Cupcake Bag LW2813

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First you make the cake, then you crochet the frosting and before you know it you have a fun cupcake bag. This project was designed for Halloween, but it works for birthday parties and other happy occasions.

Skill Level: EASY

Designed by Michele Wilcox.

Bag: 12" x 11" (excluding handles)

Red Heart® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 0706 Perfect Pink A, 0360 Cafe B, 0316 Soft White C, and 0319 Cherry Red D.
Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8]
Stitch marker, Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 13 sc = 4"; 13 rows = 4" in back loop only. 20 sc = 4"; 15 rows = 4" in both loops. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

NOTE: The cake is worked side to side. The Frosting is worked bottom up.

SPECIAL STITCHES:

Sc2tog = [draw up a loop in next st] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

BAG
Cake (make 2)
With B, ch 21.
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across; turn - 20 sc.
Rows 2-32: Ch 1, working in back loops only sc in each sc across; turn. After row 32, do not fasten off. Continue to Frosting.

FROSTING
Row 1: With B, ch 1, sc in sides of each row. Fasten off B, place marker in last st; turn - 32 sc. Rotate piece so this row becomes the Frosting of the cupcake.
Row 2: Join A with sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc to last 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc; turn - 34 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, working in back loops only, (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) across; turn - 50 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, working in both loops, (sc in next sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc) across; turn - 34 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, (skip 1 sc, 4 hdc in next sc, skip 1 sc, slip st in next sc) across to last st, 4 hdc in last sc, slip st in side of row - 36 hdc. Fasten off.
Row 6: Join A with sc in first unused loop of Row 2, sc in each loop across; turn - 34 sc.
Rows 7 and 8: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, sc to last 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, sc in last sc; turn - 32 sc.
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in back loop of first sc, (sc in both loops of next 3 sc, sc in back loop of next sc) 7 times, sc in next 2 sc, sc in back loop of last sc; turn - 32 sc.
Rows 11-15: Ch 1, sc in both loops of each sc across; turn.
Row 16: Repeat row 9-30 sc.
Row 17: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Rows 18-21: Repeat rows 16 and 17 twice. Place marker in final st of Row 19.
Row 22: Repeat row 16-24 sc.
Rows 23-27: Repeat Row 9-14 sc. Fasten off.

Edging
Join B with sc in marked st of Frosting Row 1, sc around cupcake matching colors and putting 3 sc in each bottom corner, changing to A, continue with A sc in side of each row and in top of each st of Frosting.

Heart: (make 2)
With D ch 7, slip st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, (4 tr, ch 3, slip st) in next ch, slip st in last ch, ch 3, (4 tr) in underside of first ch of foundation ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, slip st last ch. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing heart in place on top center of cupcake.
White chain: Join C with sc in first unused loop on Row 9 on Frosting, *ch 5, sc in next unused loop; repeat from *across. Fasten off.

Dots (Make 16)
With C ch 2, work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. With yarn needle, sew one dot above each white chain loop.

FINISHING
Holding wrong sides together and matching sts, join A with sc in marked st of Frosting Row 19, sc thru back loops only of both pieces down left side, at Frosting Row 1, change to B and continue working toward bottom corner, 3 sc in bot­tom corner, sc across to next corner, 3 sc in next corner, sc up the sides, switching to A to sc in sides of rows of Frost­ing, continue until Row 19 of Frosting. Fasten off.

Handle (Make 2)
With C ch 36.
Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 33 chs, 3 sc in last ch, working in underside of foundation chs, work sc in each of next 33 chs, 2 sc in last ch - 72 sc.
Round 2: Sc in first sc, (ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc) around; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off. With yarn needle and C, sew one strap in place on each side of bag.

Abbreviations: A, B, C = Color A, B, C; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; dec = decrease; hdc = half double crochet; inc = increase; mm = millimeters; sc2tog = single crochet decrease; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); tr = treble crochet; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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