Do you just love everything about cupcakes? Make a sweet treat with a cupcake knitting pattern.
I like baking them sometimes, eating them and decorating them…. but this can be so dangerous to your waistline!
Why not turn the love to a non-edible version by knitting little cupcakes, with different coloured icing and adding beads/sequins for sprinkled decoration.
The cupcakes are knit flat and then assembled together, with the addition of beaded or stitched sprinkles.
*Please scroll down to see the printable pattern*
Knit Cupcake Pattern
They are stuffed with toy stuffing so they are squishy and can be used as decorations – I used to place mine inside of an old antique cake stand.
The cupcake pattern is easy to follow, knitted flat on straight needles.
You can use up leftover yarns in your stash and make lots of cupcakes in different colours.
Cupcake Knitting Pattern
The pattern is great for any beginners who are learning how to knit, as it is a great project for learning new stitches.
If you would like to make more knitted items for the home, please take a look at the other patterns in the home knitting pattern library.
- A small amount of the following >
- Pink (Shade A)
- Cream (Shade B)
- Light brown (Shade C)
- Light pink (Shade D)
- All DK or 4 ply wool.
- You can choose your own colours and use beads to look like sprinkles!
- 3.5 mm (US 4) needles
- Tape measure
- Darning needle
- Sewing needle
- Sewing thread
Using shade C cast on 10 stitches
- Row 1: (k1, inc 1) to end (15 stitches)
- Row 2: P
- Row 3: (k2, inc1) to end (20 stitches)
- Row 4: P
- Row 5: (K2, inc1) to last two stitches K2 (26 stitches)
- Row 6: P
- Row 7: K1 (K3, Inc 1) to last stitch K1 (32 stitches)
- Row 8: P
- Row 9: K
- Row 10: P
- Row 11: K
- Row 12: P
- Row 13: K4 (K1, inc1, k6) three times, K4 (35 stitches)
- Row 14: P
- Row 15: K
- Row 16: P
- Row 17: K4 (K1, Inc 1, K7) three times, K4 (38 stitches)
- Row 18: P
- Row 19: K4 (K1, Inc 1, K4) five times, K4 (43 stitches)
- Row 20: P
- Row 21: Change to Shade A. K
- Row 22: K
- Row 23: K
- Row 24: K
- Row 25: K2, (K2tog 5 times, K10) twice, K1 (33 stitches)
- Row 26: K
- Row 27: K1 (K2 tog 3 times, K7) twice, K2 tog three times, (24 stitches)
- Row28: K
- Row 29: K2 tog to end (12 stitches)
- Row 30: K2 tog to end (6 stitches)
- Row 31: Break yarn and thread through stitches, draw tight & fasten off
Using shade D cast on 4 stitches
- Row 1: P
- Row 2: P
- Row 3: K
- Row 4: P
- Row 5: K
- Row 6: P
- Row 7: P
- K2tog to end
Break yarn and thread through stitches, draw tight & fasten off.
Using shade B cast on 9 stitches
Rows 1–78: Knit all rows in Garter Stitch
Pick up 29 stitches evenly along one of the long sides.
- Row 1: P
- Row 2: K4 (K2tog x 4, K3) twice, K4
- Row 3: P
- Row 4: K1 (K2 tog, K2) to end (16 stitches)
- Row 5: P
- Row 6: K2 tog to end (8 stitches)
- Row 7: Break yarn and thread through stitches, draw tight & fasten off. Sew bottom and side together to form a cupcake case.
- Sew together cupcake edges leaving a gap to stuff.
- Stuff with stuffing and sew up gap.
- Sew in any loose ends.
- Sew a running stitch around edge of cherry and pull tight to give a ball shape.
- Fasten off and attach to the top of the cake.
- Sew on small round beads to look like sprinkles!
- Or add French knots with embroidery thread.
The cupcakes knit up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
You are welcome to sell items knit from this pattern, I just ask that you give pattern credit to Handy Little Me and link to www.handylittleme.com in any listings. Thank you!
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Begin(ning)
Cont = Continue(ing)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
P – Purl
M1 = Make 1 stitch
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
SKPO – Slip one, knit one
St(s) = Stitch(es)
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