In this simple crochet pattern I’ll show you how to crochet a Cukado doll. These dolls are super easy and super cute, like cupcakes! 😉 You can crochet them in one piece from bottom up and this way you do not have to sew individual pieces together.
Here you find the size specifications for the crocheted Cukado doll.
|Crochet Hook 12 (shown example)||137yds / 1.75oz, 100% cotton||19cm|
For our Cukado doll we crochet first the arms and then the legs. Then both legs are crocheted together and then we continue with the body. We also crochet the arms with the body and then you can continue with the head directly. Afterwards you can customize your Cukado doll as you like.
We crochet the arms for the cukado doll from bottom to top in spiral rounds with double crochet stitches (UK!). Shortly before finishing the arms are filled and later crocheted to the body.
We crochet the legs for the Cukado doll from bottom to top in spiral rounds with only double crochet stitches (UK!). At the second leg the thread is not cut off because in the next step both legs are crocheted together.
Next we want to crochet the legs together so that we can continue with the body right away.
After crocheting our legs together, we can crochet the body for the Cukado doll. The body is crocheted from bottom to top in spiral rounds with only double crochet stitches (UK!).
Next we want to crochet the previously crocheted arms into the next round of the body.
Now you can just continue to crochet and finish the body. Depending on whether you want to crochet the head individually or with the body, you choose the right variant.
Tip: If you want to tie hair the scalp may show through. If this bothers you, you can just crochet the top rounds of the head to the forehead in a matching color.
If you want to crochet the head directly with the doll, we start from the bottom up and crochet in spiral rounds with double crochet stitches (UK!).
Crochet the single head for the doll from top to bottom in spiral rounds with only double crochet stitches (UK!). The head is properly filled and stuffed. The remaining thread end is needed later to sew the head around to the body.
If you want, you can still crochet ears for your Cukado doll, but you do not have to. Crochet the ears for the doll in just one round and tie them later with the thread ends to the head.
If you have crocheted a single head for your Cukado doll, you first sew it with the opening to the body. Mark the center over the front of the head and the body.
Then you can sew both parts together with the thread end around, as I have shown you in the pattern for sewing open parts together.
Now we close the small openings that have arisen under the arms. To do this, pull the respective end of the thread from the arm to the outside and use it to sew the opening in a line along both edges. Then you secure the thread end inside.
A small opening has also been created between the legs on one side. Here you simply pull the thread end from the first leg to the outside and sew this opening together. Again, the thread end is secured inside.
Now you have finished a simple Cukado doll, which can serve as the basis for very individual Cukado dolls. By simply creating some very individual details your Cukado doll will get a very personal touch and you can make almost everything out of it.
If you want you can crochet ears for your Cukado and tie them around the round under the eyes with 5? Stitch the distance to the eye on the right and left of the head. Be careful not to swap your ears and point the longer earlobes down. Perhaps you will get help in the tutorial to tie up small parts.
First, we will make the hair, which will completely change the look of your Cukado doll. You can create long, short, thin, thick, smooth or textured hair in a variety of colors to create a unique character. If you’ve never done this before, the hair tie tutorial will probably help you.
Now you can customize the face as you like by adding small details that have a big impact.
Darning yarn makes it easy to embroider eyebrows, eyelashes, a mouth or freckles in matching colors.
A nose you simply design with the yarn from the body with horizontal stitches around several stitches in the middle between the eyes until it has the desired volume.
With textile paint or acrylic paint, you can easily make cheeks and shades.
Lastly finish the clothes for your Cukado doll and give it a distinctive look. There are different instructions for very different clothes available that fit all dolls of the Cukado series! If that’s not all that easy for you just look for one of the ready-made designs for Cukado Dolls.