So what do you do when it's raining outside and you'd rather not clean?
You crochet miniature cupcakes for key chains!!! Right???
Here's a little sneak peek at what I'll have for sale in April at Cupcake Camp KC. All proceeds of my booth will be going to this wonderful cause and I just wanted to make a little post about it to help spread the word. If you live in the area or have someone you know who does, or would just like to help by donating, I've included the link above and below by just clicking on the photograph. Please feel free to post the image on your side bar if you'd like also.
I'm only a little bitty part of this wonderful event. There are going to be local cupcake shops and bakeries competing for a cupcake bake off and tons of yummy cuppy cakes to taste, fun activities for kids, raffle tickets and well...tons more and it's ALL for the KIDS!
Facebook link also is here
I'm no expert at this crocheting stuff. My wonderful grandmother taught me how and I am SOOO far from her level of expertise, but if you like these little cupcakes, here is the pattern I designed for these cuties.
These are not decorated fully yet, but the sky is the limit on how you choose to embellish them.
Cupcake Base (fine yarn)
*Chain 4, connect with a slip stitch, chain 1
*Going to inside of the circle, crochet 8 single crochets inside the ring, join ends with a sl st and then chain 1
* Single crochet in all previous 8 chains, end with a sl st and then chain 2
* Dbl crochet in each of the 8 chains (twice) ; 2 dbl chains inside each of the 8 previous chains; connect dbl chains at the end with a sl st and then chain 1.
* Single chain all the way around to add the finishing top to your 16 chains; secure with a knot to end off.
Cupcake Top (heavier yarn)
*Chain 4, connect with a sl st, ch 1 (to form circle)
*Going inside the circle single crochet 8 times around, sl st ends and chain 1
* Going inside the circle again, single crochet 8 more times around, sl st ends, chain 2
* Going inside the circle again, single crochet 8 more times around, sl st ends, ...
- You can finish off the top here with a knot or continue single crocheting to get the size you need for a rounded cupcake top OR
- Loops for the cupcake fringe/icing
*Chain 1 and single crochet into next chain
*Chain 3 and single crochet into next chain
repeat pattern until you have a scallop around the base of the cupcake top and end off with a knot.
*For a handle, make ribbon loop and pull it through the top of the cupcake center with hook and seal with hot glue.
*Placing the cupcake base to the top, sew with thread and needle to each other until 3/4 way attached.
*Place filler inside of cupcake until desired "puffiness"
*Continue sewing until pieces are fully attached and seal off with a knot.
*Decorate the 'icing' however you wish
- Add pins for a shirt decoration for a birthday party or key rings for a key chain or however you wish.
Hugs n' Happy Crocheting and Thanks so much for stopping in
and thank you if you decide to help share this information. :)