Because Amigurumis are usually no taller than ten to fifteen centimetres, the clothing for Amigurumis must also be correspondingly tiny. This is not always easy and can sometimes be quite tricky. Nevertheless, you will find various patterns on our portal for crocheting chic Amigurumi doll clothes. But also for bigger dolls you can get crochet manuals from us. We have elegant dresses - e.g. suitable for the Barbie® doll as well as cute leggings - e.g. suitable for the Baby Born®. From traditional trousers to wedding dresses there are tutorials for mini clothes. And because the finished, self-crocheted doll dresses are really something to fall in love with, you can not only make them for your own daughter's dolls, but they are also perfect as little souvenirs or birthday presents for grandchildren, nieces, or the children of friends.
Crochet simple doll dresses as beginner and advanced crocheter
Even when you use a crochet hook for the first time, you can crochet simple doll clothes. If you are a beginner, it is best to choose a skirt without any intricate design, which is simply tied at the waist of the doll. So that the doll's clothes you crochet yourself do not look boring, you can choose a colour gradient yarn for the project. If you count yourself among the advanced crochet artists, we also have great patterns for crocheting doll clothes. You'll find unusual patterns that you can remember and maybe even later use for a skirt for your daughter. And maybe you can even take one or the other idea from the tutorials for an attractive doll dress and use them for an adult dress. Whether you are a layman or a professional at Crazypatterns, you will find beautiful crocheting manuals for doll clothes for every level of expertise.
Doll dresses patterns in English
It is really annoying when you have discovered a pretty doll dress and then find out in disappointment that the tutorial is in a foreign language. If you are not very talented in languages and don't have a lexicon at home, it will be very difficult for you to use such a tutorial. On our portal this cannot happen to you! You don't need an interpreter or an encyclopedia, because all patterns for crocheting doll's clothes are in English and German at Crazypatterns. It doesn't matter if you decide on an Amigurumi doll dress or if you want to crochet for your daughter's Barbie®. After the download you can start immediately. And the sooner you start crocheting, the sooner you can be happy about the finished doll dress.
What materials do I need for crocheted doll clothes?
To crochet doll clothes you need different materials and tools. The most important are the crochet yarn and the matching crochet hook. If you don't want to follow the recommendations in the tutorial, use any wool of your choice. You can find out which hook size is suitable for it on the label of the yarn. If you want to use leftover wool and have not kept the label, it is best to make a small sample. With a crochet sample you can find out not only the hook size but also whether the colours you have chosen go well together. Depending on the manuals for crocheting doll's dresses, additional extras in material or accessories can be added. But you always need the following:
Crochet yarn(s) in the colour of your choice
A crochet hook with size matching the yarn
A darning or wool needle to sew the ends of a thread
Scissors to cut the thread
Other extra material, like sequins for sewing on, beads for sewing on, etc.
Other extra material, like a round marker, a thimble, etc.
How do you crochet doll's clothes?
Before you can start a project, you have to choose a tutorial from the many beautiful doll's clothing crochet patterns that you like and that matches your skills. In the overview you can usually already see which techniques you need to know and which materials you will need. You can also see if the tutorial is free or if you have to pay for it. As soon as you have paid, you download the selected manual to your computer. This has the advantage that you can always consult your crochet pattern for doll clothes, even if you are not online at the moment. Alternatively, you can download your manual several times, without further costs. As soon as you have read the complete manual once and have prepared everything you need, you can start your new crochet project.
Crochet Barbie® doll dresses
Because Barbie® dolls are not only relatively small, but also very slim, it is advisable to use the thinnest possible yarn and an appropriate crochet hook of small size to crochet Barbie® doll dresses. With a fine yarn, you can show off beautiful patterns even in the small area of a Barbie® skirt. And because such a tiny garment is made quickly, you'll soon be able to admire the crochet work of art. The Barbie® doll's dress is also a great way to try out unusual patterns and designs that you can apply to larger projects later.
Crochet doll dress for Baby Born®
The Baby Born® is, as its name suggests, a real baby doll. That's why you can convert Baby Born® crochet patterns for doll dresses so that you can use them for real babies. Conversely, a crochet pattern for baby clothes can of course also be scaled down and converted into a tutorial for Baby Born® doll clothes. So with one manual you kill two birds with one stone. In addition, with your daughter's doll you not only have a practical object for practice, but you can also see what the finished dress looks like on a body. Since doll's clothes are not used quite as much as clothes for real babies, but still have to withstand a lot, you should crochet them from a yarn that can be easily machine-washed.
Crochet doll sweaters
Just like babies, dolls do not help to put on clothes. You should bear this in mind when you decide to crochet a doll sweater. And because the little child's hands of the doll mummy are certainly not yet as skilled as those of an adult, dressing the doll is particularly difficult. The best way to put on a very stretchy doll sweater is therefore to use very stretchy doll sweaters. Or you can give the crochet sweater for the doll a closure. With a snap button or a Velcro fastener on the collar, the finished crocheted pullover can be pulled over the large doll's head more easily. The simple closure can also be used by the little doll mommies without any problems.
Crochet doll's trousers
Even though a pair of doll's trousers are of course not subjected to the same strain as real children's clothes, it is quite possible that the crochet trousers will stretch due to frequent putting on and taking off. Then the doll's crocheted trousers slip down and the little doll's mummy does not have much fun with the crochet work. To avoid this, it is useful to attach straps when crocheting the doll's trousers. You can either crochet the straps or sew them on afterwards. Alternatively you can provide the crochet pants for the doll with an elastic band. The best way to do this is to sew one or more elastic bands on the inside of the waistband. If you crochet the waistband in double (US: treble) crochet stitches, you can also use a strap of chain stitches as a belt, which is tied with a loop in the front.
Crochet techniques for Amigurumi dresses
Like all doll dresses the Amigurumi doll dresses are quite versatile. You will therefore find pieces of clothing which can be crocheted quite easily, with little previous knowledge. But there are also very sophisticated doll dresses with wonderful patterns, for which you should already have some crocheting experience. If you use a crochet hook for the first time, you should teach yourself the basics of crocheting an Amigurumi doll dress before. A good help for learning the most important techniques is our free crochet lexicon. You should master the following:
Single (US: double) crochet stitches
Sewing thread ends
Sewing on individual parts
Tips and tricks for crocheting Amigurumi clothes in our community
All patterns for crocheting doll's dresses, which you get offered on our portal, are so detailed and exact, that actually nothing can go wrong. Nevertheless, it sometimes happens that a question comes up to which you do not know the solution. But then you are not alone with us. We have put together our own help page. There you will find many frequently asked questions with corresponding answers. If your problem is more specific, you can also contact the large community of experienced crocheters in our forum. There you will always find someone who is willing to help you solve your problem. And if you have a good idea or a great trick for crocheting dolls’ clothing, we would be happy if you share it with us on our Facebook page. A creative post is always welcome. Our cool tips on crochet patterns for doll dresses are available in various videos on our YouTube channel. It's always worth checking them out, as the videos are updated regularly.
Sell doll clothes patterns
If you have designed pretty doll clothes yourself and would like to earn a little pocket money, then you have come to the right place. Because you can post and sell your doll clothing crocheting patterns. All you have to do is summarize all your steps in a useful, easy to understand text. Afterwards you illustrate your tutorial with a few descriptive photos and you can upload your manual. How this works and what you might have to consider when setting up your manual, we have compiled for you in our guide to selling manuals.
By the way, if you are not only interested in crocheting, but also like sewing, knitting or handicrafts, you should have a look at the rest of our portal. We have a large section for passionate knitters with great knitting tutorials. For the little seamstress we have a whole section with many wonderful sewing patterns. And the DIY enthusiast will also find a separate category with numerous wonderful manuals for handicrafts. You should not miss out! Just click through!