Last year I went to a Christmas party where we had a white elephant gift exchange. ? For my gift, I crocheted a white elephant from Lucy Ravenscar’s pattern. It was a big hit and it got “stolen” twice, as everyone loved how obvious it was. So when I found out we were doing a white elephant at this year’s party, I knew I wanted to crochet something…but what?
I’m sure you can make an educated guess by this post’s title, so here’s a picture of this year’s white elephant gift.
By the way, I think the proper spelling is “doughnut”, but to make things easier I’m going to take the “ugh” out of “doughnut” and use the abbreviated, more popular version. Also, to shake things up, I think I’ll use donut emoticons instead of smiley faces throughout the post! ?
I used the Crochet Donuts Pattern from Little Things Blogged, and it was absolutely perfect for the cause! As for yarn, I used Red Heart Super Saver (is there any surprise there?) in Buff for the cake color, and Baby Pink and White for the frosting. I don’t know the brand of the dark brown yarn, but I used it for chocolate cake and frosting.
I have to say, I’m really pleased with how they turned out. I fooled someone into thinking they were real donuts, too, and I wasn’t even in the room! I will be sad to part with them, but they’ll be immortalized here as long as WordPress is around. ? (Sorry for getting all existential there!)
I used fabric glue to do the swirly frosting, but I hand-sewed all the seed beads on. It was one of the most monotonous experiences of my life, but I think it was worth it. I also made a smaller donut necklace with sprinkles, too, which I’ll be posting about sometime.
All of these donuts are making me hungry…and they’re also making me think of Twinkie Chan! I’m a big fan of food-themed crochet, and I’m hoping these donuts go over well.
How are you doing on your holiday crochet? It’s hard to believe Christmas is only four days away! I think these donuts would make a pretty good gift…they don’t have calories, and they’re high in fiber!
P.S.The WordPress “circle” gallery seems like it was designed for this purpose, so here are three donuts in their own gallery: