Creating a basic crochet doll body is an enjoyable and rewarding project that allows you to craft a charming doll that can be customized in various ways. This free pattern and tutorial will guide you through the process of crafting the doll’s body using simple crochet stitches. Feel free to use different yarn colors and sizes to achieve your desired look.
- Worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice for the doll’s body.
- Crochet hook appropriate for your chosen yarn (typically size G or H).
- Fiberfill stuffing.
- Yarn needle for sewing and weaving in ends.
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- inc: increase (work two single crochets in the same stitch)
- dec: decrease (single crochet two stitches together)
Body: Start with a magic ring (or ch 2 and work in the first chain).
Round 1: Work 6 sc into the magic ring. Pull the ring tight to close the center. (6 stitches)
Round 2: Inc in each stitch around. (12 stitches)
Round 3: Sc in the next stitch, inc in the next stitch. Repeat * around. (18 stitches)
Round 4: Sc in the next 2 stitches, inc in the next stitch. Repeat * around. (24 stitches)
Round 5-10: Sc in each stitch around. (24 stitches)
Round 11: Sc in the next 2 stitches, dec in the next stitch. Repeat * around. (18 stitches)
Start stuffing the doll body firmly with fiberfill.
Round 12: Sc in the next stitch, dec in the next stitch. Repeat * around. (12 stitches)
Round 13: Dec in each stitch around. (6 stitches)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Thread the tail onto the yarn needle, then weave it through the front loops of the remaining stitches and pull tight to close the hole. Secure and weave in the end.
Congratulations, you’ve completed the basic crochet doll body! This form serves as the foundation for your doll. You can now add additional features such as hair, facial details, and clothing to customize your doll according to your preferences. Have fun experimenting with different colors, yarn types, and embellishments to create a unique and adorable crochet doll that you’ll cherish.