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.
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:
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.