Easy Ruffled Crochet Doll Shirt Free Pattern & Video Tutorial

Even dolls want to keep up with the height of the latest fashion trends! This free crochet pattern for a ruffled crochet doll shirt looks great in different colors and gives our crocheted dolls that fashion-forward look they’re craving. This top is worked from the bottom-up, in one piece and includes a step-by-step video tutorial.

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This pattern is Week 21 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.

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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..

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How to Crochet a Ruffled Doll Shirt

This crochet project is worked from the bottom hem of the top up to the neckline. After finishing off, we’ll attach yarn at the neckline to create our ruffled shoulder strap. This is an easy piece of doll clothing to make and the only crochet skills that are needed to make this pattern are knowing how to do the following: single crochet stitches, single crochet decrease, double crochet stitches, and double crochet increases.

How to Customize Your Ruffled Crochet Doll Shirt

Here are some fun ways that you can customize your ruffled crochet doll shirt:

  • Use a different yarn color to crochet your ruffle than the body of your top
  • Add additional rows of single crochet stitch between Rows 2 – 5 to turn this into a cute little dress
  • Add stripes of color or use a variegated color for one part of the shirtand a solid for the other

Doll wearing a pink shirt made with this easy ruffled crochet doll shirt free pattern

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://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.   

Skill Level:

  • Easy


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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.

Finished Size:

  • 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 Ruffled Crochet Doll Shirt Step-by-Step Video Tutorial

Frilly Shirt

Using Colour H, CH 48.

Row 1 (RS): SC in the 7th CH from the hook and each CH across. (42 STs & CH-6 loop for buttonhole)

Rows 2 – 6: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST across. (42)

Row 7: CH 6 and turn. SK 6 CHs, (SC 5, SCDEC) x 6. (36 STs & CH-6 loop for buttonhole)

Row 8: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST across. (36)

Row 9: CH 1 and turn. SC 2, SCDEC, (SC 4, SCDEC) x 5, SC 2. (30)

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Row 10: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST across. (30)

Row 11: CH 6 and turn. SK 6 CHs, (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6. (24 STs& CH-6 loop for buttonhole)

Row 12: CH 1 and turn. SC 3, CH 14, SK 11, SC 10. (13 STs, 1 CH-14 SP for strap)

FO leaving a tail of 6”.
With WS facing you and leaving a long tail, attach yarn to first ST of Row 12.

Row 13: CH 3 (counts as first ST), DC in the first ST, in BLO, DCINC in each ST & CH across until 1 ST remains. DC in last ST. (54)

FO. Use tail to sew the edges of the beginning and the end of Row 13 to the edge of the body of the shirt. This will help keep it from flipping up. Weave in ends. Using sewing needle and thread, sew a button on the top, across from the CH-6 loops from Row 1, Row 7 and Row 11. Use the CH-6 loop to fasten the shirt closed by slipping them over the buttons once on the doll.

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