Today's free pattern is a crochet Birthday Cake! I can't share an edible cake with you on the internet, but I certainly can show you how I crocheted my own little cake that you can use as well. The cake is small which gives it many uses. You can use it as a present topper/decor much like a bow, crochet several up for actual party favors, make one as a play item for children (tea party anyone?), or as an adorable photo prop.
Birthday Cake Pattern
Yarn - 3 colors of choice + yellow Chain (ch)
Hook - G and E Slip stitch
Scissors Single Crochet (sc)
Tapestry Needle Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc) Treble Crochet (tc)
Cake - with G hook. in choice of cake color/flavor
Make a magic ring
1. Sc 7 into magic ring
2. 2 sc in each stitch around (14)
3. *1 sc, 2 sc in next* around (21)
4. *2 sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in one* around (28)
5. *2 sc in next 3 stitches, 2 sc in one* around (35)
6. HDC around (35)
7. Sc around in back two loops of hdc.
8-15. Sc around
Attach second color yarn (icing color) to remaining loop of hdc on top of cake.
*Chain 2, slip stitch into same stitch, slip stitch into next stitch* repeat around
Attach same icing color to front loop on the bottom of the cake.
*Chain 2, slip stitch into next stitch* repeat around
Candle - with E hook, in third color
Make magic ring
1. Sc 4 into magic ring
2. 2 sc in each stitch around (8)
3-9. sc around
Flame - in yellow
Make magic ring
1. Into magic ring: sc, hdc, dc, tc, dc, hdc, sc, sc, sc. Pull loop tight.
Complete the cake by stitching flame to top of candle and completed candle to the top middle of the cake. Voila! You now have a sweet little birthday cake for you to enjoy!