Me + Michaels + Lily Sugar ‘n Cream = Free Crochet Pattern for Cupcake Dish Cloths!


Screen shot 2014-02-14 at 4.46.40 AMOh hey! You can pick up my face and a free pattern at your local Michaels store! Lily Sugar ‘n Cream is coming out with some new, yummy, candy colors and asked me to whip up some fun crochet treats for their Sweets & Delights promo! I created two crochet projects for them, and the first one is this Cupcake Dish Cloth! I’ll post the second project here tomorrow! ;). The pattern is also available on (thank you, Elleen!).

CUpcakeDishCloth2smCupcake Dish Clothsm(Colors shown in my photos are Strawberry Shortcake (new!), Blue Cupcake (new!), Mint (new!), Soft Ecru, and Red.)

Edit: I just put up a video on YouTube to go with the pattern!


Finished Size: Approx 7½”x 8″ (19 x 20.5 cm)


Lily® Sugar’n Cream®: (Solids: 2.5 oz./70.9 ga.; 120 yds/109 m)

Sherbet (Contrast A; 1 Ball or 28 yds/25 m),

Blue Cupcake (Contrast B; 1 Ball or 26 yds/24 m),

Strawberry Shortcake (Contrast C; 1 Ball or 3 yds/2.5 m)

Crochet Hook, Size U.S. G/6 (4 mm) or Size Needed to Obtain Gauge


Gauge: 15 sc and 16 rows = 4″ (10 cm)



Note: Ch 2 at beg of row does not count as st.

Frosting: With A, ch 3 and join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

1st row: (RS). Ch 2. 4 hdc into ring. Turn.

2nd row: Ch 2. 2 hdc in each hdc to end of row. 8 hdc. Turn.

3rd row: Ch 2. (2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in next st) 3 times. (2 hdc in next st) twice. 13 hdc. Turn.

4th row: Ch 2. (2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in next 2 sts) 4 times. 2 hdc in last st. 18 hdc. Turn.

5th row: Ch 2. (2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in next 3 sts) 4 times. 2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in last st. 23 hdc. Turn.

6th row: Ch 2. (2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in next 4 sts) 4 times. 2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in last 2 sts. 28 hdc. Turn.

7th row: Ch 2. (2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in next 5 sts) 4 times. 2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in last 3 sts. 33 hdc. Turn.

8th row: Ch 2. (2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in next 6 sts) 4 times. 2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in last 4 sts. 38 hdc. Turn.

9th row: Ch 2. (2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in next 7 sts) 4 times. 2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in last 5 sts. 43 hdc.

Note: Rotate semi-circle to work along straight edge.

Edging: 1st row: (RS). Ch 1. Work 28 sc evenly across. Turn.

2nd row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 4 dc in first st. Skip next st. Sl st in next st. (Skip next st. 4 dc in next st. Skip next st. Sl st in next st) 6 times. 4 dc in last st. Join with sl st to last hdc of 9th row. Fasten off.


Cake: 1st row: (WS). Join B with sl st to first unworked front loop from 2nd row of Frosting. Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each unworked loop across. 28 sc. Turn.

2nd row: Ch 1. (Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 11 sts) twice. Sc2tog. 25 sts. Turn.

3rd and alt rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st to end of row. Turn.

4th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first 2 sts. FPhtr around next st 3 rows below. (1 sc in next 3 sts. FPhtr around next st 3 rows below) 5 times. 1 sc in last 2 sts. 25 sts. Turn.

6th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first 2 sts. Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 17 sts. Sc2tog. 1 sc in last 2 sts. 23 sts. Turn.

8th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first 2 sts. FPtr around FPhtr. (1 sc in next 3 sts. FPtr around FPhtr. 1 sc in next 2 sts. FPtr around FPhtr) twice. 1 sc in next 3 sts. FPtr around FPhtr. 1 sc in last 2 sts. 23 sts. Turn.

10th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first 2 sts. Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 15 sts. Sc2tog. 1 sc in last 2 sts. 21 sts. Turn.

12th row: Ch 1. (1 sc in next 2 sts. FPtr around FPtr) 3 times. 1 sc in next 3 sts. FPtr around FPtr 4 rows below. (1 sc in next 2 sts. FPtr around FPtr) twice. 1 sc in last 2 sts. 21 sts. Turn.

14th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in next 9 sts. Sc2tog. 1 sc in last 10 sts. 20 sts. Turn.

16th row: Ch 1. (1 sc in next 2 sts. FPtr around FPtr) 6 times. 1 sc in last 2 sts. 20 sts. Turn.

17th row: As 3rd row. Fasten off.


Cherry: With C, ch 2. 1st rnd: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join rnds.

2nd rnd:  2 sc each in each sc around. 12 sc.

3rd rnd: (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc) 6 times. 1 sc in next sc. Sl st in last sc. Fasten off, leaving 18″ (45.5 cm) end for sewing.


Stem/Loop: With C, ch 14. Join with sl st to first ch to form a loop. Fasten off, leaving 8″ (20.5 cm) end for sewing. Sew bottom of Stem/Loop to TOP and center of Frosting. Sew Cherry on top. (By sandwiching the Stem/Loop between the Frosting and the Cherry, I hoped to give the hanging loop more strength than just dangling it at the very top of either piece. Also, by leaving the Stem/Loop separate from the Cherry, you can crochet a green cherry stem if you wish!)



alt = alternate(ing)

approx = approximately

beg = beginning

ch = chain(s)

fphtr = (yoh) twice and draw up a loop around post of indicated st at front of work, inserting hook from right to left, yoh and draw through 1 loop on hook; yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook; yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook; skip stitch behind fphtr.

fptr = (yoh) twice and draw up a loop around post of indicated st at back of work, inserting hook from right to left, yoh and draw through 1 loop on hook; (yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times; skip stitch behind fptr.

hdc = half double crochet

rnd(s) = round(s)

RS = right side

sc = single crochet

sc2tog = draw up a loop in each of next 2 sts, yoh and draw through all loops on hook

sl st = slip stitch

st(s) = stitch(es)

yoh = yarn over hook

ws = wrong side

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76 Replies to “Me + Michaels + Lily Sugar ‘n Cream = Free Crochet Pattern for Cupcake Dish Cloths!”

  1. Ashley says:

    Awesome!! I hope they have this my Michaels! I’ve been hoping SnC would release new colors!! They need more!!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      The new colors are really cute! I was hoping to snap them in person and blog them, but my Michaels is kinda lame, and it seems like it never gets the promotions that I do hehehheh. I’ll keep looking around!

  2. EIleen Kovac says:

    The pattern is on Michaels website 🙂

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thank you! I edited my post!

  3. Alice says:

    I made mine all ready!!!! So cute I loooove it

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      What ! Amazing!!! YAY! What colors did you use?

      1. Alice says:

        I used brown for the cake and a purple blue green mix for the frosting it’s so cute!!! Thanks for the pattern!!

  4. CookieLu says:

    Oh thank you for another free pattern! I simply adore your designs and want to do them all. Please publish another book and please put the hamburger scarf in it, pleeeaaase!!! Thank you!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I’m working on book #2, but we’ll see what happens! Thank you!

  5. Julie Wilson says:

    Hi there,

    working on this pattern and I am having a little bit of trouble. Do you have a video on exactly how to put this together. I got the frosting part done and I am having trouble with the cake part. Thank you so much.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I am going to work on a video this week! 🙂

    2. amanda says:

      me too! i hope the video comes out soon! i cant seem to figure out where to attach my cake! eeeee.

  6. Bubbline says:

    This cute design is what pushed me into crochet! I saw the pattern hanging from a rack in a Michaels and it was just too adorable not to attempt making.

    Maybe this is a dumb beginner question, but I’m wondering if there’s a specific way to do the frosting’s edging. I know it’s 28 sc, but am I supposed to spot specific stitches to go through? Or I just go with the flow and put them anywhere as long as it looks kinda even and that I end up with 28 sc?

    Thanks! I loooove everything you do and I already can’t wait to try your other patterns. I’ll definitely buy your book.

  7. Kitty says:

    I picked the pattern up at Michael’s because of how cute it is! I just finished it, but it did have trouble with the cake part. I’m hoping when you do the video it will help me out. I’m going to try another one to see if I improve. Thanks for the cute pattern.

  8. Melanie says:

    can’t wait to finish this pattern… but I too am struggling with the cake 🙁 SO ADORABE!!! Can’t wait for video 🙂

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I keep waiting for a sunny day that I’m home to shoot the video, so the lighting will be good! Eep!

  9. ariana says:

    If I wanted to use this as a potholder, would you recommend I make 2 and sew them together or would just the one be ok?

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I think you would need to sew 2 together, but I’ve not actually tried these out as potholders before!

    2. Colleen says:

      Did you try this? I want to make these as potholders for gifts and am wondering if it worked out?

    3. Karamia says:

      I did this it worked great for anyone who come across this and is wondering I love it made a whole matching set

  10. Lyne says:

    I am working on this pattern and I am having a little bit of problem. I got the frosting part done and I am having trouble with the cake part.
    1st row: work 1 sc in each unworked loop across. Which loop are you talking???
    3rd and alt rows. What that mean exactly. Because there is no instruction for rows 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15. Which row should we work

    Thank you for your help

    Thank you so much.


    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Question 1: Your last frosting row was worked in back loops only, so you work the first Cake row in the front loops that remain. I have a video up on Youtube which may help:

      Question 2: The instruction for 3rd and alt rows is to work sc/single crochet evenly across. So every odd or alt row is just working single crochet evenly across.

  11. Anna says:

    I love your cupcake pattern, just saw your video….very well done!!!
    Could you come to our local MICHAEL ‘S and do a DEMO????

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Where are you located? I’m not sure if Michaels has guests come to do demos or if they fly anyone in.

  12. Sarah says:

    Your leaflet in Michaels totally inspired me to take up crocheting. And this video made it possible. I’ve also taken your advice and learned to read patterns. I went to a yarn shop and got a stitch how-to. The cloth turned out so well. And to think that a month ago, I’d never crocheted! Thank you so much for being an inspiration, and an excellent teacher.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Sarah!! Thank you so much for your feedback. You truly made my day!! I’m so excited that you started crocheting, and I’m really impressed that you were able to tackle the cupcake dish cloth as a beginner. You are going to have so much fun crocheting future projects! YAY!!!!

  13. Imani Manuo says:


    the Cupcake Dish Cloths are so sweet.
    Thank you so much for the free pattern. It is well-written and was a pleasure to follow.
    I´ve crocheted three Dish Cloths and will do some more.
    You can have a look on my result on my German website on
    Stay kawaii!

    Imani Manuo

  14. Korinda says:

    I love this pattern it’s so cute. If I wanted to make one a little bit smaller for classroom decorations how would I go about doing that?

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Hi! I don’t have time at the moment to create a smaller pattern, but if you want a really smaller cupcake pattern, check out the garland pattern from the RockNRollBride website 🙂

  15. Ruth says:

    Hi i seen this pattern at Michaels awhile ago put they didn’t have any free patterns left so I didn’t get a chance to make one. Put then I found your video on how to make it. I really enjoyed making it it was so much fun. I wish you would come out with a book with all those cake tissue boxes I’m sure other people would enjoy that too. Put what I was wondering is how would you suggest to make it into a towel topper. I’m asking because I just found some really cute cupcake towels. And do you have your book out in book stores?

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      HI! Did you see my http://www.TissueBoxBakery website? It has a couple of the tissue box patterns on it :).

      I am not sure if there is a quick fix to turn it into a towel-topper. I’m sorry!!! I have a feeling there may be some patterns already out there for that. Try!

      My book came out in 2010, so it was in a lot of major stores back then. But it’s been a few years now, plus, it’s basically sold out, so it will be hard to find in stores or online.

  16. Monica Mikes says:

    Thank you so much for posting this pattern and the video on youtube. I finished my cupcake dish cloth today. I’m so proud of myself and learn lots of new techniques thanks to you!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      YAY!! I’m so glad you had fun with the pattern!

  17. Gloria Hernandez says:

    Hello, I just saw your video for the cupcake dishcloth I’m trying to read patterns and for the frosting I nailed it. When I came across the part for the fphtr and the fptr it doesn’t say to skip behind the fphtr or fptr WHY? and what does alt mean in crochet instructions it also doesn’t say to work on rows 5 7 9 11 13 15 thank you loved the visual for the dishcloth video but I would loved to know WHY there were missing instructions thank you

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      The pattern was edited in-house by someone at Michaels or the CYC, and I’m sure they have their own methods for editing/writing patterns. You are instructed to skip the stitch behind the FP stitches in the abbreviations section, and also for the odd-numbered rows, the pattern says. “3rd and alt rows, Ch 1, 1 sc in each st to end of row. Turn.” So all the “alt” rows refer to the rows you felt were missing. So ultimately nothing is missing in the pattern, it just might be written a way that is unfamiliar? Thanks so much!

  18. Megan Cook says:

    AHH!! HELP! I just cannot get the frosting rightnon this pattern. Mine always comes out curved not straight across at the bottm like yours is. I can’t even move on to the cake part. I’ve watched your video and followed along several times as well as following the pattern. Please help i don’t know what im doing wrong.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Hmmmmm it’s hard for me to offer help without any kind of visual?

  19. Elaine says:

    Could you give us a link to the pattern on the Michaels website. I can’t find it 🙁
    I love your bright designs!!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Hi! Since Michaels revamped their website to incorporate e-commerce, they completely wiped their pattern section and started over, so I think right now, my blog is the place to find this pattern :).

      1. Elaine says:

        Thank you so much for replying to my question. I have Pinned the cupcake dishcloth pattern. 🙂

  20. Magan says:

    I love this pattern! I use the video every time I make this cute little cupcake! It’s a fantastic gift 🙂
    The sad part is that all I can find are the regular colors of Sugar’n Cream. In store and online. The link that you have posted to by from michaels doesn’t work. When I click on it, it says: page not found (on the michaels website)

    How do we find these beautiful bright colors that you are using?

    Thanks so much!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      The colors I’m using in the video are ones that I can usually find at Michaels. The pattern was written for a special promo of springtime pastel colors, which were never even available online and only at some stores (not the ones close to me!). Sorry about that!

  21. Yvette says:

    Just completed a trial run of this cute cupcake. I had a few colors in my stash. It came out great. Hope my Local Michael’s has the new colors. Thanks.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Unfortunately, I believe the new colors were just seasonal!

  22. Melissa says:

    Do I need to use this yarn or can I use super saver? I have a lot of that! I wanted to use up my stash! Thank you!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      You can use whatever you’d like, but I think that people like cotton for dish cloths because cotton is absorbent?

  23. Arlette says:

    It’s so cute but I have a request. In your videos can you do it slower? Please. I’m just learning and it’s very difficult for me. Thanks

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Hi! The beauty of the videos is that everyone can pause and re-wind and re-play any portion that they like, and I don’t have to work super slow for a 3-hour long video. I think that would be prohibitive.

  24. Sandy says:

    I was making this cute pattern by printing it out from here as Michael’s did not have any free leaflets left, but the cake portion is missing row 7,9,11,13 & 15. I looked on Pinterest too and cannot find a corrected one to print. Or are the rows just labeled wrong? Help.

    1. Sandy says:

      Whoops! I see it now…Row 3 says “and alt rows” . I watched the video and wrote it all down. Thank you. It turned out great!

      1. TwinkieChan says:

        Was about to reply, but you got it! 🙂 I know they didn’t highlight that very well and it trips up a few people!

        1. Anonymous says:

          Can we sell our finished products made from this pattern?

          1. TwinkieChan says:

            Hi, sure! If you could mention that I am the designer and link back to my site, that would be amazing.

  25. s says:

    Is it OK with you if we make these and sell our finished product? If it is ok, what do you think is a fair price?

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Yes, and if you could note that I am the designer of the pattern, that would be great. Figuring out the cost, though, is up to you guys :).

  26. Kate says:

    Can we sell our finished product?

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Hi, sure! If you could note that I’m the designer and link back to my site, that would be amazing.

  27. Sandy says:

    You and your patterns are so adorable!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      You’re so sweet! Thank yoU!

  28. karen brathwaite says:

    Hi, Ms. Twinkie I just wanted to let you know that I completed my second cupcake dishcloth and now I’m confident that I can do a front post stitch on the front part of the cupcake, and since you mentioned to me that about the Lily’s Sugar and Cream yarn and some of the colors that were not available, we’ll I took your advice and picked up the Creme DE LA Creme yarn and it works out just great. So thank you and God bless.

  29. Beth R says:

    THANK YOU! I made my first 2 cupcakes from your YouTube video, I’m been thinking more about what you said, and I need to learn how to read patterns and open the door of opportunities. Starting with your pattern, I plan on starting today’s cupcake with the written pattern. Thank you making beautiful things and for getting me out of my comfort zone.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Aw, that makes me so happy to hear!!! I know it’s frustrating for a lot of people, but I truly think it will be worth it! Good luck!

  30. Barb says:

    Thank you so much for your pattern and video. I am a beginner but I have been able to make 2 cupcake dishcloths easily. I love them!! Looking forward to more patterns and videos. Thanks again!! 🙂

  31. Ekaterina Loeffelbein says:

    Where on Michael’s is this pattern? I can’t find it and I would like to download or print it out

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Hi, the pattern is available on this blog post. It was originally available as an actual paper flyer in Michaels stores. I’m not sure if it’s on the website at this point.

  32. Trista T Tyler says:

    I love this part and used it for my daughters name. Thank you very much❤️

  33. Karamia Meader says:

    For those who are wondering this pattern works great if you make two and stitch them together to make potholders no filler I made myself a whole matching set

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