“Abby” Crochet Doll

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“Abby” Crochet Doll with Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream & Patons

Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2018.

Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern. If you wish to share this pattern, link to this page only. You may sell items produced using this pattern. Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing.

This pattern is written in US crochet terms

intermediate crochet pattern

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Gather Your Supplies

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Be Creative!

This fun project let’s your imagination run a little wild! I decided it would be fun to create a doll that looks like me so I chose a skin tone color and hair color to match my own. Both Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream and Patons Alpaca Blend yarn come in a variety of colors so you can customize your doll however you like!

Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream yarn is perfect for the body for two reasons – it’s sturdy and very affordable! I definitely prefer using cotton yarn for amigurumi projects because it holds up better to wear and tear love. Acrylic yarns can pill or get fuzzy over time and cotton yarn is a lot less likely to do so, especially Lily’s. You’re going to spend several hours crocheting your doll and you want it to last, right?

Longevity begins with choosing the right yarn!

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When you get to the point of adding the hair, well, that’s where the real fun begins. Patons Alpaca Blend yarn has such an organic and yummy texture. For me, choosing it was a no-brainer. I had been eyeing the colorway tiger eye for a long time and ironically enough, it’s very close to my own hair color. I counted 12 out of 24 colorways that are perfect for “traditional” hair colors but lets not forget the less-traditional!

You’re creative juices are certainly flowing but there are a couple more things you’ll need to get started.


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Gauge and Sizing

4.5 sts x 5 rows = 1″ (single crochet in the round)

Your finished crochet doll will measure approximately 16″ tall.

Abbreviations

To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:

Crochet Abbreviations Quick Guide

Pattern Notes

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You’ll begin your crochet doll using Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream and start with the legs. They are crocheted separately and rather than sewing them on to the body are incorporated into the body. This is one less component we have to sew and helps her to stand!

After you’ve crocheted the body, you’ll move on to the arms and head. These components are later sewed into position.

The face should be added before you make the decreases of the head so you can get your fingers inside to stitch the nose and add the safety eye backs. You can also add the mouth at this stage, however, I added this at the end of the project.

For the hair, you’ll crochet a hair cap using Patons Alpaca Blend This element works much like a wig. It gives us a foundation to add the strands of hair and covers up the body yarn color so it looks fuller than what it actually is. I recommend making the hair thicker in the front and on top but keeping it thinner underneath.

The tutorial is broken down into two videos. In video #1 we’ll crochet the legs and body and in video #2 we’ll crochet the arms, head and add the little details.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comment section at the end of this page!

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How to Crochet a Doll with Brittany – Video #1

This tutorial is also available in a left-handed version. Click the link below to be directed to the left-handed video on my YouTube channel.

How to Crochet a Doll – Left Hand Tutorial with Brittany (Video #1)

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How to Crochet a Doll with Brittany – Video #2

This tutorial is also available in a left-handed version. Click the link below to be directed to the left-handed video on my YouTube channel.

How to Crochet a Doll – Left Hand Tutorial with Brittany (Video #2)

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Written Instructions

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Legs (make 2) – with Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn & 3.75 mm hook

  1. Create a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join at end of the round. Continue working in a spiral. (6 sts)
  2. 2 sc every st. (12 sts)
  3. Sc each st. (12 sts)

Rep last round until your leg measures 6″ long. Before you fasten off, slst in the next st to correct the jog.

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Body – with Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn & 3.75 mm hook

  1. Fasten on in last st of either leg. Slst in first st and mark that st with your stitch marker. Sc next 3 sts. Grab other leg and sc in any st. Continue making one sc in each rem st of that leg (there should be 12 sts total). Continue making one sc in each rem st of the first leg (there should be 9 sts left). Stop when you reach your stitch marker. (24 sts) Tip! Stuff your legs before moving on to the next round.
  2. Sc in first two sts. *2 sc in next st. Sc next two sts. Rep from * to end of round. (32 sts) Place marker in the front of any sc of this round.
  3. Sc each st (32 sts) until it measures 4″ from marked round.
  4. Sc first 2 sts. Sc2tog. *Sc next 2 sts. Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)
  5. Sc each st. (24 sts)
  6. Sc first st. Sc2tog. *Sc next st. Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (18 sts) Tip! Stuff your body before moving on to the next round.
  7. Sc each st. (18 sts)
  8. Sc2tog to end of round. (12 sts) Fasten off.

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Arms (make 2) – with Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn & 3.75 mm hook

  1. Create a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join at end of the round. Continue working in a spiral. (6 sts)
  2. Sc each st. (6 sts)

Rep last round until your arm measures 4.5″ long. Before you fasten off, slst in next st to correct jog. Leave unstuffed for a more flexible arm.

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Head – with Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn & 3.75 mm hook

  1. Create a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join at end of the round. Continue working in a spiral. (6 sts)
  2. 2 sc every st. (12 sts)
  3. Sc first st. *2 sc next st. Sc next st. Rep from * to end of round. (18 sts)
  4. Sc first 2 sts. *2 sc next st. Sc next 2 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)
  5. Sc first 3 sts. *2 sc next st. Sc next 3 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (30 sts)
  6. Sc first 4 sts. *2 sc next st. Sc next 4 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (36 sts)
  7. Sc each st. (36 sts) Repeat for a total of 9 rounds.
  8. Sc first 4 sts. *Sc2tog. Sc next 4 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (30 sts) Tip! Add the facial features before moving on to the next round.
  9. Sc first 3 sts. *Sc2tog. Sc next 3 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)
  10. Sc first 2 sts. *Sc2tog. Sc next 2 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (18 sts) Tip! Stuff the head before moving on to the next round.
  11. Sc first st. *Sc2tog. Sc next st. Rep from * to end of round. (12 sts)
  12. Sc2tog to end of round. (6 sts) Fasten off.

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Hair Cap – with Patons Alpaca Blend Yarn & 4 mm hook

  1. Create a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join at end of the round. Continue working in a spiral. (6 sts)
  2. 2 sc every st. (12 sts)
  3. Sc first st. *2 sc next st. Sc next st. Rep from * to end of round. (18 sts)
  4. Sc first 2 sts. *2 sc next st. Sc next 2 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)
  5. Sc first 3 sts. *2 sc next st. Sc next 3 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (30 sts)
  6. Sc each st. (30 sts)
  7. Sc each st. (30 sts) Fasten off.

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Adding Hair to Hair Cap – with Patons Alpaca Blend Yarn & 4 mm hook

Make several 20″ cuts of yarn (the amount depends on the thickness you want). I used about half of my skein of Patons Alpaca Blend for the hair you see here.

Choose the front of the hair cap and add the most cuts of yarn over the front half of the hair cap. When the hair is flipped over into position, you won’t see the underneath and you can save a bit of yarn here. I added about half as many cuts of yarn on the back half that I did the front.

To add a strand of yarn, fold your cut in half. Poke your hook through a leg of one of the hair cap stitches. (Don’t worry about it being in a specific place. The goal is to add as much hair as you want, where you want it. As long as you have your hook under one strand of yarn, it will work out.) Place the looped strand on your hook and pull it through the stitch and pull it up long enough to get your fingers through. Grab the two ends of that strand and pull them through the loop, pulling tight.

If you’re familiar with adding fringe to a project, we’re doing the same thing here. You can also refer to the end of the second video for a demonstration!

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Sew the Hair and Hair Cap in Place – with Patons Alpaca Blend Yarn & 4 mm hook

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Using a darning needle and a piece of your Patons Alpaca Blend yarn, sew the hair cap into place using a whip stitch. Be sure to catch a full stitch of the head below so it’s nice and sturdy!

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Add the mouth – with Patons Grace Yarn

Make an 8″ cut of Patons Grace Yarn and make one large stitch for the mouth. A mouth that’s three stitches wide and four strands thick does the trick. When you have the mouth in place, carefully weave in the remaining ends, tucking them inside the head and trimming any access.

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Clothing & Accessories

I’m working on a dress for her using Patons Silk Bamboo yarn! Check back next week for that pattern and bookmark this page. I’ll update it as new clothing and accessory patterns are available for your new crochet doll!

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