Free knitting patterns for dolls including comfort dolls, dress up dolls, play dolls, dolls for charity, beloved characters, rag dolls, and more. Updated 6/21/23.
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Lili Cuddly Doll
Doll with a dress with two different stitch patterns, ballerina shoes and a headscarf/shawl. All accessories are removable. This lovely doll measures 34cm/13in and is knit in the round in one piece with the arms joined along as you knit. Stuffing is added as you go. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Louise Lamarche. Additional clothing patterns available.
12 inch high doll with bright cheerful dancing dresses with stranded designs. Great for scrap yarn! Video tutorial included. Designed by Terry White.
Grace Notes Doll and Clothes
Doll knit in the round with a jointed poseable neck. Size Nine inch doll before wigging. Uses 70 - 90 yards (64 - 82 m) Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Beth Ann Webber. Clothing patterns are separate. Pictured are Simple Sundress and Shrug, Raglan Sleeve Cardigan, Shorts and Tee Shirt, and Red Dress
Comfort Doll Sets
Inspired by the comfort dolls for charity knitting, these easy dolls are knit in one piece from the bottom up. Options for knitting flat or in the round are included. Pictured patterns are Pretty Izzy Dolls, Fairisle Friends, and Flower Girls. Sizes depends on yarn weight: Fingering 4 3/4"; DK/Sport 5 1/4"; Worsted 6". Great stashbusters! Designed by Esther Braithwaite.
- Get the free Pretty Izzy Dolls knitting pattern
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- Get the free Flower Girls knitting pattern
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Trille and Knas
Girl and boy dolls with hats and either pants or a skirt. Size Height: 40 cm / 16 inches (without hat). Originally designed as Christmas elves, I think they make a great everyday doll. Designed by Vibeke Warthoe for Filcolana. Available in English, Danish, German
Knubbelchen / Knobby Comfort Doll
Comfort rag doll perfect for baby cuddles or charity knitting. Versions with skirt or without. Knits up quickly and small enough to fit into a travel bag. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by pezi888. Available in English, Dutch, Danish, German
Easy versatile dolls are knit flat. Just change the outfit colors are add a special touch to customize into a character as Sara Santos did. Size 17cm (6.75in) high. DK weight yarn. Designed by Jean Greenhowe. Pictured projects by designer and Sara Santos
Frodo and Bilbo Baggins
Hobbit doll softies inspired by The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Designed by The Knit Guru. Size 20cm/8 inches. DK weight yarn.
Doll inspired by an anime character. Size about 37 cm (15 inches) Worsted weight yarn. Designed by hary holy of Holy's Stuff.
Millie and Lola dolls knit flat with hats and skirts. Size 29 cm (11.5 inches) Sport weight yarn. Designed by Ekaterina Popova. May only be free for a limited time.
Rosie Doll is a keen gardener with her handy trowel. With her rose hat and leafy outfit she could also be a flower fairy. DK weight yarn. Designed by Emma Cox who allows you to sell finished items made from her pattern. May only be free for a limited time.
Maggie Beans and Friends
Three doll friends with clothing outfits. Pattern incorporates suggestions for recycling/repurposing in the doll construction. Size Maggie & Shelby: 22 inches tall; Lou: 23.5 inches tall. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Nancy Anderson.
Magnus Ragnar the Viking
Viking gnome doll softies in two sizes: 17 inches tall and 12 inches tall. These dolls make me smile probably because my favorite vacation spot is called Viking Village, but I hope they make you smile, too. Magnus Ragnar the Victorious Viking designed by Rebecca Danger.Worsted weight yarn.
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Ideal for fund-raisers and charity knitting, these sweet baby dolls are knit mostly in one piece with only arms, cap, and scarf knit separately. Size just 17cm (6.75in) high without the cap. For extra play value, there are instructions for a cozy rainbow pocket to carry the doll. DK weight yarn. Designed by Jean Greenhowe. Pictured projects by designer and carolyn22
Mary Poppins Doll
English nanny doll inspired by Mary Poppins with brolly, bag, and flowered hat. DK weight yarn. Designed by Lynne Price-Haskins.
Doll softie inspired by the beloved comics character stands 15” tall, knitted flat with simple charts for the zig-zags included in the written pattern. Designed by Sara Hall.
Nurse Mates Dolls
Medical professional doll in scrubs with separate mask knit in one piece from the bottom-up either flat or in the round. Size Fingering 4 3/4"; DK/Sport 5 1/4"; Worsted 6". Designed by Esther Braithwaite who says these were created with great respect and gratitude for all of the medical professionals who are working so tirelessly to keep us safe during this difficult time.
Skateboarder in hoodie with knit skateboard. Size 6in (15cm) tall. DK weight yarn. Designed by Sarah Keen. Excerpted from 50 Knitted Dolls.
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- Get 50 Knitted Dolls on Amazon (Kindle or Paperback)
Rose Fairy Doll
32cm/12.5″ tall. Designed by Patons UK. To get the pattern, click on the link below to Deramore’s. Put the pattern in your cart and checkout – you won’t be asked for payment info. You will then get a link to download the pattern.
Doll Cradle Bag
Frankie Brown’s knitted cradle, with a pattern for a set of matching bedding, will fit a 5” baby doll or similar size toy. The sides of the cradle fold up over the doll to make a drawstring bag perfect to keep doll cozy and safe during travel or storage.
Tina & Nina Mermaids
Amigurumi toy mermaids with removable tails that can be interchanged with included skirt pattern to transform doll into a human girl. Mermaid measures about 5½" [14 cm] tall not including tail, and 7" [18 cm] tall including tail. Designed by Nancy Anderson for Red Heart. Designed for a 4-color Amigurumi yarn wheel that makes the 2 characters pictured. Fingering weight yarn.
Harry Potter Doll
Toy softie of the famous boy wizard complete with wand, wizard robes, and house scarf. Harry is knitted flat and then seamed. Finished Size: Approximately 21 cm (8.5 inches) tall using DK/Light Worsted Weight yarn and 3 mm needles. Changing the size of the needles/yarn will change the size of Harry. Designed by Daisy and Storm.
Baby in Basket Crib
This tiny doll by Flutterby Patch is only 5cm (2 in) and the basket is 9cm (3.5 in)
Elsa Frozen Flip Doll
This clever Elsa Doll flips from her coronation dress into her winter dress. Designed by Raynor Gellatly. Pictured project by yndilitz
Anna Frozen Flip Doll by Raynor Gellatly
This clever doll flips from Winter Anna with distinctive blue dress, pink cape, and pigtails to coronation Anna with her green dress and regal hair updo. Pictured projects by AliceInDilbrtlnd and ali61417
Finished Toys size: Approximately 10” tall (26 cm). Designed by Stana D.Sortor
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Alice in Wonderland Doll
Doll with pinafore and bottle knit in DK weight yarn. Designed by Debi Birkin. Pictured project by JE4N3TTE
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5 Little Friends in Autumnn
Small school mate dolls that are fun to make and only require small amounts of yarn. Knitted flat on two needles. Finished Size: 15cm (6in). Designed by Wendy Phillips. DK weight yarn.
Doll inspired by Raggedy Ann with cardigan over a sleeveless dress, panties and apron. All items of clothing (except shoes) can be removed. Knit flat. Finished Size: 45cm (18in). Merrily Ann designed by dollytime. DK weight yarn.
Mia the Sleeping Doll
This doll comes with her own bed to sleep in that folds up like a purse to go anywhere. Finished Size: 16 cm/ 6 inches standing. 12.5 cm head. Designed by Meemoo. Sport weight yarn.
Snowflake Princess Doll and Dress
This costumed doll reminds me of Elsa from Frozen. The outfit is a free knitting pattern that includes gown, crown, and shoes. The girl doll pattern is sold separately. All pieces are knitted flat on straight needles. Designed by Knitables. DK weight yarn.
- Get the DOLL knitting pattern only on Lovecrafts
- Get the free knitting pattern for the princess outfit set
Bride and Groom
Perfect as wedding gifts or decorations! Girl and Boy Doll patterns with Bride and Groom Outfit patterns. The outfits will also fit all the animal teddies and dolls in the Knitables collection so you could also knit the teddy bear and dress them in the outfits (requires purchase of the teddy pattern). Designed by Knitables 'Knit a Teddy'. All pieces are knitted flat on straight needles. You will need to be able to knit, purl, cast on and off, increase and decrease, change colours and sew seams. Apparently, these are now only sold separately.
Midwife Mary Nurse Doll
Doll stands around 33cm (13 inches) tall and comes complete with her dress, shoes, cardigan and hat which are all removable. Also included is the knitting pattern for her medical bag and newborn baby. Great for fans of "Call the Midwife"! The patterns are knit flat and seamed and are very easy to follow with clear instructions and photos.
The instructions include a chart for a basic doll, step by step instructions, add ons and ideas for accessories. If you use 4 ply yarn the dolls will be about 10 cm or 4 inches tall.
Kylie Knit Doll & Little Knit Horse
Two softies pattern set, though patterns are also available set. The horse-living doll Kylie with horse hat and horseshoe sweater is approx. 13” tall in worsted weight yarn. The small horse is approx. 8” tall in worsted weight. Designed by VioletsandHeather
Superhero doll inspired by the Batman. Knit in the round. Size: 10 1/2 inch doll. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Made By Devrie
Wonder Woman Doll
Superhero toy inspired by Wonder Woman. Knit in the round. Size: 10 1/2 inch doll. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Made By Devrie
Wonder Woman and Supergirl Soft Toys
This pattern is for 2 Superhero dolls knit from the bottom up, with the legs, body and head all in one piece. As all features are knit in (only the black of the eyes is embroidered) these are safe for children of all ages. Skirts are knit separately. Designed by ayrshire knits.
Marvel Super Hero Toys
Doll softies inspired by Captain Marvel, Thor, Captain America, and Hulk. Size 10 1/2 inches. Knit in the round with as little sewing as possible. Pattern has wonderful photo tutorials and written line by line in U.S. Standard terms. Patterns are purchased invidiually. Designed by MadeByDevrie.
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Baby Doll in Crib
This cute Baby Doll measures 9 inches/23 cms from head to toe. Perfect for stash busting because you use different yarns for different pieces. Pattern includes instructions for Crib, Baby Doll, Hat, Sleepsuit, Nappy/Diaper, Pillow and Blanket