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Free Pattern - Crochet a Doll

Updated on February 17, 2015
My Little Crochet Doll
My Little Crochet Doll | Source
Crochet Doll
Crochet Doll | Source

This crochet doll is sure to become a little girl's favorite.

She wears a smart blue dress, green sleeveless jacket and blue panties, and, essential from a small girl's point of view, all her clothes can be taken off, then put back on again.

She is not difficult to make. Her body, head, arms and legs are worked in single crochet. Her dress is a simple pattern based on single crochet and the sleeveless jacket has a double crochet 'cluster' design.

It is a good idea to fill your doll with a washable stuffing and then it will not matter if she takes a bath in a puddle.

When you have made one doll, why not make her a sister with different-colored hair and clothes. Or you could make several outfits for one doll. For instance, you could make her a sleeveless sweater and skirt by adapting the dress pattern. Or make some trousers in single crochet using a few more stitches than are given for the legs.

What you will need.

  • 2 oz. knitting worsted yarn in pink
  • 1 oz. sport yarn in blue
  • ½ oz sport yarn in green
  • Crochet hook No. 4E
  • ½ oz any thickness yarn for hair
  • Short lengths of yarn for embroidering face
  • Filling
  • Piece of cardboard 6 inches by 3 ins.
  • Darning needle

Gauge and Measurments

Body, head, arms, and legs
6 sts. to 1 in.
5 rows to 1 in.

Dress
6 sts. to 1 in.
5 rows to 1 in.

Jacket
6 d.c. to 1 in.
3 rows to 1 in.

Panties
6 sts. to 1 in.
6 rows to 1 in.

The doll measures 17 ins. from top to toe.

If you need assistance with these stitches, or are unsure of what the abbreviations stand for, please refer to my other article Learn to Crochet the Easy Way.

BODY

  • Using pink, 37 ch.
  • Work in rows of s.c., starting in 2nd. ch. from hook on 1st. row and turning with 1 ch. at end of row, until work measures 3¼ ins.
  • Fasten off.
  • Make another piece the same.
  • Overhand stitch long sides together, all the way along one short edge and 1 in. either side of the side seams for shoulders.
  • Turn to right side so that seams are inside.
  • Fill firmly through hole left for neck.

HEAD

  • Using pink, 10 ch.
  • Work 1 row s.c. starting in 2nd. ch. from hook on 1st. row and turning with 1 ch. at end of row.
  • Inc. Rows: Inc. 1 st. each end of every row until there are 16 sts.
  • Next 4 Rows: Work straight in s.c.
  • Dec. Rows: Dec. 1 st. each end of every row until 10 sts. remain.
  • Fasten off.
  • Make another piece in the same way.
  • Overhand stitch the two pieces together all around, but leave one end open for neck.
  • Turn to right side, fill the head through the neck hole.
  • Carefully oversew head to body all around the neck.

LEGS

  • Using pink, 16 ch.
  • Work in rows of s.c. starting in 2nd. ch. from hook in first row and turning with 1 ch. at end of row until work measures 9 ins.
  • Sew long sides together and one short end for foot.
  • Turn to right side, fill firmly, stitch up and sew to body.
  • Make the other leg the same way.

ARMS

  • Using pink, 14 ch.
  • Work in rows of s.c., starting in the 2nd. ch. from hook in first row and turning with 1 ch. at end of row, until work measures 6½ in.
  • Sew together and fill as for legs.
  • Make the other arm the same way.

Alternative Crochet Doll

DRESS

  • Using blue, 30 ch.
  • 1st. to 4th. Rows: s.c.
  • 5th. Row: * 1 ch., 1 s.c., 1 ch., skip 1 s.c., 1 s.c. in next s.c. Rep. from * to end.
  • 6th & 7th Row: s.c.
  • 8th Row: Same as 5th Row
  • Rep. rows 5 to 8 until work measures 6½ ins.
  • Fasten off.
  • Make another piece of dress in the same way.
  • Join together as follows: overhand stitch side seams leaving 2¼ ins. free for armholes.
  • Join shoulder seams ¾ in. in from armhole edge.
  • Turn to right side.
  • Armhole and hem edging: This is worked into the stitches at the armhole and neck edges.
  • 1st Row: 1 d.c. into every ch., 1 ch. turn.
  • 2nd Row: 2ch., * d.c. into sp., 1 d.c. into next sp. Rep from * to end.
  • Fasten Off.
  • Neaten loose ends.

JACKET

  • Back: Using green, 28 ch.
  • Work 1 row d.c.
  • 1st Row of Patt.: 2 ch., * 2 d.c. into next 2 d.c., skip 2 d.c., 4 d.c. into next d.c. skip 2 d.c., 3 d.c. into next 3 d.c. Rep. from * to end, 2 ch. turn.
  • 2nd. Row: * 3 d.c. into 3 d.c. of previous row, 2 ch., 4 d.c. on top of 4 d.c., 2 ch., 3 d.c. on top of 3. d.c. Rep. from * to end, 2 ch. turn.
  • 3rd Row: Work in d.c. to end. 2 ch., turn
  • These three rows form the patt. Work unil back of jacket measures 6½ ins.
  • Fasten off.
  • Sides: Using green, 14 ch.
  • Work the three pattern rows as for back until work measures 6½ ins.
  • Fasten off.
  • Work another piece in the same way.
  • Oversew left and right fronts to back at shoulder seams.
  • Sew side seams together leaving 2¼ ins. free for armholes.
  • Turn to right side and work one row of s.c. around armholes, lower hem, right front, neck edge, and left front.

PANTIES

  • Using blue, 17 ch.
  • 1st Row: 1 s.c. into 2nd. ch. from hook, * 1 ch., skip 1 ch., 1 s.c. into next ch. Rep. from * to end
  • Work six rows in s.c., turning with 1 ch. at end of row
  • Dec. Rows: dec. 2 sts. at both ends of next six rows.
  • Fasten off.
  • Work another piece the same.
  • Overhand stitch two pieces together.
  • Turn to right side.
  • Take three 10-in. long strands of yarn and twist togeher.
  • Thread this cord into and out of the holes at waist edge.

To finish, embroider features on doll's face.
To finish, embroider features on doll's face. | Source

Dress Your Doll

  • Put on panties, dress and jacket.

Hair

  • Wind approx. ½ oz. of yarn lengthwise around the piece of cardboard. Carefully remove hank of yarn and place it at the top back of doll's head.
  • Stitch through hank of yarn down center parting line.
  • Cut through hank at opposite side to where it is sewn to the head and bring around to side of head in two bunches. Tie these with blue yarn.

Face

  • Embroider eyes and eyelashes with yarn using the illustration as a guide.
  • For mouth work a line of chain stitches and for nose work two small straight stitches.

You now have a beautiful crochet doll that any little girl would love to have.

Thanks for stopping by & Happy Crafting!

Alternative Crochet Hair

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Delightful Dollies - 15 Free Crochet Doll Patterns | Source

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