Free Crochet Doll Pattern | Sleepy Doll

This free crochet doll pattern is a great crochet toy to serve as BABY’S FIRST TOY, or for anyone of any age!  Works up in less than 1 hour!  Great shower gift, and you could add something inside to act as a rattle.  (I recommend something like a pill bottle with a jingle bell inside, any small waterproof container will work.)sleepy-doll-crochet-tutorial-thumbnail

You can make them larger or smaller, explained in the pattern. A great SCRAPS project!!

Watch the tutorial here, or scroll down for the written pattern or pdf.



Worsted weight yarn, worked 2 strands

6.5 mm crochet hook

Yarn needle



For a larger doll work with 3 strands and 8 mm crochet hook

For a smaller doll work with 1 strand and 4.5 mm crochet hook

  1. Chain 5, slip stitch to join and form a ring.
  2. Chain 1, carry the yarn end along the outside of the ring, make 8 single crochet in the ring,

slip stitch to join.

  1. Chain 1 and turn, *make 2 single crochet in the next stitch, single crochet in the next stitch,

repeat from * around, slip stitch to join. (12 stitches)

  1. *Chain 1 and turn, single crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join.

Repeat from * until the doll is as tall as desired.  Fasten off.

  1. Attach light color for the face, repeat step 4 for 4 rows. Fasten off.
  2. HAT:  Leave a long yarn end for sewing the hat to the doll. Chain 16, slip stitch to join.

*Chain 1, single crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join, repeat from * for 3 more

rows. Work in a spiral, decreasing one stitch every 3rd stitch until the work reaches

a point. Fasten off.  Thread yarn end into a needle. Stuff the body and the hat, place hat

over the head, and sew all around.  See the video for a demo.

Weave yarn around the body where the head meets the body, pull to gather and tighten up

to form a neck.

  1. ARMS: make 2.  Chain 6, single crochet in the 2nd stitch from the hook and each stitch of the

chain.  *Chain 1 and turn, single crochet in each stitch across the row.  Repeat from *

until the arms are as long as desired, fasten off with a long yarn end.  Thread into a needle, fold the work in half, and sew the arms closed (no need to stuff), sew the arms to the neck area.


Stitch 2 straight lines for the eyes with black yarn.

Tie a ribbon around the neck.


Download the PDF here:  Sleepy Doll Crochet Pattern

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