Crochet breakfast-themed scarf and mitts
Approx. 100g (1 ball) each of DK weight 100% acrylic yarn in cream, tan, red, white, and dark red. We used Sirdar Hayfield Bonus DK in Aran (993), Wheat (816), Merlot (835), White (812), Claret (84) 25g (1 ball) DK weight yarn in gold. We used Sirdar Hayfield Bonus Toytime DK in Sunflower (978) 4mm (G/6) crochet hook Tapestry needle
Sc14 measures 4" with a 4mm (G/6) hook
US terms throughout
BLO back loops only
ch(s) chain(s) sc single crochet dc double crochet
hdc half double crochet sk skip sl st slip stitch st(s) stitch(es) trc triple crochet () Work what’s inside the parentheses into one stitch
** Work what’s inside the stars as many times as indicated
Wake up your outfit with Twinkie chan’s crocheted novelties. What better way to celebrate a
love of tasty toast and jam than wrapping yourself up in it? Plus you can keep your hands snuggly while texting your friends for a brunch date with her fingerless egg and bacon mittens. You only need to master a few basic crochet stitches for these gourmet garments, so let’s get cracking.
Toast (make approx. 15)
You can add or subtract pieces of toast to achieve your desired scarf length. With cream, ch15.
Row 1: Skip first 2 chs, and hdc in each remaining ch across. [13 sts]
Rows 2-8: Ch2, turn. Hdc evenly across. [13 sts]
Row 9: Ch1, skip 2 sts, (trc8) in next st, skip 3 sts, sl st in next st. Skip 2 sts, (trc8) in next st, skip 2 sts, and sl st in last st. Break off. Weave in ends.
Crust (work one round around each toast)
Use diagram 1, right, to help with the following directions. Join your tan yarn on third trc of your toast, then sc1 in same stitch (this is actually the second sc of a (sc2), but you’ll complete the missing sc as your last sc after working all the way around your toast), sc1 in next trc, *(sc2), 1 sc* 2 times. Skip the sl st. *(sc2), 1 sc* 4 times. Work sc evenly around the next three sides of the piece of toast, with sc3 in each corner stitch. When you get to the triple crochets again, work (sc2), then sc1 in next trc, then sc1 into the same trc you joined the yarn in. Sl st to the first sc of the crust to join the round. Break off with about 16" of yarn.
Keep this ending tail, but weave in the beginning tail.
Strawberry jam (make one for each piece of toast)
With red, magic circle, or ch3 and sl st in first ch to form loop.
Round 1: Ch1 and work sc6 into loop. Don’t join. [6 sts]
Round 2: Work (sc2) in each st around. [12 sts] Sl st into next st to round off circle. Round 3: Motifs for this round:
Small glob: Work (dc4) in next st, then sl st into next st.
Big glob: Ch3, work (trc2) in next st, ch3, then sl st into next st. Work 1 small glob, 2 big globs, 2 small globs, and 1 big glob. Break off, leaving about 12-18" of yarn for sewing the jam to the toast. Vary the pattern in Round 3 by mixing up different combinations of small globs and big globs, as long as the total number of all globs remains six.
Using the long tail from jam, sew each jam – right side up – to the right side of each toast, which corresponds to the right side of your crust round. You can either place all the jams uniformly in the centers of the toasts, facing the same direction, or you can turn the jam in different directions. Ours is oversewn, but you can also top stitch. Tie off and weave in your ends. Assemble all your toasts together by connecting the two round bumps on the top of one toast to the straight bottom of another – use diagram 2 to help. Thread a tapestry needle through the tail of a crust on your first toast. Insert the needle in the first sc of the (sc3) left corner on your second toast. Oversew together. Oversew four more times, sc to sc of each piece of toast. You can tie off here for security, but don’t break off the yarn. Run the sewing yarn through 6 sc’s of crust on the top piece of toast to hide it. Pop the needle back out and continue to oversew five times on the other side. Start with the fourth sc from the center on the right side of the bottom toast, and the last oversewn stitch should line up with the first sc of the (sc3)
right corner of the top toast. Tie off and weave in the end. Make two strands of toast and join at the rounded tops so that when you wear it, both sides of the scarf will have toasts facing upward. See diagram 3.
bacon and egg mitts
Note: there’s a slight difference in the pattern for the left and right hand, for seam position.
With dark red, Ch11.
Row 1: Skip first ch and work sc10 evenly across. [10 sts]
Row 2: Ch1, turn. Work sc evenly across. [10 sts] Join your cream color. Drop dark red but don’t break off.
Row 3: Ch1, turn. With cream, work sc1 in both loops, sc8 in BLO, then sc1 in both loops. [10 sts]
Row 4: Ch1, turn. Work sc evenly across in both loops. [10 sts]. Drop cream. Pick up dark red. (Don’t worry about the yarn that’s visible from switching colors. You’ll be crocheting over this later so it will look neat).
Rows 5-6: Repeat rows 3-4 but with dark red. After Row 6, Drop dark red and pick up cream. Repeat Rows 3-6 five more times until you have completed Row 26.
Row 27: Ch1, turn. Continue with dark red. Work 1 more row of sc evenly across. [10 sts] Break off cream and weave in ends. Break off dark red, leaving 18 inches for sewing. Oversew Row 27 to Row 1 to form a tube. Weave in ends. Before continuing, make sure the ridged side shows on the outside of the tube to show off your work in BLO.
Join white onto the edge of your cuff that has all the messy yarn changes, and also join near the cuff seam to keep all the seams around the same place.
Round 1: Sc into the same stitch to begin your round. Sc evenly all the way around. Sl st to first sc to join. [27 sts]
Rounds 2-5: Ch1, turn. Work sc27 evenly around. [27 sts]
Round 6: Ch1, turn. *(sc2), sc4* 5 times. Sc evenly for the last two stitches. Sl st to first sc to join. [32 sts]
Rounds 7-11: Ch1, turn. Work sc32 evenly around. Sl st to first sc to join. [32 sts]
Round 12: Ch1, turn. Work only sc27, leaving the last 5 sts. [27 sts] Work back and forth in rows. Row 13-14: Ch1, turn. Work sc27 evenly around. [27 sts]
Row 15: Ch1, turn. Work sc27. Sl st to first sc to join and close up the thumbhole. [27 sts] continue to work in rounds. Rounds 16-19: Ch1, turn. Work 27 sc evenly around. [27 sts]
Round 20: Warning: this round is going to look a little weird. It’s just to make the stitch count work out. Basically you’re working in scallops to create a cute edge for your fried egg. Ch1, turn. *Sk1 st, work (dc5) in next st, sk1 st, sl st in next st. Sk1 st, work (dc5) in next st, sk 2 sts, sl st in next st*. Repeat everything you just worked three times. Break off and weave in your ends. Try to weave ends vertically rather than horizontally. Be careful not to pull too tightly
as it will tighten the mitt, and you won’t be able to get your hand inside!
Work left cuff as above.
Work left-hand mitt as above, but only complete to Round 11. Break off.
Round 12: Turn (the turn is important). Skip 5 stitches. Rejoin white. Sc1 in the same stitch and work 26 more sc. [27 sts]
Work back and forth in rows.
Row 13-14: Ch1, turn. Work sc27 evenly around. [27 sts] continue to work in rounds. Rounds 15-20: Same as left mitt.
Yolks (make 2)
With gold, ch3 and sl st to first ch to form loop.
Round 1: Ch1 and work sc6 into loop. Don’t join rounds. [6 sts] Round 2: (sc2) 6 times. [12 sts] Round 3: *(sc2), sc1* 6 times.
Round 4: *(sc2), sc5* 3 times.
Round 5: Work sc21 evenly around. [21 sts] Sl st into next st. Break off leaving 18" of yarn to sew yolk to mitt, making sure that the right side of your work shows on the outside of the yolk. Try on mitts to determine yolk placement. Stuff your yolk with a little bit of yellow yarn to make it puffy and then oversew into x place. We’ve oversewn the yolks into the back loops only so that the front loops leave a cute little outline on the edge of the yolk. All done. Wear your quirky breakfast set with pride!
How do you like your eggs in the morning? We like ours a bit woolly.
Stitch the toasts together top to bottom. At the neck, stitch top to top so that each piece faces upwards when hanging around your neck.
03 Use this diagram to help stitch the pieces of toast together at the neck.
01 Diagram 1 will help you with fixing the crust to your piece of toast. Use diagram 2 to stitch the pieces of your toast scarf together. sc1 (sc2)
A quirky and fun way to wear your food.