25 Crochet Food Patterns That Are Good Enough To Eat
by Kelsey Mlnarik
Have you ever made a piece of crochet food? There’s an entire grocery store of patterns out there!
My own children play with wooden pretend food, but within just a few minutes of looking at these patterns, I was inspired to work on a crochet set for them.
With crochet patterns for everything from cookies to farmer’s market veggies, these designs are sure to inspire hours of creative play.
No little ones? No problem! We also found patterns for realistic crocheted foods that are just begging to be displayed in a fruit bowl, giant plush foods for quirky decor, and patterns that lend themselves well to Christmas ornaments.
25 Crochet Food Patterns
If you're looking for crochet food patterns, look no further! There are so many amazing patterns for crochet food available, and they range from hyper-realistic to cute and cartoonish.
Check out our favorites below- we're sure that they will inspire hours of pretend play or serve as wonderful homemade decorations.
This adorable cupcake set is perfect for pretend play! With four separate pieces including cupcake liners, cupcakes, icing, and candles, these crochet confections will inspire hours of bakery, tea party, and birthday party imaginative play.
This strawberry pie play food set is sure to inspire rich imaginative play. This pattern has everything needed to playact the entire process from start to finish, including a bucket for "picking" the berries, the strawberries themselves, a pie tin, and a top and bottom pie crust.
This crochet pattern set will allow you to whip up every part of this complete breakfast- including waffles with butter, eggs, and bacon. This pretend breakfast would make a great addition to a play food collection, perfect for playing house or restaurant.
This pattern is for a whole handful of crochet berries that look good enough to eat! Use this pattern to make cherries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries. They are fun to play with on their own or you can use them to decorate other crochet food, such as the cupcakes listed above.
Perfect for the holiday season, this pattern is for four different crochet iced gingerbread cookies and a crochet marshmallow. Children would enjoy playing pretend with these crocheted treats during the holiday season, or they would look lovely as a Christmas tree ornament.
This crochet pizza pattern is perfect for play kitchens. Children will have fun ordering and building their pizza and choosing a selection of toppings. If you can work in the round, you can stitch up this pizza crust, cheese, pepperoni, and olives.
Get ready for a fancy and adorable tea party with this fairy cake crochet pattern! The pattern is for a cake with one or two slices removed, a slice of cake, plain or dipped strawberries for decoration, and a heart to garnish the top of the cake.
These cakes are perfect for tea party play, a pretend bakery, or for playing with dolls. An advanced beginner can manage this cute pattern.
We love how the crochet stitches perfectly represent kernels of corn in this crochet corn-on-the-cob pattern! This pattern makes a spectacular addition to a set of play food, or a great teether thanks to its nubby texture. You could even make a decorative fall display using different colors of yarn for Indian Corn.
This adorable stuffed dumpling is made extra soft and cozy through the use of super bulky plush yarn. Make it without the face and eyes for use as pretend food, or add the smiling face to make it into a plush toy.
Your little ones will have a ball opening their own pretend sandwich shop with this crochet pattern. They'll have plenty of ingredients to build the perfect sammie with this set, which includes patterns for toast, eggs, peanut butter and jelly, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, bologna, pickles, and onions.
These peanut butter cookies topped with a candy kiss are one of my favorite simple cookies to eat, so I had to include this amigurumi version on our list! Switch up the colors to make different types of cookie bases and a mix of white and dark chocolate kisses on top.
Balance all of the sweets in your play kitchen with this crocheted roasted turkey! Crochet the whole bird and the wing and drumstick pieces alone to make a variety of new pieces for a set of play food. This pattern is also ideal for making a Thanksgiving display.
This pattern has everything you need for an afternoon of pretend baking! It includes patterns for rolled-out dough with cutouts, a rolling pin, a bottle of vanilla, a cookie cutter, cookies with icing, and a butter dish with butter. It's perfect for little ones to imitate all of the steps they see adults completing in the kitchen.
When you're decorating for Christmas, don't forget Santa's milk and cookies! This crochet pattern is for smiling amigurumi cookies and a class of milk, with holly and a candy cane to adorn the plate. Use this pattern to make a whimsical and festive display for the holiday season!
These giant crocheted donuts are perfect as playful decor, an adorable photo prop, or a tasty-looking alternative to throw pillows. They are made using mostly single crochet, so this is a suitable pattern for a beginner, and the use of fluffy yarn creates a soft and cuddly final product.
This pattern for a whole or half peach is so realistic that we're ready to take a bit. While of course this peach would be right at home in a play kitchen, it's so beautiful and convincing that we think it would shine best in a decorative fruit bowl on display.
Have as many scoops as you like with this ice cream cone crochet pattern! Make some cones and a variety of scoops in different colors, and they will provide lots of entertainment as pretend ice cream shop props. We also think they could be artfully displayed as summer decor.
If you're looking for a quirky and adorable gift idea, this is it! This pattern for a donut with wings, a heart, and envelope embellishments is just begging to be made for a Valentine's Day gift. It will stand out beautifully against a sea of same-old teddy bears!
Move over, dolls and teddy bears, Mr. Bread and Butter is here! This hilarious plush toy would make a funny and memorable gift for adults and children alike. Add a squeaker and use some sturdy cord for the stitches and this would even make an excellent dog toy.