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

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I love this easy crochet doll pattern. Crochet Dolls 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. 

Essential Materials for Creating your Amigurumi Crochet Doll

To crochet your doll you will need.
Selection of aluminum 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. I get a selection of sizes for making the right tight crocheted material needed for making body parts.
The cream color yarn is perfect for 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 your first attempt at crocheting a doll, I would use a smooth light color (cream) Aran weight yarn and a 4.00mm hook.
You should be competent in single crochet, increasing and decreasing, 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 following rounds, 

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
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:
HEAD:
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, sc * in each stitch around (40)

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

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

NOTE: for this row and the next following decrease rows
You will notice there are not enough stitches to completely finish the round, just keep working as specified until youreach the marker. 

Always Finish round at marker

Rnd 12: *2sctog in next st, sc in next 5 stitches* repeat around, sc to end,(34) 

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: * 2sctog in next st, sc in next 2 stitches, * repeat ** 5 TIMES around, until last 3 stitches, 
sc in last 3 sts (18) 

It is best to stuff the head at this point) (18)

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

You have now completed your Dolls Head.
Rnd 17- 2sctog, sc around in next 8 sts, 2sctog in nxt st, sc 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)

Legs
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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