Crochet Freak Shake Pattern in Mollie Makes Magazine

crocheted strawberry freak shake in Mollie Makes Magazine by Twinkie Chan

My crocheted freak shake is on the cover of Mollie Makes Magazine, Issue 108! The pattern available inside includes the mug, the donut, the whipped cream topping, the chocolate sauce, and the strawberry skewer.

strawberry freak shake with donut topping in Mollie Makes Magazine by Twinkie Chan

The magazine commissioned this project from me, and of course I had to say yes! I had no idea it was going to be on the cover, though, so that was really exciting to find out when they sent me a preview of the magazine in July.

If you’re interested in the pattern, you can find subscription and/or download information here: Mollie Makes Magazine Issue 108.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Easter Bunny Egg Cozy

I crocheted some quick and easy bunny-shaped egg cozies for a project I’m doing with the video app TikTok, so I decided to post this pattern for free here for you guys! I don’t have exact yardage, and I don’t have step out photos, but hopefully the pattern is SO EASY that you won’t need much visual help. I hope you have a very Happy Easter! Enjoy!

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Easter Bunny Egg Cozy – Body

  • With H hook and whatever color you choose for the cozy color, make magic circle, or ch 3 and sl st to 1st ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc into ring. Don’t join rnds. – 6 sts

Rnd 2: (2 sc) in each st. – 12 sts

Rnd 3: [(2 sc), 3 sc] 3 times. – 15 sts

Rnd 4: [(2 sc), 4 sc] 3 times. – 18 sts

Rnd 5: [(2 sc), 5 sc] 3 times. – 21 sts

Rnd 6: [(2 sc), 6 sc] 3 times. – 24 sts

Rnds 7-10: Sc evenly around. – 24 sts

Rnd 11: [sc2tog, 6 sc] 3 times. – 21 sts

  • Sl st to next st to join. Break off and weave in ends.

Easter Bunny Egg Cozy – Ears (Make 2)

  • With H hook and whatever color you’re using for ears, make magic circle, or ch 3 and sl st to 1st ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc into ring. Don’t join rnds. – 6 sts

Rnd 2: [(2 sc), sc] 3 times. – 9 sts

Rnds 3-7: Sc evenly around. – 9 sts

  • Sl st to next st to join.
  • Break off leaving about 18 inches of yarn for sewing later.


  1. Sew each ear to the top of the body.
  2. Use brown yarn and a tapestry needle to embroider any facial features like eyes. I chose to keep mine simple and just make closed eyes.
  3. You can make a super cute Easter display or gift by placing two Easter Bunny Egg Cozies (over real eggs or plastic ones) in a little basket with faux grass or excelsior, surrounded by candy!
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Gingerbread Man Brooch

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With Honey and H hook, make magic circle, or ch 3 and sl st to 1st ch to form ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 and work 10 hdc into circle. Sl st to top of 1st hdc to join. (10 sts)

Round 2: Ch 2, work (2 hdc) 10 times. Sl st to top of 1st hdc to join. (20 sts)

Round 3: Ch 2, [(2 hdc), 1 hdc] 10 times. Sl st to 1st hdc to join. (30 sts) Do not break off. Continue to work in rows for the body.



Row 1: Ch 2 and hdc in same space (go thru both loops to avoid making a hole), 4 more hdc evenly across. (5 sts) Turn.

Rows 2-3: Ch 2, 5 hdc. Turn. (5 sts). Do not break off. Continue to work on one of the legs.


Leg #1:

Row 4: Ch 2, and 2 hdc evenly, leaving remaining sts unworked (2 sts). Turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, skip one hdc, and (3 sc) and sl st in last hdc. Break off.


Leg #2:

With wrong side of the cookie facing you, insert hook into 2nd to last hdc of body Row 3.

Row 1: Repeat Row 4.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. 3 sc in 1st stitch. Sl st in last st and break off.



Insert hook where head and body join and work moving away from the head.

Row 1: Ch 2 and hdc in same space. Hdc in next hdc. Turn. (2 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2, and hdc in same space. Hdc in next hdc. Break off.


Repeat Rows 1-2 on the other side of the body.


Weave in all ends, making sure especially that there isn’t a big hole in the middle of the face where your magic ring was.


To work the white Icing, insert hook into crotchal area (I find this is the most logical place to hide any inconsistency), and with White, sl st evenly along the edge of the cookie. Exercise control while you sl st around. These sl sts should NOT warp the cookie in any way. If your cookie is starting to curl inward, you are sl st’ing too tightly or too far apart. You do want the sl sts to look as uniform as possible. When you go all the way around and get back to the crotchal area, I cut the yarn and just pull the tail all the way up and out of the top of the cookie and then use a tapestry needle to weave it back down to the back of the cookie to tie off and weave in the end. I think this looks more clean than breaking off the normal way, but you can figure out what works best for you, too.

To work the Smile, use Pink and sl st evenly along the spaces between Rnd 2 and Rnd 3 of the head, which form a perfect smile guide. Break off and weave ends into the back of the cookie.


Glue on eyes and pompoms!

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My Crocheted Gingerbread Village at Imagiknit

If you’ve been following my social media at all, you’ll know that I designed and crocheted this little pastel gingerbread village for my local yarn shop, ImagiKnit, here in San Francisco. With a full-time job, I definitely would not have been able to pull this off without help from two of my trusty crochet elves and my bff. It was a team effort! And we made a village!

Here’s a video of it in action, because the coolest part of the display is the yarn-bombed electric train!

The little people/elves that inhabit this village were heavily inspired by Mochimochi Land’s gnomes. I made little wire stands for them so that they could stand up in the display.

Manda helped me lay out the village, and we decided that a Big Tree in the center would be perfect. Time was really not on my side, so while I would’ve loved to crochet a tree, I decided to yarn-wrap a styrofoam cone instead. Still cute!

And no snowy village is complete without abominable snowmen or yetis! This pattern is based on the Abominable Snowman crochet class I have on Creativebug, but this one is a bit smaller and constructed slightly differently. While I was taking photos of the window, a woman and her son were watching the train go around. When her son realized that the monster was eating a person, he said he didn’t like it! Sorry, kiddo!

I hope that if you’re a Bay Area local, you’ll get a chance to stop by ImagiKnit. If the train isn’t going, just ask them! I’ll provide links to various crochet patterns in this project in the next few blog entries.

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Free Crochet Pattern: French Fry Purse

McDonald’s (!!!) approached me to help promote global #McDelivery Day, which is this Thursday, July 19! Order McDonald’s via UberEats on Thursday whenever lunch starts (10:30am or 11:30am depending on where you live), and you’ll get the chance to order FREE McDonald’s swag while supplies last at participating locations! You can go to for the downlow and see the 90’s inspired goodies they are offering that day. I’m particularly into the bandana, socks, and t-shirts, and I’m running an enamel pin giveaway on my Instagram!

To celebrate, I decided to make myself a french fry purse, because I still believe that McDonald’s fries are THE BEST FRIES. You can either make this a handbag or a cross body. I had people vote on Instagram, and the cross body won. Basically you can make the strap what ever length you want ;).

If you end up getting goodies on McDelivery Day, let me know what you picked! (P.S. This jean jacket is rad! Thank you, Ronald!)

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