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I know some people love it and some people hate it…it is the Halloween equivalent of the Easter Peep…Candy Corn that is.
Personally, I love it. Well, I love Brach’s Candy Corn (made with honey).
Anyway, this sweet little treat was the inspiration for the project I am sharing with y’all today.
Here is the free pattern to my Candy Corn inspired throw blanket.
If you like this project and want to make your own, but don’t know how to read a pattern, I have a couple of resources for you: I wrote a post earlier this year about how I taught myself to read crochet patterns, you can find it here. I have also made a step-by-step crochet-along video you can find here (or scroll to the bottom of this post to find it within this page). In the video I start off by going over the stitches used for this project, then walk you through the whole shebang. Feel free to pause it at any point or replay anything you need to.
Candy Corn Inspired Throw Blanket
2 skeins I Love This Yarn – Yellow
2 skeins Big Twist Yarn – Varsity Orange
2 Skeins Big Twist Yarn – White
9 mm crochet hook
4 mm crochet hook or a tapestry needle (to weave in tails)
Approximate Finished Size:
60” x 48” (5’ x 4’)
Suzette Stitch – *(sc, dc) in same space, skip a space* Repeat from * to * across
ch – Chain
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
sp – space
– American crochet terms are used in this pattern.
– This throw is color blocked in thirds.
-I keep a pencil and scrap of paper nearby while working on this project to help keep track of the number of rows I have completed. (tally marks)
-Basic color changing knowledge it helpful for this project. If you need a refresher, skip to 99:99!!! In the video below.
Begin with Yellow
Using 9 mm hook
FC: Ch 126
Row 1: In second ch from hook, *(sc, dc) in same ch. Sk next ch* Repeat from * to * across, ending with only a sc in the last ch. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: In last stitch of the previous row, *(sc, dc) in same st. sk next st* Repeat from * to * across, ending with only a sc in the last st. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3 – Row 47: Repeat Row 2, attach Varsity Orange in final sc of Row 47
Row 48 – Row 94: Repeat Row 2, attach White in final sc of Row 94
Row 95 – Row 141: Repeat Row 2. Finish off after Row 142.
Tie off and weave in your tails.
Another Project Idea
This spooky season I also crocheted a pattern I found on Joann’s Website. The project is a spiderweb rug. Now, I have a cat who gets a sick sense of joy from peeing on rugs (so we are a rug free home)…When I finished this project I had Benchley’s strange habit in mind and I decided to use it as a center piece in the formal dining room. I think it looks wonderful there.
If you like this project and want to make your own, you can find the free pattern here.
(Note: if you print this pattern make sure you print the whole thing… Round 5 got cut off on my copy and the pattern was a little difficult to hunt up again after I had closed the window.)
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