Free Crochet Patterns by Twinkie Chan

Food Gets Cute As Crochet Accessories and Home Decor

You can introduce some kawaii-style cute into your crochet with these free crochet patterns by Twinkie Chan. She's famous for designing adorable scarves, clothing, and accessories accented with food items such as cupcakes, strawberries, lollipops and other sweet treats. In more recent years she has added to her line of accessories with food-inspired cute home decor patterns. Her goodies make fabulous gifts, but you'll want to crochet some to keep for yourself too! 

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    Cupcake Dishcloth and Garland Decor

    Twinkie Chan Cupcake Dishcloth Crochet Pattern
    Twinkie Chan

    Learn to make three simple shapes with this free crochet dishcloth pattern. The cake itself is a slightly tapered square with terrific texture. The frosting is a bright semi-circle. Add a circle for a cherry on top. This is a simple crochet pattern but one that packs a lot of punch. It will look cute hanging on the wall of any kitchen but is especially great for those who love retro kitchen decor.

    One of the things that Twinkie Chan does really well is to take her original crochet patterns and change them up in size and style to create new items. For example, if you like this cupcake, you might also like her cupcake garland free crochet pattern.

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    Rainbow Sherbet Crochet Throw Pillow

    Rainbow Sherbet Crochet Pillow
    Twinkie Chan

    This crochet pillow builds upon the basic shapes in the cupcake dishcloth for a bigger, brighter, better bit of home decor. These are perfect for a nursery!

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    Goldfish Cracker Pin

    Goldfish Cracker Crochet Pin
    Twinkie Chan

    You know those iconic cheese-flavored crackers that are shaped like fish? Here's a fun pattern you can use to crochet a fibery version of them. Twinkie Chan suggests using the finished piece to make a pin, and she also gives some other interesting suggestions if a pin isn't quite what you had in mind for the end use of your (faux) crackers.

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    Glitter Gummy Bears -- Mini Amigurumi-Style Crochet Pattern

    Gummy Bears Free Crochet Pattern
    Twinkie Chan

    You can crochet these teeny-tiny faux gummy bears using amigurumi techniques and glittery yarn. These are just a fun item to make, and they are a great way to use up scrap yarn.

    Do you like gummy sharks better than gummy bears? Twinkie also has a free crochet pattern for a gummy shark garland that can alternatively be worn as a funky scarf.

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    Snowflake Sugar Cookie Scarf

    Snowflake Sugar Cookie Free Crochet Scarf Pattern
    Twinkie Chan

    Many of Twinkie Chan's crochet garlands can double as scarves, and this is one that is very wearable. It hints at food (sugar cookies) but also embraces the symbols of winter (snowflakes) to make for a subtler take on food-inspired accessories.

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    Sparkly Heart Lollipop Necklace

    Heart Lollipop Crochet Necklace
    Twinkie Chan

    Give a nod to your old raver days with this crochet lollipop necklace shaped like a heart. This fun candy crochet jewelry could also be taken off of the chain and used as desktop decor or tucked into a teddy bear as a gift. Take it off the lollipop stick and you've got a simple crochet heart pattern for use in all different types of projects.

    Check out a different style of lollipop jewelry with the spiral circle lollipop brooch crochet pattern.

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    Teddy Bear Ear Warmer for Dogs

    Teddy Bear Dog Ear Warmer Free Crochet Pattern
    Twinkie Chan

    Most of Twinkie's crochet patterns are inspired by food, but some are inspired by animals, and this one is not only inspired by an animal but also made for one. Your own dog may or may not want ear warmers but they certainly make a cute photo op - and a great pet holiday outfit - and you can also size them to fit yourself. This crochet pattern is made with fuzzy yarn that is fun to work with!

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    Grumpy Octopus Coffee Cup Cozy

    Crochet Octopus Cup Cozy Free Pattern
    Twinkie Chan

    With bright colors and cheeky inspirations, Twinkie's crochet patterns make everyone smile. They don't all have to be happy, though, as evidenced by this "grumpy" octopus. This cup cozy is unique - a 3d cup cozy that's beautifully tactile with protruding eyes, curlicue tentacles and a "give me my coffee" grumpy face that still makes us smile.

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    Custard Cream Crochet Cookies

    Custard Cream Crochet Cookies Free Pattern
    Twinkie Chan

    These cookies are a great example of how Twinkie's work doesn't have to be colorful to be cheeky and fun. They are also a perfect example of how little details used on a small piece of crochet can really make for something special. Create a plate of these for display in your own kitchen.

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    Author Twinkie Chan

    Twinkie Chan's Crocheted Abode a la Mode
    Twinkie Chan

    When you appreciate the work of a crochet designer, it's great to support that work by not only using their free patterns but also purchasing what they offer for sale. One of the best things you can get to support Twinkie Chan is one of her books. Her first book was her Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies - a set of food-inspired accessory patterns. The second is Crocheted Abode a la Mode: 20 Yummy Crochet Projects for Your Home.