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Cupcake Appliqué [S.O.P. Series]

Cupcake Appliqué [S.O.P. Series]

Cupcake Appliqué [S.O.P. Series]


Appliqués are a great way to add something fun to hats, and this little cupcake was one of my favorite ones to make.  I found a lot of different cupcake patterns online, but I couldn’t quite get them to fit the sizing and look I wanted.  So after playing around with different ones and making my own, here is the cupcake that stuck around.  Since mine is something I sew onto a hat, I was okay to make the three separate pieces.  If you’re looking for a cupcake that you crochet as one piece, I highly recommend this fun pattern made by Twinkie Chan that is posted to RockNRoll Bride’s site.




  • Worsted Weight YarnCupcake1
  • Crochet Hook Size I (I for “ice cream”)
  • Darning Needle (for weaving in ends)



  • r = row
  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • *instructions* = repeat aroun



Please excuse my amateur’s attempt at showing how the frosting works in the picture below, but I hope it helps!  Each round is labeled R1, R2, R3, the start of the row is marked with a circle, and the end of the row has an arrow in the direction the row moves.


R1: ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook to form ring; ch 2, 8 hdc’s in ring, sl st to first hdc to join (8).

R2: ch 2, 2 hdc’s in the first 6 st’s, turn.

R3: ch 2, *1 hdc in first st, 2 hdc’s in second* repeat this pattern 6 times adding two more hdc’s in the last st (meaning 4 total hdc’s in the last st), rotate to the side from the first round and sl st in the next open spot, then repeat *5 hdc’s in next st, and sl st in next* across bottom to make four swoops for the bottom of the icing. Finish with a long tail to attach to your item.


Base of CupcakeCupcake7

Note: You will be crocheting in the back loops only to create little ridges in your work (similar to the look of muffin paper cups when you bake)

R1: ch 6, turn, sc in back loops only across beginning in 2nd ch from hook (5)

R2 – R9: ch 1, turn, sc across in back loops only.  Finish with long tail to attach to your item.



R1: ch 2, make 8 sc’s in the 2nd ch from the hook, and sl st to the first sc to join into ring. Finish with long tail to attach your item.




First attach the base of the cupcake, then frosting on top (just overlapping so as to look like the frosting rests on the base), and then the cherry perched on top of the frosting. For added awesomeness, you can add tiny glass or plastic beads to look like sprinkles. I searched high and low for sprinkle-like-beads, and finally found these great ones at the Etsy Shop AmericanFeltAndCraft.


Permission to Use this Pattern

You may use this pattern for personal or commercial use, but please reference this website as its creator and link back to this pattern page.  The pattern (including any photos associated with it) may not be reproduced or posted elsewhere in any capacity.  Thank you!


This will be my “delicious” theme as part of the Summer of Patterns Series.  I hope you are having a scrumptious summer thus far!



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