I don't know any little girl who does not like dolls. I used to love and cherish the ones I had so much when I was a kid - that was many, many years ago -, and the doll that I liked to dress and pamper the most was a rag doll. Why? Because she was soft and easy to dress without having to remove her arms or head. You know what I am talking about. The first time my plastic doll had her arm pop out while putting on her dress, I freaked out. And just like rag dolls, crochet dolls also make great replacements to avoid these "accidents".
But you don't necessarily need to be a little girl to like crochet dolls. They are perfect gifts for women and men of every age. Crochet dolls are easy to customise, so you can practically make a crochet version of anyone, including friends and family. You can choose to make a big crochet doll or a miniature one, change the hair to your favourite colour, crochet tons of different outfits and accessories. Our team at Derpy Monster has put together a list of the cutest crochet dolls that we could find for you to pick from. We guarantee that you will enjoy making them as much as we did.
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We have put together a list of our favorite 25 crochet doll patterns. We guarantee that you will enjoy making them as much as we did!
She is one of the most beloved Disney princesses. This crochet version of Belle is so cute that you will just want to hug her. If you are an intermediate crocheter, this will be a piece of cake for you. The finished doll is around 15 cm but if you want to make her a little bigger you can try with thicker yarn and a bigger hook.
"Moon Prism Power, Make Up!". Sailor Moon has been the favourite cartoon character of many little girls for three decades. I remember wanting to become Sailor Jupiter when I was growing up. This tiny doll will make a great addition to any amigurumi collection and it's also a great gift idea for anime fans.
Sophie, The Princess
This Sophie crochet doll is just adorable. With that cute little face, no one can resist loving her! It's also an easy and fun project to make. If you know the basic crochet stitches, this doll will not be difficult for you!
Amigurumi Odri Doll
This adorable crochet doll is easy to make as the pattern is clear and concise. Since she is not a known character like her counterparts above and below, you can play around with the colours to make your own custom doll.
Miss May is absolutely darling. You will really enjoy making her and her accessories. If you are a beginner looking for a bit of a challenge, this is the perfect project for you. The final doll is approximately 27 cm.
Cuteness overload will overtake you if you work on these dolls. They are too adorable to not love them and will definitely make for great gifts to cherish. The finished doll size is about 19 cm which is great for a play doll. The Kyoko dolls are for decoration purposes and are great for any doll collection.
If you love the sea, chances are that you will love this crochet mermaid doll. And it gets even better because this beautiful mermaid crochet pattern is available for free! If you are a newbie crocheter, this adorable doll is probably a great start.
Willow, The Woodland Doll
Willow is a doll that would make a perfect gift for little girls and even adults. I sure would love to have one. The crochet doll’s accessories are all removable, from her clothes, her bag, beanie hat, which make her the perfect dress-up toy. Just crochet different clothes for her and you have guaranteed hours of fun pretend-play.
Snow White doesn’t need any introduction. She is one of the most beloved Disney characters of all time. This free pattern shows a more casual and contemporary version of Snow White, which I absolutely love! The perfect gift to honor all the modern "princesses" out there.
Tammy, The Little Ballerina
One of my greatest dreams, when I was little, was to become a dancer someday. I am sure there are millions of little kids who, like me, aspire to become ballerinas when they grow up, so this pattern is just for them! Tammy the crochet doll is about 38 cm which makes her a perfect play doll.
Hawaiian Hula Dancer
This cute little crochet doll is named Leilana which means “Flower from Heaven”, which fits her perfectly. Leilana is a hula dancing doll. Not necessarily a play doll as the finished doll is only 11.5 cm high, but she will surely make a great addition to a miniature crochet doll collection.
Morgan Crochet Doll
Morgan is an adorable crochet doll, easy to make which makes her a nice handmade gift. You can also customise it in your own way. This pattern is perfect for beginners as it has video tutorials for each part to make it easier to crochet at your own pace.
Annie Crochet Doll
Annie is one of the cutest crochet dolls I have seen. Her cute little dress, hat, and shoes can all be removed. Standing at 30 cm, she can be a toy for a little girl but also be part of your home decoration. If you are making this doll as a gift, consider making additional outfits to make dressing her up even more fun.
Ariella Crochet Doll
The details on this doll and her little toy owl are impressive. This crochet doll is perfect for makers who love a challenge. Her shoes, dress, and owl-inspired hat can be removed and replaced. The finished doll is 28 cm high and she can both stand and sit on her own.
Amigurumi Doll Base
If you want to make an amigurumi doll but don't know where to start, this pattern is perfect for you. With this project, you can make a mini version of either yourself or someone else. I love Crochet-Along projects like this one as they are fun and easy to follow.
Zoya, The Mermaid
Zoya is part of a series of adorable crochet dolls and, for me, one of the cutest. The finished doll is about 28 cm high. She is easy and quick to put together. I am sure she will be cherished for many years by anyone who receives her as a gift.
Amigurumi Doll Adele
This doll is so neat that I doubt anyone would want to play with her, she is so perfect that you just want to admire her. Adele is taller than most of the other dolls, standing at 35 cm. Even if the pattern is for intermediate crocheters, beginners who give it a try will find it easy to follow.
Sara, The Scarecrow
Sara is not a scary scarecrow, but an incredibly cute one. She also has an even cuter crow friend who loves to rest on top of her head. Her clothes and hat can be removed which makes her great for a dress-up doll. Sara stands at 28 cm which is the average size play doll.
Spring Amigurumi Dolls
What's not to like about spring? Flowers and colours are back in our lives. These spring amigurumi dolls are the perfect companions to begin the season with. They can be made into any colour that you like with each doll with a different coloured dress to match your mood.
Amigurumi Kokeshi Doll
This doll is absolute cuteness overload. If you are a fan of Asian culture, you will love this project. Being small in size, she will be perfect in any amigurumi collection. The pattern is free but an ad-free downloadable version can also be purchased from the designer’s shop.
Polly Amigurumi Doll
Polly is a cute and simple doll to make. You can make your own version with a different coloured dress, hair, and skin tone. The pattern is illustrated with many photos and videos to make it easier for beginner crocheters. If you are looking for a last-minute handmade gift, Polly is the crochet doll to make.
Russian Doll Amigurumi
I used to think Matryoshka dolls were magical, with infinite dolls inside of each other. If you are attempting this pattern you will end up with 3 different-sized Russian dolls. the smallest one is 9 cm, the medium one at 13 cm and the big one is around 17 cm.
Ginger Doll In Sundress
What makes this doll so special are her unique features. Her long red hair and freckles are just beautiful. She stands at 40 cm, which makes her a great play doll for kids of all ages (including 30 and above). The only problem is that once you try this pattern, you won't be able to make just one doll.
Cute Little Dolls
I think we can all agree that the miniature crochet dolls are the most adorable ones. These dolls are around 16 cm tall but you can make them bigger if you use thicker yarn and bigger hook size. They are the easiest dolls to make, so you won't be able to stop.
Candy girl lives up to her name, as the finished doll is eye candy. Many people who made her have found the pattern very easy to follow, even for beginner crocheters. Candy girl is 30 cm high. I am sure every little girl would love to have their own Candy Girl doll.