Keeping Crochet Hooks Busy

It has been a while since I knitted or crocheted something for a purpose. But when a good friend contacted me this morning in search for a laptop case (modeled after Operation MacBook Sleeve but commissioned this time! due to my lack of money), I remembered the times when I would churn out project after project, week after week. And so I decided that I would get a move on and increase the production of my yarnified goods. Yay for new projects!

But what would one do if there were no new projects at hand, no requests to fulfill, no ideas as to how to keep your crochet hook busy? Luckily, there are blogs like Craftzine and Bittersweet to keep our fingers buzzing with new ambitions.

Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet has this lovely crochet cupcake pattern that I used to make a friend her birthday present (the same friend as the aforementioned one, in fact!). Except I made an addendum and topped each cupcake with a cherry.

To make the cherry:

Ch 2

Sc 6 in first ch (6)

Sc 2 in each st (12)

Sc around (12)

Sc two st together all the way around (6)

Bind off, but leave enough to sew cherry to the cupcake.

Stuff cherry

Use tapestry needle to sew cherry to the top of the cupcake. When secured, pull needle and remaining yarn through the top of the cherry. Cut cherry stem to desired length.

These cupcakes are quick and easy to make, and you can crochet them ahead of time in case you have an emergency late-notice birthday present to put together!

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~ by thechanster on 3:10 pm, Tuesday, June 24, 2008.

One Response to “Keeping Crochet Hooks Busy”

  1. I’m a friend! Yay! I’m reading this at my U of A orientation haha. Thank god for Charlotte Chan.

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