Oopsie Doll

Little LalaOopsie is finished!

Was fun making this little one and hope you will have as much fun making her, as well as you daughters playing with her. Possibilities are endless. Specially when it comes making hair or dress. Looking forward to hear how about your ideas!

Here is the one I made (this is just the first one…many more will follow 🙂 )

Think we can start with the pattern right away. There is a lot of work to do!oopsie

Abbreviation, US terms:

Sc         Single crochet

Dc         Double crochet

Inc         2 sc in one stitch

Sl.St.         Slip stitch

Dec.         decrease, invisible decrease or 2 stitches together

Ch         Chain

Blo         back loops only

Flo         front loops only

Materials used:

2 mm crochet hook

8 ply cotton yarn in various colors

felt:          black (for eye lashes and under the button placement)

pink (cheeks)

Black embroidery thread for designing the lips

Two 7 mm buttons

Embroidery and darning needles for sewing up the parts and designing the face

Wire (for legs and arms – to make them flexible and mobile)

P.T.F.E. thread seal tape to secure the wire ends

Stuffing of your choice for the head and body

Finished size of this doll is 23 cm (9 inches)

Gauge per 1 inch (2,5 cm): 9stx8rows

Head

In skin color of your choice:

R1 sc6 in the magic ring (work in continuous round)

R2 Inc6 (12 sts)

R3 *Inc1, sc1* x6 (18 sts)

R4 *Inc1, sc2* x6 (24 sts)

R5 *Inc1, sc3* x6 (30 sts)

R6 *Inc1, sc4* x6 (36 sts)

R7 *Inc1, sc5* x6 (42 sts)

R8 *Inc1, sc6* x6 (48 sts)

R9 *Inc1, sc7* x6 (54 sts)

R10 *Inc1, sc8* x6 (60 sts)

R11 *Inc1, sc9* x6 (66 sts)

R12-R19 sc66 sts

R20 *Dec1, sc9* x6 (60 sts)

R21 *Dec1, sc8* x6 (54 sts)

R22 *Dec1, sc7* x6 (48 sts)

R23 *Dec1, sc6* x6 (42 sts)

R24 *Dec1, sc5* x6 (36 sts)

R25 *Dec1, sc4* x6 (30 sts)

R26 *Dec1, sc3* x6 (24 sts)

R27 *Dec1, sc2* x6 (18 sts)

Begin stuffing the head. Stuff it nice and firm.

R28 *Dec1, sc1* x6 (12 sts)

Tie off. Finish stuffing.

Body

Working on the panties. Choose the color you want panties to be.

R1 sc6 in magic ring (work in continuous round)

R2 Inc6 (12 sts)

R3 *Inc1, sc1* x6 (18 sts)

R4 *Inc1, sc2* x6 (24 sts)

R5 *Inc1, sc3* x6 (30 sts)

R6 *Inc1, sc4* x6 (36 sts)

R7-R9 sc36 sts

Change color to one you are using for skin.

R10 sc36 sts

R11 *Dec1, sc4* x6 (30 sts)

R12 sc30 sts

R13 *Dec1, sc3* x6 (24 sts)

R14 sc24 sts

R15 *Dec1, sc2* x6 (18 sts)

R16 sc18 sts

At this point begin stuffing the body

R17 *Dec1, sc1* x6 (12 sts)

R18 sc12 sts

Tie off and leave long end for sewing the body to the head.

Finish stuffing the body

Legs (x2)

Working with yarn in skin color of your choice

R1 sc4 in magic ring (working in continuous rounds)

R2  Inc4 (8 sts)

R3-32 sc30  8sts

Tie off and leave long end for sewing

Arms (x2)

Working with yarn in skin color of your choice

R1 sc4 in magic ring (working in continuous rounds)

R2 *inc1, sc1* x2 (6 sts)

R3-R4 sc6 sts

R5 ch3, sl.st2 (to this chain you have just made – we are making thumb here), *sc2, inc1* x2 (8 sts)

R6-R25 sc8 sts

Tie off and leave long end for sewing the arm to the body later

Now take the legs and hands and wire you have prepared.

Measure the length from one end to another (for leg and arm) and cut wire in same length.

Now use a little bit of stuffing, wrap it tightly on the top of each side of the wire. You can tighten it with some thread if it will be easier for you, take the seal tape and start wrapping it around ends, through the middle, towards the other end, until you have this nice looking, safe piece, with both ends closed and secured.

Here is the photo of materials used in my Oopsie doll and how this “stick” looks like before put into arm or leg.

wire sticksfinished stick

As you finish all four of the sticks place them inside the limbs.

Make another one short though, about 5 cm  ( 2 inches) long. This one make little bit thicker (If the wire is narrow as mine, fold it twice and twist it a little before wrapping it and making it safe. This piece we will use for head-body connection so the head doest wobble around.

Now you can start sewing the body parts together.

Start with head and body first.

Place the “stick” (wire) in the middle of both parts and sew the head and body nicely through all of 12 stitches. Add some stuffing if needed.

Legs:

Sew the legs on the bottom of the body, starting at R2-R6 at each side.

Safety pin them, check them twice and sew them nicely.

Arms:

Place arms on the sides of the body. Place them second row below from where the head and body are sewed together. Sew them through two rows, nicely. Be aware to place the thumb pointing front.

Lala

we can start working on hair

Hair

In color of your choice

R1 sc6 in the magic ring (work in continuous round)

R2 Inc6 (12 sts)

R3 *Inc1, sc1* x6 (18 sts)

R4 *Inc1, sc2* x6 (24 sts)

R5 *Inc1, sc3* x6 (30 sts)

R6 *Inc1, sc4* x6 (36 sts)

R7 *Inc1, sc5* x6 (42 sts)

R8 *Inc1, sc6* x6 (48 sts)

R9 *Inc1, sc7* x6 (54 sts)

R10 *Inc1, sc8* x6 (60 sts)

R11 *Inc1, sc9* x6 (66 sts)

R12-R15 sc66 sts

Tie off and leave long end for sewing the hair to the head.

 Ringlets

I have done mine in pair of two bunches, but then sewed them all together to look as made in one piece.

You can do the hair many different ways. You can make ringlets longer or shorter. You can make them thicker or thinner. You can make them less or more in numbers.

Start working, make few, place it on the head and see if you like them to be that way. Play and have fun. It really is fun! 😀

I will give you directions n how I did the ringlets. Will give you the instructions on two bunches with 5 ringlets each and you decide if you will make them looking as one or will sew them as two pony tails on each side of the head.

I made each different size. Some are the same, some are not. Was making the chains from 45-50 stitches.

In instructions will say 45 for each ringlet, but you increase or decrease as much as you like it.

Ch 47

Starting at the third stitch from the hook, stitch 3dc, repeat this for each stitch on this chain. (3dc in one st)

Reaching the end chain 47 again and repeat 3dc in each st.

This way make all 5 ringlets. Tie off and leave long end for sewing them on the head later.

Make two of such ringlets bunches.

Bangs

I did almost the same way. Didn’t have the same shade of purple that’s why these are little bit darker. Use same color yarn for the bangs.

For the bangs I also started with chain

Ch23

Sl.st.22

Make 3 more the same way

Instead of crocheting the bangs, you can just sew on few bangs on top of the head when hair will be done (before placing the bow). It is easier and also gives very nice effect. Oopsie1

Shoes

Starting with sole base (chose the color)

Ch8

R1 sc6, 3sc in one st, continue working on the other side of the chain, sc5, 2sc in one st (16 sts)

R2 inc1, sc5, inc3, sc5 inc2 (22 sts)

Change color in one you like shoes to be.

R3-R4 sc22 sts

R5 sc5, dec3, sc8 (16 sts)

R6 sc5, dec4, sc5 (14 sts)

R7 sc6, ch1 turn backwards and stitch 12 sts

(from this point on we will be working the rows, not continuous rounds)

R8-R13 sc12 sts

Change color (or use this one you have been working with) and single crochet around the edges .

Wave in the shoe laces with needle and thread of your choice.

I made chain and used it as shoe lace, but you can use a piece of yarn or thin bow.

You can make boots higher if you like.

Or, what can be done is to stitch the socks using the back loops only on the boots (making the sock or just nice lace effect coming out of the boots). Giving you just few ideas you can try to play with.

Dress!

Uf! This can be done 1001 way, trust me!

It was challenging to make it in one piece without buttons, zippers…and easy enough for girls that will play with the doll be able to take it off and change (if you will make a several 😉 ).

Dress is not done in continuous rounds. So after each row, ch1 or ch2, depending if you are starting with single crochet od double one. Finishing the row, slip stitch the last stitch to the first chain you started.

I have started my dress with chain of 36 stitches. Before closing the chain into circle, check if it fits to your doll (so you can add or decrease stitch or two).

Here we go:

Dress

Use color of your choice for the base dress color

Upper part

Ch 36, sl.st. to close the chain into a ring

R1 sc36

R2 sc36

R3 dc36

R4 dc36

R5 dc36

R6 *ch2, skip one st, sl.st1* repeat all the way around

Using long chain (you made out of thread, yarn) in color of your choice, or string, or bow, wave in between the R5-R6 starting in front of the dress, going allthe way around and finishing in front right before you started. This we will use to close the dress after it is put on the doll, to give her nice fitting effect 😉

Turn the dress upside down, to where we have started with the chain row. We are making the skirt now. Slip stitch to any stitch and start with our first row making the bottom of the dress.

I used yellow yarn here (that was later decorated with green) to make belt effect on this dress. You can change the color or just continue with the same one you have worked the top with.

Skirt:

R1  sc36 blo

R2 sc36 blo

Change color (here I switched from yellow to pink again)

R3 2dc in one st FLO all the way around

R4 dc in each st

R5 2dc in each st

R6 dc in each st

R7 2dc in each st

Change color (for this row I used turquoise color)

R8 sc in each st

Change color (for the final row I used yellow)

R9 *ch2, skip one st, sl.st1* repeat all the way around

Under skirt

With thinner white yarn

Slip stitch at one of the back loops on R3 of the dress’s bottom.

R1 sc all the way around

R2 2dc in each st

R3 dc each st

R4 2dc in each st

R5 dc each st

R6 2dc in each st

Change color (I used green here)

R7 *ch2, skip one st, sl.st* repeat till the end of this row.

Shoulder sleeves

Put the dress on the doll. Tighten the upper part with the bow or string you waved in, and mark best place where the strings for the shoulder sleeves would go best. This is how I did it.

Mark all four points. Two in front and two on the back, take the dress off the doll and start making the shoulder strings in the same color as the dress was made.

R1 Sl.st. at the front of the dress. Ch10, sl.st at the back (of the same shoulder side)

Change color (first one I did was pink, and now was switching to turquoise)

R2 sc10 st

Change color (mine is yellow here)

R3 *ch2, skip one st, sl.st1* repeat till end

Tie off sew and hide ends nicely

In addition there is bow to make on the belt, and if you like you can add one row of zig-zag motif.

Choose what will you use for the belt. Starting at front, wave in the string or bow or whatever you have chosen for this.

In one of the rows where you have front loops visible slip stitch the yarn in color of your choice and make this motif:

*Ch2, skip one stitch, sl.st* all the way around.

Tie off, hide the ends.

oopsieb&w

Bow

Ch18

R1 2dc, 2hdc, 2sc, 4sl.st. 2sc, 2hdc, 2dc, ch2, turn

R2-4 repeat the pattern from R1

When finished with R4, sc all the way around the bow.

Tie off, hide the end.

Bow middle

Ch8 (one color)

R1 sc7 (second color)

R2 *ch2, skip one, sl.st1* repeat for all the stitches (third color)

Tie or sew this piece at the middle of the bow, and sew the bow nicely on top of the head.

Finishing:

Hair:

Place the hair “cap” on, Position it the way you like it the best. Safety pin it and sew it all around.

Now place the ringlets the way you want them to be. Safety pin them and sew them so they stay at place where you wanted them to be.

If you are using bangs with slip stitched chains, the way I made my Oopsie doll, place it on the very top of the head, safety pin each bang and sew one by one, little by little on the front of the head.

At the end sew on the bow, One in the middle, on top of the head, or two at sides, depending how you will make your ringlets to be.

Eyes:

Use little bit of black felt. Place the buttons you will use of eyes on the felt, draw the outline and cut out two black felt pieces you will put under the buttons.

We will glue them first. Buttons on the felt and felt on the head, so once sewed on will stay nice and firm.

For eye lashes cut black felt, making kind of V shape pattern (as for two lashes to stick on the eye sides).

Safety pin the eyes and using black thread sew them on the head.

With embroidery needle and black thread, sew the  smiling mouth.

Using pink felt, cut two circles of about 1cm big and glue them on the face. I used regular all purpose crystal glue.

If you don’t have the felt for eyes or cheeks. Embroider the eyelashes on each side of the eye. Use little bit of powder blush for the cheeks.

Was a little work to do for this doll but at the end it’s al worth it. Hope you enjoyed making Oopsie and most of all hope your kids will enjoy playing with one! 😀

Looking forward to hear all you comments, suggestions, replies. Let me know how it goes! Send me some photos of finished doll! Looking forward hearing from you and seeing the photos.

Wish you all the best of luck and lots of fun making these dolls.

If you will come up with some special and new ideas, let me know so we will publish them on the blog!

lalaO

‘till next time wishing you lots of fun and joy!

p.s.

On the left side of the home page I have added the box with several patterns in .pdf  for your easier download and work.

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59 thoughts on “Oopsie Doll

  1. I can hardly wait to try your pattern! I made one by modifying another pattern that’s out there, but the head’s size was the biggest problem and making it stay up and not hang down. I love your Lalaloopsy!

    • Hi Maria,
      Looking forward hearing from you again with all the news about making O.opsie
      When it comes to head, try putting wire. Wrap it as I tried to explain in the pattern stuck it in between head and body part while sewing the parts together. That helps a lot. Head stays nice and firm.

  2. Love your doll (it’s super adorable) and love the clever twist on the brand name! The name had me chucking for a good five minutes 😀 Amazing work as usual. I’m especially in love with her boots 😀 Thank you so much for sharing XOXO

    • Thank you dear 🙂
      Nice to hear from you! Was thinking how to name the doll. Even though oopsie is pronounced different from oopsy, many (including me) don’t know that 😀 So is nice twist, as you say. I like this look “O.opsie” with dot between two o(s).
      Cute 😉
      Glad you find her adorable.
      Hugs

    • Hello dear Shantier!
      Thank you. Glad you like her!
      Yes, it is my point, from one pattern one can make so many different dolls. My head is full of ideas and new Oopsies 😀
      Hope that many ladies who will work on this doll, will get inspired to try something different, new…and just have fun. This is what all this is about. To enjoy, have fun and share with each other.
      Thank you once again for nice comment.
      Hugs

      • That pattern is definitely one to keep in the books! I do have a question though, where did you learn the basics of amigurumi? I was thinking of making my own…just for the kids to play/sleep with really. I just can’t get myself around the head part. Knowing what type of stitches create the different shapes. I tried about two months ago but didn’t feel confident.

      • If you know how to make single crochet stitch, then you can do any amigurumi doll you like. It is really that easy. What I can suggest, try picking up Little Karla pattern here. She is one very simple doll to make. And fast project as well. Whatever yarn you will use, look at the label and read what hook is required for it; then take two sizes smaller hook so your gauge will be tighter (and your stuffing wont be peeking out when you stuff the piece). Most of my work is done in continuous rounds. Once you start, you just go (no chain here, slip stitch there…mark the rows for easier counting and pattern following).
        If you don’t know how to start with the magic ring, ch2 and all the stitches indicated in the first row stitch into 1st stitch. Give it a try. It is really this easy 🙂
        I will help you all the way. Start and ask, and ask…no matter how many times. You will make it, I am sure.
        Good luck! 🙂 Now am really excited waiting for you to start and make a doll! 😀
        Hugs

  3. Cute…adorable….you did a great job!….Thanks for the pattern and for sharing.You have such a beautiful blog …..full of inspiration.Looking forward to make this cute doll.I will let you know.
    Thanks,

    Luna

    • Thank you Luna for nice comment and compliments regarding blog. Looking forward hearing from you again with all the details about making doll. Wishing you lots of fun and happy moments while crocheting.
      If you will need any assistance or help let me know so can help you; Specially if there are some unclear lines in the pattern, or mistakes.

  4. you did a great job on the doll, Did you use felt and buttons, are the buttons black ? I have the hardest times with facial features, I get disgusted and quit, I am a lousy artist.

    • Dear Evelyn,
      Thank you for your comment.
      For this particular doll I used both. Black buttons for the eyes, but underneath I glued same size round black felt pieces (this way I could glue the eyelashes and sew buttons on the head better…before sewing glued them a little).
      It is the hardest part to design the face. Face is feature that makes doll cute. It is never easy. You just need to be patient. Take it easy. Pin the eyes to try out how they look. Pin them closer, wider, lower, upper….try it over and over until you find the best position or the one you like the most. If you will work on this doll and will need help with the face, let me know. Will try to help you.

  5. A very pretty and sweet doll. I love everything about her but her hair is stunning. When I have time I would like to try one with red hair. Thanks you for posting the pattern. 🙂

    • Hello dear!
      Nice to hear from you. Glad you like the doll and would like to try making one. Warmly recommend you do. Outcome is really nice.
      I want to make Pipi longstockings doll (think that’s how is called in English), out of this pattern.
      Doll for my collection 😀
      Thank you for your nice comment.
      Hugs

  6. I LOVE THIS! I AM SO GLAD YOU MADE SHOES AND DRESS THAT CAN BE TAKEN ON AND OFF!!!!!! Thank you for this awesome pattern!!!!!

  7. hi!!
    you are so talented… I love your projects!!! =)
    thank you so much for passing by my blog!! =) and thanks for your lovely comment as well!!
    all the best
    Sadia

  8. I made one and finished it tonight. I made it for my sister’s birthday in late September. She and I ( although in our 50’s collect Lalaloopsy dolls. We buy them for each other. She is going to be thrilled beyond words. Have a picture, but,don’t know how to show it to you.

  9. OH WOW!!! This Oopsie Doll is so beautiful, this will be my next challenge after I finish my BB Doll, how tall is this one?
    Thanks
    Lucie

  10. Hello Amigurumibb,
    I love your patterns, your dolls are very cute.
    I’m interested in make a translation of your Oopsie doll pattern to Spanish and share with my blog readers. There are many interested in crochet your dolls but they can not read english descriptions.
    Obviously i’ll give you all the credit for the pattern.
    Tell me if you are ok or not.

    Thanks in advace.
    Hugs, LYA

    • Hello Lyanne,
      Please feel free to translate Oopsie doll in spanish. There are several spanish translations of my patterns as well (Smurfs, BB Dolls)…if you are interested can send you link to them so you can share them as well with your readers. 🙂

  11. Hello, This is an amazing pattern. Can I use Lilly Sugar N’ Cream yarn to create her? I like the colors they offer. If so, what size hook would your recommend? Thanks! Allyson

  12. I want to try to make this for my 3 youngest grandaughters. They will be being washed, and maybe even a lot., Is it possible the wire could work through? Also if you wouldn’t mind, could you tell me what brand of yarn you use? I love the colors you chose , what is the flesh color?. I have only used white red heart yarn on my “attempt” at making a doll. It has stuffing peeking behind my yarn because I assume it is because I used a bigger hook than you suggest as my fingers do not cooperate with the little hook. For that reason my creations have been on hold. You are amazing, such a joy to read your blog. Ty for all your sharing and I hope my questions are ok, if not, I apologize.

    • Dear Mary,
      Thank you for your message and all the questions asked about oopsie doll.
      When I make dolls I always keep in mind that dolls need to be washed. Wire in arms and legs (even to make head and neck joint stronger) will work fine after frequent washing but you need to protect the ends. Maybe instead of wire you might wanna try with pipe cleaners. Two or three of them twisted together and placed inside arms and legs.
      Becasue doll has big head compared to the body you might encounter head wobbling around. I suggest to use wire, well wrapped in polly fill (try even sewing it to secure the ends well), and stuff the head and neck area very firm. Even when sewing and closing this part, add more stuffing and stuck it in to make it firm so after washing the head stays firm.
      Liz from my Facebook group, who has made many of these dolls, came up with idea that I will write about to show you, on how to connect legs and arms crocheting (instead of sewing them later), what makes limbs nicely attached to body. Will talk about Liz’s method tomorrow or on Friday.
      To make my Oopsie dolls I used local brand cotton yarn. This yarn I used is very similar to Patones DK 100% cotton yarn (I am sure you can find online or at local yarn shops). With that yarn I use 2 or 2,5 mm crochet hooks. Always use smaller hooks from what it says on the yarn package. You want to make stitches close and tight, so they don’t stretch when you stuff finished doll or toy.
      Go for cotton yarn when making Oopsie doll. She will end up stronger and more durable than one made in acrylic yarn. Acrylic is good for toys or stuffed animals, plushies.
      For flesh I try to use very light peach.
      Tried different colors, from beige to light pink, but light peach works the best.
      When buying yarn, first check the peach. If you find that one, buy other colors for your doll (same brand). 😀
      I hope this answer helps you a little. Please feel free to write and ask whatever you need to know or have doubts about. Will be glad to help.
      Regards,
      Vanja

    • Went to see the doll and she is absolutely beautiful! Really like her very much. Posted the link and photo on FB 🙂
      Thank you for leaving the link and letting me know about this beautiful doll you made.
      Hugs
      Vanja

  13. Wow great pattern and have had fun making most of it. I am on the first dec round of the shoe and your pattern begins with 22sc, then it instructs you to 5sc, dec3, 8sc for 16sts, what do you do with the sts left over or is there another dec missing? Thank you.

  14. I’m in the same problem of the shoe pattern… I wanna finish the doll but I can’t figure it out! Please help.. Shall I skip 3 stitch or is it a mistake in the shoe pattern ❤️ And thanks for the great pattern

  15. I’m in the same problem of the shoe pattern… I wanna finish the doll but I can’t figure it out! Please help.. Shall I skip 3 stitch or is it a mistake in the shoe pattern ❤️ And thanks for the great doll pattern

    • I have to check the pattern Haneen.
      In the first one there was mistake and I corrected it first week. Have to take and work on the shoe pattern to give you right answer. Will try to do it asap and will let you know.

  16. Hello, I just wanted to know if you’ll allow me to translate your Oopsie Doll’s pattern and to use it in a CAL on my Facebook’s group ?
    I’ll wate your answer before doing anything. Thanks before. Have a sweet evening

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