Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Crazy for Cupcakes

Or, just plain crazy. You decide. Some people get hooked on sock knitting or lace knitting, but I'm addicted to cupcake knitting.


I found a great new pattern. It's my favorite so far. The cake and the wrapper are knitted separately. I love that!


The pattern calls for Aran weight yarn, but I had the perfect chocolate colored yarn in DK weight, so I used that instead and adjusted the needle size to compensate.


These cupcakes are knitted flat and then seamed, but don't let that scare you away. Seaming is an important skill to master and these little cakes are perfect for practicing mattress stitch. They are large enough not to be fiddly, but small enough to sew up in a jiffy. It's easy, really--a piece o' cake.

Pattern: Cupcake by Bee
Yarn: Various Brands of Acrylic DK Weight
Colors: Chocolate Brown, Yellow, Pink, Purple, Cream
Needles: US 5 (3.75) Straights

25 comments:

  1. Those are adorable! I like that the wrapper is knit separately too! They're even better for pretending that way!

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  2. Very neat! I've never seen the wrapper separate either.

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  3. How cute! Those might be fun to knit for my granddaughters to play with.... What did you use for stuffing them?

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  4. Ohmygosh I'm giggling from the Cuteness!!! Seperate Wrapper!! GAH! As if you hadn't already infected me with the Cupcake Knitting Bug. This is just too much.

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  5. These are gorgeous! Definitely adding those to my to-do list :)

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  6. Knitted bon-bons! SO CUTE!

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  7. I laughed outloud when I saw the beginnings of your post. Although, I totally get it! And they are so perfect!

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  8. So cute! But I think I'd rather have real chocolate cupcakes!

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  9. As I remember from close-up viewing of some of your baby hats, your mattress stitch skills are the BEST! I'm sure they've come in handy with these little cutie cupcakes, too.

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  10. Love the removeable wrapper! I guess if you are crazy for cupcakes it's better that are knitted than real! (unless you have lots of friends to give them away to) :)

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  11. These are too cute! Dare I say "sweet". Ha! Ha! My boys may be getting some little treats sometime this year:~D

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  12. Oh I could have cake and not break my diet. :)

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  13. I guess I should try making these if for no other reason than to practice my seaming skills, which are severely lacking.

    Those are absolutely adorable! I can just see them set on a cake stand at a baby shower, or even a kitchen table!

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  14. Those are very, very cute. Though I would have to say you might also be addicted to sock knitting. Just saying.

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  15. Very cute! I bet my niece would love some of those in her toy kitchen!

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  16. These are really cute. Thanks for the pattern link.

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  17. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing this pattern. It's so cute. I'm thinking "little girl" Christmas presents already.

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  18. Yummy looking! Darn - now I want me some cupcakes!

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  19. More adorable cupcakes! How clever that they have a removable wrapper!

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  20. How fantastic!!

    And thanks for your help in testing the pattern. I am psyched that someone over the pond is knitting my cupcakes :) (I am in England).

    Bee

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  21. What pretty cupcakes! I like that that you can take off the wrapper. That is really neat. I'll have to check out that pattern. I also love the colors you used. Very nice and luscious!

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  22. These would be perfect as preemie hats! Beautiful work! You knit so beautifully!

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  23. Did you know there is a group on Ravelry that knits food? There are some really cute patterns there. It was a hoot to see the different things.

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  24. Oh my...these are TOO Cute!

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~Tracy