Candle Ornament Crochet Pattern

Day 9 of the 12 Days of Crochet Christmas is a little candle ornament crochet pattern.

Crochet candle ornament sitting on a wood round.

This candle ornament crochet pattern was one that didn’t make the cut last year. It just wasn’t working out but after a bit of reworking I’m much happier with this rendition of it. It’s amazing what a fresh pair of eyes can do!

For hanging, you can either add a hanging loop to the tip of the flame or attach a piece of wire or a pipe cleaner to the bottom so it can sit directly on the tree branches.

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Candle Ornament Crochet Pattern


  • DK weight yarn in white, red, yellow and green (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Paper White, Pillar Red, Mustard Yellow and Slate Green)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • 4 ply yarn in black or black embroidery floss
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Yarn/twine for hanging
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors
  • Optional: fabric glue

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase
  • dec – decrease
  • invedec – invisible decrease
  • BLO – back loop only
  • dc – double crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round

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Finished Size

The finished candle measures approximately 2.5″ (6.5cm) tall. Size may vary depending on tension and materials used.


Gauge is not important in this pattern. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing showing through and adjust hook size if necessary.


  • Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral starting with a magic ring unless otherwise specified. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.
  • When working R21 and R22 of the candle, the chain at the beginning does not count as a stitch.


Candle (starting with white)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)

R2: [Inc] x6 (12)

R3: [Sc, inc] x6 (18)

R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)

R5: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)

R6: BLO [sc] x30 (30)

R7-15: [Sc] x30 (30) 9 roundschange to red in last st

R16: [Sc] x30 (30)

R17: BLO [3 sc, dec] x6 (24)

R18: Sc, invdec, [2 sc, invdec] x5, sc (18)

Start stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.

R19: [Sc, invdec] x6 (12)

R20: [Invdec] x6 (6)

Cut the yarn leaving a long tail and pull through last st. Weave the yarn tail through the front loop only of the final round and pull to close.

Now bring the yarn tail up through the centre of the candle and back down again, pulling firmly to create a slight indent where the flame will sit. You may need to repeat this a couple of times.

With the top of the candle facing away from you, join red yarn in the first leftover front loop from R17.

R21: Ch 2, dc in same st. [Dc] x23, join to first dc (24)

R22: Ch 1, sc in same st. [Sc] x23 (24)

Fasten off invisibly to first sc and weave in ends.

Wax (white)

With the top of the candle facing you, join white yarn in the 14th leftover front loop from R6 of the candle.

Ch 4, sl st in second ch from hook and each ch across (3). Sl st in next 2 front loops. Ch 6, sl st in second ch from hook and each ch across (5). Sl st in next 2 front loops. Ch 8, sl st in second ch from hook and each ch across (7). Sl st in next front loop.

Fasten off. If you wish to sew the drips in place, make sure to leave a long tail otherwise weave in ends.

Glue or sew the wax in place.

Flame (yellow)

R1: 4 sc in magic ring (4)

R2: [Sc, inc] x2 (6)

R3: [Sc] x6 (6)

R4: [Sc, inc] x3 (9)

R5-6: [Sc] x9 (9) 2 rounds


R7: [Sc, invdec] x3 (6)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Weave the yarn tail through the front loop only of the final round and pull to close.

Using black 4 ply yarn or embroidery floss, sew a line up the centre of the candle over approximately 3 rounds.


  • Sew the flame to the centre of the candle where you created the indent with the wax drips positioned on the right.
  • With green yarn, tie a bow around the candle where the red meets the white.

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Happy Crocheting.

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  1. I’m going to be so sad when this ornament series is over! I love your patterns so much! Thank you for making them available for free. <3 Merry Christmas!