Crocheting has never made us so hungry! These donuts are about the size of real ones, making these a quick and satisfying project. With numerous topping and base options, the sky’s the limit when it comes to how many different donut combinations you can come up with.
Time: 1 Hour Pattern
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: 3.5” diameter
Gauge: 16 sts x 18 rows = 4” [10 cm] in single crochet after stuffing
Yarn: Universal Yarn Uptown Worsted (100% anti-pilling acrylic; 180 yards [165 meters]/100 grams): 331 Sapphire (BC1, 1 ball), 322 Silver Grey (BC2, 1 ball), 349 Pale Blue (BC3, 1 ball), 323 Steel Grey (BC5, 1 ball), 302 White Glow (BC6, 1 ball), 345 Peony Pink (FC1, 1 ball), 320 Eggplant (FC2, 1 ball), 311 Cherry (FC3, 1 ball), 344 Coral (FC4, 1 ball), 372 Rose Heather (FC5, 1 ball)
Yarn: Universal Yarn Uptown Worsted Mist (100% anti-pilling acrylic; 180 yards [165 meters]/100 grams): 914 Sapphire (BC4, 1 ball)
Yarn: Universal Yarn Uptown Worsted Tapestry (100% anti-pilling acrylic; 180 yards [165 meters]/100 grams): 802 Party Time (FC6, 1 ball)
Hook: US size D/4 (3.5 mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle, polyester stuffing, clear craft glue, sewing needle and thread.
BC: Base Color
FC: Frosting Color
Each donut is worked in two pieces. First, the base is worked. Then, the upper part is worked upward from the beginning edge of the base. The upper part is joined to the last row of the base by slip stitching them together. A smaller hook than usual is required for this yarn in order to achieve a firm fabric that the stuffing will not show through.
Donut 1 (Sapphire Base/Peony Frosting with Star Sprinkles)
Rnd 1: With BC1, fsc 18. Bring ends together to form ring but do not join. Work will be done in a spiral. Place a removable marker on first st and move up each rnd.
Rnd 2: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] around. (24 sc)
Rnd 3: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc] around. (30 sc)
Rnd 4: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc] around. (36 sc)
Rnd 5: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc] around. (42 sc)
Rnds 6-8: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off after last rnd. Weave in beg and ending tails to make the piece look as seamless as possible.
Rnd 1: With FC1 and RS facing, work sc in each fsc of base. Do not join. Work will be done in a spiral. Place a removable marker on first st and move up each rnd.
Rnds 2-7: Work as for Base. Do not break yarn.
Note: 1 less rnd is worked for Frosting as base.
Cut a 1 yd piece of FC5. Split piece of yarn in half so that it has only 2 plies. Embroider cross stitches on Frosting piece using photo as a guide.
Donut 2 (Silver Base/Eggplant Frosting with Cream Filling)
With BC2, work as for Donut 1 Base.
With FC2, work as for Donut 1 Frosting.
With FC5, fsc 75. Fasten off leaving a long tail.
Donut 3 (Light Blue Base/Pink Frosting with Sprinkles)
With BC3, work as for Donut 1 Base.
With FC3, work as for Donut 1 Frosting.
With FC6, embroider sprinkles on Frosting piece using photo as a guide. To get all of the different colors shown, pull from different parts of the striping sequence of FC6.
Donut 4 (Speckled Sapphire Base/Coral Frosting with Eggplant Candy)
With BC4, work as for Donut 1 Base.
With FC4, work as for Donut 1 Frosting.
With FC2, *bring yarn up from WS of Frosting piece to RS of piece, tie an overhand knot close to surface, take yarn back to WS of piece 1 mm away from entry point; rep from * across Frosting piece, placing knots approximately 0.5” apart.
Donut 5 (Steel Gray Base/Coral Heathered Frosting with Flower Icing)
With BC5, work as for Donut 1 Base.
With FC5, work as for Donut 1 Frosting.
Donut 6 (White Base/Party Time Frosting with Drizzled Icing)
With BC6, work as for Donut 1 Base.
With FC6, work as for Donut 1 Frosting.
Join Base and Frosting (All Donuts):
Bring Base up and through the center so that WS of Base and Frosting are together. With Frosting side facing, *with yarn in back, insert hook through back (closest) lp of Base sc and back lp of Frosting sc, sl st**, rep from * to ** until ¾ of sts have been joined. Stuff dounut very firmly. Rep from * to ** until 2-3 sts rem unjoined. Finish stuffing donut very firmly. Join rem sts. Cut yarn and pull through last st. Sew to beg sl st invisibly. Weave in ends.
Weave long tail in and out of base sts from fsc. Gather slightly and allow to coil into a mound of cream filling. Turn over. With sewing needle and thread, tack layers of cream into place. Sew base of cream to Frosting.
Glue a strand of FC3 to Frosting, using glue sparingly, and using photo as a guide.
Glue two strands of FC4 to Frosting, using glue sparingly, and using photo as a guide.
Need help with abbreviations on donut pattern.
BC: Base Color (BC1, BC2 etc refer to the yarn color options for each donut)
FC: Frosting Color (FC1, FC2 etc refer to the yarn color options for each donut)
fsc: foundation single crochet
Hope that helps! – Nicola, Editor