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Kokeshi Japanese doll crochet pattern





In this post you’ll learn how to make this fabulous X large Kokeshi Japanese doll using CRO&KNIT Tshirt yarn, it’s the easiest and the most basic doll to make

This doll makes for a lovely friendship gift, desk accessory, or décor in the home. The pattern’s base is highly customizable. Changing the colors and color variation can create a completely different look! Some other ideas to make this doll your own include buttons, attaching beads, and even adding new hair accessories or bows. Don't be afraid to let your creative side loose!

Abbreviations:

Ch: chain

St: stitch

Sc: single crochet

Sl St: slip stitch

Inc: increase (two Sc in one St)

Dec: decrease (two Sc together)






Head

(with white yarn)

Row 1: crochet 10 Sc in a magic circle and join with the first Sc with a Sl St (10). Row 2: Inc in all St (20).

Row 3: (1 Sc, Inc) repeat (30).

Row 4-9: 1 Sc in each St (30).

Row 10: (1 Sc, Dec) repeat (20).

Row 11: (1 Sc, Dec) repeat, in last two St make 1 Sc (14).


Body

(with pink yarn, Attach with the head)

Row 1-2: 1 Sc in each St (14).

Row 3: Inc in all St (28).

Row 4-14: 1 Sc in each St (28)

(Stuff the whole body and head with a cotton) (Dec all around until it become closed completely)


Hair

(with black yarn)

Row 1: crochet 10 Sc in a magic circle and join with the first Sc with a Sl St (10). Row 2: Inc in all St (20).

Row 3: (1 Sc, Inc) repeat (30).

Row 4-8: 1 Sc in each St (30).

Row 9-13: 1 Ch, Turn the work, 1 Sc in the next 19 St (20).

(Attach the hair on the head with Sl St all around)


Hair bun

(With Black yarn)

Row 1: crochet 10 Sc in a magic circle and join with the first Sc with a Sl St (10).

Row 2: Inc in all St (20).

Row 3-4: 1 Sc in each St (20).

Row 5: (1 Sc, Dec) repeat until you reach last 2 St, make 1 Sc in each (14). (Attach the hair bun on the top of the head)



And that’s it! don’t forget to add your own touch and make it unique!

Pattern written by Maram Alrowaie

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