Peppermint Candy Ring Ornament is the 2nd in my "Ringing In Christmas" ornament series. Each ornament is made by crocheting around a 2" plastic ring.
Caron Simply Soft Worsted Weight Yarn:
- small amounts Red and White
Size G (4.25mm) Crochet Hook
2" Plastic Ring
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
beg = beginning
chg = change
Changing Colors: To change colors: when completing the stitch prior to the start of a new color, insert hook and pull up loop (this completes the first part of the sc st), drop the old color, pick up the new color and yarn over and draw the new color thru the two loops on the hook. This completes the sc stitch and you will now have the new color on the hook and are ready to continue stitching.
For more information on changing colors, see my "Changing Colors Tutorial" : http://whiskersandwool.blogspot.com/2010/07/changing-colors-tutorial-some-helpful.html
Peppermint Candy Ring Ornament:
Round 1) With White, join with a sl st around 2” plastic ring, ch 1, 36 sc around ring, join with a sl st to beg sc. Do not turn. (36 sc)
Round 2) Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, chg to red, sc in next 2 sts, *chg to white, sc in next 2 sts, chg to red, sc in next 2 sts*, repeat from * to * around. Change back to white after completing the last red st, and join with a sl st to beg sc. Do not turn. (18 white sc, 18 red sc) Cut red yarn, but do not cut white yarn, continue with white for round 3.
Round 3) Ch 11, sl st in same sc st as the beg ch 11, (ch 11, sl st) 2 times in next sc st (3 loops made to create first “wrapper”). End off white.
To make wrapper on the other side of the candy: Skip the next 16 sts, and in the 17th st, using white, join with a sl st, ch 11, sl st in same st as beg ch 11, (ch 11, sl st) 2 times in next sc st.
End off, weave in all ends.
To finish, use small strands of red yarn to tie a bow around each of the wrappers.
Also see Lacy Snowflake Ring Ornament - 1st in my "Ringing in Christmas" Ornament Series: