Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Cupcake Pattern

Who doesn't like cupcakes?  This pattern is an adaptation of a few patterns made into my own.  I'm not terribly happy with how the icing ended up so pointy but that just means I get to make another one a different way :)

Shonamigurumi Cupcake

There are many cupcake patterns out there and this is an adaptation of a few that I like. Check out Bethan David's pattern for my main inspiration. I have, however, changed the icing structure and used a different amount of stitches for the cake base and Back Loops Only for ribbing.

US crochet terms are used throughout this pattern and gauge is not important, just keep your stitches tight so stuffing doesn't show through.

 Stitches used:
  • Chain
  • Single Crochet
  • Slip stitch
  • Magic Ring
  • Single Crochet Back Loop Only
  • Single Crochet Increase
  • Single Crochet Decrease

You will need:
  • 3.5mm hook
  • 3mm hook
  • Scissors
  • Stuffing
  • Stitch Marker (whether you put this in first or last stitch doesn't matter, whatever works for you)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Cake coloured yarn
  • Icing colour yarn of your choice
  • Red yarn for cherry
  • Single strand sewing thread

  • MR – Magic Ring
  • Ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • 2sc – 2 single crochet in one stitch (increase)
  • sc2tog – Single crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)
  • BLO – back loop only
  • rep – repeat


Rnd 1. MR, 5 sc in ring, pull tight to close (5)
Rnd 2. 2sc each st (10)
Rnd 3. *2sc next st, sc next st; rep from * around (15)
Rnd 4. *2sc next st, sc next 2 st; rep from * around (20)
Rnd 5. *2sc next st, sc next 3 st; rep from * around (25)
Rnd 6. *2sc next st, sc next 4 st; rep from * around (30)
Rnd 7. sc BLO around (30), sl st next st.

Now we will be making the paper ribbed and will be working in ROWS not rounds.

*This may be confusing so contact me if you need to and I will try and talk you through it.*

The important thing here is to make sure you do the slip stitch at the beginning AND end of each row so there will be 2 slip stitches next to each other.

Row 8. Ch 8, sc BLO 2nd ch from hook, sc to end in BLO, sl st next st (this is the base of the cake)(7)
*the slip stitches do not count as a stitch*
Row 9. sl st in next st, TURN, sc BLO (7)
Row 10. ch1, turn, sc BLO to end, sl st (7)

Repeat Rows 9 & 10 until they meet up and join by sewing or slip stitching them together. Finish off. The cupcake base is now finished.

Work back loops only.

Grab your Icing yarn and your single sewing thread and crochet the 2 strands together.

Rnd 1. MR, 5sc in ring, pull tight to close (5)
Rnd 2. sc each st (10)
Rnd 3. *2sc, sc next st; rep from * around (15)
Rnd 4. sc ea st (15)
Rnd 5. *2sc, sc next 2 st; rep from * around (20)
Rnd 6. sc around (20)
Rnd 7. *2sc, sc next 3 st; rep from * around (25)
Rnd 8. sc around (25)
Rnd 9. *2sc, sc next 4 st; rep from * around (30)
Rnd 10. sc around (30)
Rnd 11. *2sc, sc next 5 st; rep from * around (35)
Rnd 12. *3sc next st, sl st next st; rep from * around and FO.

Leave a long tail for sewing onto base.

Using 3mm hook

Rnd 1. MR, 5 st in ring, pull tight to close (5)
Rnd 2. 2sc each st (10)
Rnd 3. sc each st (10)
Rnd 4. sc each st (10)
Rnd 5. *sc2tog; rep from * around (5)


Cut yarn leaving a long tail.

Weave yarn through FLO of each stitch inserting needle from back to front and pull tight to close, thread leftover yarn through the centre of the cherry to other side to create stem.


Attach cherry to icing by sewing or gluing.

Sew Icing to cupcake base ¾ around, stuff firmly, finish sewing and admire your handiwork!

©2012 This pattern is an original pattern by Shona T of Shonamigurumi. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you would like to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but you cannot sell or distribute it. I am more than happy for you to sell items made from this pattern but please credit and let me know. Cheers!

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