Classic Donut Amigurumi

Louie's Loops

Easy difficulty


1 hour




In this amigurumi crochet pattern we’ll be making the cutest little classic donuts, with no sewing at all! This doughnut pattern is shockingly easy to make, even with the drippy frosting edges! Including a full length video tutorial going through detailed instructions so you never miss a stitch.

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What you'll create

What you'll learn

What you'll need

Cotton Yarn



Cyan (Frosting Color)
Beige (Cake Color)
Any Color (Sprinkles)

Crochet Hook

G6 / 4.00 mm

Black Thread or Yarn (Optional)

Safety Bead

6 mm


Darning Needle



Chain Stitch




Slip Stitch


Single Crochet




Invisible Decrease


Front / Back Loops Only


Half-Double Crochet

Other Useful Info


5 Rnds and 4 sts per 1”

Finished Size

about 3.5 inches in diameter


In the Round (without turning)

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The Pattern

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(1:23) The time codes match to the pattern video

01Frosting Top

[Starting in Frosting Color]
Make a slip knot, ch 12, slst into the first chain to make a big ring.

Rnd 1: ch 1, sc 12 around, starting in the next ch, and ending in the top loop of the slst, work around the tail end to hide it in (12)

Rnd 2: [sc 1, inc] 6 times (18)

Rnd 3: [sc 2, inc] 6 times (24)

Rnd 4: [sc 3, inc] 6 times (30)

Rnds 5-6: sc in each st (30 x 2)

Rnd 7: working in the FLO, [slst 1, sc 1, hdc 1, sc 1, slst 1] 6 times (30)

Cut the yarn and pull through. Hide the end around the first slst made.

Continue to Cake Bottom (next section).

How to Make a Bigger Donut
To make your donut bigger, continue increasing after Rnd 4 until you have the diameter you are happy with. For example [sc 4, inc] 6 times (36)
You’ll also want to repeat the drippy edge (Rnd 7) more times to go all the way around.
Finally, you’ll want to repeat Rnd 5 and Rnd 9 in the next section, a few times to add some height to your donut, as well as need to decrease at the same rate as you increased.

02Cake Bottom

[Continuing in Cake Color]

Rnd 8: Pull a new loop through the unused BLO from the Rnd 6 and ch 1, sc in each unused BLO around (30)

Rnd 9: sc in each st (30)

Rnd 10: [sc 3, invdec] 6 times (24)

Rnd 11: [sc 2, invdec] 6 times (18)

Add a face now, if desired, in the frosting section. I like starting with a smile and adding eyes on either side in Rnd 5.

Rnd 12: [sc 1, invdec] repeat 6 times (12)

Rnd 13: sc in each st (12)

Cut the yarn and pull through.

03Adding a Face

To add a face I like to start with the mouth, then add eyes using safety eyes on either end of the edges of the mouth 1 stitch away. I personally like adding my face centered on the donut in Rnd 5.

Simple Smile

1. Using Black thread insert the needle from the inside of the body and exiting where you want a smile to begin.

2. Pull to the opposite corner of where you want the smile to end, and insert your needle back into the body. This will create a straight line.

3. Insert your needle to exit the body where you want the bottom of the smile to be. Go around the straight line and insert back into the body through the same stitch you last exited.

4. Double knot the two ends on the inside of the body and cut close.

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5 thoughts on “Classic Donut Amigurumi”

  1. I see how you can get obsessed with making these Louie! When I saw your note to make it bigger I was all for it! I doubled the pattern by two rows making 10 rounds in the frosting and the cake. I used your method to make a cute little cat mouth and I absolutely love how cute it is! I made the big one into a pin cushion, and will be making many more small ones, thank you for another great pattern!

    • Hmm, that’s interesting. I just tested it out and it comes out to 30 stitches for me! Maybe you’re missing the first or last slst in the repeat?

      Rnd 7: working in the FLO, [slst 1, sc 1, hdc 1, sc 1, slst 1] 6 times (30)

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