Picture of Crochet an Amigurumi Cupcake
This amigurumi cupcake pattern is my original design and the PDF is available as a free download from Ravelry.com.

To see more of my work or get copies of other patterns I've written, please visit my blog or Ravelry Pattern Shop. I also sell finished amigurumi in my Etsy shop.

Thanks for checking out my instructable and happy crocheting!
Karla (The Itsy Bitsy Spider)

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Step 1: Getting Started

Picture of Getting Started
To make my amigurumi cupcake, I used the following materials:
  • Red Heart Designer Sport yarn in Latte
  • Bernat Baby Jacquards in Cherry Berry
  • 6mm plastic safety doll eyes
  • Polyester fiber fill
All of the items were purchased at Jo-Ann Stores, but you can find them at almost any craft store. By the way, you can use any colors of yarn you like for this project, so have fun with it!

If you're having trouble finding the doll eyes, you may also want to try one of the following Etsy shops:
The tools you will need include:
  • Size E crochet hook (see my workshop on hooks for tips on selecting one)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch marker
Again, all of these items can be purchased at any craft store. However, if you want some really nice stitch markers, take a peek at S. Kate Hutchinson's shop, Spindle Cat Studio.
I wish I could do this but I can't
craftpro2 years ago
This is so cute! I need to learn amigurumi so i can make all this cute stuff. I can crochet but amigurumi is kinda confusing
this is super cute i hope you grow up to be an artist so there would be more cute things in the world
Hey, this was my first attempt and it came out wonderful :)
i did something wrong and made my cupcake twice the size, so the base made a perfect little hat for my 3 year old cousin :D
bvasko3 years ago
Here's my attempt. It's my first crochet project!
Rayney4 years ago
I am new to crocheting (a whole 5 days now!) and this seems pretty easy to understand. I really need to find my knitting stuff though so I have a stitch marker as I keep getting lost without it lol I have sewn little felt cupcake keychain plushies for years so I really look forward to making tons of these. If I use like a baby yarn will they come out small enough for large keychains?
theitsybitsyspider (author)  Rayney4 years ago
Rayney -- congratulations on your new hobby/obsession!

the size question is really going to depend on how tightly you crochet. I am a *really* tight crocheter and with baby yarn, my cupcakes typically come out the size of a child's fist.

You may want to try using crochet thread -- available at any craft store. For that you will also need a smaller hook -- possible even one of the steel hooks that are identified with numbers. I don't usually get into thread crochet myself, but if you check out the Crochet Guild of America web site, you're sure to find some hook size suggestions!
Ahhh okies, thank you. I do have some thread I had gotten to do some lace baskets and bookmarks and a hook my mom sent me to use with it. I tend to crochet really tight too when doing amigurumi. I think it helps to keep the stuffing from poking out.
acosicris4 years ago
Very cute!^^
sandyortins5 years ago
i love the cupcakes, i cant wait to make some myself...yummy without the calories.
theitsybitsyspider (author)  sandyortins5 years ago
You really can't go wrong with these kind of sweets -- no calories AND no mess! My daughter (age 2) has a special set too for her tea parties.
Sunny1246135 years ago
I luv it.

Also you have mastered the amigurumi style.

five stars
slu6alka5 years ago
So sweet :)
CVJX5 years ago
Cool! I would do this if I knew how... Hmm.... :D ^^
REA5 years ago
how difficult would this be for a beginner?
theitsybitsyspider (author)  REA5 years ago
Are you new to crochet or just new to amigurumi, Rea?
both. it looks like something fun and enjoyable to do.
theitsybitsyspider (author)  REA5 years ago
Crochet is LOTS of fun and making small projects like amigurumi has the added benefit that you can finish more quickly. But if you've never tried crochet before, I would check out some of the basics before you start with this tutorial.

Theresa Richardson has some FANTASTIC tuturials on FLIKR for both right and left-handed crochet basics: http://www.youtube.com/show?p=Nf83vF1w3bU&s=1  

Once you've had time to practice chain stitch, single crochet and half-double crochet, you'll be ready to jump right in to this pattern!
alright, thanks!
Very nicely done!

I'm pretty sure someone of the feature team will find this feature worthy :D

I really like the design they look like cupcakes and are cute to ^^

5 stars and when the contest comes around you got my vote :)
Awww.... *blush*      You're really too kind!  :-)
Well what I say is true though.

and other people agree seeing as you got featured :D