Is there anything better than a delicious meal or a satisfying snack? We think there’s just one experience that can compete with enjoying your favorite foods, and that’s looking at them in crochet form!
Sure, crochet eats aren’t as tasty as their edible counterparts, but they’ll never go bad, they’re fun to play with, and they look so cute sitting on a shelf or in a centerpiece!
These five artists create crochet food art for exhibitions, installations, and their own enjoyment. Some lean toward realistic portrayals, while others embrace a cute and cuddly amigurumi style. Despite their differences, one thing is for sure: these artists are sure to whet your appetite and inspire your creativity!
Clemence Joly Food Art
“The Wool Butchery” is an exhibition by artist Clemence Joly. Just as the name suggests, this art exhibit contains all of the trappings of a butcher shop, but made of crochet.
This designer has created other food-related projects, too! The project above was created to illustrate an article about cannibalism for the magazine Neon.
Kate Jenkins Crochet Comfort Food
Kate Jenkins is another crochet artist who creates crochet food that ranges from adorable to realistic and delicious-looking!
Kate is a UK-based artist who is best known for her pop-crochet work representing foods. Her most recent exhibition was called Cafe Kate and was displayed at Museum Rijswijk in Rijswijk, Netherlands.
I also loved checking out photos from another recent exhibition, called Kate’s Cones. This exhibition was an ice cream parlor featuring knitted and crocheted ice cream, complete with cones and toppings. Visitors could check out Kate’s delicious-looking work and even order a bespoke crochet ice cream as a piece of artwork for their own home.
Maria Skog Crochet Food
Maria Skog creates crochet food that looks good enough to eat! This Finnish crochet artist stitches up realistic treats and often displays them on real dishes. The noodle bowl above has my mouth watering!
Skog began showing her crochet creations to the world through the web in 2010 when she was struggling with breast cancer. Today, she has over 65,000 followers on her Instagram, where she shares photos of her delicious crochet meals.
You’ll find crochet renditions of everything from glasses of wine to slices of fruit and even meat and seafood among Skog’s creations. If you love food, love crochet, and want a way to admire both, you should check out Skog’s Instagram page for more of her amazing work!
Twinkie Chan Food Inspiration
Twinkie Chan was one of the first crochet artists I was exposed to who uses food as inspiration. She is well-known for her food-inspired scarves but she also crochets a variety of other food-inspired items that are always upbeat and interesting.
Twinkie created an installation called “Sucre Fleuf!” that is on display at Sweet Tooth Hotel in downtown Dallas. This installation is an imaginary bakery located in the middle of a secret garden. Here, you’ll see Twinkie’s love of all things cute, sweet, and crafty on display.
No matter what kind of treats you like best, you’ll find an adorable version among Twinkie Chan’s creations. These little crochet frosted animal cookies are a favorite of mine! Check out her Instagram for more. Inspired to create your own tasty crochet treats? You can find patterns for many of Twinkie Chan’s creations on her Etsy page.
Sabina Speich Giant Crochet Food
I adore the cute and cuddly crochet food that the artists above create, but I also love when an artist uses their art as a platform to address real issues in the world. Sabina Speich is a crochet artist who, like the others featured here, crochets food. However, her work points out the darker side of the culture surrounding food in our world.
Speich uses recycled and leftover yarn to create her giant food projects. It can take her months to create each giant food piece, which is designed to highlight our culture of overconsumption and food waste.