Zoya, our crochet doll with overalls, is the newest addition to our Zayd and Zoya crochet dolls series. I first designed her just about a year ago and I was besotted!
This sweet amigurumi doll with overalls and two hair buns (kids with hair buns – so cute!) is just so cool. When I showed her to my friend Nida, she came up with a full backstory for her. She’s this really cool, independent free-thinker. She’s a non-conformist who does her own thing. She loves old music from the ’60s and often walks around with her airpods in her ears. She really wanted me to give her an old school name (like Zebunissa – which would be an older Pakistani name – maybe the equivalent to Agnes for a Western name), but she’s a Zoya doll so her name was pre-determined!
We first introduced this doll as part of a Crochet Along in our Facebook Community. It was so much fun seeing all the various Zoya dolls popping up on our timelines – from the different yarn colours, to the variations in hairstyles, to free-handing and varying the outfits, to adding hair accessories, and so much more! We love how everyone worked off of the same pattern but really made it their own. (Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to hear about our next Crochet Along!)
About This Crochet Doll with Overalls and Hair Buns Patterns
We love this little doll with simple details yet an abundance of cuteness! The overalls are built into the body, making it quick to crochet. Since the doll is part of our Zoya and Zayd crochet dolls series, you can vary the hair cap with any of the other dolls in the series (the Zayd doll is slightly larger in size but the head size on all the dolls is the same so the hair caps are interchangeable!).
Our Zoya overalls doll is easy to crochet. This doll works up to be approximately 10.5 inches tall using DK yarn and a 2.75 mm hook. However, you can use any yarn with the relevant hook – the size will just vary accordingly.
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Crochet Doll with Overalls Free Pattern
This pattern is for your personal use only and cannot be sold, copied, or reproduced in anyway 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.
- Yarn: Less than 50 grams of DK yarn in skin colour and overalls colour and a small amount in the shirt, soles of the shoes, shoes, and hair colour.
- 2.75mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Stitch marker
- Polyfill stuffing
- Two 10 mm safety eyes
- Embroidery thread in black for the eyelashes and light pink for the mouth.
This pattern is written in US terms and crocheted in continuous rounds, unless 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
DC: double crochet
4 DC Bobble: See special stitches
4 DC Bobble
We will be using this stitch to make the thumb on your doll’s hand.
- Yarn over. Insert hook into the next stitch. Pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through two loops. (2 loops on your hook)
- Yarn over. Insert hook into the same stitch. Pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through two loops. (3 loops on your hook)
- Yarn over. Insert hook into the same stitch. Pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through two loops. (4 loops on your hook)
- Yarn over. Insert hook into the same stitch. Pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through two loops. (5 loops on your hook)
- Then yarn over and pull through all five loops.
Finished size: Approximately 10.5 inches tall
How to Crochet a Doll with Overalls
Arms (make 2)
Begin with skin colour yarn. Stuff the arms lightly at the bottom and leave the rest of the arm unstuffed.
Round 1: 6 SC in a magic circle (6)
Round 2: (2 SC, INC) twice (8)
Round 3: SC around (8)
Round 4: 3 SC, 4 DC bobble, 4 SC (8)
Round 5: 6 SC, INVDEC (7)
Change to shirt colour
Round 6: SC around (7)
Round 7: SC around in BLO (7)
Round 8-17 (10 rounds): SC around (7)
Tip: If you want to crochet the arms on your doll instead of sewing them on, continue SC until you reach the side of the arm of your doll. Now pinch the two ends of the arm together, chain one, and single crochet through both sides to close the arm. Weave in the ends. See our tutorial on crocheting arms to your amigurumi to see how to finish off the arms.
If you prefer to sew the arms to your crochet doll, fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Legs (make 2)
Tip: The base shape of the shoe is an oval, so we will be crocheting around chain, rather than a magic circle as we usually do with amigurumi. If you are new to crocheting around a chain, we have a tutorial on how to crochet an oval for amigurumi.
Begin with the soles of the shoes colour
Stuff as you go.
Round 1: Chain 7. Starting in the second chain from the hook, INC, 4 SC, 4 SC in the next chain as your work turns. Now continue on the other side of the chain. 4 SC and INC in the last chain (16)
Round 2: (INC) in each of the first two stiches, 4 SC, (INC) in each of the next 4 stitches, 4 SC, (INC) in each of the next two stitches (24)
Change to the shoe colour
Round 3: SC around in BLO (24)
At this stage you want to be at the center of the shoe so that the decreases are evenly spaced. You may need to do one more SC or so to get to the center (the placement of where you end up could vary based on your yarn and tension) and then mark that as the end of Round 3.
Round 4: 6 SC, INV DEC, 2 SC, (INV DEC) twice, 2 SC, INV DEC, 6 SC (20)
Round 5: 5 SC, INV DEC, SC, (INV DEC) twice, SC, INV DEC, 5 SC (16)
Round 6: 4 SC, (INV DEC) four times, 4 SC (12)
Change to pant colour
Round 7: SC around in BLO (12)
Round 8: SC around in BLO (12)
9-22 (14 rounds): SC around (12)
You should be on the left side of the leg in the middle, like in this photo. If you’re not there (since this may vary based on the yarn you use and your tension), do any additional stitches you need to get there.
Fasten off for the first leg.
Do the same for the second leg. However, in Round 22 continue for 6 more stitches than you did for the first leg, until you end up on the right side of the leg at the center, opposite of where you ended up on the first leg. This way, when you join the legs, both legs will be facing forward. You will be joining the legs from the back of your doll so that all the colour changes stay in the back.
Do not fasten off for the second leg.
We will now join the legs. See our tutorial on how to join legs for amigurumi, if you’re doing it for the first time.
Round 23: Chain 3 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 11 stitches of the first leg until you reach the chain, SC in each of the 3 chains, SC in the 12 stitches of the next leg, and SC on the other side of each of the three chains until you reach your stitch marker. (30)
Round 24: (9 SC, INC) three times (33)
Round 25-29 (5 rounds): SC around (33)
Change to shirt colour
Round 30: SC in each stitch in BLO (33)
Round 31: (9 SC, INVDEC) three times (30)
Round 32-36 (5 rounds): SC around (30)
Round 37: (8 SC, INVDEC) three times (27)
Round 38-39 (2 rounds): SC around (27)
Round 40: (7 SC, INV DEC) three times (24)
*If you want to crochet your arms in, crochet them on during Round 40, on each side of the body, making sure that the thumbs are pointing forward. To attach the arms, crochet through both the body and the arm. See our tutorial on how to crochet the arms onto the body.
Change to skin colour
Round 41: (2 SC, INV DEC) six times in BLO (18)*
Round 42: (SC, INV DEC) six times (12)
We will now continue onto the head. Do not fasten off.
Round 43: SC around (12)
Round 44: (SC, INC) six times (18)
Round 45: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)
Round 46: (3 SC, INC) six times (30)
Round 47: (4 SC, INC) six times (36)
Round 48: (5 SC, INC) six times (42)
Round 49: (6 SC, INC) six times (48)
Round 50-59 (10 rounds): SC around (48)
Insert safety eyes between Rounds 52 and 53, eight stitches apart. If you are making the doll for a child under 3, you may prefer crochet eyes to safety eyes. Once you are satisfied with the placement of the eyes, embroider on eyelashes. Put the washer firmly on the back. Ensure that the neck has been firmly stuffed so that you don’t end up with a wobbly head.
Tip: It’s really important to keep the neck firm and avoid wobbly head. See our tutorial on how to prevent wobbly heads for crochet dolls and amigurumi.
Round 60: (6 SC, INVDEC) six times (42)
Round 61: (5 SC, INVDEC) six times (36)
Round 62: (4 SC, INVDEC) six times (30)
Round 63: (3 SC, INVDEC) six times (24)
Round 64: (2 SC, INVDEC) six times (18)
Ensure that the head is well stuffed.
Round 65: (SC, INVDEC) six times (12)
Round 66: INVDEC six times (6)
Fasten off and leave a long tail to embroider on the nose. Insert needle in front loop of each stitch and pull tight to close. Use the yarn tail to embroider on the nose by making two to three passes over three stitches, one row below the eyes. Use light pink to embroider on the mouth three rows below the nose. If you haven’t yet attached the arms, sew them on between rounds 40 and 41.
Note: This is the pattern for hair with two side buns. However, any of the hair caps from our Zayd and Zoya crochet dolls series will fit this doll.
Use hair colour yarn
Round 1: 6 SC in a magic circle (6)
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: (3 SC, INC) six times (30)
Round 6: (4 SC, INC) six times (36)
Round 7: (5 SC, INC) six times (42)
Round 8: (6 SC, INC) six times (48)
Round 9-18 (10 rounds): SC around (48)
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 19: The hair cap instructions for this round can be confusing so I’m going to break them down into sections. Please note that the next section of bullet points are all for Round 16 of the hair cap:
- First we will make the front parting of the hair. 15 DC, sl st in the next 2 stitches, 11 DC, sl st
- 19 SC and sl st to the first st
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew onto head.
Hair Buns (make 2)
Use hair colour yarn.
Round 1: 6 SC in a magic circle (6)
Round 2: INC six times in BLO (12)
Round 3: (SC, INC) six times in BLO (18)
Round 4: (2 SC, INC) six times in BLO (24)
Round 5: (3 SC, INC) six times in BLO (30)
Round 6-7 (2 rounds): SC around in BLO (30)
Round 8: (3 SC, INVDEC) six times in BLO (24)
Round 9: (2 SC, INVDEC) six times in BLO (18)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Stuff the buns and sew them on each side of the head, approximately between rounds 6 and 11.
Ears (make 2)
Use skin colour
Round 1: 4 SC in a magic circle (4)
Fasten off and sew onto the head between Rounds 51 and 53.
Bib for overall
Use overalls colour
Note: The bib will be worked in rows. The chain 2 at the start of each row does not count as a stitch.
Now turn your doll upside down and mark off 11 stitches in the front center of your doll, by inserting stitch markers on either side of the 11 stiches. Now attach yarn to the first stitch and chain 2.
Row 1-5: 11 HDC, Chain 2 turn (11)
At this point, check to see if the bib is high enough. It may vary based on the yarn that you’re using. You may want to increase or decrease the rows here before working on the straps.
Now without fastening off, we will now make the overalls straps. Chain the number of chains you need to reach the center of the back of your doll, where the overalls meet the shirt, plus one extra chain as a turning chain. I chained 23.
Starting from the second chain on your hook, slip stich back down your chain and slip stich into the first stitch on the overalls bib. Now slip stitch in the next 9 stitches of your bib. Chain the same length that you did for the first strap and, starting from the second chain on your hook slip stich back down the strap. Slip stitch into the last stitch of the overalls bib. Fasten off.
Cut a long piece of yarn the same colour as the overalls and sew the two straps onto your doll in the back, at the center of the back of your doll, where the overalls meet the shirt.
Your Zoya crochet doll with overalls is now complete! Yay!