They were easy to make for me, but I have some experience with amigurumi and modifying patterns. The original pattern didn't have the "pants" color go up very far before it switches to skin and they just make clothes for the dolls. I wanted the dresses to be completely crocheted as part of the dolls, nothing extra. The original doll is very easy though. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to crochet dolls. The hair was a little tricky but the author of the pattern has a good short hair tutorial.