Sunday, July 13, 2008

Cupcakes for all!



In honor of my 100th post, I would like to celebrate by sharing my little cupcake pattern. I hope you have as much fun making them as I have. I've tried to keep the novice knitter in mind when writing this pattern. However, should you ever have a problem or get stuck, please feel free to email me and I'll do my best to help you out.

I would love it if you would send me pictures of your finished cupcakes. I would love to put them on my blog!

Happy knitting to everybody!

Little Cupcake Pattern

Yarn: Sport weight or double knitting
Needles: 3.25mm
Cupcake base: Cast on 46 stitches
Knit 1, Purl 1, rib for 10 rows
Next row: Purl
Next row: Knit
Next row: Purl 1, Purl 2 together to last stitch, Purl 1 (32 stitches left on needle)
Next row: Knit
Next row: Purl 1, Purl 2 together to last stitch, Purl 1 (21 stitches left on needle)
Next row: Knit
Next row: Purl 2 together to last stitch, Purl 1 (11 stitches left on needle)

Break yarn leaving about 8-10 inches. Thread the 8-10 inches of yarn that is still attached to your knitting onto a sewing needle and thread through the stitches on your knitting needle. Pull tightly to gather up and fasten off.

Cupcake filling: Cast on 16 stitches
Next row: Knit
Next row: Purl
Next row: Increase into every stitch to the end of the row by knitting into the front and the back of the same stitch (32 stitches on needle)
Next 3 rows: Purl
Next row: Knit 1, increase 1; knit 3, increase 1 (repeat knit 3, increase 1 to last two stitches and knit 2) (40 stitches left on needle)
Next row: Purl
Next row: Knit
Next row: Purl
Next row: Knit 2, increase 1; knit 4, increase 1 (repeat knit 4, increase 1 to last two stitches and knit 2) (48 stitches left on needle)
Next row: Purl
Next row: Knit
Next row: Purl
Next row: Knit
Next row: Purl

Shape Top: Knit 1, knit 2 together to end (32 stitches left on needle)
Next row: Purl
Next row: Knit
Next row: Purl
Next row: Knit 2 together to end (16 stitches left on needle)
Next row: Purl
Next row: Knit 2 together to end (8 stitches left on needle)
Cut yarn leaving about 8-10 inches. Finish the same way as cupcake base.

Stitch the seams of the cupcake base and filling as neatly as possible. Stuff the cupcake filling firmly with fiberfill. With yarn gather up open end of cupcake filling, pull gently to close leaving a small opening. Place filling into cupcake base. Starting ¼-inch from the top of cupcake base and using matching thread, stitch filling to cupcake base using small stitches to avoid being seen.

Decorate to your heart’s content with glass beads, flowers, etc..

21 comments:

onya said...

Would love to show you a cupcake, BUT i do not know how to knit~ :(. oh well i will just have to see all the pretty ones from everyone else!!! happy knitting to all!!!

Eva said...

cute!!! I'll have to knit one up for a friend of mine- she loves food plush :D I might make one for myself as a pincushion. thank you for the pattern :D

annemarie said...

Oh my gosh Kathy - you just made my day. I was hoping you would post the cupcake pattern. As soon as I polish my knitting skills, I will make one and send you a picture. Such fun this will be. You are so generous offering this pattern to us. Congrats on your 100th post!! Thanks again.

Jenny said...

What a fantastic idea!

Again I am lamenting the fact that I can't knit!

Jen

Terri Fisher said...

Thanks for offering your pattern so freely! I am learning how to crochet, and maybe someday I'll pick up knitting, too. If I do, I'll try your adorable pattern for sure! Congrats on your 100th post!

Iesa said...

Those are cupcakes look lovely enough to eat. I will leave the knitting to those who don't loose a stich on their first row of knitting.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

This will definitely being going on my Must Do list....

periwinkle said...

Thank you - I think I've got the added advantage of actually having one next to me too :-). I'll definately be knitting some of these
happy 100th post
lisa x

jojo-caramel said...

Happy 100 !!!
I will try but I'm not sure of the result ... :))) Ha ha ha !

Jess in MA said...

Happy 100th post! Those cupcakes look to be a sweet treat! I have added this to my fun to do pile and I can't wait to dig out some fun yarn!

Bettina said...

Hi,Happy 100th post!!!!Those cupcakes are beautifull,adorable...:)Can i put the cupcake photo on my blog?Thank you for the pattern!!!Bettina.

Bethany Hissong said...

Thank You Kathy!!!! I am going to go through my yarn stash a little later today and see if I can start one! I can't believe you're sharing your pattern! Congratulations on 100 posts.... I hope you continue with many, many more... you are one of my very favorite bloggers!!!
xoxo~ Bethany

Poshyarns said...

super cupcake recipe/pattern and congratulations on your 100th post.

Kellie said...

Happy 100!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh knitting, another thing I cannot do =) Those cupcakes are v. cute!!

upstateLisa said...

thanks for sharing... new to your blog! congrats on your 100th post!

Di said...

I came from Beth over at Red Yarn! Happy blogiversary and thank you for the cupcake pattern! I must go make one!! Oh wait, I won't be able to eat it will I - damn - they look so good!!

Barbara Brown said...

oohh soo pretty. i am a very beginner knitter, but i will try to make one delicious cupcake.

Anonymous said...

I have been looking for an easy cupcake pattern for years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LizzieJane said...

You are so very welcome.

trying said...

I've had a go, but it is huge, more of a mug cake than a dainty cup cake. My knitting is really bad. Could you suggest how I could make it smaller by taking away some of the stitches. I'm very new to knitting and don't really have a clue how a pattern works I just follow instructions with absolutely no understanding. Promise to send you a pic if I can get it smaller. Thank you

Sue said...

I love the little cupcakes and I want to make a whole plate full of them. Thank you and congratulations on hitting 100. Can you believe that I'm almost at 500. I can't seem to shut up.