The main purpose for a toaster cover is to keep debris of any kind from falling into the toaster. It is important to keep the heating elements of a toaster clean to prevent a fire hazard. You can crochet an attractive toaster cover that will fit in with your personal decorating style. Use the standard pattern and add embellishments.
Things You'll Need
Yarn to match kitchen decor
G or H crochet hook
Measure the length, width and height of your toaster.
Double-crochet rectangular blocks to match the measurement plus one half inch. Begin by crocheting a chain that is a half-inch longer than the width of the rectangle you need to make. Row 1: Turn and double-crochet in the third chain from the hook. Double-crochet in each stitch of the chain.
Row 2: Turn the piece, chain 3 and double-crochet in the second double-crochet from the hook. Continue until the rectangle is the size needed.
Match the wrong sides of two side panel rectangles together. Safety pin to hold in place. Join the rectangles by inserting crochet hook in one corner. Single-crochet to join and bind the corner together. Chain one. Slip stitch in next adjoining set of stitches. Chain one, slip stitch in each set of stitches all the way up the side. Slip stitch to knot or bind off. Cut yarn.
Continue to crochet the other side panel rectangles together one at a time.
Safety-pin the toaster cover's top piece to the side panel until the entire piece is attached. Insert the crochet hook and slip stitch to join the top piece to one corner of the panel unit. Insert the hook between the adjoining edge stitches of the top piece and side panel.
(* Yarn over and pull through the two stitches. Yarn over and do 1 single crochet.) Insert the hook into the next two adjoining edge stitches and repeat the * until the entire top is secured to the side panels. Slip stitch in last stitch. Cut yarn.
Purchase cloth that matches your kitchen decor. Cut out designs from the cloth and stitch them to your toaster cover if you want to decorate the crocheted piece. For a country look, outline the cloth decoration with a blanket stitch and three strands of embroidery floss.
Purchase decorative iron-on patches to decorate your toaster cover. .
Never cover a toaster that is plugged in to an electrical outlet.