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The Knit Candle Ornament can easily be knit in under an hour, making it the perfect little finished object to shoe horn in during the busy Christmas season. Get the free pattern to light up your holiday!
A sweet candle is the 22nd ornament in our series. 🙂 This little buddy is one of our smallest ornaments of Christmas, which also means it’s one of the quickest to make! Fans of last year’s Candy Cane Ornament (a.k.a. What’s not to love about provisional cast ons, grafting, and pipe cleaners?) will enjoy making this candle too. This snuggly wee ornament can be easily knit in under an hour, making it the perfect little finished object to shoe horn in during the busy holiday season. This Knit Candle Ornament is incredibly scrap yarn-friendly, and offers lots of possibilities for creative interpretation. Change the colors, add some stripes! Embroider on some drippy wax! Have fun!

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The Knit Candle Ornament can easily be knit in under an hour, making it the perfect little finished object to shoe horn in during the busy Christmas season. Get the free pattern to light up your holiday!
 

The Knit Candle Ornament can easily be knit in under an hour, making it the perfect little finished object to shoe horn in during the busy Christmas season. Get the free pattern to light up your holiday!

Candle Ornament Knitting Pattern

Skill level: easy

Supplies
1 pack Lion Brand Yarn Bonbons in Beach, which comes with 8 mini skeins. – You need less than a skein of white and yellow to complete the ornament.
size US 3 (3.25 mm) knitting needles
scissors
tapestry needle
poly-fil
scrap ribbon
sewing needle & thread
1 white pipe cleaner

Abbreviations & Terms
CO – cast on
sts – stitches
provisional cast on – a cast on that gives you access to your stitches later in your project. Here’s a tutorial.
RS – right side
sl 1 wyif – slip 1 st purlwise with yarn in front
k – knit
WS – wrong side
p – purl
rep – repeat
kitchener stitch – aka grafting, this is a technique for joining ends with a seamless appearance. Here’s a tutorial.
rnd – round
k2tog – knit 2 sts together
ssk – slip one as if to k, slip one as if to p, k both sts together
(X sts) – X indicates the number of sts that are now in the row

Gauge & dimensions: 22 sts & 28 rows over 4 inches, knit in stockinette stitch. Finished ornament measures approx. 3.25″ tall.

The Knit Candle Ornament can easily be knit in under an hour, making it the perfect little finished object to shoe horn in during the busy Christmas season. Get the free pattern to light up your holiday!

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Pattern

Candle Body
CO 12 sts in white using a provisional cast on.
row 1. (RS) sl 1 wyif, k7.
row 2. (WS) sl 1 wyif, p7.
rows 3-8. Rep rows 1-2.
Join ends using kitchener stitch.

Candle Flame
CO 8 sts in yellow, join into rnd.
rnd 1. k2tog, k2, ssk, k2. (6 sts)
rnd 2. 
k2tog, k1, ssk, k1. (4 sts)
rnd 3. 
k2tog, ssk. (2 sts)
rnd 4. 
ssk. (1 st)
Break yarn & draw tail through last loop to secure.

Finishing
Sew candle flame to candle body. Weave in all ends.

Cut a 3.5″ length of white pipe cleaner. Fold each end of the pipe cleaner down 1/4 of an inch to protect sharp points. Feed your pipe cleaner into the bottom of the candle body and up into the flame. 

Using a needle & thread, sew a scrap of ribbon to the back of your finished ornament to hang.

The Knit Candle Ornament can easily be knit in under an hour, making it the perfect little finished object to shoe horn in during the busy Christmas season. Get the free pattern to light up your holiday!
If you make this or any of the other ornaments in the Ornaments of Christmas series, don’t forget to share your creation online using #handsoccupiedhohoho.

The Knit Candle Ornament can easily be knit in under an hour, making it the perfect little finished object to shoe horn in during the busy Christmas season. Get the free pattern to light up your holiday!
The Knit Candle Ornament can easily be knit in under an hour, making it the perfect little finished object to shoe horn in during the busy Christmas season. Get the free pattern to light up your holiday!

This post is brought to you by Lion Brand Yarn, which also provided yarn support. 

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