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    Free Amigurumi Doll Clothes Pattern – CAL Week 3

    collage of photos showing a crochet boy doll and clothes made with this Free Amigurumi Doll Clothes Pattern
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    Welcome back to our third and final part of our My Pal Pascal crochet along! This week I’ve got a free amigurumi doll clothes pattern for you all. Pascal was feeling a little cold so it’s time to dress this guy up! Grab your hooks and yarn and let’s finish this thing! Woo! I hope you’ve had a great time during this crochet along. I’ll be hosting another one soon so if you’d like to make a suggestion on what we make for the next free crochet along, make sure to leave a comment below or let me know in the Loopy Lamb Crochet Community.

    The free amigurumi doll clothes pattern for My Pal Pascal has been split into three parts to make creating him a little more manageable and so you can crochet along with us. Please reference the posts below for each part of the CAL and instructions.

    ***Join the My Pal Pascal Crochet Along Here! Add this design to your Ravelry queue HERE!

    Pin this Free Amigurumi Doll Clothes Pattern for later Save

    This week we are using this free amigurumi doll clothes pattern to dress our friend Pascal. We’ll be making a t-shirt and a pair of pants for our friend so that he is dressed and ready to play. We’ll be using two different colours of Brava Worsted Weight for this week. I’ve used the colours Avocado for his t-shirt and Solstice Heather for his pants. Feel free to use whatever colours you’d prefer to customize your doll clothes.

    You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern with all three parts together in one convenient file HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

    Crochet boy doll wearing crochet doll clothes made with this free crochet pattern

    Free Amigurumi Doll Clothes Pattern: My Pal Pascal – CAL Part 3

    Skill Level:

    • Intermediate

    Terminology:

    • U.S. Terminology

    Supplies:

    Abbreviations:


    Finished size:

    • Doll is approximately 9.5” tall

    Gauge:

    • Doll: 5 sts across x 7 rows = 1” square
    • Clothing: 5 sts across x 7 rows = 1” square


    NOTES:

    • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (unless stated otherwise).  Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated.  A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
    • For a cleaner SCDEC, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of each stitch rather than under both loops.  This is often referred to as an invisible decrease. Find my tutorial on how to do this HERE.
    • In Round 1 of the Body, the CH 1 is counted as a ST and should be worked into in Round 2 of the body.
    • Pants are created to fit snuggly on the body without the need of a button.  Take care when pulling over the feet so as not to stretch out the feet and legs. 


    Special Techniques:

    • Invisible Join: FO leaving a long tail. Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.  Place the tapestry needle through the top of the 2nd ST from front to back and pull through.  Place tip of needle into top of the last ST of the round, under the back loop of the stitch, and pull through to the back of the work.  Weave in the end.


    Shirt

    Using Brava in Avocado and 3.5mm hook, Ch 23
    Row 1: SC in the 7th CH from the hook and each remaining CH across. (17 STs & CH 6 SP for buttonhole)
    Row 2: CH 1 and turn. (SC 2, SCINC) x 2, (SC, SCINC) x 3, SC 2, SCINC, SC 2 (23)
    Row 3: CH 1 and turn.  (SC 3, SCINC) x 2, SC 2, SCINC, SC, SCINC, SC 2, SCINC, SC 3, SCINC, SC 2, SCINC (30)
    Row 4: CH 1 and turn. SC 3, CH 7, SK 8, SC 8, CH 7, SK 8, SC 3 (14 STS & 2, CH 7 SPS)
    Row 5: CH 1 and turn.  SC in each ST and CH across (28)
    Rows 6 – 7: CH 1 and turn. SC across. (28)
    Row 8: CH 1 and turn. (SC 3, SCINC) x 7 (35)
    Row 9: CH 1 and turn.  (SC 6, SCINC) x 5 (40)
    Rows 10 – 14: CH 1 and turn. SC across. Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST. (40)

    FO and weave in ends.  The CH 6’s that created a loop in Row 1 will act as a button hole/fastener to close the back of the shirt.  Using sewing needle and thread, sew button onto the back of the shirt, on the side opposite to the loop created in Row 1. 

    back view of the amigurumi doll clothes on the crochet doll

    Sleeves


    Round 1: With the right side facing you, attach yarn to the center point in the bottom one of the arm holes.  SC 18 around the arm hole.  Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST. (18)
    Rounds 2 – 5: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST around. Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST. (18)
    FO and weave in ends. Repeat instructions on the second sleeve.

    Crochet boy doll wearing shorts made with this Free Amigurumi Doll Clothes Pattern

    Pants

    Pant Leg 1:

    Using Brava in Solstice Heather and 3.5mm hook, CH 16, join last CH to first CH with a SL ST, taking care not to twist the CH.
    Round 1: CH 1, SC around.  Do NOT join. (16)
    Rounds 2 – 6: SC around. (16)
    FO.

    Pant Leg 2:

    Using Brava in Solstice Heather and 3.5mm hook, CH 16, join last CH to first CH with a SL ST, taking care not to twist the CH.
    Round 1: CH 1, SC around.  Do NOT join. (16)
    Rounds 2 – 6: SC around. (16)
    Do NOT FO. We will continue on to join the pant legs and create the rest of the pants.
    Round 7: SC in the 1st ST of Round 6 of Pant Leg 1 and PM, SC 15 around Pant Leg 1, SC in 1st ST of Round 6 of Pant Leg  2, SC 15 (32)
    Round 8: SCINC, SC 3, SCINC, SC 7, SCINC, (SC 3, SCINC) x 2, SC 7, SCINC, SC 3 (38)
    Rounds 9 – 14: SC around (38)
    Round 15: SCDEC, SC 34, SCDEC (36)
    FO using Invisible Join (see special techniques).  Weave in ends and put shorts on doll, taking care not to stretch out the feet and legs of your doll.

    That’s it for this free amigurumi doll clothes pattern and this crochet along! I hope you enjoyed making your My Pal Pascal so! If you would like to join the My Pal Pascal Crochet Along and show off your finished foll, please join our Facebook group HERE!  If you’d like to have input on what we make for our next CAL, either leave me a comment below on what you’d like to make or let us know in the Loopy Lamb Crochet Community on Facebook HERE.

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

    I’d love to see your finished items!  Please share your finished makes by tagging the pattern on Ravelry, sharing it to our Facebook page or Instagram.  Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest 

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    Amigurumi Boy Doll Free Pattern – CAL Week 2

    Crochet doll held in hands that was made with this Amigurumi boy doll free pattern
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    Welcome back friends! It’s Part Two of our amigurumi boy doll free pattern crochet along for My Pal Pascal. I’m having so much fun with you all on this already and I hope you’re enjoying making your dolls too. Before we get into it, for those that need a reminder, here’s the crochet along details, schedule and reference for those that may need to go back and check out Part One.

    The amirugumi boy doll free pattern for My Pal Pascal has been split into three parts to make creating him a little more manageable and so you can crochet along with us. Please reference the posts below for each part of the CAL and instructions.

    ***Join the My Pal Pascal Crochet Along Here! Add this design to your Ravelry queue HERE!

    Pin this Amigurumi Boy Doll Free Pattern for later Save

    At the beginning of this week, our Pal Pascal is looking a bit like an alien. For Part Two of our amigurumi boy doll free pattern crochet along, we’ll be adding arms, hair and a nose to our pal Pascal to give him a bit more character and a more earthly appearance. Each arm is made separately and sewn onto the body, just below the neck. The nose is embroidered on simply and then the hair is crocheted as a hair cap and then sewn onto the head of our doll.

    It’s been so much fun seeing everyone’s progress so far! Don’t forget that you can join in the fun with us over in The Loopy Lamb Crochet Community on Facebook and see everyone’s progress. I’m active in the group and will be available to answer any questions posed in the group as well.

    If you love amigurumi patterns, I’ve got a bunch of them here for free on my blog. Here are some other free amigurumi patterns that you can find here at The Loopy Lamb:

    You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern with all three parts together in one convenient file HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

    Amigurumi boy doll in a flat lay with yarn and crochet hook

    Amigurumi Boy Doll Free Pattern: My Pal Pascal – CAL Part 2

    Skill Level:

    • Intermediate

    Terminology:

    • U.S. Terminology

    Supplies:

    If you’re planning on buying the materials for this project, please consider doing so through this affiliate link (or those in the supply list). It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free crochet patterns like this one.

    Abbreviations:


    Finished size:

    • Doll is approximately 9.5” tall

    Gauge:

    • Doll: 5 sts across x 7 rows = 1” square
    • Clothing: 5 sts across x 7 rows = 1” square


    NOTES:

    • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (unless stated otherwise).  Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated.  A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
    • For a cleaner SCDEC, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of each stitch rather than under both loops.  This is often referred to as an invisible decrease. Find my tutorial on how to do this HERE.
    • In Round 1 of the Body, the CH 1 is counted as a ST and should be worked into in Round 2 of the body.
    • Pants are created to fit snuggly on the body without the need of a button.  Take care when pulling over the feet so as not to stretch out the feet and legs. 


    Special Techniques:

    • Invisible Join: FO leaving a long tail. Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.  Place the tapestry needle through the top of the 2nd ST from front to back and pull through.  Place tip of needle into top of the last ST of the round, under the back loop of the stitch, and pull through to the back of the work.  Weave in the end.

    Nose

    Take a length of Brava Worsted in Almond and embroider a nose in Round 30 across 4 stitches.  Sew over the stitches multiple times until the nose sticks out from the face slightly.  FO and weave in end.

    close up of the nose on the crochet boy doll being made with this free crochet along pattern



    Arms (Make Two)

    Round 1: Using 3.5mm hook and Brava Worsted in Almond, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Rounds 3 – 20: SC around (12) – Add stuffing to the arms as you go.
    FO leaving a long tail.  Whip stitch the opening of the arm closed and sew onto the body of the doll, 1 round below the narrowest part of the neck.


    Hair

    Round 1: Using 3.5mm hook and Brava Worsted in Sienna, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Round 3: (SC 1, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Round 4: SC 1, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC 1 (24)
    Round 5: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)

    amigurumi boy doll having a hair cap placed on it's head

    Round 6: SC 2, SCINC, (SC 4, SCINC) x 5, SC 2 (36)
    Round 7: (SC 5, SCINC) x 6 (42)
    Round 8: SC 3, SCINC, (SC 6, SCINC) x 5, SC 3 (48)
    Rounds 9 – 14: SC around (48)
    Round 15: SC 13, CH 3, SL ST in 2nd and 3rd CHs from hook, SC in next ST of Round 14, CH 5, SL ST in 2nd and each subsequent CH, SC in the next ST of Round 14, CH 3, SL ST in 2nd and 3rd CHs from hook, SC in the next ST of Round 14, SC in each remaining ST around.
    FO using Invisible Finish (see special techniques), leaving a long tail to sew onto the head.  Thread tapestry needle onto tail and sew the hair onto the head to secure.

    That’s it for Part Two of this amirugumi boy doll free pattern crochet along! I hope you’re enjoying making your My Pal Pascal so far! If you would like to join the My Pal Pascal Crochet Along, please join our Facebook group HERE!  Next week is the final installment of our amigurumi boy doll crochet along and I can’t wait to see all of your finished dolls!

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created with this amigurumi boy doll free pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.  Utilizing or purchasing this pattern does not grant permission for mass production.

    I’d love to see your finished items!  Please share your finished makes by tagging the pattern on Ravelry, sharing it to our Facebook page or Instagram.  Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest  Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoopyLamb
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    Crochet Boy Doll Free Pattern Crochet Along – Week 1

    Amigurumi doll made with this Crochet Boy Doll Free Pattern
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    I am SO excited to be sharing this with you all today! It’s the start of my latest free crochet along! This is one of my absolute favourite events to host because it’s just so fun doing this with you and seeing all your beautiful creations. For our new crochet along, I’ve created a crochet boy doll free pattern for us, which I’ve named My Pal Pascal. This pattern was created based on requests from participants in my last crochet along: My Dolly Molly. After finish Molly there were a lot of requests for a crochet boy doll free pattern so, I got to work on it and My Pal Pascal was born.

    I hope you will join along with us for the crochet along. If you do, you can join The Loopy Lamb Crochet Community Group on Facebook where we’ll be chatting and sharing our progress.

    The crochet boy doll free pattern for My Pal Pascal has been split into three parts to make creating him a little more manageable and so you can crochet along with us. Please reference the posts below for each part of the CAL and instructions.

    ***Join the My Pal Pascal Crochet Along Here! Add this design to your Ravelry queue HERE!

    Pin this crochet boy doll free pattern for later Save

    Before we get more into the pattern, let’s talk about My Pal Pascal. Like my My Dolly Molly doll, is a crochet doll with clothes that are removeable. For the crochet along, Pascal’s pants and shirt are made as separate pieces and can be removed and put back on the doll.

    My Pal Pascal was designed in a way that minimizes sewing. Pascal’s legs, body and head are all crocheted in a single piece. The arms and hair are made separately and sewn on. His clothing is crocheted in a separate piece and as mentioned above, are removeable. There is some sewing for the shirt in order to fasten the button but that was unavoidable in order to make the shirt removeable.

    You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this crochet boy doll pattern with all three parts together in one convenient file HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

    amigurumi boy doll with doll clothes in a flat lay

    Crochet Boy Doll Free Pattern: My Pal Pascal – CAL Part 1

    Skill Level:

    • Intermediate

    Terminology:

    • U.S. Terminology

    Supplies:

    If you’re planning on buying the materials for this project, please consider doing so through this affiliate link (or those in the supply list). It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free crochet patterns like this one.

    Abbreviations:


    Finished size:

    • Doll is approximately 9.5” tall

    Gauge:

    • Doll: 5 sts across x 7 rows = 1” square
    • Clothing: 5 sts across x 7 rows = 1” square


    NOTES:

    • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (unless stated otherwise).  Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated.  A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
    • For a cleaner SCDEC, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of each stitch rather than under both loops.  This is often referred to as an invisible decrease. Find my tutorial on how to do this HERE.
    • In Round 1 of the Body, the CH 1 is counted as a ST and should be worked into in Round 2 of the body.
    • Pants are created to fit snuggly on the body without the need of a button.  Take care when pulling over the feet so as not to stretch out the feet and legs. 


    Special Techniques:

    • Invisible Join: FO leaving a long tail. Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.  Place the tapestry needle through the top of the 2nd ST from front to back and pull through.  Place tip of needle into top of the last ST of the round, under the back loop of the stitch, and pull through to the back of the work.  Weave in the end.

    Leg 1

    Round 1: Using 3.5mm hook and Brava Worsted in Cream, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)

    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)

    Round 3: (SC 1, SCINC) x 6 (18)

    Round 4: SC 1, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC 1 (24)

    Rounds 5 – 6: SC around (24)

    Round 7: (SCDEC) x 6, SC 12 (18)

    Round 8: (SCDEC) x 3, SC 12 (15)

    Round 9: (SCDEC) x 3, SC 9 (12) – Add stuffing to foot.

    Rounds 10 – 24: SC around (12) – Continue to add stuffing as you go. Stuff firmly.
    Place a stitch marker into the 3rd ST of the last round of the leg.  FO.

    Leg 2

    Round 1: Using 3.5mm hook and Brava Worsted in Cream, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)

    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)

    Round 3: (SC 1, SCINC) x 6 (18)

    Round 4: SC 1, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC 1 (24)

    Rounds 5 – 6: SC around (24)

    Round 7: (SCDEC) x 6, SC 12 (18)

    Round 8: (SCDEC) x 3, SC 12 (15)

    Round 9: (SCDEC) x 3, SC 9 (12) – add stuffing to foot.

    Rounds 10 – 24: SC around (12) – continue to add stuffing as you go. Stuff firmly.

    Do NOT FO.  We will continue onto the body now.


    Body & Head

    Round 1: Working into the top of the 2nd leg, SC 8, CH 1, SC into the 3rd ST of the last round of the first leg.  SC 11 around the first leg, SC in the CH and SC in the last 4 STs of the 2nd leg. (26)

    Pull the end from finishing off the first leg through the hole between the two legs and use it to sew up the hole.
    Round 2:  SC around (26)

    Round 3: SC 7, SCINC, SC, SCINC, SC 7, SCINC, SC 3, SCINC, SC 4 (30)

    Round 4: SC around (30)

    Round 5: (SC 4, SCINC) x 6 (36)

    Rounds 6 – 9: SC around (36)

    Round 10: (SC 4, SCDEC) x 6 (30)

    Rounds 11 – 12: SC around (30)

    Round 13: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24) – Continue to add stuffing as you go. Stuff firmly.

    Round 14 – 16: SC around (24)

    Round 17: (SC 4, SCDEC) x 3, SC 6 (21)

    Round 18: SC around (21)

    Round 19: (SCDEC, SC 4) x 2, SCDEC, SC 7 (18)

    Round 20: (SC, SCDEC) x 6 (12)

    Round 21: SC around (12) – Continue to add stuffing as you go. Stuff firmly.

    Round 22: (SC, SCINC) X 6 (18)

    Round 23: SC, SCINC (SC 2, SCINC) X 5, SC 1 (24)

    Round 24: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)

    Round 25: SC 2, SCINC (SC 4, SCINC) x 5, SC 2 (36)

    Round 26: SC around (36)

    Round 27: (SC 5, SCINC) x 6 (42)

    crochet boy doll in a flat lay with furls crochet hook and brava worsted weight yarn


    Round 28: SC 3, SCINC, (SC 6, SCINC) x 5, SC 3 (48)

    Rounds 29 – 35: SC around (48) – Place safety eyes in Round 32 with 7 sts in between them.

    Round 36: SC 3, SCDEC, (SC 6, SCDEC) x 5, SC 3 (42)

    Round 37: (SC 5, SCDEC) x 6 (36)

    Round 38: SC around (36)

    Round 39: SC 2, SCDEC, (SC 4, SCDEC) x 5,  SC 2 (30)

    Round 40: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24)

    Round 41: SC 1, SCDEC, (SC 2, SCDEC) x 5, SC 1 (18)

    Round 42: (SC 1, SCDEC) x 6 (12)

    Round 43: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)

    FO leaving a long tail.  Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle and weave through the FLO of the last round and cinch the top closed (find a tutorial on how to do this HERE).  Weave in ends. 

    That’s it for Part One of this crochet boy doll free pattern crochet along! I hope you’re enjoying making your My Pal Pascal so far! If you would like to join the My Pal Pascal Crochet Along, please join our Facebook group HERE!  You can post your yarn and yarn color selections, work-in-progress photos, and let us all know how your dolls are coming along. I can’t wait to see all of your finished dolls!

    If you like free amigurumi patterns, you may enjoy these other free patterns found on my site:

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created with this crochet boy doll free pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.  Utilizing or purchasing this pattern does not grant permission for mass production.

    I’d love to see your finished items!  Please share your finished makes by tagging the pattern on Ravelry, sharing it to our Facebook page or Instagram.  Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest  Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoopyLamb
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    Free Crochet Doll Pattern by Craftings of Joules

    Amigurumi doll and reindeer made with this free crochet doll pattern
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    This week I’m excited to share a free crochet doll pattern from Julia Chiang of Craftings of Joules named Violet the Schoolgirl Doll. Julia is sharing this free pattern with you all today as part of my Featured Maker Program which aims to introduce you to other designers and help you get to know them a bit better.The links to Julia’s social media profiles are at the end of the post so please go give her some love and a follow as a thank you for the free crochet doll pattern.

    Julia Chiang of Craftings of Joules holding a cat
    Julia Chiang of Craftings of Joules

    Hi! I’m Julia, a yarn obsessed college student who drinks a little too much tea and reads anything and everything! I began my amigurumi journey this past winter with a small amigurumi whale, and I haven’t stopped since. My favorite things to crochet are dolls (as you see here) and animals, as well as the odd amigurumi food! Aside from crochet, I also love making modular origami stars to create hanging galaxies in my room

    Tell me a little bit about yourself. 

    I’m a college student based in Massachusetts with a deep love of books and creating things with my hands. Ever since I was little, I’ve enjoyed any kinds of arts and crafts that are tactile in some way—be it working with clay, building Legos, or origami. Funnily enough, I’ve never had too much interest in 2D art like drawing or painting. It might be because I have less of a natural proclivity for it, but as a strong believer in practice over talent, I think it must just be because I love the feeling of creating tangible objects more.

    Origami stars hanging from string made by Julia Chiang of Craftings of Joules
    Origami Stars made my Julia

    How long have you been crocheting?

    I picked up crocheting relatively recently, just over half a year ago. Interestingly, I’ve known about amigurumi for a long time and had been too intimidated to try for a long time, even though I adored the end result.

    Are there any other crafts that you enjoy doing?

    I’ve dabbled in many forms of art over the years, but my main creative outlet for the longest time was origami. Paper crafts are beautiful and the geometric shapes that can be created out of crisp paper and sharp folds are almost incomprehensible to the eye, the reason why I have been fascinated with them for so long. Similar to crocheting, origami is made out of one element, which can be endlessly manipulated to become a 3D creation, or a part of a larger whole.

    How did you learn to crochet?

    I first discovered crochet and amigurumi when I came across the most adorable stuffed bears online during a school break. At first I was convinced that I could never learn how to make anything as complicated-looking as amigurumi, but the very next day I went to Michael’s and picked out my first crochet hook and ball of yarn. After a few days of failure and restarts, I finished my first amigurumi— a little blue whale! Even though it was far from pretty, it was enough to make me fall in love with the craft.

    What is your favourite thing to crochet?

    If you haven’t picked it up already, my favorite things to create are amigurumi! They are the reason why I first learned to crochet, and honestly I still see garments and home decor items as the icing on top of the crochet cake. The ability to create any kind of plushie is magical to me, and the limits of yarn are almost endless. As someone who has long been a follower of patterns (whether origami or amigurumi), the ability to turn the tables and be an artist through yarn is also especially empowering. I also just think that amigurumi are really cute, and appreciate that they are relatively quick to make compared to the weeks-long projects that clothing items tend to be.

    When did you start pursuing a business as a maker and why?

    I started pursuing a business as a designer four short months ago in the middle of the summer. I had started sharing patterns on Instagram and wanted to create a larger platform to showcase my work, as well as be able to write more detailed descriptions about my creative process. In the past I have started multiple blogs oriented around writing and books, so starting a blog around my new favorite past time was not a huge stretch of the imagination.

    What are your aspirations for your business?

    My business is still in its early stages, but currently I’m mainly focused on building a larger readership so that I can reach more people with my patterns. I would love it if someday my blog were to be able to sustain at least my yarn-buying habits, if not become a serious side job.

    What tips would you give to someone wanting to start out with a maker business?

    I would advise them to make a serious commitment to investing time and effort into building it up from the start. I often see that on Instagram many crocheters and makers run their accounts casually and set up an Etsy shop on the side, which is totally fine, but if one really wanted to start a business I would recommend that they jump into the deep end head first. It’s difficult enough to establish yourself when you’re giving 100%, so make the commitment to learn how to use different social media platforms, take really professional photos, and go the extra mile with each blog post.

    What’s your favourite yarn/fibre to work with?

    I tend to use DK or sport weight yarn because I mainly create amigurumi. Using lighter weight yarn allows me to create lots of fine details while making sure that the amigurumi doesn’t accidentally turn out humongous. The way I think of it, each stitch is like a pixel on a screen: the more pixels you have, the higher definition the screen ends up being! Of course, this is only true for amigurumi. When making garments honestly I would rather use the fluffiest yarn imaginable just so that I could finish more quickly!

     Who inspires you?  Who are your favourite makers?

    All About Ami is one of my main inspirations because I love the style of her amigurumi designs. She brings so much heart and grace to her work and makes me feel so inspired to do the same.

    Apart from her, @amiguruku and @helloladyellie on Instagram are my favorite makers because of the sheer cuteness of both of their works. The amount of detail and effortless perfection in their creations always blows me away!

    If time and money were not an issue, what would your dream project be?

    I’d love to try making a giant amigurumi out of super bulky yarn! This is definitely something within my grasp, but I just haven’t found the perfect design yet. I think it would be so funny to have a giant and mini version of one of my patterns!

    Anything else you’d like to tell us about?

    In the near future, I’m hoping to create a series of mythological figures out of dolls! I study classics in college, so I’m really excited to be able to reimagine 2000 year old characters in cute plushie form. In less esoteric news, I’m also looking forward to creating a collection of Asian snacks to celebrate both my heritage and love of food 🙂

    You can get an ad-free PDF version of this free crochet doll pattern HERE in Julia’s Etsy shop.

    crochet doll wearing a purse next to a wicker basket
    Voilet the Schoolgirl Doll Free Crochet Doll Pattern

    Free Crochet Doll Pattern: Violet the Schoolgirl Doll

    Abbreviations (US):

    Special Techniques:
    Invisible Finish Off: FO leaving a tail that is at least 5 – 6 inches in length.  Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.  Place the tapestry needle through the top of the 2nd ST from front to back and pull through.  Place tip of needle into top of the last ST of the round, under the back loop of the stitch, and pull through to the back of the work.  Weave in the end.

    Tools and Materials:

    Technical Notes:

    1. Crochet in continuous spiral rounds, unless specified otherwise. Use a stitch marker or piece of yarn to keep track of the last stitch in each round.
    2. When filling with polyester stuffing, pull apart each large chunk into many smaller chunks. This ensures an even distribution of firmness within the amigurumi.
    3. Stuff the head and the body firmly at the openings so that the neck is stable upon completion.
    4. To avoid large holes in the crochet fabric, increase tension until the holes cannot be seen, or choose a crochet hook a size down.
    5. Use sewing pins to secure limbs of the amigurumi before you sew them.
    6. Always use the invisible decrease and invisible finish off (described above).

    Important: Note that this pattern calls for a 2.5 mm hook (except for hair). If you choose to use a larger sized hook, then be prepared for the doll to be oversized​. ​According to this pattern, this doll is 6.5 inches tall (17 cm).

    Voilet the schoolgirl doll made with this free crochet doll pattern

    Legs:​ (in skin color yarn) ​x2

    R1: sc6 in MR (6 sts)
    R2: (sc2, inc) x2 (8 sts)
    R3-11 (9 rounds): sc all around (8 sts)

    Invisible finish off. Make another leg identically but do not finish off or cut the yarn. Stuff both legs lightly, using the back of crochet hooks or chopsticks to push fiberfill inside.

    Connect legs: ch2 off of the first leg, sc all around second leg (8 sts), sc 2 in the chains between legs, sc all around original leg (8 sts) (20 sts total)

    Continue from connected legs to make body:

    crochet doll body that's part of this free crochet doll pattern

    Body (in skin color yarn)

    R1-8 (8 rounds): sc all around (20 sts)
    Begin stuffing.
    R9: (sc8, dec) x2 (18 sts)
    R10: sc all around (18 sts)
    R11: (sc, dec) x6 (12 sts)

    Finish stuffing. Finish stuffing using the back of crochet hook to push fiberfill in, and finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

    Head:​ (in skin color yarn)

    R1: sc6 in MR (6 sts)
    R2: inc x6 (12 sts)
    R3: (sc, inc) x6 (18 sts)
    R4: (sc2, inc) x6 (24 sts)
    R5: (sc3, inc) x6 (30 sts)
    R6: (sc4, inc) x6 (36 sts)
    R7: (sc5, inc) x6 (42 sts)
    R8-15 (8 rounds): Sc all around (42 sts)

    crochet doll body without arms or face

    If you wish to, place 6.0 mm safety eyes between round 10 and 11 (middle of head), 7 stitches apart. However, I suggest placing safety eyes at the very end if you don’t mind not being able to secure the safety eyes to be able to arrange the face more easily.

    R16: (sc5, dec) x6 (36 sts)
    R17: (sc4, dec) x6 (30 sts)
    R18: (sc3, dec) x6 (24 sts)

    Finish stuffing.

    R19: (sc2, dec) x6 (18 sts)
    R20: (sc, dec) x6 (12 sts)
    Cut yarn, leaving a short tail. Using a needle, thread the yarn through all 6 stitches in the last round, and pull it tight so the opening closes like a drawstring bag. Finish off and weave in the end.

    Arms​: (in skin color yarn) ​x2

    R1: sc6 in MR (6 sts)
    R2-12 (11 rounds): sc all around (6 sts)

    Do not stuff. Invisible finish off and weave in ends, leaving a tail for sewing. Attach arms to the left and right of the body.

    crochet doll arms
    body of a crochet doll

    Dress (top half):

    (in white) ​worked in turned rows until R7. Chain 1 and turn at the end of each row until then.

    R (row) 1: FSC 18, chain and turn (18 sts)
    R2: (sc2, inc) x6, chain and turn (24 sts)
    R3: (sc3, inc) x6, chain and turn (30 sts)
    R4: (sc4, inc) x6, chain and turn (36 sts)
    R5: sc6, ch6, sk6, sc12, ch6, sk6, sc6, chain and turn (36 sts)
    R6: sc6, sc3 in the chains, sc12, sc3 in the chains, sc6 (30 sts)


    Put what you have so far on the doll by fitting the arms in the armholes, with the opening at the back of the doll. Cut the yarn and sew the dress closed. Begin crocheting (by making a standing crochet stitch) at the seam and begin round 7, crocheting in the round (no longer in rows).

    in continuous roundsR7-8 (2 rounds): sc all around (30 sts)

    The yarn I used (Lion Brand Babysoft) was significantly thinner than the yarn I used for the body section, so if you use the same weight of yarn as the body you may need to stop here and move on to the next section. If the yarn you’re using is also relatively thin (see picture below), then continue.

    R 9-10 (2 rounds): sc all around (30 sts)

    unfinished amigurumi doll pattern
    Front View
    back view of the amigurumi doll
    Back View



    Dress (skirt):​ (in light purple)

    R1: (sc2, inc) x10 (40 sts)
    R2-5 (4 rounds): sc all around (40 sts)
    R6: (sc3, inc) x10 (50 sts)
    R7-9 (3 rounds): sc all around (50 sts)

    If the yarn you used for the skirt is equal weight to the body, then you may want to stop here. If not, then finish this pattern because the yarn I used for the lower part of the skirt was particularly thin.

    R10-12 (6 rounds): sc all around (50 sts)

    Invisible finish off. Weave in end.

    Sleeves:​ (in white)

    R1: work standing crochet stitch in left arm hole and crochet all around (9 sts)
    R2-4: sc all around (9 sts)
    Invisible finish off. Weave in ends, and repeat on the right side.

    Hair:

    Use hook 0.5-1.0 mm bigger and hair color yarn The hair is going to be built from a circle 24 stitches around, with hair strands coming from that circle. If you refer to the diagram, you can see that the circle is split into 2 sections (A and B). We will begin at the beginning of section A, which comprises 6 of the 24 stitches of the circle, and move on to section B, completing the circle around.

    Circle:

    R1: sc6 in MR (6sts)
    R2: (inc) x6 (12 sts)
    R3: (sc, inc) x6 (18 sts)
    R4: (sc2, inc) x6 (24 sts)

    Invisible finish off, and weave in end. Make standing crochet stitch/Attach the yarn anywhere in the round to begin crocheting hair.

    Section A: Strands 1-6 (6 strands): ch 20, sc 19 back (beginning from second chain from hook), sl st in next stitch.

    Section B:

    Strands 7-24 (9 strands): ch21, hdc 19 (beginning from third chain from hook), slst x2

    ● This section only has 9 strands but covers 18 stitches in the round because each strand covers 2 stitches in the circle (because of the two slip stitches).

    drawing of how to do the doll hair made with this free crochet doll pattern

    Cut yarn and weave in the end. To create straight hair, block hair by pinning it down on a foam mat and using a steam iron and leaving it overnight to dry. If you don’t have a steam iron, you can just soak it in water and lay it out to dry. Different blocking methods can be found ​here​.
    After blocking, pin the circle on top of the doll’s head. Half of section A is to the left of the doll’s face, and the other half is to the right. Pin down each of the hair strands and create texture by putting the strands directly in front of the dolls face over the hair on either side. Either sew or glue the hair down to the head with craft glue.

    Crossbody bag:​ (in dark purple) ​worked in turned rows

    R1: FSC 3, ch, turn. (3 sts)
    R2-7 (6 rows): Sc all across, ch, turn (3 sts)

    Fold in half and sew down the sides to close the purse. Ch 30 from one side of the purse to create the strap and sew the strap end to the other side of the purse.

    Final touches:

    1. Insert 6.0mm safety eyes between rounds 10-11, 7 sts apart
    2. Embroider a nose one row below the eye line, covering two stitches.
    3. Embroider eyebrows directly above the eyes using one ply of brown yarn (pull yarn apart into separate plies) or embroidery thread. The eyebrows are diagonals, 3 stitches across and one up. The bottom of the eyebrow is 3 rows above the eye (and the top of the eyebrow is 4 rows above).
    4. Embroider pink lines one row below eyes (across two stitches) for blush.

    Violet the Schoolgirl Doll is all done! I hope you enjoyed crocheting her and found this free crochet doll pattern helpful. I would love to see your finished amigurumi, so share a picture on Instagram with me by using the #craftingsofjoules and tagging me @craftingsofjoules. Once again, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out to me with a direct message on Instagram or through email at craftingsofjoules@gmail.com. Happy crocheting! ♥

    Find Julia on Social Media!

    You can find some of Julia’s other work and give her a thanks for the free crochet doll pattern on the sites below:

    Blog: craftingsofjoules.com
    Instagram: @craftingsofjoules

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this free crochet doll pattern but please provide pattern credit back to Julia Chiang of @craftingsofjoules when posting online.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use her photos when selling your finished items.   

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    Crochet Doll with Clothes: My Dolly Molly – Part 3

    Crochet doll with clothes next to come crochet accessories and a text overlay indicating a free crochet pattern.
    This post may contain affiliate links.

    I’m so excited to share my crochet doll with clothes pattern to make My Dolly Molly with you! This crochet doll with clothes free pattern will be split into 3 separate parts for the My Dolly Molly Crochet Along. This post contains information on how to join the crochet along and Part Three of the pattern. Check back each Friday for the next part of the pattern.

    I hope you will join along with us for the crochet along. If you do, you can join The Loopy Lamb Crochet Community Group on Facebook where we’ll be chatting and sharing our progress.

    The crochet doll with clothes pattern for My Dolly Molly has been split into three parts to make creating her a little more manageable and so you can crochet along with us. Please reference the posts below for each part of the CAL and instructions.

    ***Join the My Dolly Molly Crochet Along Here! Add this design to your Ravelry queue HERE!

    Pin it for later Save

    Before we get more into the pattern, let’s talk about My Dolly Molly. Molly is a crochet doll with clothes that are removeable. For the crochet along, Molly’s dress is made as a separate piece and can be removed and put back on the doll. If you all want to see more outfits and accessories for Molly, let me know and I can try to create some more free doll clothes patterns for her in future posts.

    Molly was designed in a way that minimizes sewing. Molly’s legs, body and head are all crocheted in a single piece. The arm and hair are made separately and sewn on. Her doll dress is crocheted in a separate piece and as mentioned above, is removeable. There is some sewing for the dress in order to fasten the buttons but that was unavoidable in order to make the dress removeable.

    You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern with all three parts together in one convenient file HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

    Crochet Doll With Clothes Pattern: My Dolly Molly – CAL Part 3

    My Dolly Molly Crochet doll with some furls crochet hooks and yarn.

    Skill Level:

    • Intermediate

    Supplies:

    If you’re planning on buying the materials for this project, please consider doing so through this affiliate link. It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free crochet patterns like this one.

    Abbreviations:


    Finished size:

    • Approximately 9” tall and 5.5” wide from arm tip to arm tip

    Gauge:

    • Doll: 5 sts across x 7 rows = 1” square
    • Dress: 5 sts across x 7 rows = 1” square


    NOTES:

    • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (unless stated otherwise).  Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated.  A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
    • For a cleaner SCDEC, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of each stitch rather than under both loops.  This is often referred to as an invisible decrease. (Find my tutorial on how to do the invisible decrease HERE)

    Check out the Step-By-Step Video Tutorial for this Crochet Doll With Clothes Free Pattern Below:


    Back view of the crochet doll with clothes made with this free crochet pattern

    Pattern

    Hair

    Round 1: Using 3.5mm hook and Brava Worsted in Paprika, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Round 3: (SC 1, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Round 4: SC 1, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC 1 (24)
    Round 5: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
    Round 6: SC 2, SCINC, (SC 4, SCINC) x 5, SC 2 (36)
    Round 7: (SC 5, SCINC) x 6 (42)
    Round 8: (SC 13, SCINC) x 3 (45)
    Round 9: SC around (45)
    Round 10: SC, CH 15, SCINC in the 2nd CH from the hook and each CH across, SC in the next ST of Round 9, HDC, DC 3, HDC, SC, SL ST, SC, HDC, DC 3, HDC, SC 3, (CH 15, SCINC in the 2nd CH and each CH across, SC in the next ST of Round 9) x 13, SCDEC, CH 15, SCINC in the 2nd CH and each CH across, SC in the next ST of Round 9, CH 15, SCINC in the 2nd CH and each CH across, SCDEC, CH 15, SCINC in the 2nd CH and each CH across, SC, CH 15,(SCINC in the 2nd CH and each CH across, SC in the next ST of Round 9) repeat instructions in brackets until one stitch in the round remains.  SC in the last ST, CH 15, SCINC in the 2nd CH and each CH across.  Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.  FO leaving a long tail.  Sew the hair onto the top of the head using the yarn tail.  Weave in ends.

    NOTE: To make longer strands of hair, CH the desired number of chains and SCINC in each ST up the CH.  To make curlier hair, try placing 3 SCs in each CH of the hair strand.  For less curly hair, try alternating between SCINC and SC up the CH (i.e. SCINC, SC, SCINC, SC)

    If you would like to join the My Dolly Molly Crochet Along, please join our Facebook group HERE!  You can post your yarn and yarn color selections, work-in-progress photos, and let us all know how your dolls are coming along. I can’t wait to see all of your finished dolls!

    Molly now has a new outfit! Check out Molly the Mermaid HERE.

    Molly has another new outfit! Check out the free pattern for Sleepy Time Molly.
    You can find the PDF versions of the patterns for Molly and all her outfits bundled together in my shops for a small fee HERE in my Ravelry shop and HERE in my Etsy shop.

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created with this crochet doll with clothes pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.  Utilizing or purchasing this pattern does not grant permission for mass production.

    I’d love to see your finished items!  Please share your finished makes by tagging the pattern on Ravelry, sharing it to our Facebook page or Instagram.  Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest  Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoopyLamb
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    Crochet Doll Free Pattern: My Dolly Molly – Part 2

    Crochet doll  next to come crochet accessories and a text overlay indicating a crochet doll free crochet pattern.
    This post may contain affiliate links.

    I’m so excited to share Part 2 of my crochet doll free pattern to make My Dolly Molly with you! This crochet doll free pattern will be split into 3 separate parts for the My Dolly Molly Crochet Along. This post contains information on how to join the crochet along and Part Two of the pattern. Check back each Friday for the next part of the pattern.

    I hope you will join along with us for the crochet along. If you do, you can join The Loopy Lamb Crochet Community Group on Facebook where we’ll be chatting and sharing our progress.

    The crochet doll free pattern for My Dolly Molly has been split into three parts to make creating her a little more manageable and so you can crochet along with us. Please reference the posts below for each part of the CAL and instructions.

    • Part One: Body
    • Part Two: Arms, Embroidery and Dress
    • Part Three: Hair

    ***Join the My Dolly Molly Crochet Along Here! Add this design to your Ravelry queue HERE!

    Pin it for later Save

    Before we get more into the pattern, let’s talk about My Dolly Molly. Molly is a crochet doll with clothes that are removeable. For the crochet along, Molly’s dress is made as a separate piece and can be removed and put back on the doll. If you all want to see more outfits and accessories for Molly, let me know and I can try to create some more free doll clothes patterns for her in future posts.

    Molly was designed in a way that minimizes sewing. Molly’s legs, body and head are all crocheted in a single piece. The arm and hair are made separately and sewn on. Her doll dress is crocheted in a separate piece and as mentioned above, is removeable. There is some sewing for the dress in order to fasten the buttons but that was unavoidable in order to make the dress removeable.

    You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern with all three parts together in one convenient file HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

    My Dolly Molly with a furls crochet hook and some yarn, made with this crochet doll free pattern.

    Crochet Doll Free Pattern: My Dolly Molly – CAL Part 2

    Skill Level:

    • Intermediate

    Supplies:

    If you’re planning on buying the materials for this project, please consider doing so through this affiliate link. It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free crochet patterns like this one.

    Abbreviations:


    Finished size:

    • Approximately 9” tall and 5.5” wide from arm tip to arm tip

    Gauge:

    • Doll: 5 sts across x 7 rows = 1” square
    • Dress: 5 sts across x 7 rows = 1” square


    NOTES:

    • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (unless stated otherwise).  Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated.  A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
    • For a cleaner SCDEC, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of each stitch rather than under both loops.  This is often referred to as an invisible decrease. (Find my tutorial on how to do the invisible decrease HERE)

    Check out the Step-By-Step Video Tutorial for this Crochet Doll Free Pattern Below:

    Pattern

    Adding Eyelashes

    Using the black embroidery thread, embroider some eyelashes next to each eye.  Start in the stitch directly next to the center/side of each eye.  Insert the needle into the stitch two stitches to the right and back up through the stitch you started the eyelashes in.  Insert the needle into the stitch that is one stitch above and slightly to the left (for the first eyelash on the right side and to the right for the left eyelash) of tip of the first eye lash.  Repeat with the other eye.

    Close up of doll's face with arrows indicating where to place needle when embroidering eyelashes.
    completed eyelashes on crochet doll


    Nose

    Take a length of Brava Worsted in Cream and embroider a nose in Round 30 across 4 stitches.  Sew over the stitches multiple times until the nose sticks out from the face slightly.  FO and weave in end.

    Close up of the crochet doll nose on My Dolly Molly



    Arms (make two)

    Round 1: Using 3.5mm hook and Brava Worsted in Cream, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Rounds 3 – 4: SC around (12) – Add stuffing to the arms as you go.
    Round 5: (SC 2, SCDEC) x 3 (9)
    Rounds 6 – 7: SC around (9)
    Round 8: SCINC, SC 3, SCINC, SC 4 (11)
    Rounds 9 – 20: SC around (11)
    FO leaving a long tail.  Whip stitch the opening of the arm closed and sew onto the body of the doll, 1 round below the narrowest part of the neck.

    Molly the Dolly an her dress made with this crochet doll free pattern



    Dress

    Using Brava in Marina and 3.5mm hook, Ch 37
    Row 1: SC in the 7th CH from the hook and each remaining CH across. (30)
    Row 2: CH 1 and turn. (SC 2, SCINC) x 9, SC 4 (40)
    Row 3: CH 1 and turn.  SC 6, CH 6, SK 10, SC 8, CH 6, SK 10, SC 6 (32)
    Row 4: CH 1 and turn.  SC in each ST and CH across (32)
    Row 5: CH 1 and turn. SC across. (32)
    Row 6: CH 1 and turn. SC 5, SCINC, SC 7, SCINC, SC 4, SCINC, SC 7, SCINC, SC 5. (36)
    Row 7: CH 6 and turn.  SC in each ST across (36)
    Row 8: CH 1 and turn. SC 4, SCINC, SC 10, SCINC, SC 4, SCINC, SC 10, SCINC, SC 4 (40)
    Rows 9 – 13: CH 1 and turn.  SC across. (40)

    Amigurumi doll dress for this crochet doll free pattern


    Row 14: CH 1 and turn.  SC across. Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST. (40)
    Row 15: CH 1 and turn.  (SC in the first ST, SCINC in the next) x 20. Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST. (60)
    Row 16: CH 1 and turn.  (SCINC in the first ST, SC 2) x 20. Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST.  (80)
    Row 17: CH 1 and turn.  (SCINC in the first ST, SC 3) x 20. Join last St to first ST with a SL ST.  (100)
    Row 18: CH 1 and turn.  (SCINC in the first ST, SC 4) x 20. Join last St to first ST with a SL ST.  (120)
    FO and weave in ends.  The CH 6’s that created loops in Row 1 and Row 7 will act as button holes/fasteners to close the back of the dress.  Using sewing needle and thread, sew buttons onto the back of the dress, on the side opposite to the loops created in Rows 1 and 7.  Put dress on doll and fasten.

    Molly now has a new outfit! Check out Molly the Mermaid HERE.

    Molly has another new outfit! Check out the free pattern for Sleepy Time Molly.
    You can find the PDF versions of the patterns for Molly and all her outfits bundled together in my shops for a small fee HERE in my Ravelry shop and HERE in my Etsy shop.

    If you would like to join the My Dolly Molly Crochet Along, please join our Facebook group HERE!  You can post your yarn and yarn color selections, work-in-progress photos, and let us all know how your dolls are coming along. I can’t wait to see all of your finished dolls!

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created with this amigurumi doll pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.  Utilizing or purchasing this pattern does not grant permission for mass production.

    I’d love to see your finished items!  Please share your finished makes by tagging the pattern on Ravelry, sharing it to our Facebook page or Instagram.  Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest  Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoopyLamb
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      www.instagram.com/TheLoopyLamb
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    Amigurumi Doll Pattern: My Dolly Molly – CAL Part 1

    Crochet doll made with this amigurumi doll pattern with a text overlay indicating this is a free crochet pattern
    This post may contain affiliate links.

    I’m so excited to share my amigurumi doll pattern to make My Dolly Molly with you! This amigurumi doll pattern will be split into 3 separate parts for the My Dolly Molly Crochet Along. This post contains information on how to join the crochet along and Part One of the pattern. Check back each Friday for the next part of the pattern.

    I hope you will join along with us for the crochet along. If you do, you can join The Loopy Lamb Crochet Community Group on Facebook where we’ll be chatting and sharing our progress.

    The free crochet doll pattern for My Dolly Molly has been split into three parts to make creating her a little more manageable and so you can crochet along with us. Please reference the posts below for each part of the CAL and instructions.

    ***Join the My Dolly Molly Crochet Along Here! Add this design to your Ravelry queue HERE!

    Pin it for later Save

    Before we get more into the pattern, let’s talk about My Dolly Molly. Molly is a crochet doll with clothes that are removeable. For the crochet along, Molly’s dress is made as a separate piece and can be removed and put back on the doll. If you all want to see more outfits and accessories for Molly, let me know and I can try to create some more free doll clothes patterns for her in future posts.

    Molly was designed in a way that minimizes sewing. Molly’s legs, body and head are all crocheted in a single piece. The arm and hair are made separately and sewn on. Her doll dress is crocheted in a separate piece and as mentioned above, is removeable. There is some sewing for the dress in order to fasten the buttons but that was unavoidable in order to make the dress removeable.

    You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern with all three parts together in one convenient file HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

    Back of the amigurumi doll pattern showing the fastening of the doll's dress.

    Amigurumi Doll Pattern: My Dolly Molly – CAL Part 1

    Skill Level:

    • Intermediate

    Supplies:

    If you’re planning on buying the materials for this project, please consider doing so through this affiliate link. It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free crochet patterns like this one.

    Abbreviations:


    Finished size:

    • Approximately 9” tall and 5.5” wide from arm tip to arm tip

    Gauge:

    • Doll: 5 sts across x 7 rows = 1” square
    • Dress: 5 sts across x 7 rows = 1” square


    NOTES:

    • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (unless stated otherwise).  Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated.  A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
    • For a cleaner SCDEC, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of each stitch rather than under both loops.  This is often referred to as an invisible decrease. (Find my tutorial on how to do the invisible decrease HERE)

    Check out the Step-By-Step Video Tutorial for this Amigurumi Doll Pattern Below:

    Pattern

    Leg 1

    Round 1: Using 3.5mm hook and Brava Worsted in Cream, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Round 3: (SC 1, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Round 4: SC 1, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC 1 (24)
    Rounds 5 – 6: SC around (24)
    Round 7: (SCDEC) x 6, SC 12 (18)
    Round 8: (SCDEC) x 3, SC 12 (15)
    Round 9: (SCDEC) x 3, SC 9 (12) – add stuffing to foot.
    Rounds 10 – 24: SC around (12) – continue to add stuffing as you go. Stuff firmly.

    Place a stitch marker into the 3rd ST of the last round of the leg.  FO but do not weave in your end.

    Leg 2

    Round 1: Using 3.5mm hook and Brava Worsted in Cream, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Round 3: (SC 1, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Round 4: SC 1, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC 1 (24)
    Rounds 5 – 6: SC around (24)
    Round 7: (SCDEC) x 6, SC 12 (18)
    Round 8: (SCDEC) x 3, SC 12 (15)
    Round 9: (SCDEC) x 3, SC 9 (12) – add stuffing to foot.
    Rounds 10 – 24: SC around (12) – continue to add stuffing as you go. Stuff firmly.


    Do NOT FO.  We will continue onto the body now.

    Picture of the completed amigurumi doll body without it's hair and dress.

    Body

    Round 1: Working into the top of the 2nd leg, SC 8, CH 1, SC into the 3rd ST of the last round of the first leg.  SC 11 around the first leg, CH 1 and SC in the last 4 STs of the 2nd leg. (26)
    Pull the end from finishing off the first leg through the hole between the two legs and use it to sew up the hole.
    Round 2:  SC in each ST around (26)
    Round 3: SC 7, SCINC, SC, SCINC, SC 11, SCINC, SC 4 (29)
    Round 4: SC around (29)
    Round 5: SC 7, SCINC, SC 2, SCINC, SC 2, SCINC, SC 15 (32)
    Rounds 6 – 9: SC around (32)
    Round 10: SC 4, SCDEC, SC 6, SCDEC, SC 6, SCDEC, SC 6, SCDEC, SC 2 (28)
    Round 11: SC around (28)
    Round 12: SC 11, SCDEC, SC 15 (27)
    Round 13: SC 4, SCDEC, SC 12, SCDEC, SC 7 (25) – continue to add stuffing as you go. Stuff firmly.
    Round 14: SC around (25)
    Round 15: SC 4, SCDEC, SC 11, SCDEC, SC 6 (23)
    Round 16: SC 4, SCDEC, SC 8, SCDEC, SC 7 (21)

    Round 17: SC 3, SCDEC, SC 9, SCDEC, SC 5 (19)
    Round 18: SC 3, SCDEC, SC 8, SCDEC, SC 4 (17)
    Round 19: SC 3, SCDEC, SC 7, SCDEC, SC 3 (15)
    Round 20: SC 2, SCDEC, SC 2, SCDEC, SC 3, SCDEC, SC 2 (12)
    Round 21: SC around (12) – continue to add stuffing as you go. Stuff firmly.
    Round 22: (SC, SCINC) X 6 (18)
    Round 23: SC, SCINC (SC 2, SCINC) X 5, SC 1 (24)
    Round 24: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
    Round 25: SC 2, SCINC (SC 4, SCINC) x 5, SC 2 (36)
    Round 26: SC around (36)
    Round 27: (SC 5, SCINC) x 6 (42)
    Rounds 28 – 29: SC around (42)
    Round 30: SC 3, SCINC, (SC 6, SCINC) x 5, SC 3 (48)
    Rounds 31 – 32: SC around (48)
    Round 33: SC 3, SCDEC, (SC 6, SCDEC) x 5, SC 3 (42) – Place safety eyes in Round 33 with 7 sts in between them
    Rounds 34 – 35: SC around (42)
    Round 36: (SC 5, SCDEC) x 6 (36)
    Round 37:  SC around (36)
    Round 38: SC 2, SCDEC, (SC 4, SCDEC) x 5,  SC 2 (30)
    Round 39: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24)
    Round 40: SC 1, SCDEC, (SC 2, SCDEC) x 5, SC 1 (18)
    Round 41: (SC 1, SCDEC) x 6 (12)
    Round 42: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)

    FO and weave in ends. 

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