Delicious Desserts C2C CAL: The C2C Cupcake Afghan Square

[Image description] A top down look at the C2C Cupcake Afghan Square with skeins of yarn on the left bottom side and a white woman's hand holding the right bottom corner

Is it me or did January just fly by? I swear I was just wishing people a happy new year and now we’re starting this year’s CAL! Which is a good thing, because who else is super excited for all these new squares? And to kick off this year’s theme it’s a sweet treat, C2C Cupcake Afghan Square. I hope you like it!
So, if you’ve been following along on Instagram this year’s CAL theme is sweets… well it’s the 2022 Delicious Desserts C2C CAL by Divine Debris. Full of some of mine (and yours) favorite sweet snacks that I can graph convincingly in yarn. I wanted to start the year off with a bang and feature one of my favorite treats, although I will admit it’s been a while since I had one, a cupcake! This square is super simple and features 5 – 6 colors (you can use an optional 6th for the sprinkles, that’s up to you) and requires you to know how to change colors in C2C but comes together quick. I just wanted to make something that would put a smile on someone’s face. I hope I did that.

And now, for this year’s CAL you can expect 12 sweet themed squares that will be 16″ (which will make my final blanket 48″ x 64″) and each of them released on the final Tuesday of every month. I’ve got some good ideas for cookies, cakes, pies, and even a couple that might surprise you. Well, surprise and delight you because I love sweets and think they’re so cute. I mean, think of all the bright and fun colors you can make these squares in! Who won’t love that? So… If you have any sweets you’d like to see, please feel free to comment with them.
Side note: it was going to be “Sweet treats CAL” but, alas, I received an email from someone who said they were making a sweet treats CAL and they were using C2C and, the cherry on top, their first square was a cupcake. Well, that was super awkward but I had already started on mine, and I was excited about my cupcake square, so I changed the name of the CAL to keep them separate. Not to mention, the more the merrier, right? I hope we all have a fun year of sweets ahead of us.
I hope you like this year’s theme and join in using the hashtag #DeliciousDessertsC2CCAL and #DivineDebris so I can share your makes!

Want more CALs? Check out 2021’s Plant CAL here, 2020’s C2C Coffee CAL, 2019’s Coffee Tapestry Squares, and the 2018’s Tapestry Afghan Squares.

I hope you all are healthy and happy and like this new design. Please be kind to one and other, wear your masks, wash your hands, and be safe friends!

Please note: I was provided the yarn for this pattern by Lion Brand Yarn for the purposes of making the C2C Cupcake Afghan Square, without compensation. I wasn’t provided the yarn with the expectations of positive or negative reviews but I did enjoy using this yarn, I’ve used it many times and it’s always a great worsted acrylic yarn.


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[Image description] A top down look at an unfinished C2C Cupcake Afghan Square with skeins of yarn on the left top side and a white woman's hand holding the right bottom corner

-Details-
12 squares (one each month)
16″ x 16″
New square will be released on the last Tuesday of each month
Graphs will be free on my blog (although there will be pdfs available for purchase for the written instructions)
Use the tag #DeliciousDessertsC2CCAL or #DivineDebris so I can see the projects – I might share them on my social media

Where to buy the C2C Cupcake Afghan Square

COMING SOON

Level

Intermediate (must know how to C2C and read a graph)

Materials

Gauge

  • 5 squares x 5 rows = 4” (blocked)

Notes

[Image description] A top down flat lay of the C2C Cupcake Afghan Square with blue frosting, a red cherry on top and light blue sprinkles

Finished product dimensions (measurements may vary by gauge and yarn used)
Approx 16″ x 16″

Graph for C2C Cupcake Afghan Square

Key: Color A is white, color B is teal, color C is tan, color D is blue, and color E is red.

[Image description] Graph of the C2C Cupcake Afghan Square

Optional: using a contrasting color, cut small pieces of yarn and tie them along the blue icing section of the cupcake to create sprinkles.

Seaming

I plan on using the join method I used on my Concentric Squares Throw to join this new CAL, you can check it out here.

Don’t forget, you can buy an ad-free pdf of the written instructions for this pattern in my Ravelry shop or in my LoveCrafts shop (coming soon).

Tada! There it is, the C2C Cupcake Afghan Square! I hope you love it and use the hashtag #DivineDebris on Instagram and I’ll share it in my stories!

Learn to make the fun and easy C2C Cupcake Afghan Square from the 2022 Delicious Desserts C2C CAL by DivineDebris.com

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