crochet ballerina doll with pink dress, ballet shoes, and a bun with a bow on her head

Our Zoya the Ballerina crochet doll is the first free pattern of the Zoya crochet doll series, the newest series on our blog. At approximately 10.5 inches tall, Zoya is the largest doll on our blog. Like our Kozu Palm Pals series of mini dolls, the Zoya series has the legs, body, and head all worked in one piece for minimal sewing. We are introducing Zoya to you through this ballerina crochet doll pattern, which has a built-in dress and a simple bun hair cap, making it a great pattern for crocheters at all skill levels. We will be expanding the pattern so stay tuned!

The doll was first introduced as a crochet along in February 2021 and so the pattern is split into different parts.

If you prefer a smaller version of Zoya, check out our Zara mini amigurumi ballerina doll, which is part of our Kozu Palm Pals series.

A large amigurmi ballerina doll with a mini ballerina crochet doll

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Ballerina crochet doll in a pink dress with pink ballet shoes and a hair bun with a lemon yellow ribbon.


  • Yarn: Less than 100 grams of DK yarn in skin colour and a small amount in the dress, hair, and bow colour. Note: We used DK yarn but any yarn with the relevant hook will do.
  • 2.75mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Polyfill stuffing
  • Two safety eyes: The size can vary based on your preference and the look you want to achieve. We used 9mm eyes but anything between 9-12mm would work.
  • Embroidery thread or sock yarn in black for eyelashes and pink for mouth


This pattern is written in US terms and crocheted in continuous rounds, except where specified otherwise.

Sl st: slip stitch

SC: single crochet

INV DEC: invisible decrease

INC: two SC in the same stitch

BLO: back loops only

HDC: Half double crochet

HDC INC: two HDC in the same stitch

Finished size: Approximately 10.5 inches tall (excluding the bun).


Click the link to the various parts to get started. Happy crocheting!

Part 1 – Legs

Part 2 – Body

Part 3 – Head

Part 4 – Hair

Part 5 – Arms

Part 6 – Skirt, straps, and assembly