It is a sad day for Hot Dog lovers around the world

It was announced today that Hot-Dog-On-A-Stick filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. What will the County Fair be without Hot-Dog-On-A-Stick?? They are the cornerstone of the Fair stick food phenomenon!  Summer just isn’t summer without a corn dog on a stick, slathered in mustard or ketchup, and a Big Lemonade to wash it down! Perhaps even more important is the stylish and sexy uniform that all Hot-Dog-On-A-Stick employees have to wear!HotDogStick-jpg

Fortunately it is just Chapter 11 bankruptcy, meaning Hot-Dog-On-A-Stick might be clogging arteries awhile longer if they can restructure and get going again. So cross your fingers that the future will be full of deep fried meat and cheese on a stick! And if you see a Hot-Dog-On-A-Stick in the mall, BUY ONE!!

I had to run home and create my sad corny-dog because I am so worried for the future of this shopping mall icon. The tutorial for making your own corny-dog is below.

‘Tis a sad, sad day for Hot Dog lovers. Sad indeed.
MATERIALS
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in the color CORNMEAL
Googly Eyes
Black Felt
Red Felt
Yellow Felt
Blue Felt
White Felt
Fiber FillE300_0320_swatch
Craft Dowel
Aleene’s Fabric Fusion
Pill bottle lid
Double-stick tape
Crochet Hook Size “H” or 5.0 mm
HotDog2-jpgRow 1: Chain 3, slip stitch together to form a ring.

Row 2: 4 single crochet inside the ring. (DO NOT JOIN) place stitch marker and continue on.

Row 3:
2 single crochet in each stitch around, should have (8) stitches (Move stitch marker to the 8th stitch you made)

Row 4:
2 single crochet in each stitch around, should have (16) stitches (Move stitch marker to the 16th stitch you made)

Rows 5 – 32:
single crochet all the way around, (Keep moving your stitch marker up as you go)
BEFORE you decrease you should stuff you hot dog with fiberfill
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Row 33: Single crochet, Single crochet decrease all the way around. (tie off yarn and make a knot, cut yarn, leave a 6 inch tail, no need to weave in the end, stuff the tail into the hot dog.

With Aleene’s Fabric Fusion glue, attach wooden dowel into the fiber fill which is in the hot dog. Allow to dry, then decorate your hot dog with googly eyes, felt eyebrows and mouth, and a little hat.

HAT: Please note the hat was very easily made, by taking a pill bottle cap, putting double stick tape all around it, and then attaching cut out felt rectangles all around it.
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