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Cupcake Bib/Dishcloth

One day while shopping for yarn at Michaels, I came across this free adorable “Cupcake Dishcloth" pattern designed by Twinkie Chan.  Twinkie Chan is the queen of yummy and deliciously cute crochet (check out her site here), and I had seen her mention this project before on her social media.  I excitedly took a copy of the pattern home and began working on it right away with some Bernat cotton yarn that I already had in my stash!

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I was very impressed with this pattern and how this cupcake was designed.  The pink frosting part involves using a magic ring, but rather than working continuously around the circle, you turn your work in order to achieve this semi-circle shape.  The pink edging hanging over the green cake liner adds a pretty and whimsical touch.  My favourite part though was achieving the cabled effect on the green cake liner by working front post half triple crochets (FPhtr) around stitches found in rows below.  I thought this technique was brilliant and I love how it turned out- I’ll have to keep this in mind for future projects!

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The original project includes the pattern for a circular cherry with a loop on the top so that you can easily hang your dishcloth.  I wanted to make this dishcloth convertible into a bib as I wanted to gift it to a newborn baby girl!  Thus, I did not include the loop on the cherry- instead, I crocheted a little stem.

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After following the pattern for the cherry, I did not fasten off.  I did the folllowing:

Ch 6.  Sc 1 in 2nd chain from hook.  Sl st in next 4 chains.  Sl st in next 2 stitches of circle.  Fasten off and leave end to attach cherry to cupcake.

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In order to make this cupcake convertible into a bib, I added these two straps to the back of the pink frosting so that I could run a long neck strap through them:

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To crochet these:

Ch 7.  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each chain across (6 sc).  Fasten off and leave ends to attach straps to frosting.

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Next I crocheted the long neck strap consisting of double crochets with a button on the end.  By using double crochets, this made the strap adjustable since the button can fit between any of the stitches!

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To crochet the neck strap:

Chain 70.  Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each chain across (68 dc).  Fasten off and weave in ends.  Sew button firmly onto one end.  (My strap measured approximately 17 inches).

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After feeding the neck strap through the pink straps, this is what my cupcake bib looked like!  I thought that the family could use it at first as a bib, and when their baby daughter no longer needed to use a bib, they could remove the neck strap and continue using it as a cute dishcloth in their kitchen!

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Cupcakes are so pretty and whimsical- I’m sure a Cupcake Dischcloth or Bib would be a welcome addition into many homes and kitchens, especially for those with a sweet tooth!

Myla absolutely detests wearing bibs now, but we managed to get her to wear this Cupcake Bib for a split second to capture this photo before she ripped it off, haha!  Isn’t the bib adorable?

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To make your own Cupcake Bib or Dishcloth, check out Twinkie Chan’s free pattern HERE!  Her post also includes a very informative YouTube video in which she shows you how to crochet the entire project as well :)  Have fun, and happy crocheting!

Sneak peek of upcoming blog post: Cupcake Bib (modification of Twinkie Chan's free “Cupcake Dishcloth" pattern)

Sneak peek of upcoming blog post: Cupcake Bib (modification of Twinkie Chan's free “Cupcake Dishcloth" pattern)

This is the cake that Ryan surprised me with for my birthday recently!  Doesn’t it look like a giant cupcake from the top?  The red velvet was super delicious and moist.  Mmm…I could definitely go for another piece right about now…

Pattern: Mini Cupcake Bear

Here is the pattern to make a mini cupcake bear!

Materials:

  • White yarn (I used Bernat Baby yarn, “Super fine or fingering weight”)
  • Brown and red embroidery floss
  • 2.00 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Fiberfill
  • White felt
  • 6 mm safety eyes
  • Dog slicker brush
  • Glue gun

Note:  I worked in continuous rounds (vs. joined rounds).  Feel free to follow along with my blog post to see step-by-step photos.

HEAD

Using white yarn,

R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sts)

R2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sts)

R3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (18 sts)

R4: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (24 sts)

R5: *Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (30 sts)

R6: *Sc 4, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (36 sts)

R7: *Sc 5, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (42 sts)

R8: *Sc 6, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (48 sts)

R9-15: Sc 48

R16: *Sc 6, dec 1*, rep 6 times (42 sts)

R17: *Sc 5, dec 1*, rep 6 times (36 sts)

R18: *Sc 4, dec 1*, rep 6 times (30 sts)

R19: *Sc 3, dec 1* rep 6 times (24 sts)

Using dog slicker brush, begin brushing the yarn (see Roxycraft’s tutorial on brushing technique).  Place 6 mm safety eyes and begin stuffing head. 

R20: *Sc 2, dec 1*, rep 6 times. (18 sts)

R21: Sc 18

Continue stuffing head firmly.

R22: *Sc 1, dec 1*, rep 6 times. (12 sts)

R23: *Sk 1 sc, sc 1*, rep 6 times. (6 sts)

Fasten off and weave in end.

Brush bottom half of head using dog slicker brush.

EARS (make 2)

Using white yarn,

R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sts)

R2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sts)

R3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (18 sts)

R4-5: Sc 18.

Fasten off and leave long end for sewing.  Sew open end together.  Brush yarn using dog slicker brush.  Sew ontop of head.   

CHERRY

Using red embroidery floss,

R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sts)

R2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sts)

R3-4: Sc 12

Stuff cherry gently.

R5: *Sk 1 sc, sc 1*, rep 6 times. (6 sts)

Fasten off and hide ends.  Loop brown embroidery floss through a stitch on the top.  Knot ends together and snip off.  Sew or glue cherry onto head. 

Adding details:

Cut out circular piece of white felt and sew nose onto felt with brown embroidery floss.  Attach felt nose to face by sewing or using a glue gun.

Place mini cupcake bear in cupcake liner.  Cut the cupcake liner to an appropriate size if needed (if it is too big, then the face will be covered).  Put stuffing on bottom of cupcake liner if you want the bear to be slightly raised.  Squeeze glue along the inside of the cupcake liner.  Place mini cupcake bear inside and press firmly.

And there you have it!  A pattern to combine two of my loves: cupcakes and teddy bears!

This pattern is an original pattern by Stephanie of All About Ami (March 2011). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern.

Mini cupcake bear

Since starting this blog two months ago, I’ve really loved connecting with readers and fellow crocheters around the world.  I still get excited when I get a “like” or “reblog” on tumblr, and I LOVE reading comments or e-mails that people send.  I want to give a special shout-out to Jerry, who’s been my loyal reader and commenter since the very beginning!  I can always count on Jerry to share what she’s thinking as she reads my posts.  I wanted to show my appreciation by crocheting something just for her!

I decided to make a mini cupcake bear since making the original cupcake bear was so much fun.  This time, I wanted to make a fuzzy head and a red cherry (I actually didn’t have any red yarn the first time I made a cupcake bear!). 

I crocheted the head and ears and fuzzed them up with a dog slicker brush.  I pretty much used the same pattern as my “Valentine Teddy" for the ears and head (this shows what a difference the thickness in yarn makes in the resulting size!). 

I attached the ears to the head, added a nose, and then into the cupcake liner he went!  I used the smallest cupcake liner I could find, but it was actually still too big for his head.  Thus, we trimmed the liner down with scissors to make it fit (otherwise, his whole face would be covered!).

Then I crocheted a small red cherry to place on his head!

Voilà!  The cherry sits daintily atop his head…

Mini cupcake bear

Just how mini is mini cupcake bear?  Here’s a pic of me holding him!

Mini cupcake bear

 Look at all the pretty cupcake liners….the sky’s the limit!

Mini cupcake bear

 Thank you to all my readers, followers, and commenters!  Who knows, I may do a give-away soon :)  Enoy your mini cupcake bear, Jerry!  Pattern for the mini cupcake bear can be found HERE.

Here’s a mini cupcake bear I made for a loyal reader and commenter!  Blog post and pattern to come…

Here’s a mini cupcake bear I made for a loyal reader and commenter!  Blog post and pattern to come…

Cupcake

Here’s a quick post about a cupcake I made a while ago.  I have a dear friend who LOVES cupcakes (she makes beautifully delicious ones too), and so I made her this little guy when she came in town to visit.  The pattern for this cupcake is taken from Ana Paula Rimoli’s first book

Making the cupcake was relatively easy since, once again, there were no limbs, tails or ears….just the base and the icing to make!

I added some eyes and a smile to the base.

I found the next part pretty fun: I sewed sead beads onto the pink icing to represent sprinkles!  The beadwork adds a nice decorative touch :)

Here is the finished product!

And now a top-down view.

My friend tells me that this cupcake sits atop her window ledge, greeting her as she enters her place :)  Amigurumi make such great gifts, particularly when friends have favourite animals or favourite foods!

Cupcake Bear

During the summer, I had a “Pretty in Pink” bridal shower.  All the girls wore different shades of pink and brought pink food! 

I loved my bridal shower cake with the damask pattern, the pretty wedding shoe and the pearl necklace (despite the fact that one pearl kept falling off, as seen in the picture).  We also made cake pops, Bakerella-style!

Some friends made these cute ballerina cupcakes because they knew I love to dance and I used to take ballet :)

Well, one of the the friends who made the ballerina cupcakes then had her bridal shower.  I knew that I wanted to crochet her something special as a part of her gift.  Sooo, I decided to make her a cupcake bear!

I first saw cupcake bears on Amigurumi Kingdom's flickr page.  I thought the idea was sooo cute, and they’d be quick to make since I didn’t have to crochet limbs or a body!  And so, I set about making my own.

I crocheted a round head and two ears.  Once again, I used beads as the eyes.  Ryan managed to wedge the beads between the stitches and then glue gunned the back so that they wouldn’t poke out as much.

Cupcake bear

Then I crocheted a little cherry and found a cute cupcake liner.

Cupcake bear

We then placed the bear inside the cupcake liner.  To make it stand well and have a firm base, we glued a piece of round cardboard on the bottom (inside the liner).  We then stuffed the bottom of the liner with some fiberfill and then placed the bear ontop.  Ryan used a glue gun to secure the bear in the liner.

Cupcake bear

And here’s the finished product!

Cupcake bear

Unfortunately, I don’t have any more pics of the cupcake bear since I gave him away at the bridal shower!  But I’ll definitely be making more in the future, ‘cause who doesn’t love cupcakes?

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