Princess Poppy

Easy Crochet Doll Free PatternOnce upon a time there lived a beautiful princess, the fairest in all the land…. she had long golden hair, and beautiful red lips, but she didn’t have a name. Days past and the people of her kingdom had not been able to think of a name that suited such a beautiful princess.

One day a little girl call Maia came to the kingdom and thought that the name Poppy suited the princess (it was ANZAC day after all), and everyone agreed, it was a beautiful name for a beautiful princess… so from that day forth her name was Princess Poppy!

Easy Crochet Doll Free PatternShe’s a lovely simple doll, which Maia has already had much joy from… and Im sure there is a little girl you love who would love to have a princess just like Poppy too!

Easy Crochet Doll Free PatternSimple Crochet Doll Pattern: Princess Poppy

DK weight yarn in white or skin colour

Scrap yarn for dress, bloomers, shoes, socks, hair, eyes and mouth.

3mm and 4mm crochet hook.

Using the 3mm hook and white yarn make a magic circle and Single Crochet (sc) 8 times into the circle. Do not join (use a stitch marker to mark each round).

Round 1: 2 sc in each stitch around.

Round 2: 2  sc in first stitch sc in next 2 around.

Round 3 – 10: Sc in each stitch around.

Round 11: *Sc 2 together, sc in next 2*, repeat between * and * around.

Round 12: *Sc 2 together, sc next 1*, repeat between * and * around. Stuff head (I use cotton balls to do this).

Round 13: Sc 2 together around until hole is closed, fasten off leave long end.


(Make 2) Chain 10, join with a ss. Sc in each stitch around for 25 rounds. Sc 2 together sc in next x 4, fasten off. Sew end together (this is the foot). Lightly stuff or inset a pipe cleaner in matching color.


(Make 2) Chain 6, join with ss. Sc in each stitch around for 20 rounds. Fasten off. Sew end together to form hands. Lightly stuff or inset a pipe cleaner in matching color.


Chain 11 turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each stitch across. Turn ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn chain 1, sc on each st across. Turn and sc around piece working around the outside of the rectangle, continue working in rounds for 18 rounds. Stuff and ss across top to join sides together. Fasten off.

Join head to shoulders (this is the joined seam of body), and attach arms and legs securely. I lightly stuff arms and legs, or alternatively put a (white) pipe cleaner into each arm and leg to allow them to be posed.

Crochet doll free patternHair:

Once the doll is assembled, using the yarn you will use for her hair to make a hair cap by crocheting the head for the first 8 rounds.

Crochet doll free patternSew onto head, then using a crochet hook, pull lengths of yarn through the cap and tie together to secure in place and form hair. Crochet doll free patternOnce you are satisfied that the doll has enough hair cut to even length.

Crochet doll free patternFace:

Using embroidery thread sew eyes and mouth in place. Add a little pink blush to cheeks for extra cuteness 🙂

Easy Crochet Doll Free PatternDress:

Using 4mm hook. Make bodice – working from side to side: Chain 10, turn. Half Double Crochet (Hdc) in second ch – in back loops only – and each ch across, ch 2 turn.

Repeat for 19 rows check against doll. Ch 1 at end of last row and turn and sc into each stitch along long edge. Ch 2 turn.

Crochet doll free patternMake skirt: Row 1: Dc into same st, ch 1, skip 2 stitches and 2dc into next stitch. Repeat across. Ch 2 turn.

Row 2: Dc into same st, 3 dc into each ch 1 space across. 1dc into last stitch.

Row 3: Ch2, dc into first space, then 3dc into each space between clusters across. Ch 2 turn.

Row 4 – 7: Dc into same st. 4dc into each space between clusters across. Ch 2 turn. Repeat this row 4 more times.

Crochet doll free patternSew back seam of dress together.

Picot edge. Join into a space between two clusters at back. Ch1, 3dc, hdc, sc into space, sc into next stitch, 2dc into next st, sc into next st. *Hdc, 3dc, hdc, sc into space, sc into next stitch, 2dc into next st, sc into next st*, repeat between * and * around dress hem. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Easy Crochet Doll Free PatternBloomers:

Using 4mm hook. Chain 20. Sc into each stitch in a continuous spiral for 5 Rounds.

Round 6, sc in first 10 stitches, ch 3 and join in opposite side, continuing working in rounds for first leg for 7 rounds.  Picot edge: 2dc in first stitch, ss in next around. Fasten off.  Join on opposite leg sc into every stitch around leg (including across the ch 3) for 7 rounds. Picot edge: 2dc in first stitch, ss in next around. Fasten off.

Shoes and socks (make 2):

Round 1: With contrasting yarn and 4mm hook, Ch 7 join with a ss.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2sc in next sticth, sc in next, 2sc in next, sc in next, 2sc in next, sc in last stitch.

Round 3 – 5: Sc in each st around.

Change to pink and sc around for 7 rounds. Fasten off and sew seam at bottom.


Yep you guessed it, this is another Granny Shrug.  You can find out how to make one here (for Princess Poppy you only need to make 3 rounds per piece, using DK yarn and a 4mm hook. Then sew it together across the shoulder and center back). Maia loves that both her and I have one too!

Easy Crochet Doll Free PatternCrown:

For the crown I used a 3mm hook and some metallic embroidery thread which was rather stiff.

Chain 48. Join with a ss to complete the round and check at this point that it fits easily around doll’s head.

Ch 1 and sc in every stitch around, repeat.

Slip stitch in first 6 stitches. Sc in next 3 stitches. Ch4 sc in same stitch, sc in next stitch, ch6 sc in same stitch, sc in next stitch, chain 4 sc in same stitch, sc in next 3 stitches. Repeat 3 more times, ss in next stitch fasten off. Weave in ends.

And there you have her… Princess Poppy! Enjoy! As always let me know if you find any mistakes or have any questions. Janette xx

73 thoughts on “Princess Poppy

  1. youllfindmewhistling says:

    Princess Poppy is gorgeous! I love her & luckily have 3 nieces who would love her too 🙂 Thanks for sharing this beautiful pattern.


  2. Wendy says:

    What a gorgeous Princess. Have 1 little girl in mind so far, thankyou for sharing the pattern.
    Just need to get my motivation, motivated lol. ☺☺☺


  3. Alessandra says:

    Princess Poppy is so so beautiful!!!
    Probably with my basic crochet knowledge I can have one soon!!!
    Thank you for sharing your tutorial!
    Have a lovely weekend, xxx Alessandra


  4. Gabriela says:

    Thanks for sharing the pattern!! Its a beautiful little princess doll, I think I can try doing it. She will be my first crocheted doll. Your blog is amazing. Peace, love and a lot of crochet time. Gaby


  5. Lief en Mooi says:

    She’s so beautiful en and lovely! Thank you so much for making this tutorial en sharing it!
    With love from Holland.
    XXX Talitha


  6. Barbina says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your pattern! You are so clever!! My niece will love your little princess! And maybe I can turn her into a super-hero for my son. With a little cape and short hair. I will see!
    Have a wonderful and happy new week! Barbina


  7. Liz says:

    I just love Princess Poppy. I am adding this to my to-do list. You are so creative. Thank you so much for sharing:D


    • Janette says:

      Hi CJ, I dont know what yarn it is, it was part of a collection I inherited from my mother in law. I can tell you its kind of bobbly and about 8ply Id guess. Sorry I cant be of more help! Janette


  8. serena livingston says:

    Hi just wondering with the bloomers do i join the chain 20 to make a circle and go round or work around the foundation chain? thanks xxxsuch a beautiful doll!


  9. bartynboz says:

    What a gorgeous doll pattern, I am going to crotchet this for my granddaughter for Christmas. Thank you so much for sharing this, you are so kind and talented. Viv


  10. Mikayla Hoople says:

    Hi, I enjoyed making your doll! I followed your pattern, but tweaked a lot of it for a gift I made. I pretty much follow the pattern for the body, but shorten the legs and arms; changed the hair, dress style, shoes, shorten the bloomers. Here’s a link to the picture of the doll(yours is much cuter!). 😀 Thanks again for the pattern!

    I also have another question, do I have your permission to sell the dolls I make while still crediting you for the pattern? 🙂


  11. Anonany on Ravelry says:

    What a truly delightful little lady. Love the clever trick with the hair “cap”; very realistic and no “bald patches” showing through ! Thanks for sharing.


  12. Beth Allen says:

    I just wanted to say a very big thankyou for the Princess Poppy Pattern. She is delightful and I will make one for each of my Grandaughters. I am 72 and have been crocheting for the last 67 years when crochet has been in and out of fashion! I am so glad that it is having a revival. Your sight is a delight with lots of eye candy – every good wish to you from Beth.


    • Janette says:

      Thanks for your comment Beth, I’m sure I’ll still be crocheting in 60 years too!im glad you like the pattern, I hope the dolls work out well for you 🙂 best wishes, Janette xx


  13. Sara says:

    Thanks so much for the pattern! Its beautiful!! I was wondering on the crown at what point does it make a circle? Do I slip stitch it to the beginning right away to make it a circle or when I am done? And also how did you attach it to the doll? Thanks again!!



    • Janette says:

      Hi Sara, I’ve updated the pattern, you should join it after chaining and before continuing on with the rounds… Just check it fits before going on, you want a snug fit. Sorry that wasn’t clear! I didn’t attach it to her head, it comes on and off. J xo


  14. Sara says:

    Sorry one more question for you. I am having some trouble with the body directions. I understand the first few lines and I have the chain 11 with the 3 rows of sc but after that do I continue the same pattern for 18 more rows or does it change? I am having trouble understanding the direction to “Turn and sc around piece working around the outside of the rectangle”

    Thanks again!


  15. jayanthi says:

    Wow..Such a lovely doll.
    Thanks a million .. I wl make and give it to my grandaughter for her birthday.
    God bless you for sharing the pattern with a story.


  16. Cecilia says:

    I’ve made the doll and also the shrug for both the doll and for myself. Everyone loved both of them. I would like to make the shrug again, but when I go to your site it’s not there. Can you tell how I can find it. Thanks. Ceciia


  17. Nicola says:

    I notice that back in 2012 you said you’d update the pattern to include dress straps, but I had to wade through the comments to find that info 😦 Also for the dress skirt, you state rows 4 – 7, but then say rep 4 more times, so I think you meant 4 – 8 (looking at the photo there are 8 rows under the bodice). Thanks.


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