I hope you enjoy this simple Branch crochet doll!
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Techniques: Made using single crochet in rounds and rows
Hook size 4.0 and 3.5 (use smaller hk when indicated)
yarn in colours:
- light blue or grey/blue (head/body)
- lavender (nose)
- dark blue or black (hair, eyebrows, mouth)
- brown (shorts)
- green (shirt)
- 3 different shades of green (patchwork)
- blue, black and white (eye)
Fibre Fill Stuffing
Rd – round
hk – hook
st – stitch
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
ea – each
st – stitch
sc2tog – single crochet 2 st together to make 1 single crochet st (you may also use invisible decrease stitch)
5-bobble dc – 5 bobble double crochet stitch
sl st – slip stitch
FO – fasten off
Starting with the Head: light blue or grey/blue
Rd 1: ch 2 (or make a magic ring). Work 8sc in 2nd ch from hk (8)
Rd 2: 2sc around (16)
Rd 3: (2sc, sc) around (24)
Rd 4: (2sc, sc in 2) around (32)
Rd 5: (2sc, sc in 3) around (40)
Rd 6: (2sc, sc in 4) around (48)
Rd 7: (2sc, sc in 5) around (56)
Rd 8-20: sc around (56)
Rd 21: (sc2tog, sc in 5) around (48)
Rd 22: (sc2tog, sc in 4) around (40)
Rd 23: (sc2tog, sc in 3) around (32)
Rd 24: (sc2tog, sc in 2) around (24)
Rd 25: (sc2tog, sc) around (16)
Rd 26: sc around (16)
Rd 27: (2sc, sc) around (24)
Rd 28 (2sc, sc in 2) around (32)
Rd 29: (2sc, sc in 3) around (40)
Rd 30-38: sc around (40)
Shorts – Switch to brown
Rd 39- 47: sc around (40)
Shorts – Leg holes
Divide the body into two sections of 20 using a stitch marker.
Rd 48-50: sc around in 20, leaving the other 20 st unworked. sl st, fo
Reattach brown at rd 47 of the unworked 20 st.
Repeat round 48-50. sl st and FO
Patches: make 7 in different shades of green
Row 1: ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each across (5)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc across (5). sl st, fo. sew onto shorts
If desired, add a third row, repeating rd 2, to make 1-2 larger patches. You can also embroider stitches with a dark green on a few patches
Weave in the ends and stuff work firmly
Legs (repeat twice)
Attach blue to bottom of shorts
Rd 1-3: sc around (20). Stuff. Leave an end for sewing to feet.
Feet in blue (repeat twice)
Rd 1: ch 2: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hk (8)
Rd 2: (sc, 2sc) around (12)
Rd 3: (sc in 2, 2sc) around (16)
Rd 4: (sc in 3, 2sc) around (20)
Rd 5-11: sc around (20)
Stuff the foot
Rd 12: (Big toe) sc in 3, in the 18th st of rd 11, sc in 2.
Rd13-14: sc around (6)
Rd 15: sc2tog twice. sl st. FO, stuff and sew the top of the toe closed.
Rd 12 (2nd toe) – attach blue beside the big toe, sc in 3. sc in 19 st of rd 11, sc in next st.
Rd 13-14: sc around (5)
Rd 15: sc, sc2tog twice. sl st, FO, stuff and sew closed
3rd toe – repeat instructions for 2nd toe (but work beside the 2nd toe)
Rd 12-13: (little toe) – sc in last 4 st
Rd 14: sc2tog, sl st closed.
Arms in blue make 2:
Rd 2: ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hk (8)
Rd 2-15: sc around (16) sl st fo. Stuff. Sew the open end of the arms to the body
Ears make 2 in blue:
Rd 1: ch 6, sc in 4, 3sc in last st. Turn to work on the bottom of the chains. sc in 3, 3sc in last st (13)
Rd 2: sc in 4, 2sc in 2sc, sc in 5, 2sc in last 2 sc (17)
Rd 3: sc in 7, 2sc in 2sc, sc in 8, 2sc in last 2 sc (21)
4: sc in 10, 2sc in 2sc, sc in 11, 2sc in 2sc (25)
Rd 5: sc around (25). sl st, fo. sew to head. Sl st, fo and sew to the sides of his head
Nose in purple with 3.5 hk
Rd 1: ch 2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hk (6)
Rd 2: 2sc around (12)
Rd 3: (sc, 2sc) around (18)
Rd 4: sc around (18)
(nostrils) Rd 5: 5-bobble dc, sc in 6, 5-bobble dc, sc in next st, sl st in next st. FO, stuff and sew to face
Eyes make 2 with 3.5 hk
Row 1: in white, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk. do not close. (6) ch 1, turn
Row 2: (sc, 2sc) to end, (9). sc in next 3 (on flat end). sl st FO
Pupils in black
Rd 1: ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hk. Sl st closed. FO. Sew onto whites.
Finishing the eyes:
With blue, sl st from the back of the eye to the front of the eye around the pupil. Embroider a white eye sparkle. Sew eyes onto the head.
Eyebrows in black blue or dark blue (make 2)
Row 1: ch 6, fo, and sew above eyes.
You have a few options here.
- Crochet a green vest
- crochet a green vest, crochet leaves separately and sew onto the vest (this is what I did)
- crochet leaves and then sew the leaves together to form a vest
Regardless of your choice,
I used the Free Crochet Leaf Pattern by Repeat Crafter Me for the leaves. I made enough to cover the vest well and sewed them with some overlapping.
For the Vest, I used a pattern by Yan Schenkel Animal Friends of Pica Pau: Gather All 20 Colorful Amigurumi Animal Characters (page 63). It is a super cute book and I highly recommend it!
Hair (dark blue)
The hair is made in two parts. First, you will make a cone that is stuffed and sits onto his head.
Rd 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk (8)
Rd 2: sc around (8)
Rd 3: (sc, 2sc around) (12)
Rd 4: sc around (12)
Rd 5: (sc in 2, 2sc) around (16)
Rd 6: (sc in 3, 2sc) around (20)
Rd 7: (sc in 4. 2sc) around (24)
Rd 8: (sc in 5, 2sc) around (24)
Rd 9: (sc in 6. 2sc) around (28)
Rd 10: (sc in 7, 2sc) around (32)
Rd 11: (sc in 8, 2sc) around (36)
Rd 12: (sc in 9, 2sc) around (40)
Rd 13: (sc in 10, 2sc) around (44)
Rd 14: (sc in 11, 2sc) around (48)
Rd 15: (sc in 12, 2sc) around (52)
Rd 16: (sc in 13, 2sc) around (56)
Rd 17:( sc in 14, 2sc) around (60)
Rd 18: sc around (60). Check for size on the head and add or take away rds as desired. Sl st, FO, stuff and sew onto the head.
Now, for the second part. You will cut yarn, tie it on the cone, detangle the 4 strands that form each piece of yarn, and brush until they become fuzzy. This step takes awhile. You do not have to put hair onto each st. Just do enough to have the volume of hair you want.
Here is a youtube tutorial by Tawyna Myers to help you on that hair!
Please contact me with any questions about this pattern or to purchase your own completed doll!