To make this knitted cupcake you will need:
8 ply wool in three or four colors
1 pair 3.25mm knitting needles
Cast on 5 sts1st Row:
Inc in first st purlways, P2, inc purlways in next st, P1 ...7 sts3rd Row:
Inc in first st knitways, K4, inc knitways in next st, K1 ...9 sts4th Row:
Inc in first st purlways, P6, inc purlways in next st, P1 ...11 sts
Work 4 rows stocking st.9th Row:
K2tog, knit to last 2 sts, K2tog ...9 sts10th Row:
P2tog, purl to last 2 sts, P2tog ...7 sts11th Row:
K2tog, knit to last 2 sts, K2tog ...5 sts
Cast off purlways.Cupcake side
Cast on 34 sts1st Row:
* K1, P1, rep from * to end.
Rep 1st Row 3 times ...4 rows rib.5th Row:
* K1, inc purlways in next st, rep from * to end ...51 sts.6th Row:
* K2, P1, rep from * to end.
Knit 3 rows garter st.Next Row:
Cast off knitways.Cupcake top
Cast on 45 sts
Work 4 rows stocking st.
Change to contrast color and work 4 rows garter st.9th Row:
K1, * K2 tog, K2, rep from * to end ...34 sts.
Work 2 rows garter st.
12th Row: K1, *K2tog, K1, rep from * to end ... 23 sts.
Work 2 rows garter st.15th Row:
K1, K2tog, rep from
* to end ... 12 sts.
Break off yarn leaving a long end. Run end through remaining sts, draw up tightly and fasten off securely.Strawberry decorative top:
Cast on one st.1st Row:
(K1, P1) 3 times all into same st ... 6sts.2nd, 4th and 6th Rows:
Purl3rd and 5th Rows:
Sl 3 purlways, K3tog, p3sso ... one st.
Break off yarn, thread end through remaining st, gather around edges to form a bobble shape and fasten off. Leave end for attaching strawberry.Flower decorative top:
Cast on 35 sts.1st Row:
* K1, cast off next 5 sts, K1 (this st already on right-hand needle), rep from * 4 times ...10 sts.
Break off yarn leaving a long end. Run end through remaining sts, draw up tightly and fasten off securely.Make up:
Using a wool needle and mattress st seam, join the short ends of Cupcake side to form a ring. Join short sides of Cupcake top to form a circle. Lining up seams, slip-stitch Cupcake top to inside of the side on the first garter st row. Fill cake firmly with polyester filling. Slip stitch base to cast-on edge of Cupcake side. Sew in all ends. Decorate cakes using strawberries or flowers and you choice of bullion st, French knots or as desired.
Thanks very much to Shelley for sending in the pattern for the knitted cupcake. I made one up and the photo of my cupcake appears above.