Do or Do-nut

Bigger is always better, or so we’re led to believe here in America. Grande sounds good, but why stop there when you can get a Venti, or even a Trenta? While you’re at it, you might as well super-size that order, or just get your whole meal in a bucket when no other vessel is large enough to accommodate. The literal proportions of the situation can quickly get out of hand, but by no means is this a criticism- More of an amused observation. I fully accept my own guilt when it comes to pushing reasonable size limitations in all aspects, and especially when it comes to food. Though I’d like to think of myself as more rational, balanced, or reserved, it’s hard to deny when the entire volume of your largest suitcase is occupied by just one doughnut.

Somehow it figures that the single largest object to have ever emerged from my crochet hook would be a dessert. Coming from this sweet-toothed and food-obsessed crafter, what else could it have really been? Billed as a “floor poof,” I’d like to think that this creation is genuinely more functional than frivolous. Kick up your feet and use it as an ottoman; stack up some reading material to enjoy it as a side table; cozy up with it on the couch as a super plush pillow. Really, its utility is as expansive as its physical size.

What I didn’t anticipate was that everyone in the house would want to make the most of this enormous fiberfill fritter.

It should come as no surprise that dogs love doughnuts too. One four-legged visitor discovered that my cotton snack cake was in fact the perfect size for a dog bed. Seeing this sweet pup so happily wedged in the center, it was hard to argue that in this case, bigger really was better. Maybe I should try stepping it up next time and build one with a Great Dane in mind. It’s best to keep thinking big, right?

Pattern from Twinkie Chan’s Crocheted Abode a la Mode.

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19 thoughts on “Do or Do-nut

  1. Now that is a supersized do-nut I can really get behind! (And get my behind, behind, so to speak.) I LOVE it! I WANT it! How many pounds and what kind of filling does it contain? And can I copy it? (Probably never will, other than in my mind. But, you never know.)

  2. That is a thing of beauty and wonder! That pooch has excellent taste! (and maybe you’ve found your calling…..supersize donut doggy beds?)

      1. If I wasn’t so far away I’d place one! I bet if you set up an Etsy store the word would spread in no time :)

  3. Muahaha! It’s so lovely and so perfect! What a wonderful job you did! And the… ahem… icing on the cake/doughnut is the pooch getting all comfy in it. So sweet : ) Thanks for sharing this and keep those coming! As other commenters said, there are lots of dogs that would totally, totally dig this—especially the ones not allowed on their humans’ couches! <3

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