A Sad Day for Hot Dogs and Hamburgers

It is a sad day for Hot Dogs and Hamburgers.

It was announced today that Hot-Dog-On-A-Stick filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  What will the L.A. 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!

Hot Dog On A Stick

Hot Dog On A Stick Employees

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.

And in even worse news, John Markulis, the man who baked In-N-Out Burger’s hamburger buns, passed away today at the age of 83!  He had “the best buns in town.”

‘Tis a sad, sad day for Hot Dog and Hamburger lovers.  Sad indeed.

Red Heart Cornmeal
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in the color CORNMEAL
Googly Eyes
Black Felt
Red Felt
Yellow Felt
Blue Felt
White Felt
Fiber Fill
Craft Dowel
Aleene’s Fabric Fusion
Random pill bottle lid
Double-stick tape
Crochet Hook Size “H” or 5.0 mm
Pill Bottle lid
Double-Stick tape

Row 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)

Stitch Marker

BEFORE you decrease you should stuff you hot dog with fiberfill

Fiber Fill

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.



4 thoughts on “A Sad Day for Hot Dogs and Hamburgers

  1. Hi Janice!
    I love your plea for Hot Dog On a Stick! Please make mine a Veggie Hot Dog!! Don’t know if this is the right venue to say how much I love your new blog, but, anyway, I do!!!
    Pamala (in your Fiber Fiends group. I’m soon to be in Texas – Yaaayyyy!!!)

  2. Hi Pamala,
    Thank you for liking my blog!!! I just started it and it’s been fun! Hope you continue to read my blogs posts and best wishes on your move to Texas!!! Maybe I can come visit you sometime. Janice 🙂

    • Hi Janice! Yes! You can definitely visit me in Texas. Just try to come when it isn’t snowing or boiling at 100 degrees! They (the infamous they) say no one moves to Texas for the weather!

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