Free Pattern: Candy Corn

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Halloween is sneaking up fast like a silly little ghost! Get ready for it with a zero calorie, zero stress knit: by popular demand, here’s the pattern for Tiny Candy Corn!

Finished Size: About 3/4 inch tall

Fingering-weight yarn in yellow, orange, and white, plus small amount of black (Samples made with Cascade Heritage yarn)

Needles: Set of size 1 US (2.25 mm) double-pointed needles

Other materials:
Small tapestry needle
Small amount of stuffing or scrap yarn

Gauge: Doesn’t matter, as long as your stitches are on the tight side.

CO = cast on

rnd = round

k = knit

st(s) = stitch(es)
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together (decreases by 1 stitch)

– This candy corn is definitely not edible! Be sure to keep it away from small children.
– When switching colors, wrap the old color around the new color once on inside of piece. Then after 2 rnds, pull loose ends tightly to secure.

——– Pattern starts here! ——–

With Yellow, CO 14 sts onto 3 needles, leaving a long tail for seaming, and join in a rnd.
Rnds 1-3: Knit.
Switch to Orange.
Rnd 4: K2tog, k3, [k2tog] twice, k3, k2tog (10 sts).
Rnds 5-8: Knit.
Switch to White.
Rnd 9: [K2tog] 5 times (5 sts).
Rnd 10: Knit
Break yarn, and draw tightly through sts with tapestry needle.


Turn piece over, and stuff lightly with polyester stuffing or yarn scraps. Pinch piece flat, then, using the long tail you left when casting on, sew the open end together with mattress stitch.

With Black, embroidery two tiny eyes using one stitch each.

Weave in loose ends.

© 2010 Anna Hrachovec / Mochimochi Land

Please do not copy or distribute any part of this pattern without permission.
Please do not sell items made from this pattern without permission.

16 thoughts on “Free Pattern: Candy Corn

  1. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
    You are the best ever. Of course, now my house will remain dirty as I knit billions of candy corns today.
    I so appreciate you sharing this pattern and for free?
    You are awesome…

  2. thank you! i’m knitting a pair of candy corn socks (stripes, with a candy corn intarsia element, and wanted to add some candy corn to cuff.. (now i don’t have to re-engineer how to do it, but can use your pattern!)

  3. So stinkin’ cute! Candy Corn are my favorite Halloween candy and these are even better because there are no calories!

  4. Just wanted to stop by and tell you how much I enjoy your blog and your “tiny” creations.

    I had to make a couple tiny candy corn for my toddler…knitting tiny things is SO fun…I just need better supplies.

    THANKS for the smiles!

  5. Oh my gosh these are the cutest ever! I need to find time to buy this yarn TODAY because I really want to make them into a necklace! Thanks so much for this, I’ll be linking as well.

  6. I found these from another website and they are the most adorable ever, It is on my list to learn how to knit, I have my book and kit downstairs. I wonder how hard these will be to do, I soooo want to do them next year!!!

  7. Love it……….and your heavenly book………so many wonderful things to knit… working my way through it and giving the delightful knitted goodies to friends: they are soooo happy!……..thanks for spreadsing joy!!

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