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20 Patterns To Make A Doll {sew, paper, crochet,}

Here are 20 patterns to make a doll!  These free patterns will make it easier for you to make dolls for your daughters.  They include tutorials for crochet dolls, how to sew dolls, and free printables to make paper dolls.  Yep, here are plenty of ways to make a fun activity for your kids.  Enjoy!

How To Make A Doll

How To Make A Doll

1.  Whip Up: Sleepy time baby and mini quilt patterns – This adorable cuddly sleepy-time baby with its coordinated mini quilt will be loved by little girls. It’s easy to make and by adding some dried lavender to the stuffing you can help your little ones have sweet dreams.

Make A Doll

Make A Doll

2.  Angel Doll Pattern – A free printable pattern on how to sew an angel.
3.  How to make a Black Apple Doll – A free pattern on how to make one-of-a-kind plushie sure to please children and adults alike.
4.  How to make a Harry Potter Doll – I made up a pattern for Harry (it is a quick job so I hope you’ll forgive that) It includes the pattern pieces, and some written instructions with a few diagrams.

Free Doll Clothes Patterns

Free Doll Clothes Patterns

5.  Mimi Kirchner’s Hand Sewn Felt Doll – A detailed tutorial on how to make these darling hand sewn felt dollies.
6.  Prairie Flowers, an original cloth dolly – This is a cloth little girl called Prairie Flowers. She is a simple cloth doll, 11 1/2 inches tall, made from 100% woven cotton material.
7.  Free Flip Doll Book {Sewing Pattern} – Pictured instructions and a free pattern on how to make this darling story flip doll.
8.  Matryoshka Doll Maker – How to make these matryoshka doll out of felt with this free pattern.

make doll

9.  How-To: Make Any Doll Pose-able – How to take any plastic doll and create moving arms and legs so you can pose it in any position to make it easier to play with.

Crochet Doll

Crochet Doll

10.  Amigurumi Crochet Doll Pattern – I used rowan wool cotton (which is dk weight) on a 3mm hook for the body. the dress and shoes are worked in the same yarn on a 3.5mm hook.

Make Paper Dolls

Make Paper Dolls

11.  Royal Wedding Paper Dolls – Here are some very special paper dolls to cut out and dress: the prince and his bride in casual clothes and wedding outfits, complete with three wedding dresses, veils and bouquets for the princess-to-be, so that you can choose what she will wear!

Printable Dolls and Clothes

Printable Dolls and Clothes

12.  Printable nesting dolls – Create your own Russian dolls, also knows as matryoshka or babushka dolls.  You can choose to print the colored set or a black and white set you can color yourself.
13.  Coloring Paper Doll Templates – Print out these vintage paper dolls as a fun activity for your daughter to color and then play with.
14.  Slumber Party Paper Dolls {Printable} – Babalisme has graciously shared these adorable paper dolls that she designed.  Print yours out for free, attach to magnet paper and you’ve got hours of entertainment for your little one, or an instant gift!
15.  Make Snow White and Tangled paper dolls – Free printable paper dolls to make for your daughter.

Doll Dress Up

Doll Dress Up

16.  Hooded Doll Blanket Tutorial – To make the blanket you’ll need 2 – 15″ square pieces of fabric.
17.  Super Easy Doll Dress and Shirt – Here’s a .pdf file with simple instructions on how to make an easy doll dress and shirt.
18. A blog full of really cool miniature doll house ideas.
19. How to make shoes for dolls and Barbies – This blog is about making doll shoes, both high heel shoes for fashion dolls, especially Tonner dolls, and shoes for dolls with flat feet.

Doll House Tutorials

Doll House Tutorials

20.  Make Doll Cardboard Furniture – A full set of doll furniture! I also put together a set of instructions for how to build it.

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  1. CrochetBlogger

    What a great collection of ideas!

  2. Beck Jones

    Thanks so much for these tips! They’re great and will get my crafty friends along their way with charity dolls!

  3. Natalie

    Has anyone tried the PRINTABLE NESTING DOLLS (#12 above)? When I printed out the strips (that form the ‘nests’) the strip for the largest doll (doll #1) printed out the same length as the strip for doll #2, even though the print preview should strip #1 to be longer. There is a notation on strip #1 that it should be the full width of A4 paper. What is A4 paper? (Note: this doll comes from a UK site.)
    Thanks for any guidance and insights.


  4. Angie-Bigbearswife

    LOVE the Amigurumi Crochet Doll! She is super cute!

  5. Michelle

    Great roundup Laurie! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  6. The Old Block House

    I can’t wait for my niece to get older so that we can make dollies togethere.

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  7. mememe

    what are you guys on a bout

  8. pauline centers

    do you have a catalog

  9. Nuna

    love them for real, and they are great! i agree with u

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    Very beautiful work is worth it Thanks for the effort. 🙂

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