Early Falls and Vampire Cupcakes (Free Pattern Friday!)

So, here’s the second installment of Free Pattern Friday.

Lately it’s been very fall like around where I live. Which is strange, but most of this year has been. In February and March it was late spring temperatures. And then in June and July it was boiling. Plus, we were hit by that over a month long drought that everyone in that country suffered from. Let me tell you: 113F weather with no rain is miserable. Trees were dying.

Anyway, now it has suddenly become fall. I’ve been wearing blue jeans which is bizarre in the middle of August. Normally it’s so hot we can hardly stand it. 

But, on the up side, all this fall weather has been making me think of Halloween. And vampires. And cupcakes. And vampire cupcakes.

Without further ado, let me present to you our newest YarnPaint pattern. ^_^

Vampire Cupcake
copyright 2012 YarnPaint.com
For personal and non-profit use only please. Do not sell this pattern or any items made by it. 



Project Type: Crochet

Skill Level: Easy

Materials Needed:
  • 2 colors worsted weight yarn
    • White
    • Red
  • Size G crochet hook
  • Stuffing
  • Safety eyes or black beads
  • Black and clear or white small beads
  • Black thread
  • Yarn needle
  • Needle small enough to fit through beads
  • Stitch marker (optional)
Key:
  • Sc = single crochet
  • Inc1sc = crochet two single crochet into one single crochet to make an increase
  • Dec1sc = single crochet two single crochet together to make a decrease
  • Hdc = Half double crochet
  • Slst = slip stitch
  • Ch = chain

Cupcake Bottom: (Pattern is worked in the round in color white.)
  1. Magic loop 6sc (6sc) (Optional: place stitch marker in first stitch now and for every row.)
  2. Inc1sc in each stitch around (12sc)
  3. * 1sc, inc1sc in next sc, repeat from * across (18sc)
  4. * 2sc, inc1sc in next sc, rep. from * across (24sc)
  5. * 3sc, inc1sc in next sc, rep. from * across (30sc)
  6. Sc around in back loops only (30sc) 
  7.  Sc around (not in back loops any longer) (30sc)
  8. Repeat row 7 until there are 12 rows of Sc
Cut yarn leaving long tail, pull yarn through last stitch to bind off and weave through stitches to hide.

Cupcake Icing: (Pattern is worked in the round in color red.)
  1. Magic loop 6sc (6sc)(Optional: place stitch marker in first stitch now and for every row.)
  2. Inc1sc in each stitch around (12sc)
  3. * 1sc, inc1sc in next sc, repeat from * across (18sc)
  4. * 2sc, inc1sc in next sc, rep. from * across (24sc) 
  5.  * 3sc, inc1sc in next sc, rep. from * across (30sc)
    1. Sc around (30sc) (Error! Said “back loops only” originally, but fixed now.)
    2. Repeat row 6
    3. Repeat row 6
    4. Ruffle Edge: * (1sc, 1hdc, 1sc) in next sc, slst in next sc, rep. from * around
    Cut yarn leaving long tail to sew on later, pull yarn through last stitch to bind off. 

    Details:

    Take black thread and thread onto bead needle. Carefully sew beads onto the top of the cupcake icing. Vary the colors as you sew so that they look like sprinkles. Secure thread onto the bottom/inside of the cupcake icing.


    Taking another strand of black thread (I doubled mine over), sew the black eye beads onto the cupcake base. (Or attach the safety eyes if you chose that option.) Then stitch on a simple straight mouth with two fangs on the corners.

    Using the red yarn, carefully stitch the icing to the top of the cupcake bottom. The stitches where you put the ruffle edge will have created holes in the crochet where it works well to stitch through. Before finishing stitching it closed, stuff the cupcake firmly. To finish, secure the thread carefully to the underside of one of the ruffles to hide it then weave the end through the crochet stitches to hide and cut thread close to the body.

    You’re all done! Hooray! And watch out…they might bite!


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