Free Matryoshka Pattern


I made this cute little Russian nesting doll with Vanna’s Choice yarn in mustard yellow and Ever Soft Solid yarn in turquoise and a 2.75 mm crochet hook .


ch – chain

sc – single crochet

inc – single crochet increase

dec – single crochet decrease

blo – single crochet in back loops only

mc – magic circle

Body (in yellow & turquoise)

Row 1: ch 6,  blo sc in 2nd ch from hook, blo inc, blo sc, blo inc, blo sc, blo inc, rotate, sc, inc, sc  (12)

Row 2: *inc, sc* 6 times  (18)

Row 3: *inc, 2 sc* 6 times (24)

Rows 4-8: sc around (24)

Row 9: *inc, 3 sc* 6 times (30)

Change color to turquoise

crochet color change

Rows 10-15: sc around (30)

Row 16: *dec, 3 sc* 6 times (24)

Start to fill with stuffing

stuffing amigurumi

Row 17: sc around (24)

Row 18: *dec, 2 sc* 6 times, sl st  (18)

finish off and continue to stuff

finishing off crochet

Bottom (in turquoise)

crochet circle

Row 1: 6 sc in mc  (6)

Row 2: inc around (12)

Row 3: *inc, sc* 6 times, sl st  (18)

finish off and leave a long tail to attach both pieces together

step 7


I cut a circle of beige felt about 1 inch in diameter for the face of the doll. You can use the cap of a water bottle as a template. I used E6000 adhesive to attach the face, hair, and other details.

For the eyes I attached the tips of 2 pins to the felt.

To create the look of blushing cheeks I colored with a fine tipped marker onto a cotton swab and dabbed it just under the eyes.

adding blush to your amigurumi

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3 Replies to “Free Matryoshka Pattern”

  1. Do you really start of with a chain of 6? Maybe I’m missing something because I’m a beginner but I count needing 7 chains (skip one, sc in second ch from hook, increase in third, sc in fourth, increase in fifth, sc in sixth and another increase in the seventh, then rotate)?

    1. Oh no! I’m sorry. This was one of my first crochet patterns. I’ll go back and spruce up the pattern soon. (I just tried to make sense of row 1 but it’s a bit difficult).

      That being said, as long as you come up with 12 stitches at the end of row 1, I think the rest of the pattern should work.

      1. Ha! So it wasn’t just me. I look forward to the updated pattern, but thanks for the advice!

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