Dress-up Doll *FREE* Crochet Pattern


photo(17) copy Just recently I designed this super cute crochet doll.  I really love the pattern, and have made quite a few dolls (6 and counting).  The pattern for the doll that I sell includes eye sockets, a cute little button nose, built-in undergarments, shoes, lots of pictures, and an excellent tutorial for attaching hair.  In celebration of the publication of this doll pattern, I wanted to release a free version for my amazing blog followers out there!  Please keep in mind that this free crochet pattern is an abridged version of the one that can be purchased HERE. This free version does not include the built-in under garments, shoes, nose, or eye sockets. But, I still think it is pretty cute as far as crochet dolls go!  So, without further ado…

 

photo(20)Materials you will need

  • Size 6/G – 4.25MM crochet hook
  • Worsted Weight Yarn – I like Caron Simply Soft, but any will work – in skin color, hair color, and garment(s) color
  • Buttons, or Safety Eyes, or Whatever you are using for the eyes
  • Yarn needle for attaching pieces, and sewing in ends
  • Knowledge of the following crochet stitches: Ch, Ss, Sc, Sc2tog, inc (working 2 sc in the same stitch)
  • Make-up blush (optional: I like to dab a bit of blush onto my little girl dolls’ cheeks to make them look…well…girly!)

Head
RND 1: Ch 2, work 4 sc all into the second ch from hook (5).  Ss to first to join. Ch 1 (Designer’s note: To minimize the twisting effect that oftentimes occurs while working in the round, ch 1 counts as a sc (unless otherwise stated), and turn after every rnd)
RND 2: Repeat the following all the way around: *inc* (10).  Ss to first to join. Ch 1, turn
RND 3: Repeat the following all the way around: *inc, sc 1* (15).  Ss to first to join. Ch 1, turn
RND 4: Repeat the following all the way around: *inc, sc 2* (20).  Ss to first to join. Ch 1, turn
RND 5: Repeat the following all the way around: *inc, sc 3* (25).  Ss to first to join. Ch 1, turn.
RND 6: Repeat the following all the way around: *inc, sc 4* (30).  Ss to first to join. Ch 1, turn
RNDs 7 – 15: Sc all the way around (30), ss to first to join, ch 1, turn.
RND 16: Repeat the following 5 times: *sc 4, sc2tog* (26).  Ss to first to join. Ch 1, turn
RND 17: Repeat the following 5 times: *sc 3, sc2tog* (20).  Ss to first to join. Ch 1, turn
RND 18: Repeat the following 5 times: *sc 2, sc2tog* (15).  Ss to first to join. Ch 1, turn (stuff the head)
RND 19: Sc all the way around (15).  Ss to first to join. Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing on the body

Arms (make two)
RND 1: Ch 2, work 4 more sc all into the second ch from hook (5).  Ss to first to join. Ch 1
RND 2: Repeat all the way around: *inc* (10).  Ss to first to join. Ch 1
RND 3: Sc in each stitch around (10).  Ss to first to join. Ch 1
RNDs 4 – 25: Repeat rnd 3, adding some stuffing every 5 rnds or so.
Finish off

doll partsLegs (make two)
RND 1: Ch 2, work 4 more sc all into the second ch from hook (5).  Ss to first to join. Ch 1
RND 2: Repeat all the way around: *inc* (10).  Ss to first to join. Ch 1
RND 3: Sc in each stitch around (10).  Ss to first to join. Ch 1
RNDs 4 – 30: Repeat rnd 3, adding some stuffing every 5 rnds or so.
Finish off

You should now have a head, two arms, and two legs.  Much like the picture 🙂 Now, stick with me, because this next part is a little involved.  Now, we are going to be creating the body of our little doll, and the legs and arms are joined as we go.  The head is whip-stitched on last.

Body
RND 1: Leaving a long tail (this is what will be used to whip stitch the crotch of the doll shut after RND 3) Ch 2, sc all the way around one leg (10 stitches), ch 3, sc all the way around the other leg (10 stitches), ch 2 and ss to first to join (26).  Ch 1 and turn.

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RND 2: Sc all the way around (26).
RND 3 – 20: Repeat RND 2, Take the time here to whip stitch the crotch shut.
RND 21: Attaching the arms: Sc 4,
Insert hook into next stitch in the body as well as into a stitch in the arm (notice the illustration).  Work 5 ss into both the body and the arm (notice that this is a slip stitch, and not a single crochet stitch).  Sc 8 into the body.  Insert hook into next stitch in the body as well as into a stitch in the other arm.  Work 5 ss into both the body and the arm.  Sc 5 into the body. (26)  Ss to first to join. Ch 1 turn

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RND 22: Sc 5, work 1 sc into each of the 5 remaining stitches of the arm, sc 8 into the body, work 1 sc into each of the 5 remaining stitches of the second arm, sc 3 into the body (26). Ss to first to join. Ch 1, turn. If you have’t already stuffed the body, this is a great time to do that!
RND 23: Sc 3, sc2tog 3 times, sc 8, sc2tog 3 times, sc 3 (19)
RND 24: Sc 3, sc2tog 3 times, sc 4, sc2tog 3 times, sc 1 (14)
Whip stitch the head on, making sure that it is faced the correct way, and then finish off 🙂
photo(19)Designer’s note: After adding the hair (depending on the thickness and length of said hair), the head might be a little floppy.  Something that I like to do is insert a small popsicle stick, dowel rod, even an unsharpened pencil, or something sturdy to help in supporting the neck.  You can also use 3-4 doubled-up pipe cleaners if you want the head to be able to move.

And there you have your cute little doll!  I have some clothing patterns for sale (Just $1.00 a piece for instant downloads on ETSY!)  OR, you can join in on my ravelry crochet along and download some patterns for *free*  Stay tuned for 2 different hair tutorials, and I will also throw in a simple clothing pattern for you all 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Dress-up Doll *FREE* Crochet Pattern

  1. Bonjour, merci pour vos beaux modèles,savoir si les tuto des robes pour la poupée,pourrait etre en français, sinon un très grand bravo.

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