Free Crochet Confection from RedHeart.com

crochet confection

From www.RedHeart.com

Crochet Confection Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern Number:     LW4938
Designed By:     Brett Bara

Skill Level: Easy

Required Supplies:

RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 313 Aran A, 706 Perfect Pink B, 718 Shocking Pink C, and 668 Honeydew D
Susan Bates® Crochet Hooks: 5.0mm [US H-8] and 3.75mm [US F-5]
Yarn needle

Additional Supplies Needed:
Styrofoam cake form 8” (20.5 cm) diameter x 4” high (10 cm), serrated bread knife

It almost looks good enough to eat! Whip up this crocheted centerpiece for a birthday party table or give it to a younger member of the family for pretend tea parties.

Gauge/Tension:     GAUGE: Rounds 1-8 of Cake Top = 4” (10 cm) using size 5.0mm [US H-8] hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Finished Cake measurement: 8” (20.5 cm) diameter x 4” (10 cm) high.

Special Techniques
Join with slip stitch: Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and draw yarn through stitch and slip knot: 1 loop on hook.
Join with sc: Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook: 1 loop on hook.

CAKE TOP AND SIDES
With larger hook and A, ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring; join with slip st in first sc—6 sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join with slip st in first sc—12 sc.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times; join with slip st in first sc—18 sc.
Round 4: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times; join with slip st in first sc—24 sc.
Round 5: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times; join with slip st in first sc—30 sc.
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times; join with slip st in first sc—36 sc.
Round 7: Ch 1, sc in first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times; join with slip st in first sc—42 sc.
Round 8: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times; join with slip st in first sc—48 sc.
Round 9: Ch 1, sc in first 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times; join with slip st in first sc—54 sc.
Round 10: Ch 1, sc in first 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times; join with slip st in first sc—60 sc.
Round 11: Ch 1, sc in first 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times; join with slip st in first sc—66 sc.
Round 12: Ch 1, sc in first 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times; join with slip st in first sc—72 sc.
Round 13: Ch 1, sc in first 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times; join with slip st in first sc—78 sc.
Round 14: Ch 1, sc in first 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times; join with slip st in first sc—84 sc.
Round 15: Ch 1, sc in first 13 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 13 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times; join with slip st in first sc—90 sc.
Rounds 16-32: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with slip st in first sc. At end of last round, fasten off A.
Round 33 (Scallop Edging): Join C with slip st in any sc of Round 32, 2 sc in next sc, 2 hdc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, 2 hdc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, *slip st in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, 2 hdc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, 2 hdc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first slip st—15 Scallops. Fasten off C.

CAKE BOTTOM
With larger hook and A, ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form ring.
Rounds 1–15: Work same as Rounds 1–15 of Cake Top. At end of last round, fasten off A, leaving a long tail for sewing.

ICING EMBELLISHMENTS
Large Circle
With smaller hook and B, ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as first dc), work 12 dc in ring; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—13 dc.
Round 2: Ch 3, 2 tr in each dc around; join with slip st in first tr—26 tr. Fasten off B.
Round 3: Join C with sc in any tr, sc in each remaining tr around; join with slip st in first sc—26 sc. Fasten off C, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Medium Circle (Make 6)
With smaller hook and D, ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as first dc), 10 dc in ring; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—11 dc. Fasten off D, leaving a long tail
for sewing.

Small Circle (Make 6)
With smaller hook and D, ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, 10 sc in ring; join with slip st in first sc—10 sc. Fasten off D, leaving a long tail for sewing.

FINISHING
With bread knife, trim upper edge of styrofoam cake form to create a rounded edge. Hold knife at a 45-degree angle and
cut away approximately 1/2” (1.5 cm) around upper edge.

Before adding the embellishments, place the Cake Top and Sides over the styrofoam form to mark placement of the various elements.

Using long yarn tail and yarn needle, sew Large Circle to center of Cake Top, sewing small stitches through back loops of last
round of Circle. Using photograph as a guide for placement, sew Medium and Small Circles in the same manner.

Work Icing embroidery on Cake Top and Sides as follows:
1. With D and yarn needle, embroider modified lazy daisy stitches in a ring around the Large Circle.
2. With C and yarn needle, embroider chain stitches in swag pattern to connect all Medium Circles.
3. With B and yarn needle, embroider chain stitches in swag pattern to connect all Medium and Small Circles.

Place styrofoam cake form inside Cake Top. Place Cake Bottom on bottom of cake form. With yarn needle and A, sew Top to Bottom.

Weave in all ends.

ABBREVIATIONS
ch = chain;
cm = centimeters;
dc = double crochet;
hdc = half double crochet;
mm = millimeters;
sc = single crochet;
st(s) = stitch(es);
tr = treble crochet;
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified;
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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