Introduction: In this step-by-step tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a charming crochet doll using a free and beginner-friendly pattern. Whether you’re new to crochet or an experienced crafter, this project is designed to help you create an adorable doll that can become a cherished gift or a delightful addition to your collection. Grab your crochet hook and yarn, and let’s get started!

Materials Needed:

  1. Worsted weight yarn in desired doll skin tone (approx. 100g)
  2. Small amounts of yarn for doll’s hair, clothing, and accessories
  3. Crochet hook suitable for the chosen yarn (usually between US size F/5 – H/8 or 3.75mm – 5.00mm)
  4. Fiberfill stuffing
  5. Yarn needle
  6. Stitch markers
  7. Safety eyes or embroidered eyes
  8. Scissors

Abbreviations Used:

  • ch: chain
  • sc: single crochet
  • inc: increase (work two single crochets in the same stitch)
  • dec: decrease (single crochet two stitches together)
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • sl st: slip stitch


  1. Start with a magic ring (or ch 2 and work into the first chain).
  2. Round 1: Work 6 sc into the ring. (6 sts)
  3. Round 2: Inc in each st around. (12 sts)
  4. Round 3: Sc in next st, inc in next st. Repeat around. (18 sts)
  5. Rounds 4-10: Sc in each st around. (18 sts for 7 rounds)
  6. Round 11: Sc in next st, dec over next two sts. Repeat around. (12 sts)
  7. Start stuffing the body firmly.
  8. Round 12: Dec in each st around. (6 sts)
  9. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Close the opening by threading the tail through a yarn needle, weaving through the stitches, and pulling tight.


  1. Follow the same instructions as the body, but do not stuff the head. Leave the opening slightly open.
  2. Attach safety eyes or embroider eyes above round 8, leaving 3-4 stitches between them.
  3. Embroider or stitch the mouth and cheeks using desired colors of yarn.


  1. Stuff the head firmly with fiberfill.
  2. Sew the head onto the body, ensuring it’s centered and secure.
  3. Using yarn in desired hair color, attach yarn to the head and work in rows or rounds to create hair, securing it with stitches as needed.
  4. Create clothing and accessories such as dresses, hats, shoes, and bags using various stitches and colors.
  5. Attach the clothing and accessories to the doll, securing them in place.

Conclusion: Congratulations, you’ve successfully created a charming crochet doll using our easy-to-follow tutorial and free pattern! Feel free to customize your doll by experimenting with different yarn colors, hairstyles, and clothing designs. This doll makes for a wonderful handmade gift or a delightful addition to your own collection. Enjoy your crocheting journey!