50 Easy Amigurumi Crochet Patterns

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Crochet Donut Buddies, by Rachel Zain includes 50 easy amigurumi crochet patterns for adorable crocheted toys!

[disclaimer]I received a copy of this book to review from David & Charles. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. If you purchase this book after you click on one of my affiliate links in the post, I will receive a small commission for referring you, at no additional cost to you.[/disclaimer]

Crochet Donut Buddies Patterns

Title: Crochet Donut Buddies
Available from Amazon
Designed by: Rachel Zain
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 9781446308882
Current List Price: $22.99*

50 Easy Amigurumi Patterns for Collectible Crochet Toys.

Crochet Donut Buddies

Crochet Donut Buddies includes patterns for 50 adorable amigurumi projects.

This bright and colorful amigurumi pattern book is 128-pages in length. The crochet patterns are clearly written and the instructions are in U.S. Crochet terminology. Helpful images are included throughout and the designs are playful and fun.

The book is written in a very straightforward manner; beginning with How to Use this Book and the Tools & Materials needed for the projects. The Donut Making Kit List is available on page 8 and includes the supplies you will need to complete most of the projects in the book.

Items on the list include fiber fill stuffing, a darning needle, a pair of scissors, stitch markers and optional items like rattle inserts, squeakers and bells that can be inserted inside the donuts.

The crochet hook sizes, yarn colors, embroidery thread colors (if needed) and what size safety eyes you will need for the projects can vary for each Donut Buddy so you will find them with the individual patterns, instead of in the Donut Making Kit.

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Most of the patterns use the Basic Donut Pattern as the base and the pattern is on pages 8-11. The Donut Base is crocheted with a 4 mm (G) crochet hook and DK or Worsted Weight Yarn [4]. The finished size of your Crochet Donut Buddy base will depend on the yarn weight you use. The approximate size will be between 4 to 5 inches in width.

I personally love that Rachel has provided three different eye options for her Donut Buddies. Instructions are included for safety eyes, crocheted eyes and embroidered eyes.

You can read more about Rachel Zain, the Designer behind Crochet Donut Buddies, in this Meet the Author article from David & Charles: Meet the Author of Crochet Donut Buddies

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50 Easy Amigurumi Crochet Patterns

When you visit this link, click the words Look inside above the cover image
to see an example of the crochet patterns included.

  • Basic Donut Pattern
  • Elephant
  • Bunny
  • Owl
  • Horse
  • Alien
  • Goat
  • Sun
  • Hippo
  • Tiger
  • Chicken
  • Zebra
  • Chameleon
  • Turtle
  • Sheep
  • Triceratops
  • Duck
  • Cow
  • Fox
  • Teddy Bear
  • Giraffe
  • Sunflower
  • Crab
  • Jellyfish
  • Unicorn
  • Red Panda
  • Snowman
  • Dog
  • Snail
  • Reindeer
  • Cat
  • Moose
  • Frog
  • Spider
  • Stegosaurus
  • Star
  • Rhino
  • Pig
  • Turkey
  • Ladybug
  • Koala
  • Pumpkin
  • Fish
  • Hedgehog
  • Octopus
  • Llama
  • Hamster
  • Penguin
  • Highland Cow
  • Toucan
  • Snake

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  • Fun ways to use your finished Crochet Donut Buddies are included on pages 116-117.

The stitch counts are included at the end of the pattern rows and rounds, inside (parentheses). The accessory patterns (flowers, bells and starfish) for the Crochet Donut Buddies are included beginning on page 114.

The Crochet Techniques section begins on page 118.

Crochet Techniques

The Crochet Techniques section includes detailed instructions with helpful illustrations.


  • Slip Knot
  • Chain (ch)
  • Slip Stitch (sl st)
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Half Double Crochet (hdc)
  • Double Crochet (dc)
  • Triple/Treble Crochet (tr)
  • Increasing
  • Invisible Decrease (inv dec)
  • Half Double Crochet Decrease (Hdc Inv Dec)
  • Half Double Crochet Three Together Decrease (Hdc3tog)
  • Double Crochet Three Together Decrease (Dc3tog)
  • Bobble Stitch
  • Shell Stitch
  • Attaching the Hair
  • Working in the Round
  • Working Around a Magic Ring
  • Working Around a Foundation Chain
  • Color Changes
  • Fastening Off
  • Right Side of Work

My favorite Crochet Donut Buddies are the Turtle, Triceratops, Stegosaurus and Highland Cow but to be honest it was very difficult to only choose those four! They are all so adorable and perfect for little hands to hold and play with!

Leave me a comment to tell me which of the projects are your favorites!
You can see more of the projects here.

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  1. While I have some of her many patterns, they are all adorable. I knew about the book but not in detail about it. Thank you for your thorough review. For instance, you indicate that there are three options for eyes. That’s some great information.

  2. I would make the hamster first! How about a review of the mosaic crochet book from bookmarkedhub?

  3. I think this book would be wonderful to have. Who doesn’t love a donut? I’d love for you to review Bonnie the cow and friends from Bookmarkedhub.