Candy Cones by Amy van de Laar

Candy Cones

November 2023
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
47 - 67 yards (43 - 61 m)
One size: 3.25”/8.5cm diameter at base, and 7”/18cm tall.
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These little candy-coloured cones make the cutest decorations to brighten up your home. Choose between five different textures including stockinette, mini bobbles, and cables to suit your yarn or attention level—all options are presented in both charted and fully written instructions.

Make just one to decorate your windowsill or desk, or a make whole forest! One 50g ball of sport weight yarn will be enough for two cones, making this an excellent pattern for your fun-coloured scraps and odd balls.

Skills & Techniques
The Pinhole Cast On, knitting a small circumference in the round, working decreases, working 1-over-1 cables (optional), working mini bobbles (optional).

Materials Needed
For each cone, 1 ball of:
Scheepjes Stone Washed (78% cotton, 22% acrylic; 142yds/130m per 50g ball) or
Scheepjes Twinkle (75% cotton, 25% polyester; 142yds/130m per 50g ball), or
47yds/43m (for stockinette cones) or 67yds/61m (for patterned cones) of light DK or sport weight yarn. A yarn that is more springy/elastic will be easier to work with in the cable and bobble textures than a less springy yarn.

Shown in:
Scheepjes Stone Washed in Tourmaline, Rhodochrosite, Turquoise, and Malachite, and
Scheepjes Twinkle in 923, 926, 934, and 941.

US 3 / 3.25mm needles (or needle size that gives you the right gauge) for working a small circumference in the round, plus needles a couple of sizes smaller for working the garter stitch base. Note: I prefer to use double pointed needles for these as it’s a little easier to slip stitches between needles where necessary, but you are welcome to use magic loop or any style of needles you prefer.

You will also need an end-of-round stitch marker, stuffing of your choice, a 3”/8cm cardboard or plastic circle to stabilise the base (optional but recommended), and a tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Finished Measurements
Dimensions when stuffed:
3.25”/8.5cm diameter at base, and 7”/18cm tall.

You can alter the size of the cones by using a different yarn weight, keeping in mind that the yardage used will vary, or by adding/subtracting stockinette rounds between the decrease rounds for the Stockinette and Bobbles patterns.

Charts and written instructions are both provided in full.

Read more about Candy Cones and their inspiration on my blog:
New pattern: Candy Cones

How to work mini-bobbles
How to work mini-cables without a cable needle
How to add beads to Candy Cones