Thursday, 23 June 2011

Exams are finished! - Bring on the cake :P

Yolah!

TODAY I FINISHED MY GCSE EXAMS!!!!! WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!! :D

It's been about 3 months of working every day, for hours :(  But now im freeeeeeeeeeeee! :3

As a celebration I thought I would post a free pattern, a cupcake pattern to be exact so you can all celebrate with me or make them to celebrate your own recent triumphs!

I made this pattern a while ago (and I blogged about it too). I like to call them roly poly cupcakes. They are a bit different because they don't have a knitted case, you serve them in paper cases:




You will need:
  • A pair of  3 ¼ mm needles
  • Light brown or dark brown DK yarn for the cake part (depending on whether you want chocolate or plain cake :P)
  • Blue, pink, yellow, white  etc... DK yarn for the icing
  • Red DK yarn for cherry
  • A handfull or so of stuffing
  • A darning needle
  • Some seed or bugle beads (or scraps of yarn) to sew on as sprinkles
  • Some cotton and a needle to sew on beads if using

Roly-Poly cupcake:

Cake:

Co 8sts in cake colour

Kfb into every st

P 1 row

*K1, kfb* repeat across row

P 1 row

*K3, Kfb* repeat across row

P 1 row

*K4, Kfb* repeat across row

P 1 row

*K5, Kfb* repeat across row

P 1 row

*K6, Kfb* repeat across row

P 1 row

*K7, Kfb* repeat across row

P 1 row

*K7, k2tog* repeat across row

P 1 row

*K6, k2tog* repeat across row

P 1 row

Change to icing colour:

*K5, k2tog* repeat across row

P 1 row

*K4, k2tog* repeat across row

P 1 row

*K3, k2tog* repeat across row

P 1 row

*K2, k2tog* repeat across row

P 1 row

*K1, k2tog* repeat across row

P 1 row

* k2tog* repeat across row

Cut yarn leaving long thread and thread through all sts on needle, draw up and fasten off.

Join seam to around halfway up cake, stuff, join the rest of seam and then gather up 8 cast on stitches (at bottom of cake) and fasten off, darn in end.
Cherry:

Using red yarn Co 7sts

Stst 6 rows (starting with a K row)

Cut yarn leaving long thread and gather up all sts on needle, draw up and fasten off. Draw up and fasten off all 7 cast on sts. Stuff and join seam of cherry. Sew onto top of cupcake along with chosen decoration.
Then serve :)

Abbreviations:

Co = Cast on

K = Knit

P = Purl


k2tog = Knit 2 stitches together

st(s) = stitch(es)

*    * = repeat what is in stars accross row

Stst = Stocking stitch

Kfb = Knit into the front and back of the stitch


I hope you like the pattern, Im off now to go and PAAAAAARRRRRTTTTYYYYY  <*o*> woooo!

Bye xxx

8 comments:

  1. Congrats Jordan :D
    Wooop save me some cake! Teehee

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  2. Wow that is a cute cupcake!! Congrats on finishing your exams!!

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  3. Chaucer's Aunty: Thank you :D

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  4. YAAAAY! (Sorry I'm late. :D)

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  5. Rachel S: Hahah it's fine :) Your new blog is lovely!

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