Crochet Pattern: Cupcake Applique

By Rachel Choi – 19 Comments
If you like to eat cupcakes, why not crochet one (or several)? Use this cupcake applique pattern to embellish items as you desire. Sew it to your purse, scarf, blanket, or even use it as a pin or a fridgie (refrigerator magnet). Have fun crocheting this simple cupcake applique!

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: 2″ (5 cm) wide, 2 3/4″ (7 cm) tall with cherry

Medium Weight Yarn (small amount of light brown, pink and red)
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
Yarn Needle (optional)
crochet yarn size 4
crochet cupcake

Gauge: not that important for this pattern. Adjust hook size as you see fit.

Crochet Pattern: Cupcake Applique
Row 1: with light brown, ch 7, working in back ridge only, sc in each ch across: 6 sc
Row 2 – 7: ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across: 6 sc
Note: rows 1 – 7 creates a ridge texture. The next row will be worked on the side of rows 1 – 7 to make the top of the cupcake. For right handed crocheters, turn your work 90 degrees counter clockwise to work along the side of rows 1 – 7. For left handed crocheters, turn your work 90 degrees clockwise to work along the side of rows 1 – 7.
Row 8: change to pink, 7 sc evenly across side of rows 1 – 7 (approximately 1 sc for each row): 7 sc
Row 9: ch 1, turn, working in both loops, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in last sc: 9 sc
Row 10: ch 1, turn, sl st in next sc, sc in next sc, hdc in next sc, dc in next 3 sc, hdc in next sc, sc in next sc, sl st in next sc, finish off: 9 sts

Cherry (optional)
Round 1: with red, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, finish off: 6 sc
Sew cherry to top of cupcake with a yarn needle.

Looking for more cool applique patterns? Visit the Crochet Spot Store. You can also check out the 3 dimensional cupcake pattern!

Need help crocheting your cupcake applique? No worries, just leave a comment and I’ll help you!

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  1. Paula says:

    Love it!!

  2. Jen Hoover says:

    Ooooh!!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!

    can you send me your snail mail addy? I owe ya one! 😉

    this is PERFECT! I’ll show you what I’m making when I’m done!

    thank you again {and again and again!!!!}

  3. I can’t wait to make one! I love it 🙂

  4. Terri H. says:

    Nice!! I will have to make a few of these into fridgies!! But if I make a “vanilla” one I will also have to make a “chocolate” one! Thanks for the pattern!! :0)

  5. Michi says:

    I love it! I’m definitely gonna try making one of these ^_^

  6. OneLoopShy says:

    Absolutely darling, with great attention to detail! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Antonia says:

    This is so cute. Can’t wait to make one…or a dozen. Do you have a pattern for a cupcake pin cushion?

  8. pauline says:

    Thanx again. This lil applique is a winner with my 5 yr old.

  9. Mimi says:

    Thank you for a darling app. I have put it on two baby sweaters and linked to your site for the pattern.

  10. Amanda says:

    I’m still confused about how to crochet along the sides of rows 1-7. I’m right handed. when I turn it 90° counter clockwise, do I turn it as I would normally do if I’m going to just make rows THEN 90° or not? Thank you!

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Amanda, when you’re done round 7, your going to turn your work 90 degrees so that the last row you made is on the side of the work and not on top anymore. Then on row 8 (with your pink yarn), you’re going to start in the right hand corner on the top of the work (the sides of row 1 -7).

  11. Amanda says:

    Ok, I got it now. It turns out I was reading the pattern wrong, my mistake. Thanks!!

  12. Amanda says:

    Ok, I got it now. I was reading the pattern wrong. Thanks!!

  13. CrisM says:

    This is exactly what I had in mind! Do you have any suggestions on how I could incorporate this pattern to make a baby blanket?

  14. Elizabeth says:

    i will have to try this! i’m going to make it into a magnet! 🙂

  15. Sherlyn says:

    I have tried this pattern yesterday, very nice and love it. First time i able to crochet by reading abbreviation without video as i’m a beginner. But the pattern i come out is smaller since i have smaller hook and yarn. If i want to make it 50% bigger, which part i should add more stitch? thanks.

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Sherlyn, the easiest way to make it bigger is to use a larger crochet hook or thicker yarn. You can even holder more than one strand of yarn together to crochet if you don’t have a thicker yarn. Adding stitches can be tricky, so you’d have to play around with it.

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