Happy birthday to Samwise!
The original plan was for Pusheen to hold the mini cupcake, but his front legs aren’t long enough.
Pusheen brought real cupcakes, too. :)
This is my first original, asymmetrically shaped pattern! Not much shaping involved, but there is a little bit in the chin and the back.
This guy turned out bigger than I had been aiming for, but that just means more roly poly squishiness. He has so much stuffing inside him. So much.
The whiskers are bits of yarn with knots that will hopefully keep the whiskers from coming out. Each whisker is separate from the others. I was pleasantly surprised that the yarn was stiff enough to stand out on its own. Hooray for stiff cotton yarns!
I got the idea for the cupcake wrapper from the band of my Magical Slouchy Beret. I scrunched the bottom together when sewing it to the base, which is just a simple two-round circle (6 sc in round 1, 12 sc in round 2–I think I crocheted the base in rows).
The yellow cupcake bit is a slightly mounded crochet circle: 6 sc in round 1, 12 sc in round 2, 15 sc in round 3, and 20 sc in round 4. I crocheted it in the round to avoid a seam, but that meant a slightly asymmetrical cupcake.
The frosting is a crochet chain with treble, double, and single crochets going down. The treble crochet part is folded in half. The chain coiled a bit on its own, and I then sewed it to keep the coil stable. Since I fail at time management, I didn’t have time to sew on sprinkles or to make a candle. :(