Hooray for Halloween. So far I have made 6 of these little guys (and gifted 4 of them). They are about 3 and a half inches tall each. The pattern for them can be found at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/amigurumi-candy-corn
The ones that I have created can stand up on their own. The way that I did that was by changing the last row of stitches to skip one st, 1 sc in next 4 st and then skip again, sc in next 4 st… continue until you get to the stitch marker. Then when sewing the bottom together I sewed the outside on each stitch together. I LOVE how they turned out!
Oh… also if you need some stitch markers for a project like these you can view a tutorial to make your own at http://wilcoxwizardwears.blogspot.com/2009/10/stitch-marker-tute.html I happen to be the lucky owner of those HP stitch markers. 🙂