The Cupcake Baby Blanket pattern was part of a Mini CAL here on Moogly, but it is now complete and all right here! This is a great beginner pattern, so jump right in and give it a try!
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This blanket has tons of great texture – the lines in the “paper liner” are achieved with simple post stitches, and the “sprinkles” on the icing are treble crochets sandwiched between single crochets – simple but super effective! Lots for baby to touch and love.
Cupcake Baby Blanket
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- US – H, 5.0mm hook (Furls Fiberarts recommended)
- 750 yds Lion Brand Ice Cream Big Scoop (100% acrylic; DK/yarn symbol “3”; 1117 yds/1021 m; 10.02 oz; Colorway shown: Tutti Frutti, 1 ball) – CA
- 455 yds Lion Brand Ice Cream (100% acrylic; DK/yarn symbol “3”; 394 yd/360 m; 3.50 oz); Colorway shown: Sprinkles – Rainbow, 2 balls) – CB
- Optional: Stitch Markers (Clover Lock Ring Markers recommended)
- Gauge: 14 sts x 8 rows = 4″/10cm in dc
- Finished Size: 41″ wide x 43″ long at largest points
- Helpful Video Tutorials/Links: Crochet Abbreviations; Post Stitches; Tr (Treble St); Picot; Crochet Abbreviations
NOTES: When working the 1st half, starting in Row 3, place st markers at Stitch 30 and Stitch 60 and move them up each row to make stitch changes easier to keep track of. In both parts of the blanket, the even numbered rows (and Row 79) are on the Right Side.
PART 1 INSTRUCTIONS Using Ice Cream Big Scoop (CA):
Row 1: Ch 92, skip the 2 chs closest to the hook, dc in each remaining ch; turn. (90 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in each st across; turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in 1st 30 sts, hdc in next 30 sts, sc in last 30 sts; turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in 1st 30 sts, hdc in next 30 sts, dc in last 30 sts; turn.
Row 5 and 6: Ch 2, dc in each st across; turn.
Row 7: Ch 2, dc in 1st st, fpdc in each remaining st across; turn.
Row 8 – 12: Repeat Rows 2 – 6.
Row 13 – 78: Repeat Rows 7 – 12 11 times; do not turn after Row 78. Instead, turn work 90° to work across the longest side of Rows 78 – 1.
Row 79: Ch 1, sc evenly across sides of rows, working 2 sc in side of each row, for 156 total sts; break yarn. (156 sts)
PART 2 INSTRUCTIONS: Using Ice Cream Sprinkles (CB):
NOTE: Push tr sts to “back” or RS before crocheting the next st.
Row 80: Join to 1st st made in Row 79 (from RS), dc in each st across; turn. (156 sts)
Row 81: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *skip the next st, (tr, sc) in next st; rep from * across until 1 st remains, sc in last st, turn. (156 sts)
Row 82: Ch 2, dc2tog (in 1st 2 sts), dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, dc2tog (in last 2 sts); turn. (154 sts)
Row 83: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *skip the next st, (tr, sc) in next st; rep from * across until 1 st remains, sc in last st, turn. (154 sts)
Row 84: Ch 2, dc2tog (in 1st 2 sts), dc in each st across until 2 sts remain, dc2tog (in last 2 sts); turn. (152 sts)
Row 85: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *skip the next st, (tr, sc) in next st; rep from * across until 1 st remains, sc in last st, turn. (152 sts)
Row 86: Ch 1, dc2tog twice (in 1st 4 sts), dc in each st across until 4 sts remain, dc2tog twice (in last 4 sts); turn. (148 sts)
Row 87: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *skip the next st, (tr, sc) in next st; rep from * across until 1 st remains, sc in last st, turn. (148 sts)
Row 88: Ch 1, dc2tog twice (in 1st 4 sts), dc in each st across until 4 sts remain, dc2tog twice (in last 4 sts); turn. (144 sts)
Row 89: Sl st in 1st 6 sts, ch 1, sc in next st, *skip the next st, (tr, sc) in next st; rep from * across until 7 sts remains, sc in next st, last 6 sts remain unworked, turn. (132 sts)
Row 90 – 119: Repeat Rows 80 – 89 three times. (60 sts on Row 119)
Row 120: Ch 2, dc2tog twice, dc in next 25 sts, tr3tog in same st as previous st and next 2 sts, picot, dc in same st as last part of the tr3tog, dc in next 25 sts, dc2tog twice; break yarn.
Edging: With Ice Cream Big Scoop Colorway, sc evenly around blanket, working 3 sc in the picot. (Tip: Cut out any white sections or yarn for the edging to make it “pop” more!)
And that’s it for the Cupcake Baby Blanket! Look for the matching Cupcake Toddler Purse coming up next week on Moogly!
Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2016, all rights reserved. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. To print or download this pattern for personal use, please use the green Print Friendly button at the bottom of the pattern, or go to Print Friendly.com and paste in the URL of this post. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, or translate it to another language, please visit the About page for details. Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the yarn for this pattern!
What are the measurements of the finished blanket?
As listed in the notes, Finished Size: 41″ wide x 43″ long at largest points 🙂
Yes that helped I was reading the pattern wrong I thought it was the boarder that’s why I was confused. Thank you
Will you be doing a photo tutorial? It’s beautiful
Thank you! The stitches are pretty simple, so probably not.
Oh so cute! Thanks for sharing this great baby blanket pattern.
Thank you so much Cindy!
For rows 90 – 119, it says repeat rows 80 – 89 three times. My question is – should it be rows 81 – 89?
Disregard my question. Obviously I needed more coffee before proceeding! LOL
😀 I’ve been there before!
So how did I wind up with 60 stitches instead of 54 in row 119?!! Where did I go off course?
Hi Cynthia! It’s hard to say without seeing your project. Perhaps there were a couple rows were you were to dc2tog twice at each end and you only did once? Or maybe you forgot to skip a st somewhere in the “tr, sc” rows? Those are my best guesses.
Thanks Tamara. I’ll go back and check. This is really a lovely and fun pattern. I love the colors too!
I also have 60 stitches at the end of row 119.
On Row 120, I did 25 stitches (instead of 22) on each side of the picot.
Like your yarn but to order from Canada found the shipping cost to be 3x the price of the yarns, without factoring in high exchange rates, Do like your patterns, buy yarns here at home.
Hi Dee! You can always use whatever yarn you prefer. I just share the info for those who want to use the same!
you will find stores that carry Canadian based yarns – I found some at both Hobby Lobby and Michael’s = I live in the states but was born and raised in Ontario, so I’m always excited to find “made in Canada” on the label 😉
I can’t get this yarn in the UK, could you recommend an alternative please?
I don’t know much about what’s available over there, but any 100% acrylic DK should work. 🙂
Is there a video for the cupcake blanket? I don’t read patterns and would love to make the blanket. It is too adorable.
Thank you, but I’m afraid not at this time.
First, thank you for the great free patterns.
Second, i too counted out 60 for my row 119. However after reworking my math and trying a decrease of 2 stitches (dc2tog once on each end of the row) and following the rest of the decreases as the pattern states I came up with the correct number of 54 in row 119. Row 80 is not a decrease row, but 90, 100 and 110 decreases do make the stitch count work.
Thank you again.
Thank you Katie! I’ll have to sit down with my notebook and take a look again.
Please confirm that Part 1 is the “liner” and Part 2 is the “cake.” I have used s few of your patterns – keep up the great work!
Yes! You’ve got it right. Thank you! 😀
Can you please explain row 79 to me? I am having trouble visualizing 2sc each side of row foe 156 stitches. I am fairly new to crochet and this is an adventurous endeavor for me. Thank you!
Hi Lisa! This might help: https://www.mooglyblog.com/working-into-the-edge/ 🙂
Thank you so much!!! It does help so much! I love working on this project so much. When I finish it I will send you a picture.
😀 I’m so glad! Thank you!
You do so amazing and beautiful work! Thank you for sharing your talents!!
Hello! Thank you for your amazing patterns. I am fairly new to crochet and would like to know if you can clarify row 79 of this pattern. I am just trying to make sure I understand it correctly and how to sc each side for 156 total sts. Thank you!
Hello Lisa, and thank you!
I’m no sure what to clarify, but I’ll try! Basically, in Rows 1-78, we are making the cupcake paper liner from side to side – left to right. So after Row 78, the liner is done, and Row 79 is the row that the Icing will be worked into. So, after Row 78, rather than flipping the work over to work back the same way, the piece is turned clockwise, so that you work Row 79 along the top of the cupcake liner, making 2 sc sts in the side of each row. Does that help?
Sorry I didn’t intend on sending this question to you twice.
No worries! 🙂
Hello, Tamara. Having noticed several people not ending up with 54 sts on row 119, I calculated the decreases on paper and agree with Katie – rows 90, 100 and 110 also require decreases; without them you end up wth 60 sts. I have prepared a row-by-row spreadsheet (Excel) for my use to verify my stitches and would be happy to share it with you.
michelle that would be so helpful, thank you! i’ve had it on my list of to-dos to go back and check but just haven’t had the time to spare. please email it to me at tamarakelly at mooglyblog.com. thank you!
I am working row 120 and I just do not understand how to do that row please explain
Hi Helene! So for Row 120, you dc decrease twice, then dc in the next 22 sts, then work a tr3tog (treble crochet 3 together decrease) in same st as previous st and next 2 sts (insert the hook in the same stitch as the last dc, and the next 2 sts), then picot (tutorial linked at the top of the pattern), then dc in same st as last part of the tr3tog (the same st the last leg of the tr decrease went into), then dc in next 22 sts, then dc decrease twice; break yarn.
Does that help?
got it thanks alot
I’m so glad, thank you Helene!
Love your patterns and had fun making the liner but am a little confused on the cake. It seems when I try to do the dc row after the tr, sc – my tr go flat. Am I missing something in the pattern? I should probably not be working after 10pm EDT or while Netflix binging. I need to have this done for a shower on 9/10/16. (My daughter says I should “popcorn” everything, but she knows that is not my favorite stitch. Thanks!
Hi Donna! When you make the sc after the tr, it should push the tr out. Then when you work the dcs in the next row it shouldn’t pull them flat. I’m wondering if your sc sts on either side of the tr sts aren’t tight enough to “poof” out the tr? That’s my best guess over the computer!
I can’t get row 120 to work as written. My picot is off center. I have 60 stitches in row 119, as the pattern says I should. However, in row 120 there are only 54 stitches. Is my row 119 wrong, or is my row 120 wrong? (I saw a comment above that some did 25dc on each side of the picot. Is that what I need to do?)
Hi Jenifer! I might have made an error – does 24 replacing the 22s work for you?
I would like to make this blanket for a teenager. Any way to increase the size worked out?
Hi Tara! I would start by making the Row 1 chain 2-3 times longer, then work more sections until you get the width you want (splitting the rows in 3rds for the different stitches). Then for the top, I’d add more sections, maybe decreasing each one a little more than called for, until it was narrow enough to finish off. 🙂
I’m making it for my new step daughter after the holidays. Let you know if I have questions or a finished project to show you.
Great, thank you! 😀
Your designs are awesome! This will be a great baby gift and I already have the yarn in my stash. THX.
😀 Thanks so much Robin!
Hello, and thank you for your lovely blog and hard work!! I have been looking forward to starting this blanket/toddler purse combo for some time!! Finally, the time has come!! Yay!! But, I already have a question….and i just cant make an executive decision on this one…lol….I think i should just ask bc i am relatively new to crochet and i havent a whole lot of extra time to pull off this gift. I have been waiting for the right project to apply the foundation DC technique. Is this pattern a good candidate? And will it change anything since now will be ending row one on a different side than the way it is written. So long as I still use the even rows as my right side? Also, u mentioned on ur tutorial that it leaves a stretchy edge
…is this approprivate for this blanket? I never used fdc before. Thanks for ur time!!
Hi Mote! Thank you so much!
This is a great place to use foundation stitches! The first row will still count as an odd row – it doesn’t really matter which direction the foundation chain lies. 🙂
I have a quick question.
With Rows 8-16 repeat rows 2-6. . . Now, for row 8 do I repeat 2-6 then for Row 9 repeat 2-6 or is it like Row 8 do what you did for Row 2, Row 9 do what you did for Row 3 so on and so on.
Hi Amber! It’s the latter – for Row 8 repeat Row 2, for Row 9 repeat Row 3, etc. 🙂
I have created a excel for myself of the pattern breakdown, so I can put it down and pick it up and know exactly where I am at. If you would like I can share that with you and you can give to the people who make this pattern. I always make an excel with patterns like this type of pattern. If so please tell me how I can send to you. Like my friends say to me when making a pattern I attack the pattern like a dummy, but I also tell them I not lazy or a dummy just aving time
If you could email me more info at firstname.lastname@example.org I’d love to see it! I’m interested in your technique!
In row 82 does the chain 2 count as a stitch?
Hi Wanda! No, it does not. 🙂
I’m making this blanket for a baby boy. She wants it in the blanket yarn. So far the first part I followed your pattern exact for 36 rows and the last row sc around.
I have yet to finish the 2nd half.
You have no idea how excited I am to find this pattern! I call my great granddaughter my little cupcake, so this is perfect!! Thank you so much for this pattern. 💖🍥💖
😀 I’m so glad you like it! Thank you Jan!
Am I doing this right? As I am making the cupcake base, one side of the base is growing faster than the other because in rows 3 and 4 (and their repeats) I am stacking SC on SC and DC on DC. So it seems like my cupcake base (after I turn it sideways to add the frosting) will be narrower on the base of the cupcake and wider on the top edge where it meets the frosting. I hope my question makes sense. I don’t want to go on without verifying. Thanks, Heather
It sounds like it’s right – but the frosting should be on the wide end, not the narrow end. 🙂
Thanks for the pattern. I’m crocheting it for my great niece.
This is my first project using a pattern. In November 2019 I made an Afghan using the dc stitch to get used to holding the yarn/hook.
I am on row 90 and before I start I would like to know if I should dc2tog first 4 stitches, then dc , then dc2tog on the last 4 stitches on rows 90, 100 & 110 in order to get 54 in row 119? Or should I have 60 like the pattern states?
Hi Chuck! Thank you!
Rows 90, 100, and 110 should be a repeat of 80, Rows 91, 101, and 111 should be a repeat of Row 81, etc. At the end of Row 90 you would have 132 stitches, as the instructions for Row 80 are to work even. You don’t decrease again until Row 92. You won’t get down to 60 stitches until Row 119. Does that help?
It does help. I think my issue was knowing how to count stitches. I use a stitch marker at the beginning of my rows to help out.
Thanks again and Happy New Year!!
LOVE your patterns. This one is great! However, I wanted to make this one but when I go to the link for Ice Cream, there isn’t a color called Sprinkles-Rainbow. Did they discontinue that color? What other option would you suggest? Thank you for any help.
Hi Kayla! Thank you so much! Unfortunately, the Sprinkles version of Ice Cream has been discontinued – it was a variegated rather than a self-striping. I’d recommend Bernat Softee Baby Variegates: https://www.yarnspirations.com/bernat-softee-baby-variegates-yarn/166031.html?&utm_source=Influencer_Moogly&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=2021_2_yarnsub