As promised in my last post, here’s another great Halloween pattern from Lion Brand® Yarn!
In the last post we looked at felting a yarn pattern – and today I have another term that may be new to many of you ‘amigurumi’. The term comes from Japanese, and means ‘knitted or crocheted doll/toy’ (this is a loose translation based on information from a variety of websites. Here is what Wikipedia has to say on the subject: Amigurumi.
Technically, amigurumi dolls or toys all have been given some anthropomorphic features (such as an ice cream cone that has eyes and a mouth). But for some yarn sites this has evolved to include stuffed toys even without the face or arms and legs. Such is the pattern I’m about to share with you – for those ‘purists’ who want a true amigurumi figure, please scroll down to the bottom of this post, where there are links to some other patterns from Lion Brand.
What makes this particular pattern an amigurumi is the spiral construction method.
Easy (and here is a link to the pattern difficulty chart used by Lion Brand)
- 1 skein of Wool Ease Yarn: White/Multi (620-301)
- 1 skein of Wool Ease Yarn: Gold (620-171)
- 1 skein of Wool Ease Yarn: Pastel Yellow (620-157)
- Lion Brand Crochet Hook – Size G6
- Large Eyed Blunt Needle
EXACT GAUGE IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR THIS PROJECT. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
- Work in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.
- Yarn is sufficient for multiple Candy Corn.
- With A, ch 2.
- Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in first ch. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
- Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around – 8 sts.
- Rnd 3: Sc in each st around.
- Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around – 12 sts.
- Rnd 5: Sc in each st around.
- Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around – 16 sts.
- Change to B.
- Rnd 7: Sc in each st around.
- Rnd 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around – 20 sts.
- Rnd 9: Sc in each st around.
- Rnd 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around – 24 sts.
- Rnd 11: Sc in each st around.
- Change to C.
- Rnds 12-16: Sc in each st around.
- Fasten off.
Lightly stuff Candy Corn and sew lower edge closed.
Weave in ends.
Just imagine a bowl full of these delights on your coffee table! (Nice to have a non-breakable decoration there isn’t it?) For those looking for something else, check out the links below.
Pumpkin Candy Bag – Pattern #80750AD – Yarn: Lion Wool – Crochet Pattern, Felted – Level: Easy
Felted Candy Corn Bag – Pattern #70462AD – Yarn: Lion Wool – Crochet Pattern, Felted – Level: Easy
Pumpkin Pal – Pattern #70446AD – Yarn: Wool Ease – Crochet Pattern – Level: Beginner
Pirate Pal – Pattern #70445AD – Yarn: Wool Ease – Crochet Pattern – Level: Beginner
Wigs these patterns do not require knowledge of knit or crochet
Cowgirl Wig – Pattern #60446 – Yarn: Wool Ease – Level: Beginner
Cleopatra Wig (but it would also make a good witchy wig!) – Pattern #60445 – Yarn: Festive Fur and Glitterspun – Level: Beginner
Rag Doll Wig – Pattern #60444 – Yarn: Wool Ease – Level BeginnerPattern and links reprinted by permission of Lion Brand Yarn.
Sheila Reinke, Heart of Sewing