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Doughnut (Earrings) – Free Crochet Pattern

I just love a yummy doughnut but seriously, who doesn’t?! Not just my tastebuds love them, they’re pretty to look at, too! And they are so on trend. I see them everywhere! I thought is was time I crocheted some doughnuts and not only that, I decided to turn them into earrings. They’re just too cute not to show them off outside the home, aren’t they?

However you can use my pattern to simply crochet them as decoration. Or you could turn them into cake toppers or doughnut toppers, how cool would that be? You could also make a doughnut baby mobile, or a doughnut garland for your next party, the options are endless…

So if you love doughnuts as much as I do, read on for the free crochet pattern (in British and US terms), and you can also find my video tutorial at the end of this post. Hope you enjoy it! Happy creating!

Doughnut Earrings | Free crochet pattern and video tutorial | stellasyarnuniverse.com

Materials (for 2 doughnuts) and tools

10g/0.35oz Rico Ricorumi Creative Cotton DK/light worsted weight for the donut

10g/0.35 Rico Ricorumi Creative Cotton DK/light worsted weight for the icing

2.5mm/US C-2 or 1.5 crochet hook

Yarn needle

Stitch Marker

Seed beads or other beads for the sprinkles

Sewing thread in colour of the icing

Slim sewing needle

Scissors

If you’re making earrings:

2 x earring hooks

2 x eyepins

Flat and round nose pliers, if you have them

Wire cutter or household scissors

British/Australian terms

Below you can find the pattern in British/Australian terminology. For the U.S. version please scroll down.

You will need to know how to chain, slip stitch, double crochet, half treble crochet, treble crochet, and how to make invisible decreases. If you haven’t done any or all of these techniques, you can learn them here:

Learn how to chain and single/double crochet

Learn how to half double/half treble crochet

Learn how to double/treble crochet

How to make invisible decreases

Abbreviations

R = row

Rd = round

Ch = chain

St(s) = stitch(es)

Sl st = slip stitch

Dc = double crochet

2dc = double crochet 2 in same st

Htr = half treble crochet

Tr = treble crochet

Inv dec = invisible decrease with dc: Insert hook in front loops of next 2 sts, yarn over, pull through both front loops, yarn over, pull through 2 remaining loops

C1 = colour of doughnut

C2 = colour of icing

Tension

25 sts x 26 rows of double crochet = 4″x 4″

Instructions

Crochet the doughnut in C1

Ch 18 in C1, close to rd in a sl st.

Rd 1: Dc 18 (18)

Rd 2: [dc 2, 2dc 1]*6 (24)

Rd 3: 2dc 24 (48)

Rd 4 to 7: Dc 48 (48)

Rd 8: Inv dec 24 (24)

Rd 9: [dc 2, inv dec 1]*6 (18)

Rd 10: [dc 1, inv dec 1]*6 (12)

Secure your stitch and fill with stuffing. Shape a hole into the stuffing, so you can sew both layers of the doughnut together from the middle/hole. You can see how I did this in my video tutorial.

Crochet the icing in C2

Leaving a 12″/30cm long end ch 12, close to a rd in a sl st.

Rd 1: Dc 12 (12)

Rd 2: [dc 1, 2dc 1]*6 (18)

Rd 3: [dc 2, 2dc 1]*6 (24)

Rd 4: 2dc 24 (48)

Rd 5: Dc 2, htr 1, tr 1, htr 1, dc 1, sl st 2, ch 2, tr 1, ch 2, sl st 1, dc 5, htr 1, tr 2, ch 2, sl st 1, dc 3, ch 2, tr 1, htr 1, dc 1, sl st 1, dc 1, htr 1, dc 1, sl st 1, dc 4, ch 2, tr 1, ch 2, sl st 1, dc 3, tr 2, dc 2, ch 1, htr 1, tr 1, htr 1, dc 1, sl st 1

Break yarn, pull through, sew in end. Using the long end, sew the icing into the doughnut hole. Pull the icing half way into the hole with your stitches. Sew on the outer edge of the icing with sewing thread and needle. I show you how I did this in my video tutorial.

Don’t cut your thread once you finished sewing on the icing. Use it to sew on the beads. Embroider them on top of the icing in a random pattern like sprinkles. I used seed beads but bugle beads would make really pretty sprinkles, too! Just make sure that you use a very slim sewing needle so that you can thread the tiny beads with it.

You can make many variations with different icing and sprinkles and all kinds of things! Doughnuts are so on trend at the moment and they are so pretty, so I decided to turn mine into earrings! I show you how in my video tutorial, which you can watch here:

Mini Crochet Doughnut | Free crochet pattern and video tutorial | stellasyarnuniverse.com

U.S. American terms

Below you can find the pattern in U.S. terminology. For the British/Australian version please scroll up.

You will need to know how to chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and how to make invisible decreases. If you haven’t done any or all of these techniques, you can learn them here:

Learn how to chain and single crochet

Learn how to half double crochet

Learn how to double crochet

How to make invisible decreases

Abbreviations

R = row

Rd = round

Ch = chain

St(s) = stitch(es)

Sl st = slip stitch

Sc = single crochet

2sc = single crochet 2 in same st

Hdc = half double crochet

Dc = double crochet

Inv dec = invisible decrease with sc: Insert hook in front loops of next 2 sts, yarn over, pull through both front loops, yarn over, pull through 2 remaining loops

C1 = color of doughnut

C2 = color of icing

Gauge

25 sts x 26 rows of double crochet = 4″x 4″

Instructions

Crochet the doughnut in C1

Ch 18 in C1, close to rd in a sl st.

Rd 1: Sc 18 (18)

Rd 2: [sc 2, 2sc 1]*6 (24)

Rd 3: 2sc 24 (48)

Rd 4 to 7: Sc 48 (48)

Rd 8: Inv dec 24 (24)

Rd 9: [sc 2, inv dec 1]*6 (18)

Rd 10: [sc 1, inv dec 1]*6 (12)

Secure your stitch and fill with stuffing. Shape a hole into the stuffing, so you can sew both layers of the doughnut together from the middle/hole. You can see how I did this in my video tutorial.

Crochet the icing in C2

Leaving a 12″ long end ch 12, close to a rd in a sl st.

Rd 1: Sc 12 (12)

Rd 2: [sc 1, 2sc 1]*6 (18)

Rd 3: [sc 2, 2sc 1]*6 (24)

Rd 4: 2sc 24 (48)

Rd 5: Sc 2, hdc 1, dc 1, hdc 1, sc 1, sl st 2, ch 2, dc 1, ch 2, sl st 1, sc 5, hdc 1, dc 2, ch 2, sl st 1, sc 3, ch 2, dc 1, hdc 1, sc 1, sl st 1, sc 1, hdc 1, sc 1, sl st 1, sc 4, ch 2, dc 1, ch 2, sl st 1, sc 3, dc 2, sc 2, ch 1, hdc 1, dc 1, hdc 1, sc 1, sl st 1

Break yarn, pull through, sew in end. Using the long end, sew the icing into the doughnut hole. Pull the icing half way into the hole with your stitches. Sew on the outer edge of the icing with sewing thread and needle. I show you how I did this in my video tutorial.

Don’t cut your thread once you finished sewing on the icing. Use it to sew on the beads. Embroider them on top of the icing in a random pattern like sprinkles. I used seed beads but bugle beads would make really pretty sprinkles, too! Just make sure that you use a very slim sewing needle so that you can thread the tiny beads with it.

Doughnut Earrings | Free crochet pattern and video tutorial | stellasyarnuniverse.com

You can make many variations with different icing and sprinkles and all kinds of things! Doughnuts are so on trend at the moment and they are so pretty, so I decided to turn mine into earrings! I show you how in my video tutorial, which you can watch here:

I hope you enjoyed this little project! Let me know if you have any questions in the comments.

Also I’d love to see what you turned your doughnuts into! Tag me @stellasyarnuniverse on Insta or Facebook, so I can have a look and applaud you!

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Happy creating!

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