Play Food Sandwich

This knitted play food sandwich is great for teddy bear picnics and general role-play. I have completely refreshed and updated this pattern, as of 16 February 2015, to include both knitted and crocheted versions! :) I hope you enjoy crafting them.

Play Food Sandwiches - Knitted and Crocheted

Play Food Sandwich Pattern

The sandwich is designed to have a “crust” at the back. If you would rather have 2 separate triangular slices of bread, simply stop the bread pattern at row 10 (for both versions) and make 2 bread pieces. For the crocheted version, please remember that all directions are UK English! Please remember to include turning chains (for the crochet version), unless directed otherwise.

Size: 2 inches
Needles: 4mm (US: G) knitting needles or 5mm (US: H) crochet hook, darning needle
Yarn: DK (US: worsted) in various colours

Knitted Bread

Cast on 2 sts with 4mm needles.

Row 1: kfb twice [4 sts]
Row 2 (and all even rows to row 10): purl all sts
Row 3 (and all odd rows to row 9): kfb, k to last st, kfb
Rows 11-12: purl all sts [12 sts]
Rows 13-15: knit all sts
Row 16 (and all even rows to row 22): p2tog, p to last st, p2tog
Row 17 (and all odd rows to row 23): knit all sts
Row 24: p2tog twice [4 sts]

Bind off, and weave in ends.

Knitted Filling

Repeat knitted bread pattern to row 10.
Row 11: kfb, k to last st, kfb [14 sts]
Row 12: purl all sts

Bind off, and weave in ends.

Knitted Pickle

Cast on 8 sts with 4mm needles.

Row 1: knit all sts [8 sts]
Row 2: k 1st st and slip back on to LH needle, pass 6 sts over the slipped st, return slipped st to RH needle, k remaining st [2 sts]

Use a darning needle to cinch the sts closed, and tie your yarn tails together before trimming.

Crochet Bread

Use a 5mm hook.

Row 1: ch2
Row 2: no tch, slst into 2nd ch from hook [1 slst]
Row 3: 2dc [2 dc]
Row 4 (and all even rows to row 10): dc all sts
Row 5: 2dc twice [4 dc]
Rows 7 & 9: 2dc, dc to last 2 sts, 2dc
Row 11: dc8 BLO
Row 12: dc8 FLO
Row 13: dc2tog, dc to last 2 sts, dc2tog
Rows 14 & 16: dc all sts
Row 17: dc2tog twice [2 dc]
Row 18: dc2tog [1 dc]

Finish off, and weave in ends.

Crochet Filling

Repeat crochet bread filling to row 10.
Row 11: 2dc, dc6, 2dc [10 dc]
Row 12: dc10

Finish off, and weave in ends.

Crochet Pickle

Use a 5mm hook.

Row 1: magic loop of 5 htr, do not join [5 htr]

Finish off, and tie your yarn tails together before trimming.

Preparing Your Play Food Sandwich

To make up your knitted or crocheted sandwich, layer the pieces together – filling inside bread, with pickles peeking out along the edges. Use bread coloured yarn to sew the diagonal edges of the sandwich, firmly together. NB: A length of yarn about as long as your arm, should be enough to go around both edges, twice, in simple running stitch. ;)

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Knitting Abbreviations

k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 sts together
kfb = knit into front and back loops
LH = left hand (needle)
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 sts together
RH = right hand (needle)
st(s) = stitch(es)

Crochet Abbreviations

BLO = back loop only
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet (US: single crochet)
dc2tog = double crochet 2 sts together
FLO = front loop only
htr = half treble (US: half double crochet)
slst = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tch = turning chain

Pattern first published July 3, 2013. Revised February 16, 2015.

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