Twinkie Chan refers to herself on her website as “that girl who crochets food scarves.” And while that is part of what she does, she’s inspired by food and pop culture in all sorts of ways to create wearables, home decor and more. Her latest book, Crochet Abode a la Mode: 20 Yummy Crochet Projects for Your Home, allows you to cover your home with cute, cuddly, almost sweet enough to eat delights.
How about a throw pillow that looks like a banana split, or a giant doughnut pouf for lounging? There’s a garland inspired by animal cookies, a desk organizer that looks like a loaf of bread, and a tablet cozy that looks exactly like a Salisbury steak TV dinner, to name just a few.
There’s a candy-covered throw, a honey bear apron, a dishcloth that looks like a waffle (that one is definitely on my to be crocheted list) and a gummy bear-inspired basket for towels. Check out all the projects on Ravelry.
I tried out a couple of projects that are intended to be magnets: a fried egg and a lemon. I’m severely tempted to tun the fried egg into a barrette, which would be perfect for wacky hair day. Or any day, let’s be honest.
The patterns are mostly pretty easy, and instructions for anything you don’t know how to do are at the back of the book. The projects also use medium-weight yarn, which we all have a ton of, so you can whip up some of these projects without even going to the store.
The other thing I really want to make? A pencil case that looks like a taco. Wouldn’t it be perfect for holding crochet hooks and little knitting needles? I may have to get on that soon.