This pattern is now available as a free PDF download on Ravelry.
Anyone who has been reading this blog for any period of time is not surprised that my knitting and cupcake addictions finally gave birth to a knitted cupcake. I present to you my knitted cupcake dishcloth and pattern:
Pattern by Carissa Bonham
***This pattern may only be used for personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of this pattern and the resulting cupcake including using the pattern for publishing or to sell patterns or finished products requires the specific written permission of the author***
Gauge = 17st = 4” stockinette (sz. 10 needles) although gauge doesn’t matter too much
Yarn = 1 ball Sugar’n Cream Brand cotton yarn in cream (color A)
& 1 ball Sugar’n Cream Brand cotton yarn in hot purple (color B)
Waste yarn in contrasting color from color A and B for provisional cast on
Notions: 3 size 10 knitting needles
Size H crochet hook
Bottom of cupcake
CO 24 stitches using long tail cast on in color A
Row 1 (RS): P1 *K3, P1* (5x),
Row 2 (WS): P3 *K1, P3* (5x), P1
Repeat rows 1 and 2 six times more times. Set Aside
Using crochet hook and waste yarn CO 24 stitches using provisional cast on
Using Color B, knit 2 rows of garter stitch (all K stitches)
Row 3: K2, SSK, K to last 4 stitches, K2TOG,
Row 4: K across
Row 5: K across
Repeat rows 3-5 twice more
*SSK, SSK, K to last 4 stitches, K2TOG, K2TOG
Next row: K across*
Repeat the two rows between the *’s once more
Next row: SSK, SSK,
Last row: SSK, K2TOG, K2TOG
BO remaining stitches
Joining the cupcake pieces
Turn frosting piece over and use knitting needle to pick up color B stitches from provisional CO
Count to make sure you have 24 stitches
Unzip provisional CO
Pick up the bottom piece of the cupcake set aside earlier
Join color B and knit across one row
Hold the bottom and frosting pieces, wrong sides together, with the needles pointing the same direction.
Use third knitting needle to knit through the first stitch on each needle and drop off original needle
Continue across until all stitches have been knit onto the third needle
This might be a little different than anything you’re used to but I think it provides the best ruffle effect.
Hold the knitting needle with the live stitches in your left hand and hold the crochet hook in your right hand.
You will now have 23 stitches on your needle and 1 loop on your crochet hook
Use crochet hook to SC three times into the base of the knit stitch
Once again, *use crochet hook as a knitting needle to knit the next stitch off the needle (there will now be two loops on the crochet hook), wrap yarn from back to front on crochet hook and draw through the two loops on crochet hook (there will now be one stitch on hook), work 2 SC into base of stitch*
Repeat directions between *’s until no more stitches remain on knitting needle.
Break yarn and draw through loop.
Weave in ends
If anyone decides to knit this, please let me know! I'd love to see pictures.
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