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Hello everyone! Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great Christmas and a fantastic start to the new year.

I am due to go back to work next week after a few weeks of leave. It was a rather terrible start to the new year for me however. I was struck down with possibly the most painful tonsillitis I have ever had in years! I’m a lot better now but still on antibiotics for a few more days.

So what did I do at home whilst I was nursing that horrible sore throat? Crochet of course! I made some dolls and these cupcakes for my kids to add to their play food collection.

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Cupcake play food that looks good enough to eat! I love how the layers are really visible on this pattern just like you would see on a cupcake.

Have fun making this cake.  It’s very easy to make and you can use whatever colours you like.  After all, cupcakes come in all different flavours.

Pattern below.  Printable copy here –>> Crochet Cupcake Free Pattern by Hello Yellow Yarn

Materials

1 ball of pink coloured yarn in 10 or 12 Ply/Medium/Cat 4
1 ball of pastry coloured yarn in 8 Ply/Light/Cat 3
1 ball of white coloured yarn in 8 Ply/Light/Cat 3
1 ball of red coloured yarn in 8 Ply/Light/Cat 3

Crochet Hook – Size 3.5mm/4/E
Yarn needle
Scissors
Toy stuffing
Stitch marker (optional)

Terms (US terminology)

 sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
inc – single crochet increase (2 single crochet in one stitch)
dec – single crochet decrease (single crochet 2 together)
sc around – one single crochet in all stitches around
F/O – fasten off.

Cup/Base – Use pink coloured yarn. Work crochet stitches in continuous rounds – no need to join rounds with slip stitch or chains.

Round Stitches No. of stitches
1 8 sc in magic ring 8
2 2 sc in each stitch around 16
3 inc in every 2nd stitch around 24
4 sc around – back loops only 24
5 sc around 24
6 inc in every 6th stitch around 28
7 sc around 28
8 inc in every 7th stitch around. Sl st into next stitch. F/O and leave a long tail for sewing 32

Cake – Use pastry coloured yarn. Work crochet stitches in continuous rounds – no need to join rounds with slip stitch or chains.

Round Stitches No. of stitches
1 8 sc in magic ring 8
2 2 sc in each stitch around 16
3 inc in every 2nd stitch around 24
4 sc around 24
5 inc in every 3rd stitch around 32
6-8 sc around. Sl st into next stitch. F/O. 32

Frosting – Use white coloured yarn. Work crochet stitches in continuous rounds – no need to join rounds with slip stitch or chains.

Round Stitches No. of stitches
1 8 sc in magic ring 8
2 2 sc in each stitch around 16
3 inc in every 2nd stitch around 24
4 sc around 24
5 sc into next 11 stitches. 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 hdc into next stitch. sc into next 12 stitches. Sl st into next stitch. F/O and leave long tail for sewing. 24

Raspberry – Use red coloured yarn. Work crochet stitches in continuous rounds – no need to join rounds with slip stitch or chains.

Round Stitches No. of stitches
1 5 sc in magic ring 5
2 2 sc in each stitch around 10
3-4 sc around 10
5 Dec 5 times. Sl st onto next stitch. F/O and leave long tail for sewing. 5

Assembly – Using a running stitch method, sew the frosting onto the top of the cake. Next, sew the raspberry onto the top of the frosting and cake. Sew together the cake and the cup/base using a whip stitch method (sew together from back loops to front loops). Stuff with toy stuffing and continue to sew shut.

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Tip: As above photo: Sew the frosting on top of the cake (make sure it’s in the centre) with a running stitch method under each crochet stitch.

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Tip: When sewing the cake onto the base/cup, use a whip stitch method. Make sure to use the long tail from the cup not the cake.  Stitch from back loop to front loop.

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My little girl posed the dolls with the cupcakes! I’ll be honest, I helped her and I had fun too! I get so much joy when I see my kids enjoying the little play food toys I make for them.

These make great gifts too for kids who enjoy play food.  You can make a dozen with different colours.

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Until next time 🙂

MJ

 

© 2015 MJ Carlos. Strictly do not copy, sell, alter or re-distribute this pattern in any form. Finished item using this pattern can be sold as long as it is handmade by yourself and credit is given to MJ Carlos/Hello Yellow Yarn for the pattern and design. Images from this pattern (digital & print) are not to be used when selling the finished item.

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