Free Crochet Amigurumi Doll Pattern (A Basic Crochet Doll Pattern FREE)

NEW UPDATED: I love to crochet dolls. And they are Not as difficult to make as You may think. They are a Huge hit with the kids.
This is a Basic Easy FREE Crochet doll Pattern (Body head and legs in one piece) with helpful tips and photos to help you make your very first amigurumi Doll.

By following this easy doll pattern you really can create a fabulous little girls doll.
Your creativity can transform these into princesses worth their own stories.
These dolls make a fabulous gift, and the kids will have many hours of fun with their handmade dolls.  
I create dolls for my nieces, and friends children, and are usually inspired by their favourite movies characters.
I love to take a basic crochet doll pattern and turn it into a beautiful princess or Prima Ballerina.
I do not think I have ever seen such a wonderful reaction to a piece of my work than giving my niece her first Crochet Doll.
Finished Size using Aran weight and a 4.00mm hook Stands 14 inches head to toe. 

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Essential Materials for Creating your Amigurumi Crochet Doll

To crochet your doll you will need.
Selection of aluminium Hooks ranging in several sizes. Smaller sizes for the body parts, (3.5mm) and larger hook (4.00mm) can be used for the clothing.   I have this set as shown and for amigurumi I prefer the steel hooks, As I get a selection of sizes for making the tight material needed for making body parts.
Cream colour yarn is perfect for the body parts. I find a nice Aran weight Cream yarn Perfect for creating The skin parts of your Doll . The light Blue Shown is not only A popular colour Just now to Create an 'Elsa" from Frozen inspired amigurumi doll. But I love the soft sheen and feel of this yarn.  Remember to buy your hair colour too
Hair colour is usually a beige or brown or whatever colour you would like the dolls hair to be.
Make sure you order the correct size of Eyes needed, I always use the safety eyes,

Basic Crochet Doll Pattern - How to make an Amigurumi Doll

Finished Size using aran weight and a 4.00mm hook Stands 14 inches head to toe. 

Simply put Amigurumi is the Japanese name for crocheting dolls, toys and animals, it uses tight stitches and firmly stuffed.
For you first attempt at crocheting a doll, I would use a smooth light colour (cream) aran weight yarn and a 4.00mm hook.
You should be competent in crochet and be able to read Amigurumi style patterns
To start Magic circle and working stitches into it
(OR Chain 2, work number of single crochets into the 1st chain. (creates a circle)
RND 12: you will notice there are not enough stitches to completely finish the round, I did this to stop a ridge being created down the face of the doll usually made when you 2sctog in same place in continuing rounds) just keep working as specified

  • Yarn I used Aran Weight
  • Hook – 4.00mm (I also like to use Lily and Cream Cotton)
  • Additional Supplies – Saftey Eyes or Black yarn to make eyes, 25 grms Yarn for Hair Color, stitch marker or similar.
Abbreviations: Pattern written in US Crochet Terms
ch = chain, st(s) = stitch (es), sc= Singe crochet
2sc = Increase by working 2 stitches in 1 stitch space
sc2tog=Decrease 1 stitch by working stitches together
Basic Crochet Doll Pattern

We will be working in continuous rounds, (do NOT JOIN, move stitch marker down each time a single round is completed. )
Crochet Doll Pattern:
We will be working in continuous rounds,
(Do NOT JOIN, move stitch marker down each time a single round is completed. )

Rnd 1: Work 10 single crochet into a magic circle Pull tight. (10sc)

Rnd2: 2sc in each stitch around (20)

Rnd3: *2sc, sc* in each stitch around (30)

Rnd4: *2sc, sc, osc * in each stitch around (40)

Rnds 5-11: work single crochet in each stitch around (40)

Rnd 12: *,2sctog in next st, sc in next 5 stitches* repeat around, sc to end,

(you will notice there are not enough stitches to completely finish the round, just keep working as specified (34)

(affix safety eyes between Rnd 7 & Rnd 8 evenly apart. (opposite side of head to start of round)
Note: The placement of these will now determine the front side of your doll.)

Rnd13: * sc in next 4 stitches, 2sctog in next st, * repeat around, sc to end (29)

Rnd14 * 2sctog in next st, sc in next 3 stitches* repeat around, sc to end(23)
Rnd15: *sc in next 2sts, 2sctog in next st, sc in next 2 stitches, * around

It is best to stuff the head at this point) (16)

Rnd 16: 2sctog in next st, sc in next stitches* around, to last 2sts, work 2sctog, (12 sts)

You have now completed your Dolls Head.
Rnd 17- 2sctog, sc around to last 2 sts of round and 2sctog in last 2 sts. (10sts)
Rnd-18: sc around (10)
Rnd 19: 2sc, sc* repeat around (15)
Rnd 20: *sc, 2sc* repeat around (22)
Rnd 21 -26: sc around (22)

Rnd 27: 2sc,sc in next 11 sts ,2sc,sc to end (24)

Rnd 28 sc around (24)

Rnd 29 : 2sc,sc in next 11 sts ,2sc,sc to end (26)

Rnd 30-35 sc around (26)
Body is now complete
(Do not fasten off once you find the centre of legs, You will START First leg from here)

Please note: Each leg will have 7 single crochet front of leg and 7 single crochet back of leg and 1 chain 1 underneath the body, each leg has 15 sts.
Fold the piece in half across the body, (Making sure eyes are front and Centred) and count 7 stitches into the middle from the side , join yarn and chaining 1 across the underneath of dolls body and across to the other side of body,
continue working in single crochet in continuous rounds,

Now continue to work 20 rounds of single crochet. (If you would like your doll to have shoes, colour change to a shoe colour here at rnd 19) STUFF LEG
Rnd 21 of leg: sc, sc 2 tog, Repeat around
Rnd 22: sc 2tog. Repeat around
Fasten Off:

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2nd leg

join yarn to work single crochet around in SAME pattern as before ...ensure your FIRST and LAST single crochet of leg round is before the chain 1 underneath the body and is in the SAME STITCH as 1st single crochet, and LAST single crochet of 1st leg, Work a single crochet into the chain 1 you made for the first leg to complete the round (15sts) `
Continue working as for 1st LEG

Arms (Make 2)
Chain 2 .
Rnd 1:5 sc in 1st chain.
Rnd 2: *2sc,sc*, repeat **around
Rnd 3: sc around
Rnd 4-22 sc around (stuff arm here)
Rnd 23: sc 2 tog ,around
Rnd 24: sc 2 tog around Until 4 Sts left Finish off and cut yarn....leave enough length here to attatch arms to body.

Attatch arms to side of body, and neatly weave in all ends.

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I love the simplicity of the pattern. It is well written and the instructions are very clear. You start at one head, work the body, work the second body and then finish at the second dolls head. (all in 1 Piece) The arms are then made and sewn on. And to complete the dress you are picking up stitches around each dolls waist. 
I have made these dolls to look like Elsa and Ana from frozen with matching colours, but the best is to look like Cinderella and she magically becomes the princess. 

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Ellisen said...

Love your basic crochet doll. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. Looking forward to making some of your others, too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing!!! I noticed that a lot of doll patterns require a scalp with the hair color yarn. What difference does it make if the scalp is skin colored, like on this doll?

Lisa Auch said...

I have also seen the patterns call for this too. Its not something I have done, however the benefits would be that you may not need to attach so much strands of hair to the dolls head. Perhaps to stop the scalp showing through (But remember even IF you change to the hair color you will still need to be careful of the stuffing becoming more obvious at the partings etc
I am going to be doing a few ways to attach the hair that are quite easy (but not a color change for the hair)

Sonia Gonzales said...

how big is she, a lover the pattern but want to know how big is she

Lilian said...

What is the stitch count suppose to be at round 19, 20 and finally At row 35?

Mine I feel is coming out big because row 19 says :sc, 2 sc around. Does this mean increasing every stitch after first or doing sc, 2sc, sc 2sc, etc round?

Lisa Auch said...

* sc, 2sc * repeat around.

Anonymous said...

Greetings, on rounds 27 and 29 it says 2sc, sc in next 11 sts, then 2sc, sc to end. After the 11 sts have been completed will I be doing a 2sc once, and then sc only to the end of the round? Thanks in advance.

Lisa Auch said...


Eve A said...

I made this doll the other day and it looks great! I have to admit that I'm awful at looking for "finished pattern size will be X" and halfway through the head I started thinking, "Wait... this is going to be BIG." Super easy to follow the pattern, knocked out a great-looking doll in an afternoon. Thank you so much!

Felisa said...

I'm new to making dolls and found your pattern. Thank you for taking the time to post it. I absolutely love the look and feel of the doll. Now I am working on making clothes! I'm having so much fun dressing my new dolls that my grand nieces may not be getting them for Christmas. ��

WibblyWobblyProverbsMomma said...

What size safety eyes do I use for this doll?

Lisa Auch said...

I would use 6mm or 9mm eyes

Deanna Mittleman said...

So I've finished the body, but I'm kind of confused by the instructions for the leg. Am I supposed to remove the hook, move to the center and start the leg from there? And what do you mean be "chaining 1 across the underneath of the doll's body"?

Lisa Auch said...

Rory for your confusion.... continue working around Half width of your doll, as stated, chain,1 to help you join the gap across the dolls body to work around (you are splitting the doll in half to create the leg. (you will work in this chain 1 on either side of the stitch in first round of legs

Brenda D said...

I'm a "self-taught" make it up as I go crocheter! And, I really struggle to read directions. But, I think I've missed something - it appears the head, body, etc. are "stuffed" with somethiing????? Can you help me out here please?

Lisa Auch said...

Yes I use a fibre stuffing I have listed a good toy stiffing in the amazon products shown in the post

Anonymous said...

Best crochet tutorial and pattern ever. My son has special needs and has very odd interests. I can finally crochet him toys! I used the doll as a Base then freestyled. Thank you

Lae M said...

Can i add extra rows to this? I would like it to be atleast 30 inches tall

Rajeshwari Singh said...

wow.....this is so cute ....will try this.....thank u so much

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