Strawberry cupcake pattern

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This cute little cupcake is a fantastic stash busting pattern, the colours below are a suggestion but it doesn’t use huge amounts of any of them, play around with the colours of the case, cake and icing colours. You can even use the odds and ends of yarn that are too small for anything else to fill the cake if you don’t have any toy filling to hand.

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This pattern is worked in the round, the chains at the start of a row count as the first stitch. Slip stitch at the end of each row to the chains to make a circle.

Pattern is written using UK terminology

Materials

3mm crochet hook, optional 2.5mm hook.

Yarn needle to sew

Cupcake case – brown yarn

Cake – yellow yarn

Icing – white yarn

Strawberry – red yarn

Seeds – yellow yarn

Leaf – green yarn

Filling or scrap bits of yarn

Abbreviations

Ch – Chain

Htr – half treble crochet

sl st – slip stitch

dc – double crochet

dc2tog – double crochet two together in same st (decreasing st)

htr2tog – half treble crochet two together in same stitch (decreasing st)

Tr – treble

Rep – repeat

Cupcake case

(with 3mm hook)

Row 1: Ch3, 7 htr in first ch, sl st to make a circle

Row 2: Ch2, *2 htr in next st, rep from * to end, sl st to first ch to make a circle

Row 3: As row 2

Row 4: In back loops only, Ch2, 1 htr in each st.

Rows 5-7: Ch2, 1htr in each

Row 8: Ch2, *1htr in next 2 st, then 2 htr in next st, continue from * to the end of the row. Fasten off.

In cake colour

(with 3mm hook)

Row 9: Ch2, and in back loops only, first *3 htr in each st, then 1 htr2tog to decrease, then continue from * till the end of the row.

Row 10-13: as row 9 but in both loops. 

Fasten off, and fill with stuffing/scrap yarn

Icing, in white yarn.

(with 2.5mm hook if you have it)

Row 1: Ch3, 7htr in first ch, join to make a circle.

Row 2: Ch2, *2 htr in each st. Rep from * until the end of the row, join.

Row 3: Ch2, *2 htr in next st, then 1htr in each st. Rep from * until the end of the row, join.

To make the icing look drippy the next row is a mish mash of stitches, below I have suggested what to do in each st (separated by a semi-colon ;). If you’d like to play about with the pattern, use a mix of trebles, half trebles, doubles, and singles with a mixture of increases to add your own spin on it.

Row 4: Ch3; 2tr; 1tr; 1htr; 1dc; 1sc; 2dc; 2htr; 2tr; 1tr; 2htr; 1dc; 1sc; 1htr; 2htr; 1tr; 1tr; 2tr; 1tr; 1htr; 1dc; 2sc; 2dc; 1htr; 1htr; 3tr; 1tr in each st until end of the row and join. Fasten off.

Sew onto the top of the cake.

Strawberry, in red yarn

(with 2.5mm hook, if you have it.)

Row 1: 4 dc into a magic ring, join.

Row 2: Ch1, 2dc in each st, join.

Row 3: Ch1, *2dc in first st, then dc in next st. Rep from * until the end of the row, and join.

Rows 4-6: Ch1, 1dc in each st, until the end of the row.

Hold loop open (with hook or safety pin) and use yellow wool to embroider seeds & stuff.

Row 7: Ch1, *dc2tog first st,1dc in next. Rep from * until the end of the row and join.

Row 8: 1Ch, dc2tog in each st until the end of the row. Join and fasten off.

Leaves, with green wool.

(with 2.5mm hook if you have it)

Row 1: Leave a little yarn to use as your stalk.

Ch4, 6tr in first ch. Fasten off and sew onto red fruit.

Sew the strawberry onto the cupcake

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