Basic Dress for Baby Bean Doll (Free Crochet Pattern)

by - September 09, 2019

You'd probably like to dress the little doll up in some clothes!

Here's a basic dress pattern that you can crochet in a jiffy.  You can use as many or as few colors as you want, and it'll still look adorable all the same!  Add embellishments, lace, buttons, or keep it plain, and little hands (or big ones like mine) will surely have fun fitting this dress on Baby Bean.

My goal is to create a wardrobe so that Baby Bean can be a nice, handmade toy for children to play and be creative with.  If you have any other outfit suggestions, feel free to write to me in the comments section below!

For current clothing accessories and variations, head over to the Baby Bean Doll's main page. Scroll down to the "Clothing & Variations" section to see them all!

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), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!


Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

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This is a basic dress pattern that fits the Baby Bean Doll (Height: 4.5”; 11.5 cm). To make your own Baby Bean, check out the free amigurumi crochet pattern here.
The basic dress is perfect for little hands to put on Baby Bean! Children can have lots of fun playing dress-up and being creative with this handmade toy. It is quick and easy to crochet, and can be made in many different colors for variety. This pattern can fill up Baby Bean’s wardrobe in a jiffy!

  • ★☆☆☆☆ Easy / Familiar Beginner 
  • Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), attaching yarn, changing colors.

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • Ch: chain 
  • Sl st: slip stitch  
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Dc: double crochet 
  • Dc-inc: double crochet increase (2 dc in 1 stitch) 
  • BLO: back loops only



Note: The dress is crocheted all in one piece. 

Start with the shoulder strap color yarn (dark pink).

R1: With a long yarn tail of 5” to start, ch 7, then leave another long yarn tail of 5” before cutting your yarn. (Note: these long tails will be the straps for tying behind the neck.)

Switch to top color yarn (white).

R2: Skip the first 2 ch. Attach yarn to the 3rd ch. Ch 3 (this counts as first dc), dc in same st. Dc 2 in next st. Dc 2 in next st. (6 dc)
R3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn. Dc in same st. Dc 4. Dc 2 in last st. (8 dc)
R4: Ch 10. Join to the top of the ch-3 in R3. 

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Switch to skirt color yarn (light pink).

R5: Ch 3, turn. Insert 16 dc in the ch-10 space. Continue by inserting a dc in each of the 8 sts across the front of the dress. *Join with a sl st to the top of the first dc. (24 dc)
R6: Ch 3, (dc 2, dc-inc) x 8. (32 dc)
R7: Ch 1, sc around in BLO. (32 sc)

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Now, you can slip the dress onto your Baby Bean and tie the shoulder straps behind the neck! 

Back view

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), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!

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Best wishes,

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