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Sugar High Donut Pouf

By: Twinkie Chan from
Sugar High Donut Pouf
Sugar High Donut Pouf
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What better way to decorate your room than with a Sugar High Donut Pouf? This easy crochet pattern will transform your room into a space that's uniquely yours by providing a cushy, cozy place to sit or rest your feet. Stick with the colors as written or switch things up to go along with your favorite donut type - the choice is yours!

Notes1) If you’ve never crocheted a donut shape before, it is recommended to do a trial run through the pattern with regular worsted weight yarn and an H hook.
2) Donut is worked from the inner hole to the outer edge, and then back to the hole.
3) RS shows on outside of donut.


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge9 sts x 11 rows in sc with larger hook = 4" (10 cm). Take time to check gauge.

Finished Size26" (6 cm) diameter x 15" (38 cm) high

Materials List

  • Red Heart Super Saver Economy: (100% acrylic; 7 oz (198 g)/364 yds (333 m)): 2 skeins #E300-235 Lemon (A), 1 skein each #E300-313 Aran (B), #E300-373 Petal Pink (D), #E300-365 Coffee (E), #E300-311 White (F), and #E300-319 Cherry Red (G)
  • Red Heart Classic (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz (100 g)/190 yds (174 m)): 1 skein #E267-681 Mist Green (C)
  • 5-mm mini pompoms in rainbow colors for sprinkles
  • 32 oz (900 g) bag of polyester stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Fabric glue



  1. With A and larger hook, ch 54. Join with sl st to 1st ch to form ring, being careful not to twist ch. Place marker for beg of rnd.

  2. Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around—54 sc. Do not join, rather work in a continuous spiral.

  3. Rnds 2–15: Sc in each sc around.

  4. Rnd 16: [(2 sc) in next sc, sc in next 5 sc] 9 times—63 sc. 

  5. Rnd 17: [(2 sc) in next sc, sc in next 6 sc] 9 times—72 sc. 

  6. Rnd 18: [(2 sc) in next sc, sc in next 7 sc] 9 times—81 sc. 

  7. Rnd 19: [(2 sc) in next sc, sc in next 8 sc] 9 times—90 sc. 

  8. Rnd 20: [(2 sc) in next sc, sc in next 9 sc] 9 times—99 sc. 

  9. Rnd 21: [(2 sc) in next sc, sc in next 10 sc] 9 times—108 sc.

  10. Rnd 22: [(2 sc) in next sc, sc in next 11 sc] 9 times—117 sc.

  11. Rnd 23: [(2 sc) in next sc, sc in next 12 sc] 9 times—126 sc.

  12. Rnd 24: [(2 sc) in next sc, sc in next 13 sc] 9 times—135 sc. 

  13. Rnd 25: [(2 sc) in next sc, sc in next 14 sc] 9 times—144 sc. 

  14. Rnd 26: [(2 sc) in next sc, sc in next 15 sc] 9 times—153 sc.

  15. Rnd 27: [(2 sc) in next sc, sc in next 16 sc] 9 times—162 sc. 

  16. Rnds 28–33: Sc in each sc around.

  17. Rnd 34: Sc in each sc around, join with sl st in next st.

  18. Rnd 35: Working in FLO, sl st in each st around, keeping sts loose and even, join with sl st in 1st sl st.

  19. Fasten off A. Join B.

  20. Rnd 36: Working in BLO, sc in each st in rnd 34. Do not join. (Photo 1).

  21. Rnds 37–41: Sc in each sc around.

  22. Rnd 42: Sc in each sc around, join with sl st in next st. Fasten off B. Join C.

  23. Rnds 43–44: Sc in each sc around.

  24. Rnd 45: Sc in each sc around, join with sl st in next st. Fasten off C. Join B.

  25. Rnds 46–59: Sc in each sc around.

  26. Rnd 60: [invdec, sc in next 16 sc] 9 times—153 sc. 

  27. Rnd 61: [invdec, sc in next 15 sc] 9 times—144 sc.

  28. Rnd 62: [invdec, sc in next 14 sc] 9 times—135 sc. 

  29. Rnd 63: [invdec, sc in next 13 sc] 9 times—126 sc.

  30. Rnd 64: [invdec, sc in next 12 sc] 9 times—117 sc. 

  31. Rnd 65: [invdec, sc in next 11 sc] 9 times—108 sc. 

  32. Rnd 66: [invdec, sc in next 10 sc] 9 times—99 sc.

  33. Rnd 67: [invdec, sc in next 9 sc] 9 times—90 sc. 

  34. Rnd 68: [invdec, sc in next 8 sc] 9 times—81 sc

  35. Rnd 69: [invdec, sc in next 7 sc] 9 times—72 sc.

  36. Rnd 70: [invdec, sc in next 6 sc] 9 times—63 sc. 

  37. Rnd 71: [invdec, sc in next 5 sc] 9 times—54 sc.

  38. Rnds 72–90: Sc in each sc around, join with sl st in next st. Fasten off, leaving a tail 1 yd (1 m) long for sewing (Photo 2).

  39. Weave in short end of foundation ch.

Sprinkles (make 22)

  1. With smaller hook and desired color, ch 3, join with sl st to 1st ch to form ring. Place marker for beg of rnd.

  2. Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 8 sc in ring—8 sc. Do not join, rather work in a continuous spiral.

  3. Rnd 2: Sc in each sc around.

  4. Rep rnd 2, stuffing lightly as you go, until piece is 3.5" (9 cm) long, join with sl st in next st. Fasten off, leaving a tail 24" (61 cm) long. Thread tail through 8 sts and pull to close. Weave in the short end.


  1. Whipstitch the last rnd of donut to foundation ch, using 1 yd  (1 m) of A at a time and stuffing donut as you go. (Photo 3).

  2. Sew 10 sts at a time and be sure that stuffing is full and smooth before sewing further.

  3. Sew sprinkles to donut as desired.

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Working on this for my granddaughter. Have you ever made a lining for this donut pillow? I'd like to contain the polyfill with a lining.

Oh yes. Wow! What a great idea. This Donut Pouf is so awesome. Perfect for a tween's or a teenager's room Her friends will definitely like this pillow and will keep on cuddling it while inside the teener's room. Someone will keep on snuggling in this pillow. This can be done in colors that the teenager would fancy.

This is so cute. I think it would make a great birthday gift for a friends little girl. It would brighten up her bed room for sure. I just don't know how her dad will feel about it as he is a police officer. Lol. Thank you for sharing such a cute and easy project!

Instead of the usual bean bag chair, would this not be a perfect addition to any family room? We love donuts at my house so I am sure this will be the favorite seat for all the kids. I hope that they do not fight over it because I think having more than one of these would be overkill.

What an adorable home accessory. From being used as a seat to a foot stool, I know any family will find this fun home decor accessory loads of fun. It is hard to believe that a single bag of poly fill will get this poof to look this full.

I made mine with Bernat Blanket Yarn. I had some pink and one skein of chocolate that I wanted to get rid of. Now I'm taking it to AZ to stuff there and finish for a great-granddaughter (adopted). I am a bit confused on how to put the two ends together and begin whip stitching and stuffing, but guess I will figure that out when I get there, March 9th! Correct me if I am wrong, but the bottom looks like the whip stitch will show? Nancy S. PS I will put up a photo when it is all complete.

The actual materials list is as follows INGREDIENTS 6 super bulky weight Lion Brand Hometown USA, 100% Acrylic, 5 oz (142 g)/81 yds (74 m) per skein 5 skeins #135-102 Honolulu Pink (A), 7 skeins #135-159 Madison Mustard (B), 1 skein #135-099 Los Angeles Tan (C) Red Heart Super Saver Economy, 100% Acrylic, 7 oz (198 g)/364 yds (333 m) per skein small amounts each in assorted colors for sprinkles TOOLS M/13 (9.00 mm) crochet hook H/8 (5.00 mm) crochet hook tapestry needle stitch marker four 32 oz (900 g) bags polyester stuffing I haven't tried the pattern yet but it seems about right. The materials list is for the banana split pillow though. Hope this helps 3

Is this the actual pattern from her book?

Just so everyone is aware, when you reverse search the materials list it's for the banana split pillow not the donut floor pouf. I'm with Stargazer, Twinkie Chan's pattern called for super bulky yarn, I cannot speak for the actual pattern but the material list at least is incorrect

This is soooo cute! I'm going to make one as a gift because I know a special someone in my life that will absolutely adore this.I enjoy making things that I know others will appreciate!

I don't know the crochet term "mds". Would someone help, please? Thanks

Hi swarren, Rnds is the abbreviation for "rounds" - it simply means that you're working in the round instead of back and forth in rows. I hope that helps! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

is the donut made with worsted weight yarn or super bulky? because where i originally saw this it said super bulky and thats what the picture looks like. but the supplies list says worsted? i want it to be big haha

Hi there, This particular pattern is written with worsted weight yarn in mind. You can definitely use super bulky yarn instead - the finished project dimensions would be bigger that way. Hope that helps! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

With just a few color changes you could make this into something else. A bagel with cream cheese, or mine would be a burger. Darker brown for the bun, some red and green for lettuce and tomato and don't forget some sesame seeds instead of sprinkles on the top! Or even pickle slices! Now iam hungry!

I'd love to see this same pattern for a smaller size project like a bed pillow! I think that would be so cute!

Oh my, how cute is this. My teen age grand daughter will love this.. The directions are great and easy to read. I love the colors and the design. Thankfully I have a 60% off coupon for Joeanns' right now and will stock up on yarn. This is a must make for teens or even younger children. Thank you so much for this free pattern.

How amazingly cute is this? Too cute. I need to make this right now, and the fact that the materials used are Red Heart yarn means that this project will be super affordable!


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