Former Australian Council Worker “Cooks” Tasty-Looking Crochet Food

Crochet is often reserved for clothing items and decorations. But Australian crochet artist Trevor Smith had another idea. He decided to use crotchet to “cook” all sorts of tasty food items.

Smith’s crochet works contain detailed recreations of wedding cakes and other desserts, salads, roasted meat, fish, and much more. He occasionally also ventures in crocheting cookware and other household items.

According to Smith, he inherited his love for crochet from his mother when he was just a boy.

“My mother was a talented craftswoman and I was always shadowing her, wanting to be doing what she was doing,” he shared in a recent chat with The Design Files.

After finishing art school, Smith ventured into other art mediums and later served as a council worker. Still, he honed his crochet skills, often working on crocheting items after his daily job.

But nowadays, crocheting is Smith’s only preoccupation. He retired from his council job in 2020 and decided to return to his mother’s hometown of Penola. There, he continued creating crochet food and other items, often working 14 to 16 hours a day.

“There are so many ideas running around in my head that I want to do, and it’s going to take me the rest of my life to get them all made,” Smith explains.

Check out his works below.