I started with this sweater. I marked off squarea, cut it out, and bonded some fabric to the backs to keep it from stretching.
Next step was to use heat and bond on striped fabric. I drew off the candy canes, cut them out and pressed them on the block.
Using a decorative buttonhole stitch, I appliqued the canes on and then attached some white grosgrain ribbon.
I sewed the front to the back, turned it right side out, stuffed it and sewed up the bottom. At first I did it by hand. Didn't like the result, and did it again. Nope. So, I tried it one more time on the machine. Not perfect, but much better. I can live with that.
Me likey. Now, it's back to the grindstone....