Wednesday, April 25, 2007

My Free Cupcake Pattern

These are the cookies and cup cakes I knit up for our SnB exhibition knitted afternoon tea.


The Oreo or (in Australia) Delta cream pattern was loosley based on a free pattern by Eva that I found on . I did knit two biscuit sections but for the filling I just used a crochet or fingerknit chain sandwiched around the edge between the two pieces of cookie. I did this because I thought a third knitted section would make the cookies too bulky.

After I made the Oreos, I decided that I wanted to make some cakes too and realised that the gathered, squashed cylinder in different sizes had heaps of potential. I played around a bit and this is what I came up with:

Colour A: Brown: Cast On 15 stitches, knit 50 rows (25 ridges garter st) cast off leaving longish tail. *Using longish tail and a running stitch, gather one long side of the rectangle, pull tight and fasten. Join and seam the two short sides creating an open ended cylinder. Turn seams to centre. Gather remaining long side closing the cylinder completely. Squash gathered sections together making a kind of low cup shape.*

Colour B Cream:(Or what ever colour you'd like your icing to be) Cast On 13 stitches, knit 50 rows (25 ridges garter st) cast off leaving longish tail. Repeat *to *.

Colour C Cherry Red: Cast on 6 stitches, knit 8 rows cast off leaving longish tail. Using longish tail make running stitches around the whole rectangle and pull tight making a small ball.

See the photo below showing the sections in various stages or readiness before assembly.

To Assemble. Place small cream cup shape inverted inside larger brown cup shape and sew together as invisibly as you can. Sew cherry red ball on top of cream cup shape. Weave in and trim ends.