DSCN3651 There may be many reasons for knitting female anatomy but I suspect that the reasons for knitting food all ultimately fall under the "because we can" category.  Needless to say knitters and crocheters love to show off what they can do and knit and crochet food is very popular.  There are whole directories dedicated to knit and crochet food patterns.  Though I've observed patterns for knit beets and crocheted coffee with interest, there was something about the sweet simplicty of crocheted cupcake that drew me in. 

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