Crocheting food is my jam – it’s one of my very favorite things to make! I don’t have a lot of crochet time anymore, so bite-sized, portable projects that can be worked in small bits of time (usually during my lunch break) are perfect!

I used to have a peanut butter and jelly problem. For years I literally could not go to bed without having a peanut butter and jelly sandwich before I tucked in for the night. Weird, right?

I say jelly, but really the proper thing to put on a sandwich with peanut butter is jam. Jelly is weird and jiggly and doesn’t spread evenly without smooshing the bread. It could be the bread but…I don’t want to work that hard for a delicious sandwich, so jam it is.

Which do you prefer?

No matter what you put on your sandwich, PB&J is adorable when deconstructed into a Peanut Butter and Jelly crochet family! I made a pattern for you so you can have one of your very own!

Supplies Needed:

  • Worsted weight yarn in bread (white or light cream), bread crust (dark brown), peanut butter (tannish brown), and jelly (pick your favorite!) flavors
  • Size G crochet hook
  • Stuffing
  • 4 – 12 mm safety eyes
  • 2 – 6 mm safety eyes
  • Small amount of black embroidery thread
  • yarn needle for sewing

Peanut Butter and Jelly Crochet Family – Notes:

This pattern is perfect for beginner level crocheters! The bread pieces are worked flat and then joined together by the crust. Before joining the bread pieces, you’ll crochet the peanut butter and jelly pieces and stitch them on. The big bread pieces are about 4 inches square, and the little bread piece is 2 inches.

You could have a family done in a couple of hours depending on how quickly you hook!

Big Bread Pieces – Make Four

  1. Ch 15
  2. In 2nd ch from hook, sc across, ch 1, turn (14)
  3. Sc across for 15 rows – ch 1, turn at end of first 14 rows, and on the last row ch 2 before turning (14)
  1. 2 hdc in same st, 4 hdc, sc 4, 4 hdc, 2 hdc in last st, ch 2, turn (16)
  2. 3 hdc in same st, 5 hdc, sc, sl st 2, sc, 5 hdc, 3 hdc in last st
  3. sc evenly around side, bottom, and side of bread
  4. sl st to beginning of top, break yarn, weave in ends

Peanut Butter and Jelly Crochet Family Pattern

Little Bread Pieces – Make Two

  1. ch 7
  2. in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, ch 1, turn (6)
  3. sc across for 6 rows – ch 1, turn at end of first 5 rows, and on the last row ch 2 before turning (6)
  4. hdc, 2 hdc, sc, hdc, 2 hdc in last st, ch 2, turn
  5. hdc, hdc, sc, sl st, sc, hdc, 2 hdc in last st
  6. sc evenly around side, bottom, and side of bread
  7. sl st to beginning of top, break yarn, weave in ends

Peanut Butter and Jelly Crochet Family Pattern

Large Peanut Butter and Jelly Spread – Make One Each of Peanut Butter and Jelly

  1. Start with a magic loop
  2. sc 6 into magic loop
  3. inc around (12)
  4. {sc 1, inc} around (18)
  5. {sc 2, inc} around (24)
  6. {sc 3, inc} around (30)
  7. {sc 4, inc} around (36)
  8. {sc 5, inc} around (42)
  9. sc 6, 2 hdc in next st, 3 hdc, 3 dc, 2 hdc in next st, 5 sc, 2 hdc in next st, 2 dc, 3 hdc, 2 sc in next st, sc 4, 2 hdc in next st, hdc, 3 dc, 3 hdc, 2 sc in next st, sc to end
  10. hdc, dc, hdc, sc, 3 sl st, 2 sc in next st, hdc, 2dc in same st, 2 hdc, dc, sl st 6, 2 sc in next st, hdc, 2 dc, 2 hdc in next st, sc, sl st 8, sc, hdc, 2 dc, 2hdc, sc, sl st to end
  11. break yarn, leaving long tail for sewing

Peanut Butter and Jelly Crochet Family Pattern

Small Peanut Butter and Jelly Spread – Make One

  1. Using peanut butter flavored yarn (or jelly flavor, if you’d prefer), make a magic loop
  2. sc 6 into magic loop
  3. {sc, inc} around (12)
  4. sc, 2 hdc in next st, dc, hdc, 2 sl st, 2 dc in next st, hdc, sc, 2 sc in next st, 2 sl st, 2 hdc, sc, sl st
  5. bind off, leave a long tail for sewing
  6. with the jelly flavored yarn, crochet or stitch a spiral following the row created by the scs
  7. bind off, weave in ends

Time to assemble the Peanut Butter and Jelly Crochet Family!

  1. Insert your safety eyes into the peanut butter and jelly spread pieces as shown in the photos. You may wish to (carefully!) trim the back posts of the safety eyes with wire nips or sharp scissors, but you don’t have to.
  2. Stitch on the smiles with embroidery floss.
  3. Stitch the peanut butter and jelly spreads to the top bread piece (doesn’t matter which piece you call the top, I just picked the sides that looked the best!). When you get about ¾ of the way around the spread, tuck a small bit of stuffing under the spread. This makes it look a little extra 3D and super cute!
  4. Now it’s time to crochet the bread pieces together by making the crust!

Make the Crust

  1. Attach dark brown yarn to the bottom corner of the top piece of bread with a sl st. Ch 1, sc evenly around the edge, sl st to beg ch
  2. ch 1, sc in BLO around, sl st to beg ch
  3. ch 1, sc around, sl st to beg ch
  4. (this round is when you attach the second piece of bread – insert stuffing when you get the piece about ¾ of the way closed) ch 1, sc around the edge of the second piece of bread, sl st to beg ch
  5. break yarn, weave in ends

Enjoy your Peanut Butter and Jelly Crochet Family!

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Crochet Family Pattern

 

XOXO,

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