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Auckland, New Zealand

I first held a crochet hook at age 3. My mom and elder sister tried to teach my 5 year old sister how to crochet, but told me I was too little. I told them I COULD do it! And I did. :) The rest is ...

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Kokeshi Babies

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Kokeshi Babies
Kokeshi Babies

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • ch, sl st, sc, hdc, dc, tr

Pattern Description:

These adorable little dolls are inspired by traditionally wooden Japanese kokeshi dolls. They have no arms or legs, in keeping with the style, and feature removable kimonos.

Pattern includes 3 simple hairstyle variations:
- Top Bun
- Side Buns
- Side Coils

Pattern is written in standard American terms.


No specific gauge is required.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • approx. 5" tall


  • Worsted weight yarn
  • Crochet hook size F (3.75 mm)

You Will Also Need:

  • Safety Eyes
  • Stuffing
  • Needle & Thread