Father’s Day Crochet Donut Card Tutorial

After making my mom yet another handmade card for Mother’s Day, I realized I needed to finally make something for my dad! He appreciates a handmade gesture too!! :) After drooling over the many donut photos splashed across the internet on National Doughnut Day last week, the donut idea hit me! (Random: Do you say “doughnut” or “donut”? I guess both are right? Haha.) My dad LOVES chocolate donuts with sprinkles. He hardly ever eats them so I thought a calorie-free, crochet version would make a great card. I’m sure I can get him the real thing for Father’s Day too. He deserves it. 😉
– Size H8/5.00 mm crochet hook
– Light brown yarn, chocolate brown yarn, and a variety of colorful yarns, all acrylic (I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice)
– Tapestry needle
– Stitch markers
– Cardstock/thick paper
– Pencil
– Scissors
– Glue
Dimensions: 4 inch diameter 

Ch 10. Join with the first stitch to form a ring. Round 1: Sc in the ring 12 times. Slip stitch to join with the first sc. Round 2: *Place your stitch marker on the first stitch of each new round.* Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc space around. 24 sc. Round 3: Ch 1, *2 sc in the next sc space, sc in the next sc space, repeat from * around. Round 4: Ch 1, *2 sc in the next sc space, sc in the next 2 sc spaces, repeat from * around. Round 5: Ch 1, *2 sc in the next sc space, sc in the next 3 sc spaces, repeat from * around. Join with a slip stitch. Bind off. 
Ch 10. Join with the first stitch to form a ring. Round 1: Sc in the ring 12 times. Slip stitch to join with the first sc. Round 2: *Place your stitch marker on the first stitch of each new round.* Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc space around. 24 sc. Round 3: Ch 1, *2 sc in the next sc space, sc in the next sc space, repeat from * around. Round 4: Ch 1, *2 sc in the next sc space, sc in the next 2 sc spaces, repeat from * around. Join with a slip stitch. Bind off.

Next, take a long length of each color of yarn you want to use for the sprinkles. Tie a knot at the end and bring the yarn up through the chocolate icing crochet round. Embroider the sprinkles in a random pattern. Weave in the ends. 
– Sew the chocolate icing to the top of the donut. 
– Trace the donut twice on a piece of cardstock, the two circles directly next to each other. 
– Cut around the circles leaving space in between so the card is connected in the middle. 
– Glue the donut to the top of the round paper card. Write your Father’s Day message inside! 

There is nothing better than making things for my family. I gave my dad his card early and he loves it! :)

Happy Father’s Day to the best dad in the world! Are you making anything special for your dad?

  1. Emma Made says:

    I love that you are so creative. You have such a gift for creating such lovely, personalised things :-)

  2. Mavi says:

    What a great idea! Very original :)

  3. Maddy says:

    That is so cute! I love it. He’ll definitely have that card forever. :)

  4. Jen says:

    Oh my goodness, I love this almost as much as I love donuts (gas station spelling FTW!). Fantastic!

  5. what an amazing idea – thank you for the tutorial x

  6. Becca says:

    Adorable! I’m still trying to think of something for my dad- I’ll keep this in mind. Love your nails, by the way.

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  7. emily.marie says:

    Glad I came across your blog, cute stuff! This is so timely, it was just doughnut day last week. I prefer ‘doughnut’, but yep- they’re both correct!

  8. Jennifer says:

    This is adorable! So creative and different. Thanks for the tutorial. :)

  9. Alessandra says:

    really clever and sweet!!!
    xxxx Ale

  10. I’m not the best crochet-er (still self learning!) but this would be PERFECT for my dad! He has such a sweet tooth and I’m sure he would love this card, maybe alongside a homemade batch of donuts. 😉 Thanks for sharing! I’m going to keep it in mind for his birthday, when maybe I can tackle this.

  11. abby says:

    Haha, that’s awesome! Super creative.

  12. Sam says:

    OMG, I love the tutorial! Your nails and your handwriting are lovely, along with basically everything else that you do!

  13. Dotty says:

    Fantastic tutorial- the donut looks so yummy :)

  14. The idea of crocheting something that then becomes a greeting card is fabulous. Thanks Meredith. :)

  15. I love this. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Very cute! Bet he’ll love it.

  17. Hannapat says:

    Super cute and what a great idea. Another fab idea from you Meredith. Thanks for sharing xo

  18. Love this, Meredith, but I have to disagree with you on one thing….I have the best dad in the world! :)

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  19. Shannon says:

    Adorable! (Would you kindly tell us the nail polish name you’re wearing in these photos again, please? Thank you!)

  20. This is too dang adorable! I’ve been following your blog for months now. I love your sense of color and creativity. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. I do enjoy it.

  21. very cute and clever you are so thoughtful love your attention to detail :)

  22. leila rudge says:

    Oh yum. Such a lovely idea… x

  23. Dee Dee Huey says:

    Meredith, Your idea was so cute I had to try it. But I didn’t make a card, I made a coaster. Here is a link…http://frecklesandgrasshoppers.blogspot.com/2013/06/fathers-day-crochet-doughnut-coaster.html to my blog where I shared your ideas. Let me know what you think as I am a new blogger who is “blogging for confidence” as well. Thanks for sharing and encouraging me to move forward!

  24. Oh cute-I can’t knit but I can crochet!

  25. It looks amazing! Yummy donut :3

    Greetings from Poland!

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