mini crochet dolls - kozu palm pals

We’re really excited to share this free crochet pattern for our Kozu Palm mini crochet dolls with you! We’re sort of obsessed with making these palm-sized mini crochet dolls! They’re perfect because:

  • they’re really easy to make
  • they’re so compact, they can be taken on the go
  • they’re the perfect size for pretend play for little hands
  • they make for a great stash busting activity
  • they are easy to customise and personalise
  • they work up so fast (they take us 2.5 hours from start to finish) and are ideal for last minute crochet gifts
  • they make great crochet birthday party favours or crochet Christmas stocking stuffers
  • THEY’RE JUST SO STINKIN’ CUTE!

Kozu Palm Pals were named after Kiran’s eight year old son, who was nicknamed Kozu by his youngest brother. The three boys inspired their creation when they wanted little siblings for their crochet dolls so so this mini crochet doll series was born.

Kozu Palm Pals can be customized in many different ways, by varying the hairstyle, clothing, accessories, and facial features. We will begin by making the basic doll body and then you can choose the clothing and hairstyles from the different dolls in our gallery below!

If you want to try something a little different in the Kozu Palm Pals series, check our Ayla, the mini crochet mermaid, Ella the mini crochet Elf, our Harry Potter mini crochet dolls set or Samia and Sameer, our mini superheroes.

Prefer larger dolls? Check out our Zayd and Zoya series.

Amigurumi dolls Zoya Mermaid, Zayd boy doll, and Zoya ballerina doll

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Now grab your hook and let’s get started!

This pattern is for your personal use only and cannot be sold, copied, or reproduced in anyway without permission from the designers.

Materials

  • Yarn: You need a small amount in skin colour, hair colour, and a clothing colour of your choice. I use DK yarn but worsted weight/aran yarn will work just as well.
  • Crochet hook: For amigurumi, you typically go down one or two hook sizes from that recommended on your yarn. I use a 2.5mm hook.
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker: You can use a locking stitch marker but even a scrap of yarn will do! The doll pattern is worked in the round so place a stitch marker at the first stitch of each round so that you can keep track of where each row begins.
  • Polyfill stuffing
  • Safety eyes: I use 6 mm eyes for my dolls.
  • Embroidery thread: A small amount of black and pink for eyelashes, eyebrows, and lips.

Abbreviations

Sl st: slip stitch

SC: single crochet

INV DEC: invisible decrease

INC: increase

HDC: half double crochet

Method

Using skin colour

Legs (make 2)

Stuff legs lightly as you go.

Round 1: SC 6 into a magic circle (6)

Round 2-6 (5 rounds): SC around (6).

Fasten off. Make sure that you’ve pulled the magic circle tight so that stuffing doesn’t escape from it.

Repeat rounds 1-6 for the second leg but don’t fasten off.

How to attach legs

Body

Stuff as you go.

Round 7: Chain 2 and SC in the next unworked stitch of the first leg. Place a stitch marker in this stitch to mark the start of your round. SC in the remaining 5 stitches of the first leg until you reach the chain, SC in each of the 2 chains, SC in the 6 stitches of the next leg, and SC on the other side of each of the two chains until you reach your stitch marker. (16)

Round 8-12 (5 rounds): SC in each stitch around (16)

Round 13: (2 SC, INV DEC) four times (12)

Round 14: (2 SC, INV DEC) three times (9)

Round 15: (SC, INV DEC) three times (6)

Head

Round 16: INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 17: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 18: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 19-23 (5 rounds): SC in each stitch around (24)

If you’re using safety eyes, place them between Rounds 20 and 21, four stitches apart. Once you are satisfied with the placement of the eyes, remove the eyes and embroider eyelashes if you would like eyelashes on your doll. Reinsert the eyes and put the washer firmly on the back.

Ensure that you have stuffed the body well, especially the neck. I use the back of a metal crochet hook to get the stuffing in but you can use a pencil tip, a chopstick, or the point of a scissor to do so– anything small enough to really push the stuffing in to ensure that the neck is firm! Continue stuffing the head.

Round 24: (2 SC, INV DEC) six times (18)

Round 25: (SC, INV DEC) six times (12)

Ensure that you have stuffed the head well.

Round 26: INV DEC six times (6)

Fasten off and leave a long tail to embroider the nose and ears. Insert needle in front loop of each stitch and pull tight to close. Embroider the facial features. I make the nose one row below the eyes and the mouth about a row and a half below the nose. My ears are about three stitches from the eyes and are made by passing the yarn over two stitches vertically.

Arms (make 2)

The arms are made of small tubes, which can sometimes be tricky to make. Planet June has a great tutorial on making these thin tubes here.

Round 1: SC 4 into a magic circle (4)

Round 2-6 (5 rounds): SC around (4).

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew the arms at Round 14.

Hairstyle and Clothing

Now that the body of your Kozu Palm Pal crochet doll is complete, it’s time for our favourite part — choosing a hairstyle and clothing to make your doll come alive! Click on the doll that you would like to make to find the pattern for its hairstyle and clothing. Try mixing and matching hairstyles and outfits from the different mini crochet dolls to create your own unique style. Since they all have removable clothing, it’s also fun to make multiple outfits for the same doll to give each one a complete wardrobe!