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Snippets Issue 18 : The Christmas Mini Issue

Lollipop Brooch

Crochet a lollipop brooch for Christmas, created by our cover star, Twinkie Chan.

Lollipop Brooch

By Twinkie Chan


Twinkie Chan

You will get a TON of mileage out of this sweet and simple, candy-licious crochet project by turning it into a brooch, hair clip, sweater appliqué, or greeting card/scrapbook embellishment! There are so many possibilities! It’s also a great way to use up small pieces of leftover/scrap yarn in whatever delicious colors you already have laying around.


For the lollipop brooch pictured here, you will need:

  • Small amount of worsted weight yarn (I’m using Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice) in Red
  • Small amount of worsted weight yarn in White
  • Small amount of worsted weight yarn in Beige
  • Small amount of worsted weight yarn in Pink (I’m using Cascade 220 here because I prefer the shade of pink!)
  • I hook
  • 1 1/4 inch pin back
  • Small amount of white thread and needle
  • Aleene’s Tacky glue

DIRECTIONS:


Lollipop:


lollipop brooch

With White yarn, ch 4 and slip stitch to 1st ch to form a loop. Ch 1. Round 1: Work 2 sc and 1 hdc into loop. Drop White but pull on the loop to make it longer so that it’s less likely to unravel (pull the loop long any time you drop a color). Pick up Red and join to loop. Ch 1. Work 3 sc into loop. Do not join rounds.

Round 2: Continuing with Red, work 2 sc each in next 3 sts. Drop Red. Pick up White and work 2 hdc each in next 3 sts. Drop White.

Round 3: Pick up Red. (Work 2 sc in next st, and 1 sc in next st) 3 times. Drop Red. Pick up White and (work 2 hdc in next st, and 1 hdc in next st) 3 times. Drop White.

Round 4: Pick up Red. (Work 2 sc in next st, and 1 sc each in next 2 sts) 2 times. Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, and slip stitch in next st. Break off Red. Pick up White and (work 2 hdc in next st, and 1 hdc each in next 2 sts) 3 times. Do not drop White.

Round 5: Continuing with White, (work 2 hdc in next st, and 1 sc each in next 3 sts) 2 times. 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc each in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, and slip stitch to next st. Break off White. Weave in all your ends.


Stick:


Join Beige yarn to the bottom of your lollipop. I like to join the stick where I just broke off the Lollipop yarns. Ch 12. Sk 1st ch, and then work 11 slip stitches. Break off. Sew this end back into lollipop to join to lollipop. Weave in all ends.

Bow:


lollipop brooch

With Pink yarn, ch 7.
Row 1: Sk 1st ch and work 6 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Work sc evenly across.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Work sc evenly across. Break off. Weave in ends.
Thread about 12 in of yarn thru your tapestry needle and wind yarn around the center of the rectangle you just made to form a bow shape. Secure ends and then sew bow to lollipop.

Your lollipop is basically finished! You can affix a pinback, magnet, or small hairclip to the back to sweeten up your day!



To add your version, favorite or comment, click on the project version below.

Make sure to check out our interview with Twinkie Chan.

Comments

Love it

I love it, but i fail every time! What do i wrong? Does anyone know if there is a video tutorial of this? I'm a newbie with crochet, so i guess i read the pattern totally wrong, when i'm crocheting the whit is at one side and the red at the other side of the circle...@_@

I love it, but i fail every time! What do i wrong? Does anyone know if there is a video tutorial of this? I'm a newbie with crochet, so i guess i read the pattern totally wrong, when i'm crocheting the whit is at one side and the red at the other side of the circle...@_@

I love it, but i fail every time! What do i wrong? Does anyone know if there is a video tutorial of this? I'm a newbie with crochet, so i guess i read the pattern totally wrong, when i'm crocheting the whit is at one side and the red at the other side of the circle...@_@

I love it, but i fail every time! What do i wrong? Does anyone know if there is a video tutorial of this? I'm a newbie with crochet, so i guess i read the pattern totally wrong, when i'm crocheting the whit is at one side and the red at the other side of the circle...@_@

I love it, but i fail every time! What do i wrong? Does anyone know if there is a video tutorial of this? I'm a newbie with crochet, so i guess i read the pattern totally wrong, when i'm crocheting the whit is at one side and the red at the other side of the circle...@_@

I love it, but i fail every time! What do i wrong? Does anyone know if there is a video tutorial of this? I'm a newbie with crochet, so i guess i read the pattern totally wrong, when i'm crocheting the whit is at one side and the red at the other side of the circle...@_@

ok i got it! it took me some practice but when she says 'drop' she literally means just pull up a long loop and leave it there, you dont break off and join like usual. with the first one you will attach the red, then when you drop it just pull a loop up and continue on with the white..my problem was i was breaking off and joining the red to the white and the white to the red...duh. i hope that helps..

i agree with heather, i've tried this so many times but my brain is just not getting it...any tips?

This is so awesome, but I can't get it to work!!! I've tried about 20 times, and each time, epic fail ;(

love the lolipop brooch!

Twinkie chan <3
she is so adorable :3

I knew literally that she was going to become a huge hit i started seeing her pop up on like all different sites and things lol her stuff is soo awesome i feel poo for just saying awesome lmao

I love Twinkie Chan! She is amazing!



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