Summer Doll Pattern

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Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn in the following colors (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
    • Aran – skin tone color
    • Light Pink – bathing suit color
    • White – bathing suit accent color and hat color
    • Brown – hair color
    • Small amounts of black and red – eye color and hat accent color
  • 3.5 mm and 4.25 mm crochet hooks
  • Stuffing
  • Yarn needle
  • scissors

Abbreviations:

st (sts) – stitch (stitches)

ch – chain

mc – magic circle

sc – single crochet

sc inc – single crochet increase

invdec – invisible decrease

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

dc inc – double crochet increase

flo – front loop

blo – back loop

Rnd – round

() – the total number of stitches at the end of each round

** – repeat

If you do not know how to complete any of these stitches check out my Stitch Dictionary here.

Summer Doll Pattern:

Head:

-Work in Aran with 3.5 mm hook-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc x6 (12)

Rnd 3: 1 sc, sc inc (18)

Rnd 4: 2 sc, sc inc (24)

Rnd 5: 3 sc, sc inc (30)

Rnd 6: 4 sc, sc inc (36)

Rnd 7: 5 sc, sc inc (42)

Rnd 8-15: sc in every st (42)

Rnd 16: 5 sc, invdec (36)

Rnd 17: 4 sc, invdec (30)

-Start Stuffing-

Rnd 18: 3 sc, invdec (24)

Rnd 19: 2 sc, invdec (18)

Rnd 20: 1 sc, invdec (12)

Finish stuffing and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Hair Cap:

-Work in brown with 3.5 mm hook-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc x6 (12)

Rnd 3: 1 sc, sc inc (18)

Rnd 4: 2 sc, sc inc (24)

Rnd 5: 3 sc, sc inc (30)

Rnd 6: 4 sc, sc inc (36)

Rnd 7: 5 sc, sc inc (42)

Rnd 8-14: sc in every st (42)

Fasten off and weave in all ends unless you choose to sew the hair wig to the head later on during assembly.

Braids:

-Work in brown with 3.5 mm hook. You will need the hair cap for this step.-

Step 1: Cut 26 (15 inch/38 cm) strands of brown yarn.

Step 2: Take 13 of your 26 strands and loop them through 13 stitches of the hair cap. I started placing the strands on the cap where I fastened off but you can start placing them wherever.

Step 3: Count 11 stitches over before taking the remaining 13 strands and looping them in another 13 stitches.

Step 4: Separate the strands of the 13 looped stitches evenly and braid them, using a small strand of brown yarn to tie and secure the braid. Repeat on the other side. (You can use a different color yarn strand to tie and secure the braid to make them look like hair ties).

Step 5: Trim the ends of the braids to make them even. Make sure both braids are the same length!

13 looped stitches
11 stitches between the two sets of 13 looped stitches in the front
There should be 5 stitches between the sets of 13 looped stitches in the back

Bathing Suit/Body:

-Start working in pink with 3.5 mm hook-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc x6 (12)

Rnd 3: 1 sc, sc inc (18)

Rnd 4: 2 sc, sc inc (24)

Rnd 5: 3 sc, sc inc (30)

Rnd 6: 4 sc, sc inc (36)

Rnd 7: 5 sc, sc inc (42)

Rnd 8-10: sc in every st (42)

-Change color to white-

Rnd 11-12: sc in every st (42)

-Change color to pink-

Rnd 13: 5 sc, invdec (36)

Rnd 14: sc in every st (36)

-Change color to white-

Rnd 15: sc in every st (36)

Rnd 16: 4 sc, invdec (30)

-Change color to pink and start stuffing-

Rnd 17-18: sc in every st (30)

-Change color to white-

Rnd 19: 3 sc, invdec (24)

Rnd 20: sc in every st (24)

-Change color to pink-

Rnd 21: sc in every st (24)

Rnd 22: 2 sc, invdec (18)

Rnd 23-24: sc in every st (18)

Rnd 25: 1 sc, invdec (12)

-Change color to Aran-

Rnd 26: sc in every st (12)

Finish stuffing and fasten off weaving in all ends.

Arms x2:

-Work in Aran with 3.5 mm hook. Stuff lightly as you work-

Rnd 1: 3 sc in mc (3)

Rnd 2: sc inc x3 (6)

Rnd 3-15: sc in every st (6)

Rnd 16: ch 1 and sc across the top of the piece (3)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Legs x2:

-Work in Aran with 3.5 mm hook. Stuff lightly as you work-

Rnd 1: 4 sc in mc (4)

Rnd 2: sc inc x4 (8)

Rnd 3-20: sc in every st (8)

Rnd 21: ch 1 and sc across the top of the piece (4)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Hat:

-Work in white with 4.25 mm hook. The first dc of each round is worked in the same st as the ch 3-

Rnd 1: ch 3 and dc 12 in mc, sl st to the starting ch (12)

Rnd 2: ch 3 and dc inc x12, sl st to the starting ch (24)

Rnd 3: ch 3, *dc inc, 1 dc*, sl st to the starting ch (36)

Rnd 4: ch 3, *dc inc, 2 dc*, sl st to the starting ch (48)

Rnd 5-6: ch 2, hdc in the blo of every st, sl st to the starting ch (48)

Rnd 7-8: ch 2, hdc in every st, sl st to the starting ch (48)

Rnd 9: Work in the flo of this round. ch 3, *dc inc, 1 dc*, sl st to the starting ch (72)

Rnd 10: ch 3, *dc inc, 2 dc*, sl st to the starting ch (96)

Fasten off and weave in all ends. Take a long strand of red yarn and weave it through the base row of the hat (at the base of the body of the hat and before the rim of the hat). The hat for my doll turned out slightly big so to keep it from falling off I pulled the red yarn slightly tight before tying the ends and weaving them in.

Assembly:

Step 1: Sew the head to the body, add a little stuffing to support the neck but not too much to distort it.

Step 2: Sew the arms to the body between rounds 25-26. (See pictures for reference).

Step 3: Sew the legs to the front of the body between rounds 8-9. I sewed them about 5 stitches apart. (See pictures for reference).

Step 4: Place the hair cap on the head. Make sure the part of the cap that only has 5 stitches between the braids is facing down near the neck and the part with 11 stitches between is on top near the forehead. (See the pictures in the braid section of the pattern for placement reference). You can sew the hair to the head if you’d like but the cap is snug enough to not need sewing.

Step 5: Embroider the face. If you do not know how to do this, check out this post here for step-by-step instructions on how to.

Step 6: Place the hat on top of the head. You can sew it if you’d like but I chose not to.


Congrats on completing this project! I don’t know about everyone else but I’m ready for summer. I hope you guys like this cute summer doll pattern and it helps get you in the spirit. I’ve had this pattern idea stuck in my head for the longest time and I’m so happy and proud of how it turned out. If you guys post your finished products please tag me (@critter_crochet) because I’d love to see them! If you would like to check out more free patterns designed by me, click the link below. Also, feel free to check out my latest YouTube video also linked below!

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Hi, I'm Elizabeth and I'm a 19-year-old crochet artist, blogger, and designer!

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