Maya is a sweet little crochet doll with pigtails in our dress up dolls series! Those pigtails are just ADORABLE! This free pattern comes with a light summery blouse and a comfortable skirt that will allow her to run around and play. However, all the clothes in the series are removable, so she can choose from a wide variety of outfits.
This doll is a part of our larger Kozu Palm Pals small crochet dolls series and the hair cap can be exchanged with any of the dolls in the series.
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Small Crochet Doll with Pigtails Free Pattern
This pattern is for your personal use only and cannot be sold, copied, or reproduced in any way without permission from the designers. You may sell finished objects made from this pattern but please give credit to chaicoffeecrochet.com as the pattern designers.
Tools & Materials You Will Need
- Yarn: You need a very small amount of DK yarn in skin colour, hair colour, and two colours for the clothes.
- 2.5 mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Stitch marker
- Polyfill stuffing
- Two 6 mm safety eyes
- Embroidery thread: A small amount of black and pink for eyelashes and lips.
Crochet Stitches and Abbreviations
This pattern is written in US terms.
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: single crochet
INV DEC: invisible decrease
INC: two SC in the same stitch
BLO: back loops only
FLO: Front loops only
HDC: half double crochet
HDC INC: two HDC in the same stitch
Finished size: Approximately 4.5 inches tall.
How to Crochet the Maya Doll with Pigtails
To begin, you will need to make the basic Kozu Palm Pals crochet doll body for each of the dolls. Once you have made the body, come back here and we’ll begin Maya’s hair and clothes!
Pigtails Hair Cap
Note: This pattern is for the pigtails hair cap. However, any of the hair caps from our Kozu Palm Pals crochet dolls will fit this doll.
Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle
Round 2: INC in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: (SC, INC) six times (18)
Round 4: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)
Round 5-7 (3 rounds): SC around (24)
Round 8: SC around and sl st to the first stitch. Chain 1 and turn (24)
Note: The hair cap width can vary based on the yarn that you’re using so try it onto your doll’s head and see if you want to increase or decrease rounds here before working on the final round.
Round 9: 2 DC, 2 HDC, 16 SC, 2 HDC, 2 DC (24)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew your hair cap onto your doll.
Pigtails (make 2)
Round 1: 3 SC into a magic ring.
Round 2: *Chain 16. Starting from the second chain on your hook, sl st 15 stitches back down the chain, sl st into the next stitch.* Repeat between ** three times and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew the pigtails onto each side of the head.
Tip: You can adjust the length of the pigtails by adjusting the length of your chain. If you want the pigtails to be more curly, add increases every few stitches (the more frequent the increases are, the curlier the pigtails will be).
If you want to add a hair tie, take yarn of any colour you like and chain the length that fits around your pigtails, once they are sewn onto the head. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing and sew the chain around the pigtails as a hair tie.
Tip: The clothes were designed using the same hook and yarn size as the doll. However, as you are making the clothes, keep trying them on your doll to ensure that they fit. If they are too snug or too big, you can go up or down a hook size.
The clothes should be put onto your doll from legs up, rather than over the head.
The clothes are crocheted in joined rounds. The slip stitch and chain between rounds do not count as stitches.
Note: This pattern is for a skirt and a sleeveless blouse. However, the clothes are removable so you can dress her up with the clothes from any of the other dolls in our Kozu Palm Pals Dress Up Crochet Dolls series.
Round 1: Chain 20 and join with a sl st, being careful not to twist the chain (20)
Round 2: Chain 1. 20 SC and sl st to the first stitch (20)
Round 3: Chain 1. 3 SC, Chain 4 and skip the next 4 stitches, 6 SC, chain 4 and skip the next 4 stitches, 3 SC. Sl st to the first stitch (12 SC and 8 chains)
Round 4: Chain 1. 3 SC, 4 SC in the chain space, 6 SC, 4 SC in the chain space, 3 SC. Sl st to the first stitch (20)
Round 5: Chain 1, 20 SC and sl st to the first stitch (20)
Round 6: Chain 1, (INC, sl st) ten times. Join to the first SC with a sl st (20 SC and 10 sl st)
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Round 1: Chain 18 and join with a sl st, being careful not to twist the chain.
Round 2-3 (2 rounds): Chain 1. SC around and sl st to the first stitch (18)
Round 4: Chain 1. (2 SC, INC) six times. Sl st into the first stitch (24)
Round 5: Chain 1. (3 SC, INC) six times. Sl st into the first stitch (30)
Round 6: Chain 1. SC around. Sl st to the first stitch.
Your Maya doll is now complete. Check out the rest of our dress up dolls to add more clothes to her wardrobe (or to make another cute little doll!).
Also be sure to check all the rest of the dolls in our Kozu Palm Pals small dolls series.