Today is all about every chocolate and peanut butter lovers favorite candy, and for me its the most dangerous candy of them all: a peanut butter cup. Dun dun dun! Being deathly allergic to peanuts, the closest I’m ever able to come to peanuts is making them out of yarn. My secret 6th sense is that I’m able to tell when there are peanuts in a room and if someone is eating them. So with that sense, I’ve seen people eat Reeses peanut butter cups. However, because of my allergy I’ve only heard of the delicious combination of chocolate and peanut butter, and imagine that it must taste delicious.
The closest I’ve ever gotten to knowing what peanut butter tastes like is being able to eat Sunbutter, which is made from Sunflower seeds. When I first tried it, it changed my life. It is so hard being allergic to all nuts and especially peanuts, which makes having an alternative butter super difficult to find. Now I have something to be able to make my own version of a peanut butter sandwich! The greatest discovery was being able to have sunbutter and Oreos. Suddenly the obsession people have with peanut butter and Oreos made complete sense to me.
Despite being allergic to the real candy, I did have fun designing it! However, it was definitely a challenge for sure to figure out I wanted to design the cup to look like. At first I wanted to capture the ridges of Reeses peanut butter cups, but after trying some crochet ribbing in the round and other techniques, I decided to go a different route. My final design choice was to create a scalloped edge on the top of the peanut butter cup, and include some peanut butter on the top. It ended up looking a little like Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, but I really like it!
The two yarns I chose from this design were some yarn from Paintbox Yarns and Lion Brand Yarn. The Paintbox Yarn I used for this project was their Simply DK yarn in Coffee Bean, which I think captures the deep brown of dark chocolate. In my caramel candy pattern I used Lion Brand Jeans in Topstitch to be caramel, and today I’m using it as peanut butter. I’ve found that this yarn perfectly captures what peanut butter looks like. Plus it’s super soft, so that is always nice to add in any toy.
This pattern is nice and easy to make! It uses single crochets the whole time, and has a fun accent of a scalloped edge at the top.(If you’ve never made a scalloped edge before I have a YouTube video that shows how to do it.) Let’s get started!
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- Main color: 1 skein Paintbox Yarns Simply DK in Coffee Bean (Yarn Weight 3, DK) or other DK weight yarn
- Secondary color: 1 skein Lion Brand Jeans in Topstitch (Yarn Weight 4, Worsted)
- 4.00 mm crochet hook
- Black, red, and pink felt
- Black and pink embroidery floss
- embroidery needle
- yarn needle
- stitch marker
- st = stitch
- sc = single crochet (UK Double Crochet)
- dec = decrease
- sk = skip
- * * = do everything between two *
- sl = slip stitch
- The peanut butter cup is crocheted in continuous rounds and worked from the top down. 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, the mouth from pink, and the tongue from red. If you don’t know how to sew on felt pieces, check out my Youtube Video Below that shows how to do it.
Rnd 1: Sc 5 in magic circle (5)
Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each sc (10)
Rnd 3: *Sc 1, sc 2* (15
Rnd 4: *Sc 2, sc 2,* repeat 4 more times (20)
Rnd 5: *Sc 3, sc 2,* repeat 4 more times (25)
Rnd 6-7: Sc 25
Rnd 8: *Sc 4, sc 2,* repeat 4 more times (30)
Rnd 9: *Sc 1, sk 1, sc 5 in same st, sk 1,* repeat 5 more times, sl st 1 in last stitch in round
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
Peanut Butter Round
Rnd 1: Sc 5 in magic circle (5)
Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each sc around (10)
Rnd 3: *Sc 1, sc 2 in next st,* repeat 4 more times (15)
Rnd 4: *Sc 2, sc 2 in next st,* repeat 4 more times (20)
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing to the cup. To sew onto the cup, take a little bit of stuffing and place in cup, and then position the peanut butter below the last row of the cup. Sew the peanut butter onto the cup. If you don’t know how to sew the pieces together, see my Youtube video below that shows how to do it:
Once you’ve finished sewing the peanut butter top on, then your peanut butter cup is completed! What do you think? Comment below if you like it and have any other candy suggestions for me to make!
I think this little peanut butter cup is ready to join all of his other candy friends! 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. I can’t wait to see your mini pumpkins! If you’d like to share your makes, make sure to tag @eclairemakery and use the hashtag #31daysofcandy to share them with everyone. See you tomorrow for day 13 of the 31 days of candy!