31 Days of Candy Day 26: Chocolate Smooch Free Crochet Pattern

Chocolate Smooch Free Crochet Pattern - 31 Days of Candy Day 26 by E'Claire Makery

Guys, tomorrow is my wedding day! I can hardly believe that it’s finally here. I feel like my fiancé Stephen and I have waited such a long time for this day to come, but now that it’s arrived it feels like time flew by. To celebrate this momentous occasion being tomorrow, I’ve created today’s candy especially for this time, a Chocolate Smooch. This candy is inspired by Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses, the delicious little chocolate morsels that spread romantic cheer. For those of you who know that Stephen doesn’t like chocolate, it might seem strange that I’m celebrating the day before my wedding with chocolate. He agreed though that this candy was perfect for this day! Though he may not like the candy, it does work for our wedding time.

My day today is filled with all of the last minute wedding prep that you never expect to have to do, which is why I’m glad I made this candy and wrote this post in advance. To be honest, this wedding week has been crazy busy with trying to get ahead with candy creation and wedding prep. Who would have thought to remember that I need to bring garbage bags, ziplock bags for extra food, batteries for flameless candles, or some of the other random details that help make the day come together. There are so many moments where I didn’t think I’d be able to finish all of the 31 Days of Candy patterns ahead of time. I’ve thought I must have been completely crazy to have done this to myself and thinking that I could do this at the same time as getting married. Creating 31 different crochet candy patterns is so challenging creatively. With the help of Stephen giving me lots of pep talks, I was able to finish all of them!

I’ve been wanting to make a Hershey kiss for awhile, so this Chocolate Smooch pattern is perfect. It uses gradual single crochet increases to create the unique shape of a chocolate kiss, and since it is so tiny it is able to be made really quickly. I used Premier Yarns Downton Abbey yarn in a silver shade that has a splash of silver sparkle in it. Due to that yarn being discontinued now, you can use any DK weight yarn for a tiny chocolate smooch, or a worsted weight yarn for a larger one. With that said, let’s get started!

 

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Materials

Stitches Used:

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet (UK Double Crochet)
  • dec = decrease

Recipe Notes:

  • The chocolate smooch is crocheted in one piece in continuous rounds without joining. Mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker.
  • Pattern uses US crochet terminology, but the UK terminology conversion is listed in the stitches used list above
  • Face is made of felt pieces that are cut out and sewn on to the crocheted piece. Download my Felt Pieces for Plushies PDF Printout for the face pieces you’ll cut out of felt. Cut out two eyes from black felt, one mouth from pink felt, and a tongue from red felt. If you don’t know how to sew on felt pieces, see my Youtube video below that shows how to do it.

Chocolate Smooch

Using DK weight silver yarn

Rnd 1: sc 5 in magic circle

Rnd 2-3: sc 5

Rnd 4: sc 2 in each sc around

Rnd 5: sc 10

Rnd 6: *sc 1, sc 2 in next st, *repeat 4 more times

Rnd 7-9: sc 15

Rnd 10: sc 2, sc 2 in next st

Rnd 11: sc 1, sc 2 in next st

 

Paper topper

Ch 8, starting in 2nd chain from hook sc 7

Fasten off and sew to top of the chocolate smooch.

Chocolate Smooch Free Crochet Pattern - 31 Days of Candy Day 26 by E'Claire Makery

Once you’re done with all of those steps, you’ll have your very own chocolate smooch! If you’d like to receive the 31 Days of Candy free crochet patterns delivered directly to your inbox throughout the month of October, sign up for my newsletter here and receive a new one each day. If you missed any of the other free crochet patterns you can get them in the 31 Days of Candy section on my website. If you’d like to share your makes, make sure to tag @eclairemakery and use the hashtag #31daysofcandy to share your makes with everyone. See you tomorrow for day 25 of the 31 days of candy!

 

Happy stitching,

~Claire