Nijah’s First Doll

2 dolls laying sided by side. Crocheted in 2 different weights of yarn.

As you can see I have made this doll more than once. The doll on the left was made for my daughter when she turned one.

The one on the right was made for a friends daughter’s first Christmas.

The one on the left was made with worsted weight yarn. The one on the right with DK. Each used a hook size appropriate for the yarn.

All parts are sewn on or crocheted as part of the doll, so there is nothing to swallow.

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Skills used in Nijah’s First Doll

  • Work in continuous rounds without joining
  • Decreasing and increasing
  • Working in the back loop
  • Stuffing as you go
  • Adding embellishments and embroidery


DK weight yarn

65 yds / 59m skin color

125 yds / 114m dress color

60 yds / 55m trim color

20 yds / 18m shoe color

60 yds / 55m hair color

Hook size “E” 3.25mm

Worsted weight yarn

85 yds / 78m skin color

150 yds / 137m dress color

80 yds / 73m trim color

40 yds / 37m shoe color

80 yds / 73m hair color

Hook size “H” 5mm


Tapestry needle

Barren Soul