Baby in a Blanket

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This doll is very simple to make. The arms, legs, and body are made separately, stuffed lightly with polyfil or cotton, and sewn together. The size of the doll can be changed by reducing the length of the chain to make the doll smaller or increasing the chain to make her longer. This baby can lay on her back by sewing the arms on the side of the body at shoulder position and attaching her head to the top of the body.

4-ply "main color" knitting worsted (white shown)
4-ply "contrasting color" knitting worsted (aqua shown)
3 ½" bottle baby doll mask or thumb sucker doll mask
1 pr. 1 ½" baby hands (with bottle in one)
Cotton or polyfil
White craft glue
Size H crochet hook


Row 1: With main color (white) ch 30, sl st to join, ch 1, sc in each ch, join, ch 1. Continue sc in each st and joining each row. Ch 1 at the beginning of each row for 15 more rows. Sew up one end. Lightly stuff with cotton. Sew up the other end.

Legs & Arms

Row 1: Ch 12, sl st to join, ch 1, sc in each ch, join, ch 1. Continue as in the body for a total of 10 rows for the arms and 12 rows for the legs.


  1. Legs: Sew up one end; stuff lightly; sew up the other end.
  2. Arms: Sew up one end; stuff lightly. Insert hands and glue securely.
  3. Sew 2 legs to the back of the body. Sew the two arms to the front.


Row 1: Ch 40, sl st to join, ch 1, sc in each ch, join, ch 1.

Rows 2-8: Sc in each sc, join, ch 1. Continue for a total of 8 rows.

Row 9: Sc in every other sc to decrease.

Row 10: Sc in every sc.

Rows 11, 12, 13: Repeat row 10.

Row 14: Fasten off, leaving a 5" piece of yarn. Thread onto a needle. Sew in and out of stitches of last row. Gather thread tightly and tie. Fasten off.

With contrasting color (aqua) make a pom-pom (approx. 1") and sew or glue to the back of the hat (at center of crown).

Hat Ruffle

With contrasting color (aqua) on the 2nd row of the right side of hat, pick up the top stitch of a sc. Attach yarn. Skip 1 sc, shell (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next sc, *sc in next sc, shell in next sc, repeat from * around. Fasten off.

Fill hat with cotton or polyfil. Insert doll mask. Secure to head by taking a few stitches right through the mask. Sew hat tightly under her chin. Sew hat to the top of her body over the arms. Make 2 small pompoms (aqua) and sew onto hat under her chin.


Row 1: With contrasting color (aqua) ch 11, dc in 2nd chain from hook, dc in each ch, ch 3, turn.

Row 2: Dc in each dc, ch 3, turn.

Rows 3-5: Repeat row 2. Ch 3. Do not turn.

Row 6: In same space as ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1,3 dc, 2 dc in next space (side of a dc), *2 dc in next space, 2 dc in next space, 2 dc in next space, shell (3 dc ch 1, 3 dc) in the corner of the piece, 1 dc in each dc, shell in corner of the piece, repeat from *, join.

Row 7: Sl st into ch 1 of shell, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, *dc in each ch, shell in top of next shell, repeat from * around.

Rows 8-12: Repeat row 7.

Attach main color (white). Sc all around for a border. Fasten off.

To make ties: as you sc to make borders, at opposite corners make 2 sc then chain 25. Come back down chain, sl st into each st beginning with 2nd st, sc into shell corner.

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Pattern © 1981 by Plaid Enterprises, Inc. Reproduced with permission from Plaid. is not endorsed by Plaid.