Can you hear my stifled squeals over these free crochet doll patterns? Raise your crochet hooks, those of you who were obsessed with dolls back in the day. It won't be overstated to say dolls are childhood essentials and perfect heirlooms too, and more often than not, your child's favorite toy.
Crochet Doll Patterns Tutorial
Who am I kidding? Dolls are our favorites too. Little kids can have all the fun, from playing house to playing with pretend friends, to mimicking everyone else's behavior towards them, with their toy crochet doll.
Crochet dolls are super fun to make as you have so much under your control; the expression of your doll, the height, the hair, the skin tone, her dressing aesthetic - so exciting.
I have put together lots of interesting free crochet doll patterns that will give you all the inspiration you need, but you can always tweak them with a little personal touch.
How to Crochet a Doll (Amigurumi Dolls)
Parts like the head are crocheted in continuous rounds without needing to join each row. Bodies, legs, and arms are done as a tube.
While most of the doll's outfits are also made with a single crochet stitch, you could also use a half double crochet or double crochet, which would be faster.
Crochet Doll Patterns Supplies
- Crochet Hook - Doll patterns tend to use smaller hooks than recommended on the yarn label. This is in order to minimize holes and to create a dense fabric.
- Crochet Yarn - Most crochet doll patterns use a sport weight yarn (4 ply, category 2) with a 3 to 4 mm hook. DK yarn and worsted weight yarn are also used. Cotton yarn is often better than wool or acrylic as it is less fluffy and has a better stitch definition.
- Stitch Markers - These are used to mark the beginning of rounds as many crochet doll patterns are done in continuous rounds.
- Polyester Stuffing - You will need to stuff your doll. Look for polyester stuffing designed for toys.
Best Crochet Doll Patterns
Click through the links below for more detailed instructions and the written crochet pattern doll.
#1 Doll Crochet Pattern
This lovely Tonton doll is such a perfect gift for a child. Its pink booties and long, blonde hair styled in pigtails would make anyone swoon over it. The pattern isn’t that hard to get the hang of, and once you’re done making it and get great reactions, you’ll be motivated to try more. Patterns from Tiny Mini Design
#2 The Doll Witch Pattern
There is something about animated witches and broomsticks and wands that excites little kids to no end. Let’s not pretend we weren’t all intrigued by magical stories and the idea of being able to fly off on a broom at some point in our lives. Patterns from Love Life Yarn
#3 Baseball Doll Crochet Pattern
This one is a great pattern for a boy doll, and you’ll also get to learn to make its wearables, including the adorable baseball hat. There aren't as many options for boy dolls, and this one is easily customizable using different colors for the shirt and pants. Patterns from Chai Coffee Crochet
#4 Girl Crochet Doll Patterns
This anime girl crochet doll is SO cute. I can’t believe it! Any little kid who loves playing dress-up would be totally over the moon to receive this as a present. The matching hat, tote bag, and booties are so on point and totally adorable. Patterns from Sweet Softies
#5 Ballerina Crochet Dolls
A ballerina doll in 2 sizes! It doesn’t get any more sophisticated and classier than that! I need one, you need one, that little one aspiring to become a ballerina needs one – so LET’S MAKE ONE. Absolutely gorgeous and worth a try, this pattern is one of a kind. Patterns from Chai Coffee Crochet
#6 Pascal Boy Doll Crochet Pattern
We all love a little boy doll, don’t we?! This pattern is divided into three parts, so you can easily understand and manage making the body, the limbs, and features, as well as the doll’s clothing. This would be perfect for a child going to be joined by a baby brother soon so they can practice carrying him around gently. Patterns from The Loopy Lamb
#7 The Cool Boy Doll for Crochet
This cute little crochet doll pattern is made in baby cotton, which is soft, gentle, and perfect for your little one to play around with. The doll is dressed up in a sideways-tilted cap and a pair of baggy jeans, giving it the cool boy look that any child would adore. Your child can play with this, and it would make a lovely addition to their room. Patterns from Hobbii
#8 Bach the Composer Crochet Doll
Don’t you just love the little crochet figurines of real-life characters? Once you get comfortable creating such exciting crochet amigurumi dolls, you may become ambitious and want to have your own little Madame Tussauds of crochet figurines. Patterns from Stringy Ding Ding
#9 The Blondie in Blue Crocheted Doll
Try out this charmful pattern of a cute little girly doll with braids, in some cheerful colors, on a relaxing long weekend. The pattern is very detailed, with step-by-step instructions and photos to illustrate every little step. You should be able to create this detailed doll easily. Patterns from Tiny Mini Design
#10 Samyeli Crochet Doll Patterns
I’m so in love with this super cheerful, bright-eyed, and long-haired doll. This cute little doll is so huggable and cute, and the perfect birthday present for a little girl. For some added fun, you can crochet its dress in the same color as your girl’s birthday dress and maybe even style its hair in the same way. Patterns from Samyelenin Orguleri
#11 The Mermaid Doll Crochet Patterns
This pattern has a fun twist to the regular doll, as it isn’t just any doll but a mermaid. If you know a small child who is fascinated by all things magical such as unicorns, mermaids, and rainbows, be ready for some crazy squealing once you’re done whipping up this doll. This pattern is quite easy and not as time-taking as most. Patterns from Chai Coffee Crochet
#12 Harry Potter Crochet Dolls Pattern
Okay, so I’m downright OBSESSED with this pattern! So excited that my fingers might shake when I begin to crochet this. This particular pattern is for the Harry Potter Doll, but Chai Coffee Crochet has doll patterns for multiple Harry Potter characters, such as Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley too. Patterns from Chai Coffee Crochet
#13 Baker Lily Crochet Dolls
Oh, what a fun thing! The curly hair strands and the chef cap are super cute. But what you just can’t take your eyes off is the cute little cupcake that the baker doll is holding onto. For any little kids aspiring to be bakers as they grow up, this would be a thoughtful gift. Patterns from Yarnspirations
#14 Amy the Crochet Doll
This doll pattern is beginner-friendly, and it is designed for a big 14-inch doll that any little kid will enjoy holding and playing with. This doll has plastic safety eyes, but for anyone concerned about that being a choking hazard for their toddler, the pattern has instructions for crochet eyes too. Make this doll in yarn of any color to give it a personalized feel. Patterns from Grace and Yarn
#15 The Friendly Doll
Such a darling doll! The blondish brown locks and the dull blue ballerina dress perfectly complement each other, making it a swoon-worthy present for any little cutie aspiring to be a ballerina herself. This pattern has the perfect dimensions for a very cuddly doll, and if you are good at altering the sizing of crochet items, you can try this dress for your own little girl too. Patterns from The Friendly Red Fox
#16 Crochet Doll Pattern with Hoodie
How cute is this outfit! Such a sweet idea to add a little bird hat. Another thing I love about his crochet doll pattern is the unique face. The eyes and little freckles give her so much personality. You can personalize it for your kid by changing the colors if you wish. Pattern by Lovely Craft.
#17 Luisa Crochet Doll Pattern
If you love the movie Encanto, then you will love this free crochet doll pattern for the Luisa character. It used worsted-weight yarn and a 4mm hook, so it is much quicker to crochet than some of the other patterns that use finer yarn. Pattern by Nicole Chase.
#18 Rabbit Crochet Doll Pattern
Both my sister and daughter have always been obsessed with rabbit dolls. This crochet doll is just adorable with her long ears and little bows. I can imagine her in a striped dress, so let your imagination free. This crochet project will be so gratifying. Pattern by Lovely Craft.
#19 Regina Witch Crochet Doll
Witch crochet dolls are not just for Halloween. There is something that kids love about witches and all things spooky. This exciting pattern would be so perfect to try out for a child that enjoys some fun and exciting twists in her toys. Free pattern from Jess Huff.
#20 Annie Doll Crochet Pattern
This crochet doll pattern is so bright, fun, and colorful that you'll definitely want to make one. It may even remind you of someone you know! This pattern uses the popular Red Heart Super Saver yarn. Get the pattern from Yarnspirations.
#21 Annie Doll Crochet Pattern
One of the nicest things about this free crochet pattern is the adorable clothing. The designer has even included a pattern for that tiny little purse. Make dolls to represent your whole family with different clothing and hair colors. Get the pattern from Petals to Picots.
#22 Violet Doll Crochet Pattern
This beautiful little doll and her pet reindeer were designed by Julia Chiang of Craftings of Joules. This pattern has a really personal touch as the article includes an in-depth interview with the designer. I love making little crochet sets, and this one is sure to please. Get the pattern from the Loopy Lamb website.
#23 Princess Sophie Doll Crochet Pattern
This crochet doll pattern is wonderful with her removable clothing and little mermaid tail. Can you believe she even has a crown to make her a real princess! You might be able to whip up two of these (one for your little girl and the other for her best friend) and give yourself a chance to applaud your creativity. Get the pattern from The Friendly Red Fox
#24 Little Devil Doll Crochet Pattern
Crochet dolls can be fun too! This little devil doll even has its own pumpkin toy. Make it for Halloween or for no reason at all. This little 7 inch crochet doll pattern is sure to put a smile on someone's face. Get the pattern from the Tale of Twisted Fibers
#25 Princess Sophie Doll Crochet Pattern
Here is another free pattern from the Friendly Red Fox. Boys and girls love superhero toys! This is a medium sizes crochet doll pattern at 9 inches, making it the perfect size to carry around. Make different superheroes by changing the outfit colors. Get the pattern from The Friendly Red Fox
#26 Ninja Doll Crochet Pattern
This doll pattern made me smile when I saw it. I can think of a couple of adults who would love a ninja doll! This stands out from the crowd for its uniqueness, and I can imagine it sitting on someone's desk. Get the pattern from Knit Picks
#27 Crowe Doll Crochet Pattern
This crochet doll pattern is designed with advanced crocheters in mind. The pattern includes everything except the glasses. There is so much detail in this pattern. Just look at the tiny socks with the heart shapes on them. Get the pattern from Lovely Craft
#28 Ragdoll Mermaid Crochet Pattern
Here is another lovely mermaid doll crochet pattern. I love these calming sea colors and her amazing hair. The hair is so thick that she can wear it down or styled up. The designer states that the pattern is easy however there is some extra sewing of the limbs to put it all together. This pattern is from Spin a Yarn.
#29 Amanda Doll Crochet Pattern
Look at this sweet little girl with her wavy hair and flower headband. This doll uses crochet cotton in size 3. This pattern would be great practice for trying out your crochet skills to create a doll in smaller dimensions. Get the pattern from Ravelry.
#30 Crowe Doll Crochet Pattern
This doll has so much personality with her little buns and oversized feet. This doll is quite large at 16 inches tall, making her highly desirable. Get the pattern from Amigurumi Blog.
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Techniques Used to Make Crochet Doll Patterns
In order to make a crochet doll, there are a few techniques you will need to learn.
Single Crochet Increase
You can increase by crocheting 2 single crochet stitches into the one stitch below. This is the easiest way to increase single crochet.
Single Crochet Decrease
There are two ways to decrease single crochet. The easiest is to simply skip a stitch and work into the next stitch or chain below. This can leave a hole, however.
The other way is to single crochet 2 together.
- Insert your hook
- Yarn over and pull a loop (2 stitches on hook)
- Insert hook under next stitch, and pull a loop (3 stitches on hook)
- Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops (1 stitch on hook)
This will give you an invisible decrease.
Tips for Crochet Doll Patterns
- SIZE DOWN - Sizing down your crochet hook means you will have a tighter fabric where the stuffing will not poke through.
- MAGIC CIRCLES - Using magic circles means that the top of your doll heads will be tight without a hole.
- YARN CHOICE - Most patterns will specify a yarn weight or yarn ply but your choice of fiber is also important. Cotton yarns will ensure that the stitches are well defined and your facial features can shine through.
Free Crochet Doll Patterns – In Conclusion
Your childhood isn't complete without at least one doll. They are super fun to play with, and parents can use dolls to teach their kids how to handle someone fragile, especially if their child is soon going to be joined by another little cutie.
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