Christmas Candle
2 ozs white and 1/2 oz each of green and red worsted weight yarn
Crochet hook sizes F and I
Stands 8" tall including flame
NOTE: Work in continuous rounds unless stipulated.

Rnd 1: Starting at top and with I hook and white, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook. ( 6 sc ).
Rnd 2: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 3: ( Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st ) around. ( 18 sc ).
Rnd 4: ( Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next st ) around. ( 24 sc ).
Rnd 5: ( Ruffle ):Working this rnd in front lps, ( sc in next st, ch 3 ) around.
Rnd 6: Working this rnd in back lps of Rnd 4, sc in first st, ch 1 ( sc and ch 1 counts as hdc ), hdc in each st, around.
Rnds 7-25: Rpt Rnds 5 & 6 alternately, ending with Rnd 5.
Rnd 26: Working this rnd in back lps of rnd before last, sc in first st, ch 1, hdc in each of next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, ( hdc in each of next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st ) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. ( 30 hdc ).
Rnd 27: ( Base ): Working this rnd in front lps, join red with sc in first st, ch 1, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, ( hdc in each of next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st ) around. ( 40 hdc ).
Rnd 28: Sc in first st, ch 1, hdc in each of next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st ( hdc in each of next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st ) around. ( 50 hdc ).
Rnd 29: Sc in first st, ch 1, hdc in each of next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st ( hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st ) around. ( 60 hdc ).
rnd 30: Sc in first st, ch 1, hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st ( hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st ) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. ( 70 hdc ).
Rnd 31: Working this rnd in back lps, join green with sl st in first st ( ch 3, 3 dc ) in same st, 3 dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of ch 3. Fasten off.
Flame: With I hook and yellow, ch 6, sl st in second ch from hook, sc in each of next 2 chs, hdc in each of next 2 chs, ch 1, working in remaining lps on opposite side of ch, 2 sc in next ch, sc in next 5 chs, ch 2, sl st in second ch from hook, working across first sts, sc in next 5 sts, sl st in next st. Fasten off. Sew bottom edge of Flame centered in Rnd 1.
Flower: ( make 4 white and 4 red ): With F hook, ch 2, ( sc, ch 2 ) 4 times in second ch from hook, sc in same ch, join with hdc in first sc ( joining ch sp made ). ( 5 sc ).
 Petals: Sl st in joining ch sp, ch 4, sl st in second ch from hook, dc in same ch sp, sc around post of last dc made, ch 1, sl st in same ch sp, ch 1, ( sl st in next ch sp, ch 4, sl st in second ch from hook, dc in same ch sp, sc around post of last dc made, ch 1, sl st in same ch sp, ch 1, skip next st ) 4 times, join with sl st in first sl st. Fasten off.
Leaves: Working behind Petals, join green with sl st in first st on Rnd 1, ( ch 4, sl st in second ch from hook, dc, sc in around post of last dc made, ch 1, sl st ) in same st as first sl st, ch 2, *( sl st, ch 4, sl st in second ch from hook, dc, sc around post of last dc made, ch 1, sl st ) in next st on Rnd 1, ch 2, rpt from * around, join with sl st in joining sl st. Fasten off.
Using yellow on red Flowers and red on white Flowers, embroider 3 french knots in center of each Flower. Sew or glue around base of Candle, on top of Leaves.