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Baby Ballerina · Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

I recently designed a ballerina doll for my daughter, Lena Rose, who is an avid little ballet dancer.  I decided to size down and make a plump, chibi, baby version next!  Hope you'll love this little cherub! 


The Baby Ballerina Doll is a very low-sew amigurumi pattern. She has a chibi body with stubby arms and legs, and wears a hairband and ballet dress. The no-sew body base is quick, easy, and worked in one piece. The only sewing required is for attaching the hair cap to the head. 

It’s the perfect dance recital gift, birthday gift, or Christmas holiday gift for girls who love ballet! My toddler, who has been taking dance lessons since she just turned two, adores this cute doll dressed in a tutu! 

About the Pattern

  • No-sew doll (sewing is only required for attaching the hair cap to the head)
  • Fast and easy project
  • 5.5-inch tall doll
  • Suitable for familiar beginners 
  • Makes a cute doll base with lots of customization options!


While this design may look simple and clean, I've incorporated some special crochet techniques to add detail to the doll. For instance, take a look at the neat edging between the top and the skirt! 

A bit of embroidery can go a long way, too! I love the look of this doll's eyelashes, mouth, and subtle line of white under the eyes to give it a nice, finishing touch.

Recommended Yarn

This doll can be crocheted with different yarn weights and fibers to create different looks!  I crocheted this design using a polyester yarn (Hobbii Honey Bunny yarn) that creates a chenille and velvet look. The end result is fluffy, plush, squishy, and super soft!

If you'd like to make a smaller, "mini" version of this pattern (it'd make a great keychain too!), the same instructions can be used with medium weight #4 yarn paired with a smaller crochet hook, such as 2.75mm. Here are my medium weight yarn recommendations:


  • Plush toy for children to play with
  • Selling at craft fairs, markets, or boutiques
  • Dance recital gift 
  • Birthday gift or holiday gift
  • Christmas stocking stuffer

Want a bigger ballerina?

The baby ballerina is only about 5.5 inches tall, but if you'd like a bigger version, try Lena the Ballerina's pattern! She's 9 inches and has longer limbs and a more humanly proportionate body than her "baby"/cartoon counterpart.  

PDF Pattern

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You can get the PDF pattern from my storeRavelry, or Etsy.

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You might like my other designs if you enjoyed this one!  Simply click on the image below for the pattern, or check out all my free patterns here.

http://www.sweetsofties.com/2017/05/mori-kei-anime-girl-amigurumi-crochet.html  https://www.sweetsofties.com/2018/09/emerie-emerald-princess.html

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Best wishes,