Kitty Cat Cupcake (Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern)

by - January 05, 2021



Hello my crafty friends,

Here's my latest design, the Kitty Cat Cupcake! 

The Kitty Cat Cupcake is a sweet, little amigurumi dessert that you can admire and pet, but not eat!  This zero-calorie treat isn’t meant to be consumed, but rather, serve as a lovely gift or provide you cute and cheerful company during your day! It features cat ears, pink frosting, and a dainty little flower and leaf.  


I adore this design because it's...

  • Quick to work up
  • Beginner-friendly 
  • A great gift for lots of occasions
  • Easily customizable (make it unique and special)
  • Super duper cute


The Bunny Rabbit Cupcake is a free pattern too.

For customization, you can easily do so by using different yarn colors as “flavors” or “frostings”, adding sprinkles, attaching beads, or other embellishments.  Be as creative as you'd like!

It's also such a lovely handmade gift.  Imagine getting a box full of these pretty cupcakes -- wouldn't just make your heart feel so happy? There are so many holidays and occasions to use it as a present, such as Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, appreciation or thank you gifts, Christmas, and more.


This lovely dessert has some friends, too!  

I started off with the Bunny Rabbit Cupcake, and had so much fun that I decided to make the Unicorn Floral Cupcake.  Not long after, comes this Kitty Cat Cupcake.  I also have Unicorn Macarons as well, which also comes with a step-by-step video tutorial.
 
If you like this design of mine, you can check out the other Amigurumi Patterns I have on my site, or click to see all my Free Crochet Patterns


You can also PIN it for later on your Amigurumi or Crochet board!



Want the PDF pattern?

If you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references, you can get a copy from my Ravelry shop.  This pattern, along with most of my other designs, is also available in my Etsy shop.  (Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!  These funds help offset my craft materials cost and helps me design more free patterns to share with you all on my blog!)






Kitty Cat Cupcake

Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern


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Introduction:

The Kitty Cat Cupcake is a sweet, little amigurumi dessert that you can admire and pet, but not eat! This zero-calorie treat isn’t meant to be consumed, but rather, serve as a lovely gift or provide you cute and cheerful company during your day! It features cat ears, pink frosting, and a dainty little flower and leaf. You can easily customize your cupcake using different yarn colors as “flavors” or “frostings”, adding sprinkles, attaching beads, or other embellishments. There are many holidays and occasions to use it as a present, such as for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, appreciation or thank you gifts, and more!


Size:

Height: 3 inches (7.5 centimeters)


Level of Difficulty:

★★☆☆☆ Easy / Familiar Beginner
Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), attaching safety eyes, and sewing parts together.


Stitches/Terms Used:

  • MR: magic ring 
  • Sl st: slip stitch 
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Dc: double crochet 
  • Inc: increase 
  • Dc-inc: dc increase (insert 2 dc in same st) 
  • Dec: decrease 
  • BLO: back loops only 
  • FLO: front loops only

Materials:

  • Medium weight 4 yarn in desired colors (pink, dark pink, green, white, brown) 
  • 2.75 mm hook 
  • 10mm plastic safety eyes 
  • Fiberfill stuffing 
  • Yarn needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Cardboard scraps for base 
  • Blush powder & q-tip



~ CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS ~


CUPCAKE TOP 

Use white 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 4, inc) x 6. (36 sts) 
R7: (Sc 5, inc) x 6. (42 sts) 
R8-R13: Sc around. (42 sts) 
R14: In FLO, (insert 3 sc in first st, insert 2 sc in next st) around. 
Fasten off and weave in the ends.


CUPCAKE BOTTOM

Use brown 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 4, inc) x 6. (36 sts) 
R7: In BLO, sc around. (36 sts) 
R8: Sc around. (36 sts) 
R9: (Sc 17, inc) x 2. (38 sts) 
R10: (Sc 18, inc) x 2. (40 sts) 
R11: (Sc 19, inc) x 2. (42 sts) 
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing later.


EAR #1

Use white yarn. 
R1: In MR, sc 6. (6 sts) 
R2: (Sc, inc) x 3. (9 sts) 
R3: (Sc 2, inc) x 3. (12 sts) 
R4: Sc around. (12 sts) 
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing later.


EAR #2

Use pink yarn. 
Repeat instructions for R1-R3 of EAR #1. 
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing later.


FROSTING

Use pink yarn. 
R1: In MR, ch 2, dc 10. *Join with a sl st to the first dc. (10 sts) 
R2: Ch 2, dc-inc around. *Join. (20 sts) 
R3: Ch 2, (dc 2 in first st, dc 2 in next st, sl st in next st) around. 
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing later.


FLOWER

Use dark pink yarn. 
R1: In MR, (ch 5, sl st) x 5. 
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing later.


LEAF

Use green yarn. 
R1: In MR, sc, hdc, dc, ch 2, dc, hdc, sc, sl st. Pull ring tight. 
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing later.


~ FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS ~

  1. Arrange the ears, frosting, flower, and leaf on the cupcake to get a sense of where you want to position the pieces. 
  2. Sew the white ear to the cupcake first.
  3. Next, sew the pink ear to the cupcake frosting.
  4. Sew the flower and leaf to the frosting.
  5. Sew the frosting to the cupcake top. 
  6. Insert 10mm plastic safety eyes (I put mine between R10-R11, 9 sts apart).  If desired, sew eyelashes using black embroidery thread to the sides of the eyes.
  7. Cut out a circle of cardboard that would fit in the base of the bottom half. This will provide rigidity and allow your cupcake to stand better.
  8. Sew bottom and top halves together, using the yarn tail from the bottom half to go into the unworked back loops of R14 in the top half. Stuff the cupcake firmly before stitching it up completely. 
  9. If desired, add blush to the cheeks and the white ear if desired.  You can take a look at my video tutorial for adding blush with powder and a q-tip. 


Congratulations on finishing your Kitty Cat Cupcake!


Don't forget, you can make these other sweets too!  They're all free patterns on my blog:




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! 

Want the PDF pattern?

If you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references, you can get a copy from my Ravelry shop.  This pattern, along with most of my other designs, is also available in my Etsy shop.  (Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!  These funds help offset my craft materials cost and helps me design more free patterns to share with you all on my blog!)





Here's more! 

If you enjoyed this project, you might like my other designs!  Simply click on the image below for the pattern, or check out all my free patterns here.

 https://www.sweetsofties.com/2020/06/bear-bunny-buddies.html 




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Best wishes,

 

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