Lion Brand® Bonbons Party Cupcake (Crochet and Knit)

Want the cupcake, but not the calories? Create your own party decor with Lion Brand® Bonbons, a colourful collection of 8 miniature balls of yarn.

Skill Level:  Easy

 
 

Craft Time: varies

Uses Recycled Items: No

Keywords: C_35825, september2013, lion brand, bonbons, party, cupcake, crochet, knit, pattern, free, birthday, celebration, easy

Materials

  • Lion Brand® Bonbons (Art. #601) Yarn – Pastels (1 Pack) or Colour of Choice
  • Lion Brand® Crochet Hook, Size G-6 (4.25mm)
  • Lion Brand® Knitting Needles, Size 4 (3.5mm)
  • Lion Brand® Stitch Markers
  • Lion Brand® Large-eyed Blunt Needle
  • Foam Ball, 7.6 cm (3") (1)
  • Craft Knife
  • Fiberfill Stuffing
  • Craft Glue
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Instructions

SIZE: About 4" (10cm) high.

GAUGE: EXACT GAUGE IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR THIS PROJECT.

 

STITCH EXPLANATION:

sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

NOTES

1. When crocheting in the rnd, work in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.

 

BASE

With crochet hook and yellow from yarn pack, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around – 18 sc.

Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around – 24 sc.

Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts; rep from * around – 30 sc.

Fasten off.

SIDE

With knitting needles and yellow, cast on 51sts.

Row 1 (WS): * Purl 1, knit 2; rep from * around.

Row 2: * Purl 2, knit 1; rep from * around.

Rows 3-14: Rep Rows 1 and 2. Bind off.

 

FROSTING

Note: Before beginning, wind white yarn from yarn pack into 2 separate balls.

With crochet hook and 2 strands of white from yarn pack, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around – 18 sc.

Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around – 24 sc.

Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts; rep from * around – 30 sc.

Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts; rep from * around – 36 sc.

Rnds 7-11: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off.

 

BERRY

With crochet hook and purple from yarn pack, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in first ch. Place marker in first stitch for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around – 8 sc.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around – 12 sc.

Rnd 4-6: Sc in each st around – 12 sts. Begin adding stuffing after Rnd 4.

Rnd 7: Sc2tog around – 6 sts. Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail.

Finish stuffing, then use yarn tail to gather open end closed.

 

FINISHING

Seam ends of Side to make a loop. Sew one long edge of Side to Base. Weave in ends. Stuff firmly. Cover foam half ball with Frosting, allowing edge of Frosting to extend past ball. Place half ball onto Side of Cupcake and sew edge of Frosting to Side. Glue Berry to top of Cupcake.

 

ABBREVIATIONS

beg = beginning
ch = chain
rep = repeat
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)

 

 

Every effort has been made to produce accurate and complete instructions. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters or crocheters, human error, or typographical mistakes.

© 2013 Lion BrandYarn Company, all rights reserved.

Tips

Before beginning this project, cut foam ball in half.