Crochet Amigurumi Cupcakes: Preview for May 20, 2023

Cupcakes in crochet Photograph courtesy of GMC Publications

We have a tasty make for you this week…

Amigurumi, the Japanese craft of crocheting small stuffed toys, is a favourite with crafters. If you have never tried it before, why not have a go at making our seasonal strawberry cupcakes?

To make these cupcakes you will need cotton yarn in four shades plus a little black.

We used Stylecraft Naturals Organic Cotton in Flax (7187), Blush (7177), Gypsum (7168) and Leaf (7171). You only need a small amount of the last two. You will also need polyester stuffing.

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Cupcakes in crochet Photograph courtesy of GMC Publications

Photograph courtesy of GMC Publications


Difficulty Level

Cute Crocheted Food book coverWe have graded these tasty treats as easy.

The stitches used include chain, double crochet and treble variations using a 3.5 mm crochet hook. They will work up quickly and add a fun touch to your tea table.

Our cupcakes came from the book, “Cute Crocheted Food” by Emma Varnam, published by GMC Publications. It is available online and from all good bookshops.

We are sure seasoned amigurumi crafters will love this design, and if you are new to the craft, then this is the ideal fun design for you to begin with.

Get The Issue!

May 20 issue of The People's Friend


Find the full instructions for making these stuffed cupcakes in our May 20, 2023 issue of “The People’s Friend”, on sale May 17. Buy a single issue online or they are available from most major supermarkets and newsagents. Or subscribe to the magazine to get every issue delivered straight to your door! 

See more craft ideas from the “Friend”.