Bread and Butter Free Crochet Pattern

This adorable Bread & Butter amigurumi is a fun companion for meals or just for fun. The tiny butter piece sitting on top of the piece of bread is a cute touch and works great as a baby shower or baby gift. This pattern is beginner friendly and provides a great opportunity to learn how to crochet a border around turned rows.

This slice of bread and a pat of butter is my newest free crochet pattern!

Read on to learn more about my design process and inspiration, or scroll to the end to get the free pattern. If you’re in a hurry and need to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here.

The easiest bread slice ever!

Crochet foods are such a classic and this slice of bread is insanely easy!

If you’ve never made amigurumi before, this is an especially good pattern to start with because the entire pattern is made in turned rows without ever using a magic ring or working in the round.

I have super helpful videos for how to crochet the dark brown border down the side of the toast, so don’t feel intimidated by that step!

It’s hard to tell in the photo, but this slice of bread is actually made up of two pieces that are crocheted together in the end, so it feels sturdy and not as fragile as if it were only one layer. It helps it have a little more thickness to it!

The super cute butter pat on top is an optional step if you feel comfortable with some extra sewing, and can add a whimsical touch. But don’t feel compelled to add the extra detail if you’re just starting out and want a quick win.

My Inspiration and Design Process

Crochet food is a must make once you get into the world of amigurumi, and this idea for a piece of toast with a mini pat of butter on it had been floating around my mind for a while.

I love the idea of a miniature amigurumi on top of a larger one and this piece of bread was the perfect place to incorporate that idea! I’ve also never made an amigurumi using turned rows (most of mine are worked in the round), but I think it gives it a unique look that I really wanted to try out.

Here are some other crochet foods that I’ve made in the past!

The Pattern

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Description

This adorable Bread & Butter amigurumi is a fun companion for meals or just for fun. The tiny butter piece sitting on top of the piece of bread is a cute touch and works great as a baby shower or baby gift. This pattern is beginner friendly and provides a great opportunity to learn how to crochet a border around turned rows.

Yarn

  • WeCrochet Brava Sport (sport)
    • (<1 skein) of Almond
      • light brown
    • (<1 skein) of Sienna
      • dark brown
    • (<1 skein) of Custard
      • yellow

Notions

  • Size D (3.25 mm) Clover Amour crochet hook
  • 4.0 mm and 5.0 mm safety eyes
  • tapestry needle
  • polyester fiberfill
  • stitch markers
  • black embroidery thread

Abbreviations (US)

  • CC: contrast color
  • ch: chain
  • dc: double crochet
  • dc inc: double crochet increase (two double crochets in one stitch)
  • dec: decrease (single crochet two stitches together)
  • FSC: foundation single crochet (tutorial here)
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • hdc inc: half double crochet increase (two half double crochets in one stitch)
  • inc: increase (two single crochets in one stitch)
  • MC: main color
  • rnd: round
  • sc: single crochet
  • slst: slip stitch
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • x sc: single crochet x number of times
  • (x sts): x total stitches at the end of the round or row
  • (…) x: work instructions in parentheses x number of times

Special Stitches

Invisible finish off: click here for tutorial.

Crocheting a HDC Border: click here for tutorial.

Foundation HDC: click here for tutorial.

FSC (Foundation Single Crochet): click here for tutorial.

Technical Notes

Bread & Butter

  • Crochet in turned rows, unless specified otherwise. Use a stitch marker or piece of yarn to keep track of the last stitch in each round.
  • To avoid large holes in the crochet fabric, increase tension until the holes cannot be seen, or choose a crochet hook a size down.
  • For this pattern, the MC is Almond, CC1 is Sienna, and CC2 is Custard.

Amigurumi Basics Tutorials for Beginners

Final Size

5″ x 5″

BREAD (in MC. See Special Stitches for Foundation HDC (FHDC).)

  • Row 1: 17 FHDC, chain and turn (17 sts)
  • Row 2-11 (10 rows): 17 hdc, chain and turn (17 sts)
  • Row 12: sc, hdc, dc, 2 tr, dc, hdc, sc, slst, sc, hdc, dc, 2 tr, dc, hdc, sc (17 sts)

Change to CC1. Chain and work hdcs down the left side of the bread. Place 3 hdcs for every 2 rows, and place 3 hdcs in the corner. See Special Stitches for a tutorial on how to crochet an hdc border. Continue in this fashion around the other 2 sides.

When you arrive at the right side of row 12, work these stitches on top of row 12: 2 hdc, 3 hdc, 2 hdc, 3 hdc, 2 hdc, 3 hdc, 2 hdc, 3 hdc, 2 hdc, slst to the first stitch in the border. See Abbreviations for meaning of asterisks. Finish off and weave in the end. Make another identically but do not finish off.

Face details: On one bread pice only, Using black embroidery thread, embroider a “V” shaped smile between rows 3 and 4 of the MC colored bread piece. Place 5.0mm safety eyes at the 4th row, counting from the bottom.

Match up the other bread piece. Stuff lightly if you wish, but I left it unstuffed. and insert the hook through both layers of the border and work single crochets all around, still using CC1, with both pieces held double. Slip stitch to the first stitch, finish off, and weave in end. See bottom of page for photo tutorial.

BUTTER (in CC2)

  • Row 1: 5 FSC, chain and turn (5 sts)
  • Row 2-3 (2 rows): 5 sc, chain and turn (5 sts)
  • Row 4: 5 sc (5 sts)

We will now crochet a border around the small square we have made. Chain 1 and work along the left side of the square, working one sc in each row. Work 3 single crochets in the bottom left corner, 1 sc in each stitch along the bottom of the square, 3 single crochets in the bottom right corner, 1 sc in each row of the right side, 3 single crochets in the top right corner, and 1 sc in each stitch on top of row 4. Work 3 single crochets in the top left corner, slip stitch to the first stitch and invisible finish off, leaving a tail for sewing.

Embroider a “V” shaped mouth at row 3 (counting from the bottom) of the butter piece. Insert 4.0mm safety eyes at row 4 of the butter piece, and then use the tail to sew the butter to the bread piece.

(optional) Using a lighter, blunt the back of the safety eyes that are exposed. Do this very carefully, by bending back the bread so that the safety eye backs are sticking out. Then, hold the lighter close enough that the back of the safety eyes soften, and then press them firmly against a glass or metal surface to cool it down. The backs of the safety eyes will then be blunt.

I hope you enjoyed making this Bread and Butter pattern! If you run into any problems feel free to ask me a question in the comments section below or through email at littleworldofwhimsy@gmail.com.