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Home : Patterns : Decorative Yarn Birthday Cake
 

Free Craft Pattern: Decorative Yarn Birthday Cake

Lion Brand® Homespun® Baby - Babysoft®
Pattern #: 40495
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

Approximately 14" [35.5 cm] diameter



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Color (A)
Homespun® Baby

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Color (B)
Homespun® Baby

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Color (C)
Homespun® Baby

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Color (D)
Homespun® Baby

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Color (E)
Homespun® Baby

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Color (F)
Babysoft®

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Color (G)
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Color (H)
Babysoft®

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Color (I)
Babysoft®

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Babysoft®
White Pastel Pink Pastel Blue Bluebell Creamsicle Lavender Pastel Green Pastel Yellow
Lemon Drop Lemonade Sweet Pea Pistachio White Pompadour Baby Pink Pompadour Pastel Print Circus Print
Parfait Print Lilac Pompadour Twinkle Print
Homespun® Baby
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Homespun® Baby (Article #800). 98% acrylic, 2% polyester; package size: Same weight in terms of thickness as regular Homespun, but skeins are half the size of regular Homespun skeins.
*Babysoft (Article #920). Solids and Prints: 60% Acrylic, 40% Polyamid
Pomps: 62% Acrylic, 27% Nylon, 11% Rayon; package size: Solids: 5 oz/141g; 459 yd/420m balls,
Prints and Pomps: 4 oz/113g; 367 yd/335m balls.

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  800-100 Homespun Baby Yarn: Snow White DISCONTINUED
   balls
$ 8.97  
Discontinued, sorry!
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•  800-169 Homespun Baby Yarn: Soft Lime
   balls
$ 8.97  
Discontinued, sorry!
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•  800-101 Homespun Baby Yarn: Pink Carnation DISCONTINUED
   balls
$ 8.97  
Discontinued, sorry!
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•  800-144 Homespun Baby Yarn: Soft Violet
   balls
$ 8.97  
Discontinued, sorry!
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•  800-157 Homespun Baby Yarn: Sunshine
   balls
$ 8.97  
Discontinued, sorry!
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•  920-101 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Pink
   ball
$ 6.49  
•  920-106 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Blue
   ball
$ 6.49  
•  920-143 Babysoft Yarn: Lavender
   ball
$ 6.49  
•  920-157 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Yellow
   ball
$ 6.49  
Stork scissors - Discontinued Item   $ 14.95  
Not available, sorry!
Additional Materials
1 16 inches [40.5 cm] diameter plastic plate or piece of heavyweight cardboard
Eight 10" [25.5 cm] diameter paper doilies
Floral pins
Cardboard
Clear-drying white craft glue
 

Decorative Yarn Birthday Cake

Lion Brand® Homespun® Baby - Babysoft®

GAUGE:

Gauge is not important to this project When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

BIRTHDAY CAKE

1 Arrange the doilies on the plate so that they cover the entire plate. Apply a small drop of glue beneath each one to gently hold the doilies in place.

2 Remove paper labels from 1 skein each of Pink Carnation, Soft Violet, Sunshine, Soft Lime, and 3 skeins of Snow White Homespun Baby yarn. You will be using 6 skeins to form a ring, and the 7th one will form the center of the cake. Start with a Snow White skein, and using the floral pins, join to a Soft Lime, another Snow White, Soft Violet, Snow White, and Pink Carnation. Bring first Snow White around and join to the Pink Carnation to form a ring. Place on center of plate and insert the Sunshine skein in the center, securing with floral pins.

3 Remove paper labels from remaining skeins of Homespun Baby. Roll each skein into a firm, not tight, ball. Arrange these balls around the ring of standing skeins, alternating colors. Secure these balls together with the floral pins. They can also be secured to the standing skeins' center with additional pins.

4 Yarn daisies are used to decorate the cake and cover any spaces between the yarn skeins and balls. Using Babysoft, make 8 Pastel Violet, 7 Pastel Pink, and 7 Pastel Blue daisies; all with Pastel Yellow centers.

Cut a 2½ inches x 4 inches [6.5 x 10 cm] piece of cardboard. For each flower, wrap yarn around the 2½ inches [6.5 cm] width of the cardboard 75 times. Carefully slip yarn off cardboard and tie another piece of yarn tightly around the center of the yarn bundle. Cut loops open and trim to a round shape. For each center, wrap yarn around 2 fingers 25 times. Carefully slip yarn off of fingers and tie another piece of yarn tightly around the center of the yarn bundle. Trim as above. Glue centers to each flower. Arrange flowers all around “layers inches of cake. They can be secured with floral pins as well.

NOTE Yarn Birthday Cake is for display purposes only and is not intended as a toy; floral pins are sharp.


 


 


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Reviewed by Danielle Shaw on 2012-04-05 *****
I modified this pattern quite a bit, but all the credit for my aunt's adorable birthday gift comes from here.

My aunt has been knitting for years, but mentioned she'd like to try a granny square afghan pattern she'd seen in a crochet book of mine. Rather than get her a learn to crochet book and hooks, I assembled enough Vanna's Choice for her to make the afghan into a cute cake.

I left the color meant for the edge of the afghan as skeins in the middle, then wound each of the colors into two balls and stacked them around to form the cake, securing them with bamboo skewers. I made flowers to fill in the gaps, and also kept a snippit of each color attached to the corresponding labels for reference. Then I added crochet hooks at the top as candles.

I thought this was a cute way to present yarn as a gift, and am very pleased with how it turned out. I will be putting a picture of it in my finished projects book :D


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