Friday, 28 February 2014

P-P-P-Pancake Day




Grab your spatula and get your frying pan at the ready!  Pancake Day is almost here!

To crochet a pancake, we’ve created this simple recipe which uses basic ingredients that you may already have in your yarn pantry.

Ingredients:
100g Supersoft Aran 896 Oaty (or any aran weight yarn). I got almost 5 pancakes from one ball.
4.5mm crochet hook
Some cardboard

Abbreviations:
dc: double crochet
rpt: repeat
rnd: round
inv dec: invisible decrease - insert the hook through the front loop of the next stitch, then insert the hook through the front loop of the following stitch, wrap the yarn round the hook and pull through both stitches at once.

Method:
1. Create ring and crochet 6 dc into ring (6)
2. 2dc into each dc. Rpt to end (12)
3. 2dc into next dc, dc into next dc. Rpt to end (18)
4. 2 dc into next dc, dc into next 2 dc. Rpt to end (24)
5. 2 dc into next dc, dc into next 3 dc. Rpt to end (30)
Continue to increase by 6 each round as established, until there are 72 dc.

Next rnd: dc into back loop only of every dc. (72)
Next rnd (worked into back loops only): inv dec, dc into next 10 dc (66)
Next rnd (worked normally): inv dec, dc into next 9 dc (60)

Pause at this point to “stuff” your pancake. Draw around your pancake onto some card (this ensures sure it’s going to be the right size to fit the unique dimensions of your pancake), cut it out and slip it into your crochet. Continue crocheting with card inside your work.

Next rnd: inv dec, dc into next 8 dc (54)
Next rnd: inv dec, dc into next 7 dc (48)
Continue to decrease by 6 each round as established, until there are 6 dc.
Thread yarn through back loops only of 6 remaining dc, pull yarn to tighten hole, weave in end.

Now you can embroider a face onto your pancake, or eat it straight away with a sprinkling of sugar and a twist of lemon.*

Happy Pancake Day everyone!

*Please note, we do not advise that you eat your yarn pancake.  It will probably not taste very delicious.