Sweet Oversized Cupcake Pincushion Crochet Pattern

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Sweet Oversized Cupcake Pincushion Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Sweet Oversized Cupcake Pincushion Free Crochet Pattern

Every once in awhile I have to sneak in a project for myself and though it makes me feel guilty sometimes I couldn’t resist making this pincushion.  I was getting annoyed at the tiny tomato one I had that kept rolling just out of reach whenever I needed or stabbed me with my hand spasms when holding it. Ouch.  So I came up with this very easy oversized cupcake pattern for a large pincushion.  I thought I would share in case any of my readers would like to try one too. I absolutely love how the colors of my straight pins made it look like my cupcake was covered in sprinkles! :)

Sweet Oversized Cupcake Pincushion Crochet Pattern Notes

Sweet Oversized Cupcake Pincushion Crochet Pattern (2)

Project requires:
Pink yarn (or desired color) for cupcake frosting topper)- (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Brown/ tan yarn for cake part of cupcake
Red yarn for cherry on top
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing for your pincushion and cherry

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)

Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

Cherry on Top: using red yarn
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 4 sc. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (4 sc)
Round 2:  Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in first st and in each of the following 3 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in first st and in each of the following 7 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (8 sc)
Before cutting yarn make sure you leave a long enough tail to secure the cherry in place on the frosting top during assembly before cutting your yarn, pulling it through and placing to the side until needed.

Cake Base: using brown /tan yarn (or desired cake color)
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 8 sc. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (8 sc)
Round 2:  Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in first st and in each of the following 7 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (16 sc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st* repeating * around until end of round. (24 sc)
Round 4: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next 2 st* repeating * around until end of round.  (32 sc)
Round 5 (Back loops only for this round – this lets your cupcake have a flatter bottom to sit upon): Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in first st and in each of the following 31 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (32 sc)
Rounds 6-9:  Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in first st and in each of the following 31 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round.  (32 sc)
Fasten off yarn and place to side until needed during assembly.

Frosting Top:  pink yarn (or desired frosting color)
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (6 sc)
Round 2:  Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and in each of the following 5 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (12 sc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in first st and in each of the following 11 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (12 sc)
Round 4: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st* repeating * around until end of round.  (18 sc)
Round 5: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in first st and in each of the following 17 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round.(18 sc)
Round 6: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next 2 st* repeating * around until end of round. (24 sc)
Round 7: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in first st and in each of the following 23 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round.  (24 sc)
I like to stop right about here and attach the cherry on top so I don’t have to reach through full length of frosting top to pass needle back and forth when it’s done.  Taking the tail left on your cherry and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle, sew your cherry on the center on the top. I centered mine to cover Round 1 at the top.  You want to stop about 2/3 of the way around to place small amount of fiberfill stuffing in the cherry so it will retain it’s nice rounded shape.  I use my cherry to hold my sewing needles. :)
Round 8: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next 3 st* repeating * around until end of round. (30 sc)
Round 9: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in first st and in each of the following 29 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (30 sc)
Round 10 (Back loops only for this round):  Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in first st and in each of the following 29 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (30 sc)
Round 11: Sl st back in to the first front loop not worked in previous round.  Work 1 sc  in each front loop st around.  (30 sc)  (This will be your frosting trim on the outside.)
Before cutting yarn make sure you leave a long enough tail to secure the frosting top to the cake base completely, then pull yarn through.

You are now ready to attach your completed frosting top with cherry and your cake base together.  You should have one frosting yarn tail left.  Take this and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to secure your frosting top in place on top of your cake base. I find it easier if I line up the stitches and pop a safety pin about halfway around so I don’t lose count or stitches along the way but that isn’t a necessary step. When you are about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way sewn around, you want to take the time to start stuffing your little chubby cupcake to your desired level. You want to stuff it so that it will retain it’s shape and not flop around but you don’t want to overstuff which will give you a rounded bottom.  We don’t want this pincushion to roll around on us. 😉   Once you have stuffed it completely, finishing sewing around until you have closed the gap between the two.  Now you just have to fasten off your tail. All done!
Now you just have to start putting in your pins, needles etc.  I love how my pins look like sprinkles.   I even found that by open safety pins, I can hang them on the frosting trim around for quick access and not having to open them when I need them. I like making things easy!

Here are some pictures to show how this sweet oversized cupcake pincushion looks like from other views: (oh and don’t miss the cute cupcake hats I made that are in background.. pattern coming soon!)

Sweet Oversized Cupcake Pincushion Crochet Pattern

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  1. Hey there, wondering if you wil ever be uploading that cupcake beanie pattern? It’s gorgeous and perfect for a project I’m working on!

    • Thanks for the message Amie. I will be adding it probably later this week. :) I am in process of rewriting the pattern for all the different sizes. The ones in the picture are adult sizes but I’ve already written in a few different sizes already. I’m getting there.

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