Crochet Mushrooms & Frogs for Jenny Lemons

In August, I was the featured artist at Jenny Lemons, which is an amazing art supply store, gift shop, and DIY teaching space in San Francisco. I hosted a craft party via Zoom where we made beaded mushroom pins to go with the neon mushroom theme that I created in the shop window. All of the mushroom and froggy friends were for sale, and they all sold out! Before you ask, you can definitely purchase patterns for them in my Etsy shop: frog crochet pattern and mushrooms and frogs crochet pattern bundle.

Taking photos of a window display is tough because of the reflections on the glass, but here are a few snaps from installation day.

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New Crochet Pattern: Strawberries – Halves and Wholes

crocheted strawberries and strawberry halves on a pink surface

Hello! I… have a lot of catching up to do on the blog, but I wanted to let you know that I just uploaded a new crochet pattern: Crochet Strawberries – Halves and Wholes.

I recently crocheted a bunch of treats for a crocheted tea party (more on that soon!) and I needed strawberry halves to top my mini cupcakes. Now you can make strawberry halves, too! The neat thing about this pattern is that you can also use it to make perfect matching whole strawberries. How cute is that?

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Heart-Shaped Crochet Cake Pattern

I’m extra excited to release this crochet pattern for a heart-shaped cake, because I know you all will get super creative with it!

It’s fairly small at 6 inches wide and 3 inches tall, so there’s not a lot of room for lots of text, but even with that small space, I can’t stop thinking about funny or sweet words to add.

You can also skip lettering all together and just cover the top of your cake with lots of luscious frosting. The pattern in clouds a bunch of different kinds of piped frosting and frosting blobs to customize your cake. I include links to all my favorite materials, including these magical cherries everyone always asks me about.

Start practicing that piping! [Heart-shaped crochet cake pattern in my Etsy shop.]

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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.
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Dumpster Fire Crochet Pattern w/ 100% Soft

crocheted version of 100% Soft dumpster fire

Let’s knock out 2020 with THE BEST CROCHET PROJECT OF THE YEAR!!! It’s 100% Soft‘s Dumpster Fire!!! Truck asked if I wanted to translate his iconic and super popular Dumpster Fire into a crocheted plush, and I said OF COURSE.

crocheted version of 100% Soft's dumpster fire

I stayed as true as I could to his original vinyl toy. I didn’t want y’all just crocheting a box with some weak flames inside. This means that the construction is a little bit more involved than with some of my other projects, but I truly feel the results are worth it. I mean, just look at this dude!

Twinkie Chan and her crocheted dumpster fire, also wearing a black dumpster fire t shirt by 100% Soft
bottom of crocheted dumpster fire
back view of crocheted dumpster fire

I have a YouTube tutorial for you also. It’s my longest yet at 2 hours and 15 minutes long. Get ready to hunker down with me. If you don’t need the video, you can find the free pattern below, and also a more gorgeous, printer-friendly PDF in my Etsy shop.

I can’t wait to see all of your lil dumps!

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