Giant donut crochet pattern

Go jumbo with our GIANT donut crochet pattern by Paula Risanto. This magnificent ring of two-toned goodness will put your ripple stitch cushions to shame. If you’re au fait with whipping up stacks of granny squares then this pattern will be a piece of cake! With only two crochet stitches to master (double crochet and slip stitch) beginners can totally have a go at making this crochet donut, too.

Choose two contrasting colours to create your showstopper and roll one into every room. Stay sweet and crochet on…Giant donut crochet pattern

You will need:

• Worsted Weight Yarn in:
Beige (100g) – for the base
Dark Brown (150g) – for frosting (A)
Pink (150g) – for frosting (B)
Leftover yarn for sprinkles – orange, yellow, pink, white, blue or any colourful yarns
• Stitch Marker
• Polyester filling
• Yarn needle
• 5.5mm crochet hook (to make the frosting)
• 3.5mm crochet hook (to make the base)

Notes
1. This donut cushion is made in round for both base and frosting.

2. Use stitch markers as it’s easy to lose count!

3. Frosting is made with 2 strand of yarns.

4. When changing yarn colour, don’t worry if it seems a bit loose, you just need to pull the back of the yarn on the wrong side if that happens. Once the frosting is completed, we will tie a knot at the back to secure.

How to make a crochet donut

Giant crochet donut pattern - assebly - finished

Making the base

Foundation
Using a 3.5mm crochet hook and the beige yarn, ch90. Join with slip stitch.

Round 1 Chain 1, dc in each chain (90 stitch)

Round 2-7 dc in each Round

Round 8 (2dc, dc in the next 8 sts) 10 times [100 stitch]

Round 9 (2dc, dc in the next 9 sts) 10 times [110 stitch]

Round 10 (2dc, dc in the next 10 sts) 10 times [120 stitch]

Round 11 (2dc, dc in the next 11 sts) 10 times [130 stitch]

Round 12-13 dc in each round

Round 14 (2dc, dc in the next 12 sts) 10 times [140 stitch]

Round 15-17 dc in each st around

Round 18 (2dc, dc in the next 13 sts) 10 times [150 stitch]

Round 19-20 dc in each st around

Round 21 (2dc, dc in the next 14 sts) 10 times [160 stitch]

Round 22 (2dc, dc in the next 15 sts) 10 times [170 stitch]

Round 23-24 dc in each round

Round 25 (2dc, dc in the next 16 sts) 10 times [180 stitch]

Round 26 dc in each st around

Fasten off

Making the two tone frosting

Giant crochet donut pattern - donut frosting foundation Giant crochet donut pattern - donut frosting foundation 2

Foundation
Using a 5.5mm crochet hook and Yarn A (dark brown) with 2 strands together, ch25.
Change to Yarn B (pink), ch25, join with slip stitch.

Round 1 Change to Yarn A, ch1, dc in the next 25 chain, change to Yarn B, dc in the next 25 chain [50 sts]

Round 2-4 Change to Yarn A, dc in the next 25 dc, change to Yarn B, dc in the next 25 dc [50 sts]

Round 5 Change to Yarn A (2dc, dc in the next 4 sts) 5 times, Change to Yarn B (2dc, dc in the next 4 sts) [60 sts]

Round 6 Change to Yarn A (2dc, dc in the next 5 sts) 5 times, Change to Yarn B (2dc, dc in the next 5 sts) [70 sts]

Round 7 Change to Yarn A (2dc, dc in the next 6 sts) 5 times, Change to Yarn B (2dc, dc in the next 6 sts) [80 sts]

Round 8 Change to Yarn A (2dc, dc in the next 7 sts) 5 times, Change to Yarn B (2dc, dc in the next 7 st) [90 sts]

Round 9-10 Change to Yarn A, dc in the next 45 sts, change to Yarn B, dc in the next 45 sts (90 stitch)

Round 11 Change to Yarn A (2dc, dc in the next 8 sts) 5 times, Change to Yarn B (2dc, dc in the next 8 sts) [100 sts]

Round 12-13 Change to Yarn A, dc in the next 50 sts, change to Yarn B, dc in the next 50 sts [100 stitch]

Round 14 Change to Yarn A (2dc, dc in the next 9 sts) 5 times, Change to Yarn B (2dc, dc in the next 9 sts) [110 sts]

Round 15 Change to Yarn A, dc in the next 55 sts, Change to Yarn B, dc in the next 55 sts [110 stitch]

Round 16 Change to Yarn A (2dc, dc in the next 10 sts) 5 times, Change to Yarn B (2dc, dc in the next 10 sts) [120 sts]

Round 17 Change to Yarn A (2dc, dc in the next 11 sts) 5 times, Change to Yarn B (2dc, dc in the next 11 sts) 5 times [130 sts]

Round 18 Change to Yarn A, dc in the next 65 sts, Change to Yarn B, dc in the next 65 sts [130 sts]

Fasten off, leaving long tail for both Yarn A and B for sewing.

Assembly

Giant crochet donut pattern - Assembling the donut step 1 2

Step 1
On the wrong side of the frosting, tie a knot between the yarn colour changes to secure the stitch.

Giant crochet donut pattern - assebly - donut frosting sprinkles step 2

Step 2
Using leftover colourful yarns, sew the sprinkles randomly on one half of the donut frosting.

Giant crochet donut pattern - assembly - step 4

Step 3
Place wrong sides together, Place the base in the centre of the holes of the frosting. Using whip stitch, sew both pieces together, working through foundation chain of base and round 1of the frosting, also sew the last round of both base and frosting pieces together

Step 4
Stuff well with polyester stuffing to desired stiffness. Weave in all ends.

Paula RisantoAbout Paula Risanto
Australian Based Crocheter, she started crochet as therapy after she lost her stillborn daughter, Gabrielle in 2012. She sells her crochet creation goodies using high quality cotton yarn under her brand, Flaming Pot. www.flamingpot.com.au

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  • Pamellion

    Mine ended up a lot more tall than it looks in the pictures. In the pictures it looks like a disc that just has a center that goes up a little bit and edges that go up a little bit. I think if I had just continued increasing evenly, it would have worked better for me, perhaps without increasing just when I was in the center and around the sides. It still looks like a donut, but as I was crocheting it I was thinking the increases seemed too abrupt. Still a cute pattern, but I wish I could figure out how my crochet style is so much different from the designers. Because most of what I crochet comes out exactly like the pics. 🙂

    • Pamellion

      I wish I could post a picture

  • Brenda Krause

    I am assuming you are using UK crochet terms and the dc would be a sc in the US.

    • Madill3

      I sure didn’t know this and thank you for the advice! The stitch looks like a single crochet versus a dc.

  • Niva Lev

    I must agree with some of the comments given..
    The base part of the donut came out (accoding to instructions..) much bigger and didn’t fit the upper part at all :-{