Peppermint Candies Christmas Crochet Pattern

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Peppermint Candies Christmas Crochet Pattern |

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

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).

peppermint candies crochet how to 1

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).

peppermint candies crochet how to 2

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.

peppermint candies crochet how to 3

peppermint candies crochet how to 4

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.

peppermint candies crochet how to 5

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 …


Invisible Join

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.

invisible join

 That’s it! It looks just like a regular stitch … cool, huh?!

invisible join


You can either weave in your ends now and leave the piece as is or sew two together for more of a candy look.

peppermint candy crochet pattern

To attach two together, put wrong sides facing and slip stitch through back loops of each.

joining two together



peppermint candies Christmas crochet pattern



21 Responses to Peppermint Candies Christmas Crochet Pattern

  1. Alessandra December 4, 2013 at 3:10 am #

    These are really nice!!!!
    thank you so much, xxxxxx Ale

    • Karen Godfrey July 26, 2016 at 6:47 pm #

      I am so going to enjoy making these, Thankyou Karen

  2. Ana BC December 4, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    Oh, my…these are super cute!!! you are so creative, Kara 🙂

  3. Natasha December 4, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    These look REALLY cute! I so have to make them! Thanks for posting the pattern!

  4. Sangeetha December 5, 2013 at 4:17 am #

    Lovely and Super cute!!! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

  5. Nance in Reno December 8, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    These peppermints are so cute! I wonder if a 2nd row could be added to make them bigger (to use as a makeup scrubbie)?

    • Kara December 8, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

      That is a fabulous idea! To add a second round, just work 2 dc in each dc around 🙂

    • Karen Godfrey July 26, 2016 at 6:52 pm #

      I love that Idea Nance I make alot of face scrubbies, so I will make them for sure. Thanks Nance.

  6. Natasha December 8, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    I’m wondering… would you be able to do this with just one color and then make it into an ornament?

  7. Astri December 9, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    Wow Kara! These are so festive and another great tutorial!

  8. Holly December 10, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    Love this pattern!! I have already made several but sometimes I end up with a huge hole in the center. I try to tighten and loosen my stitches but still get it. Do you have any suggestions as to what I’m doing wrong? Thanks for the pattern.

  9. Linda December 16, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    I know this pattern doesn’t call for it, but I have a magic ring question. I just learned about this technique, it’s pretty cool. But, my problem is my stitches seem to be very tight in the ring which makes them very small. Is this how it should be, or does it just take practice? Are there any other tips you can provide? Thanks so much, love your site.

    • Kara December 17, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

      I do have a magic ring tutorial and video under the menu option for crochet tutorials. It is normal for the stitches to seem slightly bunched together in the ring. Is that what you mean?

      • Linda December 18, 2013 at 9:00 am #

        Yes, and yours is the tutorial I watched 🙂 Got the link from Repeat Crafter Me.

  10. Maggie November 7, 2014 at 9:08 pm #

    To cute. These will be perfect for my 4 year old.. to use as hair clips for her ballet peppermint twist act.. 🙂

    • Kara November 10, 2014 at 5:10 pm #

      Great idea!

  11. Teresa Zale September 16, 2016 at 3:34 am #

    They look yummy

  12. Hooked Goodies October 31, 2017 at 8:22 am #

    Lovely Pattern with awesome photo-tutorial.

  13. Mary November 21, 2017 at 5:16 pm #

    It would be nice if you would include simple directions separate feom the pictures. I’m sure those pictures and overly wordy explanations are useful for beginners, but they are useless for experienced crocheters. I really don’t want to waste paper and ink to print studff I don’t need.

    • Kara November 21, 2017 at 5:48 pm #

      Hi Mary 🙂 Yes, it’s always a struggle for me to find the right balance of creating posts that are detailed enough for beginners, yet still fit the needs of those more experienced like yourself. I err on the side of more photos and explanations because the print friendly button on each post allows readers to choose which parts they want to print and to delete the parts they don’t need. That way you only use paper and ink on the parts you want. Hope that helps!


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