As of December 2015, free crochet doll dress patterns are available through websites for Crochet Patterns Galore, AllCrafts.net and ABC Knitting Patterns. AllCrafts.net links to other websites that have clothing patterns for fashion dolls as well as for a few smaller dolls. Example of outfits include a ballet costume, ball gown, party dress and shawl, tuxedo and workout clothes.
Crochet Patterns Galore offers multiple pages that link to instructions for female and male fashion doll clothing as well as clothing for 18-inch dolls. Clicking on a picture connects to a page indicating difficulty level, type of yarn and hook size, and this informational page links to the actual pattern. Female fashion doll patterns are primarily dresses and gowns, while full outfit and sweater directions are available for male dolls. Crochet Patterns Galore has many dress, costume and accessory patterns for 18-inch dolls. In addition, the site shows instructions for matching little girl and doll outfits.
Crochet instructions at ABC Knitting Patterns cover several types of outfits for 18-inch dolls, such as an English garden suit, a witch costume, a granny square poncho and a back-to-school ensemble. A star rating indicates the difficulty level of each project, and user comments are available.