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Tiny Baby Donut (Free Crochet Pattern)

Hello fellow crocheters,

I don't know about you, but I love donuts! They're adorable AND yummy, wouldn't you agree?

The Owl Bean (free pattern) loves this mini donut!

What I also love are quick and easy, 1-hour projects!

Sometimes with the beautiful but meticulous art of amigurumi, it's hard to start and finish a project in a timely manner.  My art dolls usually take at least 15-20 hours to make, depending on the doll's size and the amount of detail that is added.

Emerie the Emerald Princess is one of my larger dolls, and she took quite a long time to make!

She is quite tempted by these sweet treats beside her, though~ 

Sometimes, it's just really nice to take a break from long projects to whip up a quick, finished object for instant gratification!  I'm happy to say that this miniature but oh-so-cute little doughnut really fits the bill (and fits in my hand) for just that!

This miniature, 1-1/2 inch doughnut has been tested by a few wonderful crocheters (click here to see the pattern test results) and it was reported to take from less-than-an-hour to an hour to make!

And guess what, this cute treat is the perfect size to turn into a keychain, a necklace charm, or even as a prop for your amigurumi doll to hold!

 As you can see, Remi the Rabbit is also a fan of this tasty snack!

This Tiny Baby Donut pattern is so versatile as well, as the possibilities are endless with "flavors" (colored yarn) and "toppings" (embroidered sprinkles or embellishments)!


Scroll down for the free, written crochet pattern.  If you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!


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The Tiny Baby Donut is super quick to work up, beginner-friendly, and perfect for your amigurumi doll or stuffed animal to hold!  It can also make a pretty darn cute little keychain, necklace charm, bag or cell phone charm, birthday gift for a friend, or even as a summer party favor!  The possibilities are endless with flavors and sprinkle toppings!

Finished Measurement: 
  • 1.5 inches (4 cm)

  • Beginner. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below) and sewing parts together.

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • Ch: chain
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Inc: increase (insert two sc in one stitch)



Donut Top

Use Color A yarn (pink). 
Ch 12.
R1: Join by inserting a sc in the first ch.  Insert a sc in each of the next 11 ch. (12 sts)
R2: (Sc 2, inc) x 4. (16 sts)
R3: (Sc 3, inc) x 4. (20 sts)
R4: (Sc 4, inc) x 4. (24 sts)
R5: Sc around. (24 sts)
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing to the donut bottom. 

Donut Bottom

Use Color B yarn (light brown).
Ch 12.
R1-R5: Repeat instructions for “Donut Top.”
Fasten off. No need for a long tail.


1. Using a yarn needle and desired yarn colors for the sprinkles, sew small specks of sprinkles on your donut top. 

2. Flip both pieces to the wrong side.  Match up the inner hole of the donut top with the inner hole of the donut bottom.  Using Color A yarn (pink), sew the inner holes together, stitch by stitch (12 sts total).  
3. Flip the pieces back to the right side. Using the long yarn tail from the donut top, sew both pieces together.  (I sewed through both loops of the donut bottom and just the back loop of the donut top to create a slight brim texture.)  Stuff the donut as you sew, making sure you stuff firmly but be careful not to stretch the stitches.  Once done, fasten off and weave in the ends.

That's it, you're done! 

Congratulations on finishing your Tiny Baby Donut!  You can give it to one of your amigurumi dolls to enjoy.  I am quite sure they will thank you for it~  馃挐

If you enjoyed this free project and would like to make a donation to support my work, please click here!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go directly towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs!

Also, if you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!

Love the Tiny Baby Donut?  

You might enjoy these other "Tiny Baby" (miniature) and amigurumi patterns too!  Simply click on the image below to navigate to the free pattern, or check out all my free patterns here.

https://www.sweetsofties.com/2018/11/peyton-the-polar-bear.html http://www.sweetsofties.com/2018/03/some-bunny-to-love-free-crochet-pattern.html http://www.sweetsofties.com/2018/01/loving-you-flower-pot-free-crochet.html 
http://www.sweetsofties.com/2017/12/tiny-baby-snowman-free-crochet-pattern.htmlhttp://www.sweetsofties.com/2017/10/tiny-baby-pumpkin-free-crochet-pattern.html http://www.sweetsofties.com/2017/08/tiny-baby-ghostie-free-crochet-pattern.html

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Best wishes,