Well, July 12 is here, and time for another one of my original patterns as promised. Sorry I am posting this so late in the day, but I literally just finished it.
I designed this cake for 4 very special people. It is for our second daughter, and our grandson who both share a birthday later this month. And is a tribute to my sweet Auntie who passed away at the end of June, and her grandson who is celebrating his b-day this week. She was way too young to have to have left us…only 56…and she was such a sweet and caring person…who did everything for everyone.
When I was a teenager she made me a cake most years for my b-day, just to name one out of many, many things she did for and with me…so I thought I’d try to replicate one of the unique ones she made for me…and that is why this pattern has come to be. She made a chocolate cake with wintergreen Life Savers all over it, so I thought that would be a fun one to create.
R.I.P Auntie and Happy birthday to our 3 special July b-day babies! This one is for all of you!
And if this is your b-day month…Happy Birthday to you, too!
Thought you’d like to see a pic of this one. 😉
Crocheted Chocolate Cake with Life Savers
©July 12, 2012
I used warm brown and white WW 4 ply yarn, and an “I” crochet hook, and a “C” hook. But I am thinking you could use whatever color you like, and if you want to use a different type of yarn, just choose the correct size crochet hooks for the yarn you have chosen to use.
With warm brown (or whatever color you’ve chosen for your cake and an “I” hook) CH3 (counts as CH and first HDC), do 11 HDC in the 3rd CH from hook, join with an SL St to the top of BEG CH 3. (12 HDC)
RND 1: CH 2 (counts as HDC at the BEG of any RND that calls for it), HDC in the same CH as joining, do 2 HDC in each HDC around, SL ST to the top of BEG CH 3, (24 HDC).
RND 2: CH 3 (counts as first DC on any round that calls for it), do 1 DC in each HDC around, join with a SL ST to top of BEG 3, (24 DC).
RND 3: CH 2, 1 HDC in same CH, do 2 HDC in each DC around, join with SL ST at the top of BEG CH 2, Turn work, (48 HDC.
RND 4: Working in Front Loops Only this round, SL ST in first CH, 1 TR in same CH, SL ST in next CH *SL St in next CH, 1 TR in same CH, SL ST in next CH. REP from * around, SL ST in BEG SL ST, Turn Work (24 Decorative STs; 24 SL ST).
RND 5: Working in unworked CH from previous RND, SL ST into first CH, CH 1, SC in same CH, SC in each CH around, SL ST in frist SC, Turn work (48 SC).
RND 6: CH 3, 1 DC in each SC around, SL St in top of BEG CH 3, (48 DC).
RND 7: CH 1, SC in same ST, SC in next 11 DC, SC DEC next 2 DC TOG, * SC in next 11 DC, SC next 2 DC TOG, REP around, SL ST in first SC, (44 SC).
RND 8: CH 3, DC in each SC around, SL ST in top of BEG of CH 3, (44 DC).
RND 9: CH 1, SC in same BEG CH, SC in next 8 DC, SC DEC next 2 DC TOG, * SC in next 9 DC, SC DEC next 2 DC TOG, REP from * around, SL ST in first SC, (40 SC), Fasten off.
Top of Cake:
With warm brown (or whatever color you have chosen) and an “I” hookCH 3, 9 HDC in 3rd CH from hook. sL ST in top of BEG CH 3, (10 HDC).
RND 1: CH 2, HDC in same ST, 2 HDC in each HDC around, SL ST in top of CH 2, (20 HDC).
RND 2: CH 3, 1 DC in each HDC around, SL ST in top of CH 3, (20 DC).
RND 3: CH 2, HDC in same ST, 2 HDC in each DC around, SL ST in top of CH 2, (40 HDC).
RND 4: CH 1, SC in same ST, 1 SC in each HDC around, SL ST in first SC, (40 SC), Fasten off leaving enough of a tail for sewing onto bottom of the cake.
With white (or whatever color you choose) and a “C” hook CH 8, join to form a ring, CH 1, do 12 SC in ring, SL ST in first SC, (12 SC), Fasten off leaving a long enough tail to sew onto cake.
Make as many as you’d like to have on your cake.
Sew Life Savers on to sides of bottom half of cake, and on top of the top of your cake. Stuff bottom half of cake, and sew top half to bottom half of cake. Fasten off. Weave in ends that didn’t already get crocheted in.
Be blessed and stay creative!