This amigurumi donut is my newest food-themed free crochet pattern!
Read on to learn more about my design process and inspiration, or scroll to the end to get the free pattern. If you’re in a hurry and need to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here.
The easiest donut ever!
Amigurumi foods are ever popular in the crochet world and donuts are one of those that seem to be particularly suited to being made in crochet form.
This donut may look complicated (especially with the ring structure), but I assure you that if you can make a ball, you can make this donut!
The entire outside of the donut is made in one piece, and then the inside is whip stitched together to form the tube. Honestly, this pattern is pretty fool proof!
One of my favorite things about this pattern is that it includes a small frosting detail around the edge, which is made through a simple BLO and FLO technique — not as hard as it looks!
Of course, you can customize this donut to whatever you like, or even leave it plain. I went with a classic glazed donut with pink frosting and rainbow sprinkles, but I can see a really fun array of donuts being made from all different colors!
My Inspiration and Design Process
I’ve been wanting to make a donut for a while and I’m so glad that I finally was able to create this pattern!
Crochet foods are so fun to me, and this donut is actually life sized, which makes it even more fun to make. The sprinkles are a really cute touch, but what I like most about this pattern is that it’s relatively quick and straightforward even when the results are anything but!
This pattern is much easier than you think, and soon you’ll be whipping up a whole dozen donuts in no time!
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This cute and cuddly Donut pattern is a breeze to work up and is super cute! The frosting detail is the perfect extra touch, and you can customize the colors of the sprinkles and frosting to your favorite flavor of donut, or just leave it plain. This pattern is accessible to beginners, and you can adapt it to any size you want by changing the weight of the yarn!
- WeCrochet Brava Sport (Sport)
- (<1 skein) Cotton Candy
- (<1 skein) Almond
- (scrap) Red
- (scrap) Canary
- (scrap) Peapod
- light green
- (scrap) Sky
- light blue
- (scrap) Seraphim
- light purple
- (<1 skein) Cotton Candy
- Size D (3.25) Clover Amour crochet hook
- 5.0 mm safety eyes
- tapestry needle
- polyester fiberfill
- stitch markers
- black embroidery thread
- BLO: back loop only
- CC: contrast color
- ch: chain
- dec: decrease (single crochet two stitches together)
- FSC: foundation single crochet (tutorial here)
- inc: increase (two single crochets in one stitch)
- MC: main color
- MR: magic circle
- rnd: round
- sc: single crochet
- slst: slip stitch
- st(s): stitch(es)
- x sc: single crochet x number of times
- yo: yarn over
- (x sts): x total stitches at the end of the round or row
- (…) x: work instructions in parentheses x number of times
- Crochet in continuous rounds unless otherwise specified
- When filling with polyester stuffing, pull apart each large chunk into many smaller chunks. This ensures an even distribution of firmness.
- To avoid large holes in the crochet fabric, increase tension until the holes cannot be seen, or choose a crochet hook a size down.
- For this pattern, the MC is Cotton Candy, CC1 is Almond, CC2 is Red, CC3 is Canary, CC4 is Peapod, CC5 is Sky, and CC6 is Seraphim.
Amigurumi Basics Tutorials for Beginners
- How to thread a needle quickly
- How to make a magic circle
- How to work single crochets in a magic circle
- How to tell the right side and wrong side of amigurumi
- X stitch vs. V stitch
- I use the X stitch for all my amigurumi, which only results in a slight visual variation. You can use either stitch without any repercussions and you can follow the pattern exactly no matter which you choose.
- How to stuff amigurumi
- How to finish off amigurumi in the round
- Two ways to embroider amigurumi noses
- How to finish off in the round
- How to attach yarn and pick up stitches in the round
- How to make a slip knot
5″ x 5″
DONUT (Begin in MC. See Abbreviations for FSC.)
- Round 1: FSC 24 (24 sts)
- Round 2: slip stitch to join (counts as a stitch), sc, inc, (2 sc, inc) x7 (32 sts)
- Round 3: (3 sc, inc) x8 (40 sts)
- Round 4: 2 sc, inc, (4 sc, inc) x7, 2 sc (48 sts)
- Round 5: (5 sc, inc) x8 (56 sts)
- Round 6: 3 sc, inc (6 sc, inc) x7, 3 sc (64 sts)
- Round 7: (7 sc, inc) x8 (72 sts)
- Round 8: 4 sc, inc (8 sc, inc) x7, 4 sc (80 sts)
- Round 9: (9 sc, inc) x8 (88 sts)
- Round 10-13: (4 rnds) sc around (88 sts)
- Round 14: working FLO, sc around (88 sts)
- Change to CC1.
- Round 15: working in the back loops of round 13, sc around, and slip stitch in the first stitch. See below for picture tutorial. Insert 5.0mm safety eyes between rounds 10 and 11 with 4 stitches between them. Using black embroidery thread, embroider a V shaped mouth on round 11 between the eyes. Cut MC. (88 sts)
- Round 16-19: (4 rnds) sc around (88)
- Round 20: (9 sc, dec) x8 (80 sts)
- Round 21: (8 sc, dec) x8 (72 sts)
- Round 22: (7 sc, dec) x8 (64 sts)
- Round 23: (6 sc, dec) x8 (56 sts)
- Round 24: (5 sc, dec) x8 (48 sts)
- Round 25: (4 sc, dec) x8 (40 sts)
- Round 26: (3 sc, dec) x8 (32 sts)
- Round 27: (2 sc, dec) x8 (24 sts)
- Finish off, leaving a long tail of around 24″ (60 cm) for sewing. Using CC2, CC3, CC4, CC5, and CC6, embroider short lines randomly all over the frosting section.
- Using the tail end of the yarn, seam the donut shut in the middle with a whip stitch, stuffing firmly as you go. Finish off and weave in the end.
I hope you enjoyed making this Donut! If you run into any problems feel free to ask me a question in the comments section below or through email at email@example.com.