Friday, August 30, 2013

Donut for your thoughts...

So I went up to MBG to do my drop off, that I am sure your all sick of hearing about by now good news this post isn't about MBG!

There is a Donut shop right at the intersection before the MBG called Worlds Fair Donuts .  We had to good luck to stop by about two weeks ago and get some donuts and other items.

BEST DONUTS (yeast wise) EVER!!  You have to get there early in the day if you want a large selection because they sell out quick.  Last trip we were only able to get some frosted, glazed, fried pie, and a pie donut. This trip we managed to get in early enough to snag the last long john, one of the last cake donuts, a cream pie donut, and a few regular glazed. 

I was so won over by the place that I was determined to go back  next time I was up there.  Since I  had made the plans I though I would make them a crochet donut!  The owner/baker was a sweet guy and very friendly.  This time we actually talked a bit more, and one of his regulars what impressed with the donut and asked if I could do a Buddha so I think that will be my next challenge.

It was easy... well if you call frogging 2 donuts before I got it right easy.   I just had to figure out how to make a disc with a hole in it.  Sounded very easy but some how when I applied my smarts to it I wound up with something that looked more like a ruffly doll skirt.  So I frogged that donut and started over.  Here is what I did (sorry I didnt take pictures of it in progress)--

Light brown yarn, White yarn, G-4,25mm hook

In light Brown chain 12, making sure not to twist the chain slst into the first chain.
Inc, sc around
Inc, sc2 around
Inc, sc3 around
Sc all for 3 rows
Dec, sc3
Dec, sc 2
Dec, sc 1

 Here is where it might get a bit tricky, you should end up with 12 stitches at the end.  What I did was flatten it so the hole's lined up on the inside, and stitched about 1/2 of it together then started stuffing but it was kind of hard so I recommend you try and stuff ever 3 stitch you sew up.

Once that is done with white yarn (or any color you want the frosting to be)

Chain 14, slst making sure not to twist the chain.
Inc, sc around
Inc, sc2 around
Inc, sc3 around

Then in this last round if you want it to look perfictly iced just do it in sc, BUT if you want it to look like mine where the frosting looks like it is dribbling down the sides in spots then do it more like this
Sc 4, hdc, dc (into same st as hdc), dc, hdc, sc3, hdc dc trb (all in same stitch),dc, hdc, sc reapeat
You can do more triple crochets for larger 'drips' get creative with it.   Leave a long tail to stitch it onto the base, I recommend sewing it on one st in from the edge so it leaves it with that thick frosted look.  If you have long beads you could even sew a few of those on for sprinkles.  My next one I will try to make sure to take loads of photos of the WIP or even video.

Again I am from the US so these are US crochet terms if you dont under stand something let me know and I will do my best to help you out.

I look forward to seeing everyone's donuts!!

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