Mini Crochet Birthday Cake Tutorial

September 21, 2011
In: Crochet

I just thought I’d make a small something for my mother’s birthday tomorrow (well, really – in about 30 minutes). I won’t be able to see her on her birthday, but a bit of cake would be nice, right?


  • A very small amount of yarn in various colors (I used pink for the cake, white for the icing, red for the cherries and yellow for the  flare).
  • 4-4.5 mm hook
  • A very small amount of fiberfill stuffing


  • Gauge is not important for this project, use the size hook appropriate for the yarn you chose.
  • All the pieces are worked in continuous rounds, do not turn or join. Place a marker in the last stitch to indicate the end of the round. Move marker up as each round is completed.
  • The stitches should be tight so that the filling doesn’t show through the holes.


  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • st – stitch
  • idec – invisible decrease. Instructions for this can be found here .
  • [ … ] – repeat instructions in [ ] as many times as specified.


1: With white yarn, ch 2. 8 sc in second st from the hook, or use the magic loop method

2: Work 2 sc in each sc around – 16 sc at the end of this round (16)

3: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] 8 times (24). Change to pink yarn.

4: Sc in back loops only around (24).

5-7: Sc around (24).

Cut 5-6 short pieces of red yarn. Tie a double knot in the middle of each piece. Pull one end through the top of the cake, then the other through a different hole. Tie both ends in the back to secure. Place cherries around, using the picture as a reference.

Cut 3-4 longer pieces of yellow yarn. Tie a knot in the middle of the pieces, held together. Pull both ends of the yarn through, and tie on top of the cake to make the flare.

8: [idec, sc in next sc] 8 times (16) Stuff cake.

9: idec 8 times (8) Cut and pull the thread through remaining stitches to close the hole.

Happy birthday!

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