No doll’s wardrobe is complete without a snuggly long sleeve sweater to keep them warm during the cool weather months. This free crochet doll sweater pattern is made with basic crochet stitches like the single crochet stitch making it accessible for beginner crocheters and I’ve included a step-by-step video tutorial to walk you through the project. This easy pattern is quick to whip up so it won’t take long if you want to add a few versions of this pattern in different colors to your own wardrobe for your dolls.
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This pattern is Week 23 of the Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL and is designed to fit my Advent Amy crochet doll pattern, 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. Other crochet dolls available are: My Pal Pascal, My Dolly Molly & My Girl Pearl. 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 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
- Week 22: Ruffled Crochet Doll Skirt
- Week 23: Bell Sleeved Crochet Doll Dress Pattern
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 to Crochet A Doll Sweater
This doll sweater is worked from the top down. That means that we start crocheting at the neckline of the sweater and work down toward the bottom hem of the top. After completing the body of the sweater, we then attach the yarn to the armholes and crochet the sleeves from the top down. Finally, we finish off by adding our buttons to the back of the sweater so you can secure the sweater on the doll.
Ways to Customize Your Crochet Doll Sweater:
Here are some fun ways to customize this free crochet doll sweater pattern so that you can give your doll’s wardrobe a bit of your own personal flair and create different outfits:
- Pumpkin Sweater: Make your sweater in orange and cut a jack-o-lantern face out of felt. Use fabric glue to glue the face onto the sweater.
- Add stripes or blocks of colour
- Repeat Row 7 of this pattern until your sweater turns into a crochet dress.
- Christmas Sweater: Make the sweater in a Christmas-y colour. Cut a Christmas tree shape out of felt and glue it to the front of the sweater. Decorate the tree with sequins, glitter, mini pompoms etc.
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 for 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.
- Easy Skill Level
- US Terms
- E / 3.5 mm Crochet Hook (or whatever crochet hook size needed to match gauge)
- 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.
Free Crochet Doll Sweater Pattern Step-by-Step Video Tutorial
Free Crochet Doll Sweater Pattern
Using Colour K, CH 30.
Row 1 (RS): SC in the 7th CH from the hook and each CH across. (24 STs & CH-6 loop for buttonhole)
Row 2: CH 1 and turn. (SC 3, SCINC) x 6. (30)
Row 3: CH 1 and turn. SC 2, SCINC, (SC 4, SCINC) x 5, SC 2. (36)
Row 4: CH 1 and turn. (SC 5, SCINC) x 6. (42)
Row 5: CH 1 and turn. SC 5, CH 8, SK 11, SC 10, CH 8, SK 11, SC 5. (20 STs & 2 CH-8 SPs)
Row 6: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST and CH across. (36)
Other Free Crochet Doll Clothes Patterns Available
- Molly the Mermaid – halter top and mermaid tail
- Sleepy Time Molly – Pajamas and slippers
- My Pal Pascal short sleeve top and shorts – perfect for boy dolls
Row 7: CH 6 and turn. SK 6 CHs, (SC 5, SCINC) x 6. (42 STs & CH-6 loop for buttonhole)
Rows 8 – 15: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST across. (42)
FO and weave in ends.
Round 1: With the right side facing you, attach yarn to the center point in the bottom of one of the arm holes. SC 21 around the arm hole. Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST (from here on out referred to as “Join”). (21)
Rounds 2 – 11: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST around. Join. (21)
FO and weave in ends. Repeat the instructions on the second sleeve.
Using sewing needle and thread, sew a button on the sweater, across from the CH-6 loops from Row 1 and Row 7. Use the CH-6 loop to fasten the sweater closed by slipping them over the buttons once on the doll.
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