Crochet Pattern: Pretzel Brooch

3 crocheted pretzel brooches

Here’s an oldie but a goodie. Are wearable pretzels cool anymore? I remember when I first started making these for my craft shows, they were really really popular!

The pattern is so easy that I never posted it anywhere. It did appear in Simply Crochet Magazine Issue 30 which was many many years ago!

A few people have asked about it recently, so I dug up some photos and notes and put a pattern together for you. Please enjoy, and I expect to see lots of cute outfits with your new crocheted pretzel brooches! Printer-friendly version is available in my Etsy shop for just $2.00.

Twinkie Chan wears a yellow floral dress and a crocheted pretzel brooch. She is also holing a crocheted pretzel in her hand.

MATERIALS

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GAUGE

Gauge is not very important for this project, but I’ll let you know what gauge I worked in: 14 sc x 16 rows = 4 inches x 4 inches

FINISHED SIZE: Approx. 4 inches wide x 3 inches tall

ABBREViATiONS in U.S. TERMS

ch(s): chain(s)
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Make magic circle or ch 3 and sl st to 1st ch to form ring.
  2. Ch 1 and work 5 sc into ring. Don’t join rounds. Ch 1 doesn’t count as a stitch. – 5 sts
  3. Continue to work 1 sc in each sc, around and around, forming a tube, until the tube is about 17 – 17.5 inches long. – 5 sts
  4. Sl st to next st to join. Break off yarn.
  5. With tapestry needle and yarn tail, weave through remaining 5 sts and pull to close. Tie off and weave in all ends.
  6. Fold each end of the tube toward the tube’s center to form a basic pretzel shape. Pin the ends to the pretzel as a temporary marker.
How to fold a crocheted tube into a pretzel.

7. Release the pins to give the ends one more twist so that the pretzel has a double-twist in the center. I like to then use the pins to keep a mark on the pretzel so that I know where the ends go again. After twisting, pin the ends down. You can keep adjusting the shape with pins until it’s perfectly pretzel-y.

How to fold a crocheted tube into a pretzel part 2.

8. Sew down the pretzel ends as well as the twist at the center so that it doesn’t shift around with use. I try to make sure that my sewing stitches are not too visible from the front. If you prefer, you can also use hot glue.

9. Arrange 5mm white pompoms, beads, or tiny felt pieces for your “salt” and then glue down or sew.

10. When the glue is dry on your pompoms, hot glue a pin back to the back of the pretzel. I glue mine vertically to follow along the center, but you can play with various placements.

Now you can wear your new pretzel creation with your favorite outfit!

Three crocheted pretzels covered in small white pompom salt.
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9 Replies to “Crochet Pattern: Pretzel Brooch”

  1. Karen Brathwaite says:

    Thank you Ms. Twinkie, I will have fun with the pretzel. And the 2020 dumpster is something else. Have a blessed 2021 to you and your family.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thank you so much, Karen!!!!

  2. I made a pretzel today. Have to get Pom Pom for the salt yet. This was fun and fast.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Ah exciting!!! Yes, it is a super easy project, and I’m happy everyone can make some!

  3. Linda says:

    Thanks so much for this adorable idea!
    I made these with wool yarn and used fine white yarn to sew on knots for the salt. Then I felted the pretzel. Came out so cute.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      That sounds adorable!

  4. Ruby campbell says:

    I’m not sure what’s going on but the website is loading extremely slow.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      It was running an update on that day. Hope it’s better now!

      1. Yes much better now thank you.

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