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Waldorf Doll Patterns

Updated on February 7, 2017
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Waldorf Doll Patterns and Inspiration

Waldorf Doll patterns for making your very own lovable babydolls and doll clothes are available on the internet, but you don't have to look any further for them...they're all right here! I am in love with these precious all-natural dolls and decided to compile everything I could find about Waldorf dolls onto one page...because I'm sure I'm not the only one who is looking for them online.

Making Waldorf Dolls: Creative Doll-Making with Children

Children love having their very own babydoll to take care of and love. If you know a thing or two about sewing, why not make a very special keepsake Waldorf dolls for the children in your life? They will treasure these babies forever and will pass them down to their own children.

If you don't know a thing about sewing but you just have to have one of these dolls, you'll find Waldorf Dolls to purchase here, too. Check out dolls from Kathe Kruse and others further down the page.

Handmade Waldorf Doll

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What is a Waldorf Doll?

All-natural dolls designed to stimulate imagination!

Waldorf dolls are also known as Steiner dolls, after the man whose theories about child development inspired them. Rudolph Steiner believed that children's imaginations could be more readily stimulated with simple, natural playthings. A majority of the toys in stores today do not meet this criteria. Brightly colored plastics, music and sound, detailed accessories (think Barbie and action figures) and heart-pounding video games...these are the complete opposites of the toys Steiner felt children should grow up playing with.

A true Waldorf-style doll is made with all-natural materials, no synthetics allowed! They have simple, almost "implied" faces and mohair wigs. They wear simple, modest clothing. They even have a little bit of weight in their bodies so that they feel surprisingly life-like!

I hope you enjoy the pictures of Waldorf Dolls on this page. I truly enjoy the unique qualities of each one and I believe that every child (and many adults!) would fall in love with these cloth babies.

Waldorf Doll Patterns

Free Waldorf Doll Patterns - Who said nothing is free?

**All of these patterns are for personal use only, unless otherwise stated on the website!**

Check out for cloth doll patterns you can download and use right away!

Waldorf Dolls

Watch the video below to learn more about Waldorf Dolls!

Waldorf Doll-Making DVD

Are you a visual learner? Do you need to see someone actually working through the process in order to accomplish it yourself?

I am! That's why I absolutely love this Waldorf Doll-Making Instructional DVD! Sarah Kous basically holds your hand and walks you through every step of the doll-making process. She goes slow and shows close up shots of her work so there is no guessing!

This DVD is so perfect for beginner doll makers. In fact, I think even a child could follow along and make an adorable Waldorf-style doll (with adult supervision, of course). Experienced doll makers will also benefit from Sarah's tips and tricks.

What are you waiting for? Get this instructional video and start making dolls for everyone on your gift list!

Waldorf Doll Making DVD
Waldorf Doll Making DVD

You've read my review of this DVD above...wanna hear more? Click on the picture to read more reviews at!


Waldorf Dolls Poll - Please take a quick second to answer this poll!

Do you own a Waldorf-style doll?

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Waldorf Doll Clothes

Waldorf Doll Hair

Making Waldorf Dolls - An excellent resource for any doll maker!

This book was written by Maricristin Sealey, an experienced European doll-maker who really knows her stuff! Learn all the "ins and outs" of making cloth dolls. You will be able to justify the purchase of this book by how many excellent skills you will learn. You will be inspired to start your own doll-making project right away!

How to Make Waldorf Doll Hair - Step by Step!

Tips for Making Cloth Dolls

Watch the videos below for some great tips for making any cloth dolls, Waldorf-style included! Also check out this link to make your doll-making endeavors just a little easier:

Attaching Arms to the Doll

Video #1: How to Stitch Legs to the Cloth Doll

Video #2: How to Make Cloth Doll Hair

A Quick Doll-Making Poll

Are you planning to make a Waldorf doll?

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Kathe Kruse Dolls

Kathe Kruse Waldorf Doll
Kathe Kruse Waldorf Doll | Source

Waldorf Dolls by Kathe Kruse

Kathe Kruse Nickibaby Waldorf Doll

Kathe Kruse is a toy company in Germany who has been making organic dolls and other children's toys for 125 years. Each doll is handmade by an experienced master artisan and truly unique in its own way.

The motto of the European toy maker is "The hand follows the heart..."

The quality of these dolls is extraordinary and each will become a special keepsake that will remain in the hands and hearts of children everywhere. They will be passed down to future generations and treasured for lifetimes.

Waldorf Doll

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Photo by Céline | Source

Check out Waldorf Dolls at Etsy!

You can also find a wide selection of doll-making supplies at, as well as some of the most beautiful completed dolls I have seen! If you are looking to give a very special gift to someone in your life, or add a unique, one-of-a-kind doll to your own collection, you really need to visit Etsy and browse their selection.

I would love to hear what you think about these adorable Waldorf Dolls. Do you own one? Are you planning on making one? Who will be the lucky recipient if it's a gift for someone else?

Also, if you end up trying out any of the patterns on this page, please leave your review here! I'd love to hear how it went!

Thank you for taking the time to visit this Waldorf Doll Patterns page today!

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      Jo Cauldrick 10 months ago from Isle of Wight

      I love the philosophy of Steiner Waldorf, in fact I'm enrolling my children in a UK school soon.

      I love the dolls, but I prefer a more modern twist on them. I love dolls with practical modern clothes and beautiful eyes and pretty long hair.

      I have two dolls at home that a friend made for me many years ago, and I remember my daughter saying that her doll had a 'heart beat' which was so sweet.

      A lovely inspiring lens. Thank you.

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      mariacarbonara 4 years ago

      so Cute!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Adorability found here for sure with these precious Waldorf dolls....for some reason I am getting a craving for salad. lol ! :)

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      There's just something about Waldorf - very special. Pinned to my dolls board and blessed. I really wanted my kids to go to Waldorf schools, maybe my grandkids.

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      Leiif_A 4 years ago

      Recently received a small Waldorf doll as a special addition to an order from Weleda. They had a limited number and we had an order at just the right time. Very adorable.

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 4 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      I love Waldorf Dolls! I first saw them in Nashville at the Elves' Faire at the Linden Waldorf School. I look forward to purchasing one someday. They are so cute. Thanks for this lens about them! ::::blessings::::

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      Stephen Bush 5 years ago from Ohio

      SquidAngel blessings.

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      lclchors 5 years ago

      when I was in my 20's before internet i made a series of dolls. It is a fun hobby.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Popping back in the bless this wonderful lens. :)

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      dogface lm 5 years ago

      This is the first time I hear about Waldorf Dolls. The idea behind them is interesting (and they look good, too!).

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Blessings for another favorite article! :)

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I remember a soft doll that I had loved that doll. They make great gift for the kids in your like. Blessed by Squid Angel flinnie, and added to my lens...Squid Angel flinnie.

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      Sherry Venegas 5 years ago from La Verne, CA

      I think i like this soft doll even better than raggedy ann.

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      Alethia LM 5 years ago

      This is a very interesting lens! Thanks!

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      My mom had a rag doll made from torn strips of fabric when she was a child back in the 1930s. She loved it and played with it. Dolls don't have to sing and dance, children's imaginations make them do that. Glad to see these simple dolls are available or can be made.

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      KarenCookieJar 5 years ago

      I like how simple and cute these are!

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      UKGhostwriter 5 years ago

      Very interesting well done!

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      These dolls are adorable.

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      peggygallyot 5 years ago

      I knitted some dolls but not Waldorf dolls.

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      ryokomayuka 5 years ago from USA

      I think I may have seen them before but I'm not sure. Interesting lens. I may have seen them before but I have never heard of them before or knew what they called or anything about them.

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      Budeni 5 years ago

      What a nice lens. I think my grandma will get one for her birthday now. Thanks for the inspiration!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Cute lens, I wish I had a Waldorf Doll as a child.

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      ara-bella 5 years ago

      sweet lens! I'm thinking about making a Waldorf doll, but actually not sewing it, but needle felting it. I don't know if you've seen these dolls, I found them on etsy and am so excited to try!

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      Jackie Block 5 years ago from SE Michigan

      These dolls are so beautiful. I want to make one for each of my kids now. Thanks for inspiring me!

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      vBizeso 5 years ago

      Nice Lens

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      CameronPoe 5 years ago

      What I like about these is the creativity and control that you have as a parent over the toy for your child. Kudos.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Wonderful craft. The Waldorf movement is kid's education done right. Pinned to my board for kids fun.

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      fivee05 lm 5 years ago

      These dolls are really cute.

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      I have to try this craft with my daughter, she'd love to make one of these dolls.

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      Kay 5 years ago

      We made similar dolls in a sewing class I took when I was probably 14. Now I wonder what happened to that doll. This might be a really neat project for my daughter. Thank you!

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      Aquablocks 5 years ago

      beautiful dolls. they never get better than handmade.

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      Quirkyart 5 years ago

      Nice Lens. It reminded of the days when I made home made cabbage patch kids.

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 5 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      I saw some Waldorf dolls at the Waldorf school in Nashville. I was enthralled! These are so cute. Thanks for telling me more about them.

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      susansweaters 5 years ago

      Great lens! I love dols and doll making. I have also made many doll clothes.

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      Lisa Morris 5 years ago

      These waldorf doll patterns are really cute.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      It's been awhile since I've made a doll, but these are so cute. I might just give it a try!

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      seemarahate 5 years ago

      Beautiful dolls videos.

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      rachelscott 5 years ago

      Your lens remind me my childhood, i played too much with my dolls.

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Love this lens - When the Cabbage Patch kids craze happened we didn't really have the money to buy them for our two girls, but I made them some. At the time it wasn't so good - we eventually saved up and got them "real ones" so they could be like their friends and have some "face" (as the Chinese call it) but later they loved their homemade ones more than the "real ones". After all, Mom made them with love. That's special. I am going to make some this summer for the new babies in my life. Thanks both for the inspiration and the fine information. I nominated you for the lumpy rug quest!

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      Fcuk Hub 5 years ago

      Great patterns for Waldorf Dolls :) And great lens too.

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      What adorable dolls and fun lens. Congratulations of your Purple Star!

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      I never heard of this doll. They look very cuddly too.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Oh, one more thing I should try to make! Thank you for sharing this information.

      Congratulations on your purple star and Squidacademy Award. I'm adding my blessings to this lens also!

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      We love the Waldorf dolls ... I hope to make one soon.

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      I don't really care for dolls as a rule - maybe because they leave so little room for imagination? - but these Waldorf dolls are great! I know a couple little kids who will be getting one for next Christmas.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Don't know why I haven't heard about Waldorf dolls before! They are just so cute! I of course will now have to see if I can make at least one for my little grandson. Great article and thanks for sharing! :)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Congrats on your new Purple Star!

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      BuckHawkcenter 5 years ago

      Oh, my goodness - I had not heard of these charms yet, but now I have to make 2 for my granddaughters! How cute.

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      Country Sunshine 5 years ago from Texas

      Never heard of Waldorf dolls, but they are cute!

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      gatornic15 5 years ago

      These are cute dolls. Great lens!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      How very cute - thanks for sharing!

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Love these dolls - made of natural materials is wonderful - nice lens :>)

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      Einar A 5 years ago

      I don't know much about dolls, but love that these are natural and hand-made as well as simple and beautiful, and are meant to last. Your children must really enjoy them!

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      These dolls are very sweet. I like the idea of them being made by a family member and passed down through the generations - if they don't get worn out from all the loving and playing along the way.

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      DiscoverWithAndy 5 years ago

      Great lens - I think the dolls are a little creepy looking, but I've always thought that about every doll. Looks like it would be a fun thing to make though. Keep up the great work!

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      jholland 5 years ago

      These are great. As soon as I have some time I plan to try making some of these beautiful dolls.

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      Terrie_Schultz 5 years ago

      I got my daughters kits to make Waldorf dolls when they were younger. The dolls turned out beautifully, and I still have them.