27 Knitted Doll Patterns

No childhood is complete without a classic doll to play with, which is why it’s my favorite toy to knit. There’s just so much scope when it comes to making a doll — you can control the hair color, outfits, and expression of your creation, making the process all the more fun. I’ve gathered my favorite knitted doll patterns for you to enjoy, from cute little play toys to cuddly pals, boys and girls, there’s loads of different types of dolls for you to stitch up!

Knitted Doll Patterns

27 Knitted Doll Patterns

Christmas is right around the corner, but I’ve still got time to make a present or two. With two small nieces and girls of my own, a handmade doll or two are sure to be a winner. There are so many cute patterns for dolls to knit. Today I’m sharing the sweetest and cutest I could find. And if you are looking for doll clothes patterns, just click here.


1. Easy Knitted Doll Pattern by Val Pierce

Get ready to meet your little one’s new best friend from Val Pierce. Pippa has bags of knitted charm and is sure to become your tot’s favourite plaything in no time at all. Alongside the doll itself, there’s also instructions for a top, hoodies, dress and teeny-tiny toy for her to carry around.

It’s a good exercise in garment construction for you beginners out there: you’ll be able to practise a range of techniques in miniature form, including raglan seams, charts and basic shaping.

Easy Knitted Doll Pattern by Val Pierce

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2. Knitted Poppets Doll Pattern by Huggable Bears

There are lots of Poppets to meet, we have here little girls and little boys. Wearing boots, trainers/sneakers or Mary Janes. The clothes included in this pattern are: pinafore dress, coat and hat, dungarees and hooded jacket. Wonderful for stash busting!

Knitted Poppets Doll Pattern by Huggable Bears

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3. Lilly And May Dolls Knitting Pattern by Claire Fairall Designs

These loveable knitted dress-up dolls are just the right size to become a special child’s treasured companion. Lilly doll wears a two-tone dress with a bobble knot detail on the skirt, while May doll has a knitted in T-shirt and a textured pinafore dress.

Both the dolls and their clothes are knitted flat on standard straight needles and seamed. Basic stitches are uses throughout for the dolls, which are knitted from the head down, the arms and hair are knitted and sewn on later.

Lilly And May Dolls Knitting Pattern by Claire Fairall Designs

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4. Betsy Button Doll Knitting Pattern by Toy Shelf

 Betsy Button is the sweetest doll who would make any little girl smile. She has a pretty dress and hat and carries a tiny bag — all decorated with pearl buttons.  She is quick and easy to knit and will only take small amounts of yarn.

Betsy Button Doll Knitting Pattern by Toy Shelf

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5. Fair Isle Friends Knitting Pattern by Esther Braithwaite

Fair Isle Friends are knit in one piece from the bottom-up. Simple sewing techniques are used to define the arms and legs after knitting. Fast and fun to knit, these dolls are designed to be sturdy, safe, and perfect for even the littlest hands to hold.

Fair Isle Friends Knitting Pattern by Esther Braithwaite

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6. Bella, The Ballerina Doll Knitting Pattern by Fluff And Fuzz

Every little girl loves a ballerina doll and perhaps even dreams of being one herself one day! Knit this pretty ballerina to make a perfect gift for your little princess. It will be one of a kind present, you will not find in shops!

Bella, The Ballerina Doll Knitting Pattern by Fluff And Fuzz

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7. Knitted Christmas Tree Doll Pattern by CSKrafts

A unique but festive idea — if you want to make something different this season, try this knitted doll inspired by a Christmas tree. You can decorate your doll with small ornaments for Christmas tree, buttons and embroidery, but if you make the doll for young kids use only embroidery for decoration and embroider the eyes.

Knitted Christmas Tree Doll Pattern by CSKrafts

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8. Knitted Topsy Turvy Doll Pattern by Yarnspirations

This sweet doll has a special surprise — flip her over to reveal two dolls in one! She’s definitely a rewarding creation too, and you’ll love the smile on the face of her recipient!

Knitted Topsy Turvy Doll Pattern by Yarnspirations

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9. Betsy And Bunny Doll Knitting Pattern by Dolly Time

Betsy takes her Bunny with her wherever she goes and always wears her bunny slippers when she is playing indoors. When she goes outside, she puts on her Mary Jane shoes and hat trimmed with a pretty flower. Hat, dress, shoes and slippers can be removed. She is just so cute!

Betsy And Bunny Doll Knitting Pattern by Dolly Time

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10. Basic Doll Knitting Pattern by Rosie’s Design Store

If you want to make an amigurumi doll but don’t know where to start, this pattern is perfect for you. This lovely basic doll knitting pattern is around 33cm (13 inches) tall. You can knit this doll in any color of yarn you choose, add any clothes and hair you choose and make this doll a creation of your own.

Basic Doll Knitting Pattern by Rosie's Design Store

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11. Josie Lou Doll Knitting Pattern by Emily Cridge

Josie Lou, a seamless knitted doll pattern will make any child feel special the moment they meet her! Josie comes with a super cute top down knit dress, which is also seamless and very easy to knit.

Josie Lou Doll Knitting Pattern by Emily Cridge

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12. Knitted Comfort Doll Pattern by Heaven To Seven

Here’s a pattern for an adorable Waldorf Style Comfort doll, also called Lovey, which is suitable from birth onwards. It is designed especially for smaller hands and it is easy to hold and hug. It’s the perfect size for newborns and babies, though older children will love it too! You can even insert a rattle into the head if desired.

Knitted Comfort Doll Pattern by Heaven To Seven

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13. Free Mermaid Doll Knitting Pattern by Gathered

When summer is here, I just love seeing all the summer themes. Mermaids are one of my favorites. This Mermaid Doll Knitting Pattern makes a sweet soft toy to snuggle up with, even if you are nowhere near the ocean.

Worked in DK knitting yarn, you could easily change the colors you use or use up leftover DK yarns that you already have in your stash. This is a great way to personalize the design if you knitting for a child. Why not change the hair, skin and eye colors to match the little one you are knitting for?

Free Mermaid Doll Knitting Pattern by Gathered

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14. Miss Tilly Tidy Dolls Knitting Pattern by Huggable Bears

Miss Tilly Tidy is just the companion you need to help you keep your bits and pieces tidy while you work. She can be used as knitting or crochet companion, desk tidy or kitchen helper. She has two deep pockets and three small. Just the right sizes to hold knitting needles, crochet hooks, small scissors, cottons and threads, stitch holders and markers, tape measures, pens and pencils. The list is endless. Her chić hairstyle is also a pincushion to hold your pins and sewing needles safely.

Miss Tilly Tidy Dolls Knitting Pattern by Huggable Bears

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15. Matryoshka Trio Russian Dolls Knitting Pattern by Amanda Berry

Knit a set of stacking dolls, also known as Matryoshka. Traditionally made of wood and painted in bright shades, this set is knitted instead. The large and medium doll pull apart to reveal the smallest doll in the center.

Matryoshka Trio Russian Dolls Knitting Pattern by Amanda Berry

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16. Knitted Elf Doll Pattern by Knit A Miracle

Martin is approximately 34-35 cm from head to toe and approximately 20 cm when seated. He is made of soft wool yarn, good humour and love. You can use any other yarn you find suitable — Martin can come taller or smaller but still a lot of fun to knit and to become friends with. 

Knitted Elf Doll Pattern by Knit A Miracle

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17. Marysol Doll Knitting Pattern by Louise Crowther

When you think back to your childhood days, is there a special cuddly toy that stands out as a treasured favorite? Marysol is sure to be that for the little ones in your life!

Knitted in a glossy cotton, ideal for toys like this, and with quick and easy stitches used throughout, you’ll be casting off this project before you know it. Everything is knitted flat as well, making it an easy project to take on the go with you.

Marysol Doll Knitting Pattern by Louise Crowther

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18. Knitted Rainbow Rascals Pattern by Dolly Time

Rainbow Rascals are very easy to make and are all made from the same basic pattern. To get variation, simply use different shades of one color to create four little rainbow friends. The clothes are very easy to put on and take off and children will love choosing from the rainbow selection of knitted skirts and waistcoats. These dolls love playing in the garden among the flowers, especially those that match their hair and clothing. 

Knitted Rainbow Rascals Pattern by Dolly Time

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19. Cassie Doll Knitting Pattern by Let’s Knit

Meet Cassie, an adorable little dolly who has an outfit for every season, plus pyjamas! Cassie is made using techniques that are quick and easy. With long plaited hair and a smiley face, she’ll make the perfect gift.

Cassie Doll Knitting Pattern by Let's Knit

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20. Knitted Keito Doll Pattern by Nioknits

If you like playing with doll dresses up, this would be up your alley. You can knit up the doll and a set of clothing like a jacket, a dress, trousers, and more. Nioknits had also designed a series of dresses, trousers, and shorts. A good yarn buster project.

Knitted Keito Doll Pattern by Nioknits

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21. The Girlfriends Free Knitted Doll Pattern by Ekaterina Popova

How fabulous are these knitted dolls with their long hair, girly dresses, and cute beret hats? Irresistible! Who wouldn’t want these two to be their girlfriends? This is a lovely spring project for knitters with a bit of experience.

The Girlfriends Free Knitted Doll Pattern by Ekaterina Popova

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22. Doll Knitting Pattern by Little Dazzler

Here’s a pattern to make a 13 inch (34 cm) doll with removable school pinafore and cardigan. You can make your own version with a different colored dress, hair, and skin tone.

Doll Knitting Pattern by Little Dazzler

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23. Billy And Joe Doll Knitting Pattern by Claire Fairall Designs

Dolls aren’t just for girls either. This adorable duo named Billy and Joe is as cute as they can be. Billy wears pair of dungarees and a cap whilst Joe doll has a pair of trousers and a jacket. They would be the sweetest little toys for any boy, or girl for that matter.

Billy And Joe Doll Knitting Pattern by Claire Fairall Designs

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24. Knitted Pocket Dolls Pattern by Heaven To Seven

These cute dolls are easy and fun to knit — a great pattern for beginners and children alike! The best part is that you can be really creative and use up any yarn you have laying around. Join in the fun and try to create dolls to resemble members of the family!

Knitted Pocket Dolls Pattern by Heaven To Seven

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25. Knit Dancing Doll Pattern by Terry White

Make some ethnic dolls in gorgeous knitwear and enjoy how stunning they turn out. You can place them on your mantelpiece or vanity or even hang these and make a vibrant mobile out of them. You can also use them as bag charms, or a child can play with them as is. These dolls are bound to win hearts however you use them.

Knit Dancing Doll Pattern by Terry White

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26. Harry And Meghan Doll Knitting Pattern by The Knitting Network

Knit your own Harry and Meghan dolls to mark the Royal Wedding. Or, if you know a special couple soon to be wed, why not adapt the yarn to suit and surprise them with their very own miniature knits. 

Harry And Meghan Doll Knitting Pattern by The Knitting Network

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27. Knitted Baby Doll Pattern by Rosie’s Design Store

Susie and Tim are twin babies and look so cute in their little outfits and hats. They both stand around 24cm (9½ inches) tall and come complete with instructions for making their little jackets which are removable. The babies’ legs, body and head are knit in one piece which makes this a very quick project to make.

Knitted Baby Doll Pattern by Rosie's Design Store

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED ALL THESE KNITTED DOLL PATTERNS AND FOUND A FEW ONES TO MAKE.

If you did like this roundup, be sure to take a look at our toy knitting pattern section to find even more patterns to make, like knitted animals and more!

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These knitted doll patterns will give you all the inspiration you need, but you can always tweak them with a little personal touch. Have fun creating the doll of your dreams for a little girl you love or the little girl inside!