I’ve always loved candy corn around Halloween. They’re pretty much pure sugar, but the shape and color is so iconic and it’s just fun eating them.
I found this adorable knit candy corn pattern, and I knew I had to make it this year for Halloween.
They turned out great! They are so adorable! I haven’t given them mouths yet, and I used safety eyes instead of felt, but I kinda love them the way they are.
Sometimes I modify patterns to suit my own needs. In this case, I wanted to use Judy’s Magic Cast On and knit them in the round in order to avoid seaming. It was coming along great until I realized that I had made the cast on perpendicular to the direction the seam was supposed to go! The result is the candy corn on the right in picture below:
As you can see, he has little feet and decreases going up the face. The bottom was intended to be round like the one on the left with the decreases going up the sides. I finished him anyway, and he’s pretty cute. For the next one, I modified my modifications to fit the rounded shape I wanted:
Cast on 16 with Judy’s Magic Cast On.
Round 1: knit
Round 2: kfb, k6, kfb, kfb, k6, kfb
Round 3: knit
Round 4: kfb, kfb, k6, kfb, kfb, kfb, kfb, k6, kfb, kfb
Round 5: knit
Round 6: kfb, k12, kfb, kfb, k12, kfb
Round 7-10: knit
Round 11: k, ssk, k10, k2tog, k2, ssk, k10, k2tog, k
Round 12-14: knit
Round 15: k, ssk, k8, k2tog, k2, ssk, k8, k2tog, k
Round 16-18: knit
Round 19: k, ssk, k6, k2tog, k2, ssk, k6, k2tog, k
Round 20-22: knit
Round 23: k, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k
Round 24-26: knit
Round 27: k, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k
Round 28-30: knit
Round 31: k, ssk, k2tog, k2, ssk, k2tog, k
Pull working thread through the remaining stitches.
The yarn I used for orange and yellow was Red Heart Super Saver. The white is Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice. You can see the project page on Ravelry.