Wednesday, 17 February 2010

A zero - calorie doughnut!!

I wanted an easy and quick project after that cushion cover... and this is what I found a doughnut pin cushion... So the project is easy and quick, and useful. Bingo!

I did not want to buy more yarn, so let's just pretend it is a dark chocolate doughnut (I
have not actually seen any of those, but someone should think about it).

Here comes the pink icing. My Dad is a chemist, and in any sort of chemical food stuff, it would be proud - all these possible E numbers!!! Well, I had some pink yarn left, and so it is used now! Otherwise still it is all organic food for me!

So here we are the perfect pin-cushion doughnut, made in a couple of hours.
If you are looking for this pattern, you can find it free on Ravelry. It was made by Nevadamama. I copied it below for ease.
It is available at


Yarn: any brown for donut - any white for frosting (used what I had)
Hook: H or any you prefer (I used a 4mm)
Polyester filling (I used some fabric I had left from a patchwork I made for my parents)
Straight pins with colored heads (I do have those!!)

All the instructions are in American, beware.

Chain 18
Join to form ring

R1: sc in each chain around (do not join, mark beginning of every row)

R2: *1 sc, 2 sc in next sc*
Repeat to end of row

R3: sc

R4: *1 sc, 2 sc in next sc*
Repeat to end of row

R5- R10: sc

R11: *1 sc, dec in next sc* (sc two sc together)

Repeat to end of row

R12: sc

R13: *1 sc, dec in next sc*
Repeat to end of row

R14: sc
Finish off, leaving long tail for sewing
Fold so first and last rows meet, forming a donut
Whip stitch first & last rows together (center of donut) stuffing as you go

Chain 18
Join to form ring
Repeat rows 1-4 of donut

R:5 sc around, changing sc to 2 dc or 2 tr when needed, to form drips

Finish off, leaving long tail for sewing
Tack icing to top of donut & add straight pins (I actually sewed down the icing on the doughnut with the pink yarn)

Bon appétit!!!


  1. Mmmm on le mangerait presque!! Le doughnut en noir rappelle les gateaux Oreo!

  2. So cute! Thanks for writing up the pattern and sharing it.

    Thanks, too, for your comment on my blog. I really had no idea when I hyphenated my name that it would cause trouble.

  3. I love your teapot! Great doughnut too!


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