Knitted Cupcake Patterns

These have been transferred from the old "the knitted cupcake" blog.

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This is where we will post our patterns,when we have written them!
A Little Knitted Heart Motif
A Little Knitted Heart Motif

A Little Knitted Heart Motif
Small amounts of DK wool in chosen colour
2.75mm knitting needles (UK12, US2)
Stitch holder
Cotton (in matching colour)
Beads or other decoration
Cast on 1 stitch in chosen wool
Rows 1-15:
Row 1 and all odd-number rows: purl to end
Row 2: Make a stitch by knitting into the front and back of the stitch (kfb) (2 stitches)
Row 4: kfb, k1 (3 stitches)
Row 6: kfb, k1, kfb (5 stitches)
Row 8: kfb, k3, kfb (7 stitches)
Row 10: kfb, k5, kfb (9 stitches)
Row 12: kfb, k7, kfb (11 stitches)
Row 14: kfb, k9, kfb (13 stitches)
Rows 16-end:
Row 16: k1, k2tog, k2tog, k1 (4 stitches on the right needle. Put the remaining stitches on the stitch holder and continue knitting with the stitches on the right needle only)
Row 17: purl to end
Row 18: k1, k2tog, k1 (3 stitches)
Row 19: purl to end
Row 20: knit to end (3 stitches)
Thread yarn through remaining stitches and bind off, taking care not to distort the shape.
Take the remaining stiches off the stitch holder and put back onto the needle.
Row 21: cast off one stitch, k2tog, k2tog, k1 (4 stitches)
Repeat rows 17-20.
Tie in loose ends, taking care to keep the shape of the heart. Cover with a damp cloth and lightly press with a warm iron. Do not press too hard, or the stitch detail will be lost.
Using the cotton and a needle, decorate with beads.
Your heart is now ready for use. I use a few dabs of a strong glue to stick it to a card.
theknittedcupcake x
Springtime Tulip
hello all, here is the second free pattern from theknittedcupcake!
claire's tulip

claire’s tulip
this pattern is for a crochet tulip and a tulip bud, complete with stems! All stitch names are the English version.
Using DK yarn and hook size 3.5mm-4mm
Open tulip flower:
Using yellow, make a loop around your finger and make 6dc into the ring – pull ring tight.
Work in a spiral and crochet 2dc into each dc (12dc)
Place a stitch marker in the front loop of the first of these 12dc
Next round – work only in back loop – (2dc into a dc, 1dc into a dc) repeat to end (18dc) Join with slip st into 1st dc of the round. Fasten off yellow.
To make the stamens, join in black and work on the WRONG side of the centre piece – slip stitch into both loops of the next 3dc, slip stitch into the centre hole)
repeat 6 times, join in first slip stitch, fasten off black.
Join red into the front loop of dc with stitch marker in it.Chain 1 and work 12dc around circle into the front loops around the circle working over the black strands.
Continue working in a spiral.
(2dc in a dc, 1dc in a dc) repeat 6 times (18dc)
(2dc in a dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc) repeat 6 times (24dc)
(2dc in a dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc) repeat 6 times (30dc)
1dc in each dc around for next 7 rounds.
Petal round: (slip st into next stitch, 2ch, treble into next st, 1ch, double treble into next st, 1ch, treble into next st, 2ch, slip st into next st) repeat 6 times and fasten off (6 petals)
Tulip Bud
Using red DK yarn, make a loop around finger and make 6dc into ring.
Work in a spiral, make 2dc into each dc (12dc)
(2dc into a dc, 1dc into a dc) rpt to end (18dc)
1dc into a dc (18dc)
(1dc into each of next 7dc, dc2tog) twice (16dc)
(1dc into each of next 6dc, dc2tog) twice (14dc)
(1dc into each of next 5dc, dc2tog) twice (12dc)
(1dc into each of next 4dc, dc2tog) twice (10dc)
(1dc into each of next 3dc, dc2tog) twice (8dc)
(1dc into each of next 2dc, dc2tog) twice (6dc)
(1dc into each of next 1dc, dc2tog) twice (4dc)
Fasten off.
Finish off tulips with a 4stitch i-cord stem.
Hope you enjoy!
Claire x
FREE Knitted Sackboy Pattern by Alan Dart
This has been made available here, by Simply Knitting and the Sun Newspaper and is an authorised free release. Have fun and don’t forget to send us your photos when your Sackboy is complete!
Mini Christmas Lights by Claire
Use 3.5mm straight needles and DK yarn.
This pattern uses about 4yrds of the bulb colour, and about 2 yrds of the plug colour for each light.
Abbreviation: kfb = knit into the front and back of the stitch
Cast on 2sts in the bulb colour
Row 1: purl
Row 2: Kfb to end [4sts]
Row 3: purl
Row 4: (kfb, k1) rpt to end [6sts]
Row 5: purl
Row 6: (kfb, k2) rpt to end [8sts]
Row 7: purl
Row 8: (kfb, k3) rpt to end [10sts]
Row 9: purl
Row 10: (kfb, k4) rpt to end [12sts]
Row 11: purl
Row 12: (kfb, k5) rpt to end [14sts]
Row 13: purl
Row 14: (kfb, k6) rpt to end [16sts]
Row 15: purl
Row 16: knit
Row 17: purl
Row 18: k2tog to end [8sts]
Break off bulb colour and join in plug colour
Row 19: purl
Row 20: knit
Row 21: purl
Row 22: knit
Row 23: purl
Row 24: k2tog to end [4sts]
Break off yarn and thread thorugh stitches twice – pull up tight. With right sides together, oversew row ends of the plug. Strating from tip of bulb, oversew row ends to halfway up the length of the bulb. Turn out the right way and stuff, then sew up opening.
The mini christmas lights can be sewn along a length of ribbon or i-cord and draped around your Christmas tree!

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