Can you believe it?? We’re halfway through the 31 Days of Candy! This month is just flying by as we go through this month of candy. I’m also less than two weeks away from my wedding, and can’t believe that it is already here! Thank goodness for my wedding coordinator, Kellie, because without her I wouldn’t be able to do this crochet event this month.
Today’s candy is a Butterscotch, which is such an oh so delicious candy that I love! I love the buttery, sweet, and caramel like flavors of this type of yummy candy. If something is similar to caramel then I’ll most definitely enjoy it! Are you a fan of butterscotch at all?
For me, butterscotch is associated the most with Harry Potter and Butter Beer. I loved reading about all of the adventures Harry, Ron, and Hermione had while going to Hogsmeade and the delicious Butter Beer they’d have. I dreamed of being able to try this butterscotch treat, and last year I did!
For the first year of us dating, my fiancé and I got Universal Studios Hollywood passes, where the wonderful Harry Potter World is! Getting those passes was one of the best decisions we made besides dating each other, haha. We got to visit the park 7 times over the course of the year, and our favorite stop on each trip was going to Hogsmeade to get Butter Beer. This delicious treat is a butterscotch flavored soda, that you can get frosted which makes it a butterscotch slushy. It is amazing! It made me fall in love with Butterscotch, and I would love butterscotch candies all the time.
This design was inspired by all of the fun and memories that my fiancé and I had while we got to go to Universal Studios Hollywood in Harry Potter World. The fun face captures the joy we had going there, and the little size means that I get to carry this candy with me wherever I go, so the memories stay with me all the time.
The pattern is almost the same as the Salt Water Taffy pattern from last week, which is a quick and simple pattern. It uses Paintbox Yarns Simply DK, and Premier Yarns Downton Abbey, which work really well together. Since Premier Yarns Downton Abbey Yarn has been discontinued, I recommend using Lion Brand Baby Soft in White, or another white Dk weight yarn. If you’d like to make a larger candy, you can also use a worsted weight yarn. Whichever yarn you choose it will be just as cute! Let’s get started!
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- Main Color: Paintbox Yarns Simply DK in Camel (Yarn Weight 3, DK) or
- Lion Brand 24/7 cotton in Camel
- Secondary color: Lion Brand Baby Soft in White or other DK weight yarn
- 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
- The butterscotch is crocheted in continuous rounds. 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 around (10)
Rnd 3: *sc 1, sc in next st,* repeat 4 more times (15)
Rnd 4-6: sc 15 (15)
Sew on face
Rnd 8: *sc 1, dec 1,* repeat 4 more times (10)
Rnd 9: dec 5 (5)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Side: (make 2 using secondary color)
Rnd 1: ch 4, starting in second ch from hook, sc 3 in each ch till end
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing, and sew one side to each end of the taffy. Weave in ends once each side is sewn on. Then you’re all done!
I hope that this little Butterscotch will join you for lots of adventures and memories! I’m going to keep it around to remind me of all of the fun times my fiancé and I had at Universal Studios. I love that these candy patterns can be connected with memories! 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 them with everyone. See you tomorrow for day 13 of the 31 days of candy!