Cupcake Dishcloth

This pattern is now available as a free PDF download on Ravelry.
Anyone who has been reading this blog for any period of time is not surprised that my knitting and cupcake addictions finally gave birth to a knitted cupcake. I present to you my knitted cupcake dishcloth and pattern:

Cupcake Dishcloth
Pattern by Carissa Bonham

***This pattern may only be used for personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of this pattern and the resulting cupcake including using the pattern for publishing or to sell patterns or finished products requires the specific written permission of the author***

= 17st = 4” stockinette (sz. 10 needles) although gauge doesn’t matter too much

= 1 ball Sugar’n Cream Brand cotton yarn in cream (color A)
& 1 ball Sugar’n Cream Brand cotton yarn in hot purple (color B)
Waste yarn in contrasting color from color A and B for provisional cast on
Notions: 3 size 10 knitting needles
Size H crochet hook
Blunt Needle

Bottom of cupcake
CO 24 stitches using long tail cast on in color A
Row 1 (RS): P1 *K3, P1* (5x), K2, P1
Row 2 (WS): P3 *K1, P3* (5x), P1
Repeat rows 1 and 2 six times more times. Set Aside

Using crochet hook and waste yarn CO 24 stitches using provisional cast on
Using Color B, knit 2 rows of garter stitch (all K stitches)

Row 3: K2, SSK, K to last 4 stitches, K2TOG, K2
Row 4: K across
Row 5: K across
Repeat rows 3-5 twice more
*SSK, SSK, K to last 4 stitches, K2TOG, K2TOG
Next row: K across*
Repeat the two rows between the *’s once more
Next row: SSK, SSK, K2, K2TOG, K2TOG
Last row: SSK, K2TOG, K2TOG
BO remaining stitches

Joining the cupcake pieces
Turn frosting piece over and use knitting needle to pick up color B stitches from provisional CO
Count to make sure you have 24 stitches
Unzip provisional CO
Set aside
Pick up the bottom piece of the cupcake set aside earlier
Join color B and knit across one row
Hold the bottom and frosting pieces, wrong sides together, with the needles pointing the same direction.
Use third knitting needle to knit through the first stitch on each needle and drop off original needle
Continue across until all stitches have been knit onto the third needle

Frosting Ruffle
This might be a little different than anything you’re used to but I think it provides the best ruffle effect.
Hold the knitting needle with the live stitches in your left hand and hold the crochet hook in your right hand. Using the crochet hook as if it were a knitting needle, knit the first stitch off of the needle
You will now have 23 stitches on your needle and 1 loop on your crochet hook
Use crochet hook to SC three times into the base of the knit stitch
Once again, *use crochet hook as a knitting needle to knit the next stitch off the needle (there will now be two loops on the crochet hook), wrap yarn from back to front on crochet hook and draw through the two loops on crochet hook (there will now be one stitch on hook), work 2 SC into base of stitch*
Repeat directions between *’s until no more stitches remain on knitting needle.
Break yarn and draw through loop.

Weave in ends

If anyone decides to knit this, please let me know! I'd love to see pictures.

To contact me regarding permission to use this pattern for anything other than personal, non-commercial use, please contact me by posting a comment in this post (being sure to fill out the e-mail address field).



  1. Well now, isn't that just the cutest dang thang. Cleaver Carissa, that is what you are.

  2. Thank you for the pattern! This is perfect for a friend of mine who loves cupcakes! I can't wait to try it...

  3. haha You are too much! That is so freakin cute! I was watching some video on YouTube last night and thought about you because they were eating cupcakes. :D

  4. I'm having you committed. You obviously aren't able to handle your addiction.

  5. Jane,

    I sent you a comment on your blog, but I just want to say I think it's fabulous! I'm glad you are enjoying the pattern.

  6. Carrisa,
    check out what I found 2 for a $1.00
    I thought you would love these.

  7. This is so cute!!! I can't wait to make some. What a fabulous idea.

  8. This is adorable. I would like to make this for a friend for a gift, but I'm a bit of a newbie.

    What is SSK????

    Thanks! vEry cute indeed!

  9. Love this pattern. Love it!

    I think every friend of mine who has a birthday now will get one of these!

    But how'd you do the cherry on top? That really makes it perfect.


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  11. OOOOOOOOOOH! These would be perfect for a school silent auction. I am making some chocolate scrub and was planning to weave some washcloths, but this is perfect!

    Do charity silent auctions count as "for sale"? I personally don't, but wanted to check since I respect your work.

  12. Grumpy - thanks for asking! I do want to have control over items made for charity auctions in case I am not in support of a particular "charity" that money is being raised for. I do, however, support schools! So please feel free to use my pattern to support fundraising efforts for the school. I'd love to know how the auction goes and see any picture once they're done.



  13. Your cupcake dishcloth is beautiful and the pattern is so easy to use.
    Thank-you - I made 24 cupcakes with 8 ply (sport) yarn and 4 mm needles. I sewed them together with cherries on top (pattern from Jean Greenhowe) and made a scarf for my grand daughter.
    I am very pleased with it!
    If you would like to see a picture I could send you one.
    Regards, Jean

  14. Yes I can see your addiction about that so I'm so addicted too because this is perfect, but I couldn't open this last pattern I don't know what happened.


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