Not everyone is a sweets person, but luckily you don’t have to be to love this weeks free pattern on the Yarn Punk Blog. We bring back one of our OG guests this week. Let us re-welcome Melissa of Crafty Kitty Crochet . This weeks pattern is great for practicing an amigurumi basic- spheres! What makes this extra special is turning those little round balls to something so kawaii! These crochet cake pops are exceptionally sweet, without the extra calories. Great for those who are on a diet, and also a beginner trying their hand with amigurumi. Let us say hello to Melissa!
Hi Crafty Kitty Crochet
Hi, I’m Melissa of Crafty Kitty Crochet! My blog is about having fun with crochet and making all kinds of unique projects. Some things I specialize in are from food-themed accessories to amigurumi plushies! I began crocheting when I was seven years old, and later discovered my passion for amigurumi. This started me down a path of making pop-culture themed crochet projects. Which I started to sell online and at comic book conventions. I was even lucky enough to be featured in the New York Times and Houston Chronicle for my crocheted critters!
My love for quirky fashion / toys and crochet would eventually inspire me to create my crochet blog, which is where I now share my free patterns with others who enjoy fun crochet projects just like I do. I love designing patterns for everything from pizza hats to 80’s workout outfits to mermaid accessories! And I never seem to run out of ideas for my next crazy crochet projects, so I have a feeling the best is yet to come!
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- Size D-3 / 3.25 mm crochet hook
- 1 skein of medium weight yarn in color of your choice; for “sprinkled” look seen in photos, Big Twist Sincerely in “Rainbow Confetti” and I Love This Yarn in “Fruit Salad” were used. Some substitutes include:
- Schachenmayr Baby Smiles Bravo Baby in “Colorprint” or “Confetti Print”
- I Love This Yarn in “Drizzle Me Print” or “Crushed Raspberry”
- Lion Brand Hand Dyed Heaven in “Jawbreaker” or “Lady Marmalade”
- Fiberfill stuffing
- 1 pair 9 mm safety eyes
- Wilton 4 inch treat sticks
- Elmer’s Craft Bond Ultra Stix All, Clear
- Yarn Needle
- Rem = remaining
- Rep = repeat
- Rnd(s) = round(s)
- Sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
- Sc = single crochet
- St(s) = stitch(es)
Exact gauge is not essential to this project.
About 5 inches in length
Rnd 1 – With Rainbow Confetti, make a magic ring. 6 sc in ring (6 sc)
Rnd 2 – 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3 – 2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep around (18 sc)
Rnd 4 – 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep around. See Figure 1. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 – 8 – sc in each st around. See Figure 2. Attach safety eyes between rnds 7 and 8. See Figure 3. (24 sc per rnd)
Rnd 9 – sc2tog (see Figure 4) over next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts; rep around. Begin stuffing. (18 sc)
Rnd 10 – sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in next st; rep around (12 sc)
Rnd 11 – sc2tog in each st around. Finish stuffing (6 sc)
Rnd 12 – sc2tog over next 2 sts. Leave rem sts unworked. See Figure 5. (5 sc)
With Black on yarn needle, make a small “v” between eyes. See Figures 6 & 7.
Apply glue to one edge of treat stick and insert stick into rem gap from Rnd 12 of Cake Pop. See Figures 8, 9, & 10.
Allow glue to dry per directions on label. Figure 11 shows finished Cake Pop.
This pattern is owned by Crafty Kitty Crochet (Melissa Moore) – please do not sell or redistribute this pattern. However, sale of items made using this pattern is welcomed! I do ask that credit/a link be provided back to my site, craftykittycrochet.com.