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Free Cupcake Applique Crochet Pattern
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Thanks for checking out my cupcake appliqué crochet pattern. I’m currently working on a granny square blanket for my daughters. I plan to fill each square with a different appliqué until I have a big blanket full of the things they love most!

Cupcake appliqué description

The cupcake appliqué measures 7cm wide and 10cm tall. It features a textured cupcake case and cute sugar cream icing. I used 5 different colours to crochet the cupcake appliqué. You can use your appliqué to decorate almost any of your crochet projects, I’d love to see what you done with yours!

How to crochet a cupcake applique

The cupcake appliqué crochet pattern easy skill level. You’ll need to know basic crochet stitches. Additionally you’ll need to know how to work into the front and back loops as well as being able to work into the raw edges. To make the cupcake appliqué I used 5 colours of DK (weight 3) yarn and a 3.5mm crochet hook. The whole appliqué uses just 5g (16yd) of yarn. The pattern requires very basic tapestry skills for the sprinkles.

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Hook sizes

3.5mm crochet hook


DK yarn 5g/16yd

I used King Cole Pricewise DK in the following colours :

A – Blue

B – Lemon

C – Baby pink

D – Hot pink

E – Yellow




The following abbreviations are for all the crochet patterns in the Sweet treat appliqué bundle.

ch – Chain

blo – Back loop only

MR – Magic ring

sl st – Slip stitch

st/sts – Stitch/stitches

sc – Single crochet

hdc – Half double crochet

pc – Popcorn stitch

dc – Double crochet

2sc/2hdc/2dc – Increase (2 stitches in one space)

sc2tog – Single crochet 2 together (decrease)

sc3tog – Single crochet 3 together (decrease)

dc2tog – Double crochet 2 together (decrease)

Gauge / tension

3.5mm hook – 2” x 2” = 8 rows of 10 hdc

Finished size – 7cm x 10cm

Pattern notes

I do not count chains in my stitch count.

Numbers in brackets are the number of rows/stitches.

Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces. eg. (sc, inc) would mean sc in first stitch then inc increase in next stitch. eg. (sc x2, inc) would mean sc in first stitch, single crochet in second stitch, then increase in next stitch.

Make all colour changes at the end of the previous row.

When fastening off leave a long tail for sewing if you are attaching the appliqué to something. If you are not sewing the appliqué to anything weave in ends.


You will need the following supplies to complete the crochet project (links will take you directly to my recommended supplies) 

– Crochet hooks 

– Tapestry needle

– DK Yarn

– Stitch markers (optional)

– scissors

– Tape measure

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Cupcake case

Round 1

Use colour A (blue)

ch x8 then start work in 2nd ch from hook

hdc x5, sc x2

ch 1 & turn

(7 sts)

Row 2

Work the next sts in blo

sc x2, hdc x5

ch 1 & turn

(7 sts)

Row 3

Work the next sts in blo

hdc x5, sc x2

ch 1 & turn

(7 sts)

Rows 4 – 7

Rep rows 2 & 3 – 2 more times

ch 1 & turn

(4 rows of 7 sts)

Row 8

Turn to work along the sc raw edge

sc2tog, sc x3, sc2tog

Fasten off.

(5 sts)


Row 9

Use yarn colour B (lemon)

Attach yarn to the hdc raw edge in top right corner

Make the following increases in raw edge

2dc, 2hdc, 2sc x3, 2hdc, 2dc

Fasten off.

(14 sts)


Row 10

Use yarn colour C (baby pink)

Attach yarn to the first st of last row

sc x5, hdc x4, dc x5

ch 1 & turn

(14 sts)

Row 11

dc x5, hdc x4, sc x5

ch 1 & turn

(14 sts)

Row 12

Use yarn colour D (hot pink)

Work the next sts in blo

sc3tog, dc x4, hdc x3, sc x2, sc2tog

ch 1 & turn

(11 sts)

Row 13

sc2tog, sc x2, hdc x3, dc x2, dc2tog

ch 1 & turn

(9 sts)

Row 14

Use yarn colour C (baby pink)

Work the next sts in blo

sc3tog, sc x3, hdc, dc2tog

ch 1 & turn

(6 sts)

Row 15

dc2tog, dc, hdc, sc2tog

ch 1 & turn

(4 sts)

Row 16

sc2tog, dc2tog

ch 1 & turn

(2 sts)

Row 17


Fasten off.

(1 st)


Use colours A (blue) & E (yellow)

Using a tapestry needle randomly sew on sprinkles and your cupcake appliqué is complete.