Ceramic bowls filled with an array of pastel buttercream neatly line themselves up along the marble countertop, ready to add whimsy to a tray of freshly baked cupcakes. Grabbing your favourite piping nozzle, it’s not long before you’ve whipped up the perfect weekend treat to share with friends.
Being not only an avid maker, but also a baker, I couldn’t help but want to share this detailed ‘recipe’ on how you can crochet this deliciously sweet and beautifully defined stitch… Due to it’s repetitive and simple steps, this is the ideal stitch to use while waiting for the oven to preheat.
The Cupcake Stitch creates a playful and whimsical fabric, making this the perfect stitch to use when crocheting lightweight scarves and blankets. Treat yourself this week by crocheting these darling little cupcakes, and it won’t be long before you’re in the kitchen baking up a scrumptious storm.
Learning a new crochet stitch or technique is always such fun, don’t you agree? If you’re keen to challenge yourself this weekend (as you’re cozied up by the fireplace), you’re in luck as this helpful step-by-step video tutorial will guide you through all the necessary steps needed to learn the deliciously sweet “Cupcake Stitch“, in an easy to follow speed!
Stiches & Abbreviations
Front Loop Single Crochet (flsc)
Insert hook in next st, but not through both loops, only through the “Front Loop”. YO, draw up a loop (2 loops on hook). YO, pull through 2 loops on hook.
5 Double Crochet Cluster (cl5)
YO, insert hook in the next st. YO, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook). YO, draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook). *YO, insert hook in the same st. YO, draw up a loop. YO, draw through 2 loops. Repeat from the * 3 more times. (6 loops on hook). YO, draw through all 6 loops on hook.
Chain in multiples of 6 + 4, in A.
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in every ch. Turn your work.
Row 2: Change to colour B. Ch2, 1 dc in same st. Ch1, skip 2 sts. *2 dc I next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. Ch1, skip 3 sts. Repeat from the * all across. 2 dc I next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. Ch1, skip 2 sts, 1 dc in last st. Turn your work.
Row 3: Change to colour C. Ch1, 1 flsc in same st. *1 sc in next ‘ch1’ space, 1 flsc in next 5 sts. Repeat from the * all across. 1 sc in next ‘ch1’ space, 1 flsc in last st. Turn your work.
Row 4: Change to colour D. Ch2, 1 dc in same st. Ch4, skip next st. *1 cl5, ch5, skip next st. Repeat from the * all across. 1 cl5, ch4, skip next st, 1 dc in last st. Turn your work.
Row 5: Change to colour A. Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 3 sc in next ‘ch4’ space. *6 sc in next ‘ch5’ space. Repeat from the * all across. 4 sc in next ‘ch4’ space, 1 sc in last st. Turn your work.
Row 2 – 5 until you reach your desired length.
Is there a specific crochet stitch or interesting technique you’d love to learn?I’m always open to new ideas and inspiration when it comes to sharing crochet with the world!
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Have a lovely day crocheting…