Tatted Cupcake

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Tatted Cupcake

This design is the result of a request from one of my newsletter subscribers, and it was such fun to make! As I worked it, I kept thinking of how many different cupcakes you can make with this. Plus, you can add beads to the frosting for sprinkles if you want.

This is a beginner pattern and requires one shuttle. It is about 3.25 inches wide (8 cm) by 2.75 inches tall (7 cm) when done with size 40 thread.

I used Lizbeth size 40 thread in color 601 white, color 679 lime green, and color 671 Christmas red.

Printable pattern (135K. Opens a new window.)

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You will need:

Thread in your choice of color and size.
1 tatting shuttle or tatting needles
Crochet hook

ds double stitch
p picot
j join
lj lock join
sl shoelace trick

How to do a lock join (lj)
How to do the shoelace trick (sl)

Instructions:

Cup

Start at red dot on visual pattern.
R: 14ds p 6ds p 14ds, close, turn
Ch: 16ds p 6ds lj to first p of R, 4ds p 4ds lj to next p of R, 6ds p 16ds j to base of R
Ch: 8ds p 10ds sl, do not turn
R: 3ds p 6ds p 9ds p 6ds, close, turn
Ch: 10ds, turn
R: 8ds j to last p of previous R, 10ds p 6ds, close, turn
Ch: 5ds j to first p on first Ch of cup, 8ds, turn
R: 10ds j to last p of previous R, 11ds p 3ds, close, do not turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 18ds p 3ds, close, do not turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 11ds p 10ds, close, turn
Ch: 11ds, turn
R: 7ds j to last p of previous R, 10ds p 7ds, close, lj to second p on first Ch of cup, turn
Ch: 11ds, turn
R: 10ds j to last p of previous R, 11ds p 3ds, close, do not turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 18ds p 3ds, close, do not turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 11ds p 10ds, close, turn
Ch: 8ds j to third p of first Ch in cup, 5ds, turn
R: 6ds j to last p of previous R, 10ds p 8ds, close, turn
Ch: 10ds, turn
R: 6ds j to last p of previous R, 9ds p 6ds p 3ds, close, sl, do not turn
Ch: 10ds p 8ds
Cut and tie to base of first R

Frosting

Start at red dot on visual pattern.
R: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, j to second p of second R of cup, sl, turn
Ch: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, turn
R: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds j to firt p of same R of cup, (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, turn
R: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds j to p on second Ch of cup, (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds j to p on last Ch of cup, (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, turn
R: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds j to last p of last R on cup, (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds j to next p of same R on cup, sl, turn
Ch: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, turn
R: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (3ds p) 8 times, 3ds, turn
R: (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds j to center p of previous R, 3ds j to fourth p of third Ch back, (3ds p) 3 times 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (3ds p) 7 times, 3ds, turn
R: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds j to sixth p of previous R, (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to sixth p of previous R, 3ds p 3ds j to first p of fifth Ch back, 3ds j to last p of next Ch, 3ds j to next p of same Ch, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds, turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds j to third p of same Ch, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 3ds p 3ds, turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds j to first p of same Ch, 3ds j to last p of next Ch, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 3ds p 3ds, turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds j to third p of same Ch, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds, turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds j to next p of same Ch, 3ds j to next p of same Ch, 3ds j to last p of next Ch, (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to sixth p of previous R, (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (3ds p) 7 times, 3ds, turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to fourth p of previous R, 3ds p 3ds j to second p of same Ch, 3ds j to third p of first R in frosting (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (3ds p) 8 times, 3ds, turn
Cut and tie to base of first R

Cherry

This works best if you wind a few feet of thread onto your shuttle and begin stitching without cutting the ball thread away. Start at red dot on visual pattern.
R: 10ds p 7ds p 3ds, close
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 7ds p 10ds, close, turn
Ch: 12ds. Find the second Ch on frosting that was worked with two picots. j to first p of this Ch, 2ds lj to free p of first R, 2ds j to p on next Ch of frosting (the Ch with just one p), 3ds j to p of next Ch of frosting, 4ds j to last p of next Ch of frosting, 7ds lj to free p of second R of cherry, 12ds, lj to base of rings, sl, turn
Ch: 15ds, push stitches snugly together to make the chain curve.
Cut and tie.

Tatting: Tatted Cupcake visual patternTatting: Tatted Cupcake visual pattern: close-up of cherry
Copyright 2013 by Nancy Tracy, All Rights Reserved.

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