Crochet Pattern: Doll Sleep Sack

By Emilee Gettle – 5 Comments
I love vintage pattern magazines from the 1940s and 1950s. Each one has several cute and relevant patterns that I can adjust for my lifestyle. Then, there are sometimes some that make me scratch my head and wonder what the designer was thinking! I remember as a child my mom telling me about the bleach bottle crocheted baby beds that were a popular project when she was young. I didn’t have a bleach bottle but I made this little sleep sack for my daughter’s dolly. It cradles her 5 1/2″ (14 cm) doll perfectly!

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 6″ (15 cm) long and 5″ (13 cm) wide

Medium Worsted Weight Yarn (approximately 200 yards)
Crochet Hook H (5 mm)
Sewing Needle
Sewing Thread

crochet yarn size 4

5 dc stitches = 1 inch
3 dc rows = 1 inch

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Crochet Pattern: Doll Sleep Sack
Row 1: ch 20, dc in third ch from hook and each ch across. 18 dc
Row 2-15: ch 3, dc in each dc across.
Finish off.

Count 6 dc rows from the bottom edge and fold up. Now, sl st the front and back of the right and left side together. Turn inside out.

Fold the right top corner down to meet the sleep sack pocket at the 6th dc from the outside edge.This will create a small triangle. Sl st the edges together. Repeat this process for the left side.

Row 1: ch 50, sc in second ch from hook and each ch across. 48 sc
Finish off.

To attach the strap, simply push it through the dc stitches on the sleep sack and hand sew each end on the inside.

Got a question? Need help with this project? Jot your comments below and I’ll get back with you!

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  1. becca says:

    The bleach bottle beds were made to look like a basinett, I had one! You cut the jug and crocheted the sides so they hung down and the rounded top like the “hood” on a baby buggy.

  2. Lyn says:

    Love!! Perfect for the little girl on the go!!

  3. christine says:

    Than you for this patern . Iam a grandma and work in a care home. There are ladys there are going love this and my grand childern!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. carol says:

    I will start one immediately! I know a couple of little neighbor girls who will enjoy this..I might have to make it a little bigger tho, their dollies are larger.. thanks for the great idea…

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