If you are using the Raggedy Ann McCalls pattern from the 70s, I made that doll a couple of times. I don't still have the doll or the pattern, but I was in high school and made it for gifts. I was a tenacious and experienced sewist with lots of time, and I recall the first one being pretty wicked trying to get it all together. I made the biggest doll first (I think it had maybe three sizes), so the pieces were easier to put together, and it still was challenging. I loved embroidering the heart on her chest, but doing the yarn hair was a pain. It was a great doll, though. I don't know if I would trash it if you really like Raggedy Ann, it's a great doll, but I would look for one of the newer patterns to try first. They do have much simpler instructions, and newer terminology.
If you want to give that doll pattern a shot, make really sure you have all the pieces and that they are labeled correctly. I remember it having a ton of pieces, some flesh colored, some white, the red striped legs, the black shoes..... be very painstaking about comparing the pieces you have with the list on the pattern, and make sure you aren't mixing up pieces from different doll sizes. Use pinned or sticky notes to keep straight the right and wrong sides of the fabrics and the piece numbers, as well as any little markings or notches or letters, and then one piece at a time match up the edges in the order they tell you. Those patterns have wedges and rims and things that don't just "match all up together and sew up the back." Good luck. K