These cute crochet donut coasters have all the charm of your favorite fried dessert, with none of the calories! They keep your furniture protected while providing a whimsical touch.
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I’ve been gluten-free (not by choice) for about 2 years now. Ah, I miss donuts. My kids love them and have requested them for birthdays in leu of cake a few times.
Donuts are such a lovely dessert because they are both delicious and darn adorable.
Even though I can’t eat donuts (the GF ones just aren’t the same), I can still enjoy their cute aesthetic! These crochet donut coasters are a cute way to add faux-sugary, whimsical fun to your decor.
When looking through my stash, I knew I wanted to use Shine for these coasters. It’s one of my very favorite cotton yarns. For one, Shine has a color palette of 300 colors so it usually has exactly what I need. It also has a luxurious silky sheen and soft feel to it that I adore. It’s blended with Modal all-natural beechwood fiber.
I decided to go with classic
flavors colors: Cream, Blush and Coffee. I also found a slightly lighter brown called Thicket in my stash after I took this photo so I used that one too. I have dark chocolate and milk chocolate!
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These crochet donuts were pretty fun to decorate. At first I thought it would be neat to use those long barrel-shaped seed beads as sprinkles, but the ones I had were too tiny and I couldn’t fit my needle through the hole.
I scrapped that idea and decided to simply sew on the sprinkle shapes with yarn. I tried both yarn and embroidery thread and they both turned out great. You can decide which look you prefer and go with it.
I also decided to make these crochet donut coasters double-layered. I like my coasters to be substantial, but you are welcome to make yours with just one layer. Simply skip making the second layer and go straight to attaching the icing to the one layer.
CROCHET DONUT COASTERS – CROCHET PATTERN
What you need:
– 4 mm Hook
– 2 Skeins of WeCrochet Shine Worsted in Willow; 1 skein of Blush, Coffee, Cream (or other icing colors you would like)
– Embroidery thread or contrasting yarn for sprinkles
– Darning needle
– Hot Glue (optional)
Abbreviations: US Terms
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – Double crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
Sk – Skip
St – stitch
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CROCHET DONUT HALF
(work 2 per coaster)
You will get approx. 5 donut halves per skein of Shine
Begin with long tail.
Ch 20. Join with first chain forming a loop.
1. Ch 2. *Dc in next ch. Work 2 dc in next ch. Dc in next ch. Work 2 dc in next ch. Dc in next ch. Work 2 dc in next 2 chs.* work twice. *Dc in ch. Work 2 dc in next ch* work 2 times. Dc in last 2 sts. Join. (30 sts)
2. Ch 2. *Dc in next st. Work 2 dc in next st* work 15 times. Join. 45 sts.
3. Ch 1. *Sc in next 2 sts. Work 2 sc in next st* work 15 times. Join. (60 sts).
If making two, tie off first one, leave 2nd one attached to skein.
Sl st into first st forming a loop.
1. Ch 1. Sc 30 into the loop. Join. (30 sts)
2. Ch 1. *Sc in next 2 sts. Work 2 sc in next st* work 10 times. Join. (40 sts)
3. Ch 1. Sc in next 2 sts. *Sk next st. Work 5 dc in next st. Sk next st. Sc in next 5 sts* work 4 times. Sk next st. Work 5 dc in next st. Sk next st. Sc in next 3 sts. Join. (50 sts)
Place the crochet donut halves wrong sides together, with the attached half on the back. Pull the loop through the top layer. Sl st all around the outside, sewing the two donut halves together. Tie off.
Using the long tail you began with, hand sew around the inside hole, sewing the two layers together. Tie off.
Next, add the sprinkles or toppings to the icing pieces. I liked the look of both embroidery thread and yarn, so just choose which one you prefer. Simply sew in and out in a random pattern so it looks like sprinkles.
You can also mix it up with different colored yarns to have rainbow sprinkles!
I tried sewing a line that looks like a frosting drizzle! To do this a bit more authentically, make sure the line looks like the drizzle goes across the hole and back, instead of zig-zagging up one side of the hole and down the other.
Once your icing pieces are decorated, you can attach them to your crochet donuts. You can use your long tail to sew them on, or you can weave in all your ends and simply hot glue it in place. I used hot glue and its worked perfectly.
For best results, glue around the inside hole first, then work your way around the outside of the icing, putting your glue as close to the outside as possible without it squishing out. Use small lines of glue or even dot shapes all around the outside.
Aren’t they cute?
Enjoy my friend! Happy crocheting!