Baby Bean Doll (Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern, Human Body Doll Base)

by - September 06, 2019

Dear fellow crocheters,

I'm thrilled to share with you my newest amigurumi design, the Baby Bean Doll!  This little doll will be part of a human body doll base series.  There's more to come, along with patterns of clothing and accessories for you to dress your little Baby Bean in... including this free Basic Dress pattern

As you can see, this little doll has a large head, and tiny body and limbs to go with.  Kind of oddly charming, in my opinion!

One thing I love about this design is that it requires less sewing than traditional amigurumi projects, where you're crocheting each part separately and then sewing them together.  As a crocheter who tries to avoid sewing and attaching pieces together whenever possible, I designed this doll so that the major parts are crocheted in one piece!  For example, the head and upper body is in one piece.  The legs and lower body are also done in one piece.  This way, the doll has a cleaner, seamless look, as opposed to having the legs and heads crocheted separately to be sewn to the body after, if that makes sense!

What I love MORE about this little doll base, though, is how versatile it is!  You can use different yarn colors, add embellishments, and give it all sorts of your own personal flair to make this doll unique.  You can turn it into a mini-me as a gift for yourself or a child who would love to have their little pocket-sized versions!  I think it also makes great gifts for family and friends, as you can customize it into family dolls or even wedding dolls.

To view the different clothing, accessories, and designs I have made for Baby Bean, scroll down to the "Clothing & Variations" section below the written pattern!

Here's Coral the Mermaid (Free Pattern), pleased to meet her land-walking, leg-having friend! 

If you'd like to get some inspiration from others, feel free to check out the Creation Gallery!  I'll be adding photos of Baby Beans from around the world, such as this cute little Anna made by Jenny S.!

So... How would you dress up your little Baby Bean?

If you like this design of mine, you can check out my other amigurumi doll patterns, or click here to see all the free patterns I have on my blog!

Scroll down for the free, written crochet pattern.  If you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), you can get it from:


Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Copyright Notice -- © 2019 Sweet Softies ( You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but you must credit Sweet Softies as the owner/creator of this pattern by linking to my website ( or Facebook page ( No wholesale. You may not copy, alter, or sell my patterns in part or in whole in any way. My patterns may not be used in teaching online classes. My patterns may be used in teaching in-person classes ONLY with written consent from me. You may link to this pattern but you may not copy any part of the pattern instructions on other websites.

The Baby Bean Doll Base is an adorable, little doll that is quick and easy to crochet! Minimal sewing is required, as the head and upper body are crocheted in one piece, the legs and lower body crocheted in one piece, with separate arms to attach. This doll base makes a lovely gift for children who enjoy pocket-sized toys. It is very versatile, as you can use different yarn colors, accessories, and embellishments to customize this doll. Clothing can be made so that little girls and boys can play dress up, too! Make a cute “mini me” for kids, your family, or friends, and they’ll be sure to love this sweet, unique, and handmade gift!

Finished Measurement: 
4 ½ inches (11.5 cm) tall

  • ★★☆☆☆ Easy / Familiar Beginner
  • Requires familiarity with stitches used (below) and sewing pieces together.

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • MR: magic ring 
  • Ch: chain 
  • Sl st: slip stitch 
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Inc: increase 
  • Dec: decrease 
  • I-cord (video tutorial)



Important Notes (Read before beginning!)



R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts)
R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)
R4: (Sc 2, inc) x 6. (24 sts)
R5: (Sc 3, inc) x 6. (30 sts)
R6-R12: Sc around. (30 sts)
R13: (Sc 3, dec) x 6. (24 sts)

Attach plastic safety eyes. (I placed 7mm eyes between R10 and R11, 6 sts apart.) Begin stuffing the head, and continue stuffing bit by bit as you work.

R14: (Sc 2, dec) x 6. (18 sts)
R15: (Sc, dec) x 6. (12 sts)
R16: Dec around. (6 sts)
R17 [This is the neck]: Sc around. (6 sts)


R18: Inc around. (12 sts)
R19: (Sc 3, inc) x 3. (15 sts)
R20: (Sc 4, inc) x 3. (18 sts)
R21: (Sc 5, inc) x 3. (21 sts)
R22: Sc around. (21 sts)

Fasten off. To stabilize the neck, fold a white pipe cleaner in half two times. Then, insert it up the neck and into the head.



R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts)
R2-R8: Sc around. (6 sts)

Fasten off for the first leg, but do not fasten off for the second leg. Continue with ‘Joining Row’ below to crochet the body.


R9 [Joining Row]: Ch 6, join with a sc to the second leg. Sc 5 around that second leg (total of 6 sc so far). Sc 6 across one side of the chain. Sc 6 around the first leg. Sc 6 across the other side of the chain. (24 sts)
R10: Sc around. (24 sts)
R11: Sc 5, dec, sc 4, dec, sc 5, sc 2, dec, sc 2. (21 sts)

Fasten off with a long tail for sewing to the body.

Part 3: ARMS (x2)

Note: Arms are made using the i-cord technique. Click here for the i-cord video tutorial, or scroll down to find it under the 'Related Videos' section.

Ch 3. Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, YO, pull up a loop, insert hook into next ch, YO, and pull up a loop. (3 loops on hook)
R1: Drop 2 loops from hook, but hold onto them tightly with your non-hook hand so that they do not come undone. YO, pull through loop on hook. Insert hook into first dropped loop, YO, pull through. (2 loops on hook.) Insert hook into second dropped loop, YO, and pull through. (3 loops on hook)
R2-R6: Repeat R1.
To finish, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Fasten off with a long tail for sewing to the body.


  1. Using a yarn needle, sew the arms to the upper body. 
  2. Make sure the doll’s body is stuffed firmly, but be careful not to overstuff and stretch the stitches. 
  3. Sew the upper body to the lower body, and you are done!


Need help with joining the legs together to create the lower body?
This seamless, no sew, crochet-in-one-piece crochet technique is a great way to avoid sewing a bunch of little parts together and create a clean, beautiful look for your amigurumi doll's legs!

Need help with the i-cord technique for the arms?
It is so quick and easy once you get the hang of it, and is much faster than crocheting in the round! 


Love your Baby Bean?  Want to make some clothing and accessories to dress them up, or check out these neat variations of the Baby Bean?  You can view all the Baby Beans here!

Below are more links to patterns that go with this design!

If you enjoyed this free project, you can make a donation to support my work!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go directly towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs!

Also, if you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), you can get it from:

Love the Baby Bean Doll pattern?  

You might enjoy these other free amigurumi designs.  Simply click on the image below for the pattern, or check out all my free patterns here. 

If you made this project and would like to share photos, I'd absolutely love to see!  Here are links for sharing your finished creation:

As always, you are more than welcome to SHARE this post with any fellow crocheters who'd like to try this pattern!  Thank you for reading, and I wish you all a wonderful day! 

Best wishes,

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  1. Just so you know, you put an extra "2 sc" in round 11 of the lower body.
    I'm still working on mine, but so far I love it <3

    1. Oh, hmm... actually that's the way it works out for my design. The final stitch count from R10 (24 sts) decreases to 21 sts in R11, so the two sc in the end are necessary. However, if it worked out differently for you and looks the way you like, I'm glad for that! :)

  2. This pattern is great! I have been using it to make dolls based off of anime characters and the like. They are turning out great! Keep up the good work!

    1. I'm so happy to hear it! :) They must be adorable little anime characters! I'd love to see photos if you'd like to share on my FB group (!

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  3. My upper body did not turn out right, it is too short.can you please help.

    1. So did mine it went from the waist to the neck 😅

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