Finished Friday: October 28th-November 3rd

Holy Batman is was a busy week! I am so glad that Halloween is over! As fun as it was, it just wasn’t the same without the husband at home. We usually go all out for Halloween, but that just didn’t happen this year. I did, however, manage to finish up a few items this week! 

The first project I finished was my Halloween Costume! 

I got the inspiration from Repeat Crafter Me’s cupcake costume! I didn’t end up using much of her pattern because I crochet a heck of a lot tighter than her, my hula hoop was slightly bigger, and I am about 5” taller than her. I used the premise of her pattern to start the bottom portion, except I did 160 stitches around my hula hoop to start and I used a Q hook. The top portion I worked completely differently. I used a P Hook for the top portion and made it so it wasn’t done in pieces because, frankly, I hate sewing! If you hate sewing too, here’s what I did:

Cupcake Pattern Modifications

160 sc around hula hoop, continued as written.

Cupcake top

  • Round 1: Sc 160 around hula hoop, join.
  • Round 2: Ch 2, working in BLO, Dc in each st around, join.

Work in both loops from here and throughout.

  • Round 3: Ch 2, *dc2tog, Dc in next 18 sts,** Repeat from *to** around, join.
  • Round 4: Ch 2, Dc in each st around, join.
  • Round 5: Ch 2, *dc2tog, Dc in next 17 sts,** Repeat from *to** around, join.
  • Round 6: Ch 2, *dc2tog, Dc in next 16 sts,** Repeat from *to** around, join.
  • Round 7: Ch 2, Dc in each st around, join.
  • Round 8: Ch 2, *dc2tog, Dc in next 15 sts,** Repeat from *to** around, join.
  • Round 9: Ch 2, Dc in each st around, join.
  • Round 10: Ch 2, *dc2tog, Dc in next 14 sts,** Repeat from *to** around, join.
  • Round 11; Ch 2, *dc2tog, Dc in next 13 sts,** Repeat from *to** around, join.
  • Round 12: Ch 2, *dc2tog, Dc in next 12 sts,** Repeat from *to** around, join.
  • Round 13: Ch 2, *dc2tog, Dc in next 11 sts,** Repeat from *to** around, join.
  • Round 14: Ch 2, *dc2tog, Dc in next 4 sts,** Repeat from *to** around, join.
  • Round 15: Ch 2, *dc2tog, Dc in next 3 sts,** Repeat from *to** around, join.
  • Round 16: Ch 2, *dc2tog, Dc in next 2 sts,** Repeat from *to** around, join.
  • Round 17-19: Ch 2, Dc in each stitch around, join.

Straps:

  • Row 1: Ch 2, Dc in 4 sts, turn.
  • Row 2-9: Ch 2, Dc in 4 sts, turn. Fasten off.

Skip 8 Stitches for front, join yarn to next stitch and repeat strap directions.

To join to back, skip 8 Stitches on either side of the straps and join to next 4 sts.

Then I just added some sprinkles and voila, you can be a cupcake too! 

For my second finished project, I decided to turn my plain old cupcake into a cartoonish cupcake by adding some crazy hair! 

I followed Lion Brands Purple and Green Monster Wig. Instead of using the Homespun and Boucle yarn, I used 2 strands of Homespun and 2 strands of Red Heart Super Saver Stripes to match the sprinkles I put on my cupcake! Instead of working the “hair” through every space, like that pattern says, I worked through every 3rd space. It worked out perfectly! The wig was super warm and plenty heavy! I didn’g like the hair hanging in my face, so I attacked my cherry to a small hair clip and clipped a few sections back! 

My third and final finished project was for my Mom! 

I told her that it was unacceptable to come to my house without a costume, so she had me make her a Minion hat and wore yellow shirt and some overalls! I didn’t find any minion hats that I liked, so I just did a basic beanie and went off a picture of the minion she wanted to be that she had sent! 

With everyone properly decked out, we had a good little Halloween! 

Stay inspired! 

*Courtney*

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