Cupcake Doll – Knit Pattern

Cupcake Topsy-Turvy Doll - Knit Pattern

I have been ramping up my knitting skills to take my Crochet Cupcake Doll Pattern and convert it to Knit so that more yarn enthusiasts could enjoy my creation. If you happen to be a child of the 90s like I was, then perhaps this doll will bring back some familiarity. They were a series of dolls with plastic skirts which when turned inside out transformed into edible goodies with their hats becoming the icing. They were also scented. I thought wouldn’t they be cute and fun in crochet and knit, too! This pattern is beginner friendly and has instructions to create it flat and in the round so that knitters of any level of experience can create this adorable doll.


  • Worsted weight yarn in a skin color.
    (I used Hobby Lobby’s I love this Cotton! in Antique White)
  • Worsted weight yarn for the dress (skirt, top).
  • Worsted weight yarn for frosting and cake hat.
  • Worsted weight yarn for hair.
  • Small amount of embroidery thread for smile (black or red
  • (Optional) small amount of worsted weight yarn in red for cherry.
  • Size US 6 (4.0mm) Double-Pointed Needles (DPNs) or Long Cable using the “Magic Loop Method” (for in round instructions)
  • Size US 6 (4.0mm) Knitting Needles (for flat instructions)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Polyfil Stuffing
  • 6mm eyes (or black yarn to make eyes)

Stitches in this pattern:

Cupcake Topsy-Turvy Doll - Knit Pattern


Doll – 7” tall when standing
(without the hat)
Cupcake – 4
½” tall with frosting
Gauge: 6 sts x 6 rows = 1” x 1” worked in St st
Gauge is less important in this type of project.
Flat Instructions – ❤♡♡♡ – Beginner
Round Instructions – ❤❤♡♡ – Advanced Beginner


st(s) – stitch(es)
k = knit
p = Purl
st st – stockinette stitch
kfb – knit front and back (increase)

k2tog = knit 2 together (decrease)
p2tog = purl 2 together (decrease)
WS – Wrong Side (typically the purl side)
RS – Right Side (typically the knit side)
beg – Begin

Special Stitches:

kfb – knit front and back (increase)

Knit the stitch as normal, but don’t let it drop off the needle. Move your right needle around and insert it in the back of the same stitch. Knit the stitch again, this time letting the original stitch slide off the needle. Check out this Tutorial for more information.

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