Crochet Candy Cane Ornament Pattern

This crochet candy cane ornament pattern screams Christmas.

Crochet red and white candy cane lying on a square brown paper wrapped present.

It’s Day 11 of the 12 Days of Crochet Christmas! Candy canes and peppermints are a Christmas classic. This amigurumi candy cane is perfect for hanging on the tree, festive garlands and gift toppers.

About the Pattern

The pattern is worked with 2 strands of yarn using the tapestry crochet technique.

You’ll be alternating between red and white throughout, picking up each colour as needed.

I used 2 pipe cleaners to create the candy cane shape which meant that I didn’t need any stuffing.

You can easily customise this pattern by making it longer and changing up the colours.

Crochet red and white candy cane being held up.

Why You’ll Love This Crochet Candy Cane Ornament Pattern

  • Basic stitches: Uses only single crochet stitches.
  • Seamless: No joining or ugly seams.
  • Instant gratification: Can be finished in less than an hour!

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Crochet Candy Cane Pattern


  • DK weight yarn in red and white (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Pillar Red and Paper White)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • 2 pipe cleaners
  • Wire cutters
  • Optional: 1cm gold bell, yarn/twine for decorating
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round

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Finished Size

The finished candy cane measures approximately 3.5″ (9cm) tall when shaped. 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 the pipe cleaner from 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.
  • This pattern is worked with 2 strands of yarn using the tapestry crochet technique. So you will work 2 red sc, 2 white sc, 2 red sc, 2 white sc, etc.
  • Colour changes take place in the last yarn over of the previous colour. Do not cut the yarn, pick up each colour as needed.

Pattern Instructions

Candy Cane (starting with white)

R1: 4 sc in magic ring – change to red in last st (4)

R2: [Inc red, inc white] x2 (8)

R3: [2 sc red, 2 sc, white] x2 (8)

Repeat R3 until your piece measures approximately 5″ long.

Fasten off the red yarn.

With your 2 pipe cleaners, twist them together and fold in half.

Tip: I recommend using white pipe cleaners if you have them otherwise any colour will work (black was all I had).

Gently push the pipe cleaners into the candy cane all the way to the bottom. Trim off the excess pipe cleaner.


  • Cut the white yarn leaving a tail and pull through last st. Weave the yarn tail through the front loops only of the final round and pull to close. Hide the end inside the candy cane.
  • Gently bend the tip and shape into a candy cane.
  • Tie some yarn/twine and a gold bell around the middle of the candy cane if desired.

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