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Doughnut Floor Cushion

Sometimes an idea just pops into your head and you have to run with it – anyone else find this?

I’d wanted to make a huge doughnut cushion for a long time after seeing one in Simply Crochet a long time ago. The one in the magazine, was a ring doughnut, but in the UK we tend to have solid doughnuts filled with jam! They are an absolute bargain at 50p for 5 usually too, so no good for the waistline!

These ones are from good old Krispy Kreme, a brand relatively new to the UK, but the supermarkets now have huge cabinets just full of these delicious treats.

I casually mentioned my thoughts of a very large crocheted doughnut to the pink one a few months ago who was up for the idea – well who wouldn’t be? An iced doughnut floor cushion in a colour of your choosing.

Well you’ve probably gathered that pink was going to be involved. And boy what a pink it is! I’ve gone to my go-to brand of Cygnet for the yarn for this project.

Back to the floor cushion, in my head, I hd a doughnut pretty much identical to the one in the picture at the top – a Strawberries and cream Krispy Creme, already to go in The Pink Ones newly decorated bedroom.

Lets just say, The pink one has had some artistic control over this particular crocheted doughnut…… and I LOVE it!

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Crochet doughnut  donut

It’s huge, a perfect size for sitting on, or putting your feet on!

Crochet doughnut  donut

Who wants this great pattern then?

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Materials

Yarn A: Cygnet Seriously chunky in Candyfloss (809) 3 balls

Yarn B: Cygnet Seriously chunky in Fawn (711) 6 balls

10mm hook

Tapesty needle

Oddments of a chunky / worsted weight yarn, and 6 mm hook

Duvet/ bean bag for stuffing

Crochet terms – USA Terms

2HDCtog – 2 half double crochet together

HDC – Half Double crochet

SC – Single crochet

ML – Magic loop

FLO – Front loop only

To make:

Using the 10mm hook, and Yarn A, make a magic loop, and chain 2 (counts as a stitch throughout)

Round 1:  Make 9 HDC in the loop, and pull tight, and SS to join. [10sts]

Round 2:  Chain 2, 1HDC in the base of the chain.  2HDC in each st around, SS to join. [20 sts]

Round 3: Ch2, 2HDC in next stitch, * 1HDC, 2HDC* around.  Ss to join. [30sts]

Round 4: Ch2, 1 HDC in the next st, 2HDC, *1 HDC in the next 2 sts, 2 HDC in the next* repeat around.  SS to join. [40sts]

Round 5: Ch2, 1 HDC in next 2 sts, 2HDC, *1 HDC in next 3 sts, 2 HDC in the next* repeat around.  SS to join. [50sts

Crochet doughnut  donut pattern

Round 6: Ch2, 1 HDC in next 3 sts, 2 HDC, *1 HDC in next 4 sts, 2HDC in the next * repeat around.  SS to join. [60 sts]

Round 7: Ch2, 1 HDC in next 4 sts, 2HDC, *1 HDC in next 5 sts, 2 HDC in the next* repeat around.  SS to join. [70sts]

Round 8: Ch2, 1 HDC in next 5 sts, 2HDC, *1 HDC in next 6 sts, 2 HDC in the next* repeat around.  SS to join. [80sts]

Round 9: Ch2, 1 HDC in next 6 sts, 2HDC, *1 HDC in next 7 sts, 2 HDC in the next* repeat around.  SS to join. [90sts]

Round 10: Ch2, 1 HDC in next 7 sts, 2HDC, *1 HDC in next 8 sts, 2 HDC in the next* repeat around.  SS to join. [100sts]

Crochet doughnut  donut

Round 11: Ch2, 1 HDC in next 8 sts, 2HDC, *1 HDC in next 9 sts, 2 HDC in the next* repeat around.  SS to join. [110sts]

Round 12: Ch2, 1 HDC in next 9 sts, 2HDC, *1 HDC in next 10 sts, 2 HDC in the next* repeat around.  SS to join. [120sts]

Round 13: Ch2, 1 HDC in next 10 sts, 2HDC, *1 HDC in next 11 sts, 2 HDC in the next* repeat around.  SS to join. [130sts]

Round 14: Ch2, 1 HDC in next 11 sts, 2HDC, *1 HDC in next 12 sts, 2 HDC in the next* repeat around.  SS to join with Fawn, (Cut off candyfloss). [140sts]

Round 15:Ch 2, FLO, 1 HDC in each st. [140sts]

Round 16: Ch2, 1 HDC in each st. ss to join [140sts]

Round 17- 25: Ch2, 1 HDC in each st.  SS to join [140sts]

Now you are starting to reduce

Round 26: Ch2, 1 HDC in the next 11 sts, 2HDCtog. *1HDC in the next 12 sts, 2HDCtog * repeat around, SS to join. [130sts]

Round 27: Ch2, 1 HDC in the next 10 sts, 2HDCtog. *1HDC in the next 11 sts, 2HDCtog * repeat around, SS to join. [120sts]

Round 28: Ch2, 1 HDC in the next 9 sts, 2HDCtog. *1HDC in the next 10 sts, 2HDCtog * repeat around, SS to join. [110sts]

Round 29: Ch2, 1 HDC in the next 8 sts, 2HDCtog. *1HDC in the next 9 sts, 2HDCtog * repeat around, SS to join. [100sts]

Round 30: Ch2, 1 HDC in the next 7 sts, 2HDCtog. *1HDC in the next 8 sts, 2HDCtog * repeat around, SS to join. [90sts]

Round 31: Ch2, 1 HDC in the next 6 sts, 2HDCtog. *1HDC in the next 7 sts, 2HDCtog * repeat around, SS to join. [80sts]

crochet doughnut floor cushion

Round 32: Ch2, 1 HDC in the next 5sts, 2HDCtog. *1HDC in the next 6 sts, 2HDCtog * repeat around, SS to join. [70sts]

Round 33: Ch2, 1 HDC in the next 4sts, 2HDCtog. *1HDC in the next 5 sts, 2HDCtog * repeat around, SS to join. [60sts]

Round 34: Ch2, 1 HDC in the next 3sts, 2HDCtog. *1HDC in the next 4 sts, 2HDCtog * repeat around, SS to join. [50sts]

Stuff your stool

Round 35: Ch2, 1 HDC in the next 2sts, 2HDCtog. *1HDC in the next 3 sts, 2HDCtog * repeat around, SS to join. [40sts]

Round 36: Ch2, 1 HDC in the next 1st, 2HDCtog. *1HDC in the next 2sts, 2HDCtog * repeat around, SS to join. [30sts]

Round 37: Ch2, 2HDCtog. *1HDC in the next 1 st, 2HDCtog * repeat around, SS to join. [20sts]

Round 38: Ch2, * 2HDCtog * repeat around until no stitches left. SS to join and fasten off, weave in ends.

Sprinkles – make 13

5 in colour 1, 4 in each of the next 2 colours.

6mm hook

Oddments of a chunky/ worsted weight yarn.

Worked in the amigurumi method.

Using the 6mm hook, and an oddment make a magic loop, and chain 1.

Round 1: 4 SC in the loop. [4sts]

Round 2: 2SC in the first sc, 1 sc in the next – repeat twice [6sts]

Round 3-9 – 1SC in each [6sts]

Round 10: 2sctog, 1 sc – repeat [4sts]

Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing. Try and stuff the starting tail end into the sprinkle.


Position the sprinkles on the top of the icing of the doughnut, and use the long tail to sew them in place.

Crochet doughnut  donut

There you have it – one UK style doughnut stool, pride of place in the pink ones bedroom!

Crochet doughnut  donut
Crochet doughnut  donut

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