This week I am going to show you how to crochet a simple doll skirt for an amigurumi doll as well as how to crochet a simple pair of shoes for a doll. These free crochet patterns are accessible to beginners and includes both written patterns and step-by-step video tutorials. These patterns are Weeks 5 & 6 of the CAL.
The patterns for the doll skirt and shoes are designed to fit my Advent Amy doll that is a part of my Amigurumi Advent Calendar Crochet Along (CAL) and I have linked to her pattern below. If you’d like to join the CAL, you can join anytime! Check out the pattern release schedule for the Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL to know when each part will be released.
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Missed the first 4 weeks of the CAL? No problem! You can start any time.
- Week 1: Learn how to crochet an easy doll with this amigurumi crochet doll tutorial for the legs and body.
- Week 2: Learn how to crochet the doll’s head and an easy hair cap for our dolls.
- Week 3: Learn how to crochet the doll’s arms, how to embroider eyelashes and a
nose on amigurumi, add blush to your doll and how to make a DIY advent calendar
- Week 4: Learn how to crochet a shirt for your amigurumi doll
How do I Crochet a Doll Skirt?
The crochet doll skirt that we are going to create for our amigurumi dolls is very simple. It is made in a single piece and requires no seaming. We will start from the top of the skirt and create a button-hole in our first row. After working several unjoined rows, we will begin joining our rows with a slip stitch and working in turned rows.
You will need a worsted weight yarn, a 3.5mm (E) crochet hook, a 9mm button and some thread and a sewing needle in order to follow along with this crochet skirt for amigurumi dolls tutorial.
How To Add Your Skirt To your Amigurumi Doll?
The crochet skirt for our amigurumi dolls is created in a way that may remind you of the doll skirts you had for your dolls as a child. It has a joined bottom and an open top that joins to secure it to the doll’s hips. The doll’s skirt should be slid up over the dolls legs and then fastened with the button at the top once it is in place at the doll’s hips.
How Do You Crochet Amigurumi Doll Shoes?
You will need a worsted weight yarn and a 3.5mm (E) crochet hook in order to crochet the shoes for your doll with this pattern/tutorial.
The pattern I’ve shared below for the amigurumi doll shoes for Advent Amy is only 9 rounds long. Gauge is important for ensuring that your shoes fit your doll. I have included a gauge check reminder in the pattern to help you make sure it fits (provided you have matched gauge for your doll).
The shoes will be snug to place on the doll at first. In order for the shoes to stay on the doll, they will need to be snug at first so that as the yarn relaxes, they will still stay on the doll. If your shoes fall off your doll right after finishing them, you’ll have to frog them and start over with a tighter tension.
A Note About the Doll Shoes
The shoes made from today’s pattern go in their own box in your advent calendar. I recommend making them in black or another colour that will go with as many outfits as possible.
Rather than having shoes take up multiple boxes, I have planned for one pair of shoes per box. Feel free to make multiple pairs of shoes using this pattern and add them with other outfit pieces or fill one box full with multiple pairs of shoes.
What do I do with my skirt & shoes when I’m done?
When you are done following this simple crochet skirt for amigurumi dolls tutorial, place it in one of the boxes of your DIY advent calendar that we worked on in Week 4. You can place it in any box you’d like. I have placed my outfit pieces into the box in the order that I’m making them so that the receipient will get a full outfit over 2 days. The shoes will go in their own box (see my note on the shoes below).
Where Can I Get a Printable Copy of this Pattern?
- You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern with all three parts of the doll together in one convenient file in my Ravelry and Etsy shops OR
- Buy the Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL Bundle in my Ravelry or Etsy shops and get this pattern and all the CAL patterns sent to you when they are released. Pattern updates will be emailed to Etsy buyers and updated in your Ravelry library for Ravelry users.
Important Note About The Supply List for this Project:
The supply list shown for this pattern shows the materials needed Weeks 1 – 8 of the Amigurumi Advent Calendar Crochet Along. Not all materials will be used this week. A new/updated material list will be posted starting Week 9.
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Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com. Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design. Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.
- U.S. Terminology
- 3.5 mm (E) Furls Crochet Hook <— Save 15% on qualifying purchased at Furls Crochet through this link using the code LOOPYLAMB15 at the checkout.
- Brava Worsted Weight Yarn (100% Premium Acrylic, Worsted Weight (4), 218yds/200m, 100g/3.5oz), 1 skein each of:
- Colour A: Cream (or preferred skin colour)
- Colour B: White
- Colour C: Brindle (or preferred hair colour)
- Colour D: Mulberry
- Colour E: Lady Slipper
- Colour F: Denim
- Colour G: Black
- Colour H: Cotton Candy
- Colour I: Dove Heather
- 2 – 12 mm Safety Eyes in preferred colour (Mine are from Chateau Bornais Crochet)
- 9 – 9 mm Buttons in preferred colour(s)
- Polyester Stuffing
- Tapestry Needle
- Multiple Stitch Markers
- Black Embroidery Thread
- Sewing Thread and Needle
- Sewing Pins (optional but helps make the assembly process easier)
- Blush and Make-up Brush (optional)
- 24 boxes that measure at least 2.7” square for the advent calendar. (I got these advent calendar boxes on Amazon)
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- BLO = Back Loops Only
- CH = Chain
- CH SP = Chain Space
- DC = Double Crochet
- FLO = Front Loops Only
- FO = Finish Off
- MC = Magic Circle
- PM = Place Marker/Stitch Marker
- PSC = Picot Single Crochet
- RS = Right Side
- SC = Single Crochet
- SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
- SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
- SK = Skip
- SL ST = Slip Stitch
- SP(s) = Space(s)
- ST = Stitch
- WS = Wrong Side
Special Techniques and Stitches:
- Invisible Finish/Join: FO leaving a long tail. Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle. Place the tapestry needle through the top of the 2nd ST from front to back and pull through. Place tip of needle into top of the last ST of the round, under the back loop of the stitch, and pull through to the back of the work. Weave in the end. Learn how to do this with my invisible finish/join tutorial.
- Picot Single Crochet (PSC): Insert hook into indicated stitch, yarn over hook and pull through stitch. Yarn over and pull through one loop on the hook three times. Yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook. Learn how to do this with my Picot Single Crochet Tutorial.
- Doll is approximately 10.5” tall
- Clothing: 4 sts across x 6 rows = 1” square
- Doll: Rounds 1 – 4 of the Leg = 1.5” across at widest point.
- Gauge is important for ensuring that all of the parts of your doll fit appropriately. If you don’t plan to match gauge, ensure that you maintain a consistent tension throughout your project.
- This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (unless stated otherwise). Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated. A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
- For a cleaner SCDEC, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of each st rather than under both loops. This is often referred to as an invisible decrease. Learn how to do this invisible decrease tutorial.
- In Round 1 of the Body of the doll only, the CH 1 is counted as a st and should be worked into in Round 2 of the body.
You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern with all three parts of the doll together + 1 outfit in one convenient file in my Ravelry and Etsy shops
buy the Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL Bundle in my Ravelry or Etsy shops and get this pattern and all the CAL patterns sent to you when they are released.
Simple Crochet Doll Skirt & Shoes for Amigurumi Dolls: Step-by-Step Video Instructions.
Using Colour E, CH 40.
Row 1: SC in the 7th CH from the hook and each CH across. (34)
Rows 2 – 5: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST across. (34)
Rows 6 – 13: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST across. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST. (34)
FO and weave in ends. Using sewing needle and thread, sew a button on the skirt, across from the CH-6 space from Row 1.
Use the CH-6 space to fasten the skirt closed by slipping it over the button once on the doll.
Shoes (Make 2)
Round 1: Using Colour G, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
Round 3: (SC 1, SCINC) x 6 (18)
Round 4: SC 1, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC 1 (24)
Gauge Check: Piece should measure 1.5” across at widest point.
Round 5: In FLO, SC around (24)
Rounds 6 – 7: SC around (24)
Round 8: (SCDEC) x 6, SC 12 (18)
Round 9: SC around (18)
FO using invisible join (see special techniques) and weave in ends.
At this point, you should have a simple crochet skirt, shoes and shirt for your amigurumi doll Advent Amy. The next part of the CAL will release March 4th.
Check out these other great free patterns while you wait for Week 7
I hope that you enjoyed this simple crochet skirt & shoes for amigurumi dolls tutorial. I’d love to see your progress you’ve made on your dolls! Share your projects with me on social media by tagging me @theloopylamb or using #theloopylambCAL in your posts.
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