Crochet for Dolls




I have been crocheting and knitting since I was about 5 years old.  My Grandmother taught me and I took to it like a duck takes to water!  My mom did some knitting and crocheting, but my Grandmother was the queen of the art.  She would not only make articles of clothing, but she would  knit me amazing outfits for my Barbie dolls.  I still have them and treasure them greatly.

Now, taking up the tradition of my Nanny (her Grandmother name), I am crocheting and knitting for my grandchildren.  My two granddaughters are still too young to dress their dolls, but I plan on making clothes for a dolly hope chest-and keep them for when they can play with them.

If you don’t already know how to crochet, there are a lot of great You Tube instructional videos.  They even have step by step instructions-very detailed.  You can make almost anything you’d like for your dolly wardrobe.  So, to start you out, here is a pattern for a scarf that can be adjusted in every way to fit any doll.  The size will change in accordance with what hook you use, what yarn you use, and how many stitches you add to the beginning chain.  Here’s my dolly scarf pattern:

I used a medium weight fuzzy yarn and an F hook – you can use whatever yarn and hook that will get you the desired size/look.






Row 1:  Chain 6 – turn – SC in second chain from hook to the end- turn  – 5 stitches





Row 2:  chain 3 – DC in second stitch and each stitch across (chain three is the first stitch) – 5 DC stitches – turn

Row 3:  chain 1 – SC in each stitch across making sure to SC in the last stitch which is the chain turn stitch – 5 stitches






Row 4 – ? –  repeat rows 2 and 3 alternately until you reach your desired length.

When the piece is the length you want, end (in this case i made the scarf 14″ long and then added fringe) – sew in ends with a yarn needle.  You can either make fringe or leave plain.

VOILA!  here is a perfect scarf for Tyler  🙂

 See what wonderful variations you can come up with for this pattern.  Make sure you share!  I would love to see them.

Next Week: Ichimatsu Dolls. (Japanese)

Have a great week and thanks for reading!






6 responses to “Crochet for Dolls

  1. Love this post! My beloved maternal grandmother taught me to crochet when I was very young, too, maybe about the same age as you were. I also took right to it, and I’ve done it ever since! I taught myself to knit several years ago, just so I could make myself a sheep sweater just like one that Diana, Princess of Wales wore! Oh, I so enjoy meeting others who share a love of all needlework. (I also adore doing embroidery, BTW–how was the meeting you and Mr. Tonner attended yesterday evening?)

    1. Sheilah – so happy to hear that you are a crafter too!! would love to see your sheep sweater 🙂

      The Embroider Guild of Albany was great! so great in fact, that i am going to do a blog on embroidery too! I used to do it many years ago and i think i just got the bug back!

      1. Thanks for responding! Unfortuntely, I need more info. I’m working on an Estonian lace shawl in a yarn that looks very similar (in a picture) to yours, but for which I cannot find the label. I bought it years ago at a craft store, and I thought I had another skein. It was not as fine a yarn as mohair; the hand would be much nicer with your yarn! I’ll just have to have a shorter shawl, I think… Thanks, nevertheless, for your help!

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