Candy Cane Ornament by Heidi Gustad

Candy Cane Ornament

by Heidi Gustad
December 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
5.25 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
20 - 28 yards (18 - 26 m)
Finished ornament measures 5.5 inches from tip to tip before bending into candy cane shape.
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This pattern is available for free.

What Christmas tree is complete without a candy cane? The perfect red and clear white hues come together to make a classic candy cane. Visually striking against the needles of an evergreen, you could make a whole gaggle of these to pepper your tree or holiday mantle. If you’re not scared of grafting, you can tackle this 6 row pattern over and over between now and the holidays. Maybe it’s just me who lives for the idea of including knit and crochet gift toppers on every present one day, but this candy cane definitely seems like a doable gift topper idea for everyone on my list.

US size 3 (3.25 mm) knitting needles
Lion Brand Bonbons in Beach in red & white
poly-fil (polyester fiber fill, a.k.a. stuffing)
1 pipe cleaner in red or white
tapestry needle