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Amigurumi Candle Crochet Pattern

by | All Designs, Crochet, Free Patterns, Kids & Toys

What day of the #AmigurumiAdventCAL are we on now? We just celebrated Thanksgiving, and with the busyness of the holiday, I’m keeping it simple with this little amigurumi candle. It’s quick to whip up, and pairs perfectly with the Spaghetti and Meatballs amigurumi for a fun little tablescape!

candle amigurumi pin

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This candle is super simple to make – it consists of 2 parts, the taper and the flame. The taper, or body, is worked in seamed rounds to keep it completely even, and you can make it as short or as tall as you want. Just make sure that however tall or short you make the body, you attach the eyes right at, or just below, the half way point for maximum cuteness. This is a great way to use up leftover bits of yarn!

The flame is worked in continuous rounds to intentionally give it that lopsided look. As you work closer to the top, you’ll see in the pattern that you are not finishing the round completely before moving on to the next stitch. That’s ok though, because the whole flame is just a continuous spiral all the way to the tip.

The tricky thing I found with this amigurumi is how to attach the flame to the taper. I wanted to sink the flame into the taper a bit so it’s not just perched precariously on top of the taper. To make the connection more secure, I think it’s best to use the beginning tail of the flame and sew it to the top of the taper, not just at one point, but sort of along the outside of the first round of 6 sts. If you pull your sewing tight, it should secure the flame to the taper pretty well.

I don’t have a video tutorial for this, but if you need any help on the magic circle, seamless join, stuffing, or making the face, you can check out the Amigurumi Flan video tutorial for all the basics!

Supplies

Abbreviations

  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • sl st  – slip stitch
  • ch – chain stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase: work 2 sc in same st
  • dec – decrease: work 2 sc together

Pattern Notes

  • Rounds in the flame are worked continuously with no seams. Because you’re working continuously around, the last few rounds may seem incomplete, but continue following the pattern all the way to the close.
  • Rounds in the body are joined in the round.
  • Eyes are placed approximately 1.0-1.25 inches apart.
  • Amigurumi can be closed using this technique.

Amigurumi Candle Instructions

CANDLE BODY

  • Worked in seamed rounds
  • Worked in WHITE

Round 1: Work 6 sc into a magic circle. Join to first sc with sl st. (6)

Round 2: Ch 1. Work 2 sc in each st around. Join to first sc with sl st. (12)

Round 3: Ch 1. Work [1 sc, inc] 6x around. Join to first sc with sl st. (18)

Round 4: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in BLO of each st around. Join to first sc with sl st. (18)

Round 5-12: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join to first sc with sl st. (18)

  • Add eyes between Rounds 8 and 9.
  • Sew mouth between Rounds 9 and 10, centered between the eyes.

Round 13: Ch 1. Work [1 sc, dec] 6x around. Join to first sc with sl st. (12)

  • Stuff the body.

Round 14: Ch 1. Work 6 dec. (6)

  • Fasten off, close, and weave in ends.

 

FLAME

  • Worked in continous rounds
  • Worked in YELLOW

Round 1: Start with a long tail. Work 6 sc into a magic circle. (6)

Round 2: Work [1 sc, inc] 3x around. (9)

Round 3: Work [2 sc, inc] 3x around. (12)

Round 4: Work [1 sc, inc] 6x around. (18)

Round 5: Work 1 sc in each st around. (18)

Round 6: Work [4 sc, dec] 3x around. (15)

Round 7:Work 3 sc, 3 dec, 3 sc, 1 dec. (10) *This is an incomplete round, but as you’re working continuously, it will blend into the next round.

  • Stuff the body.

Round 8: Work 2 dec, 2 inc, 2 dec. (6) *This is an incomplete round, but as you’re working continuously, it will blend into the next round.

Round 9: Work 2 dec, 1 inc, 2 dec. (5)

  • Fasten off, close, and weave in ends.

 

Use the beginning tail of the flame to sew the flame onto the body. Secure the tail and weave in ends.

Candle amigurumi

If you enjoyed this pattern and are showing it off to the world, make sure to tag me @1dogwoof with the hashtag #AmigurumiAdventCAL. I can’t wait to see all your creations! You can also head over to the Amigurumi Advent Calendar intro post to see the entire collection!

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1 Comment

  1. Liz

    Nine of these little guys and you have a kid-friendly menorah!

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