Butter Me Up

…And by butter I mean soy margarine, and by me I mean toast. What were you thinking over there?

I’m not sure that toast is necessarily the best breakfast you could find in any situation, but it ‘s definitely up there in the top five. It’s cheap, fast, easy to prepare, and filling. If it’s whole wheat, then it’s even full of fiber and heart-healthy. Really, what’s not to love? Spread it with just about anything under the sun and you’ll get an even better treat; From jam to nut butters to Nutella, everything goes on toast.

Or, there’s always the old standby – A generous pat of margarine, melting slowly across the warm, crisp surface of the darkened bread…

…Or yarn.

How could I possibly leave such an wonderful breakfast item out of my repertoire of knit foods? This time though, I decided to make it into more than just a little decorative trinket. After breezing through the first slice, without hesitating I quickly began another, and decided to put the two together. By doing so, I came up with this lovely crocheted toast purse.

Just the thing the world has always wanted! Now you can make your very own; It’s an extremely simple pattern that can easily be completed in an afternoon, ready for a night on the town. It’s fairly small, big enough for maybe a wallet and spare change, but it’s not the size that counts! When it comes to toast, it’s the happiness you get out of it that matters.

Toast (Make 2)

Using an F hook and tan worsted weight yarn, Ch16
Sc15 for 18 rows
Tr7 into the 4th stitch, Sl St, Tr7 into 4th stitch from Sl St, Sl St to end off, weaving in the ends.

In dark brown, single crochet around the border.


Sc5 for 5 rows and leave a relatively long tail to attatch to toast.

To put the purse together, simply whip stitch around the edges until you reach the top of the toast, and then ch with the dark brown until the handle grows to desired length. Sew down to opposite corner.

Now you can take your breakfast with you, at any time of the day!

*Check out the toast made by these other awesome bloggers at…

Hooks, Yarn and Coffee

42 thoughts on “Butter Me Up

  1. I just had to stop and take a moment to let you know I think your crocheted items are just fantastic. Your ability to translate things into crochet so realistically is just amazing. It’s inspiring me to try to do it myself. Keep up the great work.

    1. A potholder was my first thought, too. Tissues and a “pat-o-butter” coin ‘pocket’ would work, too. Ditto a red, circular coin pocket, in case you’re “in a jam” ;?)

  2. While I’ve loved all of your crocheted items, this toast just really calls out to me. I want it! Might have to re-teach myself to crochet so I can recreate it. :)

  3. The toast purse is soooo cute. I know that I am going to have to make it for all my granddaughters.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. I just love your blend of crochet/crafts, vegan foods and words. Hope your majoring in English/Arts/Culinary Arts – wouldn’t THAT be a fun career! And you’ve already got a head start.

  5. […] ~50 more pairs of earrings to go until I run out. The original pattern for the toast bag is from here. I doubled the size of the width and length and subsequently added a thick strap and changed how to […]

  6. Hello There^___^ this is Suugoooii<3 n I have to tell u that u inpirated me as well ^__^ I already start make Toast Scarf anywayaz keep doin those things theyre great ^___^

  7. Too cute! I’m working on this right now, but as a stuffie, adding hands and feet. My cousin is 7 and getting over the flu. Tamiflu works wonders, but apparently it can make you have weird dreams…she woke up and told her mom she dreamt about dancing toast. Hence, now she must have a toast stuffie! LOL. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

  8. thank you! so cute. ive been wanting to crochet toast for a few years now and im finally going to get to it!

  9. Oh this is cute cute. My daughter would love these. And fortunately I think I can figure out how to do this! :)

  10. i’m new to crocheting and was wondering what does tr7 mean
    cant find i anywhere on teh internet
    thats evry much
    cant wiat to make this

  11. I’m a newbie to crochet, still in the rectangles-turning-slowly-into-triangles-as-i-do-each-row stage, but i can aspire to make things this cool. Thank you for helping me set some goals ^^

  12. The toast and butter are cute. Can’t think how to use them? Vary the size to hold a child’s lunch money, tokens, snack, etc. How about a gift card to a friend’s favorite restaurant? Add a pot holder’s thermal center and serve cocoa or coffee. Use a single layer as kitchen decoration, hang on the loop. Add a couple to a wedding or house-warming gift. “We go together like toast/butter.”

    1. Hi Amber,

      It means “treble crochet, 7 times”. You can find an in-depth explanation of the stitch here: http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/howto/archive/2008/05/15/treble-crochet-tr.aspx

      And a “whip stitch” is a simple sewing stitch which simply wraps around the edge of a piece in a looping fashion. This is also more thoroughly explained here: http://gratzindustries.blogspot.com/2008/11/tutorial-how-to-whipstitch.html

      Happy crafting!

      1. thank you! I believe i’ve figured it out! :) and btw… your description about this pattern and why toast is worthy of being a meal for breakfast or yarn creation is wonderful.

  13. So cute! And the idea posted here to make a whole loaf! Sensational!! I will make ‘a whole loaf’ of them and take to my Sunday School class! They will …..(ahem), EAT ‘EM UP! Thank you so much, Hannah. I have certainly bookmarked your adorable Bitter Sweet website. What imagination and skill. Merry Christmas!

  14. Does it not bother you Twinkie chan gets all the credit for toast crochet when, your bag was made 4 years before her toast scarf??

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