I am officially on a crocheting spree. After I made the steak, which my husband fell in love with, he started making a whole grocery list of things he wanted me to make HIM. Btw, I started this whole project because I wanted to make a bunch of cute toys for his sisters’ kids. But he always tries to ruin it by keeping everything I make. I’ll have to break it to him later he can’t keep them.
Anyways, I have a limited amount of patterns I can make until our next shopping trip because I don’t have yellow or brown. So I made do with more red, cream, and tan items. The other day I made bacon and pancakes for supper, so I decided to go with that theme and make up a pattern for those. It also seemed like an easy enough pattern where I wouldn’t have to try to sculpt too much.
So this pattern will be for both, but obviously you could just make one or the other. As I said before, I don’t have brown, so I made my bacon red.
-food colored yarn (I used caron simply soft (worsted) because that’s what I have a bunch of at the moment
So pancakes are basically flat circles. I looked up a bunch of free patterns for pot holders and noticed a strong theme of 6’s, so I went with that as my base for my pattern.
Make sure to make two, that what you get a top and bottom. These will be sewn together to make a pancake that is less flimsy.
R1: sc 6 (I use the magic circle method to create my loop)
R2: 2sc in each stitch (12)
R3: (1 sc, 2 sc in next stitch)* repeat (18)
R4: (2 sc, 2 sc in next stitch)* repeat (24)
R5: (3 sc, 2sc in next stitch)* repeat (30)
R6: (4 sc, 2 sc in next stitch)* repeat (36)
R7: (5 sc, 2 sc in next stitch)* repeat (42)
R8: (6 sc, 2 sc in next stitch)* repeat (48)
R9: (7 sc, 2 sc in next stitch)* repeat (54)
R10: (8 sc, 2 sc in next stitch)* repeat (60)
R11: (9 sc, 2 sc in next stitch)* repeat (72)
Tie off. Repeat to make other side.
Once you have both sides you can stitch the two together. I used a contrasting yarn so that it would stand out and look like the side of a pancake. You could always use the same color if you want. I also contemplated making a “burnt” side that was darker, but I thought it whoever I give it to might not find it as amusing.
So for the bacon I really was just winging it. I saw a couple of other patterns for bacon, but I just didn’t think they were wavy enough (one was like a corkscrew, which I thought was a little over the top). They also tended to switch back and forth between colors and I thought that would be a real pain to do on something so small. My pattern used just one color and then used stitching to add the white.
R1: chain 21
R2: sc 21
R3: sc 21
R4: (1 sc, 5 sc in next stitch, 1 sc)* repeat until end and tie off
At this point one side will have ruffles, so flip it over and do R4 again on the other side (where beginning chain is), and tie off at end.
Now you just gotta weave in your ends the best you can so they aren’t all over the place. I’m kind sloppy at this, but I think you should be able to find a way.
For the stitches I didn’t go straight down the middle, but kinda in the holes the “fans” created. I left a tail at the beginning and then tied the end tail to the front and tried to hide it as best I can.
So that’s really all there is to it. Again if you’d like to make these or sell them feel free to. Please just make a reference back to where you got the pattern.