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30 Free Doll Making Patterns

Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.

You can make this and other cute dolls by visiting the sites listed below!

You can make this and other cute dolls by visiting the sites listed below!

Fun and Creative Craft Dolls

Have you ever wanted to stitch up a quick little doll to give as a gift or one to add a touch of whimsy to the decor in a particular room? Maybe you were looking for a free doll pattern because you wanted to try your hand at doll making and were wondering if you would enjoy the craft.

I've searched through many of the doll-making sites to find and share only the ones that included free patterns for making dolls. I hope you enjoy looking at all the different dolls that I've found and that you'll be enticed into making one of them.

To make the cute Annie La Bouche doll shown above, go to DOLLMAKER'S JOURNEY.


1. Traditional Rag Doll

When the fabric used for making the doll, or the doll clothes, are fabrics from a special garment, it makes the doll even more precious. To find the directions on making a traditional rag doll, go to A Beautiful Mess.

2. Little Felt Doll


3. Zombie Dolls

You'll find the tutorial for making the zombie dolls at therm-o-web.


4. Easy Baby Doll

This easy baby doll could be said to be super easy to make. No arms or legs; just cuddled in a snuggle blanket.


5. Sleepy Baby Dolls

These sleepy babies are so cute and would make a child extremely happy. You'll find the dolls easy to make with the directions and patterns given at Melodies Plus.


6. Fancy Nancy

How about making Fancy Nancy in your teenager's school colors? You'll find the directions and patterns for Fancy Nancy at Judith Prior.


7. Silly Girl

This is one of those little dolls where, when you make one, you want to make a basket of them. Go to Crafty Carnival for the directions and pattern.


8. Cat Softies

For the directions to make this cute cat, go to Woodson Says.


9. Cathy Applehead

Another outstanding doll with directions and pattern included. Go to sweet tidings to get the information.


10. Baby Doll

Just a little baby doll to capture the heart of a little girl. Go to Coloured Buttons to find the pattern and instructions.

11. Gloveable Dolls


12. Quilted Angel

Everything about this little angel is so cute, from the fabric used to the little heart that the angel is holding. Find the pattern and instructions for making this angel at Ulla’s Quilt World.


13. Prairie Flower

A cute little doll with an early American flair. You'll find the directions and pattern for this little prairie doll at By Hook, By Hand.


14. American Girl Dress Pattern

The pattern and instructions for this doll dress can be found at My Cup Overflows.


15. No-Sew Fairy Doll

This is for all the crafters who aren't into sewing. The cute little no-sew fairy will be a hit with the little ones.


16. Quaint and Quirky Rag Doll

If you love making unique dolls, be sure to check out this doll. You'll find the easy-to-understand tutorial at Quaint & Quirky.


17. Angel Doll

If you are looking for an easy doll pattern, this should fill the bill. Check out the instructions and pattern at Heart of Mary.


18. Matryoshka Doll

Go to MAIZE HUTTON for the instructions and patterns.


19. Cheeta and Catnip

You'll be able to make this cute little pair by finding the patterns at DOLLMAKERS JOURNEY.


20. Peaches the Angel

Peaches is just the cutest little angel. You'll find the directions and patterns for this doll at Judi's Dolls.


21. Santa Claus

The pattern and instructions for making a Santa doll can be found at Creative Cloth Dolls.


22. Elli, Connor and Chloe

Make both a boy and a girl fabric doll by finding and following the directions and patterns at Make It & Love It. These dolls are named Elli, Connor, and Chloe.


23. Friendship Doll Garland

Make a beautiful doll garland for a baby or a little girl's or teen's room by following the tutorial that you'll find at Girl Inspired.


24. Modest Mermaids

You'll find the patterns and instructions for making these modest mermaid dolls at THE CRAFTING FIEND. One of these mermaids would be a great gift for a little girl because little girls seem to love mermaids.


25. Kitty Rag Doll

If this rag doll kitty is made in colors to match her bedroom, a teenage girl will love this kitty. Find the patterns and tutorial at THE CRAFTING FIEND. A very cute and easy project to make. A cute Valentine's gift?

26. An Interesting Fabric Doll Idea


27. Santa Ornament Doll

Imagine all the ways you could use these super cute felt Santas. You'll find the instructions for making the Santa at Wrights.


28. Felt Paper Doll

This is such a cute idea and so simple. Make felt paper dolls using the free patterns included.


29. Itty Bitty Pocket Baby

Make this itty bitty, sleepy pocket baby by following the directions at Shiny Happy World. Super quick and easy to make.


30. Mama Luv Plushie

I wanted to make a baby plushie toy for my little granddaughter, so this project, Mama Luv, protects her baby in her zipper pouch so baby doesn't get lost between play sessions. Find the tutorial for this plushie project here.

© 2012 Loraine Brummer

Be a Doll and Leave a Comment

Zoila Maria Ruiz Vera on October 19, 2020:

Thanks you!!I

I really do love each dolls. Greetings from Havana

Gerda van der Westhuizen on May 16, 2020:

I really do love ALL of the dolls... It is easy to make and looks awesome... Greetings Gerda - Wilderness, Western Cape, South Africa xxxx

AlomaOsgood on April 01, 2020:

Oh! I am so impressed with your work. I especially liked your angel. I cannot wait to try and make your patterns for her. Thank you, i throughly enjoyed your work. So talented.

mel-kav on July 16, 2018:

I love these patterns, especially the rag doll, the sleepy babies and the quilted angel.

Sharon on April 04, 2018:

I used to make a pattern#5 doll when my children were little. They are all over 50 years old now. How they loved those dolls. I gave them for Christmas presents one year too. I am happy to find them again.

james watson from Miami, FL on April 02, 2018:

Dolls, making dolls in a creative way, Artistic! very very Creative! Nice! so cute!.

Kathy Dodgens on October 13, 2017:

These patterns are amazing.

Molly Layton from Alberta on June 05, 2015:

These dolls are all so cute! I love the outfit patterns too.

alpacafarm on June 24, 2012:

My sister has been making primitive and early American crafts for years. She makes primitive dolls on a regular basis. I am always amazed of how simple things used to be.

laurenrich on May 17, 2012:

These are wonderful dolls. I love your lens. Thanks

sherridan on May 15, 2012:

Love the baby doll!

Rhizza18 on May 09, 2012:

Dolls, making dolls in a creative way, Artistic! very very Creative! Nice! so cute!.