Indian Doll Crochet Pattern with Saree – Maya Doll

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Our set of Ellie & Friends Crochet Dolls continues! Today, Maya joins our set of dolls. The Maya Doll Crochet Pattern is extra special, as Maya decided to wear her Indian Saree for the occasion. It was so fun to design and make.. and we adore the colours. What do you think?

All our crochet amigurumi dolls are designed and made by my teen daughter who goes under the alias of “Craft Alotl”!

She LOVES to crochet and has been doing so for a couple of years. Now she has been creating her own designs and wanted to share her joy of crochet with you all!

I think this cute little crochet doll pattern, would make a great gift for a little girl! If you get all three patterns, you can make one doll and have a different outfit for different occasions! Handmade crochet dolls make such cute amigurumi toys.

Indian Maya Doll by Craft Alotl

Ellie & Friends Doll Pattern designed by @Craft_Alotl. Instagram; Esty Shop; Raverly

Copyright Craft Alotl 2023. For personal use only. You are not allowed to sell, distribute or publish this pattern in any form.

These is a free crochet doll patterns – exclusive (!) to Red Ted Art readers. However, if you would like this pattern ad-free on ravelry (or maybe you would like Maya AND her friends Alice and Ellie on etsy?), as well as support an emerging artist build a college fund, click on the big red “click for printable pattern” here and grab your download. The price varies a little by region due to different tax laws. We appreciate your support, as does the college fund!

Or get Ellie, Alice & Maya all in one go with a handy printable pdf pattern! Curly haired Naomi coming soon!

This pattern uses American terminology throughout these instructions

Pattern Key

SC – Single Crochet Stitch

MC – Magic Circle

Dec – Decrease

Inc – Increase

TB – treble crochet

HDC – Half double crochet

DC – Double Crochet

CH – Chain

Slip stitch

Materials

2 mm crochet hook size

Ricorumi DK , 100% cotton crochet yarn (you can use 3-4mm hooks for this yarn too, you will get a bigger doll).

A little stuffing and some safety eyes.

A little thread and a tapestry needle for the eye lash embroidery.

This doll is 15.5cm/ 6inch tall as our crochet is a little tighter than normal. Your doll will end up a little bigger.

Begin with the doll’s legs:

01: 6 sc into mc [6]

02: (1 sc, inc) x3 [9]

03-08: 9sc [9]

Stuff lightly

09: (2 sc, dec) x2, sc [7]

10 – 14: 7sc [7]

15: (1sc, inc) x3, sc [10]

Fasten off for leg 1

Make leg 2 but keep the yarn attached

Make the doll’s body

16: (join both legs) 20 sc [20]

17: (4sc, inc) x4 [24]

18 – 23: 24 sc [24]

24: (4 sc, dec) x4 [20]

25: 20 sc [20]

26: (3 sc, dec) x4 [16]

27: (2sc, dec) x4 [12]

Finish stuffing the body

Make the doll’s head

28: (1sc, inc) x6 [18]

29: (2 sc, inc) x6 [24]

30: (3sc, inc) x6 [30]

31: (4sc, inc) x6 [36]

32 – 37: 36 sc

Place eyes between row 33 and 34 with a gap of 6 stitches

38: (4sc, dec) x6 [30]

39: (3sc, dec) x6 [24]

40: (2sc, dec) x6 [18]

Begin stuffing the head

41: (sc, dec) x6 [12]

42: 6 dec [6]

Finish stuffing the head

Fasten off and seal up the hole

Embroider eyelashes

Sew a line three stitches long from the eye. Sew a diagonal line, one stitch long from the eye.

Maya doll’s arms (make two)

01: 6 sc into mc [6]

02: (2sc, inc) x2 [8]

03 – 05:  8 sc [8]

06: (2 sc, dec) x2 [6]

07 – 12: 6 sc [6]

Fasten off and leave string tail for sewing.

Sew arms between rows 26 and 27 of body and sew them 6-7 stitches apart.

Make the Maya doll’s hair

Starting off with the hair cap

01: 6 sc in mc [6]

02: 6 inc [12]

03: (1 sc, inc) x6 [18]

04: (2 sc, inc) x6 [24]

05: (3 sc, inc) x6 [30]

06: (4 sc, inc) x6 [36]

07 – 11: 36 sc [36]

12: (Make bangs): (slip stitch, sc inc, hdc inc, 2 dc inc, hdc inc, sc inc, slip stitch) x2

Fasten off.

Bun:

01: 6 sc into mc [6]

02: 6 inc [12]

03 – 05: 12 sc [12]

fasten off & sew to hair cap

Hair bobble

01: in colour A ch 19 [19]

02: skip first 2 stitches, 17 hdc [17]

Fasten off. Sew ends together to create ring

Push over bun

Make the Indian corchet doll’s sari

Make the doll’s saree top

01: in colour A ch 24 [24]

02: skip 1st stitch & turn, 4 sc, ch 4, skip 4 stitches, 6 sc, ch 4, skip 4 stitches, 5 sc [23]

03: skip 1st stitch & turn, inc, 4 sc, 4 sc (in the loop made in round 2), inc, 4 sc, inc, 4 sc (in the loop made in round 2), 3sc, inc [27]

04: skip 1st stitch & turn, 27 sc [27]

05: Begin to work in rounds, 27 sc [27]

06: 27 slip stitch [27]

 fasten off

Make the saree skirt

Colors A – light green, B – green, C – dark green

01: in color B ch 28 [28]

02: skip 1st stitch & turn, 27 sc [27]

03: skip 1st stitch & turn, inc, (4 sc, inc) x 4, 5sc, inc [33]

04: skip 1st stitch & turn, 3 hdc, inc, 7 hdc, inc, 9 hdc, inc, 7 hdc, inc, 3 hdc [37]

05: skip 1st stitch & turn, 37 dc [37]

06: begin to work in rounds – slip stitch, ch 3, 36 dc [37]

07 – 09: slip stitch, ch 3, 36 dc [37]

10: change color to C, 37 sc [37]

11: change color to A, slip stitch, ch 2, 36 hdc [37]

Fasten off. Sew in the tail ends.

You may need to add a button or tie to the back, to make sure it doesn’t slip.

Crochet Saree Pallu

01: Color C, Ch 78 [78]

02: Skip first 2 stitches & turn. 76 hdc [76]

03: Change to color A, ch 1 & turn, 76 sc [76]

04: Change to color B, , ch 1 & turn, 76 sc [76]

05: Change to color C, ch 2 & turn, 76 hdc [76]

Fasten off. Dress the doll. Place Pallu across shoulder and wrap. When happy with position, stitch in place to hold the pallu drape shape.

Copyright Craft Alotl 2023. For personal use only. You are not allowed to sell, distribute, or publish this pattern in any form.

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