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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