Ballerinas make a great to crochet for yourself or gift to a special person in your life! I am sure a kid would especially adore one and quickly make it their new favourite toy.
If you are used to crocheting flat, then ballerinas make a lovely project to get a feel for working in the round. They are also incredibly versatile, with being able to make them as people or even animals like the few patterns I have included below.
I hope you have fun customising your ballerina with different outfits and colour schemes, you might even feel like making one to look like yourself! Safety eyes have been used in most of these patterns, also embroidered eyes shut also prove to look very cute too. Enjoy this round up of ballerina patterns!
How cute is this ballerina! As the designer aspired for a rag doll style, a little kid would surely love this one. The pattern is written in Turkish and available in English further down the page. There are quite a few steps involved with making the different body parts and skirt, so this may be considered an intermediate project. There are plenty of clear photos throughout though showing what needs to be sewn or embroidered, so give this one a go!
Another rag doll style ballerina, but this one as an adorable giraffe! It is a available as a free Ravelry download is easily accessible, but you may support the designer through their Instagram or Facebook. Only about 100g of light worsted yarn is needed so great for using scrap yarn, especially if you choose to do a rainbow stripy top! This is an intermediate project as basic crochet skills are required but assembly is tedious.
Violet the Moonlight Ballerina
I love the stripy skirt and hair style on this one! The designer encourages even beginners to try their hand at this beautiful amigurumi ballerina. The finished product works up to be able 30cm, so a decent size! Superfine yarn is used, so be careful using a more weighted yarn as it will produce a bigger doll. The pattern is nice and simply written, with photos for you to easily follow along.
Irina the Hippo Ballerina
Amigurumis with a name will always have my heart, and Irina is no different! I think the raised arms, little tutu and embroidered facial details are adorable. The pattern is perfectly suited for beginners as the project involves only simple stitches and is crocheted in the round. Instructions are simply written and repetitive, so this would make a great project to while while say watching tv. Few colours and amount of yarn is needed, so you might be able to get straight into crocheting it!
Zoya Ballerina Doll
In this pattern, the head, legs and body and all crocheted in one piece to go easy on the sewing! The finished doll stands about 10.5 inches tall and is suitable for all crochet skill levels. This ballerina is part of the designer’s Zoya and Zayd crochet doll series, so be sure to check that out! The designer notes that hair styles can be interchangeable between dolls in the series as they are separate crochet hair caps, how cool is that!
This sweet project is best suited for intermediate crocheters and works up to be about 19cm tall, depending on the hook and yarn weight of course. The stitches used are basic, although there is a handy link to a video tutorial for the extended double crochet. To view the whole pattern it involves signing up to a free account with Amigurimi Today, but it is sure to be worth it!
Amigurumi Ballerina Kitten
The amigurumi ballerina kitten is amongst two other ballerina designs, including an ostrich and mouse! The head and body are crocheted in one piece, making this beginner level project even easier. There are plenty of photos showing where to sew and the placing of different accessories such as the headband and shoe lacing. Feel free to switch up the outfit or cat’s colour, you could maybe even do it in the colours of your own pet if you have one!