“Abby” the Crochet Doll

A cute weekend project to add to your amigurumi collection.

Skill Level | Intermediate
Finished Size | 16″ tall

If you haven’t crocheted a doll before, you must! Even when it’s finished it’ll keep you entertained by crocheting clothing for it – a great way to ease into the world of garment making.

Project sponsored by Yarnspirations

Introduction

About this Pattern


If you’re looking for a cute little weekend project, you’re in the right place. Abby, our crochet doll is surprisingly easy to crochet. Especially if this isn’t your first amigurumi project.

With this project you’ll learn how to crochet two separate elements and join them to form one combined piece. This is a great skill to know because it minimizes the amount of seaming in amigurumi projects. You’ll also learn how to crochet a hair cap, something you can incorporate in future amigurumi projects.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you’ll need to get started as well as a video tutorial demonstrating how to crochet Abby step by step and, of course, written instructions to walk you through the project from start to finish.

You will find the full pattern for free here on this page.

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getting started

Recommended Supplies


  • Approx 240 yds; Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream (Colorway pictured: Ecru)
  • Approx 125 yds; Patons Alpaca Blend (Colorway pictured: Tiger Eye)
  • Approx 1 yds; Any lightweight pink yarn (Pictured: Patons Grace, blush)
  • 4 mm Crochet Hook
  • 3.75 mm Crochet Hook
  • Poly-Fil Stuffing
  • 8 mm Safety Eyes
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stitch Marker

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it is in the same weight category. Check your gauge to make sure this substitution won’t effect the sizing and keep in mind the recommended amount will likely be inaccurate.

Additional Resources:

Ultimate Guide to Yarn Weight

3 Things you Must Do to Substitute Yarn on B.Hooked TV

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pattern details

Abbreviations


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

Finished Size

16″ tall

Gauge

First 5 rds of head = 2″ diameter

The components of this pattern recommend starting with a magic ring. If you’re unfamiliar with this technique, check out our guide here. The legs are incorporated into the body to make one piece (and minimize the amount of sewing at the end). The head and arms are crocheted separately and sewn into position.

The face should be added before the decreases of the head so your fingers fit inside to stitch the nose and add the eyes. The hair is incorporated into a hair cap rather than added directly to the head and that hair cap is sewn into position.

the pattern

Written Instructions


Legs (make 2)

Round 1: With Lily’s yarn and 3.75 mm hook, make a magic ring with 6 sc. Don’t join at end of round. Continue working in a spiral here and throughout. PM in first st of each round.

Round 2: 2 sc every st (12 sts)

Round 3: 1 sc every st (12 sts)

Repeat: rep round 3 until work measures 6″ long. Slst in last st of last round. Fasten off. Continue to body with same yarn and hook.

Body

Round 1: Fasten on in last st of either leg. 1 sc in first st. PM. 1 sc in next 2 sts. 1 sc in any st of second leg. 1 sc in rem 11 sts of second leg. Cont to first leg. 1 sc in rem 9 sts. stuff legs lightly before moving on to the next round. (24 sts)

Round 2: 1 sc in first 2 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc next 2 sts. Rep from * to last st. 2 sc in last st. Place another stitch marker in front of any stitch in this round. (32 sts)

Round 3: 1 sc in every st. (32 sts)

Repeat: Rep round 3 until work measures 4″ from marked round.

Next Round: 1 sc first 2 sts. *Sc2tog. 1 sc next 2 sts. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sc2tog. (24 sts)

Next Round: 1 sc in every st. (24 sts)

Next Round: 1 sc first st. *Sc2tog. 1 sc next st. Sc2tog. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sc2tog. Stuff body before moving on to the next round. (16 sts)

Next Round: 1 sc in every st. (16 sts)

Next Round: *Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (8 sts)

Fasten off and continue to arms with same hook and yarn.

Arms (make 2)

Round 1: Make a magic ring with 6 sc. Don’t join at end of the round.

Round 2: 1 sc in every st. (6 sts)

Repeat: Rep round 2 until work measures approx 4.5″ long. Slst in last st of last round. Fasten off. Continue to head with same yarn and hook.

Head

Round 1: Make a magic ring with 6 sc. Don’t join at end of the round. PM in first st of each round. (6 sts)

Round 2: 2 sc every st. (12 sts)

Round 3: 1 sc first st. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to last st. 2 sc in last st. (18 sts)

Round 4: 1 sc in first 2 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 2 sts. Rep from * to last st. 2 sc in last st. (24 sts)

Round 5: 1 sc in first 3 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 3 sts. Rep from * to last st. 2 sc in last st. (30 sts)

Round 6: 1 sc in first 4 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 4 sts. Rep from * to last st. 2 sc in last st. (36 sts)

Rounds 7-15: 1 sc in every st. (36 sts)

Round 16: 1 sc in first 4 sts. *Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 4 sts. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sc2tog. (30 sts)

Round 17: 1 sc in first 3 sts. *Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 3 sts. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sc2tog. (24 sts)

Round 18: 1 sc in first 2 sts. *Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 2 sts. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sc2tog. Stuff head before moving on to next round. (18 sts)

Round 19: 1 sc in first st. *Sc2tog. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sc2tog. Stuff head before moving on to next round. (12 sts)

Round 20: *Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. Fasten off.

Hair Cap

Round 1: With alpaca blend yarn and 4 mm hook, make a magic ring with 6 sc. Don’t join at the end of the round. PM in first st of each round. (6 sts)

Round 2: 2 sc in every st. (12 sts)

Round 3: 1 sc in first st. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to last st. 2 sc in last st. (18 sts)

Round 4: 1 sc in first 2 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 2 sts. Rep from * to last st. 2 sc in last st. (24 sts)

Round 5: 1 sc in first 3 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 3 sts. Rep from * to last st. 2 sc in last st. (30 sts)

Rounds 6-7: 1 sc in every st. (30 sts) Fasten off.

Adding Hair to the Hair Cap

Step 1: Make several 20″ cuts of alpaca blend yarn. For thicker hair, make more cuts. For thinner hair, make fewer cuts.

Step 2: Fold a single cut in half. Poke hk through one leg of any sc stitch in the hair cap. (Don’t worry about it being in a specific place. Add as much hair as you want, where you want it. As long as you have the hk under at least one strand of yarn, it will work.)

Step 3: Place the looped strand on hk and pull it through the stitch. Pull it up long enough to get your fingers through. Grab the two ends and pull them through the loop and pulling it tight.

Step 4: Continue adding hair to the hair cap. Make it as thick or thin as you like.

Tip! Arrange most of the hair to one side of the hair cap. When the hair is flipped, you won’t see the other half of the cap and you can save a bit of yarn here.

Step 5: With the yarn needle and a scrap piece of alpaca blend yarn, whip stitch around the circumference of the hair cap. Secure the end and weave it in.

Add the Mouth

Step 1: Make about an 8″ cut of scrap pink yarn and make one large stitch for the mouth. A mouth that’s three stitches wide and four strands thick does the trick.

Step 2: Weave in the ends, tucking them inside the head and trimming any access.


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