Kokeshi Dolls Crochet Pattern

by Michelle McLaughlin

http://www.suncatchereyes.com


You may use this pattern for your own personal use or to sell the finished doll.  Please do not resell this pattern.  Please credit this website when sharing or linking to this pattern.

Finished dolls measures approximately 4” tall.

General Tips & Techniques: * Be sure to keep yarn tension firm and consistent throughout your work. * At the end of each row, I have given the number of stitches you should have. This is just a guide. If you are off by 1 or 2 stitches, don’t worry about it. Amigurumi is very forgiving.


Abbreviations:

ch chain

hdc half double crochet

sc single crochet

sk skip

sl st slip stitch

st stitch


Materials:

Worsted weight yarn in white, black or brown, and color of your choice for dress

Crochet hook size D

Stuffing

Yarn needle


Kokeshi Dolls Pattern:

Beginning at the top of the head:

Row 1: With white, ch. 4. Join with sl st into first st. Work 8 sc into center ring and around tail. Do not join. Pull tail to close the hole in the ring, 8 st. Place marker at beginning of row.

Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around, 16 st.

Row 3: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 24 st.

Rows 4-10: 1 sc in each sc around, 24 st.

Row 11: *1 sc in next sc, sc2tog*, repeat from * to * around, 16 st.

Row 12: 1 sc in each sc around, 16 st.

Change to dress color.

Row 13: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 24 st.

Rows 13-22: 1 sc in each sc around, 24 st.

Row 23: 1 sc in each sc around, 24 st. Join with sl st and end.


Bottom of Body:

Row 1: With dress color, ch. 4. Join with sl st into first st. Work 8 sc into center ring and around tail. Do not join. Pull tail to close the hole in the ring, 8 st.

Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around.

Row 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around. Join with sl st. and end, leaving a long tail for sewing.


Hair:

Row 1: With black or brown, ch. 4. Join with sl st into first st. Work 10 sc into center ring and around tail. Do not join. Pull tail to close the hole in the ring, 10 st.

Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around, 20 st.

Row 3: *1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 24 st.

Rows 4-10: 1 sc in each sc around, 24 st.

Rows 11-12: 1 hdc in each stitch around, 24 st. Join with sl st and end, leaving a long tail for sewing hair to the head.