Adding a Skirt to Amigurumi – Free Crochet Guide

Welcome to the latest installment in our Build Ami series! In this comprehensive crochet guide, we’re diving into the delightful world of amigurumi customization by adding a charming skirt to your creations. Whether you’re crafting a whimsical character or a cuddly creature, this step-by-step tutorial will show you how to seamlessly integrate a skirt onto your Basic Doll Base pattern.

If you haven’t already, make sure to follow the Doll Base Pattern, which serves as the foundation for all your amigurumi adventures. With our easy-to-follow instructions and detailed visuals, you’ll be crocheting your way to adorable creations in no time.

Now, let’s pick up our crochet hooks and dive into the creative process! Join us as we explore the art of crochet and unleash your imagination with every stitch. Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or just starting out, this free guide is packed with tips, tricks, and inspiration to elevate your amigurumi game.

Stay tuned as we unravel the secrets of amigurumi customization and transform your creations into one-of-a-kind masterpieces. From cute critters to fantastical creatures, the possibilities are endless when you add a skirt to your amigurumi!

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get crocheting and bring your imaginative visions to life with our step-by-step guide to adding a skirt to amigurumi. Join the crochet community and embark on a journey of creativity, whimsy, and endless possibilities. Happy crocheting!


  • Ch: Chain
  • Sc: Single Crochet
  • Sl st: Slip Stitch
  • Sc inc: Single Crochet Increase
  • (xx): Numbers in bold mean stitch count at the end of each round


In a 1 inch by 1 inch square of stitches there should be 4sc and 4 rows of sc.

Materials Needed:

  • 4.50mm Crochet Hook
  • Medium Weight Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle (metal recommended)
  • A stitch marker (I use colorful paperclips)


This skirt pattern is worked separately from the amigurumi’s main body. To crochet the amigurumi base before or after the skirt, visit the Classic Doll Base Pattern.

When it comes to adding a skirt or dress to your amigurumi, color coordination is key to achieving a stunning finished product. To craft a charming skirt that adds a touch of whimsy to your amigurumi, consider mismatching the colors of the top and the skirt itself.

On the other hand, if you’re aiming for a more polished and coordinated look, opt for a dress using the same yarn color that you used on the amigurumi’s top. This cohesive color scheme creates a sense of harmony and elegance, perfect for creating sophisticated characters or timeless designs.

Whether you’re drawn to the eclectic charm of a mismatched skirt or the classic appeal of a coordinated dress, the choice is yours! With our simple yet effective techniques, you’ll be able to transform your amigurumi into stylish fashionistas in no time.

Worked in-the-round:

  1. Ch 18, sl st to the first ch to form a circle. Ch 1 and sc 18 around, sl st to the first sc of the round. (18)
  2. Ch 1, (3sc, 1 sc inc) X4, sc 2, sl st to the first sc of the round. (22)
  3. Ch 1, (4sc, 1 sc inc) X4, sc 2, sl st to the first sc of the round. (26)
  4. Ch 1, sc around, sl st to the first sc of the round. (26)
  5. Ch 1, (5sc, 1 sc inc) X4, sc 2, sl st to the first sc of the round. (30)
  6. Ch 1, sc around, sl st to the first sc of the round. (30)

This makes a skirt that is able to wrap around the amigurumi’s torso. Place the “waistline” between rounds 25 and 26. Using a yarn that matches the skirt’s color and a yarn needle, sew the skirt to the amigurumi’s waist grabbing only the outermost stitches to create a seamless stitch.

Once the skirt is securely attached, be sure to hide all yarn ends for a clean and professional finish. With this final touch, your amigurumi is one step closer to becoming a true work of art, ready to delight and enchant.

Pro tip:

Take your amigurumi fashion game to the next level with this tip: match rounds 26 to 29 of the Classic Doll Base Pattern using the same color as the skirt, and continue by matching the first 2 rounds of each leg. This clever trick creates the illusion of your amigurumi wearing a skirt with matching shorts, adding an extra layer of style and sophistication.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to customizing your creations. Experiment with different colors, textures, and styles to make your amigurumi truly unique.

Join us as we embark on a journey of crochet creativity and unlock the secrets to achieving seamless style with your amigurumi creations. Happy crocheting!”

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