How to Make a Crocheted Donut Pillow

Posted: May 10, 2018 by admin

Front View Crocheted Donut Pillow

Donut Worry Be Happy!! Welcome to my free crocheted pattern for Crocheted Donut Pillow. Have you seen my Crocheted X-Large Donut Pillow pattern? I wanted to create a smaller version that is just as fabulous and cozy. I used Bernat Blanket Yarn to create this soft and fun pillow. It’s works up really fast, the sprinkles are tons of fun and it’s sure to be a conversation piece any where in your house.

Donut Pillow in PurpleFor the Crocheted Donut Pillow you create a top and bottom, add a swirl or sprinkles and single crochet together. You can choose from a variety of colors for top and bottom I used Bernat Blanket Yarn in Taupe but you can also use Sand or Baby Sand to get similar look. I chose Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn in Lilac for the frosting but you can choose which ever color you desire. There are plenty of color option combinations to chose, when I make another I’ll try making a white with red sprinkles and use a sand for the bottom. Have fun choosing your colors and making your Crocheted Donut Pillow!


Materials Needed: 

Super Bulky Weight Yarn. 1 Skein Bernat Blanket Yarn in Sand or Taupe. 1 Skein Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn in Lilac

Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn in Seafoam, Pixie Pink, Lemon Lime, Baby Pink for sprinkles

L Hook, I use a Clover Amour 

G Hook, I use Clover Amour to weave ends in

Poly Fill 

Tapestry Needle  

Stitch Marker


CH = Chain Stitch 

SC = Single Crochet 

SL ST = Slip Stitch 

DIMENSION OF FINAL DONUT is 14 inches wide and 6 inches tall


With Yarn and L Hook, CH 30, SL ST together with out twisting your chain. Grab a stitch marker since you’re working in a  continuous round.

Row 1: SC in each stitch around, mark end of row with stitch marker. (30)

Row 2: SC, 2 SC, repeat all around except only 1 SC in last stitch. ( 44)

Row 3:  SC in each stitch around. (44)

Row 4:  3 SC, 2 SC in same stitch, repeat around. (55)

Row 5 – 6: SC in each stitch around. (55)

Row 7:  4 SC, 2 SC in same stitch, repeat around. (66)

Row 8: SC in each stitch around. (66)

Row 9: 5 SC, 2 SC in same stitch, repeat around. (77)

Row 10: SC in each stitch around. (77)

Row 11: SC in each stitch around. (77)

Row 12: 6 SC, 2 SC in same stitch, repeat around. (88)

Row 13: SC in each stitch around. (88)

Row 14: 7 SC, 2 SC in same stitch, repeat around. (99)

Row 15: SC in each stitch around. (99)

Back Crocheted Donut Pillow
Row 16-18: SC all the way around SL ST and fasten off a tail to weave in. (99)

FOR TOP,  Row 16-20: SC all the way around. Don’t fasten off, add sprinkles then you will SC top and bottom together.

Sprinkles or Swirl:

Make sprinkles by CH 6, SC in 2 stitch, SC in next 4 stitches, fasten off. I made 4 of each color and then one color a 5th one to finish for a total of 17 sprinkles. Weave them on so they laid flat and knot ends on underside.

Or Surface SL ST swirls in desired pattern.


Crocheted Donut Pillow SideCrocheted Donut Pillow SideLaying wrong sides facing together and using yarn from top piece SC or whip stitch around on inside. For outside SC from the top piece, 1/2 way start filling with polyfill, then 3/4 add some more and right before done finish with a little extra fill. SL ST and fasten off with a tail to weave in. Weave in on the underside in the final SC row to hide your work.

Now squeeze your Crocheted Donut Pillow!!!

Now that you have a Crocheted Donut Pillow of  your own what will you do with it? This would make an amazing gift or add the perfect touch to any room. Follow me and share your pictures on Instagram using hash-tag #pinkplumeriamaui. Follow me on Pinterest to see what I’m pinning and don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter.   

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