All of the cuteness, none of the guilt.
My knitting group meets at Eugene's first cupcakery, The Divine Cupcake. Organic, vegan and amazing. Flavors like Cherry Bomb, The Electric Pumpkin, Thai Me Up and my favorite Peanut Butter Cup. Inspired to knit cupcakes and the fact that Valentines Day is approaching I wanted something cute and sweet.
Knit in the round, these little cupcakes "bake" up in just a couple of hours and are guaranteed to make someone smile. You knit a little cupcake "paper" cup for it to sit in then peek-a-boo! Unwrap your cupcake for a little smile.
size US 4 (3.5mm) needles- double point or circular- use whichever method you prefer to knit in the round
3 colors worsted yarn
size 6 seed beads
CO with Color A 6sts, join in round.
1: *kfb* 12sts
3: *k2, m1* 18sts
5: *k3, m1* 24sts
7: *k4, m1* 30sts
Knit for 10 rows. At this point I like to embroider the face on the cupcake using embroidery thread and seed beads.
Switch to Color B
1: *k5, m1* 36sts
2: *yo, k2tog*
4: Create picot edge: Pick up stitch directly 2 rows below (same row as color change.) Put on left needle, knit with live stitch. Repeat for all stitches.
7: *k4, k2tog* 30sts
9: *k3, k2tog* 24sts
11: *k2tog* 12sts Weave in ends and stuff cupcake with filling.
12: *k2tog* 6sts
Switch to Color C
2: *kfb* 12sts
5: *k3tog* 4sts
Cut yarn, thread through live stitches. Pull tight and pull down into the cupcake and secure to create a little cherry. Sew sprinkles on with embroidery thread.
With Color C, CO 32sts, join in round.
*k1,p1* ribbing for 10 rounds
next round: purl
1: *k2, k2tog* 24sts
3: *k1, k2tog* 16sts
5: *k2tog* 8sts
6: *k2tog* 4sts
Cut yarn, pull through live stitches. Weave in end.
Divine Cupcake pattern belongs to Maiya Becker. It is a free pattern. Please do not sell pattern or sell product made from pattern. Be cool. Make lots of cupcakes. Give them away. They make people smile.