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A small simple crochet doll – a free pattern

Posted on Friday May 16th, 2014 at 05:00 PM in Crochet | 5 comments

Eine einfache kleine gehäkelte Puppe und ihr bester Freund - a simple and small crochet doll and her best friend

Since several months I’m working on the pattern of a small simple crochet doll. My goal was to design a small doll “in one piece”. It should not be higher than seven centimeters and offer many possibilities for variation.

The designing process of the small doll has been very stressful. Again and again I changed the pattern, unraveled the little crochet doll and started again from scratch. But I managed to find a doll shape that I like quite well.

The small simple crochet doll is crocheted from below. First the two legs, then the belly and the head. Only the arms have to be attached afterwards. You might use a wire reinforcement inside of the arms but then the doll is not for small children due to the risk of injury.

There are some difficulties with this type of doll for me. The eyes are a challenge. I am not used to embroide and the doll is too small to use crocheted eyes.
But mainly the hair might be better. So far I have only little experience with dolls hair and also no good guide. Please write me in the comments if you know good instructions for creating dolls hair!

These three dolls were certainly not the last, I’ve worked according to these instructions. Finally, there are many characters which can be produced – maybe a small Santa Claus?

You find the pattern of the small simple crochet doll in this free PDF file: Small crochet doll.

A simple and small crochet doll and her best friend

Two simple and small crochet dolls.


  1. Hallo,

    gibt es die Anleitung auch in Deutsch?

    Liebe Grüße,


    • Hi Marion,
      Nein, die Anleitung gibt es leider nicht auf deutsch.
      Die Begriffe, die ich benutze findest du aber in vielen deutsch-englischen “Häkelbegriff-Übersichten” im Internet.
      Ebenfalls liebe Grüße

  2. Hallo Carmen, die Anleitung ist sehr schön. Auch wenn sie in englisch ist ich werde sie gehäkelt bekommen.
    Aber nun zu Deiner Frage wegen Perücken. Versuche es doch einmal
    Habe auch lange gesucht und bin nun auf diese beiden Seiten gestoßen. Die Anleitungen sind gut verständlich beschrieben und mit vielen Bildern versehen.

    Viele liebe Grüße

    • Hi Marlies,
      Danke für den Tipp und den lieben Kommentar. Ich werde mir die Seiten mal anschauen!


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