Quick and Easy Crocheted Doll Furniture

Debra Frick

Living Room Furniture

Calling all little girls that love their Barbies or that have little dolls that need some furniture. Have I got a deal for you! This is number 1 in a three part series of articles about easy doll house furniture. Next week will be a crocheted kitchen and the week after that her bedroom.

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These directions are easy enough for a beginner or as a project to teach different stitches. I am a pretty fast crocheter and these can be made in a couple of evenings for the average crocheter, a little longer for a beginner. This is a great project to do while watching TV as there are not many different stitches to the pattern so you can make them really fast. You will be recycling those obnoxious Walmart bags that seem to multiply in your cabinet and polystyrene packing material that does not break down in our landfills. You can also recycle cardboard or foam meat trays or Styrofoam for this project, it just needs to be pretty stiff to give your furniture some shape. If you don't know what Polystyrene is, please refer to the picture of materials. This comes in boxes with computer parts as the packing material. I tried to choose materials that everyone would have on hand so that you would not have to spend any money on making these.

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Of course if you would rather buy yarn than to use scraps, I would think you could get the living room couch and chairs out of one Super Saver skein of yarn and the tables and rugs out of a regular skein of yarn. Sheets of Polystyrene can be bought at any pack and ship store.

Color combinations are up to you. I just used what I had in my yarn box. You could change colors for the arms or make the skirts different from the main body. You could also slip stitch the parts together with a different color which would look nice also as the slip stitching of the different parts really stands out. I also would not be afraid to make these with a textured yarn as the couch and chair were made with a really soft yarn that had bumps in it. Maybe let your budding interior designer help with your color selections.

Abbreviations:

Dc Double crochet
Sc Single Crochet
HDC Half double crochet

Materials

  • scrap hanks of yarn in matching colors or contrasting colors, worsted weight or two strands of thinner yarn held together
  • G crochet hook
  • white Wal-Mart bags for stuffing
  • 1/2 inch polystyrene packing material or cardboard
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  • 1 box from a pack of 100's cigarettes or box measuring 4 inches long by 2 1/8 inches wide by 7/8 inches thick
  • 2 small boxes from short cigarettes or box measuring 3 inches long by 2 1/8 inches wide by 7/8 inches thick

Living Room Couch

Back: Make 2

Row 1: Chain 24 in third chain from hook Dc and in each stitch across. Chain 2 turn.
Row 3: (Chain 2 counts as first stitch) Dc in each stitch across. Chain 2 turn.
Row 4: Dc in each stitch across. Cut and work in ends.

Seat: Make 2

Following same directions as above work 5 rows instead of four.
Band for inside of two seat covers: Make 1
Chain 5 in second chain from hook Dc in each stitch across. (3 Dc) Chain 2 turn.
Rows 2-28: Continue in pattern until the 28 row. Cut and work in ends.

Arms: Make 2

Chain 22: In second chain from hook Dc in back loop only and in each chain across. Chain 2 turn.
Rows 2-8: Continue Dc in back loop only until eight rows are complete. Cut and work in ends.

Assembly:

Back:

  1. Cut one piece of the polystyrene or cardboard just a little bit smaller than your back.
  2. With rights sides facing out slip stitch your pieces together on three sides. Start on a short side working up and along the long side and then to the second short side.
  3. Now slip in your polystyrene and holding it all together slipstitch your fourth side.
  4. Cut and work in ends.

Seat:

  1. Taking one piece of the seat and the band slip stitch band around edge of seat piece. When you reach the corner 3 slip stitches per corner to get you around. When you reach your beginning edge continue to slip stitch the two edges together. (3 slip stitches)
  2. Cut and work in ends.
  3. With right side facing out slip stitch second seat piece on to seat cover.
  4. Stuff with the polystyrene ( I used two pieces ) cut to the correct size finish slip stitching closed.
  5. Now to make the skirt on the bottom of your couch; starting in any corner of the raised slip stitch border, Dc 4 times to make a shell, *skip one stitch and make another 4 Dc to make a shell until you are all the way around the bottom. Cut and work in ends.
  6. Arms:

    1. Starting at the small end fold piece in half with right sides facing and slip stitch around to the other end making a tube.
    2. Cut and work in the ends.
    3. Turn right side out.
    4. Stuff with cut up Walmart bags until firm and then slip stitch the end closed.
    5. Now I prefer to slip stitch things together as I find that this makes a stronger joining and looks neater, but you can whip stitch the parts together if you prefer. I definitely would whip stitch the arms on I also use a little fabric glue to just make it stronger as these will get a lot of wear and tear.
    6. Back to seat: Lay the back on the seat and slip stitch through both ridges of the joining slip stitch. Cut and work in ends. Whip stitch arms to both back and seat.

    Fancy Chair:

    You will be crocheting this in the back loops only.

    Seat:

    Ch 2, 7 SC in first chain, join, ch2 counts as first stitch in next row. (7 SC)
    Row two Crochet entire seat from here on out in the back loops only. 2 HDC in each stitch around join chain 3 (14 HDC)


    Row 3: 2 DC in each stitch around Join chain 2
    Row 4: HDC in each stitch around, Join chain 1
    Row 5 :Crochet in back two loops- 1 sc in each 2 stitch around, join, chain 2 (this can be a tricky stitch but what you are doing is SC ing to stitches together. So stick your needle into the first stitch and then with the first stitch still on your needle put on the second stitch and single crochet them together.) This is a decrease.
    Row 6 : HDC in each stitch around, Join, Chain 3.
    Rows 7-8: Dc in each stitch around, Join Chain 3
    Row 9: HDC in each stitch around, Join, Chain 3
    Row 10: DC in each stitch around, Stuff tightly with Walmart bag and then a piece of the Polystyrene and the slip stitch across bottom to close. Cut and work in ends.

    Bottom Ruffle:

    Attach yarn and 4 DC ( Shell made) skip a stitch 4 dc all the way around.

    Back:

    Make two pieces
    Repeat rows 1 through 4 of seat. Fasten off after row 4. Cut polystyrene to fit and then slip stitch half way around back and then slide in polystyrene and finish slipstitching closed.

    Arms: Make 4

    Row 1: Chain 5, slip stitch to form ring, chain 1, 12 sc in ring, join Chain 3.
    Row 2: 4 Dc in same space as Chain 3, sc in next stitch, *5 double crochet in next stitch, Sc next stitch Repeat from * 3 times (4 shells) Leave 4 stitches not crocheted.
    Fasten off and work in ends. Slip stitch two arm pieces together.

    Assembly: Slip stitch back to seat. Slip stitch arms to back and seat.

    Matching Living Room Chair

    Back: make 2

    Row 1 Chain 13 in second chain from hook Dc and then Dc in each stitch across. Chain 2
    Row 2-4: Dc across row
    Fasten off and work in ends.

    Seat: Make 2

    Row 1 Make 2
    Row 1 Chain 13 in second chain from hook Dc and then Dc in each stitch across. Chain 2 Turn.
    Row 2-4: Dc across row Chain 2 turn.

    Center Band: Make 1

    Row 1: Chain 5 in second chain from hook Dc and in each stitch across. (3 Dc) Chain 2
    Row 2-28: Dc in each stitch across Chain 2 turn.
    Fasten off and work in ends.

    Arms: Make 2

    Row 1: Chain 12 in second chain from hook Dc and in each stitch across. Chain 2 turn.
    Rows 1-6: Dc in each stitch across.
    Fasten off and work in ends.

    Assembly: Same as for living room couch.

    Large Coffee Table

    Top and Bottom: 2 total

    Row 1: Chain 16 in second chain from hook Sc and in each stitch across. Chain 1 turn.
    Rows 2-6 Sc in each stitch across Chain 1 turn.
    Fasten off and work in ends.

    Center Band: Make 1

    Row 1: Chain 6 in second chain from hook Sc and in each stitch across. Ch1 Turn. (4 Sc)
    Row 2-32 Sc in each stitch across. Chain 1 turn.
    Fasten off and work in ends.

    Assembly:

    1. Stuff larger cigarette box with Walmart bag.
    2. Slip stitch the center band to top.
    3. Slip stitch half way around the bottom and slide in box continue to slip stitch closed.

    Rug

    Row 1: Chain 12, Sc in second chain from hook and in next 9 stitches 3 sc in next chain for corner. Continue to crochet up other side of chain, 9 Sc, 2 sc in end stitch, Join Chain 1 turn.
    Now crochet in back loops only
    Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. Chain 1 turn
    Row 3:* 2 sc in each of next 3 stitches, 9 sc Repeat from * once join and chain 1 turn.
    Row 4: Sc in each stitch around. Chain 1 turn.
    Picot edging: *Chain 4 and skip next stitch slip stitch to next stitch Chain 4 Repeat from * around.
    Fasten off and work in ends.

    Side Table:

    Top and Bottom

    Row 1-6: Chain 12, in second chain from hook Sc and in each stitch across. Chain 1 turn

    Center Band

    Row 1-26 Chain 5 in second chain from hook Sc and in each stitch across Chain 1 turn.

    Assembly: Same as large table.

About The Author: Debra Frick is a mother of 5 and a grandmother to 7 grandsons. She is a published author and poetress. Born in California, she now lives in Colorado Springs with her husband and many pets. Her hobbies include crocheting, reading, arts and crafts and bargain hunting.

February 7, 20070 found this helpful

HOW ADORABLE !!

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February 9, 20070 found this helpful

Good Job! Thanks for sharing your photos and patterns. Any girl would love this.

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February 12, 20070 found this helpful

Hi Debra! These are great! My son has been building a doll house for his daughter, (my granddaughter), and these will be great to make for her! Thanks! Sue

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February 12, 20070 found this helpful

How sweet to "soften" those stiff dolls! Can you get the furniture down to accommodate the average dollhouse dolls? I believe that you could market it or at least begin to make rugs, comforters, clothing, and then take special sized orders for dolls? Good luck and God bless you. : )

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April 23, 20160 found this helpful

Sorry to resurrect, lovely work. Can I ask a question? Where you say DC from second chain from hook, how many chains have you made?

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