I like to make new Christmas ornaments for my tree each year. I guess it’s because my mom and I always had so much fun making Christmas tree ornaments together each year. We would let our creative minds wander and come up with a new theme every year. Sometimes the ornaments turned out golden, and sometimes they didn’t. But the memories? They always turned out great!
I love to crochet, so it’s natural for me to pull out my yarn stash this time of year when creativity hits. This year I decided to go old school thanks to inspiration from old-fashioned ribbon candy and Dolly Parton’s Hard Candy Christmas. What can I say? I can’t help but get a little nostalgic this time of year. I’m happy to share my creation with you today, along with a tutorial so you can make your own. Check out the simple and free crochet ribbon candy pattern and tutorial below!
Crochet Ribbon Candy Materials:
- Two coordinating shades of worsted yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
- Crochet Hook in size H
- Yarn needle
Crochet Ribbon Candy Pattern:
With first color, chain 51.
Row 1: SC in second chain and every chain across. (50 stitches) Fasten off and turn.
Row 2: Join second color to first SC with slip stitch. Chain 3 (counts as first DC). DC in next SC and every SC across. Fasten off and turn.
Row 3: Join 1st color to first DC with slip stitch. Chain 1 (counts as first SC). SC in next DC and every DC across. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Now it’s time to assemble and turn this crochet strip of yarn into ribbon candy. Ready?
Fold the strip over several times evenly to create 3 folds on each side. The width should be about 2 inches.
Using a yarn needle, thread a piece of yarn through the middle of the folds, tying off the ends. Leave a tail of yarn on the top end to tie and form a loop for hanging.
I’ve never seen a piece of flat ribbon candy, so let’s avoid that! After you’ve tied off and woven in the ends of the assembly yarn, use your fingers to fluff up the folds to resemble the wavy look of ribbon candy. That’s it!
You can make these cute crochet ribbon candy Christmas ornaments in a variety of different colors for your tree. Try a traditional color theme or go modern with colors that pop…the choice is yours!
I am really happy with the way this simple crochet pattern turned out and can’t wait to fill up my tree with them this year. I hope you enjoy the free crochet pattern, too. Now grab a hook, some yarn and get busy making a batch for your home today!