Saturday, February 21, 2009
Crochet CupCake with Cherry & Sprinkles
Video Tutorial: Crochet CupCake with Cherry & Sprinkles
Written by Teresa Richardson
Skill Level - Intermediate
Size G or 4mm Crochet Hook
Polyester Fiberfill or Stuffing
FHDC - Foundation Half Double Crochet
FPDC - Front Post Half Double Crochet
MC - Magic Circle
SL ST - Slip Stitch
HDC - Half Double Crochet
SC - Single Crochet
QC - Quadruple Crochet
SC DEC- Single Crochet Decrease
Row 1: 7 FHDC,
Row 2 - 28: CH 1, turn, this will not count as a stitch. 7 Front Post Half Double Crochet.
Slip Stitch to the first row as you complete the last row to join the sides.
Round 1: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, 12 HDC in the loop, Join in beginning HDC. Pull shut. (12 Half Double Crochet Total)
Round 2: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, 2 HDC in ea ST around for a total of 24, Join in beginning HDC. Cut the yarn leaving a length of about 10 inches. (24 Half Double Crochet Total)
Secure the magic circle at the beginning with a knot, then hide the tail. With right sides of the cupcake side and bottom facing each other, sew the edges together. There will be some easing the cupcake side to the bottom. We want to bottom to be somewhat smaller than the top.
Magic Circle Loop
Round 1: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, *HDC, QC, complete 6 times total from *, Join in beginning HDC. (6 Half Double Crochet, Quadruple Crochet total)
Round 2: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, *Work a HDC and QC in the next HDC for an increase. Work a HDC and QC in the next QC for an increase. Complete 12 times total from *, Join in beginning HDC. (12 Half Double Crochet, Quadruple Crochet total)
Round 3: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, *Work a HDC and QC in the next HDC for an increase. Work a HDC and QC in the next QC for an increase. Complete 24 times total from *, Join in beginning HDC. (24 Half Double Crochet, Quadruple Crochet total)
NOTE: The increasing is done so each stitch will be worked in the same stitch as the previous stitch.
Round 4: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, *Work a HDC in the next HDC, Work a QC in the next QC. Complete 24 times total from *, Join in beginning HDC. (24 Half Double Crochet, Quadruple Crochet total)
Secure, knot and hide your tail at the beginning of the frosting.
This is where you can add some french knots or beads to give your cupcake an original, unique look.
Round 1: 6 SC in the Magic Circle, Do not Join. The rest of the cherry will be worked as a continual round. (6 single crochet total)
Round 2: 2 SC in ea SC around (12 single crochet total)
Round 3: 1 SC in ea SC around (12 single crochet total)
Round 4: *1 SC DEC through the next 2 stitches, complete 6 times total from *, (6 single crochet decrease total)
Add some stuffing to the cherry. Secure the last stitch and sew the top shut. This is where you can sew the cherry to the frosting. Secure, knot and hide your tail.
Sewing Frosting to CupCake Side: Stuff your cupcake with polyester fiberfill. You can add some potpourri, rocks or sand for added stability and weight. I added some liquid potpourri to my fiberfill. Once you have completed stuffing your cupcake, align the side and frosting however you want it to look. Sew the pieces together. Secure, knot and hide your tail.
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