Inspired by those little candies you get at the end of a meal, and sporting such festive colors, this little amigurumi peppermint candy is great for Christmas and the rest of the year! What a cheery little fellow he is, don’t you think?
Like many of the other amigurumi in this series, this one is worked in seamed rounds. At two points in the design, you’ll work into the back loop in order to change angles, so this peppermint isn’t a ball, it’s more of a flat disk, with height.
You’ll also need to change colors every few stitches for every row except for the middle where it’s all white. The video below shows you how I change colors and join my rounds so there’s no visible seam in the color change. This method works for when you’re crocheting in rows too, so if you like the video and find it useful, I’d love for you to share it with your friends, like it, and subscribe to my channel!
The face on this amigurumi peppermint is a bit different than the others I’ve made, since it’s sort of worked into the bottom rounds of the amigurumi. You may find it a bit more difficult to sew the mouth on, and it might be easier to sew a simple V shape instead of a wide U shape-d mouth.
Once the body of the peppermint is complete, just work the ruffled candy wrapper and sew it to the sides of the candy.
I think this peppermint would be another would be another great amigurumi to use in a garland!
- MC: Paintbox Cotton Aran in Paper White
- C1: Paintbox Cotton Aran in Pillar Red
- F/3.75mm crochet hook
- C/2.75mm crochet hook
- Cluster fiberfill
- 6mm safety eyes
- embroidery thread or lightweight yarn in Black
- tapestry needle
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- sl st – slip stitch
- ch – chain stitch
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- inc – increase: work 2 sc in same st
- dec – decrease: work 2 sc together
- BLO – back loop only
- Rounds in candy are worked with a seam and joined with a seamless join.
- Eyes are placed approximately 1.0-1.25 inches apart.
- Amigurumi can be closed using this technique.
Amigurumi Peppermint Candy Instructions
- Worked in seamed rounds.
- Start with MC.
Round 1: Work 6 sc into a magic circle. Join to first sc with sl st. (6)
Round 2: Ch 1. Work 2 sc into each st around. Join to first sc with sl st. (12)
Round 3: Switch to C1. Ch 1. Work [C1: 1 sc, MC: inc] 6x around. Switch to C1. Join to first sc with sl st. (18)
Round 4: Start with C1. Ch 1. Work [C1: 2 sc, MC: inc] 6x around. Switch to C1. Join to first sc with sl st. (24)
Round 5: Start with C1. Ch 1. Work [C1: 3 sc, MC: inc] 6x around. Switch to C1. Join to first sc with sl st. (30)
Round 6: Start with C1. Ch 1. Work [C1: 3 sc, MC: 2 sc] in BLO, 6x around. Switch to C1. Join to first sc with sl st. (30)
Round 7-8: Start with C1. Ch 1.Work [C1: 3 sc, MC: 2 sc] 6x around. Switch to C1. Join to first sc with sl st. (30)
- Add eyes centered on the front of the peppermint.
- Sew mouth slightly below and centered between the eyes.
Round 9: Start with C1. Ch 1. Work [C1: 3 sc, MC: 2 sc] in BLO, 6x around. Switch to C1. Join to first sc with sl st. (30)
Round 10: Start with C1. Ch 1. Work [C1: 1 sc, dec, MC: 2 sc] 6x around. Switch to C1. Join to first sc with sl st. (24)
Round 11: Start with C1. Ch 1. Work [C1: dec, MC: 2 sc] 6x around. Join to first sc with sl st. (18)
Round 12: Worked with MC. Ch 1. Work [1 sc, dec] 6x around. Join to first sc with sl st. (12)
Round 13: Ch 1. Work 6 dec. Join to first sc with sl st. (6)
- Fasten off, close and weave in ends.
Round 1: Start with a 12 inch tail. Work 6 sc into a magic circle. Join to first sc with sl st. (6)
Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as stitch). Work 5 dc in each st around. Do not join.
- Fasten off and weave in ends.
- Use beginning tail to attach ruffle to either side of the peppermint.
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