Crochet Cupcakes & Sushi Holiday/Gift ornaments

Author

by Foufigirl aka Cynthia Frenette

Introduction

I came up with these cute little patterns a few years ago and published them on craftster, and still get requests for them! (And I also credit them for my opportunity to meet and work with the fabulous CrochetMe Kim Werker. 😉 )
These work up fast and you can do many variations on both to the “flavours”, add bead or sequin sprinkles to the cupcakes, change the fillings in the sushi, the possibilities are endless!

The instructions may seem a little bit wide open, but really, they are open for interpretation and your own ideas for colours and “ingredients!”

Materials List

Hook size H or one to work with your yarns
Yarn needle

Sewing needle & thread (to make cupcake cherry)

Cupcakes: Various small amounts of worsted weight yarn in the “flavours” you need- ie: brown for chocolate cupcakes, pink for strawberry frosting
– any additional embellishments- beads, sequins
– small piece of red felt for the “cherry”
– small amount of batting/stuffing

– short length of thin ribbon to hang (approx. 5″-6″)

Sushi: Small amounts of Black and White worsted weight yarn for the seaweed & rice
-small amount of coloured yarns, orange, green, etc. for your sushi fillings
– small amount of batting/stuffing

– short length of thin ribbon to hang (approx. 5″-6″)

Finished Size

Approx. 1.5″ tall

Gauge

n/a

Notes

Special stitches:

BPDC: YO, insert hook from back to front to back around post of next DC, YO and pull up a loop, (YO and pull through 2 loops on hook) twice – back post DC.

FPDC: YO, insert hook from front to back to front around post of next st, YO and pull up a LP, (YO and pull through 2 loops on hook) twice – front post DC.

The Pattern

Cupcake:
Use hook size H
Using Brown(Chocolate cake!) yarn,
Ch 4, join with a sl st to the first chain, chain 3 to count as first dc.
Dc 14 times in ring, slst to top of first dc to join, chain 3.
Bpdc around each post of each dc(14), slst to top of first bpdc to join, chain 3.

Fpdc around each post of each bpdc(14), slst to top of first fpdc to join, bind off.

Icing(pink or whatever flavour you want)
Use hook size H
Chain 3, join with a sl st to the first chain, chain 1
Round 1: Sc in each stitch, chain 1
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch, chain 1

Continue working around with 2 sc in each stitch until the icing measure roughly 2″ across, bind off. Leave a long tail so you can sew the top onto the base. It doesn’t seem to matter if the circle is not perfectly round, it doesn’t show once assembled!

Put a bit of batting/stuffing in the base, tucking tails of base inside. Stitch icing to top of base, & at about 3/4 of the way around, add a bit more stuffing inside the top to make it stick up, & stitch closed.

I made the cherry with a small circle of red felt, gathering the edges & filling with stuffing. Used 1/8″ thin satin ribbon pulled thru the cherry from the bottom, thru the top then back thru the bottom leaving a loop, on a big needle & tied in a knot on the bottom, then stitched the cherry on top of the cupcake, hiding the knot inside.

Sushi:

Make the base the same way as the cupcake, start by using white yarn for the “rice”, complete the 14 dc in the ring & sl st to join, then switch to black yarn & complete same as cupcake base.

For top of sushi, make another bottom of the base in the same way:

Ch 4, join with a sl st to the first chain, chain 3 to count as first dc.
Dc 14 times in ring, slst to top of first dc to join, bind off, leaving a long tail to stitch pieces together.

To make the “contents” of the sushi(the red & green parts), I used red & green yarn & sort of embroidered it across the centre of the top using a sort of satin stitch, to cover the hole in the centre. Stitch over as many times as you want, I used doubled yarn & did 4 stitches for each colour. It also looks cute using all orange yarn!

Put a bit of batting/stuffing in the base, tucking tails of base inside & stitch top to base.

Then for the hanger, use 1/8″ wide red satin ribbon pulled thru on a big needle from the bottom to top then back out thru the bottom, leaving tails out at bottom to tie a knot, then pull thru so knot is hidden inside.

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