Learning to crochet a donut shape is really handy! Unstuffed, I especially like using it for fish mouths.
You can see it here in this seahorse crochet pattern.
And here on the lips of this fish pattern.
If you add stuffing, you can make a swim ring for your stuffed animals, like Walter here.
You can also – of course, make a donut!
It can be a little tricky the first time you try to crochet a donut shape from written instructions alone, so today I’ll show you a photo tutorial!
The piece usually begins with a tube. . .
To turn that tube into a donut shape, you’ll need to crochet two rounds together. First fold the piece so that the two (desired rounds) are touching:
In this (pretend) example, you’re folding the foundation chain to round 6, in preparation for “crochet through the round you just crocheted AND the foundation chain”.
You may want to pin the rounds together if that would help you:
Now it’s time to crochet! Insert your hook through the next stitch (on round 6) and the corresponding stitch on the foundation chain:
Wrap the yarn around your hook, and draw through the first two loops (treating these as one loop of a ‘normal’ single crochet):
Wrap the yarn around your hook and draw through both remaining loops.
Continue crocheting the two rounds together, stitch by stitch, until you’ve completed the round. If you’re stuffing the shape, it’s easiest to stuff a bit at a time as you go.
Isn’t that such a great shape?
Here are handy links to all the posts about crocheting more advanced shapes. . .
- How to Work the Bottom Side of a Foundation Chain
- How to Crochet an Oval
- How to Stitch One Row Below
- How to Crochet an Underbite
- How to Crochet Scallops
- How to Crochet a Pocket Mouth
- How to Crochet Two Rounds Together that Are Separated by a Foundation Chain
- How to Add a Ruffle to Amigurumi
- How to Crochet a Donut Shape
- How to Crochet the Mane on a Lion
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