At some point starting each (rare) blog post with “Sorry I haven’t posted in x months/years/decades” just begins to smack of disingenuousness, so I’ll spare you the experience. The days seem to fly past, and my doll hobby is one of the first things neglected when things get busy.
That said, I’ve seen some nice (free) crochet and knit patterns for 18 inch dolls zoom past on Pinterest (follow my board here), so I thought I’d share some of the nicer ones I haven’t featured before. I’m a southern hemispherian, so my northern friends will probably find these patterns aren’t seasonal, but there’s always next winter!
I try to credit each pattern, but if I miss one or misattribute one, please let me know by commenting x.
Note: If a pattern directs to a site and not a pdf, just open the link and once on the page, press Ctrl and P together to bring up the “print screen” in Chrome. Print directly or choose “Print to pdf” to save the pattern in a more accessible way.
A pretty matching sweater, hat, glove and scarf set by Robin Lynn over on Ravelry. Download here (pdf).
Feminine and funky from Redheart: a wrap, beret and purse set with floral embellishments, perfect for autumn. Download here (pdf).
Cataddict on Ravelry has two free patterns for sandals and a nice little purse on her profile; go here and scroll down to see the instructions.
A versatile crochet tank top, perfect to wear under jackets, from Kimations Design. Visit the site for pattern instructions.
Keep your dearest doll’s noggin warm with a pretty beret. This one is by Mango Tree Crafts. Visit the site to see the pattern.
This beautiful ensemble my Brome Fields is available on their website. It includes the hat, poncho, sweater and pants.
Perhaps a bit nautical for winter, but in autumn these two fun patterns can be easily adapted for colder climates. Pattern from ABC Knitting Patterns; visit the site to see it.
Also from ABC Knitting, mittens and other winter accessories for your 18″ dolls. See here.
A cute ensemble from Darski. See the pattern here.
A bit hot for South African summers, this “summer” set from Caroline Hewgler might just be right for our (almost non-existent!) autumn. Visit her site to see the pattern.
Have all the outfits and no shoes? Don’t worry, Cobbler’s Cabin has a cosy set of boots for your doll’s chilly toes. Give the site a visit for the pattern.
This flared sweater from Janet Longaphie is a sure winner for winter. The pattern is available on Ravelry; click to download (pdf).
Another one from Janet: a hoodie for 18″ dolls. Click to download (pdf).
A gorgeous knit dress just waiting to be paired with a nice sweater or bolero. Pattern from ABC Knitting.
And finally, a cute ruffled skirt from Susan Seffknit. Download here (pdf).
All patterns and photos are (c) their respective creators. No copyright infringement intended.