I made these crochet cupcake pot holders (or dishcloths) as a birthday present for a friend who LOVES cupcakes. I was relatively new to crochet at the time, and this was a great crochet pattern for beginners! It was so fun to learn some new stitches, like the Back Post Treble stitch that creates the ribbed look in the bottom of the cupcakes, and the Popcorn stitch that creates the ruffle on the edge of the frosting.
I used this free crochet pattern from Twinkie Chan. It was super easy to follow, and Twinkie Chan is the most adorable crocheter! Check out her blog here!
I used these super fun yarns from Lily Sugar n’ Cream:
Here’s a WIP shot of the icing of the pink cupcake, showing that Popcorn stitch at the edge:
So cute! I loved the pattern that the pink and purple Lily and Cream yarn gave to the icing!
Once the icing was done, it was time to switch to the bottom cake portion. I used the blue Lily and Cream for both cupcakes to provide a little continuity. Here’s a WIP closeup of the transition to show how it looks underneath that Popcorn stitch, and a view of the start of that post stitch I learned for the first time:
So here’s the two finished products; I love how the white Sugar n’ Cream yarn makes the icing look like it has sprinkles! Both of these worked up pretty quickly. I think it only took me 2 or 3 hours to do both, including learning the new stitches. My friend loved these, and I loved making them!