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Birthday CUPCAKES – a free lalylala crochet pattern

Welcome to BINAs and RADAs 2nd birthday celebration!

Here's your party-hat! Please serve yourself a drink, shake your hips to the music ... and feel free to try some of these delicious homemade lalylala birthday cupcakes!

material you'll need

INGREDIENTS

• tapestry needle
• a crochet hook matching your yarn
• some yarn in brown, creme, red, green and any other color you like

You can use any yarn weight you prefer!
bigger yarn = larger cupcakes ... YUMMY!

I choose some colors of Schachenmayr Catania (4-ply, yardage 125 m (137 yds) / 50 g, gauge: 10x10 cm (4x4 inch) = 26sts/36rows) on a 2,5 mm (US 1 ½) crochet hook.

abbreviations (US crochet terms)

ch = chain stitch
dc = double crochet stitch
dc-inc = dc increase (crochet 2 dc in indicated stitch)
dec = decrease (sc together the next 2 stitches)
FPhdc = front post half double crochet stitch (how-to-video)
hdc = half double crochet stitch
hdc-inc = hdc increase - hdc in indicated stitch 2 times
inc = increase (work 2 sc in indicated stitch)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet stitch
sctbl = sc through back loop only
sctfl = sc through front loop only
sk = skip
slst = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble crochet stitch / triple crochet stitch
[...] ...x = repeat instructions in brackets ... times
(...) = number of stitches after this round

 

Start with the CUP for the cake

Make a magic loop using the BROWN yarn.
For the bottom of the cup you'll work in spirals without joining the rounds.

01. [sc] 6x in the yarn loop and tighten the loop (6)
02. [inc] 6x (12)
03. [sc, inc] 6x (18)
04. sc, inc, [sc2, inc] 5x, sc (24)
05. [sc 3, inc] 6x (30)

From now on you won't work in spirals anymore, but in closed rounds. The 2 chain stiches the next rounds start with always count as 1 hdc, slip stitches are not included in the total number of stitches which you can find written in round brackets.

06. slst, ch 2, hdc 2, hdc-inc, [hdc 4, hdc-inc] 5x, hdc, close the round with a slst into the 2nd ch at the beginning of the round (36)


For the 7th round you insert the hook into the LOOP BEHIND THE BACK LOOP (= back bar or bump of the stitch) of the stitches of the previous round:

07. ch 2, hdc 35, close rnd with a slst into the top of the first hdc (36)

08. ch 2, FPhdc around the post of the first hdc, sk 1, hdc into next stitch, [FPhdc around the next post, sk 1, hdc into the next st] 16x, FPhdc, slst into the top of the first hdc (36)

09. repeat rnd 08 (36)
10. repeat rnd 08 (36)

11. ch 2, FPhdc around the post of the first hdc, sk 1, °hdc 2° into next stitch, [FPhdc around the next post, sk 1, °hdc 2° into the next st] 16x, FPhdc, slst into the top of the first hdc (53)

12. ch 2, FPhdc around the post of the first hdc, sk 1, hdc 2, [FPhdc around the next post, sk 1, hdc 2] 16x, FPhdc (53)


The Cake

Now join the PINK yarn (or any other color you prefer)

You change back to work in spirals again - means no joining at the end of the rounds!

For the next round you have to insert the hook into the LOOP BEHIND THE BACK LOOP of last rounds stitches:

13. [sc] across (52)

 

 


For the following rounds all stitches will be worked ONLY TROUGH THE BACK LOOPS (tbl) of the last rounds stitches!

14. [sctbl] across (52)
15. repeat rnd. 14 (52)
16. [dec, sctbl 11] 4x (48)
17. [sctbl] across (48)
18. sctbl 3, dec, [sctbl 6, dec] 5x, sctbl 3 (42)
19. [dec, sctbl 5] 6x (36)
20. sctbl 2, dec, [sctbl 4, dec] 5x, sctbl 2 (30)
21. [dec, sctbl 3] 6x (24)

FILL IN THE SOFT STUFFING befor you continue crocheting the decrease rounds!

22. sctbl, dec, [sctbl 2, dec] 5x, sctbl (18)
23. [dec, sctbl] 6x (12)
24. [dec] 6x (6)
25. dec to end

Break the yarn and weave in the ends.


THE CREAM

Start a magic loop using the CREME-COLORED yarn.

01. ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), hdc 9 in the yarn loop and tighten the loop, slst into the top of the 1st hdc to close rnd (9)
02. ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), [hdc-inc] 9x, slst into the top of the 1st hdc to close rnd (18)
03. ch 2, [hdc-inc, hdc] 9x (27)

Do NOT join the round with a slst this time - instead go ahead in spirals:

04. hdc into the top of the first hdc, dc-inc, hdc, sc 2, hdc, dc 2, hdc, sc, slst, sc, hdc 2, dc-inc, dc, hdc 2, sc, hdc, dc-inc, dc, hdc, slst, hdc, dc, hdc (30)

05. slst 2, hdc-inc, sc, slst 2, sc, hdc, hdc-inc, slst 3, hdc 2, dc-inc 2, hdc, slst 2, sc 2, hdc-inc 2, slst 3, hdc, dc-inc, hdc, slst (37)

06. slst, sc, hdc, hdc-inc, slst 3, sc 2, hdc, hdc-inc, hdc, sc, slst 3, sc, hdc, dc-inc 2, hdc, sc, slst 2, sc 2, hdc-inc, hdc, sc, slst 3, hdc, hdc-inc, hdc, sc, slst (43)


THE STRAWBERRY

Start a magic loop using the RED yarn.

01. [sc] 6x in the yarn loop and tighten the loop (6)
02. [inc] 6x (12)
03. [sc] across (12)
04. repeat rnd 03
05. [sc 2, dec] 3x (9)

Fill in a little SOFT STUFFING before working the last 2 rounds!

06. [dec] 3x (6)
07. dec, sk, slst break the yarn and weave in the ends

 

 


ROSETTE

Take your GREEN yarn now and start a magic loop.

[ch 2, sc in the 2nd chain from hook, slst into the loop] 5x
Now you have to tighten the yarn loop and slst into the very first st of the circle.

Break the yarn and pull the yarn tails through the center of the rosette. Twist both threads together to form a little stem. Fix the twisted yarn with a knot.

Fix the ROSETTE with some little sewing stitches (use green sewing thread) onto the top of the strawberry.

Take some white sewing thread and STITCH LITTLE SEEDS onto the strawberry.


THE CHERRY

Start a magic loop using the RED yarn.

01. [sc] 6x in the yarn loop and tighten the loop (6)
02. [inc] 6x (12)
03. [sc] across (12)
04. repeat rnd 03
05. [dec] 6x (6)

Fill in a little SOFT STUFFING before working the last rounds!

07. dec, sk, slst break the yarn and weave in the ends

 

 


LEAF + STEM

Take your GREEN yarn and start chain of 6 ch.
insert your hook into the 2nd ch from hook and work the following instructions:

slst, sc, hdc, sc, slst, ch

don't turn your work instead continue crocheting in the "back" of the chain:

slst, sc, hdc, sc, slst,  break the yarn but leave a long rest (you'll need it later!).

Close the roundand fasten off like show on the photos.

Take your green yarn double and pull it through the cherry. Twist both threads to a cord. Make sure you have a loooong cord, as you'll need it when you knot the cherries together later!

Finally take both twisted cords and the remaining yarn tail from the leaf and make a knot right above the leaf.

What's left to do is to ASSAMBLE all the parts:
Place the cream onto the top of the cake and sew it in place.
Put the topping (strawberry or cherry) onto the top of the cream and sew it in place too.


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