Amigurumi Doll Pattern

Amigurumi DollI received a video request for an Amigurumi Doll on the Crochet Hooks You Youtube Channel so this is what I have come up with. This doll is crocheted in parts – head, body, arms and legs then you assemble them.

I’m naming my amigurumi doll ‘Dolly’ after one of my favorite performers, Dolly Parton. :-)

Below you will find written instructions and video tutorial links to make all the doll parts and how to assemble this Amigurumi Doll.

Materials Required

Medium Worsted Weight Yarn, 8 ply or DK:

1 x 50 gm orange yarn (use for hair)

Small amount of black yarn (use for hair ties)

Small amount of cream yarn or white yarn (use for face)

Small amount of red yarn (use for mouth)

1 x 50 gm taupe yarn (use for body, arms and legs)

4.0mm crochet hook

Plastic eyes 12mm (alternatively use black yarn or buttons)

Fiberfill/Stuffing

Pastel Heart Buttons (optional – to place on the body)

Metal Doll Stand for 8 to 14 Inch (optional – this is what I use to get my doll to stand up)

Tape Measure

Craft Scissors

Yarn Needle

Stitch Marker Ring

Height of Doll Standing

14 inches/36 cm

Skill Level

Easy

Stitches & Terms

This pattern is using U.S. stitches and terms. To convert stitches go to my Crochet Stitch Conversion Chart. For help with U.S. or U.K. Basic Crochet Stitches go to the How to Crochet Videos.

ch = chain

hk = hook

rep = repeat

rnd/s = round/s

sc = single crochet

sc2tog = single crochet 2 together aka single crochet decrease (sc2tog is used to decrease 1 stitch by single crocheting 2 stitches together)

sl st = slip stitch

st/s = stitch/es

Note: You can change colors if you like at the start of any round if you want a striped doll or to make hands/feet a different color to the arms/legs.

Written Instructions

Head

Tip: Use a stitch marker ring to mark the 1st stitch of each round and work stitches tightly.

Rnd 1: ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hk. (5 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (10 sts)

Rnd 3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around to end. (15 sts)

Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around to end. (20 sts)

Rnd 5: *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around to end. (25 sts)

Rnd 6: *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around to end. (30 sts)

Rnd 7: *sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around to end. (35 sts)

Rnds 8 – 13: sc in each st around to end.

Weave in the loose end into 1st round at the top of the head to tighten the center.

Eyes

Once you’ve completed Round 13, place eyes 6 sts apart anywhere along between rounds 12 and 13.

Hair

At this point you will put the hair strands in also. Start the hairline 5 rows above the tops of the eyes. Cut 45cm lengths of yarn in the color you want the hair to be. It’s easier to lay a tape measure on the floor and cut the strands to length. You can cut one strand and use it as a guide for the rest. Work the hair strands in by working around into each stitch of the 5th rounds above the eyes then move into the next round toward the top of the head (this is covered in the video tutorial – Amigurumi Doll Head Part 2.) Continue to work this way until the head is covered in hair strands.

Rnds 14 – 16: sc in each st around to end.

Rnd 17: *sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, rep from * around to end. (30 sts)

Mouth

Embroider mouth in between rounds 15 and 17.

Rnd 18: *sc in next st, sc2tog, rep from * around to end. (20 sts)

Fiberfill/Stuffing

Place the fiberfill/stuffing into the head. Make it so it is firm but not so much that it comes out between the stitches.

Rnd 19: *sc2tog, rep from * around to end. (10 sts)

Rnd 20: *sc2tog, rep from * around to end, sl st into stitch on opposite side of the round to tighten center. (5 sts)

Finish off leaving a long tail of yarn to sew the head onto the body later on.

Video Tutorial Links

Amigurumi Doll Head Part 1

Amigurumi Doll Head Part 2

Amigurumi Doll Head Part 3

Amigurumi Doll Head Part 4

Body/Torso

Tip: Use a stitch marker ring to mark the 1st stitch of each round and work stitches tightly.

Note: At the start of any round you can add in a new color if you like.

Rnd 1: ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hk. (5 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (10 sts)

Rnd 3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around to end. (15 sts)

Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around to end. (20 sts)

Rnd 5: *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around to end. (25 sts)

Rnd 6: *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around to end. (30 sts)

Weave in the loose end into 1st round of the body/torso to tighten the center.

Rnds 7 – 25: sc into each st around. You can add on a few extra rounds here if you want the body longer.

Rnd 26: *sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, rep from * around to end. (30 sts)

Rnd 27: *sc in next st, sc2tog, rep from * around to end. (20 sts)

Place the fiberfill/stuffing into the body/torso.

Rnd 28: *sc2tog, rep from * around to end. (10 sts)

Rnd 29: *sc2tog, rep from * around to end, sl st into stitch on opposite side of the round to tighten center. (5 sts)

Finish off leaving a long tail of yarn.

Video Tutorial Link

Amigurumi Doll Body/Torso

Arm (Make 2)

Tip: Use a stitch marker ring to mark the 1st stitch of each round and work stitches tightly.

Starting at the hand: Ch 3, join into 1st ch with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: working over end tail; ch 1, 6 sc into ring. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: *2 sc in next st, rep from * around. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around. (18 sts)

Rnd 4: sc in each st around. (still have 18 sts)

Rnd 5: *1 sc into next 2 sts, 2 sc into next st, rep from * around. (24 sts)

Weave in the loose end into 1st round at the tip of the hand to tighten the center.

Rnds 6 – 8: sc into each st around. (still have 24 sts)

Rnd 9: *1 sc into next 2 sts, sc2tog, rep from * around. (18 sts)

Rnd 10: sc into each st around. (still have 18 sts)

Rnd 11: *1 sc into next st, sc2tog, rep from * around. (12 sts)

Place the fiberfill/stuffing into the hand.

Rnds 12 – 28: sc into each st around; placing fiberfill/stuffing into the arm halfway through these rounds then top up with fiberfill/stuffing at the end of these rounds. Don’t place too much at the top of the arm.

Press top of arm together so stitches match up evenly on both sides and sl st a seam to close up the top of the arm. Finish off leaving a long tail of yarn to sew onto the body later.

Video Tutorial Link

Amigurumi Doll Arm

Leg (Make 2)

Tip: Use a stitch marker ring to mark the 1st stitch of each round and work stitches tightly.

Starting at the toe: Ch 3, join into 1st ch with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: working over end tail; ch 1, 6 sc into ring. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: *2 sc in next st, rep from * around. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around. (18 sts)

Rnd 4: sc in each st around. (still have 18 sts)

Rnd 5: *1 sc into next 2 sts, 2 sc into next st, rep from * around. (24 sts)

Weave in the loose end into 1st round at the tip of the toe to tighten the center.

Rnds 6 – 8: sc into each st around. (still have 24 sts)

Rnd 9: *1 sc into next 2 sts, sc2tog, rep from * around. (18 sts)

Rnd 10: sc into each st around. (still have 18 sts)

Rnd 11: *1 sc into next st, sc2tog, rep from * around. (12 sts)

Place the fiberfill/stuffing into the foot.

Rnds 12 – 32: sc into each st around, placing fiberfill/stuffing into the leg halfway through these rounds then top up with fiberfill/stuffing at the end of these rounds. After filling the leg right to the top, finish off leaving a long tail of yarn to sew onto the body later.

Video Tutorial Link

Amigurumi Doll Leg

Assembling Amigurumi Doll Parts

Head to Body: Sew the 3rd round on the bottom of the head and 3rd round on the top of the body together. Finish off.

Arm to Body: Sew the arms to the row on the body that is just under the head.

Leg to Body: Sew the legs in a circle to the bottom of the body.

Note: You can sew buttons or any embellishment onto the body or dress the doll in clothes.

Video Tutorial Link

Assembling Amigurumi Doll Parts

Your doll is now complete!

All the best,

Paula

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Comments

  1. That’s really cute Paula!

  2. Jackie Pudvay says:

    I just love this little doll. Can’t wait to make one. Thank-you very much, it’s so cute!

    • Paula says:

      You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy making your doll. :-)

      All the best,
      Paula

  3. Paula says:

    I just wanted to share with you guys and gals a video response I received from a youtube viewer who made an amigurumi doll with the help of my tutorials.

    Take a look at her doll through this link: http://youtu.be/4TQ4VLcMk2k

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