Easy Free Doll Pajamas Crochet Pattern With Video Tutorial

If you’re a crocheting beginner looking to create something magical for your child or grandchild, the easy free doll pajamas crochet pattern is for you. A doll pajama set is a great way to let your youngster’s imagination run wild with dress-up play—and you’ll only need basic crochet skills and materials to make it.

With this easy pattern, you’ll be able to crochet doll pajamas that your little one will love. In this article, you will learn how to make your own doll pajamas set with a step-by-step video tutorial and free written pattern. You’ll even find some fun, creative ideas to make the pattern truly one-of-a-kind! 

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This pattern is Weeks 13 and 14 of the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar Crochet Along and is designed to fit the 10-inch amigurumi dolls created for this crochet along. Find the pattern for Advent Adam here.

This set of crochet doll pjs will also fit some of my other free crochet doll patterns.  Check out my other crochet dolls here: Advent Amy, My Girl Pearl.

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 outfits 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 Clothing Pattern & The Crochet Doll?

  • 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
    • Swim top pattern (for Advent Addy)
    • Frog Bucket Hat
    • Mini Crochet Frog Toy

    • 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

How to Crochet PJs for Amigurumi Dolls

These amigurumi doll pjs are made in two separate pieces and are designed to be minimalized sewing patterns.  We’ll start by crocheting the pj shirt from the bottom up and then adding each of the sleeves.  The pajama shirt has mini functional pockets (an unnecessary but fun little detail) which we’ll crochet and then sew onto the front of the shirt.  If you want to minimize your sewing even further, you can omit the pockets.

After completing the pj shirt, we’ll move on to crocheting the pajama shorts which are also crocheted from the bottom up, in one piece.  

Both pieces of this project use buttons to fasten the doll garments onto the doll so after crocheting each garment piece, we’ll sew the buttons onto the pajama top and shorts.  Then your amigurumi doll pajamas are ready to be worn!

amigurumi doll wearing a pair of doll pajamas made with this free crochet pattern and a hand inserting a finger into the functional pockets on the pj top

Fun Ways To Customize Your Doll Pajamas

  • Add stripes, changing colors every 2 rows for thin stripes and every 4 rows for wider stripes.

  • Make the pockets a different color from the body of the PJ top.

  • Make the shirt and shorts different colors

  • Add embellishments like embroiding your child’s initials on one of the pockets, adding ribbon or fun-shaped buttons.

​Check Out These Other Great Free Crochet Doll Clothes Patterns

Important Note About The Supply List for this Easy Free Doll Pajamas Crochet 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 outfits and accessories that we will crochet for our amigurumi 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 12 – 20 of the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar Crochet Along.

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the finished item created with this free crochet 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 patterns or design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.  This pattern is for personal use only. 

crochet boy doll wearing a pair of crochet pjs with text underneath that says easy free doll pajamas crochet pattern with video tutorial

Skill Level:

  • Easy

Terminology:

  • US terms

Supplies:

Abbreviations:

  • BLO = Back Loop Only

  • BOB = Bobble (See Special Stitches)

  • CH = Chain

  • CH SP(s) = Chain Space(s)

  • DC = Double Crochet

  • DC2TOG = Double Crochet 2 Stitches Together in the same ST (See Special Stitches)

  • FLO = Front Loop Only

  • FO = Finish Off

  • HDC = Half Double Crochet

  • MC = Magic Circle

  • PM = Place Marker/Stitch Marker

  • RS = Right Side

  • SC = Single Crochet

  • SC3TOG = Single Crochet 3 Stitches Together (see Special Stitches)

  • SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease

  • SCINC = Single Crochet Increase/ 2 SC STs in the same ST

  • SK = Skip

  • SL ST = Slip Stitch

  • SP(s) = Space(s)

  • ST(s) = Stitch(es)

  • WS = Wrong Side

  • YO = Yarn Over


Special Stitches and Techniques:

  • Bobble (BOB): YO, insert hook into indicated ST, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through first two loops on hook, *YO and insert hook back into the same ST, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through first two loops on hook, repeat from * one more time. You should have 4 loops on your hook. YO and pull through all loops on hook.

  • Double Crochet Two Stitches Together in the same ST (DC2TOG): YO, insert hook into indicated ST, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through first two loops on hook, YO and insert hook back into the same ST, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through first two loops on hook. You should have 3 loops on your hook. YO and pull through all loops on hook.

  • 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 the 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.

  • Single Crochet 3 Together (SC3TOG): Insert hook into the first St, YO and pull up a loop, *insert hook into the next ST, YO and pull up a loop, repeat from * one more time. There should be 3 loops on your hook. YO and pull through all three loops. View the SC3TOG tutorial here.

Finished Size:

  • To fit Advent Adam & Addy dolls – 10” tall dolls


Gauge:

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

Notes:

  • These clothing and accessory patterns are designed to fit my Advent Adam and Addy dolls.  Gauge is important for ensuring that your doll clothes fit your doll 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.

  • Colour 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 Free Doll Pajamas Crochet Pattern Step-By-Step Video Tutorial

Pajama Shirt

(Worked in turned rows, from the top-down)

Using Colour J, CH 23.


Row 1 (RS): SC in the 7th CH from the hook and each remaining CH across. (17 STs & CH-6 SP for buttonhole)


Row 2 (WS): CH 1 and turn. (SC 2, SCINC) x 2, (SC, SCINC) x 3, SC 2, SCINC, SC 2. (23)


Row 3: CH 1 and turn.  (SC 3, SCINC) x 2, SC 2, SCINC, SC, SCINC, SC 2, SCINC, SC 3, SCINC, SC 2, SCINC. (30)


Row 4: CH 1 and turn. SC 3, CH 7, SK 8, SC 8, CH 7, SK 8, SC 3. (14 STS & 2, CH-7 SPs)


Row 5: CH 6 and turn.  SK CH 6, SC in each remaining ST and CH across. (28 STs & CH-6 SP for buttonhole)


Rows 6 – 7: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST across. (28)


Row 8: CH 1 and turn. (SC 3, SCINC) x 7. (35)

Row 9: CH 6 and turn.  SK CH 6, SC 17, SCINC, SC 17. (36 STs & CH-6 SP for buttonhole)

Row 10: CH 1 and turn. (SC 5, SCINC) x 6. (42)


Rows 11 – 12: CH 1 and turn. SC across. (42)


Row 13: CH 6 and turn.  SK CH 6, SC in each ST across. (42 & CH-6 SP for buttonhole)


Rows 14 – 17: CH 1 and turn. SC across. (42)


FO and weave in ends.  The CH-6 loops in Rows 1, 5, 9 and 13 will act as buttonholes/fasteners to close the front of the shirt.  Using sewing needle and thread, sew buttons onto the back of the shirt, on the side opposite to the loops created in Rows 1, 5, 9 and 13.

crochet boy doll wearing a pair of light blue crochet doll pyjamas


Sleeves

(Worked in joined and turned rounds)


Round 1: With RS facing you, attach yarn in Colour J to the center point in the bottom one of the arm holes with a SC Join (see special stitches & techniques).  SC 17 around the arm hole.  Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST (from here on out referred to as “Join”). (18)

Rounds 2 – 3: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST around. Join. (18)

FO and weave in ends. Repeat the instructions on the second sleeve.

Pockets (Make 2)

(Worked in turned rounds)

Using Colour J, CH 7. 


Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and each CH across. (6)


Rows 2 – 6: CH 1 and turn.  SC in each ST across. (6)


FO leaving a long tail for sewing. 

Use the yarn tail to sew a pocket to either side of the front of the shirt. Sew around three sides of the pocket, leaving the top edge open. Weave in ends.

Pajama Shorts

(Worked in joined and turned rounds)

Pant Leg 1:

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


Round 1: CH 1, SC in the first CH and each CH 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 J, CH 20, join last CH to first CH with a SL ST, taking care not to twist the CH.


Round 1: CH 1, SC in the first CH and each CH 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

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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 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 around the top of Pant Leg 2, SC in the 1st CH. Join with SL ST in marked CH. (44 – 2nd CH 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)

Round 14: CH 1 and turn.  SC in each ST around. (40) 


Round 15: CH 6 and turn.  SK 6 CHs and SC in each ST around. (40 sts& CH-6 SP for 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 pajama 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.

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this doll pajamas crochet pattern! Stay tuned for the next free pattern in the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL on June 9th for the release of the next free pattern release of the crochet along.

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