We’re really excited to begin the CAL for our Zoya ballerina crochet doll and are thrilled that you will be joining us! We’re really excited to finally be sharing our Zoya crochet doll with the world. We’ve been making her for a while now but were not quite satisfied with the pattern, so had been continually tweaking it. We’re quite pleased with how she’s turned out!

Today we will be making the legs for your ballerina crochet doll. We know that there are a number of beginners joining the CAL and so we just wanted to recommend Planet June’s tutorials for any amigurumi-related skills (i.e. the magic ring, invisible decrease, how to change colour, etc) that you aren’t familiar with. You can find her tutorials on her blog here.

If you’re just joining us for the first time today, you can find the CAL schedule, a list of abbreviations, and materials list here. Now let’s begin!

Abbreviations

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

Method

Legs (make 2)

Begin with the dress colour yarn for the shoes.

Stuff as you go.

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

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3-6 (4 rounds): SC around (12)

Change to skin colour.

Round 7: SC around in BLO (12)

Round 8-22 (15 rounds): SC around (12)

Fasten off for the first leg.

Repeat rounds 1-22 for the second leg but don’t fasten off. Change to your dress colour after the last stitch on your second leg, as we will begin with the dress colour when we continue on Wednesday.

Go to Part 2 – Body

That’s all for today! We will see you on Wednesday for Part 2. Don’t forget to share your progress on our Facebook group or on Instagram, tagging us @chaicoffeecrochet and using the hashtag #chaicoffeecrochetCAL

If you can’t wait for the free pattern to be released and want to finish your doll NOW, you can buy an ads-free, print-friendly version of the complete pattern in our Ravelry store.