Lemon & Raspberry Cupcake Free Tutorial

Life is always better with a cupcake!
So why not make one!

My cupcake inspiration came from my Cupcake Pinterest board.

Looking at all those gorgeous eats makes me hungry! But I don't love baking. And I probably can't do with any extra kilos, so I thought I'd crochet some instead!

This pattern is available free for all you gorgeous people here, but if you would like a PDF version to take away with you, you can purchase it for a super dooper cheap US$1 from my Ravelry, Etsy or Love Crochet shops!

Amigurumi Tips:

All amigurumi is crocheted in rounds of continuous spirals without joining to beginning of round unless stated otherwise. If the patterns states to stop working in spirals, finish rows, and chain up according to the pattern.

Always use a stitch marker when working in the spirals or you'll lose your place!

All thread ends can be hidden in the body of your Ami.

Never talk about fight club.

Tools of the Trade:

I have used Yarnart Begonia Mercerised Cotton or whatever takes your fancy
Black 4ply cotton for the mouth
2.5mm crochet hook
Darning Needle
2 x 6mm Safety Eyes
Polyfill Toy Stuffing
Any beads or sequins to embellish


Beg: beginning
BLO: back loops only
Ch: chain
FO: Fasten off
Fphdc: Front post half double crochet
Hdc: half double crochet
Inv dec: invisible decrease
MR: Magic ring
Sc: single crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
St: stitch

Cupcake Case

Round 1: Work 6sc into MR
R2: 2sc in each sc of the previous round [12]
R3: (2sc), sc in next st [18]
R4: (2sc), sc in each of next 2 st [24]
R5: (2sc), sc in each of next 3 st [30]
R6: (2sc), sc in each of next 4 st [36]

From this point on, we are no longer working in continuous spirals for the cupcake case.

R7: Sl st into the next st. Ch2. Working in BLO for this round only: Hdc in each of the remaining st. Join with a sl st to top of beg Ch 2. [36]
R8: Ch2, *(FPHDC in next st, hdc). Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to beg Ch 2.
For the remaining rounds of the Cupcake Case, Fphdc in the fphdc of the previous
R9- 14: Ch 2, *(FPHDC in next st, hdc). Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st to beg ch 2.  Finish off colour A. Join Colour B, ch 1.

R10: Working in spirals again, sc in each st around.
R11: sc in each of next 4 st, inv dec. FO.

Add safety eyes or embroider on using black thread if for young children. Then sew on a little smile.

Cupcake Icing

Round 1: Work 6sc in MR
R2: 2sc in each sc of the previous round [12]
R3: (2sc), sc in next st [18]
R4: (2sc), sc in each of next 2 st [24]
R5: (2sc), sc in each of next 3 st [30]
R6: sc in each st [30]
R7: (2sc), sc in each of next 4 st [36]
R8: sc in each st [36]
R9:(2sc), sc in each of next 5 st [42]
R10-12: sc in each st
R13: sc in each of next 4 st, inv dec [36]
R14: To create scalloped edge: {sc, hdc, (3dc), hdc.} FO.


Round 1: Work 4sc in MR
R2: In each st (2sc) [8]
R3: (2sc), sc [12]
R4 - 5: sc in each [12]
R6: Inv dec, sc in next 2 st [8]
R7: Inv dec x 4.  Cut yarn leaving a 6" thread. Stuff with a teensy bit of polyfill, then using the yarn end, sew the last little hole up, then use to sew the raspberry to the top of your Cupcake icing case.

To assemble:

Add any embellishments to your cupcake case such as pretty beads or sequins.
to make the base of the cupcake stable, you can cut a circle from cardboard to fit the bottom of your cupcake case.
Turn the cupcake case inside out.

Place the embellished icing inside the cupcake case so the outsides are facing and the icing frill is tucked inside.
Starting from the back, sew the 2 pieces together leaving a gap at the back large enough to pop in the cardboard base and stuffing.
Turn rightside out, slide in your little cardboard base, then stuff with polyfill just enough to hold it's shape.

Then sew the gap together.

And you're done!

Why not mix it up with a Vanilla & Blueberry Cupcake?

Or a Red Velvet Cupcake?
Or just go nuts and make whatever you feel like eating!


  1. Cute and no calories! Love the bowl covers, too. You've been busy!!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    1. Oh Teresa, I have been a lean, mean crocheting machine lately! But I'm now back at work after a few weeks at home, so I might not get as much yarny business done as I would like for the next couple of months! xox

  2. Love them!!!' So just realised they are the the brim of 'that' hat!

    Phoebe would love this as a pot for trinkets (crap basically!), what size does the base come out too so I can gauge a suitable receptacle to put inside - then use the icing as the lid? (Luckily I have some Yarnart begonia with me - talk about planning!)

    1. The little case is only about 4.5-5cm wide? The whole cupcake is 9cm tall. I'm sure Phoebe would love it! I never thought the case was like the brim but you're right! I was looking at my cupcake cases thinking "how can I mimic that corrugated effect?"

  3. These are so cute and calorie free - what's not to like!

  4. So cute, love them and their little faces

  5. They are so cute. Thanks for the tutorial.

  6. I really do love how your Raspberries turn out... Almost edible!
    oh. great... NOW, I have a CRAVING for some! ;-> Thanks for THAT!
    Hope there's some frozen one still left in the freezer...

  7. So cute! My daughter will love these for her pay kitchen! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party! Pinned!

  8. So cute - I really must continue to learn to crochet!! Inspiring.

  9. omg these are absolutely amazing so cute!!!! need to figure out how to convert the crochet to knitting :P thanks for posting love your makes x


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