Monday, April 4, 2016

Crochet Donuts

...are apparently a thing. I had no idea.

Last week, I previewed what the donut looks like after the form has been crocheted, but before it's been sewn together and stuffed...


I really thought there'd be more to it than crocheting a sphere with the ends cut off. *Shrug*

Good thing I looked it up on the internet.

Oh my. Seriously. Do this. Google "crochet donuts". Or look them up on Etsy. Pages. And pages. Wow.

So, yeah, I made a couple. They look like this...


Cute, huh? I used this pattern with a couple modifications. I used slightly bulkier yarn and an H hook. And I started with a chain of 20.


The "frosting" was added by starting a new color on round 7. The "sprinkles" are just a sort of running stitch using variegated yarn (before stuffing).

I did make one in the pattern's original size...


Size difference for comparison...


They're kind of cool. And weird.

Did you have any idea crocheted donuts were a thing? Would you want a crocheted donut?

Today's A to Z Challenge post brought to you by the letter...

Knitted C, C monogram, gift card holder

36 comments:

  1. I hadn't seen these before except now on your blog. Who would have known! They are cute though and now I want a donut.

    betty

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  2. These are really cute! I'm not sure what I would do with them but I like them :)
    Debbie

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    1. I don't think they really do anything.

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  3. I had no idea that crocheted donuts were a thing. If I had some, I'm sure my dog would tear them to shreds!

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    1. Aha! Pet toy. There's a market for them. But, I don't know how long they'd last.

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  4. Interesting. What are they for? Quite surprisingly they are adorable!!

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    1. For? Nothing but decoration. Kinda silly, really.

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  5. I thought it would be something practical and usable :) unless you stuff it and use it as that thing that people with haemorrhoids sit on to avoid pain :)

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  6. Crochet donuts?!? Cool! (No, I had no idea those were a thing.) Like Random Musings, I don't know what I would do with them, but that's neat. Love the sprinkles.

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  7. Cool I had never heard of them before

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  8. What cute donuts. Have you tried putting one in your hair to make a fluffy hair bun? I have a few hair donuts at home just for that purpose.

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    1. I think they might be a big big for that, but that's one possible use.

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  9. I'm not sure I would, but I do fancy a crocheted fairy cake. What fun! ~Liz http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

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    1. Crocheted fairy cake... Hmmm... I don't know what a fairy cake is, but that might be something I have to try.

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  10. Knitting\crochet is going through such a renaissance right now,I'm not surprised. And come to think of it, I DO kind of want one.

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    1. There was a boy at the farmers market yesterday who had to have one. Even his mother questioned the usefulness of it.

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  11. Ohhhhhhhh. That's what they are! The complete project is actually very cute. I'm not sure I'd want one, though. It would make me hungry for real donuts...

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  12. I had not heard of this before. I will definitely be googling them. I am a practical knitter/crocheter, though. If it has no purpose then I'm probably not going to make it. They are cute!

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  13. They look great, but I agree that having one sitting around would make me want to eat doughnuts!

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  14. These donuts look great, but I have to say, give me a real one I can eat any day.
    CazsBooks
    http://cazgreenham.blogspot.com #a-z

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  15. They're cute and pretty but pointless. I think they'd make me hungry.

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  16. I think crocheted bagels could be in your future... Although donuts are more colorful!

    Yvonne

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  17. A creative turn of mind will come up with interesting results. I had no idea that donuts were trending. They remind me of Homer Simpson. . .could pets or little ones play with them?

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    1. I don't know how long they would survive with a pet, but little ones... Well, they could be hard on them too. Should work okay.

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  18. Never crochet anything I had to stuff. I've been cutting and sewing strips for up coming rag rug I'm going to crochet.
    Coffee is on

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    1. So, you've never tried amigurumi? It seems weird at first, but it's cool once you've tried it.

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  19. What a neat thing and they would be a good gift for someone who has everything and loves donuts. I like your letter C

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    1. Thanks. When I heard about them, I knew they'd be perfect for C.

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