About Me

Twinkie Chan designs and crochets fun, food-themed accessories like cupcake scarves, hamburger mitts, and hot dog purses at www.TwinkieChan.com. She lives in San Francisco with two happy pups and an infamous rainbow wall of yarn.

Twinkie’s unique work has been featured online, in print, and on television, from BuzzFeed to Mollie Makes to Crochet Today to HGTV. She has partnered with craft companies such as Michaels Stores, Lion Brand Yarn, Yarnspirations, and the Craft Yarn Council on to help promote their products and campaigns. Her bacon & eggs scarf was recently spotted on Kimmy Gibbler from “Fuller House,” the Netflix re-boot of the TV show “Full House.” She was also extremely honored to contribute exclusive designs to the Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary fashion show and the Sanrio 50th Anniversary art show. To make her signature designs more accessible, she created a licensed line called Yummy You! which has been carried at online retailers like Hot Topic, NYLON Shop, Fab, and ModCloth.

The incredible demand for her crochet patterns inspired her to write her first book, “Twinkie Chan’s Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies: 20 Yummy Treats to Wear,” published in Fall 2010 with Andrews McMeel Publishing. Her highly-anticipated second book, “Twinkie Chan’s Crocheted Abode A La Mode: 20 Yummy Crochet Projects for Your Home,” just came out with Creative Publishing International in Spring 2016. She is beginning to focus more on teaching with her tutorials on YouTube, and she is also a Creativebug instructor with new classes rolling out in 2016. Twinkie encourages everyone to have fun with their crafting and their fashion so that we can all feel yummy and make the world a yummier place.

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