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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    Nancy Edwards
    7 March 2022 at 6:41 pm

    There is no mention of how many ounces or yards needed for each color to make a certain measure ent blanket.

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    Sherry H
    3 April 2021 at 12:25 pm

    I’m curious how you did this as a border around a blanket? How did you get around corners?

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    26 May 2020 at 8:33 am

    This looks so cute! I can’t wait to give it a try. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    8 March 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Sounds like the starter chain should be a multiple of 3 + 1, or a multiple of 6 + 4.

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      8 March 2020 at 3:00 pm

      She says in the beginning of her tutorial. Multiple of 6 + 3. Then she has turning chain. Not very hard.

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    6 March 2020 at 11:51 pm

    Love the pattern but it won’t let me print it

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      7 March 2020 at 10:45 pm

      Block what you want to print, right click on “print”

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    Katrina McIntosh
    6 March 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this!

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    Theresa McPherson
    6 March 2020 at 5:27 pm

    This is so cute and your directions were great for me. I am fairly new to crochet . I love your easy directions.

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    4 March 2020 at 10:15 pm

    This is so cute. Thank you so much for sharing

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    4 July 2019 at 2:57 am

    I love this pattern and used it on several scarves and twin size blanket border. Thank you for sharing

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    Denise Mullins
    2 June 2019 at 2:41 pm

    What a charming pattern! Your video was so easy to follow. Thank you.

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    6 February 2019 at 1:01 am

    Wilma would ya have pattern using this pattern for the cupcake baby hat

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    26 January 2019 at 2:57 am

    Hello, I kindly ask for permission to try your tutorial. I promise it’s only for my own use so it means no republishing or sharing by any means. Thank you!

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    Doris st John
    10 May 2018 at 2:05 am

    I can not figure out how to print the instructions

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      9 September 2019 at 12:40 am

      Right click or Control P and choose the pages that you want.

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    Jennifer Higgins
    6 February 2018 at 6:16 am

    All who are asking about the stitch discrepancy!
    The pattern needs to be factors of 6 plus 3 but divisible by 5 (because the last row is in factors of 5). So!!!!! 12, 42, 72, 102, 132, 162 (etc – just add in intervals of 30 from 12) and add 3 to that.
    Whoot. Youโ€™re welcome for being anal and Asian.

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      Coni Coleman
      13 July 2018 at 12:53 am

      You. Are. Awesome! THANK YOU for being anal and asian and GENEROUS with your big brain LOL ๐Ÿ˜€

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    April Hay
    5 November 2017 at 1:59 am

    Love the pattern!!!! Made baby blankets for a friend who has a set of twin granddaughters. The blankets turned out beautifully!!!!!

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    16 September 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Hi — I see the copyright disclaimer about your pictures, the pattern, etc. However, are we allowed to sell finished items we made using your patterns?

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      17 September 2017 at 3:22 pm

      Hi Jennifer, of course you can! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for asking.

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    Teresa A Ryan
    1 September 2017 at 2:31 am

    Hi, I have a friend who has a bakery. I thought about making this pattern into a boarder for her shelves. Can this pattern be used for size 10 crochet thread?

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      6 September 2017 at 3:13 pm

      There is no reason in the world why you couldn’t use crochet thread.

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    Charlotte Harris
    30 August 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Wow!!!! Neither the written instructions nor the video are correct…….
    I made a chain of 45….. 42 plus 3.,,,, when I come back with the last row, I end up with 40…..
    After looking at the rest of the comments, I gather I’m not alone….Pretty much wasted a whole day with this… first trying with the written instructions and then followed the video (which are different) ….. both incorrect!!!
    Doesn’t look as though you answer the comments or questions also

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    Pam Livingston
    28 July 2017 at 3:28 am

    You should really check out your written stuff. Your video says one thing and the words say another. I started with 33 and now have 30 doing it the way you video says.

    Pam Livingston

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    Pam Livingston
    28 July 2017 at 2:47 am


    In your written instructions you do not say multiply of 6 PLUS 3, just the multiply. I am using this pattern as one of my squares for my wall cover, that will have 40 different squares patterns and colors.

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      3 February 2018 at 5:45 pm

      Charlotte Harris, Most crocheters would start with a sample and if you find something wrong you rectify it before you spend a whole day for not. Personally , I think she did us a great favor sharing this

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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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    22 January 2017 at 6:25 pm


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