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How to Crochet a Doll Leg

Updated April 17, 2017

Crocheted dolls come in many shapes and sizes, but there are just two basic shapes for most crocheted doll legs. A crocheted doll leg can be made with a crocheted circle to create a round foot that then is formed into a straight tube for the leg. Or a crocheted tube leg can begin with a crocheted oval used to form the foot. The formed foot takes a bit more time and skill to complete but provides the foot with a more natural shape.

Work the first round. Make a slip stitch and then chain two. Work six single crochet in the second chain from the hook.

Work an increase round. Make two single crochet in each stitch around, twelve stitches. Make a single stitch in each stitch around for subsequent rounds if this is the diameter you want for the doll leg. Continue to work increase rounds if you want a larger diameter doll leg.

Work another increase round. Make a single crochet in the first stitch and two single crochet in the next stitch. Repeat around for eighteen stitches.

Work subsequent increase rounds. Continue to add stitches in increments of six until the circle reaches the diameter that you want the leg.

Make the doll leg. Make a single stitch in each stitch around for subsequent rounds until the leg reaches the desired length. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. Fasten off leaving a 12-inch length of yarn. Stuff and sew to doll body.

Work the first round. Make a slip stitch and then chain an even number of stitches that is a little shorter than the desired foot length. For example, chain six with an "I" hook and medium weight yarn to make a foot about two inches long. Single crochet in the second chain from the hook and in each chain to the last chain. Three single crochet in the last chain. Working on the opposite side of the starting chain, single crochet in each chain to the last chain. Two single crochet in the last chain.

Work an increase round. Two single crochet in the first stitch. Single crochet in each stitch to the three stitches worked in the same stitch from the previous round. Two single crochet in each of the next three stitches. Single crochet in each stitch to the last two stitches. Two single crochet in each of the last two stitches. Then work a round of single crochet in each stitch around.

Shape the toe. Work a single crochet in each stitch to within one stitch of the "point" of the oval. Work a decrease stitch over the next three stitches. To work the decrease, pull up a loop in each of the next three stitches, yarn over and pull through all four loops on the hook. Single crochet in each remaining stitch around.

Continue shaping the foot. Work a single crochet in each stitch to one stitch from the decrease stitch of the previous round. Work a decrease stitch over the next three stitches. Single crochet in each remaining stitch around. Stuff the foot.

Work the leg. Single crochet in each stitch around until the leg reaches the desired length. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. Fasten off, leaving a 12-inch length of yarn. Stuff and sew to doll body.

Tip

Do not join rounds. Mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker or hair clip. Make the foot in a shoe colour and the leg in a flesh colour.

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About the Author

Joy Prescott has over 12 years experience as a technical writer. Since 1980 she has been a professional crochet pattern designer, publishing in many crochet magazines including "Crochet!" and "Crochet World," and in books such as "Today’s Crochet: Sweaters from the Crochet Guild of America." Prescott has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.