Today I’m sharing a free doll shirt crochet pattern that is super simple to make. This post includes the written crochet pattern and a step-by-step tutorial to walk you through crocheting a shirt for your dolls. Keep reading to learn about the giveaway I’m hosting this week as well!
This pattern is Week 7 of the Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL. This mini shirt pattern was designed to fit my Advent Amy doll. You can join the CAL at anytime. Check out the pattern release schedule for the Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL to know when each part will be released.
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Missed the previous weeks of the CAL? No problem! You can start any time.
- 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 a DIY advent calendar
- Week 4: Learn how to crochet a shirt for your amigurumi doll
- Weeks 5 & 6: Learn how to crochet a simple skirt and shoes for your doll
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.
Important Note About The Supply List for this Project:
The supply list shown for this pattern shows the materials needed Weeks 1 – 8 of the Amigurumi Advent Calendar Crochet Along. Not all materials will be used this week. A new/updated material list will be posted starting Week 9.
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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. 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.
- U.S. Terminology
- 3.5 mm (E) Furls Crochet Hook
- 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
- 2 – 12 mm Safety Eyes in preferred colour (Mine are from Chateau Bornais Crochet)
- 9 – 9 mm Buttons in preferred colour(s)
- Polyester Stuffing
- Tapestry Needle
- Multiple Stitch Markers
- Black Embroidery Thread
- Sewing Thread and Needle
- Sewing Pins (optional but helps make the assembly process easier)
- Blush and Make-up Brush (optional)
- 24 boxes that measure at least 2.7” square for the advent calendar. (I got these advent calendar boxes on Amazon)
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- BLO = Back Loops Only
- CH = Chain
- CH SP = Chain Space
- DC = Double Crochet
- FLO = Front Loops Only
- FO = Finish Off
- MC = Magic Circle
- PM = Place Marker/Stitch Marker
- 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.
- Doll is approximately 10.5” tall
- Clothing: 4 sts across x 6 rows = 1” square
- Doll: Rounds 1 – 4 of the Leg = 1.5” across at widest point.
- 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.
- This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (unless stated otherwise). Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated. A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
- For a cleaner SCDEC, 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. Learn how to do this invisible decrease tutorial.
- In Round 1 of the Body of the doll only, the CH 1 is counted as a st and should be worked into in Round 2 of the body.
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 Doll Shirt Crochet Pattern: Step-by-Step Video Instructions.
Using Colour B, Ch 23
Row 1: SC in the 7th CH from the hook and each remaining CH across. (17 STs & CH-6 SP for buttonhole)
Row 2: 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 1 and turn. SC in each ST and CH across (28)
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)
Row 10: CH 1 and turn. (SC 5, SCINC) x 6 (42)
Rows 11 – 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.
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(worked in joined and turned rounds)
Round 1: With the right side facing you, attach yarn to the center point in the bottom one of the arm holes. SC 18 around the arm hole. Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST. (18)
Rounds 2 – 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 instructions on the second sleeve.
Advent Amy loves adventure! Share photos of your dolls on Instagram and/or Facebook and tag me @theloopylamb and use the hashtag #theloopylamb for a chance to win a prize pack from WeCrochet! What can you win?
- A Brava Mini Pack
- A Bright Crochet Hook Set
- A Crocheting Unicorn Enamel Pin
Giveaway is open to Canadian and U.S. participants and ends Friday, March 18th at 11:45pm Eastern Standard Time. Winner will be selected at random from submitted posts and contacted via social media. Each entry photo must be unique, duplicate photos will be counted as a single entry.
I hope that you enjoyed this free doll shirt crochet pattern. I’d love to see your progress you’ve made on your dolls! Share your projects with me on social media by tagging me @theloopylamb or using #theloopylambCAL in your posts.
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