I never hang candy canes on the tree because I fear my kids will eat them when I'm not looking. And today my suspicions were confirmed. I hung this candy cane cozy with a candy cane in it on the tree. Later in the day I noticed there was a chopstick in its place. You read right, a chopstick! My four year old made the old switch-a-roo. As if I wouldn't notice, LOL. So you see, they actually serve a purpose, if there's an empty cozy then you know someone ate a candy cane.
Today I got the idea of making this candy cane cozy/ornament. You can hang them on your tree or give them as little gifts. They only take about a half an hour to make. Directions below.
This cozy was designed to fit a standard sized candy caneSupplies:
Size 6 needles
100% cotton 4 - PLY yarn
With Size 6 needles cast on 20 stitches.
knit 8 rows of stock knit stitch
Bind off - leave a long tail for sewing
my piece measured 1 1/2" by 5"
Fold in half length wise, and sew seam.
When sewing the bottom closed, use the yarn to add the bell.
With thread sew the button on the top.
Fold ribbon in half and sew into the inside of the cozy. This is a little tricky because the opening is so small. So as Tim Gund would say, "Make It Work".
* success tips - don't sew right sides together, then turn right side out, this will stretch the piece and it will look sloppy