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Finding Free crochet Patterns - Crocheted Dolls

Updated on October 20, 2015
CROCHETED DOLL WEARING BLUE by Jprescott  A crocheted doll toy with blonde hair wearing a blue suit with a hood.
CROCHETED DOLL WEARING BLUE by Jprescott A crocheted doll toy with blonde hair wearing a blue suit with a hood. | Source

Find a Great Crochet Doll Pattern

Dolls in shops are all very similar. If you want a unique doll, you will have to pay a small fortune for it. Crocheting a special doll is a cheaper alternative. Many charities will gladly accept crochet dolls. Often you can use scrap yarn, when crocheting dolls and using a free crochet pattern will make your doll even more economical.

Before commencing your crochet doll project, you should consider safety and practicality. Never use fluffy yarns for anything that you crochet for a baby or small child, the fibres shed by such yarns are dangerous and can affect babies’ breathing. Many speciality yarns carry warnings that they are unsuitable for babies and young children’s items. Choose durable, machine-washable yarns, so that you ensure that your doll survives any dolls’ tea party. Yarn and craft shops will advise you as to safe, washable, filling for your doll. Remember that babies and small children suck toys and do not add anything that could become loose; infants swallow and choke on such objects. The super-safe thing to do is to embroider your doll’s facial features or ask advice at your craft or yarn store as to safety eyes et cetera.

There are many attractive, innovative free crochet dolls’ patterns on the Internet. The free crochet pattern directories provide crocheters with an invaluable service, grouping together links to free patterns on the Internet in one place. Crochet Pattern Central (CPC) is an extensive directory providing links to many crochet doll patterns, including an Abby NCIS doll, a basic doll, and Amigurumi dolls. The Victorian doll at CPC could make a lovely addition to a friend’s Victorian themed bedroom. Holly the clown doll could make a cheerful gift for the right person. The Little Artist Crayon Keeper would keep crayons tidy and handy. The soldier doll could provide a guard against a child having nightmares.

Yarn manufacturers offer free patterns on their web sites. Lion Brand has several free crochet doll patterns, including one, beginners’ pattern, for the attractive pom-pom dolls. There are also the lovely traditional rag dolls Bryan and Shelley, the pattern for either is rated ‘easy’. Red Heart has several doll patterns, including artistic Annie and Fashionista Farah. The tooth fairy doll would make a lovely present. The baby doll toy and blanket would make an interesting and different gift for a baby and the gnome family is sheer fun. Lovely Lucy is a beautiful crochet doll with crochet clothes, even underclothing.

More Places to Find Free Crochet Doll Patterns

Crochet blogs and other web pages often offer free crochet patterns on their sites. K and J dolls blog spot has several doll patterns in several languages. The little Pink Lady would be lovely for a feminine little girl and there are nurse, mermaid and witch dolls. There is also a pattern for a basic (4 ½) inch doll, which you can adapt to your requirements.

Ravelry, a large on line crochet community has many free patterns for crochet dolls. There is a huge variety of patterns including a Mario doll, ballerina, smurf, geisha, and a Christmas elf. The comfort doll pattern is part of a charitable mission toHaiti andDominica, where these little dolls give hope and comfort to children still suffering from the effects of devastating natural disasters and their aftermath. There are witch and Dracula dolls for Halloween and a Santa Claus for Christmas. There is a beautiful crocheted Nativity set, which features Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, shepherd, and large and small lamb. Amigurumi Buddies feature two small dolls in a carrying bag, which looks like a sleeping bag and would make a lovely gift. Ravelry has several free patterns for traditional rag dolls. Ravelry has doll patterns that you will find nowhere else.

Topsy Turvy, or upside down, dolls are dolls are attractive and fun. They make excellent gifts for gifts and they make super charitable raffle prizes, bazaar, or sale items. There are two free crochet patterns at the Yarnlover’s room, Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion, and Alice and the White Rabbit. You may need a Red Riding Hood/ Grandmother Topsy Turvy doll or a little Princess and frog. Topsy Turvy dolls are a great tool when reading stories to little children.

Crocheting any toy is a great pleasure, but crocheting a doll is a special joy. Whether you are crocheting your doll as a gift for someone you know or for charity, every crocheted doll is unique and it is exciting watching your doll’s personality emerge from your hook. Crocheting dolls is fun, exciting, and economical. When you use scrap yarn and free patterns, your only cost might be for filling, a bag of filling will fill several dolls. The are so many exciting, innovative, and exciting free crochet doll patterns available that you are sure to find the perfect pattern.


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  • Mercia Collins profile imageAUTHOR

    Mercia Collins 

    6 years ago from United Kingdom

    Londonlady, dolls are fairly easy to make. You crochet in the round mainly, you just need to mark the beginning of each round and keep count. Thank-you for your comment.

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    Laura Writes 

    6 years ago

    My grandma used to make these for me when I was little. I don't think I could ever make on on my own though. Thanks for the info

  • Mercia Collins profile imageAUTHOR

    Mercia Collins 

    6 years ago from United Kingdom

    Thank you so much RTalloni. Each doll you create has its own personality

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    6 years ago from the short journey

    Thank you for reminding me of the topsy-turvy dolls. You are right, creating a doll is a special joy!


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