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Create a Special Friend for Your Child with These Adorable Free Doll Patterns

A handmade doll is a one-of-kind toy that’s sure to provide hours of entertainment for the special child in your life. This roundup of free doll patterns offers several suggestions, from miniature fabric scrap dolls to mermaids and ballerinas.

The Josephine Doll

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Use this free pattern to create special handmade toys for the children in your life while using up tiny fabric scraps and buttons from your supply stash. Learn more at While She Naps.

Black Apple Doll

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This adorable fabric doll was designed by Emily Martin, a top Etsy seller. Visit MarthaStewart.com to download the free pattern and tutorial.

Boy or Girl Fabric Dolls

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Who says boys can’t play with dolls? If you’d like to make a sweet huggable friend for the little man in your life, Make It & Love It has the perfect boy doll, as well as two patterns for girl dolls. For an extra special touch, try embroidering a heart with initials and year to personalize your creation.

DIY Waldorf Doll

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A handmade Waldorf doll is a gift that will encourage hours of creative play. Head over to Faith and String to learn more.

Mermaid Doll

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Indulge a child’s love of fairy tales with these super cute mermaid dolls. A Beautiful Mess has the free project pattern, as well as detailed photos to help guide you.

Amigurumi Crochet Doll

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If you’d prefer to make a crochet doll, this gorgeous amigurumi version can be found on Ravelry. If you’re making it as a gift, customize the outfit and hair color to match the recipient’s preferences.

Ballerina Doll

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Using only single crochet, even a beginner can create this charming ballerina doll.  Jenny and Teddy shows you how.

Elsa Doll


For a little girl who loves Frozen, this Elsa doll is sure to please. Review our Crochet Elsa Doll article for more info.

Linguine Limbs Doll

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This fun and funky doll gets her name from her exceptionally long legs. Learn how to make yours at Craftster.