Friday, April 11, 2008

Knitted Cupcake

Why knit a cupcake?



It's cute.
It's quick.
It's seamless.
It's just plain fun.

Pattern: Cupcake
Yarn: Bernat Cottontots
Cake Color: Pretty in Pink
Icing Color: Easter Parade
Cherry Color: Strawberry
Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) DPNs

Knit in the round from the bottom of the cake up to the cherry on top. There's not a single seam in the whole thing. The stuffing is added near the end and the last few rounds of knitting close the top.

You can make this into a paper weight, use it for a pin cushion, surprise a friend on her birthday or give it to a child for a toy.

Everything about this project was fun for me. It's nearly impossible not to smile when knitting a cupcake. Try it and see.

14 comments:

  1. That's just adorable! My kiddos have requested more play food, I think this would be cute to make for them! I like the way the variegated yarn looks like sprinkles on the icing!

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  2. That is the cutest thing ever. And just the thing for the next secret swap that I'm in!

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  3. DARLING! I hear cupcakes are going to be a tradition on Ravelry.

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  4. What a super idea! I may have to knit one for my twin brother. We will be a part this year for our b-day and that just might fit the bill!

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  5. Who doesn't need a knitted cupcake! Your's looks yummy! It would be a cute topping or additon to a present. Although, I would keep it on my dining room table to give my kiddos more fuel for the "she's nuts" discussions.

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  6. The cupcake is on my to do list. I found the oattern as I searched for toys to knit!
    P.S. It's all your doing I mean inspiration! LOL!

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  7. Adorable. It would make a really cute pincushion. I love the seamless aspect!

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  8. OMG what a sweet little cup cake.

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  9. I totally need to make about a dozen of these for my daughters to use in their play kitchen. heh I need to make it so they fit into a muffin tin! GAH! The cuteness! :)

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  10. Tracy, your cupcake is simply darling. You always seem to knit things that have been on my list but that I haven't gotten to yet!

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  11. Adorable! Sometimes, you've just gotta knit for the fun of it. :-)

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  12. Thanks for the nice comment on the baby sweater. This cupcake is the cutest! Love your socks...a drawer full! Wish I could say that. Isn't it fun to go back and look at our first projects? You have completed so many great projects in the five years you've been knitting!

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  13. Anonymous6:14 PM

    What does "kfb" mean in the pattern description????

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  14. Kfb means knit into the front and back of the stitch. It will increase the number of stitches by one.

    How To Work kfb (from The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques by Nancie M. Wiseman):

    "Knit into the designated stitch on the left needle, but do not drop the stitch off the left needle. Move the right needle toward the back of the work, knit into the back of the same stitch. Drop the old stitch off the left needle, creating two stitches from one stitch."

    ~Tracy

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Thank you for commenting!
~Tracy