I have been itching to make a doughnut for a long time, Twinkie chan (amazing) released the pattern last year in her book, Crochet abode a la mode, she fantastic, I still haven’t bought the book! But then the pattern was released in a magazine
so I had to buy it. Then when I looked at the pattern it was going to cost a fortune to make, the pattern recommends super chunky lionbrand yarn, I think I was looking at about £60 for the yarn and £75 for the stuffing.
Anyway, after visiting abakhan in Liverpool last week I managed to find some super chunky yarn in a biscuit colour and pink, they were classed as seconds because the label was missing, I bought 8 balls of biscuit for about £12 and 5 balls of hot pink for £6.99, then I found the new hug it out yarn from hobbycraft knitcraft and thought I’d use that for the centre, it’s just lovely! And so thick!
yarn, savvy shopper me you know!! Once I’d finished it looked a little like this
Floppy! I had read online that it would take between 4-5 kg of yarn to stuff! Anyway @lyndascraftroom sent through a link for amazon, £10 delivered for 5kg! It’s difficult to understand without seeing just how large 5kg of toy stuffing is!
It’s huge!!!!!! But, Twinkie chan wasn’t wrong, not one bit, that doughnut swallowed the lot. So this morning has been a little hot and sticky, with help from the girls at our #knitcraftsocial we got it stuffed, I’m so pleased with it!!!
This will now be covered in large stuffed 9cm sprinkles and kept by for The Crochet Sanctuary.
Anyway if you fancy a doughnut, calorie free get hooking!! Xx