Crochet Cupcake

September and October are busy birthday celebration months for us because so many of our family members and friends have fall birthdays! We have been doing lots of celebrating lately, so I wanted to make a little something special to give to each person.

These little cupcakes are a cute birthday surprise to give in addition to a card, gift, or just on their own. They are calorie free, don’t expire, and super cute! Who doesn’t love cupcakes, right!? In addition, if you leave the candle off the cupcake, you can also make them for any occasion. My daughters want a bunch of these to “bake” in their play kitchen!

Each finished cupcake measures about 2 inches in diameter and 4 inches in height (including the candle). This pattern is worked in rounds. Each piece is made separately and then sewn together at the end. Have fun!

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Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn – You can use any worsted-weight yarn for this project. I had fun using Caron Simply Soft Party yarn because I love the sparkle and the bright colors. For the cupcakes pictured, I used Fuchsia Sparkle, Teal Sparkle, and Grape Sparkle for the icing and Silver Sparkle for the candles. For the cupcake base, I used Red Heart Soft yarn in Toast.
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook (You can buy a set of Clover Amour hooks on sale on Amazon right now! A Great deal for awesome hooks that are nice on the hands and glide through the yarn).
  • Poly-fil fibre stuffing
  • Yarn needle for sewing pieces together and weaving in ends.

     

 Stitches Used:
  • Ch – chain
  • Sl St – slip stitch
  • SC – single crochet
  • DC – double crochet
Important Notes:
  • Magic Circle – Make a circle with your yarn, insert crochet hook into circle and draw up a loop. Chain one and then start making the stitches of round 1 into the ring.
  • Continuous Rounds – This pattern is worked up in continuous rounds, which means that you will not be joining the last stitch of the round with the first one. Instead you need to keep track of where each round started and how many stitches you have made because after each round you move right into the next one (with no join). It is useful to use a stitch marker (or a piece of yarn) to mark the start or end of each round to help you keep track.
Cupcake Base

Round 1: In cupcake base color, magic circle, chain 1, make 6 SC into ring (6)

Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (18)

Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around (24)

Round 5: 2 SC in first, SC in next 3, repeat around (30)

Round 6: 2 SC in first, SC in next 4, repeat around (36)

Rounds 7: Work this round in back loops only. SC in each stitch around. (36)

Rounds 8-11: SC in each stitch around (36)

Make a slip stitch to next stitch and then fasten off, leave a long tail to sew base and icing together.

Icing

Round 1: In icing color, magic circle, chain 1, make 6 SC into ring (6)

Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (18)

Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around (24)

Round 5: 2 SC in first, SC in next 3, repeat around (30)

Round 6: 2 SC in first, SC in next 4, repeat around (36)

Rounds 7-10: SC in each stitch around (36)

Round 11: *Skip a stitch, Sl St into next, skip next stitch, 4 DC in next.  Repeat from * around.  Sl St to first Sl St of the round and fasten off. Weave in ends.

Use your yarn needle to sew icing onto base. Sew around the back loops of round 10 on the icing and then through both loops of the cupcake base.

When you are about ½ way around, start stuffing the cupcake. Continue sewing and then when you have a few stitches left, use your finger to finish stuffing. Weave in ends.

*Note – be careful not to over stuff your cupcake. This will cause the base to look more rounded and bulgy.  Just stuff slowly and try not to jam way too much in there.

If you want to help your cupcake base keep it’s shape better, you can also cut a piece of cardboard and insert it into the bottom of the base before stuffing.  I did not do this, but it is a suggestion that you can use if needed.

Candle

Round 1: In candle color, magic circle, chain 1, make 6 SC into ring (6)

Rounds 2-8: SC in each stitch around (6)

Fasten off. Leave a tail to sew onto cupcake.

Sew candle onto top of cupcake. Sew around each stitch of the candle and then in and out of the top of the cupcake. Weave in ends.

Flame

Chain 2. Work 2 DC and a slip stitch into 2nd chain from hook.

Fasten off. Leave a tail to sew onto candle.

Sew onto top of candle. Weave in ends.

That’s it. You’re all finished! I hope you love how your cupcake turned out!

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2 Comments

  1. So sweet!

    1. Loops and Love Crochet says:

      Thank you so much!

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