March 12, 2014

Toasted Bread Slice Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Ideas on how to use these appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project.
*You can add them to kitchen towels,
*turn them into a keychain or fridge magnet.
*You can also make several and make a garland.
*Attach a ribbon to make them into bookmarks.
*Add them to the front of a homemade card.

approx. 2"height x 1.75"length
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size

*Crochet hook size: 2.75mm (C) & 3.25mm (D)
*Worsted weight yarn: Beige (5yds) & White (5yds), Light Brown (3yds)
*Felt: Black & Red
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue (optional)
*Makeup Blush & Q-tip (optional)

 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

Invisible join - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.

BREAD SLICE with beige/white; 3.25mm
  Row 1: ch8, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, ch1, turn (7)
  Row 2-6: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (7)
  Row 7: 3sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, 3sc in next st, ch1, turn (11)
  Row 8: hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next st, sl st in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st into same st we did the last hdc (12)
F/O, using the 2.75mm hook, attach the light brown yarn into any st and sl st all the way around, join to 1st st with the invisible join. F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     EYES...these can be done however you like, the possibilities are endless. You can search online for "kawaii faces" or anything along those lines to get some ideas.
     SMILE...using black thread or embroidery floss, embroider a smile or use felt.
     OPTIONAL…you can add a little blush underneath the eyes using makeup blush and a q-tip.

ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || f/o: finish off

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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (March 2014). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.