You can find my capcake video tutorial on my youtube channel.
BLO: back loops only ch(s): chain(s) dec: decrease rnd(s): round(s) sc: single crochet sk: skip sl st: slip stitch st(s) : stitch(es) ( ): work everything inside the parenthesis into the next stitch [ ]: work everything inside the brackets the number of times indicated
Decrease/dec in this pattern: Pick up a loop from the next st, pick up a loop from the following st, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through 2 loops.
Make magic ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc into loop. (6) Don’t join rnds. Work in a spiral.
Rnd 2: (2 sc) 6 times. (12)
Rnd 3: [(2 sc), 1 sc] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [(2 sc), 2 sc] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [(2 sc), 3 sc] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: [(2 sc), 4 sc] 6 times. (36) Sl st to next st join.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, in BLO, 36 sc evenly around. Sl st to 1st sc to join. (36)
Rnd 8: Ch 1, in both loops, 36 sc evenly around. Sl st to 1st sc to join. (36)
Rnd 9: Ch 1, in BLO, [dec, 4 sc] 6 times. (30) Don’t join rnds for rest of Cake.
Rnd 10: Working in both loops, [dec, 3 sc] 6 times . (24)
Rnd 11: [dec, 2 sc] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 12: [dec, 1 sc] 6 times. (12). Stuff with Polyfil or Cotton very lightly. You don’t want to make it too puffy.
Rnd 13: dec 6 times. Sl st to next st to join. (6) Break off leaving about 10 inches of yarn. Weave needle through front loop of remaining 6 sc and pull to close. Tie off. If your cake seems too puffy (mine often does), put a stitch or two through the very center of the cake and tie off again. Weave in ends.
You can either work Frosting in 1 color or 2 colors. If using 2 colors, simply work 2 rows in 1 color, and 2 rows in the next color.
Row 1: Sk 1st ch, work 20 sc evenly across. (20)
WORK REST OF PATTERN IN BLO.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. (2 sc), 17 sc evenly across, dec. (20) If working 2 colors, drop first colour and join second one.
Alternate Rows 2 and 3 until you’ve completed 22 Rows.
If you are working in one color only, break off leaving a yard of yarn for sewing.
If you are working with 2 colors, work one more Row, Row 23, which is a repeat of Row 3, and then break off leaving a yard of yarn for sewing.
To form a tube, sew the last row of Cake to the first row of Cake, using a double-whipstitch to mimic the look of a row of single cochet. Tie off, but don’t cut any yarn, and keep the yarn on the tapestry needle.
To close one end of the tube, weave your needle in and out of the edge around the open hole. Go in and out about every other row.Pull tight to draw the opening closed. It should look like a nice spiral. Tie off to secure. Don’t cut yet.
Poke your needle through the center of the spiral and all the way though to the other/open side of the tube. Close up this end of the tube as you did before, weaving in and out, drawing closed, tying off. Tuck all your loose ends inside the tube so that you don’t have to weave them in later.
Make magic circle.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc into ring. (6) Don’t join rnds.
Rnds 2 – 3: 6 sc evenly around. (6) Sl st to next st to join. Break off leaving about 10 inches of yarn.
Wrap 8-inch yarn tail around your finger and then stuff it inside Cherry.
With tapestry needle, use 10-inch yarn tail to weave through remaining 6 sts and pull tight to close. Tie off. Then poke tapestry needle through bottom center and up through top center, pulling all the yarn through. Determine how long you want your cherry stem to be and tie a knot there. Trim yarn close to end of knot.
Sew three parts together with the help of a needle.