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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Trendy Fondant Cake


I DO NOT claim any pattern as my own , I am simply sharing patterns that I find & think that others will enjoy. The link where I find the patterns are included!!

Since we are so close to Valentines & it is one of my favorite times of the year.....my birthday is also in February (13th....missed it by a day lol) I thought it would be neat to share some Valentine patterns & share our results.....so if you have some patterns that you would like to share please do so :)





 ©2010 Coats & Clark
P.O. Box 12229
Greenville, SC 29612-0229
For more ideas & inspiration -
Trendy Fondant Cake
LW2466
Designed by Nancy Anderson
Cake measures 21” tall x 16” diameter.
RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 2 skeins each 316 Soft
White A and 774 Light Raspberry C; 1 skein each 319
Cherry Red B, 376 Burgundy D, 624 Tea Leaf E.
Crochet Hooks: 5mm [US H-8], 3.75mm [US F-5].
Yarn needle, 3 bags polyester filler, stitch marker, red felt,
cardboard.
Optional: velcro® hook and loop fastener, 8”, 12”, and 16”
diameter round cardboard cake boards, quilt batting and
water soluble pen.
GAUGE: 20 sts = 4”; 20 rounds = 4” in sc with larger hook.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
NOTES
(1) Cake consists of 3 layers that are worked separately in
continuous rounds. Layers are then sewn together or they
can be fastened together using optional Velcro strips.
(2) Cake layers measure 8”, 12”, and 16” in diameter by 5”
tall. They are worked from the top down. The bottom piece
of each cake layer is worked separately and sewn on in
order to provide adequate opening for inserting cardboard
forms and stuffing.
(3) Fondant stripes in bottom layer are worked by carrying
the non-working yarn along the back of the piece and
working stitch around the non-working yarn as rounds are worked.
(4) For smooth, cake-like appearance firm stuffing is
required. In addition, optional cake boards or cardboard
cutouts wrapped in a layer of quilt batting can be used at
the top and bottom of each layer for additional firmness
and shape. Each layer uses 2 cutouts: one each for top
and bottom.
(5) Flowers, hearts, and diamond embellishments are
worked separately and attached by sewing to the cake,
using matching yarn or thread.
Special Abbreviations
inc (increase) = 2 sc in next st.
sc2tog = [draw up a loop in next st] twice, yo and draw
through all 3 loops on hook.
Cake
Top Layer (8” Diameter)
Round 1: With larger hook and A, ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch
from hook; join with a slip st in first sc – 6 sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, [inc] 6 times; do NOT join – 12 sc. Work
in continuous rounds until otherwise indicated. Mark
beginning of each round and move marker up each round.
Round 3: [Inc, sc in next sc] 6 times – 18 sc.
Round 4: [Inc, sc in next 2 sc] 6 times – 24 sc.
Round 5: [Inc, sc in next 3 sc] 6 times – 30 sc.
Round 6: [Inc, sc in next 4 sc] 6 times – 36 sc.
Round 7: [Inc, sc in next 5 sc] 6 times – 42 sc.
Round 8: [Inc, sc in next 6 sc] 6 times – 48 sc.
Round 9: [Inc, sc in next 7 sc] 6 times – 54 sc.
Round 10: [Inc, sc in next 8 sc] 6 times – 60 sc.
Round 11: [Inc, sc in next 9 sc] 6 times – 66 sc.
Round 12: [Inc, sc in next 10 sc] 6 times – 72 sc.
Round 13: [Inc, sc in next 11 sc] 6 times – 78 sc.
Round 14: [Inc, sc in next 12 sc] 6 times – 84 sc.
Round 15: [Inc, sc in next 13 sc] 6 times – 90 sc.
Round 16: [Inc, sc in next 14 sc] 6 times – 96 sc.
Round 17: [Inc, sc in next 15 sc] 6 times – 102 sc.
Round 18: Sc in back loops only of each sc around; join
with a slip st in first sc.
Rounds 19-33: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join.
Bobble Round 34: * [Yo and draw up a loop in front loop]
3 times in same front loop, yo and draw through all 7 loops
on hook, ch 1 tightly, slip st in front loop of next st; repeat
from * around. Fasten off.
Top Layer Bottom Piece
Repeat Rounds 1-17 of Top Layer. Fasten off.
Middle Layer (12” Diameter)
Rounds 1-17: Repeat Rounds 1-17 of Top Layer.
Round 18: [Inc, sc in next 16 sc] 6 times – 108 sc
.Round 19: [Inc, sc in next 17 sc] 6 times – 114 sc.
Round 20: [Inc, sc in next 18 sc] 6 times – 120 sc.
Round 21: [Inc, sc in next 19 sc] 6 times – 126 sc.
Round 22: [Inc, sc in next 20 sc] 6 times – 132 sc.
Round 23: [Inc, sc in next 21 sc] 6 times – 138 sc.
Round 24: [Inc, sc in next 22 sc] 6 times – 144 sc.
Round 25: [Inc, sc in next 23 sc] 6 times – 150 sc.
Round 26: [Inc, sc in next 24 sc] 6 times – 156 sc.
Round 27: [Inc, sc in next 25 sc] 6 times – 162 sc.
Round 28: Sc in back loops only of each sc around; join
with a slip st in first sc.
Rounds 29-47: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join.
Round 48: Repeat Bobble Round 34 of Top Layer.
Middle Layer Bottom Piece
Repeat Rounds 1-27 of Middle Layer. Fasten off.
Bottom Layer (16” Diameter)
Rounds 1-27: With C, repeat Rounds 1-27 of Middle
Layer.
Round 28: [Inc, sc in next 26 sc] 6 times – 168 sc.
Round 29: [Inc, sc in next 27 sc] 6 times – 174 sc.
Round 30: [Inc, sc in next 28 sc] 6 times – 180 sc.
Round 31: [Inc, sc in next 29 sc] 6 times – 186 sc.
Round 32: [Inc, sc in next 30 sc] 6 times – 192 sc.
Round 33: [Inc, sc in next 31 sc] 6 times – 198 sc.
Round 34: [Inc, sc in next 32 sc] 6 times – 204 sc.
Round 35: [Inc, sc in next 33 sc] 6 times – 210 sc.
Round 36: [Inc, sc in next 34 sc] 6 times – 216 sc.
Round 37: [Inc, sc in next 35 sc] 6 times – 222 sc.
Round 38: [Inc, sc in next 36 sc] 6 times – 228 sc.
Round 39: Sc in back loops only of each sc around; join
with a slip st in first sc.
Round 40: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join.
Rounds 41-55: * Working over C with D, sc in 19 sc
changing to C in 19th sc, working over D with C, sc in 19
sc changing to D in 19th sc; repeat from * around; join.
Round 56: With C, repeat Bobble Round 34 of Top Layer.
Bottom Layer Bottom Piece
Repeat Rounds 1-38 of Bottom Layer. Fasten off.
Heart Topper (Make 2)
Row 1 (Wrong Side): With smaller hook and B, ch 2; 8 sc
in 2nd ch from hook; turn – 8 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, [inc] 8 times; turn – 16 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, [sc in next sc, inc] 3 times, sc in next 4 sc,
[inc, sc in next sc] 3 times; turn – 22 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, [inc, sc in next 2 sc] twice, inc,
sc in next 6 sc, [inc, sc in next 2 sc] twice, inc, sc in last sc;
turn – 28 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, [sc in 3 sc, inc] 3 times, sc in next 4 sc, [inc,
sc in next 3 sc] 3 times; turn – 34 sc.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, [inc] twice, sc in next 12 sc,
[inc] twice, sc in next 12 sc, [inc] twice, sc in last 2 sc; turn
– 40 sc.
Row 7: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 6 sc, [inc] twice, sc in
next 22 sc, [inc] twice, sc in next 5 sc, skip next sc, sc in
last sc; turn – 42 sc.
Row 8: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 3 sc, [inc] 3 times, sc
in next 28 sc, [inc] 3 times, sc in next 2 sc, skip next sc, sc
in last sc; turn – 46 sc.
Row 9: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 4 sc, inc, sc in next 2
sc, inc, sc in next 28 sc, inc, sc in next 2 sc, inc, sc in next
3 sc, skip next sc, sc in last sc; turn – 48 sc.
Row 10: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 5 sc, inc, sc in next 3
sc, inc, sc in next 26 sc, inc, sc in next 3 sc, inc, sc in nex
4 sc, skip next sc, sc in last sc; turn – 50 sc.
Row 11: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 7 sc, inc, sc in next 2
sc, inc, sc in next 26 sc, inc, sc in next 2 sc, inc, sc in next
6 sc, skip next sc, sc in last sc; turn – 52 sc.
Row 12: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 24 sc, [inc] twice,
sc in next 23 sc, skip next sc, sc in last sc; do NOT turn;
working across row ends, work 7 sc evenly to center of
heart, slip st in middle of heart, work 7 sc evenly across
next row ends; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
Small Heart (Make 10)
Row 1: With smaller hook and B, ch 4; sc in 2nd ch from
hook and next 2 ch; turn – 3 sc.
Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Next Round: Working around entire piece, ch 1, sc in first
2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rotate, sc in next row end, 2 sc in
next row end, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 row
ends; join – 13 sc.
Next Round: Working around the top 2 sides of the
square just made, ch 1, skip first sc, 5 dc in next sc, skip
next sc, slip st in space between 2 corner sc, skip next sc,
5 dc in next sc, skip next sc, slip st in next sc. Fasten off,
leaving long tail for sewing to cake.
Rose (Make 3)
Row 1: With smaller hook and B, ch 41; sc in 2nd ch from
hook and in each ch across; turn – 40 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, [inc, sc in next sc] 3 times, [2 hdc in next sc]
3 times, slip st in next 2 sc, [2 hdc in next sc, hdc in next
sc] 3 times, slip st in next 2 sc, hdc in next sc, [2 dc in next
sc] 8 times, slip st in next 2 sc, hdc in next 2 sc, dc in next
4 sc, hdc in next 4 sc; turn – 57 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in first 4 hdc,
[2 hdc in next st] twice, [2 dc in next st] 3 times, sc in next
4 sts, hdc in next st, [2 hdc in next st] twice, [2 dc in next
st] 3 times, slip st in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, [2 dc in
next st] 5 times, slip st in next st, skip next st, slip st in next
st, 2 hdc in next st, [2 dc in next st] 7 times, slip st in next
st, skip next st, [sc2tog] 3 times, [2 hdc in next st] 3 times,
[sc2tog] 4 times; do NOT turn; rotate piece to work across
row ends; work 3 sc across row ends, work sc2tog across
foundation ch to gather. Fasten off leaving long tail for
finishing.
Leaves (Make 3)
With smaller hook and E, ch 6; join with a slip st to form a
ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, 2 sc in each ch around – 12 sc.
Rounds 2-6: Sc in each sc around.
Round 7: [Sc2tog, sc in next sc] 4 times – 8 sc.
Round 8: [Sc2tog] 4 times – 4 sc.
Round 9: [Sc2tog] twice – 2 sc. Fasten off, closing sts and
weaving end. Leave long tail for finishing.
Diamond Embellishments (Make 6)
Row 1: With larger hook and D, ch 10; sc in 2nd ch from
hook and in each ch across; turn – 9 sc.
Rows 2-9: Ch 1, sc in ea sc across; turn.
Begin Next Diamond: Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and
in each ch across; turn – 9 sc.
Repeat Rows 2-9. Fasten off.
Finishing
Place cake Layer top side down on a flat surface. Insert
cardboard round, if using optional quilt batting, wrap
cardboard round first, then place inside the piece.
Sew Bottom Piece to Layer, whip-stitching through
remaining loop of Bobble Round and both loops of last
round of Bottom Piece until it is a little over half way
attached. Insert 2nd cardboard round. Begin stuffing
firmly. Continue to sew and stuff the piece, smoothing
the stuffing along the sides of the cake. Make certain the
first cardboard round and stuffing is evenly placed by rearranging
stuffing and cardboard as needed. Repeat for
other 2 layers.
If using optional Velcro® to attach layers, attach 4” lengths
using sewing needle and thread: for heart topper and top
layer use 3 lengths, middle use 5, and for bottom use 7 or
more Velcro lengths.
Heart and Diamond Embellishments
Pin small hearts equally spaced around the outside of the
top layer. Sew in place.
Pin diamonds around the middle layer. Sew in place.
Roses and Leaves
Gather roses. Using long yarn tail, wind roses into spirals,
tack in place. Leave remaining yarn tail for attaching to
cake. Attach leaves to underside of roses using yarn tail.
Heart Topper
Using water soluble marker, sketch desired number onto
crocheted heart. Embroider with coordinating yarn using a
satin stitch.
Lay crocheted heart on red felt, trace around heart and cut
out. Make 2. Use felt cut out to trace heart onto cardboard
and cut out. Sandwich crochet heart, felt heart, cardboard,
felt heart and 2nd crocheted heart together. Join heart
edges through the 2 heart layers; ch 1 and matching st
for st, sc through both crocheted heart layers in each sc
around; join. Fasten off, leaving one yarn tail.
©2010 Coats & Clark
P.O. Box 12229
Greenville, SC 29612-0229
For more ideas & inspiration -
Stack and fasten the cake layers. Attach 3 roses in circular
fashion in middle of the top layer. Sew the heart topper in
place by anchoring to the rose petals, using yarn tails.
RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: Art. E300
available in Solid 7 oz (198 g), 364 yd
(333 m); multicolor and print 5 oz (141 g),
244 yd (223 m), flecks 5 oz (141 g) 260 yds
(238 m) skeins.
ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, C, etc. = color A, B, C, etc.;
ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double
crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet;
st(s) = stitch (es); yo = yarn over; * or ** = repeat
whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [ ] = work
directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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1 comments:

Shelley said...

Wow this is so pretty but,looks like its difficult to make...bet,you wouldn't have any trouble making it though :) Blessings