How to crochet sweets

Learn how to crochet sweets with Becky Skuse’s free pattern and make your own colourful candy fit for a sweet shop. Everyone loves Pic n' mix right?

crochet candy patterns

Crochet up a bag of the sweet stuff with Becky Skuse’s crochet liquorice treats. Indulge in a spot of nostalgia by crocheting your own Pic n’ mix goodies! Whether they were your childhood favourite or they remind you of Grandpa eating them on the sofa, we love crochet projects that remind us of our childhood. Paired with our felt jammy dodger pattern and our free crochet biscuit pattern, you’ll have a full afternoon tea party that looks good enough to eat.

These crochet sweets are really easy to create, using just simple double crochet stitches, they’re great for beginners or if you need a quick last-minute project. We have a complete crochet for beginners guide here on Gathered to help you master the pattern used for these crochet sweets. The pattern is divided into instructions for making different pieces, and then how to make each sweet. Swap up the colours to match your favourites. Now, let’s make some crochet sweets!

crochet candy


• Small quantities of any DK yarn (approx. 5g/15m per sweet) in black, white, pink and orange
• 3.5mm (UK 9, US E/4) crochet hook (check out our round up for the best crochet hooks)


Tension is not vital for this project, but it is important that stitches are dense.


You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using this handy chart.

Simply Crochet UK-to-US conversion chart

dc2tog double crochet 2 together – (insert hook in next st, yrh and draw loop through) two times, yrh and draw through all loops on hook
dc3tog double crochet 3 together – (insert hook in next st, yrh and draw loop through) three times, yrh and draw through all loops on hook

Finished size

Finished sweets are slightly larger than life size, approx. 1-2.5cm (½-1″)

How to crochet Pick ‘n’ Mix sweets

crochet candy pic n mix

You Will Need

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook


Step 1

Make two layers in black, two in yellow and three in white, as follows:
Foundation ch5
Row 1 (RS) dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn [4 dc]
Rows 2 and 3 ch1, 1dc in each st to end, turn [4 dc]
Break yarn and fasten off, leaving long end tails on the white layers.

Layer up in this order: orange, black, orange.
White, black, yellow, white, yellow, black, white.
Use the long tails from the white layers to sew together through all the layers.
Weave in ends.

Battenberg Strip

Step 1

Foundation ch6.
Row 1 (RS) Dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end. [5 dc]
Break yarn and fasten off.

Pair up strips of the same colour and use the long tails to sew together into a thicker rectangle.

How to crochet a button sweet

Step 1

Make two button half pieces in blue (or pink), leaving long end tails on each.

Foundation ch2.
Row 1 (RS) 3dc in 2nd ch from hook, turn. [3 dc]
Row 2 ch1, 1dc in each st to end, turn. [3 dc]
Row 3 ch1, dc3tog, do not turn. [1 dc]
Rotate to work around edge of shape.
Edging Round 1 ch1, 1dc into each row end (3 dc), 1dc into other side of foundation ch (1 dc), 1dc into each row end (3 dc), 1dc into top of dc3tog from Row 3 (1 dc), ss to 1st dc. [8 dc]
Edging Round 2 ch1, 1dc into each st around, ss to 1st dc. [8 dc]
Break yarn and fasten off.

Stuff the starting tails inside each button half piece. Sew the two halves together, one stitch in from the edge.
Weave in ends.
Decorate with seed beads in similar colour, if desired.


Your crochet pic n mix sweets are done. Make up a bunch and make your own crochet candy store. For more fun crochet projects check out our free granny square patterns and free amigurumi crochet patterns. We also have a whole bunch of crochet flower patterns here on Gathered too! 

Meet the Maker

Becky has loved making things since she was a little girl. She loves crochet, sewing, knitting, beading, making jewellery and anything else she can get her hands on. Crafts and magazines are her two greatest loves and she’s been lucky enough to work in craft magazines for many years.