Free Crochet Pattern & Video Tutorial: Pumpkin Pie Brooch (and tissue holder!)

PumpkinPieThumbI polled you guys on Facebook to see what kind of Thanksgiving-themed crochet tutorial you’d like to see, and I got a lot of votes for a turkey drumstick as well as some form of pumpkin pie. The turkey drumstick would be easy, as the pattern already exists and I wouldn’t have to write anything, but hey, I like a fun(ny) new project and thought maybe you would, too!

I decided to turn this little pumpkin pie brooch (or hair clip, for the adventurous) into a hiding place for some sheets of tissue, and the tissue also doubles as the whipped cream dollop for the pie! You know, this will come in super handy at your holiday feast, if someone randomly drops some stuffing on the floor, or if someone has some gravy on their face. YOU COULD BE THE THANKSGIVING HERO. YOU’RE WELCOME.

pumpkin collage(Pattern also includes the option of stuffing the brooch with Polyfill and not having any tissue come out of it…)

There’s also a video tutorial on YouTube for ya.



What You’ll Need:

– Worsted weight yarn in a rusty orange color. I’m using Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Rust.

-Worsted weight yarn in beige. I’m using Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Beige.

– Worsted weight yarn in White. I’m using Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in White. You’ll only need white if you don’t want to use your pie as a Kleenex holder.

– H8/5.00mm crochet hook

– polyfill stuffing OR a couple sheets of tissue/Kleenex

– scissors

– tapestry needle

– optional: pinback or small hair clip



BLO: back loops only
ch(s): chain(s)
dc: double crochet
sc: single crochet
sk: skip
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)
YO: yarn over
(   ): work everything in the parentheses into the next st
[   ]: work everything in the brackets the number of times indicated


Top of Pie

With Rust, ch 2.

Row 1: Sk 1st ch, 2 sc in 2nd ch. (2)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in each st. (2)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. (2 sc) 2 times. (4)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in each st. (4)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn. (2 sc), 2 sc, (2 sc). (6)

Rows 6  – 7: Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in each st. (6)

Row 8: Ch 1, turn. (2 sc), 4 sc, (2 sc). (8)

Rows 9 – 10: 1 sc in each st. (8)

Row 11: Ch 1, turn. (2 sc), 6 sc, (2 sc). (10)

Rows 12 – 13: Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in each st. (10)

Row 14: Ch 1, turn. (2 sc), 8 sc, (2 sc). (12)

Row 15: Ch 1, turn. 4 sc, ch 4 and sk 4 sts, 4 sc. (12)


Row 16: Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in each st. (12)

Row 17: Ch 1, turn. (2 sc), 10 sc, (2 sc). (14)

Rows 18 – 19: Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in each st. (14)

You should now have a triangle with a slit in it. The slit will be the opening for your tissue dollop.

Do not break off.



Sides of Pie

You will now work in sc around 2 sides of the triangle to start building the sides of the pie filling. The top or 3rd side will be worked in Beige later.

Row 1: Ch 1 and work 1 sc into the side of each row of Top of Pie. Since there were 19 rows and 2 sides of the triangle, you will work 38 sc evenly. (38)


Rows 2 – 5: Ch 1, and turn. 1 sc in each st. (38)

Break off and weave in ends.


Bottom of Pie

With Beige, ch 2.

Repeat Rows 1 – 14 of Top of Pie.

Row 15: Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in each st. (12)

Rows 16 – 19 : Repeat Rows 16 – 19 of Top of Pie. (14)

You will now have a triangle with no slit in it. Break off and weave in ends.


Pie Crust

With Beige, ch 15.

Row 1: Sk 1st ch and work 14 sc evenly across. (14)

Rows 2 – 5: Ch 1, turn. 1 sc each in st. (14)

Ch 2, turn.

You are going to create a scallop for the crust as well as begin joining all the sections of the pie together.

Place Pie Crust behind Top of Pie. You will be crocheting together Row 19 of Top of Pie to Row 6 of Pie Crust that you are about to work.

pp4smRow 6: YO and insert hook through 1st st of Row 19 of Top of Pie as well as Pie Crust. Complete 1 dc, ch 2, and sl st into same st. [Sl st into next st, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 2, sl st into same st] 13 times into the remaining 14 sts.

pp5smYou will now single crochet together the sides of  Sides of Pie and Pie Crust. Since each is 5 rows long, you will work 5 sc through both layers.

pp6smNow it’s time to join Bottom of Pie. Place Bottom of Pie underneath your work. You will crochet Row 5 of Sides of Pie to the edges of Bottom of Pie, which means you will work 38 sc total.

pp7smpp8smpp9smThen you will single crochet together the last side of Sides of Pie and Pie Crust with 5 sc evenly. Sl st to next to join. Break off and weave in all ends.

pp10smThere is a gap in the crust, and this is for you to insert your Kleenex. If you just want to stuff your pie with Polyfil, then do so now, and sew up this gap.


If you are using Kleenex, I was able to fit about three sheets in there, and I gently pulled a bit of the Kleenex out of the slit on top.

Here’s a quick pattern for crocheted whipped cream if you aren’t going Kleenex route.

Whipped Cream

With White, ch 25.

Row 1: Sk 1st ch, work 1 sc in each remaining ch. (24)

Break off leaving about 18 inches for sewing.

All you’re going to do is tie a loose knot in the center, and then tie another loose knot. Sew down the tiny ends, and then sew the Whipped Cream to the top of your Pie.


*The instructions for this project are for personal use only. Please do not copy, re-distribute, or sell these instructions or the items you make using these instructions without my permission. Thank you!*
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73 Replies to “Free Crochet Pattern & Video Tutorial: Pumpkin Pie Brooch (and tissue holder!)”

  1. Grace says:

    Ahhhh!!! I looove it!!! 🙂

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thank you, Grace! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  2. Gina says:

    OH I LOVE THIS! Will have to make it on Thanksgiving to wear at dinner. Plenty of time since we’re eating early evening. And the tissue holder idea is perfect. Really gives the pie slice the look of having a dollop of whipped cream on top. It will be interesting to see if I get any comments.

    Have a lovely Thanksgiving,


    1. El says:

      I am 3 years late, but here is a comment!!!!

      1. TwinkieChan says:

        Hi, El!!!! I need to think of a fun tutorial to shoot for YouTube soon!

        1. El says:

          I can see why your having a hard time…. All your crochet patterns are AMAZING!!! I <3 your patterns!!!

  3. cookielu says:

    Oh YAY!!!! I am super duper happy you chose to create a slice of pumpkin pie!!! I have been looking for just the right pattern and the one I found wasn’t really what I was looking for. But I know I will just love, love your pattern. You have a mastery of crochet stitches that is, well, yummy!!! Thanks for this pattern and vid tutorial!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I am so glad you like it! As I mentioned in my video, I was a bit hesitant to throw ANOTHER crocheted pumpkin pie pattern out there, but it was definitely fun!

  4. Gina says:

    I stayed up until nearly 2am EST making this…..


    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Yay!!!!! People are starting to post photos of their pies on Instagram. It’s so cool to see them!

      1. Gina says:

        The “pumpkin” pie slice is loaded with tissues and part of my Thanksgiving sideboard decorations! Anyone needs a tissue, we’re ready. ;> I’m tempted to make enough slices to arrange them into a whole pie in a nice pie plate with a candle safely set in the middle. I think it would be cute.

        Hope you’re having a nice Thanksgiving, Twinkie!


  5. Lee says:

    Gina is right. The tissue really looks like a lump of cream on the pie.

  6. Pharmagurumi says:

    Oh my God! I thought this was wonderful, THEN I SAW TISSUE IS THE LUMP OF CREAM ON THE PIE. I squeed right then and there. I’ll definitely have to make one of these. Thank you for posting the pattern!

  7. Kimmsanity says:

    I came across your blog via Kawaii Box and the first time I saw it, I was in love. Thank you so much for brighten up my day. <3 I just followed you, of course. Your looks, posts and layout make me so happy, like omg. n___n xoxo

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Aww your comment means a lot to me, thank you so much!!! <3

  8. Angela Nelson says:

    Another scrumptious serving from Twinkie Chan. You are so generous with your time and knowledge. I want you to know you are appreciated and loved worldwide! Thank you for another delicious recipe. I can’t wait to try this one too! xoxoxo

  9. Kristen says:

    O…M…G!!!!! This is BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!

  10. I love it! The tissue whipped cream is adorable and so clever!

  11. Crystal says:

    I love this, I’m making an “open face mixed berry” pie since I love purple and hate pumpkin.

  12. Melissa says:

    Love it!! I am stuck in a hotel while it snows and the wind blows, wishing I had the yarn to make this!!!

  13. Janet says:

    I made your pumpkin pie tissue holder at my daughter’s on Thanksgiving while waiting for the dinner to be done. I gave it to my grandson and he loved it! He has a kitchen set and he loves any food based crochet I make. I had made him on of your cupcakes last year and he is always asking for more. Thanks so much for your cute and easy patterns!!

  14. Melissa says:

    Couldn’t resist, made not 1…not 2….but 3 yes 3 of these today!!! So cute! Gave one to my husbands aunt as a thank you for dinner tonight (we are in Montana visiting lots of his family) I’m not sure she loved it quite as much as I do…oh well!! I still have plenty of yarn to make several more as small gifts for friends! And of course I’ll keep one for myself!!

  15. Maggi says:

    Complete winner! This pattern is the best, thank you!!!

  16. Cadry says:

    This is so cute!!! I love it!

  17. This is so cool! Thank you xoxox

  18. Kristal says:

    I’m stuck in bed for the next 2 days due to a pulled groin muscle. I’m making these as gifts for my coworkers (we work in a school) because we always have some kid sneezing around us. Thanks for making my bed stay bearable!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Awwww I hope you feel better!

  19. Fiona says:

    SO SO soooo cute!

  20. Heather says:

    I adapted the pie pattern to make it smaller I like tinier things. My friends love it. I am making small ones for a road trip to leave with tips at restaurants. My other friend has done this with her pottery fridge magnets and servers love it. I t creates a new experience for a workaday world. I love your work and attitude and your hair!

  21. Isla says:

    Omg such a great idea! Love all of your patterns Twinkiechan!!!!!

  22. deborah darmstedter says:

    Twinkie, just came across your pumpkin pie tutorial. You are amazing, so talented, and adorable. I love your skills. I have made your cupcake dishcloths, and will be making the pumpkin pie for sure. So cute! Thank you for your beautiful tutorials. I am a long time crocheter and still learning new skills. You make it so fun. Ty again keep up the great work. Will be also getting your books. Have a blessed day.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Hi! Oh my gosh! You totally made my day with your sweet comment. Thank you for checking out my tutorials. I am so glad you are enjoying them! My first book is currently out of print and difficult to find, but after I finish writing my second book, I’ll work on adding more patterns to my Etsy shop as well as my YouTube channel! 🙂

  23. Kelly Walter says:

    I would like permission to sell my finished items at craft fairs. I’ll add a tag on to give you credit for the pattern as well as a link back to this site. Thank you for making this adorable pattern available! I absolutely love it!

  24. tamme says:

    wanted to know if i can make the pie tissue holder for my gran kids fundraiser ,if so i would put your name on then , i am new to the internet ,so i hope i send this right ,,,,thank you tammie

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Hi Tammie! Yes, of course! Thanks for asking! Goodluck with the fundraising!

  25. Gayle says:

    How do I easily print this out? Cute idea!

  26. Becky K. says:

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! Thank you so much for making this pattern!! I learned to crochet about five years ago, and I feel like I’ve stayed a beginner for five years. Why did I not find your website five years ago?!?! This is the first 3D crochet pattern that I’ve ever made correctly, and believe me, I have tried MANY times. Finishing this slice of pie gave me so much confidence, now I want to look at all of your other patterns so I can keep crocheting harder and harder patterns, and keep getting better. I love how your ideas are always so cute and creative, and yet you keep the patterns simple. I don’t think I can thank you enough for all of the time and effort you put into sharing your genius with us. I signed up for your mailing list, of course, and I will be looking for your books as well. THANK YOU so much for giving me a future as a crocheter!!!! 😉

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Aw, Becky!!!!! I’m so excited and thrilled!!! And so happy you are enjoying your crocheting!! YAY!!! Thanks for checking out my website. I will try to post more patterns more regularly … 😉

  27. jessica cook says:

    Would love to seek permission to make these for my daughters fall pto sale!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Please do! If you have any signage or hangtags, a credit to Twinkie Chan as the designer would be very much appreciated.

  28. Elaine O says:

    This is adorable! Could I have permission to make up a few for an upcoming craft show?

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Hi sure! If you have any signage or hangtags, I would super appreciate a credit as the designer. Thank you! good luck with your show!

  29. IzaBee Kiddo says:

    I love, love, love your designs!! I was wondering do you think the pocket packs of tissues would work in this?

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Hi! Thank you! No, they would not fit. Sorry about that!

  30. Corliss says:

    Hi! I would like to ask permission to sell pumpkin pie slices that I make from your pattern at a November craft fair in Phoenix, AZ. I will give credit to you as the designer on my product care cards or any other requirements you may have.
    Thanks for reading,

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thanks so much for asking! Yes, please go ahead, and a credit as the designer on your hangtags would be really appreciated. Have a great fair!

  31. Elaine O says:

    A funny story for you… A friend of mine saw a picture of the completed pumpkin pie slice on Facebook, and asked me to make one for her with a black crust… since she ALWAYS burns her pies! I think that little slice of pumpkin pie will become a part of their Thanksgiving decorations for years to come, bringing a smile every time they bring it out. A slice of pie, just like Mom used to make… (used to, because now she pays somebody else to make pies for her!)

  32. Darcell says:

    I just made this and it came out awesome! Your video was great and your written instruction are awesome! I am going to be working on the turkey drumstick next.
    Darcell from Michigan

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Yay!!! Thanks for the super nice feedback, and enjoy all your Thanksgiving projects!! <3

  33. Mary Gould-DeMong says:

    You never cease to amaze me
    I love everything about you and then some,
    ThAnks for being you and sharing it with us!!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Aw so glad you like it!

  34. El says:

    Hi Twinkie! This was ONE OF THE BEST PATTERNS EVER!!!! My dad even liked them! I am going to be making a bunch of them for my relatives, and I was wondering if I could have permission to sell them at my local craft fair. Keep on making amazing crochet patterns!!! Please Reply!
    -El <3 Eggos

  35. Tanya says:

    Hi. Oh my gosh thank you for this. I will of course be making the tissue pie because … duh!tissue ready at any moment in a pie!!! Love love love , thank you ⭐️

  36. Carole says:

    This is just darling. I had to make one right away and it turned out so cute. Now I will look for just the right size tissue pop ups and make one for my ladies’ group for Thanksgiving 2018! Thank You so much and I will be watching your site for more ideas. Very clever you!

  37. Carole A Bingert says:

    Thankyou for this darling pattern! I made 10 of them for a women’s group of elderly ladies that I belong to. Some said they would wear them on Thanksgiving! Another said she would put hers in a styrofoam container and pretend it was a left over for a joke! They just love them. I pinned mine to my purse and plan to wear it on myself the week of Thanksgiving when I am working in a library. I gave two to 2 waitresses I know and I’m making some for a crochet group I have. They are adorable and so are you!! Thanks again.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I’m so happy the pattern is bringing you so much fun! Thank you so much for sharing all this with me! <3

  38. Linda Fulton says:

    Hello Twinkie! I finally found a skein of yarn in a pumpkin color similar to yours. It is Red Heart Super Saver in a color called carrot. I made a tissue hlder for my best friend and it looks lovely!!! Could I possibly try to sell some if I say it is a Twinkie Chan design? I would put a hang tag on them. Thanks for any info!!!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Hi, Linda! Thank you for asking! Yes that is fine, and I would definitely appreciate a credit as the designer :).

  39. Sandra says:

    I saw this pattern and couldn’t resist making it. It came out perfectly scrumptious. I was planning on putting tissue in the opening but I chose to glue a cotton ball where the slit is. I pulled the cotton apart a bit making it look more realistic. It looks really good. I’m making them for each of my neighbors for Christmas along with my cookies. Thanks for this perfect piece of pie!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      What a fun customization! I’m so happy you are enjoying the pattern!

  40. Sara Roberts says:

    Hi Twinkie, I am new to the world of crochet and I’ve been teaching myself the art form of this relaxing hobby. I would like to eventually be able to sell my finished projects. I see you have some super cute and easy patterns that I am going to try my hand at. Could I have your permission to sell any items I make from your patterns? I of course would definitely give you credit as the designer and include a link to you. Thank you so much. I love your ideas and talent. ❤️

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Hi Sara, thank you for asking for permission! Yes you may, and a credit as the designer would be very much appreciated :). Good luck with your shop!

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