April is National Pecan Month. This yummy treat is often overlooked but is honored this month as a way to raise awareness of how it can be a great snacking option that fits into many diets and lifestyles. Pecans can easily be taken on the go and they last a long time so you can always have a bag in your purse or project bag. And if you love to make crochet food then you can also use pecan crochet patterns!
Benefits of Pecans
Some of the benefits of pecans according to the National Pecan Shellers Association (NPSA):
- Pecans contain more antioxidants than any other nut variety according to ORAC values
- Pecans can help reduce the risk of heart disease and lower cholesterol levels
- Pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals
- Pecans are a natural, high-quality source of protein and naturally sodium free
Pecans are a terrific snacking choice. Celebrate that this month by making some crochet pecan treats. Crochet is actually a great snack replacement to help keep you on track with diets by keeping your hands busy!
Pecan Crochet Patterns
Celebrate the benefits of pecans with these cute pecan crochet patterns.
This is a pecan tart crochet pattern that also comes with instructions for making fig newtons. What a super cute dessert pattern set! This pattern is for sale on Ravelry and Etsy by Sally Byrne.
Crochet Memories has this free crochet coaster pattern for coasters that were inspired by pecan pie. They are 6″ in diameter and made with dc clusters for a terrific textured design. These cute crochet coasters are great to make new and then use again for fall decor.
The 3-in-1 Pecan Pie crochet pattern for sale on Etsy by melbangel has instructions for making a full pie,a pecan tartlet and a slice of pecan pie. She shares, “The Pecan Pie is a specialty of Southern U.S. cuisine. It is a sweet custard pie and is popularly served at holiday meals.”
This is a cute mini pecan tart crochet pattern. What is especially nice about it is that it has a detailed pecan sitting on top of it, so if you are looking for a pattern for a pecan nut and nut just pecan pie then you can make use of this pattern for that. This crochet pie pattern is sold on Etsy by CopaceticCrocheter.
This is a retro 1980s crochet doll pattern originally published by Graham Publications, Inc. The pattern has been updated and reproduced as a pdf for sale on Etsy by TheBluOwl. What a cute little crochet pecan pie doll!