Free Taco Crochet Pattern

Happy Cinco de Mayo! 

I woke up this morning not entirely sure what I would crochet today to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. It wasn’t until I dressed my son in his taco poncho (made by my brilliant sister) that the inspiration hit me. I would crochet a taco!

This pretend taco is PERFECT for a child’s kitchen play, for a photo shoot or for anyone who wants to work up a bunch of tacos WITHOUT the risk of consuming too many carbs. This pattern works up super quick and is easy. You can add the optional lettuce, or even crochet the lettuce pieces in yellow or white yarn to create some cheese or leave it plain. Either way it looks super adorable.

Thank you for stopping by and considering following this pattern. Happy Crocheting!

Materials Required:

Worsted weight yarn in sunflower (or any darker tone of yellow), spring green (any light green) and dark brown.

US size H hook

Darning needle

Stitch marker

Stitches Used:

Chain- ch

Single Crochet- sc

Slip Stitch- ss

Half Double Crochet- hdc

Taco Shell (worked in the round, use your stitch marker to keep track of rows)

To begin, ch 2.

Row 1. 9 hdc in 2nd ch from hook (9)

Row 2. 2 sc in each st around (18)

Row 3. 1 sc, 2 sc in next, repeat around (27)

Row 4. 1 sc over 1st 2 st, 2 sc in next, repeat around (36)

Row 5. 1 sc over 1st 3 st, 2 sc in next, repeat around (45)

Row 6. 1 sc over 1st 4 st, 2 sc in next, repeat around (54)

Row 7. 1 sc over 1st 5 st, 2 sc in next, repeat around (63)

Row 8. 1 sc over 1st 6 st, 2 sc in next, repeat around (72)

SS to 1st st, finish off. Sew in ends.


To begin, ch 202.

Row 1. ss in 3rd ch from hook, *sc 2, ch 2, ss in same st* repeat from * to * until you reach the end of the chain.


Using green for lettuce OR yellow/white for cheese, ch 5 and finish off.

Assembling your taco:

Fold your taco shell in half and fill it with your beef filling strand. Using a piece of yellow yarn that matches your taco and a darning needle, sew in from one side of the taco through the center and beef filling out to the other end of the taco, and continue to do so until your beef sits inside of the taco without falling out. You can now sew your lettuce or cheese pieces onto the top of your taco if desired.

I would LOVE to see photos of your finished tacos in the comments below. Always feel free to share!


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