Knitting and crocheting are nourishing activities for me.
Although I did not become an avid knitter until my tween/teen years, my grandmother taught me to knit and purl when I was around eight or nine.
However, when I came to the United States, I was no longer able to indulge in a favorite pastime as I could no longer understand the knitting instructions. This was before the internet, YouTube, and online classes and I knew no one who could help me.
When life hands you lemons make lemonade, right?
As a result, I taught myself how to crochet (this was also before YouTube and the internet). I bought a simple pattern and made and unmade row after row until it all made sense. Learning to crochet was a lengthy process for me and a rewarding one.
As I became more proficient in English, I was eventually able to understand knitting instructions.
Overall, I am self-taught in both crafts and I personally think it shows. Despite this fact, I still enjoy knitting and crocheting.
Yes, I’m that lady with a project bag at any and every appointment “just in case.”
Last year for Christmas, my amazing daughter-in-law asked me to make some soft food toys for her (then) two-year-old daughter.
I also made her some fruits for her birthday in July.
For Christmas, I crocheted some additional food items: pie, ice cream, pizza, donuts, sandwiches, cupcakes, and much more.
This blog post is a direct result of my foray into crochet food. Most of the patterns I used were totally free, which I loved. I included many other recipes in this post in the process of writing for a total of 101 play food crochet patterns to be exact.
101 Play Food Crochet Patterns
Fruit pattern by Maja Karlsson
I downloaded this pattern for free from Ravelry.
The fruits included in the pattern are strawberries, lemon, orange, watermelon slice, banana, pear, apple, grapes, and kiwi.
Sandwich pattern by Craft Foxes
You can find the pattern for free here.
The pattern includes instructions for making the bread, tomato slices, two different kinds of cheese, bacon, and lettuce.
Cookie Baking by Sally Byrne
This pattern cost $6 and can be found here. I did not make it this year but it is so adorable I might make it at a later time.
Patterns by Crochet Cake Sachet
This little site is AMAZING and offers thirty-three FREE dessert patterns (cakes, cookies, etc). This blog is a feast for the eyes. The owner is one very talented lady.
The free patterns are offered here.
Pattern for Chocolate Sweets and Treats
This pattern costs $3.94 and you can find it here.
The pattern is for the chocolate decadence cake, individual three-tiered cakes, chocolate fudge cupcake, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate dipped strawberries and more.
Anniversary rose cake (tiered cake) – pattern
Bacon and eggs – pattern
Banana – pattern
Bell pepper – pattern
Bologna sandwich – pattern
Box of chocolates – pattern
Carrot – pattern
Cheeseburger and fries – pattern
Cheeseburger (2) – pattern
Cherries – pattern
Cherry pie – pattern
Chocolate chip cookies – pattern
Cinnamon roll – pattern
Corn – pattern
Croissant – pattern
Cupcakes – pattern
Cupcake (2) – pattern
Donuts – pattern (I made this)
Eggplant – pattern
Fortune cookie – pattern
Fruits – pattern
Fruit tart – pattern
Hot-dog, chicken drumstick, fruits, cheese, and more – pattern
Ice cream parlor – pattern
Jammy dodger (jam cookies) – pattern
Jumbo burger – pattern
Lemon meringue pie – pattern
Mexican dinner – pattern
Mini cakes – pattern
Mushrooms – pattern
Pancakes – pattern
Pie and ice cream cone – pattern (I made this one)
Pinwheel candy – pattern
Pizza – pattern
Pizza (2) – pattern
Popcorn – pattern
Pumpkin – pattern
Raspberries and blueberries – pattern
Shrimp – pattern
Strawberry sponge cake – pattern
Sushi – pattern
Tea and cookie set – pattern
Tomato – pattern
Waffle and fried eggs – pattern
More Play Food Crochet Patterns
Baked potato – $4.00 pattern
Boxes, condiments, etc – $6.00 pattern
Coffee – $4.50 pattern
Cookies – $4.50 pattern
Corn dog and fry – $4.50 pattern
Eggs with carton, celery, grocery bag, and milk – $5.00 pattern
Frank and fries – $9.00 pattern
Garlic – $2.50 pattern
Grilled steak dinner (with dessert) – $6.00 pattern
Hamburger with all the fixing – $3.99 pattern
Hot cocoa – $5.00 pattern
Leek – $3.99 pattern
Oreo cookies – $4.00 pattern
Pancakes – $5.99 pattern
Peelable orange – $5.00 pattern
Pigs in a blanket with taters and carrots – $5.00 pattern
Pretzel and soda – $4.00 pattern
Sausage link – $3.99 pattern
Watermelon – $4.00 pattern