For Mother’s Day this year, I opted to go simple and sincere. I had to make use of what I have, material-wise and skill-wise, instead of spending what I don’t have (which is cash).
Since my mother is fond of rolling her hair into a voluminous bun, I crocheted her a donut bun maker that will certainly last for a long time. Crocheted projects are believed to be durable and immortal. My mother still has the pouch I made 8 years ago to prove that.
Now, I will enlighten you with the crochet donut bun maker pattern I’ve created. Haha!
– Red Heart Creme de la Creme 100% Cotton Yarn (Mine was in Fudge Brown.)
– 4.5 mm / 7 (US, UK/CA) crochet hook
– Measuring tape
– Thread cutter/scissors
– Tapestry needle
– Fiber fill
CH – chain
ST(S) – stitch(es)
HDC – half double crochet
Note: I used a Medium (4) 100% Cotton Yarn. It is thicker than Mercerized Yarn (Monaco and Cannon), but thinner than Worsted/Acrylic Yarn. If you use different sizes of yarn, the outcome will also be different.
ROW 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Hdc in each ch across. (34 sts)
Ch 2, turn.
ROW 2: Hdc in each st across. (34 sts)
Sudden color change…. the sun was my light SO
Repeat Rows 1-2 until your rectangle measures 4.5” x 7”
Leave a tail approximately 50” long
Note: Basically, it’s just a crocheted rectangle. You can use any stitch for this project. I suggest you use a stitch that will produce smaller holes in between (to be explained later on).
Once you have your rectangle, you will now sew them together using your long tail and tapestry needle.
Sew the longer sides together first. Your sewn rectangle will now look like a tube.
Do not finish off. Fill the tube with fiber fill until it is thick enough. Make sure to fill all parts equally, avoiding lumps and flat portions.
Note: Fiber fill is stubborn. It seeps through holes, even the smallest ones. I suggested you to use tighter stitches to avoid strands of fiber fill outside your project.
Next, sew the ends of the tube together. This, for me, is the most tricky part of the whole pattern but it still is simple. You just have to be careful and not miss any holes.
Knot the tail and conceal it in the finished donut. (You may leave 2-3 inches so it doesn’t ravel easily.) Now you have your handcrafted donut/sock bun maker!
A DIY donut bun maker for the long-haired girls – crochet it for yourself, gift it to someone!
IMPORTANT NOTE: This pattern is totally free so if you sell it, you make the crochet gods cry.
If you happen to try my DIYs, post a photo and tag me on instagram or tweet me: @_idasiasoco
Don’t forget to use hashtag #gteDIY!
Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers!
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