Well, final batch for now.
This little cupcake really isn’t so little, but it’s tasty looking and really cute!
I used good ol’ Red Heart Super Saver white for the cake and Berrocco Plush for the frosting. The pattern is available here for free: Cupcake. I made some changes to the original pattern, but my notes are downstairs and I’m too lazy to go get them. If you’re interested, let me know in the comments and I’ll post them. (The cupcake is knit, not crochet.)
Next up is a strawberry ice cream cone!
Another free pattern from the same designer as the cupcake: Ice Cream Cone. It’s important to note that there is no hook size listed, but I ended up using a G. If you’re going to make this, I suggest getting the Starbucks sample cup that goes in the base first so you can check the size of the cone as you go. I had to add more height to my cone to make it fit. I don’t think I even wrote down what I did exactly, but if you need help, let me know and I’ll walk you through it.
And continuing with our theme of pink food, here is a frosted donut. Mmm…donut!
Another free pattern, of course: Donut. It’s supposed to be a pincushion, but I left off the sprinkles/pins so it can be a toy instead. Maybe I’ll make myself one for my sewing basket.
One more from the designer of the ice cream cone and cupcake, it’s a Bakewell Tart.
I’d never heard of a Bakewell Tart, but it was too cute not to make. Here’s the pattern (scroll down past the kitties): Crochet Bakewell Tart. And click over here to find out all about these little goodies: Bakewell Tart. No modifications on this one. It did have to wait a while to be stuffed while I figured out what to use on the bottom to give it structure. In the end I used a clean fast-food drink lid, cut down to size. I also taped over the straw slit so it wouldn’t be an issue later. Oh wait! I didn’t use a button for the cherry (?) on top. Instead I crocheted 4 single crochets in a loop and sewed it to the top before stuffing.
Ok, so that does it for now on my toy food. Quick, easy and portable plus using cheap yarn makes them affordable and gives you a ton of left-over yarn for the inevitable requests that you make them for friends. Personally, I love the instant gratification that comes from a finished product after only a couple hours of work. As opposed to that sock that stares at me accusingly from its’ project bag.
The rest of my craft projects can be found under the category Getting Crafty. That’ll give you the first part of each post. To read the whole thing and see the pictures, just click the title of each post.