Swweeet Amigurumi Crochet Cupcake and Donut
I’ve tried to crochet before, but never been very successful. My stitches weren’t quite right and I wasn’t happy with my work. When I was asked if I’d like to test an amigurumi crochet kit, I thought this was the time that I would sit and try to really figure this out — so, I said yes! The first kit I tested was the Crochet Characters Sweet & Tasty Treats by Kristen Rask. The kit came with everything to make the amigurumi crochet cupcake and donut.
Note: As I was thinking how to take a picture of my new creations, I realized I had this cupcake painting hanging in my kitchen! What a perfect background for my cupcake and donut!
If you aren’t familiar with amigurumi, it is the Japanese word for knitted or crocheted stuff animals. Generally, they are cute and little, and have personalities with added eyes and mouths. I thought this would be a perfect project for me to learn to crochet.
Overall, the directions in the kit are pretty easy to follow. These aren’t made for real beginners to the world of crafting and creating, but certainly don’t need to be an expert crocheter. I struggled a little bit at the beginning, just getting started, and needed to read and re-read the directions for the crochet stitches at the beginning of the book. By the time I got to the donut, no more reading needed! I had it figured out!
I really liked that the kit comes with everything you need for two of the twelve projects included in the book. Also, the two projects had the same basic start with a chain loop and single crochet stitch, but each had some different things I learned along the way.
The cupcake is made from four different pieces you crochet – the cupcake, the frosting, the glaze with a swirl, and the berry on top. I started with the cupcake, and my stitches aren’t perfect! It was a fun project to crochet and then put together.
Here is a picture from the top.
Then I went to make the donut. I’m not sure if it is really an easier pattern, or if I got comfortable with crochet – it was a quick and easy project to make and I’m so happy with the finished piece! So, cute! Seriously, the donut took about 3 hours to make – an afternoon project!
There are so many other cute crochet patterns in this book, a trip to a yarn store might be in my future! This would be a perfect gift for someone who wants to try to crochet, or if you are looking for some great cute little crochet projects!
The donut and cupcake crochet patterns were designed by Holly Coleman, who has a shop on Etsy, if you’d rather just buy some cute amigurumi!