Here you can find the free pattern for a crochet mince pie.
These are a really easy, quick make, that can be used a Christmas ornaments, tree decorations, or festive ware.
Why a Crochet Mince Pie Pattern I hear you ask?
Well, I was working in the local nursery with 3 and 4 year olds, and as a festive counting song, we changed the lyrics of “5 currant buns” to “5 mince pies” and then needed some props to give the children to help them count!
How do you make a Crochet Mince Pie?
These are an advanced beginners pattern. You need to be able to work in the amigurumi method but also:
- Make a magic ring
- Single crochet
- Back Post Half Double Crochet
- Half Double crochet
- Sew in your ends
Yarn for a Crochet Mince Pie
I’ve made this pattern with a worsted weight yarn and 5.5mm hook that was kindly gifted by Wecrochet.
I chose Brava from Wecrochet which is a great budget friendly yarn, in the colours
These are a dark brown for the pie filling, and an “overbaked” Almond, although I could have gone “underbaked” with (Cream 28424)
This yarn is super soft and cosy, and I have to say my new favourite, as you can still ge the details of a DK yarn, but it works up so much quicker.
How long does it take to Crochet a Mince Pie?
This is very quick pattern.
Each mince pie takes about 30 – 45 minutes to crochet and sew together.
My top tip here is to leave the ends longer than you would do, and use these to sew the mince pies together.
How big is the Crochet Mince Pie?
These mince pies were made with worsted weight yarn that was kindly gifted by Wecrochet.
Finished mince pie measures 9 cm x 9 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches)
If you make these with DK yarn, they are slightly smaller 6 cm x 6 cm (2 ¼ x 2 ¼ inches).
Crochet Pattern Options
There are a few ways you can get the crochet pattern for my Easy Mince Pie and enjoy this crochet pattern and help support Off the Hook for You.
- You can find and use the Easy Crochet Mince Pie pattern here on the blog that is supplemented with ads.
- You can purchase, print and keep the 2 page advert-free pattern PDF in any of my shops.
- Or you can wait until the 3rd November 2021, when this pattern is included in the 12 Days of Christmas Crochet Blog Hop with Fosbas Crochet.
Crochet Mince Pie Pattern
You will need:
1 Ball Almond C28410
1 Ball Sienna C28449
Small amount of toy stuffing
This pattern is written in USA terms
BPHDC Back Post HalfDouble crochet
HDC Half Double Crochet
MR Magic ring
SC Single crochet
SS Slip stitch
ST (STS) stitch / stitches
Pattern is made using USA 🇺🇸 terms.
Work in the Amigurumi method, in a continuous spiral with no slip stitching to join.
The star is made, working in the round, slip stitching to join, then chaining for each point, before adding stitches.
Make sure you crochet tightly so the stuffing doesn’t show through.
Finished mince pie measures 9 x 9 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches)
BPHDC (Back Post Half Double crochet) Back post half double crochet, work the half double crochet around the post of the stitch inserting hook from back to front to back again.
The case of the mince pie is made in 3 parts, the bottom “pastry”, the Mince pie filling and the pastry star on the top.
Bottom Pastry Case
Rnd 1: With Almond, working into a magic ring, 10SC. [10sts]
Rnd 2: (2SC) 10 times, ss to join. [20sts]
Rnd 3: (2SC, 1SC) 10 times [30 sts]
Rnd 4: (2SC, 1 SC, 1SC) 10 times. SS to join. [40sts]
Rnd 5: BPHDC around. SS to join, fasten off, weave in ends. [40sts]
Note if you want to make these as tree decorations, when completing round 5, after the SS, chain 20, and SS to the next st to make a loop.
Mince Pie Filling
Rnd 1: With Sienna, working into a magic ring, 8SC, join. [8sts]
Rnd 2: (2SC) 8 times, ss to join. [16sts]
Rnd 3: (2SC, 1SC) 8 times [24 sts]
Rnd 4: (2SC, 1 SC, 1SC) 8 times. Fasten off, leaving a long end for sewing. [40sts]
Rnd 1: With Almond, working into a magic ring, 10SC, Slip Stitch to join. [10sts]
Rnd 2: *Ch3, in the second chain from the hook, SC, HDC in the 3rd Ch from the hook, skip a st on the ring, SS to the next st * Repeat from * 5 times (5 points). Fasten off, leaving a long end for sewing.
To Make Up
Sew the star to the top of the mince pie filling in the centre, using the photo as a guide.
Making sure the pastry case has the ridge of the BPHDC facing upwards, using wip stitch, sew the filling to the back loop of the BPHDC round, when a small gap in remaining, add a small amount of toy stuffing, and finish sewing together. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Join me at Off The Hook For You to share your crochet!
Thanks for visiting – I’d love to stay connected with you so please sign up for my email list where a free PDF pattern is waiting for you (just so you can see what my PDF patterns are like).
Finished one of my crochet pattern makes? I’d love to see it and so would the world, so get sharing! You can find me in the following ways:
- Join my new Facebook group
- Share a picture on Instagram and tag me #offthehookforyou
- Share your projects on Ravelry
- Share your projects on LoveCrafts
This post may contain affiliate links which I earn a small commission from if you choose to click and purchase anything from. You pay the same price, I get a very small amount for sending you their way. It helps me to make my crochet patterns free on the blog.