Easy Striped Crochet Doll Shirt Free Pattern With Video Tutorial

This striped crochet doll shirt is an easy pattern that looks great in a variety of different colors. Here you’ll find the written pattern (that’s free to follow along with on my blog) as well as a step-by-step video tutorial showing you how to make your own adorable striped crochet doll shirt.

This simple design requires basic crocheting skills as the entire project is done using single crochet stitches (aka double crochet stitches for those that use UK terminology) so it is accessible for beginners. This shirt is a quick project to whip up so if you’d like you can make multiple shirts in different colors to expand your doll’s wardrobe.

This striped crochet doll shirt pattern is Week 6 of the Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL and is designed to fit my Advent Addy and Advent Adam dolls, however, this shirt could fit many of my other free amigurumi doll patterns as well.

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Haven’t heard of the Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL yet? 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 dolls) and then enough different outfits and accessories to fill a DIY advent calendar.

boy doll wearing a red and white striped crochet doll shirt

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


  • Buy the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL Bundle in my Ravelry or Etsy shops and get this pdf 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)
    • 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

This doll shirt slides onto the doll’s arms and is buttoned closed in the back of the shirt. This way, the little boy or little girl that receives this shirt doesn’t have to struggle with trying to get the top over the doll’s head.

A tip for crocheting this project. On rows 1 and 9, we create a ch-6 space that will eventually become button holes. When working in rows 2 and 10, when you get to the end of the row, do not work into the chain spaces.

When giving a small child a project with small parts like buttons on it, it is best to ensure that they have adult supervision as buttons can be a choking hazard for particularly small children.

One of the questions that I get often is “will this item fit an american girl doll”. The answer is, no. My doll clothes are designed to fit my doll designs and haven’t been tried or tested on an american girl doll. If you’re willing to experiment with using different yarn weights and gauges, you could possibly get it to fit but as it is written, it will not fit.

A note on gauge and yarn substitutions: if you’re not planning on matching the gauge given in the doll pattern and top, then I recommend using the same line of yarn throughout all the projects in the CAL (i.e. If you used red heart yarn in the supersaver line for your doll, use red heart super saver for all your clothes.

At minimum choose the same yarn weight (however this can still cause problems with gauge and fit as not all yarns in the same yarn weight category are equal) so, if you decided to use a dk weight yarn for your doll, then use that yarn weight for all your project

Other Great Doll Clothes Free Patterns With Video Tutorials to Check Out

Important Note About The Supply List for this Striped Crochet Doll Shirt 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.

amigurumi boy doll wearing a red and white striped crochet shirt with text underneath that says easy crochet striped doll shirt free pattern and video tutorial


Feel free to sell the handmade items created by this free 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. 

Skill Level:

  • Easy


  • U.S. Terminology



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.

Finished Size:

  • Doll is approximately 10.5” tall


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


  • 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
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.

doll wearing a red and white striped crochet doll shirt and grey overalls

Easy Striped Crochet Doll Shirt Video Tutorial

YouTube video

Striped T-Shirt

(Worked in joined and turned rounds)

Using Colour B, 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)

Change to Colour F

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 1 and turn.  SC in each ST and CH across. (28)

Row 6: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST across. (28)

Change to Colour B

Row 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)

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

Change to Colour F

Rows 11 – 14: CH 1 and turn. SC across. (42)

Change to Colour B

Rows 15 – 17: CH 1 and turn. SC across. (42)

FO and weave in ends.  The CH-6 loops in Rows 1 and 9 will act as buttonholes/fasteners to close the back 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 and 9. 


(Worked in joined and turned rounds)

Round 1: With the RS facing you, attach yarn in Colour F using SC Join (see special stitches/techniques) to the center point in the bottom of one of the arm holes.  SC 17 around the arm hole.  Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST. (18)

Round 2: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST around. Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST. (18)

Change to Colour B

Round 3:
CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST around. Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST. (18)

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

There is another free crochet pattern this week as part of the CAL. When you’re done making your shirt, head on over to check out the free crochet doll shoes pattern and tutorial.

doll wearing overalls in a flat lay with a pair of doll shoes and an in-progress top

Stay tuned for the next pattern in the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL on March 3rd where we’ll be making a little hat for our boy dolls

I’d love to see your crochet creations! Share your amazing dolls wearing their adorable striped crochet doll shirts with me on social media by tagging me @theloopylamb or using #theloopylamb in your posts.

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