I made this fun blanket for a dear friend who’s having a baby. I thought it could serve as a warm blanket for the stroller and carrides, and maybe also as a floor blanket to roll around on. It also works as a cozy lap blanket for mom! :D
With the bulky yarn and giant hook, it’s a pretty quick project. The finished size is about 26“x30”.
What I used:
Bernat Blanket, 1 ball of “sand” and 1 ball of “taupe” (I had quite a lot of taupe left, probably enough to make 2 pairs of the slippers in this post)
Light yellow yarn for butter pat (I happen to have a chenille texture yarn that I got from the dollar store once, but any yellow yarn would do)
15 mm hook (for toast)
Appropriate size hook for butter pat (depending on the yarn you’re using)
6 mm hook (for facial details)
What I did:
With “sand” colour yarn, ch 31.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in every ch across, turn (30 sc).
Row 2: ch 1 (does not count as sc), sc in each sc across, turn.
Repeat row 2 until piece is about 22″ from beginning.
Bread top shaping:
Row 1: ch 1, 2 sc tog, sc in each sc across until 2 sc left in row, 2 sc tog, turn.
Row 2: repeat row 1 of bread top shaping.
Row 3: ch 1, 2 sc tog, sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc tog, turn.
Row 4: ch 1, 2 sc tog twice, sc in each sc until 4 sc left in row, 2 sc tog twice, turn.
Row 5: ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc tog, turn.
Row 6: ch 1, skip first sc, 3 sc tog, fasten off, weave in ends.
Attach yarn to middle of bread top shaping at row 3, repeat rows 3–6 for the other side of bread top.
Attached “taupe” colour yarn to any stitch at the bottom edge of toast, ch 1 (does not count as sc), sc around toast evenly (1 sc in each sc at bottom edge and bread top, 1 sc in each row-end on the sides, making 2 sc in each corner, and making 3 sc tog in the middle of bread top where it dips in), sl st in first sc to finish round.
Crochet 2 more times around toast, fasten off, weave in ends.
Eyes (make 2, or more, to make a multi-eyed monster toast):
With “taupe”, 10 hdc in magic ring, sl st in first hdc to complete round, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.
With “taupe” and 6 mm hook, ch 9, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.
Crochet a rectangle about 3“x4”. Number of stitches and rows will depend on the yarn you use. When fastening off, leave a long tail for sewing.
Sew eyes, smile and butter pat onto toast with tapestry needle. When sewing on butter pat, I tucked in bits of the bottom edge so it looks like it’s melting.
And here’s Mr. Toast relaxing before going to his new home :)
Stay toasty, everyone! :D