Did you  know that April 26 is National Pretzel Day?  The weird thing is..I didn’t when i started making this. Is there such a thing as a crochet coincidence?


I had been staring at a ball of brown cotton yarn that I had used in the bunny dish cloth. There was a lot of it left and it is really not a color that I would want to use for more than accents. Since we had been playing with amigurumi in crochet class, I got inspired to see if I could figure out how to make a pretzel from it. I’m from Philadelphia where a soft pretzel can be considered a legitimate breakfast, or even lunch.

I haven’t done much, if any, making up of my own patterns before.  But this was so simple it really doesn’t seem like a true pattern. I’ll try to describe it the best I can.

Yarn used: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in Warm Brown

Hook: Size G/6 (4mm)

Chain 3, join to first stitch with sl st to form circle

Round 1: 6 sc in the loop

Round 2-?: Without joining, continue to sc in each sc until your piece measures about 14 inches (36cm)

Final round: sc dec 3 times, fasten off.

Assembly: Fold into pretzel shape, stitch the “legs” of the pretzel onto the body and put one stitch in the part where it crosses to hold it in place.