Amy the Amigurumi Doll - A Free Crochet Pattern




Meet Amy the Amigurumi Doll! She was inspired by a bunny I loved on my daughter's shirt.

The skirt shirt combo caught my eye and every time I saw it I wanted to try and crochet it as a doll! My daughter was thrilled their outfits matched as well!

She measures about 14 inches from head to toe and is a great pattern for beginners! The legs and body are made as one piece making the pattern work up quickly!

This pattern was originally released as a CAL (crochet-a-long) that has now ended, but it will remain a free pattern here on the blog which is why I have combined all parts of the pattern into one below! 

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I have used plastic safety eyes in this pattern but if you would prefer an alternative I have a tutorial for crochet eyes here

The pattern will be worked in the round and I highly recommend using stitch markers if you don't already. This is one material you don't necessarily have to purchase. A piece of scrap yarn, safety pin or bobby pin will work just fine! 

You may make and sell items made from this pattern but please do not sell, share or reproduce the actual pattern. If you sell finished items online (Etsy, etc) please provide a link to the pattern and credit to me as the designer, thank you. I hope you enjoy this pattern! 



Pattern

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Materials you will need-
The biggest question I had when first making amigurumi dolls was finding yarn for different skin colors. 

Here's a few to try out depending on the shade you are looking for. I love that there are MANY options, making it easy to make your doll in the likeness of the little one you want to gift it to!

Light to Dark Shades

Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn - Ivory 


Vanna's Choice - Linen or Beige 

Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek - Ivory (this is what I used for this pattern) 

Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn - Toasted Almond or Brown

Red Heart Soft - Chocolate 


Abbreviations  (US terms)

SC- Single crochet

SC INC- Single crochet increase

INV DEC- Invisible decrease

HDC- Half double crochet

HDC INC- Half double crochet increase

Sl st – Slip stitch

Blo- Back loops only


Let's get started!

Legs and Body-

Make 2- Starting with skin color

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 8 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch (16)

Rounds 3-30: SC around (16)

Fasten off (do not fasten off at the end of the 2nd leg, see below)

*Round 31 joins the legs together and starts the body *

Round 31: Chain 4 and attach to the first leg with a SC, SC in the remaining stitches around the leg, when you reach the chain make a SC across each of the 4 chains, SC in the remaining stitches of the next leg and across each of the 4 chains (you will have SC on both sides of the chain 4 now) (40 SC) This completes your join and is where your next round will start.


*Quick note- This can be the trickiest part if you haven't made a project with this technique. The chains are like a bridge connecting the legs together and we want to crochet around the entire piece to make it one. *

Rounds 32-36: SC around (40) Change to skirt color

Round 37: SC around (40)

Round 38: SC around in the blo (40)

Round 39: SC around (40) Change to shirt color

Rounds 40-48: SC around (40)

Round 49: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC, rpt around (32)

Round 50: SC around (32)

Round 51: SC in the first 2 stitches, INV DEC, rpt around (24)

Change to skin color

Rounds 52-53: SC around (24)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

Skirt 

With color of choice

(Note: The skirt is not worked in continuous rounds, you will be joining each round at the end)

To work the skirt, have your doll’s body towards you and feet away from you (see pictures below for example) and we’ll work around:


Create a slip knot and attach with a slip stitch to one of the front loops from round 38 (For a cleaner look attach at the back of the body)

Round 1: Ch 1, DC in the same stitch and in each stitch around, join with a slip stitch to the first DC (40)

Round 2: Ch 1, *DC in the same stich, DC INC in the next*, *repeat around, join with a slip stitch to the first DC (60)

Rounds 3-7: Ch 1, DC in the same stitch and in each stitch around, join with a slip stitch to the first DC (60)

Fasten off and weave in ends

Head

With skin color


*Note: Cut a strand of yarn about 10 inches long, this will be used for the nose halfway through*

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rpt around (18)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (24)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (30)

Round 6: SC in the first 4 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (36)

Round 7: SC in the first 5 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (42)

Round 8: SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (48)

Round 9: SC in the first 7 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (54)

Rounds 10-19: SC around (54)

Note: Here is where we will add the facial features before we start closing the head. Insert the eyes between rows 16 and 17, 9 stitches apart.

Place your eyes where you would like them and then remove to embroider your eyelashes before attaching the washer to the back. (This creates a little hole to help see where you want your eyelashes to go.)

Nose and Smile-

Using same color yarn, 
place the nose two rows beneath your eyes and 3 stitches in on each side (this will leave 3 stitches in the middle and this is what you will pass your yarn through to create the nose). 

Pass your yarn through 4 times (or as many as you would like for a thinner or wider nose).

Using your pink embroidery thread (or pink yarn) make a ‘V’ for the smile.



*Stuff your head as you go.

Round 20: SC in the first 7 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (48)

Round 21: SC in the first 6 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (42)

Round 22: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (36)

Round 23: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (30)

Round 24: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (24)

Round 25: SC in the first 2 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (18)

Round 26: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (12)

*Make sure the head is fully stuffed before closing

Round 27: INV DEC around (6)

Fasten off and sew remaining part closed, weave in your end

Hair Hat

With hair color

To make the hair we will make a hair hat or wig to sew on. This is very similar to the spine hat we made on the amigurumi Hedgehog!

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rpt around (18)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (24)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (30)

Round 6: SC in the first 4 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (36)

Round 7: SC in the first 5 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (42)

Round 8: SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (48)

Round 9: SC in the first 7 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (54)

Rounds 10-14: SC around (54)

Round 15: DC in the first 26 stitches, sl st in the next 2 stitches, and DC in the remaining 26 stitches (54)

Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew onto the head

Hair 

Cut multiple strands of yarn about 16 inches long. I wrapped yarn around my crochet case (you could also use a DVD or something similar) and cut one end. This will speed up the process as you will need MANY strands of yarn.



Take your first strand of hair and slip stitch through a stitch from round 14. Continue this around for each stitch on rounds 13 and 14.



Put on a good movie, this part takes some time but the hair is so cute it's worth it!

When you have all of your hair on, line up your hair hat onto the head and sew on. The part can either be in the middle or off to one of the sides. I placed mine just above the highest part of the eyelashes.



Using your bent tip or straight needle go through one of the stitches on your hair hat and into the top stitch on the head. Continue around until hair hat is secure and fasten off.

Pull the hair back into a ponytail and secure. I used a piece of the same colored yarn with a double knot. No need to weave in the ends, it will blend in nicely with the others!

Hair Tie 

With color of choice chain 19, HDC in the 2nd chain from hook and in each across (18)

Fasten off leaving a long tail, place around the ponytail and sew ends together. Trim any hair that seems uneven.


Arms

Make 2

*Lightly stuff the bottom of the arms only*

With skin color

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC, rpt around (15)

Rounds 4-5: SC around (15)

Round 6: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC, rpt around (10)

Rounds 7-13: SC around (10) Change to shirt color

Rounds 14-23: SC around (10)

At the end of round 23 pinch the arm flat and make 5 SC across the top to close, fasten off and leave a long tail to sew onto the body. 

Assembling the body-

Sew the head onto the last round of the body, making sure to have the facial features centered. Add more stuffing as you go to make it firm and less wobbly.

Feel free to use pins to hold it in place. I like to place the head where I want it and see what round on the bottom of the head I want to try to sew onto, it gives me a visual and helps keep it even all the way around.



I used the same technique here as when we attached the hair hat to the head.

Last, sew the arms onto the body centered with the head at row 50.

Your doll is complete! I hope you have enjoyed making this pattern. 

Feel free to add a little bow or flower to accessorize! The flower in the Berry Patch Bunny or bows from Emma would make a great accessory!

4 comments

  1. Love, love it!! Thank you so very much. What a great way to share and make little girls happy!!

    Plan on making many to donate!


    Thank you for sharing your patterns.

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    1. Thank you Barbara, I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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  2. Thank you for the pattern! I'll be making a few of these for Christmas this year. Very beautiful pattern!

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