Candy Cane - Marsha Sanders Leigh
First published in Workbasket 1982 Dec. Pg 20
Shared with permission of the designer.
Diagram by Jane Eborall

Diagram by Jane Eborall
All rings and chains have 6 ds between each picot or join.Traditional colors are red and white. Use oneshuttle/needle and ball thread or two shuttles each woundwith opposite colors.

Begin at the bottom of the cane marked start.
On the diagram gray represents white thread.
Using white thread, tat a double ring with no bare threadbetween them.

R 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 clr dnrw leave no space.
R 6 + (join to last picot of previous ring) 6 - 6 - 6 clr rw
Change color to red CH 6 - 6 rw
R 6 + (join to last picot of previous ring) 6 - 6 - 6 clr rw
Change color to white CH 6 - 6 rw
R 6 + (join to last picot of previous ring) 6 - 6 - 6 clr rw
Change color to red CH 6 - 6 rw
R 6 + (join to last picot of previous ring) 6 - 6 - 6 clr rw

In the upper inner curve the white ring has only 2 picots which should be small to draw in the work. At upper end, alter pattern to double red rings, double white rings, double red rings. (Note * indicates a spot where a chain 6 - 6 in red was left off the diagram. Chains join across. Continue double white, double red, double white, double red to make the upper outer curve.

Return to alternating red and white rings/chains, joining red chains to red, white chains towhite, etc. At the bottom finish with one set of double red rings.