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

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

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

  3. 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!

    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.

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

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

  6. 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?

  7. 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?

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Hello

    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.

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

  13. 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?

  14. 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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