Do you remember my crochet baby doll pattern? It is a very easy crochet pattern for a cute and cuddly doll for kids, and I have made it several times now. The original pattern came with a pattern for a dress, and later on I added a pattern for a pair of overall shorts. When I made this most recent version of the doll, I decided to mix the practical-ness of overall shorts with the girly-ness of the dress. I think the end result is pretty cute! Here is the pattern!
You are free to use this pattern, as well as that for the original doll and the other outfits for any purpose, provided you give credit to this site. Most Amigurumi artists use acrylic yarn, but I don’t like the way it feels. I use 100% cotton Peaches & Cream yarn* with a size E (3.5mm) hook – these padded ones cost more but are worth it, in my opinion* – for this project.
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Doll overall shorts crochet pattern – the girly version:
Most of this pattern is identical to the original overall shorts pattern but this way you have it all in one place.
Starting with the shorts:
Chain 24; join with a slip stitch to form a loop.
R1: chain 1, sc in each stitch all the way round (24 stitches)
R2: chain 1, sc all the way round (24 stitches)
R3: (sc 5, inc 1) x7 (28 stitches)
R4: sc all the way round (28 stitches)
R5: (sc 6, inc 1) x4 (32 stitches)
R6: sc all the way round (32 stitches)
R7: chain 4, then attach to the opposite edge (see photo above) at the 16th stitch. This is dividing the two legs of the shorts.
R8: chain 1, then sc all the way around, including one side of the chained stitches. You can stitch more rows for longer shorts.
R9 (assuming no extra rows were added): chain 3, skip one stitch, then attach to the next stitch. Repeat until you have created a scalloped edge all the way around.
Finish off, then repeat for the other short leg.
Finish off and weave in ends.
R1: Join at the right side of the front (four stitches out from the front center). sc 8 stitches. Note: If I have understood left-handed crochet correctly, you will want to join at the left side.
R2-3: chain 1, turn, double crochet in each stitch (8 stitches)
Chain 1, turn, sc 2. Repeat until you have a strap long enough to attach to the back of the shorts, crossing the back (there will be an X on the back when both straps are attached). 14 stitches was the best length for me, but this may vary depending how tightly you crochet.
Join with slip stitches to the far side of the back of the shorts.
Start at the opposite side of the overall shorts top, join in corner, chain one, sc 2. Ch 1, turn, sc 2, and repeat the process until done.
The overall shorts should stay in place nicely, while still being fairly easy to take on and off of the doll.
Have you made one of these dolls? I would love to see photos! You can email them to mamasmilesblog at gmail dot com.