Kitsch Kitchen Knits

Written by Natalie

Now we’ll admit, kitsch isn’t for everyone, but if you just can’t get enough of plastic flamingos, bluebirds with cheeky smiles, ’50s-style cocktail sets and pineapple tea cosies (we think you get the idea…), then you’ve come to the right place! Knitting is the perfect craft to embrace the unmistakeable vibe of ‘kitsch chic’, and you’ll be surprised how many quirky, throwback items celebrating the styles of yesteryear can be found online. Seek out original knitting patterns – or look for new takes on vintage styles – and inject a pop culture splash of fun into your kitchen! Here are our top five:


1) Biscuit barrel

Embrace the retro baking vibe with this deliciously irresistible retro jammy dodger cushion. Fun and comfort all in one – what’s not to love?

2) Tutti frutti

Channel your inner Carmen Miranda and bring a touch of Caribbean kitsch to the breakfast table with some fruity egg cosies.

3) Food, glorious food!

Show off your vintage china collection in style with some knitted yummies like these sweet party cakes – fabulously fun and easy on the waistline!

4) Tea for two

Embrace true kitsch chic and keep your favourite brew warm with a flamboyant tea cosy – just the thing to brighten even the coldest of winter days. With multiple looks to choose from, you’re bound to find inspiration among the berries, pineapples, posies and textured bobbles out there.

5) Gorgeous garlands

Give your dresser some TLC! Make over an un-loved piece of furniture with a themed garland strung with some of your cutest knits. From cupcakes to cacti, pineapples to pompom poodles – go with whatever makes you smile!

And remember – when it comes to kitsch styling, you can never go too far!