Sunday, January 08, 2006
Saturday, January 07, 2006
'Cupcake Trinket Holder'
Edited to add: Since I crocheted the ruffle on the Fendi bag (and a boys' vest collar I am working on), I have come up with another way to crochet the 'ribbing' onto the cupcake bottom. It makes it a lot easier as you won't have to sew the sides to the bottom (a LOT easier!) I am also working on a cupcake cradle purse pattern from this pattern, so stay tuned! ;)
Materials needed: Empty 4 oz. margarine tub and lid (lid optional), (washed and dried, of course), 4.5" plastic canvas circle, size G crochet hook, 3 oz. Aran fleck (for white chocolate chip cupcake), or 3 oz. brown (for chocolate cupcake), or 3 oz. cornmeal (for yellow cupcake), or whatever color you want the cupcake to be! White, lt. blue, variegated pastel, or color of choice for 'frosting'. (3 oz or less). small amount red for 'cherry' (optional). Various colors (scraps) desired for 'sprinkles' (also optional). Yarn needle, small amount of fiberfill for stuffing the frosting part. Glue gun (optional). Tiny beads (optional, see note under 'Sprinkles' section).
Cupcake (bottom): With brown, (or desired color for 'cupcake'), ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, join w/ sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (12 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same space, 2 dc in each st around. Join w/ sl st in beg ch-3. (24 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Do not fasten off. Turn. Ch 9. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (8 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Rnd 2 of side: Working in back loops only, (BLO), sc in each sc across. Sc in back loop of round 3 cupcake bottom. Ch 1, turn.
Rnd 3: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat rounds 2 and 3, until you have worked the last sc on cupcake bottom. Sew or slip stitch two sides together. Fasten off. Sc evenly around top edge to finish. Fasten off (This part could be optional, if you were just going to stuff the cupcake and not use it for a holder.)
Note: (You may wish to mark first st w/ contrasting color yarn or stitch holder if you have one. Also, do not join rounds.)
Rnd 1: With white (or desired color for frosting), ch 4, sl st to make a loop. Ch 1, 2 sc in each ch. (8 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc. (16 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around. (24 sc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around. (32 sc)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) around. (40 sc)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc around.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc 1st two sc together, sc in next sc, (sc next 2 sc together, sc in next sc) around. Sc in last sc. (27 sc).
Rnd 8-9: Repeat round 6.
Rnd 10: In front loops only, over next 2 sts work *(sc, hdc, dc), (dc, hdc, sc), sl st in next st. Rep from * around. Fasten off.
*Trim round plastic canvas circlet to fit cupcake frosting. With yarn needle and matching yarn, and in remaining loops of Rnd 9, whipstitch frosting to plastic canvas halfway around. Stuff with fiberfill to desired firmness. Finish whipstitching around. Sew in loose ends. Hot glue plastic canvas circle to margarine tub lid. (Optional?) (May also wish to hot glue cupcake to margarine tub, so it will 'stay put'. *Optional; if you were going to just stuff this cupcake, you could skip this whole part!
With red, ch 4. In 1st ch, make 5 dc. Join in 4th ch of beg ch-4, with long strand (for sewing) remaining, fasten off. With yarn needle, sew through top loops of cherry and pull tight to make cherry round. Sew to cupcake frosting. Weave in loose ends.
Note (Be sure not to pull yarn too tight when sewing sprinkles on, or it will bunch up.)
With yarn needle, and desired color for sprinkle, with a long strand , and working through whole top, randomly stitch sprinkles on all over frosting as desired. Work in loose ends. (Optional, could hot glue beeds on here if you wanted.)
Child can use to store little treasures: marbles, special rocks, legos, barbie accesories, beads, barrettes... or even money. Or, you could use it for tea parties or play if you just were to stuff it. Have Fun!! ;)
Thursday, January 05, 2006
Curly Fries Pattern