Last Minute Christmas Tree Candy Cane Holders

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Last Minute Christmas Tree Candy Cane Holders

Last Minute Christmas Tree Candy Cane Holder

 

 Supplies

  • Yarn: Medium Weight Yarn Like:  Red Heart Super Saver (7 oz / 198 g; 364 yds / 333 m) Sample was worked in Bernat Handicrafter Cotton because I ran out of Green Red Heart Super Saver!
  • Hook: 5 mm  (H) Clover Amour Hook
  • Candy Canes
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)
  • OPTIONS: Red Pom Poms, sequins, beads, buttons, ribbon and Hot Glue if necessary

Difficulty Level

BEGINNER-EASY

Finished Size

4.5 inches tall by 4.0 inches wide (not including the candy cane)

Gauge

is not really imperative so long as the stitches are close together (no holes)

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

blsc2tog – back loop single crochet two together (same as sc2tog but in the back loop only)
blsc3tog – back loop single crochet three together (same as sctog but in the back loop only)
ch – chain
MR – magic ring
R – round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet two
sc3tog – single crochet three together
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Magic Ring

Invisible Join

Stitch Anatomy

sc2tog and sc3tog

Notes

The Christmas Tree Candy Cane Holder is worked in rows, in one piece. You will begin at the base of one side of the tree, then work up to the top, and linked by a ch 4 begin the 2nd side of the tree working from the top down to the base. Then you will slip stitch the two sides together to form the Christmas Tree – leaving space for the candy cane to sit securely! Easy peasy!

This entire project (excluding the slip stitch seam) is worked in the back loop only.

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Pattern Instructions

Last Minute Christmas Tree Candy Cane Holders

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R1: Ch 16, sk 1, 1 sc in bl of each across, ch 1, turn [15]

R2: 1 sc in bl of each st across, ch 1, turn [15]

R3: blsc2tog, 1 sc in bl of each across, blsc2tog, ch 1, turn [13]

R4: 1 sc in bl of each st across, ch 1, turn [13]

R5: blsc2tog, 1 sc in bl of each across, blsc2tog, ch 1, turn [11]

R6: 1 sc in bl of each st across, ch 1, turn [11]

R7: blsc2tog, 1 sc in bl of each across, blsc2tog, ch 1, turn [9]

R8: 1 sc in bl of each st across, ch 1, turn [9]

R9: blsc2tog, 1 sc in bl of each across, blsc2tog, ch 1, turn [7]

R10: 1 sc in bl of each st across, ch 1, turn [7]

R11: blsc2tog, 1 sc in bl of each across, blsc2tog, ch 1, turn [5]

R12: 1 sc in bl of each st across, ch 1, turn [5]

R13: blsc2tog, 1 sc in bl of each across, blsc2tog, ch 1, turn [3]

R14: 1 sc in bl of each st across, ch 1, turn [3]

R15: blsc3tog, ch 6 [1, ch 6]

R16: sk 1 ch, work 3 sc in the next ch. sk all rem chs, ch 1, turn [3]

R17: 1 sc in bl of each st across, ch 1, turn [3]

R18: 2 sc in bl of the first st, 1 sc in the bl of the next st, 2 sc in the bl of the last st, ch 1, turn [5]

R19: 1 sc in the bl of each st across, ch 1, turn [5]

R20: 2 sc in bl of the first st, 1 sc in the bl of the next st, 2 sc in the bl of the last st, ch 1, turn [7]

R21: 1 sc in the bl of each st across, ch 1, turn [7]

R22: 2 sc in bl of the first st, 1 sc in the bl of the next st, 2 sc in the bl of the last st, ch 1, turn [9]

R23: 1 sc in the bl of each st across, ch 1, turn [9]

R24: 2 sc in bl of the first st, 1 sc in the bl of the next st, 2 sc in the bl of the last st, ch 1, turn [11]

R25: 1 sc in the bl of each st across, ch 1, turn [11]

R26: 2 sc in bl of the first st, 1 sc in the bl of the next st, 2 sc in the bl of the last st, ch 1, turn [13]

R27: 1 sc in the bl of each st across, ch 1, turn [13]

R28: 2 sc in bl of the first st, 1 sc in the bl of the next st, 2 sc in the bl of the last st, ch 1, turn [15]

R29: 1 sc in the bl of each st across, ch 1, rotate (do not finish off) and continue to assembly below  [15]

Assembly

Now flatten the two “tree” shapes together and slip stitch through both layers (1 sl st per row end working under a single loop of each layer only) up the one side toward the top “Loop” created by the extra ch 4. Work in the top space created by the ch 4 and then continue working 1 sl st per row end all the way back to the base of the ‘tree”. Rotate your tree to work along the base of your tree and working through both layers work 1 sl st in each of the next 6 sts, then work 1 sl st in the front layer only for each of the next 3 sts (see photo), work 1 sl st through both layers in each of the next 6 sts, finish off with an invisible join and weave in all ends.

Assembly Last Minute Christmas Tree Candy Cane Holders

Next, let’s get that candy cane inserted into your tree. Slip the ‘stem’ of the candy cane between the sc3tog stitches at the back of the tree and down through the inside of your tree to the base where you left those 3 stitches open.

How to Put the Candy Cane In Christmas Tree Candy Cane Holder

Now you can embellish your Christmas Tree Candy Cane Holder however you wish – with buttons, beads, pom poms or simply like I did. I tied a bow at the top and put one of the word beads I picked up at Michael’s on as well (I love beads that have words and sayings).

Here’s how I did it:

Bow Assembly Last Minute Christmas Tree Candy Cane Holders

Last Minute Christmas Tree Candy Cane Holder

Have fun!

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  1. Hi Margee 🙂 You sure can! Scroll to the end of the post and click on the Print Friendly button – you can save a PDF copy or print the full post AND you can click to remove anything in the post you don’t want to see. This is the FREE version. As an alternate option you can purchase a $2.00 PDF copy free of ads on Ravelry, or Craftsy 🙂 Merry Christmas! Rhondda