Let Them Eat Cake

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Let Them Eat Cake

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Indulge with a sweet crocheted cake centerpiece.

Measurements

Single Size
Large Tier: Approx 14" [35.5 cm] in diameter x 6" [15 cm] tall. Medium Tier: Approx 12" [30.5 cm] in diameter x 6" [15 cm] tall. Small Tier: Approx 9" [23 cm] in diameter x 6" [15 cm] tall.
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The materials for this project cost $59.95

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • Single Size

Large Tier: Approx 14" [35.5 cm] in diameter x 6" [15 cm] tall. Medium Tier: Approx 12" [30.5 cm] in diameter x 6" [15 cm] tall. Small Tier: Approx 9" [23 cm] in diameter x 6" [15 cm] tall.

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Contrast A

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Rose Pink, 00046Edit Color
$14.94

Contrast B

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Tea Rose, 00042Edit Color
$12.45

Contrast C

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Soft Violet, 00093Edit Color
$7.47

Contrast D

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | White, 00001Edit Color
$4.98

Contrast E

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Robin's Egg, 01215Edit Color
$4.98

Contrast G

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Yellow, 00010Edit Color
$4.98

Amour Crochet Hook

Size G6/4mm
$7.95

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size H8/5mm
$2.20

Materials not included in this kit:

  • 2 styrofoam cake dummies 14" [35.5 cm] diameter by 3" [7.5 cm] tall
  • 2 styrofoam cake dummies 12" [30.5 cm] diameter by 3" [7.5 cm] tall
  • 2 styrofoam cake dummies 9" [23 cm] diameter by 3" [7.5 cm] tall
  • Glue
  • Optional Top Design: Small amount of Warm Brown (01130).
The materials for this project cost $59.95

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Large Tier: Approx 14" [35.5 cm] in diameter x 6" [15 cm] tall. Medium Tier: Approx 12" [30.5 cm] in diameter x 6" [15 cm] tall. Small Tier: Approx 9" [23 cm] in diameter x 6" [15 cm] tall.

MATERIALS

Lily Sugar 'n Cream (70 g/2.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
Contrast A Rose Pink (00046) 6
Contrast B Tea Rose (00042) 5
Contrast C Soft Violet (00093) 3
Contrast D White (00001) 2
Contrast E Robins Egg (01215) 2
Contrast G Yellow (00010) 2
Sizes U.S. G/6 (4 mm) and U.S. H/8 (5 mm)] crochet hooks or size needed to obtain gauge. 2 styrofoam cake dummies 14" [35.5 cm] diameter by 3" [7.5 cm] tall, 2 styrofoam cake dummies 12" [30.5 cm] diameter by 3" [7.5 cm] tall, 2 styrofoam cake dummies 9" [23 cm] diameter by 3" [7.5 cm] tall. Glue. Optional Top Design: Small amount of Warm Brown (01130).

GAUGE

12 sc and 13 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger hook and 2 strands of yarn worked tog.
13 sc and 14 rows = 4" [10 cm] with smaller hook and single strand of yarn.

INSTRUCTIONS

Cake Tiers
Note: Tiers are worked with 2 strands of yarn held tog.
Large Tier: With A, work as given below until diameter measures 14" [35.5]. Skip to turning rnd.
Medium Tier: With B, work as given below until diameter measures 12" [30.5 cm]. Skip to turning rnd.
Small Tier: With C, work as given below until diameter measures 9" [23 cm]. Skip to turning rnd.
With larger hook and 2 strands of yarn, ch 4. Join in ring with sl st to first ch.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 8 sc in ring. Join with sl st to first sc. 8 sc.
2nd rnd:Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. 16 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 24 sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 32 sc.
5th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 40 sc
6th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 48 sc.
7th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 5 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 56 sc.
8th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 64 sc.
9th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 7 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 72 sc.
10th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 80 sc.
11th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 9 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 88 sc.
12th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 5 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 5 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 96 sc.
13th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 11 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 104 sc.
14th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 6 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 112 sc.
If necessary cont as established inc 8 sts per rnd to desired diameter.
Turning rnd: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc around.
Join with sl st to first sc.
Next rnd: Ch 1. Working in both loops, 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rep last rnd until work from Turning rnd measures approx 6" [15 cm] Fasten off.

Icing (work for all Tiers)
Note: Worked with 1 strand of yarn.
With smaller hook and holding work upside down, join D with sl st to any rem front loop of Turning rnd.
1st rnd: Ch 1. Working in rem front loops of Turning rnd, (1 sc. 1 dc. 1 sc) in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Rosettes and Leaves
Note: Worked with 1 strand of yarn.

Large Rosette (make 6)
With smaller hook and G, ch 20.
1st rnd: **1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 hdc in next ch. Ch 2. Sl st in next ch. Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 2 ch. ch 2. Sl st in next ch. Ch 4. 1 tr in each of next 4 ch. Ch 3. Sl st in next ch. ** Ch 4. 1 tr in each of next 6 ch. Ch 3. Sl st in last ch. Fasten off.

Small Rosette (make 13)
With smaller hook and G, ch 12.
Work from ** to ** as given for Large Rosette. Fasten off.
Finishing: Coil foundation ch into Rosette with hdc section in center. Sew lightly to secure.

Large Leaf (make 12)
With smaller hook and E, ch 10.
1st row: 1 tr in 4th ch from hook. 1 tr in each of next 2 ch. 1 dc in next ch. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 sc in next ch. 3 sc in last ch. Working across opposite side of foundation ch, 1 sc in next ch. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 dc in next ch. 1 tr in each of next 2 ch. Ch 4. Sl st in same sp as first tr. Fasten off.

Small Leaf (make 26)
With smaller hook and E, ch 8 1st row: 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 dc in each of next 2 ch. 2 hdc in next ch. 1 sc in next ch. 3 sc in last ch. Working across opposite side of foundation ch, 1 sc in next ch. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Ch 3. Sl st in same sp as 1st dc. Fasten off.

Piping
With smaller hook and D, make a ch approx 44" [112 cm] long for Large Tier, 38" [96.5 cm] long for Medium Tier, and 28" [71 cm] long for Small Tier.

Finishing
Fit Tiers over Styrofoam forms and stack with Large Tier on bottom, Medium in middle and Small on top. Glue in place. Glue piping and Rosettes to Tiers as seen in picture: 4 Small Rosettes each with 2 Small Leaves on Small Tier, 6 Small Rosettes with 2 Small Leaves each on Medium tier and 6 Large Rosettes each with 2 Large Leaves on Large Tier. Glue rem 3 Small Rosettes with 2 Small Leaves each to top of Cake.

Optional Top Design
Draw or print message to size on paper. Glue yarn to design on paper and allow to dry. Cut out design close to yarn and glue to top of cake.