Twinkie Chan’s Crocheted Doughnut Rattle


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I had so much fun stitching up Twinkie Chan’s Crocheted Doughnut Rattle I just had to tell you all about it.

The backstory is that one of the girl’s teachers is pregnant, and they were doing a baby shower for her. I thought I had some baby items in reserve and that I could just give her something that was already made, but I couldn’t find anything.

So I needed a quick project that was cute and fun and girl-approved.

I’ve had a CreativeBug membership for a long time, and I don’t always check it when I’m looking for new projects, but I happened to this time around and I am so glad that I did.

The Crocheted Doughnut Rattle

Twinkie Chan is well known to me and others as a designer of super cute crochet projects (sometimes they are food, sometimes not).

She has several classes on CreativeBug but this one for the crocheted doughnut rattle caught my eye.

Since I didn’t need a lot of instruction I only watched snippets of the class, and found the pattern to be well written and easy to follow for someone with a bit of crochet experience.

If you’re less comfortable with crochet terms and techniques, watching the video will help because she walks you through the whole process.

The doughnut part is crocheted all in one piece, with the frosting worked separately. I used pink since the baby was a girl.

Once you stuff and sew the doughnut (I threaded jingle bells onto the yarn I was using to sew the sides of the doughnut together to make sure they were secure inside) you embellish with “sprinkles” then sew onto the top of the doughnut.

I used a few different colors of yarn and ended up just making straight stitches because the girl thought the stitch called for in the pattern made sprinkles that were too big.

Finished Doughnut Rattles

I made the first one and we packaged it in a little treat box like a pastry. (The girl wanted something that really looked like a doughnut box, but I couldn’t get that at the last minute. Though on further thought I’m sure I could have gotten one from a local bakery.)

It was so well received another teacher asked for a “boy” version for her soon-to-be grandson.

I was happy to oblige.

This pattern is a lot of fun and would be great just as a doughnut plushie without the rattle aspect, too. I used yarn I had lying around the house and they only take a couple of hours to pull together.

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They have hundreds of classes on knitting, crochet, sewing, painting, drawing and more. I did a more in-depth review back when Craftsy/Bluprint shut down that you can read here.

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