Easy Crochet Doll Bathing Suit Free Pattern & Video Tutorial

If I have learned anything from having a little girl, it’s that accessories and clothing are very important, even for an amigurumi doll. And what wardrobe would be completed without a bathing suit? So today I share my easy free crochet pattern to make a crochet doll bathing suit for my boy doll Advent Adam. This pattern also includes a step-by-step video tutorial so it is accessible for beginners.

While this crochet doll bathing suit is designed to fit my Advent Adam doll, this piece also doubles as a bikini bottom for Advent Addy. I have included a bathing suit top pattern to pair with these swim shorts available in the Advent CAL Bundle.

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two amigurumi boy dolls wearing removable swim shorts made with this free crochet doll bathing suit pattern and tutorial

This pattern is Week 10 of the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar Crochet Along and is designed to fit the 10-inch doll created for this crochet along.

Want to learn more about the Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL? Check out the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calender Crochet Along home page that contains the pattern release schedule and a rundown of everything you need to know! All the free patterns in the CAL include video tutorials.

For the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar Crochet Along, we’re making an amigurumi boy doll named Advent Adam (or Advent Addy which are both 10 inch crochet dolls) and then enough different doll garments and adorable accessories to fill a DIY advent calendar – it’s the perfect gift to give that will engage children’s imaginations for hours of doll play.

Where Can I Get a Printable Copy of this Doll Pattern and their clothing?

  • Grab an ad-free PDF, printable version of the complete doll pattern (all three parts of the doll together) and 1 full outfit pattern in one convenient pdf file in my Ravelry and Etsy shops

    OR

  • Buy the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL Bundle in my Ravelry or Etsy shops and get this pdf pattern download of this and all the CAL patterns in printable bundle files PLUS the following bonus patterns exclusive to the bundle:
    • Extra hair cap pattern & added embroidery instructions to make Advent Addy (a female doll) with photo tutorials.
    • Chef’s Hat & Apron pattern for the dolls
    • Crochet Bikini Top pattern (for Advent Addy)
    • Additional, exclusive bonus patterns with the release of each part of the bundle (there will be a minimum of 8 bonuses this year! (incl. the above listed bonuses))
blue square with text 2023 amigurumi advent calendar CAL bundle

advent addy amigurumi doll wearing a pair of crochet swim trunks and a crochet doll bikini top

How to Crochet a Bathing Suit for Amigurumi Dolls

For this crochet doll bathing suit pattern, we are working from the bottom of the shorts to the top. This means that we will crochet each pant leg separately, join them and then continue crocheting the remainder of the swim shorts. A small button is used to fasten the shorts closed and secure them to the doll.

Ways to Customize This Amigurumi Swim Suit

Besides using your own color of choice for this project here are some quick and easy ways to customize this adorable crochet doll swim suit:

  • Add a round of accent colour along the bottom edge of each of the leg holes
  • Add stripes of different colors by alternating colours every 2 – 4 rounds
  • Embroider your child’s first initial on the bottom of one of the pant legs
  • Crochet a heart, star or another fun shape and sew it to one of the pant legs

These are just a few ideas but I’m sure you can come up with so many more and that you have so much fun doing so. Have fun with it and make it special for the little one you plan to give it to.

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Important Note About The Supply List for this Crochet Doll Bathing Suit Pattern:

We will not be utilizing all of the supplies listed in the supplies list this week. We will be using them to complete our crochet doll and the clothing that we will crochet for our doll over the coming weeks.

This is not an exhaustive list of all of the supplies we will need. This is everything we will need for Weeks 1 – 11 of the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar Crochet Along.

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the finished item created by this free doll clothing pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://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.  This pattern is for personal use only. 

amigurumi boy doll next to some crochet tools with text underneath that says easy crochet doll bathing sit free pattern and video tutorial

Skill Level:

  • Easy

Terminology:

  • US terms

Supplies:

Abbreviations:

Special Stitches and Techniques:

  • Invisible Finish / Join: FO leaving a long tail. Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.  Skip a stitch and place the tapestry needle through the top of the next stitch from front to back and pull through.  Place tip of needle into top of the last ST worked 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.

  • Single Crochet (SC) Join: With a slip knot already on the hook, insert hook into the designated stitch. YO and pull up a loop.  YO and pull through both loops on the hook. View the SC Join tutorial here.

Finished Size:

  • Doll is approximately 10.5” tall


Gauge:

  • Clothing: 4 sts across x 6 rows = 1” square

Notes:

  • These shoes are made to fit my Advent Adam Doll. 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 each project.  Using the same yarn line and hook throughout each project can also assist with minimizing gauge/tension changes.

  • For a cleaner SCDEC on pieces worked in continuous rounds, 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.  Check out my invisible decrease tutorial on to see it done.

  • For pieces worked in turned rows, use a normal SCDEC stitch instead of the invisible decrease.

  • Color changes are done using the last YO of the previous stitch (except where otherwise indicated).

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
OR
Buy the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL Bundle in my Ravelry or Etsy shops and get updates in your Ravelry library or Email (for Etsy buyers) when new parts become available.

Check Out the Easy Crochet Doll Bathing Suit Video Tutorial

Swim Shorts

(Worked in joined and turned rounds)

handing holding a crochet boy doll wearing grey and blue swim shorts made with this free crochet doll bathing suit pattern

Pant Leg 1:

Using Colour G, CH 20, join last CH to first CH with a SL ST, taking care not to twist the CH.


Round 1: CH 1, SC around.  Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST (from here on out referred to as “Join”). (20)


Rounds 2 – 4: CH 1 and turn.  SC around.  Join. (20)


FO.

Pant Leg 2:

Using Colour G, CH 20, join last CH to first CH with a SL ST, taking care not to twist the CH.


Round 1: CH 1, SC around.  Join. (20)


Rounds 2 – 4: CH 1 and turn.  SC around.  Join. (20)


Do NOT FO. We will continue on to join the pant legs and create the rest of the shorts.


Round 5: CH 2 and turn.  SC in the last ST of Round 4 of Pant Leg 1 and PM in the second CH (It will now be our first, marked ST in subsequent rounds), SC 19 around Pant Leg 1, SC in each of the 2 CHs, SC in last ST of Round 4 of Pant Leg 2, SC 19, SC in the CH. Join with SL ST in marked CH. (44 – CH 2 of first 2 CHs counts as a ST)


Round 6: CH 1 and turn.  SC around.  Join. (44)


Round 7: CH 1 and turn.  SCDEC, SC 42. Join. (43)


Round 8: CH 1 and turn.  SC around. Join. (43)


Round 9: CH 1 and turn.  SC 41, SCDEC. Join. (42)


Round 10: CH 1 and turn.  SC in each ST around. Join. (42)


Round 11: CH 1 and turn.  SCDEC, SC 40. Join. (41)


Round 12: CH 1 and turn.  SC in each ST around. Do NOT join. Continue working in unjoined rounds. (41)


Round 13: CH 1 and turn.  SC 39, SCDEC. (40)

FO.  Attach yarn in Colour H to the first ST of Round 13 with SC Join (See special stitches & techniques).

Round 14: SC in the 2nd ST each ST around. (40) 


Round 15: CH 6 and turn.  SK 6 CHs and SC in each ST around. (40 sts, CH-6 SP buttonhole)


Round 16: CH 1 and turn.  SC each ST around.   (40) 


FO.  Weave in ends.

Using sewing needle and thread, sew a button on the swim shorts, across from the CH-6 space from Round 15. Use the CH-6 space to fasten the shorts closed by slipping it over the button once on the doll.

blue and green doll swim trunks with a piece of white embroidery string on them in the process of creating a tie for the swim trunks

Tie

Thread a length of white embroidery thread at least 10” long onto a tapestry needle. With the front of the swim shorts facing you, insert needle from back to front through a stitch in the shorts, just off-center through Round 15. Pull the embroidery thread part of the way through the fabric. 

Thread the opposite end of the embroidery thread onto the needle and bring that end through the shorts from back to front 3 STs over from where you started.  Remove the needle and tie together in a knot, near the fabric (taking care not to cinch the fabric together).  Tie a bow in the thread and use scissors to cut the ends even.

Stay tuned for the next pattern in the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL on April 28th for the release of the next free pattern of the crochet along.

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2 thoughts on “Easy Crochet Doll Bathing Suit Free Pattern & Video Tutorial”

  1. I loved doing Advent Amy and now Advent Adam.
    Thank you for the patterns.

    Reply
    • You’re welcome! I’m so happy you’re enjoying them. Thank you for taking the time to let me know you’re enjoying them 😀

      Reply

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