in your ends now and leave the piece as is or sew two together for more of a candy look.
To attach two together, put wrong sides facing and slip stitch through back loops of each.