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Crochet Cupcakes

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Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Red Heart
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Medium weight yarn: 1 skein each A, B, C, D, E in desired color.
  • (Project shown is stitched with Super Saver® in Soft White A, Lemon B, Medium Purple C, Pretty N’ Pink D & Pumpkin E.)
  • Crochet Hook: US G-6.
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle
  • Polyester filling

DIRECTIONS:

GAUGE: Gauge is not crucial for this project.

CUPCAKE
Bottom
With A, ch 2.
Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Place marker for beginning of round.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
Round 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 18 sc.
Round 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc)] around – 24 sc.
Round 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 30 sc.
Round 6: Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times, sc in last 3 sc – 36 sc.
Round 7: Working in back loops only, slip st in each st around.
Fasten off.

Side
With A, ch 8.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 7 sc.
Rows 2-36: Ch 1 turn. working in back loops only, sc in each sc across.
Do not fasten off.
Next Row: Turn to work along edges of rows, slip st 36 sts evenly spaced along edge to Row 1.
Next Row:
Turn, slip st in each st along side edge.
Fasten off.

BASIC CUPCAKE TOP
With desired color, ch 2.
Rounds 1-6: Work as for Bottom – 36 sc.
Round 7: Sc in each sc around.
Round 8: [Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 42 sc.
Rounds 9-12: Repeat Round 7.
Round 13: Working in back loops only, [sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog] around, slip st to first st to join.
Fasten off.

PUMPKIN CUPCAKE
Top
With E, work as for Basic Cupcake Top through Round 12.
Round 13: Working in back loops only, *sc in next sc, skip next sc, 3 dc in next sc, skip next sc; repeat from * around, slip st in first sc to join.
Fasten off.
Round 14: Join D in any sc, slip st, [2 sc in each of next 3 dc, slip st in next sc] around.
Fasten off.

Edge Trim
Join E in front loop of any skipped st on Round 13 with a sc.
Round 1: *Ch 3, skip next skipped st, sc in next skipped st; repeat from * around.
Round 2: Slip st in first sc, *4 sc in ch-3 space, slip st in next sc; repeat from * around.
Fasten off.

Top Trim
*With A, ch 7, slip st to first ch to form a ring, ch 1, 9 sc in ring; repeat from * 3 more times.
Fasten off.

Cherry
With D, ch 2.
Round 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
Round 3: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts and adding small amount of stuffing, pull to close. Knot to secure.
Sew Top Trim to center of top. Sew Cherry to center of Top Trim
With A embroider 14 French Knots evenly spaced around top (refer to photo for placement).

BIG PINK FLOWER CUPCAKE
Rounds 1-7:
With D and working in back loops only, work as for Basic Cupcake Top.
Rounds 8-12: With C and working in back loops only, work as for Basic Cupcake Top.
Round 13: Working in both loops, work as for Basic Cupcake Top.
Fasten off.

Flower Top
Join D with a slip st in first unworked front loop on Round 2, ch 1, *3 hdc in next loop, skip next loop, slip st in next loop, ch 1; repeat from * around last st of Round 7.
Fasten off.
Join C with a slip st in unworked front loop of first C st, ch 1, *3 dc in next loop, skip next loop, slip st in next loop, ch 1; repeat from * through front loops on Top.
Fasten off.

Top Flower
With A, *ch 8, slip st in first ch; repeat from * 7 times more.
Fasten off.
Sew to center of Top

Flower Center
With C, ch 2.
Row 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Fasten off.
Gather sts together.
Sew to center of Top Flower.

LEMON CUPCAKE
With D, ch 4, slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Work 12 sc in ring, slip st to first sc to join.
Round 2: Ch 1, working in front loops only, *2 hdc in same st, 2 hdc in next st, ch 1, slip st in next st; repeat from * around.
Fasten off.
Round 3: Join B with a sc in any back loop of previous round, sc in same st, 2 sc in each sc around – 24 sc.
Round 4: Sc in each sc around.
Rounds 5-13: Work as for Basic Cupcake Top.
Round 14: Join D with a slip st in any unworked front loop on Round 13, *ch 1, 3 dc in next loop, ch 1, slip st in next loop; repeat from * around, slip st to first st to join.
Fasten off.

Cherry
With E, ch 2.
Round 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
Thread tail through remaining sts and adding small amount of stuffing, pull to close. Knot to secure.
Sew to center of top.

FINISHING
For All Cupcakes
Sew short ends to Cupcake Side together to make a loop. Sew slipped st edge of Cupcake Side to Cupcake Bottom.

Sew Top to Cupcake, stuffing firmly before sewing closed.

For Pumpkin Cupcake only
Sew Row 14 of Top around Side

Run a length of A from center of Top through center of Cupcake, catch one st at Bottom and pull A back up though same space of Top. Pull ends to indent bottom slightly and knot to secure. Pull ends into Cupcake.

Weave in loose ends.

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