One of the most often visited pages on my blog is a round-up of free rag doll patterns that I did years ago. I've since found a few more great free rag doll patterns, plus some free Waldorf patterns which I have been increasingly asked to feature.
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Lillie Mae Craftsis like the mother-lode of free rag doll patterns. On the site, Brenda offers free Raggedy Ann patterns (40 of them, all for free!), tea party dolls (2 of them) and free seasonal rag dolls from Christmas to Halloween to the 4th of July. You'll be spoilt for choice!
Beth, of the blog, By Hook and By Hand has a wealth of free doll patterns on offer. One of my favourites is her Prairie Flowers doll pattern and free tutorial. Click the link to visit Beth's blog and look on the left hand side of the screen for the link to the PDF pattern entitled "Prairie Flowers Doll Pattern". Once you have the pattern, click the following link to see the step by step tutorial for making your Prairie Flowers doll.
This next free rag doll pattern (above) comes with text in Russian from the website, Yandex from Ladik. I used Google Translate to try to figure out who had created the pattern so please excuse me if I have credited this pattern incorrectly.
Suzann shared a free Babushka doll pin cushion pattern on her blog TiramiSue. While this pin cushion isn't exactly a rag doll, its construction is simple enough and would make a great sewing accessory for any rag doll maker.
Waldorf dolls are another very popular form of doll, particularly for children. The Silver Penny shared a free Waldorf doll making worksheet which you can download on Craftsy by clicking the link.
The Silver Penny also has a free Mini Waldorf Bunting Doll pattern.
Stephanie who blogs under the title Sewing Chick, shared a free Waldorf doll making tutorial. Click the link to find the download. Stephanie also has a jointed Waldorf doll tutorial which you can follow while making your Waldorf doll.
Beth from By Hook and By Hand shared her step by step process for making a Waldorf doll on her Flickr site.
Beth from By Hook and By Hand shared a tutorial on her Flickr account for how to make a wig for a Waldorf doll, click the link to see the step by step photo tutorial.
Katja Magus shared a step by step tutorial for making your own Waldorf doll on the Living Crafts Blog.
Kelly Casanova shared a tutorial for working on the the head of a Waldorf doll specifically on her blog, The Handmaden.
Whether your passion is for rag dolls or Waldorf style dolls I hope you'll find some new inspiration with these free patterns and tutorials.