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Decorative Yarn Birthday Cake
Lion Brand® Homespun® Baby - Babysoft®
Pattern Number: 40495

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Approximately 14" [35.5 cm] diameter

PUBLISHED IN: Crochet! Magazine



800-100 Homespun Baby Yarn: Snow White DISCONTINUED A pristine, crisp white.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.97

800-169 Homespun Baby Yarn: Soft Lime A delicious, cool, pale green.

Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.97

800-101 Homespun Baby Yarn: Pink Carnation DISCONTINUED Petal-soft pinks.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.97

800-144 Homespun Baby Yarn: Soft Violet Soft flowery tones of violet.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.97

800-157 Homespun Baby Yarn: Sunshine Gentle yellow.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.97

920-101 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Pink

Pale pastel pink

Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49

920-106 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Blue

Soft sky blue

Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49

920-143 Babysoft Yarn: Lavender

A warm medium lavender

Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49

920-157 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Yellow

Pale pastel yellow

Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49

Stork scissors - Discontinued Item
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 14.95

Additional Materials
1 16 inches [40.5 cm] diameter plastic plate or piece of heavyweight cardboard Eight 10 in. [25.5 cm] diameter paper doilies Floral pins Cardboard Clear-drying white craft glue
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
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.



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 2 1/4 inches x 4 inches [6.5 x 10 cm] piece of cardboard.

For each flower, wrap yarn around the 2 1/4 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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