Crochet Cupcake Pattern

crochet food patternWhen I first started crocheting these little cupcakes soon became my favorite projects! They are so fast, very versatile and just make me smile. I worked at a cute coffee shop together with a very talented baker. His cupcake creations inspired me to make these little guys. Use them as toys instead of plastic or add a string to make ornaments. I added a carrot because Easter is coming up – how cute will they look in an Easter basket!? Keep reading for the free crochet cupcake pattern!

Look below for the free pattern. If you want to find an ad free printable PDF, please go to my Etsy store here! (It’s only $1.50) Thank you!


I like to use Sugar ‘n Creme 4 ply Cotton Yarn in

bright Orange and White

hook size – see Gauge (anywhere from 3.5 to 5.00 mm) I love my Tulip Etimo Comfort Grip Hooks (for a comprehensive hook review, please read this post!)

for the carrot use a size smaller hook than for the rest of the cupcake

use any green yarn scraps for the carrot greens

Darning needle

Polyfill for stuffing (get this at a craft store or from Amazon here!)


The size hook will be determined by how tight your stitches are. Make a mr, sc 10 in ring, join, ch 1, sc around and make three more rounds. Now stuff your “tube” with polyfill stuffing. If any of the stuffing peeks out through your stitches, you should choose a smaller hook!

Pattern Notes

Unless otherwise specified always join, ch 1 and start in the same st as joining!

 Abbreviations / Stitches used

magic ring / magic circle (mr)

chain (ch)

single crochet (sc)

single crochet increase (2sc)

single crochet decrease (sc2tog)

half double crochet (hdc)

slip stitch (slst)

working in front and back loops only (fl, bl)


with orange make a magic ring

Rnd 1: 8 sc in mr, join to first sc

Rnd 2: ch 1, 2sc in each sc (16 sc)

Rnd 3: (in back loops only) sc around (16 sc)

you will notice the shape of the bottom of your cupcake!

Rnd 4: 2sc, sc 7, 2sc , sc to end (18 sc)

Rnd 5: sc 4, 2sc, sc 8, 2sc, sc to end (20 sc)

Rnd 6: sc 7, 2sc, sc 9, sc to end (22 sc)

Rnd 7: sc around (22 sc)

Rnd 8: sc 2, 2sc, sc 10, 2sc, sc to end (24 sc)

fasten off leaving about 8” of yarn for sewing

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with smaller hook and orange ch 5

Rnd 1: in 2nd ch from hook sc, sc in next, hdc in next, 3hdc in next, now work on the bottom of ch 5, hdc in next, sc 2, join to first sc with a sc, ch 1, cut your yarn leaving 5” for sewing and pull it through the ch1 to fasten off, forming a pointed tip.

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with white make a magic ring

Rnd 1: sc 6 in mr

Rnd 2: 2sc around (12 sc)

Rnd 3: *2sc ,sc, repeat from * around (18 sc)

Rnd 4: *sc 2, 2sc, repeat from *around (24 sc)

Rnd 5: sc around

Rnd 6: repeat Rnd 5

Rnd 7: working in fl only, not in the same st as joining but in the next st make 2sc, *1 slst in next front loop, 2sc in next front loop repeat from *around until the last sc, slst in the last sc and join with a slst in the joining st of the previous round (12 pairs of sc, 12 slst)

fasten off

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Note: If you sell things using my design, I would really appreciate it if you credited and spread the love! Please don’t copy or claim the pattern as your own and use your own pictures. Thanks!

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