We have a bit of a soft spot for knitted food, but when it serves a functional purpose as well we can only just contain ourselves! This cupcake pin cushion from Simply Knitting issue 106 is large enough that you won’t lose your trusty pins, and so delicious that your friends will all want one of their own. You may find that you are taking orders…


Designer Faye Perriam-Reed says it's the perfect project if you're new to knitting in the round on DPNs: “Using an i-cord cast on means that you don’t have to join in the round and so there’s no worry about twisting your stitches," she explains. "It’s also small enough that you’ll be able to see your success in no time at all.”

This is a great pattern to start with if you’ve never used DPNs before.
Designer Faye Perriam-Reed

You will need:

  • Rowan, Pure Wool 4ply (100% superwash wool, 50g/160m) 1 ball of each: Vintage (449), Porcelain (412). Approx 5g Toffee (453) (or similar colour 4ply yarn)
  • A set of 3mm DPNs
  • A tapestry needle
  • A set of candy coloured dressmaking pins
  • A 5cm diameter circle of card
  • Polypropylene granules
  • Polyester toy stuffing

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Cupcake Pincushion Pattern PDF

Cupcake pincushion pattern


Faye Perriam Reed
Faye Perriam-ReedKnitting Designer & Technical Editor

Faye Perriam-Reed is a knitwear designer and technical editor, having worked and designed for both The Knitter and Simply Knitting. She enjoys exploring construction and finishing techniques to achieve neater results.

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