Sunday, March 30, 2014

Itty Bitty Birthday Cake {crochet pattern}

I freely admit I am a lover of things with no real purpose. Perfectly ordered kitchen drawers. Miniatures. Sparkly clean windows. Books arranged neatly from largest to smallest. Purple hair.

A tiny crocheted birthday cake.




I'm sure you could think of someone whose special day would be brightened by this. Maybe. Probably.

Especially if you add a few dolla dolla billz to the equation.



I used some crochet thread I had laying around (sorry for the incredible specificity) and a size 1 steel hook.




Abbreviations are as follows:

ch = ch
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
BLO = back loops only

In magic adjustable ring, ch 3. 11 dc. Join. This is the top of your cake.

Now you're going to work in the round for the "body" of the cake.

ROUND 1: Ch 1. In BLO, sc in each stitch around.

ROUND 2: Sc in each sc around (both loops this time).

ROUND 3: In BLO, sc in each sc around.

ROUND 4: (Both loops this time) Sc in each sc around. Finish off. Weave in ends.

For the scallop "frosting", join color 2 (in this case, white) to round 1 of your previous work. Ch 1. *3 sc in next stitch, sl st in next stitch*. Repeat from * to * around. Join. Finish off. Weave in ends.

Now join color 2 to round 4 of previous work. Ch 1. *3 sc in next stitch, sl st in next stitch*. Repeat from * to * around. Join. Finish off. Weave in ends.

For the candle: Knot three pieces of crochet thread together. Braid about 1.5 inches. Tie off where you want the end of your candle to be. Color above that knot with a marker to create your "flame". Thread candle through center of cake top.


Stuff if desired.

I left mine hollow, but if you want you can make a bottom like this:

In magic adjustable ring, ch 3. 11 dc. Join. Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing.
Sew to bottom of cake.

ADORBS.

As always, it is entirely possible there's a mistake in this pattern (seeing as how it emerged from the dark recesses of my brain). If you find something wonky, please let me know with a comment or shoot me an email - walkerwhimsy@gmail.com. Thanks!
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