Battenberg Cake Slice Play Food Knitting Pattern

Battenberg Cake Slice Play Food Knitting Pattern


This knitted Battenberg slice is a fun, quick and easy knit and makes an instantly recognisable addition to any collection of play/display food or pin cushions. The Lemon version has been worked using Robin DK and the Chocolate version has been worked using Patons Fab DK, though the pattern is also suitable for using up other DK oddments if tension is checked. 

At a size of approx. 8cm square, the slice fits comfortably into little hands, though when used as a toy, all play should be supervised.

A collection of play food items makes a great stash buster and whether collected individually or sold collectively at fundraising fairs, these Battenberg slices are as tempting as the real thing.


Skill level:         Beginner

Skills needed:     Cast on, knit garter stitch (every row plain), cast off, seam using Stab Stitch. 



Robin DK 1 x 100g Sunflower (075)

Robin DK 1 x 100g Pink (046)

Robin DK 1 x 100g Lemon (048)


Patons Fab DK 1 x 100g Chocolate (2357)

Patons Fab DK 1 x 100g Camel (2308)

Patons Fab DK 1 x 100g Cream (2307)


A pair of 4mm (UK size 8, US size 6) Single Point (SP) knitting needles

Non-toxic Fabric Stiffener (optional)

Toy Stuffing

Stitch Holder

Tapestry needle for seaming

Blunt ended knitting pins


Completed size: Approx. 8cm square.

Easy to read pattern (size 14 & 16 fonts).

Battenberg Slice. Pattern No. 44.




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