Monday, 4 April 2016

It's time for Cupcakes!



I'm not sure about you, but my kiddos LOVE to find a little bag and stuff it full of their treasures!  I mean LOVE!  They love special occasions at our house because they usually mean gift bags!  They will carry those little bags of treasures around until they burst, and then find a new treasure bag to start over with!  I decided that I was tired of finding bits of bags and thought I could whip up something cute and fun for the all important treasures, a few days later and my girls each had their Cupcake Bag!  They love filling these little bags with their small toys and, because they look like cupcakes, they are perfect for playing kitchen with too ... a win-win in my books!



I think they would be amazing for birthday parties!  Can't you see them set up on the birthday party table filled with goodies and candies to take home? 



Have a small gift?  Pop it in the Cupcake, cinch up the drawstring, and there you go!  Adorable and functional gift bag!



Ready to make your own Cupcake Bags?  Check out the pattern below or, if you'd rather have an easy to print PDF click the link and head on over to my ravelry store to purchase a copy for $2 CAN.

Materials Needed:
5 mm crochet hook
Bernat Giggles yarn Main Colour (MC)
Contrast Colour (CC)
Darning Needle

Stitches Used:
CH – chain
SLST - slipstitch
HDC – half double crochet
FPHDC – front post half double crochet
BPHDC – back post half double crochet
USHDC – under stitch half double crochet
USHDC 2 TOG – under stitch half double crochet two together



To complete the USHDC you will begin as a regular HDC but instead of working as usual  you're going to stitch around the post under the stitch, this will push the 'braid' part of the stitch forward to give the swirl look to the icing. 








Notes: 
The scallop row is worked in the opposite direction you would normally crochet, this allows the scallop to be right-side out when completed.
The 'cake' is crocheted in rounds, joining with a SLST at the end of each round
Beginning chains do not count as stitches
Work 1st HDC in same space as chain when beginning each row
The 'icing' is crochet in a spiral, use stitch markers to keep track of rows

Drawstring Cupcake Bag:
Cake – MC
begin with magic circle
Row 1: CH 2, 10 HDC, join (10)
Row 2: CH 2, 2 HDC in each ST around, join (20)
Row 3: CH 2, *2 HDC in first ST, HDC in next ST, repeat from * around, join (30)
Row 4: CH 2, *2 HDC in first ST, HDC in next 2 ST, repeat from * around, join (40)
Row 5: (Working in back loops only) CH 2, *2 HDC in first ST, HDC in nest 3 ST, repeat from * around, join (50)
Row 6 - 11: CH 2, *FPHDC, BPHDC, repeat from * around, join and fasten off (50)

Icing – CC
Row 1: join CC, Work in the opposite direction you would normally crochet and in front loops only, CH 2, 5 HDC in same ST, skip next ST, SC, skip next ST, *5 HDC in same ST, skip next ST, SC, repeat from * around, join, fasten off
Row 2: join CC, work as usual and using both loops of previous row, SC in first ST, HDC around (DO NOT JOIN) (50)
Row 3 – 7: USHDC around (50)
Row 8: *USHDC 2 TOG, USHDC in next 3 ST, repeat from * around (40)
Row 9: USHDC around (40)
Row 10: *USHDC 2 TOG, USHDC in next 2 ST, repeat from * around (30)
Row 11: *USHDC, CH 1, skip next ST, repeat from * around, join (30, 15 USHDC, 15 CH)

Drawstring:
MC, Make 2
CH 60
fasten off

Finishing:
weave in a loose ends
Thread drawstring over and under loops made in row 11, begin and end 1st string on the right of top, begin and end 2nd string on the left of top following the same over/under path.
So there you go!  I hope you love your Cupcake bags as much as I do!  Please let me know how they turned out in the comments! 

Thanks for stopping by!
    - Jenn

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