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!
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!
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.
Crochet Techniques to Know
Here are some of the most popular techniques commonly used for crocheting dolls:
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!
30 Free Crochet Doll Patterns
Take a look at this list of free crochet doll patterns for your next project. Happy crocheting!
This classic doll stands about 9” tall - perfect for hugging and squeezing! However, you can easily increase or decrease the size by adjusting your yarn weight and/or hook size. Did you know that Weebee dolls also have lots of options for crocheted clothes? Check out the link within the post to make your doll a full wardrobe!
Dolls can come in all shapes, sizes, and patterns! This unicorn is a fun and special idea for making a unique crochet doll. Don’t forget to grab some yarn pieces in your favorite bright colors for her unicorn mane!
No sewing is needed for this easy crochet rag doll pattern. This “Gracie Doll” comes with video tutorials to help you through each step of the way. She’s an excellent project for beginner crocheters that have some experience with basic stitches and crochet concepts.
These precious swaddle babies come in three different sizes. They’re worked from the bottom up, with the body and the head being crocheted in a continuous spiral. These cute and colorful dolls are excellent stashbusters!
This doll measures approximately 13” tall and is ready to be snuggled and enjoyed! She’s crocheted in three main sections, with a video tutorial available for each section of the project. She’s worked in continuous rounds.
This beautiful doll has rosy cheeks and is oh-so sweet! She comes with removable hair, a dress, and little shoes. If you want more options, it’s easy to make extra dresses and shoes in different colors!
This sweet little baby is ready to be cuddled and loved! He’s worked in spirals and is a good pattern for beginning to intermediate crocheters. (And in case you’re not familiar, “dummy” is just another word for “pacifier”!)
Frozen lovers will love this beautiful amigurumi doll! This is a more difficult pattern that’s best for intermediate or advanced crocheters. Using the recommended yarn, she measures only about 6” tall.
This delicate little doll is daintily made with super fine crochet thread. Her hair is made with different yarns of varying thickness, and her dress with a small piece of fabric. The variety of materials makes for a unique and absolutely beautiful little crochet doll!
Mermaid-loving girls will adore this doll! She’s actually made with legs and a separate tail that slips on, so she can transform from mermaid to human and back! The pattern also includes instructions for both a pink and a blue dress.
This ragdoll mermaid features flowing hair and mesmerizing colors! It doesn’t take too much imagination to picture her splashing around in the sea. And, you can even style her hair (see the images within the post for ideas!).
Who doesn’t enjoy the cold, refreshing taste of fruit? Whether you love pineapple, watermelon, or lemon, these summer-y and bright dolls will remind you of your favorite flavors. These dolls would be lovely for decoration or for play!
Bluebell Bunny enjoys hopping around, collecting carrots, and hugs! Measuring 17”, she’s a perfect option for a larger, extra-lovable crocheted doll. This pattern is ideal for experienced beginners or intermediates.
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