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18″ Doll Sleeping Bag & Pillow Crochet Pattern

Do you have a little girl in your life that loves her American Girl doll (or other 18″ doll equivalent)? Now you can make her a doll sleeping bag and pillow so she can bring it on her sleepover. The pattern works up quickly and is written in easy stitches for a beginner.

 

 

Free crochet pattern for 18" Doll Sleeping Bag & Pillow.

 

Over the years I have taught all 5 of my daughters to crochet. Some have picked it up quicker than others. My 12 year old daughter had the hardest time, but I am happy to say she has gotten a LOT better. The pattern below is her first attempt at creating her own crochet pattern. I have tried to check for errors, and I did tweak it slightly from the photo to make it easier, so if you do find any please be kind and I will work on getting it fixed/questions answered. Thank you.


18″ Doll Sleeping Bag & Pillow Crochet Pattern

 

Finished Size:

  • Sleeping Bag – approx. 20” long x 11½” wide
  • Pillow – 9” long x 4½” wide

Yarn: #4 worsted weight – 8 oz. makes both sleeping bag & pillow

Hook Size: K/10½ (6.50 mm)

Notions: Yarn Needle, Fiberfill (small amount)

Gauge: 12 sc = 4 inches (my daughter crochets tightly, so please check gauge and adjust hook or your sleeping bag & pillow will end up too big)

 

Abbreviations

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

sk – skip

yo – yarn over

 

 

Free 18" Doll Sleeping Bag & Pillow crochet pattern.

 

Sleeping Bag

Ch 35.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (34 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rows 3 – 126: Rep Row 2 until sleeping bag measures approx. 34”.

Fasten off.

Fold length of sleeping bag so that there is 20” in the back (for headrest) and 14” in front. Whip stitch through both front and back on both sides.

 

Doll Sleeping Bag diagram

 

Pillow

Ch 30.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (29 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rows 3 – 33: Rep Row 2 until pillow measures approx. 9” from beg.

Fasten off, leaving 18” tail for sewing seam.

Fold length of pillow and whip stitch side up first side and across length, fill with fiberfill, whip stitch last side closed.

Weave in ends.

 

Happy Crocheting!

 

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5 thoughts on “18″ Doll Sleeping Bag & Pillow Crochet Pattern”

  • I am having trouble trying to fold the sleeping bag. I do not understand your instructions.
    Thanks Glenda Easley

    • Hi Glenda,

      You will fold the sleeping bag in half lengthwise leaving about 6″ that do not overlap. So this will leave the short ends not lined up (enough for the dolls head to lay on). To make it easier, try these steps:
      1) fold the sleeping bag in half lengthwise
      2) pull top of sleeping bag down approx 6″ front top where short ends meet
      3) whip stitch up sides that overlap

      Does that help?

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