Learn how to crochet the cupcake stitch with this adorable pattern.
This Cupcake Afghan is great for beginners. Use a simple stitch to create a delightful afghan that everyone will love. This free crochet afghan pattern features light, pastel colors, making it ideal for a baby shower or new mommy gift. When you learn how to crochet an afghan that you can make over and over again and you'll always have a go-to gift for special occasions.
This afghan is both soothing and warm, so it will help a baby quickly drift off to sleep. While little babies will love their blanket, new mommies may appreciate it even more.
This free crochet afghan pattern for babies looks especially lovely and comforting in pastel colors. Use the light greens and pretty pinks found in cupcake icing and delicate cakes to create a tranquil sleeping and snuggle situation for a baby in your life. The scalloped design and pretty little crochet stitches show you how to crochet a blanket that has a classic look.
Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook, H/8 or 5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet GaugeWith H hook: 4 rows – 3” ; 5 dc, ch 1, 5 dc – 2 ¾”
Finished SizeAfghan Measures: 40” x 46”
- RED HEART SUPER SAVER 2 skeins 0668 Honeydew
- RED HEART CLASSIC 3 skeins 0111 Eggshell
- Crochet Hooks: 4.50mm (US G-6), 5.0mm (US H-8) or size needed for gauge
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How to Crochet the Cupcake Afghan Pattern
Row 1 (RS): With honeydew and H hook ch 147, 5 dc in 6th ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 5 ch, 5 dc in next ch, repeat from * across to last 3 ch, skip 2 ch, dc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in first st, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, *(dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch 1 sp, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, repeat from * across to last 3 sts, skip 2 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in top of turning ch, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, (5 dc, ch 1) in each ch 3 loop across, 2 dc in ch 1 sp, dc in top of turning ch, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), *(dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch 1 sp, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, repeat from * across ending dc in top of turning ch, turn.
Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), (5 dc, ch 1) in each ch 3 loop across, 5 dc in last ch 3 loop, dc in top of turning ch,
Row 6: Repeat Row 2, fasten off and turn.
Row 7: Join eggshell in first st and repeat Row 3.
Repeat Rows 2 -5 as follows: 6 rows honeydew, 4 rows eggshell (6 times), ending 6 rows honeydew for a total of 66 rows
With eggshell and G hook work along top edge on right side 5 dc in first dc, *ch 1, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc, ch 1, 5 dc in ch 3, space, repeat from * across ending 5 dc in last dc.
Work along side edge *ch 1, sc in first side dc, ch 1, 5 dc in next dc, repeat from * across ending 5 dc in first bottom ch st.
Work along bottom edge *ch 1, sc in ch below 5 dc, ch 1, 5 dc in ch 5 space, repeat from * across ending 5 dc in last ch st.
Work along side edge *ch 1, sc in first side dc, ch 1, 5 dc in next dc, repeat from * across, join to beg sc and fasten off.
How Did the Afghan Blanket Get Its Name?
One of the most popular crochet patterns is the Afghan. They're cozy and vibrantly colored creations. But have you ever taken a moment to wonder why crocheted blankets are called Afghans?
The term "Afghan" was originally used to refer to the people of eastern and southern Afghanistan. That country is well-known for its colorful textiles such as clothing and carpets. Eventually in America, "Afghan" became synonymous with garments and other fabrics made from different colors of yarn. Afghan blankets are typically smaller in size — they wouldn't cover a bed, for instance — than other blankets. You can most often find them used as decorations on the backs of couches or chairs. "Granny square" is another term that is used to describe Afghans. This probably is due to the fact that crocheters (often grandmothers) would use scraps of different colored yarn to make squares. These squares would then be sewn into blankets that in some ways looked similar to the traditional fabrics of Afghanistan.
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Aug 29, 2018
What a cute look. When I saw the name, my first thought was I would find an afghan with cupcake appliqus. And I was going to pass it by. But I didn't and I am very glad I didn't. It's easy, cute and very cute.i may stitch it onto some white background material. It will bring out the pattern and keep baby fingers from getting stuck in it.
andrealuxton 00859 53
Feb 28, 2017
My sister-in-law has just had a baby girl and I have been looking in the shops for a memorable blanket to no avail. Everything is so mass produced looking. As well as being cheap looking. This pattern is so simple and the colours so perfect I am going to make one for mom and baby.
Dec 15, 2016
This is just way too cute. When I saw the name, I was expecting to find an afghan in the shape of a cup cake. My grand daughter loves cupcakes so I was looking for one. I wAs a little upset when I didn't find one. Then I saw the pattern and I was so excited. Instead of one big cupcake it's a ton of little ones. She will love it even more. I want to do it in pink and white and add a scallop trim.
Nov 14, 2016
This is a very pretty and beginner-friendly afghan pattern. I think it would make a lovely baby blanket.
Jun 22, 2016
Was wondering what the cupcake afghan looked like but, okay, it's the stitch used that was made to look like an afghan. It helps that the pattern has been placed on the front page for easy reference to crocheters.
Mar 12, 2016
My friend was looking for a beginner pattern that she could work on while watching TV, I think this pattern would be perfect and I love that it actually looks like little cupcakes!
Feb 17, 2016
Love this pattern, but do you have picture of the first 5 rows?? I am a little stuck on row 2
Feb 18, 2016
Hello! We don't have a close-up photo of those stitches, but you can check out this helpful video featuring this pattern:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcIUdybQiaE -Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts
Feb 20, 2016
Thanks for the website which was very helpful to understand how to start the first 5 rows!!!
Feb 22, 2016
I am glad we were able to help. This pattern is so popular we have decided to make a video for it in our own studio, so stay tuned! - Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts.com
Feb 10, 2016
I just love all the patterns from Rosanna Beck!
Feb 04, 2016
How would someone increase the size of this afghan for an older child?
Feb 05, 2016
Hello! Check out this article from our friends at Lion Brand on how to increase the size of an afghan or throw pattern: http://blog.lionbrand.com/2013/08/04/making-sizing-changes-to-scarves-and-throws/ Hope that helps! - Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts.com
sandramello 504552 9
Jan 27, 2016
How can I print this pattern, please. I push the print button and it doesn't work. Thank you! Sandra
Jan 28, 2016
Hi sandramello 504552 9! It looks like we are experiencing some technical difficulties with our print button. For the time being, please highlight the portion of the text with your cursor and then copy and paste it into a word document. You should be able to print it from there. :) So sorry about the inconvenience. Happy crocheting! - Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts
Nov 02, 2015
I am a newby to crocheting so forgive my navet. I have worked my way successfully to the point I need to begin the repeat. I am confused about the "Repeat Rows 2-5" section. What rows do I crochet to get the pattern for 6 rows and the 4 rows?
Oct 15, 2015
i love the look of this stitch.... if i wanted to make this pattern a smaller size how should i adjust the stitches? Some patterns tell you in multiples of x plus y for the turning chain. please help me understand.
Oct 13, 2015
I have finished the blanket and need to do the edging - i have finished the top row of edging and have moved on to the side but i am finding this very challenging. Can anyone help?
May 25, 2015
I just finished this blanket...I love it...however when you print the pattern out pay attention to row 3 and row 5 they are the same..the problem for me was I accidently did row 3 when I should have done row 5 and added a cupcake at the beginning of a row )...took me awhile to catch that mistake...you just need to be awake that this pattern does require attention to the correct placement of the row sequence....not a mindless repeat pattern...I love it!
charlottebigos 925 2819
May 22, 2015
I cant find the pattern for the cupcake crocheted baby blanket can anyone help me
Mar 09, 2015
is it okay to sell the finished afghans
FaveCrafts Editor JL
Mar 12, 2015
Hi there, Thank you for your e-mail. Although we have linked to the pattern on our site, we cannot provide you with the permission to sell products using it. Please contact the designer, manufacturer, or blogger directly for permission. - Julia from FaveCrafts
Aug 12, 2014
I've made it. It's quick and simple. I used a cream, light tan colour for the cake and used different colours for the icing. (I did try and upload a photo but I don't think it's working, will try again later).
Aug 12, 2014
Yep, my photos have uploaded and are visibile above.
Jul 19, 2014
Love this stitch
Nov 02, 2013
What a cute stitch! A little late on the reply, but for anyone curious, a multiple of 6 + 3 for the starting chain works just fine. C: However, a multiple of 1 will require you to skip a lot of ** repeats to work correctly. Ch 9 is only good if you're looking for narrow, single cupcake rows, so I'd recommend any multiple greater than 1.
Oct 06, 2013
well I have made it and it's really cute -- goes to show -you just have to keep on trying - once the pattern is established it's a piece of ""cupcake""--
Oct 02, 2013
I crochet everyday - but something in this pattern is getting me -I am on my second row for the third time -I like it and keep trying but it could be a little clearer -- for me anyway --
jennifercalling 25 01743
Sep 04, 2013
How many stitches is it per cupcake? I'd like to convert this into a scarf. Thanks!
Aug 31, 2013
This is adorable. I am going to make this for a baby gift for one of the women in class. Thank you for sharing
sandratorgius 4792 759
Jul 23, 2013
Many thanx for this lovely pattern. I just love to try out different patterns and see the result in the end.
Feb 26, 2013
So cute! I am trying to figure out what the pattern multiple is for making a dishcloth .help?
Feb 03, 2013
My friend did this with some fuzzy yarn and it was so cute. Love it!! Now I have to try it!
nattypetrenko 5621 958
Jan 11, 2013
This is a great pattern!
Dec 27, 2012
I jst get this website and i love it everything is put easy to understand Thank you for this pattern.
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