- Worsted weight yarn in desired skin color
- Crochet hook suitable for your chosen yarn (usually around a US G/6 or 4.0 mm hook)
- Fiberfill stuffing
- Yarn needle
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- inc: increase (2 single crochets in the same stitch)
- dec: decrease (single crochet 2 stitches together)
- st(s): stitch(es)
- rep: repeat
Round 1: Start with a magic ring (or ch 2 and work into the second ch from the hook), work 6 sc into the ring. Pull the ring tight to close. (6 sts)
Round 2: Inc in each st around. (12 sts)
Round 3: Sc in next st, inc in next st – rep around. (18 sts)
Round 4: Sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st – rep around. (24 sts)
Round 5: Sc in next 3 sts, inc in next st – rep around. (30 sts)
Rounds 6-10: Sc in each st around. (30 sts)
Round 11: Sc in next 3 sts, dec over next 2 sts – rep around. (24 sts)
Round 12: Sc in next 2 sts, dec over next 2 sts – rep around. (18 sts)
Begin stuffing the body firmly with fiberfill.
Round 13: Sc in next st, dec over next 2 sts – rep around. (12 sts)
Round 14: Dec in each st around. (6 sts)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Thread the tail onto a yarn needle, weave it through the front loops of the last 6 stitches, pull tight to close the hole, and secure.
Congratulations! You’ve completed the basic crochet doll body. You can customize this pattern by changing colors, adding clothing, facial features, and more. Have fun experimenting and creating your own unique dolls!