A pattern for this beautiful crochet doll, designed by Lir from Crochet with Lir.
Please note: This is a PATTERN ONLY, not a finished product.
This is a crochet pattern + video tutorial for this beautiful doll – Maya the little Gymnast – modelled after my little sister.
Maya was always an energetic child.
When all her friends played with dolls, she preferred to play outside. She enjoyed running and jumping from high places – quite a little daredevil.
When she got older, she started to show interest in developing her flexibility, so her Mom sent her to the local Gymnastic group, and she fell in love with it immediately.
Maya is training hard every day to achieve her goal to win the Olympics.
‘Maya’ is a wired doll and she’s completely flexible – her legs are attached to the body with a button joint so she can move them freely. Her body is crocheted from the waist to the top of her head as one piece and the arms are joined to the body by crochet and not sewing. She has 2 sets of outfits: Gymnast outfit (Leotard, bag accessories) and casual clothing (Dress and boots). She also has 3 different hairstyles options (Bun, half-bun and high ponytail)
This 16-page PDF pattern is in English (both US and UK terms available). It contains a detailed description of how to make this doll with step-by-step written instructions and pictures, a list of materials and abbreviation. There’s also a FREE video tutorial so you can follow me on the video as you work.
You will receive the PDF pattern by email immediately after your purchase. The link to the free video tutorial is attached on the 2nd page of the pattern.
You will need to know intermediate crochet and amigurumi skills.
A demonstration of stitches is available on my website here: https://crochetwithlir.wixsite.com/home/basic-crochet
Doll Size: ‘Maya’ is 8″ / 20cm from feet to the top of her head when following the recommended yarn weight and hook size.
You will need:
- 2.5mm Crochet Hook
- 4 ply Cotton Yarn (I used ‘Drops Safran’) –Skin tone, Hair color, Leotard color, Dress colors, Boots colors, Bag colors. *It’s advised to work with the same yarn type and brand throughout this project.
- 1mm Elastic string (Length: about 12” / 30 cm)
- 1mm soft wire (Length: about 42” / 1.1 meters)
- Doll stuffing
- Colorful sewing sequins (Matching the leotard)
- Wooden skewer
- Metal hoop bracelet/ bangle
- 75mm / 0.03” buttons – x6
- 1x 6-10mm sewing snap fastener
- Needles: Darning and embroidery sizes.
- Sewing threads (Black and White)
- 6mm Safety eyes + backing caps
- PVA/Craft Glue
- Wire cutter
I’d love to see your finished item, please post it on my community page.
Any questions or technical issues? please visit my FAQ or post a question/suggestion on the community page.
For videos of basic crochet stitches click here
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