Saturday, June 14, 2008

Trends: Food

If you've been browsing the Etsy Hookers' shops lately, you'll have noticed an interesting trend: crochet food.

Not in a million years would I have imagined how popular crocheted food would become. I wonder when this started. What genius looked at a ball of purple yarn and thought, "Grapes"? Whoever it was, they started something. You can find just about every kind of food: donuts, popcorn, bananas and the ever popular cupcakes. Mmmm...cupcakes.

Anyway,it's too bad my daughter has outgrown the play food stage. Child's Play Crochet's chocolate chip cookies look good enough to eat! Some members' food items look like pieces of art. Have a gander at Yarnyums Fruit Tart. Wowie! I can just see that under glass as a conversation piece. Some are fashionable, like MayRae Crochet n Knit's Berry Wristlet. So cute. Some are just plan funny, like Home Hooked's Frightened Fruit Kabob. There is something for every taste (hahaha!).

If you're in the mood to cook something up yourself, there are a few Etsy Hookers selling patterns for food, like this cute egg potholder from Red Berry Crochet.

Anybody else hungry?



PeWee said...

Crochet food is one of my FAVORITE things to make! Thank you for including my donuts!

Red Berry Crochet said...

Yummy, yummy...crocheted food is just plain fun! A great blog post Chris, thanks for sharing this trend with us. And thank you for including my egg pattern :)

Nora said...

Crocheted food ....who would have ever thunk!!!! LOL I can imagine in my mind children setting the table and playing house with these beautiful creations. Makes me want to be a kid again...oh right!!! I can, because I am in my 2nd childhood! Great feature Laura!

Angelinas said...

i love it...these are some of my favorites

Hippie Dippy Designs said...

I think I gained ten pounds looking at all the crochet food LOL

We have such talented people!

MayRae said...

Love all the crocheted food. It's great to see how realistic it can be or how silly some are.

Chris said...

I'm glad you liked it.

Fairy Dust Crochet said...

Wow! the crochet food looks so yummy!
It is amazing the things you can do with crochet.
Mmmm I'm getting hungry! 8)

Jennifer said...

OK, I'm a little slow... I just found this blog entry! Thanks so much for including a picture of my cupcakes and the nice comments on my cookies. I just can't get enough of the things!!