Cotton Candy Cupcakes

You can make these cuter than cute cupcakes with any spare 4ply or sock yarn that you have left lying around. 

This pattern is for a knitted cupcake, worked in the round complete with instructions for decorative finishing touches.  After I made Yummy Scrummy Cupcakes using dk, I wanted to make a similar pattern, but for 4 ply yarn so I re-worked the pattern and this is the result. I’ve made it slightly simpler too, leaving out the fiddly ‘picking up stitches’ part.

Skill Level
Basic knit stitches, experience knitting in the round would be useful.
Some basic crochet skills are required for the decorative elements of this pattern. You will only need to be able to make a chain. Or you can miss out the crochet part if you prefer.

50g Rowan Fine Milk Cotton
1 x Sherbert (480),  1 x Opaque (506),  1 x Apple Pips (482),  1 x Sepia (501), 1 x Bloom (505)

50g Patons UK Eco Cotton
1 x Sweet Pink (35)
(Or substitute the above for your favorite 4ply/sock yarn.)

Needles | 2.5mm (1.5 USA) DPNS and a Circular Needle/s if you prefer to use them 
 2.5mm (C USA) crochet hook
Materials | Stitch markers,  Stuffing, Cardboard,  Beads as required to decorate,  Cotton thread to attach beads etc,  Yarn needle,  Sewing needle (for cotton)

Size | Approximately 8cm (3.5”) high
Gauge | Not critical
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