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Mr. and Mrs. Cupcake Pincushions ~ Free Crochet Pattern

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Cupcake, the most adorable set of pincushions ever!

Make yourself one (or a full dozen) to help you keep track of your pins. (which only makes them cuter. #sprinklesforthewin!)

Click THIS to add this pattern to your Ravelry queue and favorites for later. 

This is an easy, beginner-friendly pattern that whips up in no time at all. Working in unjoined rounds, start at the top of the cupcake with the frosting, finishing by working the scalloped edging in the front loops only. Then, using the back loops, you begin the wrapper with some post stitch detail. If you've never done post stitches, I promise it's super easy and this is a great project to try it out with. But, if you'd rather not, substitute them with a normal single crochet.

Mrs. Cupake 
Because I prefer to make amigurumi in one piece, that's how I designed this pattern. However, I know that not everyone feels that way, so I have included an alternate wrapper that is made separately and then sewn to the frosting. The one-piece version is pink, the two-piece is chocolate. They're both virtually the same once finished, so pick your preferred method and let's get crocheting! 
Mr. Cupake

  • Size E/3.5 mm crochet hook
  • Worsted-weight yarn in two colors of your choice 
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle
  • Polyfil
  • Black safety eyes
  • A short piece of black yarn, for the mouth


MR: Magic ring. (If you don't know how to do this, simply substitute a ch2, and sc the designated number of stitches into the first ch.)

Sl st: Slip Stitch

Sc: single crochet 

Inc: 2 sc in the same stitch

Dec: Decrease 

Flo: Front loops only. Crochet through the front loops only of the stitches

Blo: Back loops only. Crochet through the back loops only of the stitches. (Both flo and blo are explained in THIS tutorial by Moogly) 

Special stitches:

Shell: 5 double crochet in the same stitch.

Fpsc: Front post single crochet. Insert hook from back to front around the sc post. Yarn over, and complete as a normal single crochet. Click HERE for my favorite post stitch tutorial, also by Moogly.

Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round so you know when to begin the next round. 

Cupcake Frosting:

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, inc in next st.* Repeat arnd.(18)

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 st, inc in next st.* Repeat arnd. (24)

Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 st, inc in next st.* Repeat arnd. (30)

Rnd 6: *Sc in next 4 st, inc in next st. * Repeat arnd. (36)

Rnd 7-10: Sc in each st arnd. (36)

Rnd 11: Working in the blo for the entire rnd, *Sk 2, shell in next st, sk 2, sl st in next st.* Repeat arnd. (6 shells total)

Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Insert safety eyes between rnds 7 and 8, centering them on either side of a shell. Using a yarn needle and a piece of black yarn, embroider a small mouth. 

Cupcake Wrapper:

Fold down the shells to expose the bls of rnd 10. 

Rnd 1: Join yarn to any of the bls from rnd 10. Sc in each st arnd. (36)

Rnd 2: *Sc in next 5 st, fpsc arnd next st.* Repeat arnd, ending with a fpsc. (6 fpsc, 30 normal sc)

Rnd 3-7: *Sc in each sc, fpsc arnd each fpsc* (36 sts total)

Rnd 8: Working in the blo for the entire rnd, *sc in next 4 st, dec 1.* repeat arnd (30)

Rnd 9: *Sc in next 3 sts, dec 1.* Repeat arnd (24)

Rnd 10: *Sc in next 2 sts, dec 1.* Repeat arnd (18)

Stuff cupcake.

Rnd 11: *Sc in next st, dec 1.* Repeat arnd (12)

Rnd 12: Dec 6.  (6)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to close the small hole at the bottom.

Wrapper Version 2 (Made Separately):
Finished top and bottom

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, inc in next st.* Repeat arnd.(18)

Rnd 4:*Sc in next 2 st, inc in next st.* Repeat arnd. (24)

Rnd 5:*Sc in next 3 st, inc in next st.* Repeat arnd. (30)

Rnd 6:*Sc in next 4 st, inc in next st.* Repeat arnd. (36)

Rnd 7:  in blo, sc in each st arnd. (36)

Rnd 8:*Sc in next 5 sts, fpsc arnd next st.* Repeat arnd, ending with a fpsc. (6 fpsc, 30 normal sc)

Rnd 9-12: *Sc in each sc, fpsc arnd each fpsc.* (36 sts total)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing to frosting. Line up each st with one of the blo of the frosting. Stuff the cupcake as you go. Weave in ends and you're done!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your cupcakes and come again soon. 

Do not reproduce this pattern, in whole or in part. To share this pattern, please link back to this post. Feel free to sell items you make with this pattern, but I ask that you please credit me as the designer. It takes time and energy to develop patterns and I ask that you respect that. 


  1. Josh just said to me last night, “Maybe have Abigail ask Maria for help learning...” ha! We will be trying this out. Any suggestions for how to learn to read a pattern? I’m clueless and the “code” looks like a foreign language. ��

    1. Learning the "code" is definitely the hardest part! I'd suggest keeping a print out of crochet abbreviations and their meanings with your crochet supplies.
      Another way of reading patterns is with crochet charts, where each stitch is represented as a symbol. I'm more of a visual learner so I used a lot of charts when I was first learning.

  2. These are adorable. Would also be cute for play food. I'm making a bunch to donate for Christmas this year.

    1. Making cupcakes to donate is a great idea! They do make great play food; mine ended up in the play kitchen (pins removed, of course) in a matter of days.


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