How to crochet Pick ‘n’ Mix sweets

Hoot up a bag of the sweet stuff with Becky Skuse’s crochet liquorice treats

Indulge in a spot of nostalgia by crocheting these fun retro sweets. These little makes are really easy to create, using just simple double crochet stitches, so they’re great for beginners or if you need a quick last-minute project. The pattern is divided into instructions for making different pieces, and then how to make each sweet. Swap up the colours to match your favourites.

Mollie Makes Allsorts sweets crochet pattern

Materials
• Small quantities of any DK yarn (approx. 5g/15m per sweet) in black, white, pink and orange
• 3.5mm (UK 9, US E/4) crochet hook

Tension
Tension is not vital for this project, but it is important that stitches are dense.

Abbreviations (UK)
st(s) stitch(es)
RS right side
ch chain
dc double crochet
ss slip stitch
yrh yarn round hook
dc2tog double crochet 2 together – (insert hook in next st, yrh and draw loop through) two times, yrh and draw through all loops on hook
dc3tog double crochet 3 together – (insert hook in next st, yrh and draw loop through) three times, yrh and draw through all loops on hook

Finished size
Finished sweets are slightly larger than life size, approx. 1-2.5cm (½-1″)

Projects shot in the studio

Sandwich

Make two layers in black, two in yellow and three in white, as follows:
Foundation ch5
Row 1 (RS) dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn [4 dc]
Rows 2 and 3 ch1, 1dc in each st to end, turn [4 dc]
Break yarn and fasten off, leaving long end tails on the white layers.

Layer up in this order: orange, black, orange.
White, black, yellow, white, yellow, black, white.
Use the long tails from the white layers to sew together through all the layers.
Weave in ends.

Battenberg Strip

Foundation ch6.
Row 1 (RS) Dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end. [5 dc]
Break yarn and fasten off.

Pair up strips of the same colour and use the long tails to sew together into a thicker rectangle.

How to crochet a button sweet

Make two button half pieces in blue (or pink), leaving long end tails on each.

Foundation ch2.
Row 1 (RS) 3dc in 2nd ch from hook, turn. [3 dc]
Row 2 ch1, 1dc in each st to end, turn. [3 dc]
Row 3 ch1, dc3tog, do not turn. [1 dc]
Rotate to work around edge of shape.
Edging Round 1 ch1, 1dc into each row end (3 dc), 1dc into other side of foundation ch (1 dc), 1dc into each row end (3 dc), 1dc into top of dc3tog from Row 3 (1 dc), ss to 1st dc. [8 dc]
Edging Round 2 ch1, 1dc into each st around, ss to 1st dc. [8 dc]
Break yarn and fasten off.

Stuff the starting tails inside each button half piece. Sew the two halves together, one stitch in from the edge.
Weave in ends.
Decorate with seed beads in similar colour, if desired.

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Becky SkuseAbout Becky Skuse
Becky has loved making things since she was a little girl. She loves crochet, sewing, knitting, beading, making jewellery and anything else she can get her hands on. Crafts and magazines are her two greatest loves and she’s been lucky enough to work in craft magazines for many years. www.makemedo.wordpress.com