Doknit (Knitted Donut)

Doknit (Knitted Donut)

This project shows you how to make a knitted donut. We call it "Do-Knit"!

What you need

Worsted weight yarn, maybe 15g
contrasting yarn for sprinkles
waste yarn
stuffing, such as polyfil or beans
1 stitch marker
Size 6 (4.25mm) double-pointed needles
Tapestry needle


Cast on 20 sts using any temporary cast on method, place marker, join.

Round 1: Knit.
Round 2: Knit 2, make 1 around (30 sts).
Round 3: Knit.
Round 4: Knit 3, make 1 around (40 sts).
Rounds 5-14: Knit.
Round 15: Knit 4, make 1 around (50 sts).
Round 16: Knit.
Round 17: Knit 5, make 1 around (60 sts).
Rounds 18-21: Knit
Round 22: Knit 4, K2 tog around (50 sts).
Round 23: Knit.
Round 24: Knit 3, K2 tog around (40 sts).
Rounds 25-34: Knit
Round 35: Knit 2, K2 tog around (30 sts).
Round 36: Knit.
Round 37: Knit 1, K2 tog around (20 sts).
Round 38: Knit.

The end product:

Figure 1 : (To make sprinkles, carry a strand of contrasting yarn and knit a stitch from this yarn every few stitches in rows 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16. For frosting, knit rows 6-16 in a contrasting color.)

Remove the temporary cast on and weave those stitches together with the final row as pictured.

Don’t forget to stuff the donut before weaving the final stitches!

This project was contributed by Matie Trewe of Strange But Trewe


  1. Not at all stupid, I’ve just made a cupcake stand from old plates, but not allowed to eat cakes for medical reasons. Now I can knit cakes and look at them instead! Brilliant, thank you.

  2. Can’t wait to start these!!

  3. This is awesome! I am setting up a bakery in my preschool classroom and these will be perfect. I’ve been looking for a reason to get back into knitting lately and this is it! Can’t wait to see how they come out.

  4. Freaking awesome. LOVE IT!!!

  5. Not a stupid idea at all. My granddaughter is going to love them.

  6. stupid idea what you want a doknit (stupid name) for anyway?! its just idiotic

  7. loved the donut am making some fir grandaughters solls house she will love them

  8. i get the pun! so cute! Do YOU get it? Do- (and then we usually say nut) knit! how creative! oops- there’s not 6 stars…i guess i have to put 5!

  9. just what i was looking for

  10. haha doknit thats so cute!

  11. I love the sprinkles!

  12. what a fun idea

  13. Very easy instructions, I like. =3 Although if you know how to do the magic loop, it makes it even easier. *Has never been good with double points unless making an I-Cord* =3 Thanx for the pattern!

  14. I love the name! dooknit! it sounds so cute!!!

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