Crochet Delight: Twinkie Chan’s Doughnut Rattle Pattern

I had so much fun sewing Twinkie Chan’s crochet rattle that I had to tell you all about it.

The story is that one of the girl’s teachers is pregnant and they gave her a baby shower. I thought I had some baby items in stock and I could just give her something that has already been made, but I couldn’t find anything.

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

I’ve had a Creative Bug Subscription for a long time and I don’t always check it when I’m looking for new projects, but this time it happened to me and I’m so glad I did.

The crochet donut rattle

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

She has several classes on Creative Bug, but this one for the rattle crochet donut caught my eye.

Since I didn’t need a lot of guides, I only looked at excerpts from the class and found the pattern well written and easy to follow for someone with some crochet experience.

If you are less familiar with the conditions and assembly techniques, watching the video will help you because it will guide you through the process.

The doughnut part is crocheted in one piece, the icing being processed separately. I’ve been using pink since the baby was a girl.

Once you have filled and sewn the donut (I strung bells on the thread that I used to sew the sides of the donut together to make sure they are securely fastened inside), embellish it with “sprinkles”, then sew it on top of the donut.

I used a few different colors of yarn and ended up making straight stitches because the girl thought that the desired stitch in the pattern made the sequins too big.

Ready-made Donut Rattles

I made the first one and we packed it in a little box of treats like pastries. (The girl wanted something that really looked like a donut box, but I couldn’t get it at the last minute. Although I’m thinking about it more, I’m sure I would have gotten one at a local bakery.)

It was so well received that another teacher asked for a “young” Version for her future grandson.

I was happy to commit.

This model is a lot of fun and would look great as a stuffed donut even without the rattle. I used yarn that I had in the house and they only take a few hours to assemble.

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