27 July 2009

Yummy Scrummy Cupcakes


Yummy Scrummy Cupcakes
You will need:
Some small amounts of suitable colour yarn for case, cake and icing.  I used dk yarn, but anything will do, your cupcake will just be slightly bigger, or smaller!)
Double pointed needles  (I used 4 size 4mm/UK 8/US6 dpns, but substitute for an appropriate size for your yarn if necessary)
Yarn needle
Cardboard (for cake base)
Stuffing

Cupcake:
With cake case colour, and leaving a length of yarn to sew up bottom of case, cast on 12 sts onto dpns (4 on each needle)
Row 1    k row (and next 3 odd rows)
Row 2      (k1, kfb) repeat to end - 18 sts (6 on each needle)
Row 4  (k1, kfb) repeat to end - 27 sts  (9 on each needle)
Row 6  (k2, kfb) repeat to end - 36 sts  (12 on each needle)
Rows 8-15 (k1, p1) repeat to end
Row 16  (kfb, p1) repeat to end - 54 sts  (18 on each needle)
Row 17 & 18 (k2, p1) repeat to end
Row 19  cast off, keeping stitch pattern (k2, p1) correct
Sew in the cast of end and using yarn left from casting on, catch up a few stitches from around the hole at the bottom and draw up tight to close the hole.  Turn the whole case inside out so that the purl (bumpy) side of the bottom is now facing out  (This makes the cake sit nicely and also shows the cake ribbing off nicely.)
With cake colour, pick up 45 stitches (15 on each needle) evenly around inside of case
Row 1 & 2  k to end
Change to icing colour
Row 3  (k4, m1) repeat this twice more, k3  (repeat instructions for next two needles) - 54 sts (18 on each needle)
Row 4-6  p to end
Row 7  (p4, p2tog) repeat to end - 45 sts  (15 on each needle)
Row 8 & 9 p to end
Row 10  (p3, p2tog) repeat to end - 36 sts  (12 on each needle)
Row 11 & 12 p to end
Row 13  (p1, p2tog) repeat to end - 24 sts (8 on each needle)
Row 14 & 15  p to end
Cut out a cardboard circle base to go in the bottom of the cake and stuff
Row 16  p2tog across - 12 sts (4 on each needle)
Row 17 & 18  p to end
Add any extra stuffing required, cut yarn leaving a length long enough to sew up, remove knitting needles and using a yarn needle, thread end of yarn through remaining stitches and pull tight. 
Add lovely buttons, sparkles and flowers as you see fit to make your cupcake look stunning!



Mini Cup Cakes
With cake case colour, and leaving a length of yarn to sew up bottom of case, cast on 12 sts onto dpns (4 on each needle)
Row 1  k row (and next 2 odd rows)
Row 2   (k1, kfb) repeat to end - 18 sts (6 on each needle)
Row 4   (k2, kfb) repeat to end - 24 sts  (8 on each needle)
Rows 6-9  (k1, p1) repeat to end
Row 10  (kfb, p1) repeat to end - 36 sts  (12 on each needle)
Row 11 & 12  (k2, p1) repeat to end
Row 13  cast off, keeping stitch pattern (k2, p1) correct
Sew in the cast of end and using yarn left from casting on, catch up a few stitches from around the hole at the bottom and draw up tight to close the hole.  Turn the whole case inside out so that the purl (bumpy) side of the bottom is now facing out  (This makes the cake sit nicely and also shows the cake ribbing off nicely.)
With cake colour, pick up 30 stitches (10 on each needle) evenly around inside of case
Row 1  k to end
Change to icing colour
Row 3  (k4, m1, k3, m1, k3) repeat this twice more - 36 sts (12 on each needle)
Row 4-6  p to end
Row 7  (p2, p2tog) repeat to end - 27 sts  (9 on each needle)
Row 8 & 9 p to end
Row 10  (p1, p2tog) repeat to end - 18 sts  (6 on each needle)
Row 11 & 12 p to end
Cut out a cardboard circle base to go in the bottom of the cake and stuff
Row 13  p2tog across - 9 sts (3 on each needle)
Row 14  p to end
Add any extra stuffing required, cut yarn leaving a length long enough to sew up, remove knitting needles and using a yarn needle, thread end of yarn through remaining stitches and pull tight.

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Any problems, please do let me know.
© Sandra Paul 2009.   All rights reserved.
This pattern is for your own use and should not be used or copied for any commercial purposes.  (In other words, give your finished articles as presents by all means, but don’t sell them!)


PS - The little flowers on top are the Rose buds used on my Rosey Curtain Ties, visit the Cherry Heart Boutique to download the pattern.

10 comments:

  1. Whenever i see the post like your's i feel that there are helpful people who share information for the help of others, it must be helpful for other's. thanx and good job.
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  2. Looks a nice post which having lots of information for blog readers.

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  3. What does kfb mean?

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  4. Sandra (Aka Cherry Heart)3 September 2010 18:01

    Leanne,
    kfb means knit into the front and then into the back of the stitch. It's a way to make an increase. I hope that helps, but if you need more information, let me know.
    S x

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  5. Hello,
    Love your cupcake. Do you know where I can find or who I could get to knit or crochet me a kids tea set? I've tried etsy but the ones they have there the workmanship looks shoddy.

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  6. Sandra (aka Cherry Heart)22 November 2010 19:38

    Lynda,
    Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I'm afraid I don't know anyone who makes anything like that at the moment.
    I would offer myself, but I really wouldn't know where to start with a whole tea set, cakes are as far as I've got so far!
    S x

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  7. Hello Sandra,
    love your yummy scrummy cupcakes - they are wonderful!Thank you for sharing!
    Claudia

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  8. What sweet little confections! Thanks so much for the lovely pattern. I will most certainly be making some up soon. Yours are simply divine.

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  9. I love your cupcakes. Do you have a pattern for the flowers on top? Janice

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