This is a beginning-level BONUS pattern from Adventures in Mochimochi Land, available June 9th from book sellers everywhere. (Signed copies are available from the Mochimochi Shop!)
Sometimes the simplest knits are the most scrumptious. In “The Hungry Donut,” a story from Adventures in Mochimochi Land, chocolate chip cookies serve as wheels on a truck and also as a platform from which a tiny baker seeks to save the world.
They can become so much more with some imagination… or just cute cookies for play food fun!
—Worsted-weight yarn in 2 colors, light brown and dark brown
—Set of size 5 US (3.75mm) double-pointed needles
A list of pattern abbreviations can be found here.
Pattern (worked bottom to top)
With light brown yarn, cast on 4 stitches onto one DPN. Without turning, slide the stitches to the right end of the needle to work the first round as an I-cord. Rnd 1 (worked as I-cord): [Kfb] 4 times (8 sts).
Distribute the stitches onto 3 DPNs to continue working in a round. Rnd 2: [Kfb] 8 times (16 sts). Rnd 3: Knit. Rnd 4: [Kfb, k1] 8 times (24 sts). Rnd 5: Knit. Rnd 6: [Kfb, k2] 8 times (32 sts). Rnds 7-9: Knit (3 rnds). Rnd 10: [K2tog, k2] 8 times (24 sts). Rnd 11: Knit.
Lightly stuff the piece (enough to fill out the shape, but the cookie should be relatively two-dimensional when pressed flat). Rnd 12: [K2tog, k1] 8 times (16 sts). Rnd 13: Knit. Rnd 14: [K2tog] 8 times (8 sts).
Break the yarn, leaving a tail of a few inches, and draw it tightly through the stitches with a tapestry needle. With the tail still on the tapestry needle, weave it down through the bottom of the piece, and make several small stitches going all the way through the bottom and top of the piece, to help it retain its flat shape.
With dark brown yarn, embroider small, randomly-placed patches of stitches to resemble chocolate chips.
For more quick and delectable knits, check out Adventures in Mochimochi Land, available from retailers like Amazon and also from us in the Mochimochi Shop!