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Free giant donut cushion crochet pattern

What's better than a doughnut? A giant one of course! So hook up yourself a sweet treat of a seat with this free donut cushion crochet pattern

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Go jumbo with this large donut cushion crochet pattern by Paula Risanto. This magnificent ring of two-toned goodness will put your plain fabric cushions to shame. If you’re au fait with whipping up stacks of granny squares then this big doughnut crochet 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 pillow, too.

Choose two contrasting colours to create your showstopper and roll one into every room. Kids and adults alike will love this crochet donut pillow – after all is there anything better to sit on than a large doughnut cushion? We think not!

About 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. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

You will need:

Any Aran/Worsted Weight Yarn (you could try Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran), approx 150g of each in:

  • Beige
  • Yarn A – Dark Brown
  • Yarn B – Pink

Small amount of leftover yarn for sprinkles – orange, yellow, pink, white, blue or any colourful yarns
Stitch Markers
Polyester filling
Yarn needle
5.5mm crochet hook
3.5mm crochet hook

Tension

Tension is not important for this project

Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This free crochet donut pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Notes

Frosting is made with 2 strand of yarns. 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. If you’re struggling with this, you can always check out our how to join yarn and change colours in crochet tutorial.

If you’re after more fab free crochet projects for the home, why not hook up our Free crochet picture frame patterns or our Hexagon crochet wall hanging pattern for some simple wall decoration. Alternatively, hook up a whole sofa-load of cushions with our Free pyramid crochet cushion cover pattern or our How to crochet chevron cushions tutorial.

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Free crochet donut cushion pattern

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You Will Need

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook

Total time:

Making the base

Step 1

Foundation

Using a 3.5mm crochet hook and the beige yarn, ch90. Join with slip stitch into first chain made, being careful not to twist chains.

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

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Making the giant doughnuts two tone frosting

Step 1

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.

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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]

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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.

Assembling your doughnut cushion

Step 1

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

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Step 2

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

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Step 3

Place wrong sides of your donut cushion 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

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Step 4

Stuff well with polyester stuffing too desired stiffness. Weave in all ends. You’ve completed your donut cushion! Share our crochet donut cushion pattern with your pals and make a whole host of large and rather delicious looking donuts.

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