Cupcake Stitch Crochet Tutorial

The cupcake stitch makes a fun, lacey fabric made up of little cupcakes. It’s great for lot’s of projects especially those with a shabby chic or children’s theme.

Cupcake stitch crochet tutorial
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Cupcake stitch tutorial

The cupcake stitch makes a double sided lacey fabric. It’s colourful and quirky and great for a variety of projects including blanket borders and aprons. The cupcake stitch will fit perfectly with themes such as baking, shabby chic, birthday’s and children.

How it’s made

The cupcake stitch crochet tutorial is easy to intermediate skill level. Its a 5 row repeat and to complete the tutorial you will need to know all your basic crochet stitches as well as knowing how to increase and decrease. You will also need to be confident at changing colours and skipping stitches. You can use any yarn with its recommended crochet hook size to complete the tutorial.

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Cupcake stitch tutorial crochet pattern

Crochet tutorial info


  • Any yarn
  • Crochet hook recommended for your yarn.


USA Terminology

  • ch – Chain
  • dc – Double crochet
  • 2dc – 2 dc in 1 space (increase)
  • dc5tog – Double crochet 5 together (decrease)
  • sc – Single crochet

Cupcake stitch tutorial free crochet pattern

When changing colours change yarn on the last stitch of the row.

Row 1
  • Use colour A (pale pink) yarn to begin
  • ch multiples of 6 for desired length then start in 2nd ch from the hook
  • sc in all chains
Row 2
  • Continue with colour A (pale pink)
  • ch & turn
  • sc in all stitches
Row 3
  • Change to colour B (turquoise)
  • ch x 2 & turn
  • dc, ch x 1 & skip 3 stitches
  • (2dc, dc, 2dc, ch x 1 & skip x 3) repeat until 4 stitches are remaining
  • dc in last stitch
Row 4
  • Change to colour C (yellow)
  • ch & turn
  • sc in all stitches & ch spaces
Row 5
  • Change to colour D (hot pink)
  • ch x 2 & turn
  • dc, ch x 4, skip x 1
  • (dc5tog, ch x 5, skip x 1) repeat until 2 stitches are remaining
  • dc in last stitch
Row 6
  • Change to colour A (pale pink)
  • ch & turn
  • sc in first stitch, sc x 5 in chain space
  • (sc x 6 in chai space) repeat until 1 chain space remaining
  • sc x 4 in last chain space
  • sc in last stitch
Row 7+
  • Repeat row 2 to 6 until you reach desired size
  • Fasten off & weave in ends.

Cupcake Stitch Tutorial

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