Friday, 22 June 2012

Crochet Cherry Baked very well

crochet cherry bakewell and knitted battenburg

The summer window is almost complete, this week came the addition of these crocheted cherry bakewells and knitted battenburgs. I could not find a pattern for these anywhere so ended up making up my own which I have decided to share with you luvverly peeps. So one crochet cherry bakewell tutorial, fresh out the oven ...

Cherry Bakewell Pattern

This pattern is written using UK terminology and the cakes made with Double Knit Yarn and a 4mm hook.


DC = Double Crochet
CH = chain
sl st = slip stitch
CO = cast on
st st = stocking stitch


using light beige DK yarn and 4mm hook

Rnd 1: 6 dc in magic circle (6)
Rnd 2: 2 dc in each dc around (12)
Rnd 3: *2 dc, dc in next dc*, repeat around (18)
Rnd 4: *2sc, dc in next 2 dc*, repeat around (24)
Rnd 5: *2 dc, dc in next 3 dc*, repeat around(30)
Rnd 6: *2 dc, dc in next 4 dc*, repeat 6 around (36)
Rnd 7: in back loops only dc in each dc around
round 8: dc in each dc around
rnd 9: *dc ch1 dc in same stitch, sl st in next dc* repeat around
fasten off
using white DK yarn and 4mm hook
Rnd 1: 6 dc in magic circle (6)
Rnd 2: 2 dc in each dc around (12)
Rnd 3: *2 dc, dc in next dc*, around (18)
Rnd 4: *2sc, dc in next 2 dc*, around (24)
Rnd 5: *2 dc, dc in next 3 dc*, around(30)
Rnd 6: *2 dc, dc in next 4 dc*, around(36)
fasten off
This was done using knitting, however you can crochet a bobble by doing ch2, then loads of DCs into the 2 chains and back into itself. Then use a needle to pull into a ball shape.
Using red DK yarn CO 4
work st st for 16 rows
roll into a tight coil and sew into a bobble shape.
Sew berry onto the white topping, then sew white topping to the base stuffing with polyfil before you close. et voila a cakestand of wooly tasty treats, looks rather cute on a vintage cakestand, no?

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Works in Progress

Things have been a little quiet on the blogging front and that's because I have been busy starting a million and one projects and finishing none! But then this blog isn't just about showing you all the lovely edited crafty goodies, it's also about the disasters along the way.

For the moment I am putting together a new window for the shop which has been spurred on by ceramic cake stands I had ordered for a customer. She had wanted to paint them as a thank you gift for her mum and future mother-in-law.  When they came in they look fab, so i immediately decided to have a new summer tea party themed window. So i abandoned whatever else I was working on and started crocheting some cute cupcakes for the stand which are now complete! et voila:

Crocheted Cupcakes with seed bead sprinkles

However I am feeling I need some woolly cherry bakewells and battenburgs which I cannot find patterns for! So have resorted to making it up myself so no photos yet. Also plan on knitting a retro inspired tea cosy, so many ideas! so little time as always.

I also made these fabric flower corsages from my scrap box, a mammoth box I am working hard to try and reduce but no sooner do use up a load more fabric seems to find its way into the box. hmm och well. I seem to be having an obsession with fabric scraps at the moment, I can't bear to throw anything out but at the same time it does seem to be overtaking a little. More on that laters.

Fabric Flower corsages

Fabric flower corsages

The never-ending scrap box - project ideas??

The window is half complete so hopefully we shall have some photos soon of scrumptious cakes and nostalgic tea cosies. Also have been scouring for more ideas for things to do with the scraps but that's the next chapter.

And finally as promised photies of the jubilee crafting, I didnt take as many as I thought I would but the ones I did look amazing. Dont you think these ladies look fab??