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Cake Gift Box (Free Crochet Pattern)

by - April 08, 2020


Dear fellow crocheters,

I'm excited to share with you a special crochet project of mine... the Cake Gift Box!

I designed this mini container as a gender reveal "cake" to surprise my husband!  Commonly, the expecting parent(s) would bite into a cupcake (or cut into a cake) and find out whether they're having a boy or a girl based on the color of frosting that is inside.  Blue for boy, pink for girl.

Being the amigurumi enthusiast that I am, I decided to put my own, yarny spin on this gender reveal tradition.  Thus, I created this tiny cupcake that can open up, and inside I'd stuff a crocheted bow with the color associated to our baby's gender.

Oh, and just for a bit of fun -- I created an "Old Wives Tales Gender Prediction Chart" for my husband and I to fill out beforehand!


If you're interested in watching how that went down, along with my husband's reaction, check out our video below!


All that aside, this cake gift box can be used for other purposes too, of course!

It's a sweet, little amigurumi dessert that you can open up and store tiny treasures inside of.  A zero-calorie treat that lasts forever, and features a little strawberry on top of a dollop of whipped cream.  You can easily customize it by using different yarn colors, adding sprinkles, or attaching beads.

There are many ways to use it as a gift, such as: Valentine’s Day Gift box containing a chocolate treat, or engagement ring box.  Or, as a gender reveal box like what I did, by adding in either a pink or blue item (scroll down for a bonus hair bow or bowtie pattern included in this pattern)!  You can even add tiny amigurumi projects in this box instead of getting a gift bag or giftwrap!

If you like this design of mine, you can check out the other free patterns that I share on my blog!


You can also PIN it for later!

Scroll down for the free, written pattern instructions.  If you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  This pattern, along with most of my other designs, is also available in my Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!





Cake Gift Box

Free Crochet Pattern


Copyright Notice -- © 2020 Sweet Softies (www.sweetsofties.com). You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but you must credit Sweet Softies as the owner/creator of this pattern by linking to my website (www.sweetsofties.com) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SweetSofties). No wholesale. You may not copy, alter, or sell my patterns in part or in whole in any way. My patterns may not be used in teaching online classes. My patterns may be used in teaching in-person classes ONLY with written consent from me. You may link to this pattern but you may not copy any part of the pattern instructions on other websites.


Introduction:
The Cake Container Gift Box is a sweet, little amigurumi dessert that you can open up and store tiny treasures inside of!  It is a zero-calorie treat that lasts forever!  The cake features a little strawberry on top of whipped cream, and you can easily customize by using different yarn colors, adding sprinkles, or attaching beads.

There are many ways to use it as a gift, such as: Valentine’s Day Gift box containing a chocolate treat, engagement ring box, or even a gender reveal box by adding in either a pink or blue item (scroll down for a bonus hair bow or bowtie pattern included in this pattern).  You can even add tiny amigurumi projects in this box instead of getting a gift bag or giftwrap!

The PDF pattern file includes instructions to guide you through the entire gift box process and includes numerous photo references with clear, written instructions.

Size: 
  • Box height: 1-¼” (3.5 cm) 
  • Box height including strawberry: 2-½“ (6.5cm) 
  • Box width: 2-¼“ (6 cm)

Level: 
  • ★★☆☆☆  Easy / Beginner 
  • Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), changing colors, attaching safety eyes, and sewing parts together.

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • MR: magic ring
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Inc: increase 
  • Dec: decrease 
  • BLO: back loops only 
  • FLO: front loops only 
(Stitches used for the optional bow)
  • Ch: chain
  • Sl st: slip stitch 
  • Tr: triple crochet

Materials:
  • Medium weight 4 yarn in desired colors (e.g., off-white, brown, red, white)
    Note: It's important to get the same brand of yarn for the cake top and bottom to ensure a good fit, because medium weight (4) yarns can vary in thickness. 
  • 3.25 crochet hook 
  • Bit of fiberfill stuffing for berry
  • Cardboard scrap for box’s base
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors



~ CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS ~

Cake Top
Use off-white colored yarn.
R1: In MR, sc 6. (6 sts)
R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)
R4: (Sc 2, inc) x 6. (24 sts)
R5: (Sc 3, inc) x 6. (30 sts)
R6: (Sc 9, inc) x 3. (33 sts)
R7: In BLO, sc around. (33 sts)
R8-R12: Sc around. (33 sts)
Fasten off.

Cake Bottom
Use brown colored yarn.
R1: In MR, sc 6. (6 sts)
R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)
R4: (Sc 2, inc) x 6. (24 sts)
R5: (Sc 3, inc) x 6. (30 sts)
R6: In BLO, sc around. (30 sts)
R7-R12: Sc around. (30 sts)
Fasten off.

Whipped Cream
Use white colored yarn.
R1: In MR, sc 6. (6 sts)
R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
R4: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)
R5: In FLO, sc 4 in each st around. (72 sts)
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing later.
Strawberry
Use red colored yarn.
R1: In MR, sc 6. (6 sts)
R2-R3: Inc around. (12 sts)
R4: (Sc 2, dec) x 3. (9 sts)
R5: (Sc, dec) x 3. (6 sts)
Lightly stuff the berry.
R6: Dec 3. (3 sts)
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing later.

Bonus Pattern: Bow
Want to add something cute inside of your cake container?  If you plan to use this as a Gender Reveal idea, you can do what I did, which is to crochet either a blue bowtie (for a boy) or a pink hairbow (for a girl) and place it inside of the cake container.  It is a sweet surprise that has zero calories, and you can keep it forever too!

Use pink or blue colored yarn.

  1. In MR, insert 3 tr, ch 5, sl st in ring.  Ch 5, insert 3 tr in ring, ch 5, sl st in ring. 
  2. Fasten off with a long tail to create the center of the bow by wrapping it around the bow many times. 
  3. Weave in the ends, and it will be ready to place inside of your cake!




~ FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS ~

  1. Cut out a cardboard circle that fits in the base of the cake bottom. Place the cardboard circle inside. This provides sturdiness and helps the bottom keep shape. 
  2. Sew the strawberry on top of the the whipped cream. 
  3. Sew the whipped cream on the center of the cake top. 
  4. Put the top over the bottom, and you’re done!

And that's it!  Congratulations on finishing your Cake Gift Box!





If you enjoyed this free project, you can make a donation to support my work!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go directly towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs!

Also, if you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  This pattern, along with most of my other designs, is also available in my Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!






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