Cupcake stitch

Last year I came across a blanket design that used a cupcake stitch for the border. I always kept this cute border in mind for future projects. Today I finally had time to play around with this stitch. Below you can find the steps for making the cupcake stitch border.

YouTube video
I’ve made a video tutorial explaining how to make the cupcake stitch.

– 3.5mm hook (US E hook)
– Fine yarn that matches the hook size. 4 colors: pink, white, brown, grey

Abbreviations/stitches you should know:
Ch: Chain
Sc: Single crochet
Dc: Double crochet
Dc cluster: Yarn over (YO), insert hook in next stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, repeat in the next 4 stitches, YO and draw through all 6 remaining loops of the hook
**: repeat between **
(): amount of stitches at the end of the row

Start with grey (your basic color above/below the cupcake)
Row 1: Chain a multiple of 6
Row 2: Ch 1 (turning chain), sc in each stitch

Change to brown
Row 3: 1DC, ch 1 (you can also chain 4), skip the next 2 stitches, *2DC in next st,1DC in next st, 2DC in next st, chain 1, skip 3* around to last 3 st (last cupcake made), ch 1, skip 2, DC in last st.

Change to pink
Row 4: ch 1, *5sc in the front loops only, 1sc around the ch-1 space*, repeat till end and sc in last stitches (front loops only)

Change to white
Row 5: DC + ch 4 (or ch 7), skip 2, 5 DC cluster in the next 5 stitches, *ch 5, skip next st, 5DC cluster* around till end, ch 4, skip 2, 2DC in last st.

Change to your starting color again (in my example grey)
Row 6: ch 1, 2sc, 4sc around the first ch-4 space, *6sc around the chain bow from the previous row* repeat till end, 4sc around last 4 ch-space, 2sc
Row 7: DC (or ch 3), *DC around*

You should have the same amount of stitches as where you started with.

NOTICE: The written instructions, illustrations, photos, and patterns herein are protected by copyright law. You are free to link to the patterns, but please do not copy!

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    11 May 2017 at 10:12 pm

    where can I download the video? I don’t see any links to do that.this is a cute baby blanket idea.thanks

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    Alexandra Lim
    10 May 2017 at 1:02 am

    your video tutorial says you did 15 chains for the sample but your written instructions says multiples of 6 chains. I don’t understand why you did 15 stitches. Is there supposed to be a plus 3 chain after the multiples of 6?

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    12 April 2017 at 1:55 am

    Hi there, I am using this stitch to make a blanket. I started with 183, and after making the cupcakes (the white part) I did the 5 SC with Grey in each bow, and I came back with 155 instead of 183.. I’m not sure what I should do.. I am stuck :/

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    28 February 2017 at 12:46 am

    Can you show how to connect this border to your blanket? I am new to crochet and I am unsure how to do. Thanks

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    20 February 2017 at 12:20 am

    Hi. Do you have a tutorial on the Bavarian stitch? Would love to see it.

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    25 January 2017 at 7:40 pm

    You made this look easy so I might have ago thanks

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    23 January 2017 at 1:36 am

    Just lovery this pattern and video, thanks for sharing will be making a baby blanket for twins girls

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