Nesting Dolls CAL: Matryoshka Pattern 4 – Baby Doll Pattern

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Today is the last pattern! We’re almost done!! Though I am sad to be seeing this crochet along end :(. It has been so fun seeing everyone’s dolls. Before we get on with the Week 4 doll pattern, let’s take a look at everyone’s progress from last week’s pattern. Here’s my dolly …

nesting dolls

And here are some shots from the rest of the gang …


I love all the different little touches and customizations!

This week we finish up with our little baby doll. This one should work up super quick. If you missed any of the patterns, just click here for all the parts or use the arrows at the bottoms of the posts to go forward or back one. And don’t forget to share your progress by posting your photos on myFacebook page, in our Ravelry group, or in the linky gallery.

And don’t forget to stop back on I am so excited to see your finished projects. Don’t forget to come back next Monday to check out everyone’s finished dolls and to and enter for a chance to win a copy of Crochet at Home!


Baby Doll Pattern

Finished doll measures approx. 13⁄8″ (3.5 cm) tall.

Gauge = 10 sc and 10 rows = 2″ (5 cm) in sc stitch.



With color A, make a ring.

Rnd 1: Sc 5 times into ring—5 sc, pm in last stitch of rnd, do not turn. Cont to move marker up each rnd.

Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each of 5 sc—10 sc, do not turn.

Rnds 3 and 4: Sc in each st around, do not turn.

Rnd 5: *2 Sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around—15 sc, do not turn.

Rnds 6 and 7: Sc in each st around, fasten off yarn, do not turn. Change to color F.

Rnd 8: Sc in each st around, do not turn. Stuff with fiberfill as you work.

Rnd 9: *Sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around—10 sc, do not turn.

Rnd 10: *Sc2tog; rep from * around—5 sc. Sl st in next st, fasten off, leaving 6″ (15 cm) tail. Weave in yarn tail.



With color C, make a ring.

Rnd 1: Sc 6 times into ring—6 sc.

Sl st in next st, fasten off, leaving 16″ (40.5 cm) tail, which will be used to sew face to top.



With color D, ch 4, fasten off, leaving 16″ (40.5 cm) tail, which will be used to sew hair to face.



Arrange hair piece placing along top edge of face and sew in place with yarn tail.

baby cheek templateWith black thread and 2 small black beads, sew to face for eyes. Sew a smile with red thread. Cut two 1/8″ (3 mm) circles (see diagram) of pink felt for cheeks. Sew to face with pink thread. Arrange embellished face with hair edge along Rnd 10 of top and sew in place. Split
yarn to embroider flowers below face, from bottom edge up along side by following diagram for Small Doll using daisy stitch for flowers, French knot for centers, and straight stitch for stems.

color key baby doll embroidery


← Small Doll Pattern

Stitchy Nesting Dolls were designed by Amy Gaines and appear in Bara, B. (2013). Crochet at Home: 25 Clever Projects for Colorful Living. Interweave Press. Crochet along approved and pattern reprinted with permission from Interweave Press. Photography by Joe Hancock.

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2 Responses to Nesting Dolls CAL: Matryoshka Pattern 4 – Baby Doll Pattern

  1. Linda August 26, 2013 at 5:17 am #

    Aren’t they all so cute, I love all the different hair styles haha. 🙂

  2. Gardenchef's Needle and Pen August 26, 2013 at 5:41 am #

    Wow Kara, you have created a beautiful army of dolls already! Aren’t they lovely?

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