Materials:

  • Approximately 15 yards sport-weight yarn for the bottom and 15 yards worsted-weight yarn for the top
  • Size F (3.75mm) crochet hook
  • Split-ring marker or safety pin
  • Yarn needle
  • Approximately 20 seed beads (available at general craft and bead stores)
  • Small sewing needle thin enough to pass through holes in seed beads
  • Sewing thread
  • About 1/3 cup light-colored, medium-sized dried beans, such as soybeans
  • Handful of cotton or synthetic fiber stuffing

Gauge:

The first 2 rounds of the pattern=1.5 inches

Make Cupcake Bottom:

Rounds 1-3 of the circle base:
1. Begin with a foundation row of two chain stitches. Skip over the first chain stitch next to the hook and put your hook through the second chain stitch. Continue with steps for making a single crochet stitch.

2. Make five more single crochet stitches into the same chain stitch until you have a total of six stitches. As you make the second stitch, move the tail over to the right side of the hook, so that the slipknot gets caught under the working yarn as you wrap it from front to back. After each stitch, pull on the tail a little to keep the center from opening up too much. When you’ve completed six stitches, hold the center of the circle in between your thumb and index finger, and pull the tail firmly to tighten the center. If you have trouble tightening the center, start over from the beginning and make sure the slipknot gets caught under the stitches by the second or third stitch.

Read more: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/craft-ideas/how-to/a16106/cupcake-pincushion-oct05/