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Cuddle Baby Ragdoll Lovey · Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

I've been designing quite a few animal ragdoll loveys (yes, I'm kind obsessed). So far, I have a BunnyElephantDragon, and Bat.  This time, from popular demand, I have made not one but TWO baby dolls designs!  (And get this...they're completely no-sew!)


The Cuddle Baby is a ragdoll lovey that has a flat body, mimicking a security blanket for babies, toddlers, and young children.  It's a sweet gift that works up completely in one piece, meaning there's no sewing at all! 

Customization Options

This design comes with a few different customization options for LOTS of combinations!  You can choose from...
  • Two sleeve lengths
  • Two body shapes
  • Two types of edging 
  • Adding an optional bonnet 

It's the ultimate mix-and-match pattern!  The sleeve lengths include a long and a shorter option.  The body shapes include a pajama-looking baby with legs, and a swaddled-up newborn in a knotted swaddle blanket.  For edging, you can choose to add a lacy edging (which gives a feminine touch), or a straight edging for a neat and unisex look. 

You can also add on an optional bonnet to keep your baby doll's head nice and warm.

Oh, and... look at that adorable swaddle-knot! 

Yarn Used

This adorable design is easy and works up quickly with super bulky yarn and a large, 5mm hook.  It looks great with blanket yarn, polyester, chenille, or velvet yarn, though you can use other types of fibers too!  The sample was created with Hobbii's Honey Bunny Yarn, perfect for a soft and cuddly toy. 

If you'd like, another good substitute is Baby Snuggle Yarn, which I do use interchangeably with the Honey Bunny!  They are both so similar in texture and feel. Check out my Baby Snuggle Yarn Review for more information about that yarn!

Customizing & Gifting

Customization is easy with this pattern.  You can use different yarn colors, and the design itself is unisex and gender neutral, suitable for both boys and girls.  Kids will adore snuggling up to this sweet doll!

It makes an eye-catching craft fair product, as well as a birthday gift, holiday gift, baby shower gift for expecting moms, or for newborn and infant children.  

Be sure to use embroidered eyes instead of plastic safety eyes to avoid choking hazard to small children.  Embroidered sleepy eyes give this sleeping doll the perfect look!

I made the green doll for my daughter (green is her favorite color) when she was entering her new daycare.  The doll helped lessen the anxiety of her transition!  She loves her little baby and naps with him at school.  It's her new security toy! 


Its size is quite standard for a lovey.  Depending on the body shape you choose, your doll will measure approximately13-14 inches (33-35.5 cm) from head to toe. 

If you'd like an even larger lovey, check out my Cuddle Buddy lovey pattern! It's a BIG version of the pajama baby, and shaping for the feet! 


The level for this project is suitable for a familiar beginner or a familiar beginner or intermediate crocheter, as it involves familiarity with the stitches below, changing yarn colors, and attaching yarn.

Want the pattern?

The PDF pattern is printable, ad-free, easy to read, and helps support Sweet Softies! (If you enjoy my free patterns, you can consider it as a donation to me when you buy one of my pattern PDFs! It allows me to maintain my blog and continue sharing more free patterns.)

You can get the PDF pattern from my shopRavelry or Etsy.

Love this design? 

Here are the other Ragdoll Lovey designs that I have available!


You might also like some of my other Baby & Kids patterns, or Amigurumi patterns.  Simply click on the image below for the pattern, or check out my entire collection of free patterns here.


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Best wishes,