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Crochet Christmas Candy Cane
a crochet candy cane that actually comes out looking like a proper candy cane. This is so great for decorating packages, hanging on the tree, or any other holiday dress-up you can think of!
- scrap yarn (white, red)
- size "E" (4) crochet hook
Half Treble Crochet ( htr ) - Yarn over twice and insert hook in the stitch indicated. Yarn over, draw through two loops. Yarn over, draw through last 3 loops.
Start with white yarn.
Ch 6. Skip 1st ch. Sc in next chain, hdc in next chain, hdc in next chain, dc in next chain. In the last chain, htr, leaving the last 3 loops on the hook. Switch to red yarn. Pull through all 3 loops. Ch 2, turn.
Row 1 - Sc in each st across (5 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Row 2 - Skip 1st st. Sc in next 3 sc. 2 sc in last sc (5 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Row 3 - Sc in each sc across (5 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Row 4 - Skip 1st st. Sc in next 4 sc. In last sc, leave 2 loops on hook. Switch to white yarn. Pull through both loops. Ch 1, turn.
By completing Rows 1 thru 4, you have completed 1 straight section.
Rows 5 thru 16 - Repeat Rows 1 thru 4, changing yarn color for each section (4 straight sections).
NOTE: If you want a longer candy cane, you can add additional straight sections here.
Row 1 - Ch 3, turn. Dc in 1st st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in last st. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2 - Sl st in sl st. Sc in next st. Hdc in next st. Dc in next 2 sts. 2 dc in last st, leaving 2 loops on hook. Switch yarn color. Pull through both loops. Ch 3, turn.
This completes 1 curve section.
Rows 3 thru 12 - Repeat Rows 1 and 2, changing yarn for each section, 5 times. On the very last row, end with ch 1, turn (6 curve sections).
Row 1 - Sc in each st across (6 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Rows 2 thru 3 - Repeat Row 1.
Row 4 - Sc in each st across (6 sc).
Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.