Twinkie Chan Books


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Hello! I'm that girl who makes food scarves!

People have been asking me for years to sell patterns for my projects, and I am so excited to finally bring you my book of crochet patterns!

Grandma Wendleton taught me and my BFF to crochet when we were little. Since I was ten years old, I've been creating silly goodies like tiger-head Kleenex cozies, frog hats with dangly legs, and BBQ pork bun plushies for my friends and family. I currently live in San Francisco, CA and work on my crafty dreams full-time after 10 years in the book publishing biz.

I design and hand-make all kinds of fun, food-themed accessories and doodads (food-dads?) at, which I started in 2005. My work has been featured in magazines such as Giant Robot, Glamour Italia, and Nickelodeon Magazine, as well as on the DIY Network and in the Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary fashion show in Los Angeles. In Fall 2010, I launched my new clothing and accessory line , making my signature items more affordable and accessible to more awesome people!

Eat your cake and wear it, too!

Twinkie Chan

P.S. The crochet patterns in my book are intended for personal use only. Selling items you have made from my patterns is strictly prohibited without my permission. Please contact me if you have specific questions.