Doll Pattern Round-Up for Craft Hope


I think it’s a pretty safe assumption that most of you are parents or grandparents who enjoy crafting for children, which is why I am excited to share a new craftivism opportunity with you.

.  From the Craft Hope site:

Craft Hope is a faith-based, love inspired project designed to share handmade crafts with those less fortunate.  It is our hope to combine our love for crafting and desire to help others into a project to make a difference around the world.

Although it is still in its infancy, Craft Hope’s reach is growing daily and will continue to grow as more and more of us spread the word. Currently, they are collecting soft dolls to be delivered personally by Erin (Vintage Chica) to the Casa Bernabe Orphanage in Nicaragua. They have specified the following:

We will need girl, as well as boy dolls.  We ask that the dolls have brown hair and brown eyes, since we would like them to resemble the children they are going to.

I hope that you will consider joining this effort. Blog about it. Tweet about it. Make a doll, or several. Include the kids.  Have fun and really think about the fact that you may be sending a much needed friend to a special boy or girl.


There are a couple of doll patterns mentioned on the Craft Hope site, but I thought I’d pull together a few more to help get you started! Jade from Craft Hope has confirmed that any of these patterns would be acceptable for the program.

Ragdolls from Grosgrain

Doll pattern from 60 Piggies60piggiesdollpattern1

Lily Marlene doll from Smooch Designssmoochdesignsdollpattern

Mimi Kerchner’s felt doll tutorial from The Purl Beepurlbeedollpattern1

Ruby doll from One Red Robin

Silly Girl doll pattern from Missy Balance’s Crafty Carnivalmissybalancesillygirldollpattern

Boy and girl croched dolls from Lion Brand Yarns (must register)lionbrandyarndollpatterns

Doll pattern from Make Baby Stuff

Black Apple Dolls from the Martha Stewart siteblackappledollpattern

Lil Miss Missy Doll Patternlilmissdollspattern

Yarn hair tutorial from Tantehildetantehildeyarnhairtutorial

Yarn hair tutorial from Crafty Sheepcraftysheepyarnhair


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    Thank you, thank you for putting all of these in one place for our “sewers”. And for spreading the word.



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    Great list! Thanks so much for putting it together, it will be a big help in deciding which doll to make for the Craft Hope project. I linked in my post, too.

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    Hello, We just released a new doll pattern for Lil Miss Dolls. We would love for it to be included in your list of doll patterns to be made for the kids. They look great with dark skin, brown hair and eyes! Have a great Day! : ) JENNY

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    I am soooo excited to be doing this project.

    It will occupy my hands and thoughts while I wait PATIENTLY for our immigration approval for our 3 African Pearls. :o)

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