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30 Free Crochet Doll Patterns

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Crochet dolls are lovable, soft, and make an ideal handmade gift for a special kiddo! There are so many different ways to make crocheted dolls, and so many ways to customize them, too. Check out these 30 free crochet doll patterns for beginners and intermediate crocheters, and find your next favorite pattern!

photo collage of crochet dolls. Top left: two crochet dolls with dark hair and blond hair held by a woman. Top right: crochet doll with dark hair and red dress. Bottom left: crochet doll with dark hair and purple dress. Bottom right: four crochet "curlie" dolls with different colors of onesies.

Crochet Doll Patterns

Crochet dolls are cuddly, customizable, and super fun to make! Even more than that, they’re a special keepsake that kids will cherish as they grow up. 

Durable. Since crochet dolls are made from yarn and stuffing, they’re pretty much unbreakable. This means that even the tiniest tots can hug, squeeze, and enjoy their favorite doll! 

Customizable. From color choice to accessories, various sizes, and more, you can make your crochet doll just the way you like.

Outfit Options. Some crochet dolls are made with permanent outfits, while other doll patterns have removable outfits. If I can, I love to make dolls with removable outfits. After you complete the doll itself, you can find dozens of beautiful patterns to make different clothes for your crochet doll to wear – from dresses to shoes to accessories and much more. 

Sizes. While sizes vary, most dolls in this collection are 9-10″ tall (a few are significantly larger or smaller). They aren’t too big to play with, but they’re big enough for lots of snuggles and love!

Can beginners crochet a doll?

Yes, plenty of crochet doll patterns are perfect for beginning crocheters. If you’re comfortable with basic crochet stitches, such as the chain and single crochet, increase, and decrease, work in the round, and weave in ends, you can make a crochet doll. 

A handful of the crochet doll patterns may need more advanced skills, so double-check the recommended skill level before getting started. With a little practice, you’ll be crocheting complex dolls in no time!

Brand new to crochet? Make sure to read through our beginner How to Crochet guide to get all the details before jumping in.

30 Free Crochet Doll Patterns

Take a look at this list of free crochet doll patterns for your next project. Happy crocheting!

Crochet Techniques to Know

Here are some of the most popular techniques commonly used for crocheting dolls:

 Be sure to read through your pattern carefully before getting started and brush up on any techniques you might be unfamiliar with. This will save a lot of headache as you go! 

Supplies for Crocheting Dolls

Here are some supplies you may need to make your crochet doll:

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • Other notions (stitch markers, tapestry needle, embroidery thread, scissors, buttons, etc.)

While some patterns suggest embroidering your doll’s face, others call for safety eyes. It’s important to note that while safety eyes are cute, they’re not necessarily safe for little ones. When in doubt, you can always opt for safe, embroidered eyes and facial features that don’t pose a choking hazard.

Be sure to read through your pattern’s supplies list before getting started to ensure you have everything you need to finish your doll. In the list below, we’ve included suggested yarns and yarn weights for each pattern to make collecting your supplies a little bit easier. 

Note that using a different yarn weight and hook size than suggested is an easy way to make your doll a little bigger or smaller, if you choose to do so.

More crochet amigurumi patterns

If you enjoy crocheting these amigurumi dolls, you may also love our other collections of amigurumi patterns!

More Crochet Patterns

If you love to crochet, you may be interested in these related pattern collections.

photo collage of crochet dolls. Top left: two crochet dolls with dark hair and blond hair held by a woman. Top right: crochet doll with dark hair and red dress. Bottom left: crochet doll with dark hair and purple dress. Bottom right: four crochet "curlie" dolls with different colors of onesies.

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