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My Crochet Doll Book Review & Leotard Pattern

My Crochet Doll

One of my favorite amigurumi crochet books is My Crochet Doll by Isabelle Kessedjian. I discovered it while browsing at Barnes & Noble and immediately fell in love with all the cute designs for the dolls and there clothes. The only thing you have to remember is that the book is written in British terminology, not U.S. terminology.

To date I have made 4 dolls, all of the basic wardrobe, the Little Red Riding Hood outfit, the countryside outfit, the beach outfit, the pajamas, the rain shirt and pants, and even made a leotard for her (pattern below).

The Little Red Riding Hood outfit.
My first 3 dolls.
My sister’s doll in her leotard.

And now for the leotard pattern:

Leotard pattern:

Note; this pattern can be made with any hook and yarn. Just match what hook and yarn you used for your doll.

ch = chain   sc = single crochet   sl-st = slip stitch

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Follow the instructions for the underwear from the basic wardrobe part of the book.

Sew the underwear at the sides.

Rnd 1: Join yarn at the top of the underwear and sc in around top of underwear, do not join.

Rnds 2-8: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 9: Ch 10, skip 4 sc, 1 sc in each of next 13 single crochet, ch 10 skip 4 sc, 1 sc in each of next 14 single crochet, sl-st in next st.

Fasten off and weave in ends.


**Pattern for personel use only, not for sale or retail**

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3 thoughts on “My Crochet Doll Book Review & Leotard Pattern”

  1. Your dolls look great!
    I made the doll. I am having difficulty with some steps making the clothing. Is there a web site that shows pictures and explains some of the steps?
    I started the raincoat, finishing the front and back sections. I had to stop as I don’t understand the directions to connect the front and back pieces with “invisible stiches over 5 dc”. The pictures in the book show the finished dolls but don’t include pictures to illustrate the directions.


    1. Hi Cathy, thanks for your nice note.
      The clothing patterns are very confusing at times. I don’t know of any websites that have step-by-step instructions on how to finish the clothes, but I will try my best try to describe it to you. An invisible stitch is generally referring to a mattress stitch (Here’s a great step-by-step tutorial from As for as “over 5 dc”, this just means to stitch the first 5 stitches of the front and back together, there should still be 6 remaining stitches after that, these will be folded back to create the lapels.
      Hope this helps, and let me know if you have any other questions!


      1. I hope you have found some relief for this issue of making clothes for dolls. YouTube is my ‘go to’ for all things ‘how to’ for crochet. I hope it will help you as I know how frustrating it can be to want to create/make and can’t figure out that one little obstacle. Best wishes to you!


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