When my little girl was younger, she loved to wear ruffled skirts. Although she’s a little older now and no longer wears them, when I asked her what our next crochet project should be for our dolls, she said she wanted her doll to have an adorable skirt with lots of ruffles. So naturally, I had to deliver. This week’s free crochet pattern is for an easy crochet ruffle skirt for dolls. It’s a beginner-friendly crochet pattern and I’ve included a video tutorial showing step-by-step instructions to help you have success making your own crochet ruffle skirt for dolls.
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This pattern is Week 22 of the Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL and is designed to fit my Advent Amy doll, which is a 10-inch doll however, it can fit many of the other free crochet doll patterns that I have available here on my blog. Read more about the CAL at the CAL Homepage.
Missed the previous weeks of the CAL? No problem! You can start any time and there are already a lot of other free crochet doll clothes patterns available – all with step-by-step video tutorials..
- 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 our DIY advent calendars
- Week 4: Learn how to crochet a tank top for your amigurumi doll
- Weeks 5 & 6: Learn how to crochet doll shoes and a simple skirt for your doll
- Week 7: Learn how to crochet a t-shirt for your doll
- Week 8: Learn how to crochet overalls for your doll
- Week 9: Learn how to crochet a scarf for your doll
- Week 10: Learn how to make a hat for your doll with this crochet doll hat pattern
- Week 11: How to Crochet mini backpack for dolls
- Week 12: How to make a crochet doll dress
- Week 13 & 14: How to crochet doll shorts and pants
- Week 15: How to crochet a mini teddy bear
- Week 16: How to crochet a doll poncho
- Week 17: Crochet Tiered Top for Doll
- Week 18: How to Crochet a Doll Romper
- Week 19: Easy Crochet Doll Boots
- Week 20: Crochet Doll Sun Hat
- Week 21: Ruffled Crochet Doll Shirt
And there are more doll garments and accessories to come! Make sure to follow me on social media or join my email list to be notified when more free patterns for crocheted doll outfits, adorable accessories and easy crochet projects become available.
How do you crochet a ruffle skirt for dolls?
This ruffled crochet skirt for dolls is a mini skirt that is designed to be crocheted in one piece to avoid sewing. We create a foundation row which will be the waistband of the skirt and work the skirt from the top to the bottom. The skirt is made with basic crochet stitches like the single crochet stitch and double crochet stitch. We’ll create the base of the skirt and the ruffles are added to the skirt as we work. You’ll need to know how to work in the back loops only and the front loops only to achieve this but even if you don’t know how to do that, there is a video tutorial available that shows you how to do this.
How to Customize This Skirt
As always, I like to share some simple ways to customize your projects:
- This skirt looks great in a variety of different colors however, my personal preference is to use bright colors to really help those ruffles pop. To make a faux denim crochet skirt for your doll, try using a blue yarn or even a yarn that mimics the look of jean fabric (like Lion Brand Jeans yarn) – just make sure you can match gauge with it first.
- If you’d like to create a skirt that has a ruffled bottom instead of all of the ruffles, omit rows 5 and 9 and only work the last set of ruffles. This will still give an elegant look to your skirt but allows you to skip the added rows and also create a skirt with an entirely different look if you wanted to add extra skirts to your doll’s wardrobe.
This cute skirt was designed to be paired with the Ruffled Crochet Doll Shirt however, it can work with any of the crochet doll shirts that have been (and will be) released as part of the crochet along. This outfit together makes me think of fun, summer fashion and going out to dance or party with friends. Ready to get started making your adorable crochet skirts? Keep scrolling for the pattern below and happy crocheting.
Where Can I Get a Printable Copy of this Pattern?
- You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free crochet PDF pattern with all three parts of the doll together in one convenient pdf file in my Ravelry and Etsy shop OR
- Buy the Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL Bundle in my Ravelry or Etsy shops and get this pattern and all the CAL patterns in printable bundle files.
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Important Note About The Supply List for this Project:
The supply list shown for this pattern shows the materials needed Weeks 19 – 27 of the Amigurumi Advent Calendar Crochet Along. Not all materials will be used this week but you will need them in order to complete the remaining patterns in the CAL.
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. This pattern is for personal use only. 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.
- Easy Skill Level
- US Terms
- E / 3.5 mm Crochet Hook (or whatever hook size needed to match gauge) <— Save 15% on qualifying purchases 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
- Colour J: Freesia
- Colour K: Seraphim
- Colour L: Rouge
- Colour M: Marina
- Colour N: Almond
- Colour O: Red
- 14 – 9 mm Buttons in preferred colour(s)
- Polyester Stuffing
- 1 – 3/8” Pom Pom Maker or a piece of cardboard
- Tapestry Needle / Yarn Needle
- Multiple Stitch Markers
- Sewing Thread and Needle
- BLO = Back Loop Only
- CH = Chain
- CH SP = Chain Space
- DC = Double Crochet
- DCINC = Double Crochet Increase
- FLO = Front Loop Only
- FO = Finish Off
- HDC = Half Double Crochet
- MC = Magic Circle / Magic Ring
- 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.
- Clothing to fit Advent Amy Doll which is approximately 10.5” tall.
- Clothing: 4 sts across x 6 rows = 1” square.
- 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.
- Most of the pieces are worked back and forth in turned rows, unless noted. Read instructions for each piece carefully before starting to crochet.
- For pieces worked in continuous rounds, a stitch marker is used to mark the first ST of the round and is moved up in each consecutive round.
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 printable versions of all of the CAL patterns at once.
Easy Crochet Ruffle Skirt For Dolls Step-by-Step Video Tutorial
Using Colour E, CH 40.
Row 1: SC in the 7th CH from the hook and each CH across. (34 STs & CH-6 loop for buttonhole)
Rows 2 – 4: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST across. (34)
Row 5: CH 3 (counts as first ST) and turn. Working in FLO, DCINC in same first ST, DC in the next, *3 DC in the next ST, DC in the next; repeat from * 15 times. (68)
Row 6: SL ST twice around post of last ST of previous row and turn. Working in FLO of the unworked loops of the previous row, SC in each ST across. (34)
Rows 7-8: CH1 and turn. SC in each ST across. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.(from here on out referred to as “Join”.) (34)
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Row 9: Repeat Row 5.
Row 10: Repeat Row 6. Join.
Rows 11 – 12: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST across. Join. (34)
Row 13: Repeat Row 5.
Row 14: Repeat Row 6. Join.
Rows 15 – 16: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST across. Join. (34)
FO and weave in ends. Using sewing needle and thread, sew a button on the skirt, across from the CH-6 loop from Row 1. Use the CH-6 loop to fasten the skirt closed by slipping it over the button once on the doll.
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