Last Minute Reindeer Candy Cane Holders

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It’s time to make some last minute handmade gifts! My Last Minute Reindeer Candy Cane Holders work up so quickly that you can crochet dozens of them in a single evening! 

You will need some Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook for this project.

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If you are looking for other Last Minute Christmas Projects to Make you may also enjoy these free patterns: Last Minute Christmas Tree Candy Cane  Holders

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Reindeer Candy Cane Holders. It's time to make some last minute handmade gifts! My Last Minute Reindeer Candy Cane Holders work up so quickly that you can crochet dozens of them in a single evening! 

Looking for a quick and easy last minute Christmas Decoration – something simple you can add to your gift bags and presents to add a small personal touch? If you have 10 minutes of time to spare, you can make 2 of these crocheted Reindeer Candy Cane Holders.

These are so quick and easy and such a simple way to add a last minute handmade touch to your gifts and your Christmas tree.

Quick Note I recommend you use hot glue to stick on your googly eyes – mine made it through Christmas but fell off (somewhere….somewhere there is a googly eye….we still have not found said googly eye!) to make sure those eyeballs and nose stay put!

 Supplies

  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver. 7 oz (198 g) and 364 yds (333 m). 100% Acrylic. Medium Weight Yarn [4]. OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification. Machine wash and dry.
  • Colors: Coffee (dark one) or Oatmeal (light one)
  • Hooks: 5 mm (H) Clover Amour Hook and 4 mm (G) Clover Amour Hook
  • Adhesive Wiggly Eyes (1/2-inch x 2 for each reindeer; 1 cm x 2 for each reindeer) or wiggly eyes and glue.
  • Red Sticky Back Felt (cut 1 inch square and then just round out the corners with your scissors to make a circle) or red mini pompoms
  • Mini Candy Canes (2 for each reindeer)
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional), glue (hot glue gun)

Difficulty Level

  • BEGINNER-EASY

Finished Size

  • Approximately 2.5 inches tall by1.25 inches wide (not including the mini candy canes)

Gauge

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

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

  • ch – chain
  • DMR – double magic ring
  • Rnd – round
  • rem – remaining
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • 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 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

Notes

  • The Reindeer Candy Cane Holder is worked in continuous rounds.
  • You do not need to slip stitch to join but you will find it helpful to mark the first stitch of each round with a stitch marker (or safety pin, extra piece of yarn, etc.).
Reindeer Candy Cane Holders. It's time to make some last minute handmade gifts! My Last Minute Reindeer Candy Cane Holders work up so quickly that you can crochet dozens of them in a single evening! 

Last Minute Reindeer Candy Cane Holders

These holders are crocheted in continuous rounds from the bottom to the top.

Crochet Reindeer Body

Using your 5 mm (H) crochet hook:

Rnd1: DMR: 10 sc [10]

DMR 10 sc Reindeer Candy Cane Holders

Rnd 2: 1 sc in each st around [10]

Rnd 3-Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 2 [10]

Reindeer Candy Cane Holders Repeat 1 sc around

Rnd 10: 1 sc through the first st and the 5th stitch (this creates a centre to the reindeer to hold the 2 candy canes more securely – see image below). 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts. Sk the next st (which is the one you already crocheted through with the first stitch). 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts. [9]

Reindeer Candy Cane Holder middle stitch Rnd 10
Reindeer Candy Cane Holder Skip 1 Stitch

Rnd 11: Switch to your 4 mm crochet hook and work 1 sc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in your ends. [9]

Reindeer Candy Cane Holder

Embellish!

Reindeer Candy Cane Holder It's time to make some last minute handmade gifts! My Last Minute Reindeer Candy Cane Holders work up so quickly that you can crochet dozens of them in a single evening! 

Tie a ribbon, or piece of thread to the center stitch inside the reindeer (the one you created when you worked through the first and fifth stitch in R10). Then loop it through the front and back of the reindeer so the holder will balance when you hang it from the tree.

Reindeer Candy Cane Holder Center Stitch
Reindeer Candy Cane Holders. It's time to make some last minute handmade gifts! My Last Minute Reindeer Candy Cane Holders work up so quickly that you can crochet dozens of them in a single evening! 

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11 Comments

  1. Hi Wanda, I’ve always gotten mine from Walmart. I usually get them in October/beginning of November because they sell out pretty quick here in Canada.

  2. Hi Anna, Try chaining 2 and then working the 10 sc into the second chain from the hook. I would recommend leaving a fairly long tail of yarn initially so you can weave it in securely when you are done. If you want to try the double magic ring (which I find is a little bit easier to manage than the regular magic ring) here is the video tutorial link: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/secure-double-magic-ring-tutorial/ All the best, Rhondda

  3. I’m so happy you enjoyed the pattern and they loved their gifts 🙂 Thank you for letting me know 🙂 Have a lovely 2018! Rhondda

  4. These were a hit for Christmas. I made a ton and all the recipients LOVED it. Thanks!

  5. I’m pretty sure they were at Walmart – all our candy canes seem to come individually wrapped here actually come to think of it…I’ve never seen them not individually wrapped? I’m in Ontario, Canada…