Friday, May 12, 2017

Baker's Apron with Jumbo Cupcake Applique, Free Crochet Pattern





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This crochet pattern is for an apron to match the Urban Potholders and the Cupcake Kitchen Towel published two weeks ago. I am sure you will love the jumbo cupcake. Why not make a complete set for Mother's day? Who wouldn't love to have this cute set? 

Crochet Pattern
Materials
1. Worsted weight cotton yarn. Lily Sugar 'n' Cream in colors Soft Ecru and Hot Blue were used for the sample. The apron took 4 balls, two in each color.
2. Hook I (5.5 mm) for the apron and H (5mm) for the cupcake and pockets.
3. Yarn needle to weave in the ends.

Finished Size
16 inches tall and 25 inches wide, fits a woman Small or Medium. Tip to increase the width for bigger sizes is provided. 

Stitch Abbreviations
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
ch-chain
sl st- slip stitch
st-stitch
fpdc- front post double crochet
bpdc- back post dc

Gauge
16 sts in wave pattern = 5 1/4 inches.
That is, 4 dc, 4sc, 4dc, 4 sc = 5 1/4 inches.

Stitch Explanations
1.)Front post double crochet and back post double crochet are used to make the cupcakes. Find a tutorial here.


Notes
1. Beginning ch 1 and ch 2 counts as a st. So starting from Row 3, your last st will be worked into the turning ch that will hardly be visible. 
2. The color is changed every two rows. To join the new color, while you are working the very last st of the row, pull the new color through when you have two loops on your hook. You will then make the turning ch in the new color. 
3. During color changes, the yarn is not fastened off but dropped to pick up later. 
4. The apron is a rectangle with straps on the top for tying at the  back. 

Row 1: With the blue color yarn and hook I (5.5mm), ch 45, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 3 chs, *(1 dc in next 4 chs, 1 sc in next 4 chs), repeat from * to end, turn. ---------44 sts
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in next 3 sts, *( 1 dc in next 4 sts, 1 sc in next 4 sts), repeat from * to end,  join the next color while you work your very last sc, turn. --------44 sts
Row 3: Ch 2 ( I prefer ch 2 instead of ch 3 for dc turning chain),  1 dc in next 3 sts, *(1 sc in next 4 sts, 1 dc in next 4 sts), repeat from * to end, turn.--------44 sts
Row 4: Repeat Row 3 and change colors at end of row.

Now repeat Row 2 two times followed by Row 3 two times.Taking care to change colors every two rows, keep repeating this sequence until you have 31 stripes and your work measures close to 25 inches. You can add stripes in multiples of 2 to make it wider. I began and ended in a blue colored stripe. Do not fasten off.

Bottom Border
Row 1: Continue with your blue colored yarn and work a row of sc across the row ends. Work 2sc sts across the blue color and 3 sc sts across the cream, turn. -------77 sc 
Row 2-3: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, turn.

Note: In the next row, 1 decrease is worked at the middle to make the stitch count a multiple of 3+1. If you added extra stripes to make your apron wider, add increases/decreases to make the stitch count the nearest multiple of 3+1. 

Row 4:  Ch 1, 1 sc until you finish half the length, sc2tog in next 2 sts, 1 sc in each st across. Fasten off.----------76 sc
Row 5: Using cream yarn, sl st to the first st, (1 sc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same st, *[skip 2, (1 sc, ch 3, 2dc) in next st], repeat from * until 3 sts left, 1 sc in last st. Fasten off. 

Top Border and Ties
Row 1: With blue colored yarn work a row of sc across the row ends. Work 2sc sts across the blue color and 3 sc sts across the cream, turn. -------77 sc 
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, turn.





Row 3: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st across, chain for a length of  27 inches, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across until you reach back the waist part of the apron, 1 hdc  in each st across until you reach the other end, ch for a length of 27 inches again, 1 dc in 4th ch and each ch across. Sl st to the base of the hdc as shown to level your strap. Fasten off.
Row 4: Sl st to the end of the strap and work 1 hdc in each st across until you go all the way across the waist and onto the strap on the other end. Fasten off. 

Pocket
Note: Finished Pocket was close to 6 inches wide and 5 inches tall.

Row 1: Using H hook and blue yarn, leave a 2 1/2 yards long tail and ch 22, 1 sc in 2nd ch and each ch across, turn.-----21 sts
Row 2 : Ch 1 ( counts as a st), 1 sc in next st and each st across, turn. ------21 sts

Repeat Row 2, 13 more times or until your work measures 3 3/4 inches.

Row 16: Ch 1 ( not a st), sc2tog in the same st as ch 1 and next st, 1 sc in next, sc2tog, 1 sc in each st until 5 sts left, sc2tog, 1 sc, sc2tog in last 2 sts, turn. -----------17 sts

Repeat Row 16 two more times to get 9 sts.

Row 17:  Ch 1 ( counts as a st), 1 sc in next st and each st across, turn. ----9 sts
Last Row: Ch 1 ( not a st), sc2tog in the same st as ch 1 and next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog in last 2 sts. Fasten off with a 1-yard tail. -------7 sts

Top Border of Pocket (optional)
Use the beginning yarn tail to work a row of reverse sc or crab stitch on top of the pocket. Do not cut off the remaining tail.

Jumbo Cupcake Pattern
Note: Finished cupcake was 3 1/4 inches tall and 4 inches wide before adding the cherry.

Row 1: With 5mm hook and brown color yarn, ch 13. 1 dc in 5th ch from hook and each ch across. Beginning ch-3 is also a st, turn.-------10 dc
Row 2: Ch 2 (not counted as a st), 1 fpdc in same st as ch 2, 1 dc in same st again ( you will find it behind the fpdc), *(bpdc in next, fpdc in next), repeat from * and end with a bpdc in turning ch-3, 1 dc on top of turning ch-3, turn. --------12sts 
Row 3: Ch 2 ( counts as a st here), 1 dc in same st, *(1 fpdc in next st, bpdc in next), repeat from * a total of 5 times, 1 fpdc in last st, 1 dc into the same st.------14 sts
Row 4: Ch 2 ( counts as a st here), 1 dc in same st, *(1 bpdc in next st, fpdc in next), repeat from * a total of 6 times, 1 bpdc in last st, 1 dc into the same st. Leaving a one yard tail, join cream color when you work your last dc, turn. Fasten off brown yarn also with a one yard tail for sewing.--------16 sts
Top of the Cupcake
Row 1: Ch 1 with cream color ( not a st), working into the front loops only, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, turn. ------16 sc
Row 2: Ch 1 ( not a st), sc2tog in the same st as ch 1 and next st, 1 sc in next 12 sts, sc2tog in last 2 sts, turn.------14 sts
Row 3: Ch 1 ( not a st), sc2tog in the same st as ch 1 and next st, 1 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 4sts, sc2tog, 1 sc, sc2tog in last st, turn.-------10 sts
Row 4: Ch 1 ( not a st),  1 sc in the same st as ch 1, *(sc2tog, 1 sc), repeat from * to end.------7 sts.
Row 5: Ch 1 ( not a st), sc2tog in the same st as ch 1 and next st, 1 sc in each st until 2 sts left, sc2tog in last 2 sts, turn.------ 5sts
Row 6: Repeat Row 5 and fasten off. -------3 sts.

Frosting
The frosting is worked into the free loops left at the bottom of the cream part. There were 15 visible free loops. 


Note: Cupcake shown is smaller

Sl st st to the bottom corner of the cream part, 2 hdc in first free loop, *(sl st in next, 2 hdc in next), repeat until 1 loop left, 2 hdc in the last loop, sl st into the same loop, sl st to bottom corner of cream part. Fasten off. Weave in the tails on the back side of the cupcake and not under the frosting as it could unravel easily. 
Cherry
With red yarn, ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a chain ring. Working over the yarn tail, 8 sc into the chain ring. Pull the tail to close the hole in the middle, sl st to first sc. Fasten off and weave in the tail for a bit and leave the rest of the tail for sewing the button on. 
Finishing the Apron
1. Weave in all the tails on the apron.
3. Using the yarn tails left sew the cupcake onto the pocket along its edge. Work a running stitch. 
2. Find the middle stripe of the apron, position the pocket to the left touching the stripe and pin in place. Sew the pocket onto the apron using the 2 yarn tails left. I worked a running stitch and not a whip stitch. 
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