Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Barbie crochet dresses and bag



This green dress is the first crochet pattern I made and published for Barbie.  I've amended the pattern to reduce the number of increases by increasing only on alternate rounds.  


The bodice is made first in dc rounds, then the skirt is worked from the base of the bodice in trs

 


To fit:  12” Barbie (the latest model) and most fashions dolls
Materials: 25g 4ply yarn( I used Patons Soft Cotton 4ply), Crochet hook no 3.50 (or size to match tension)
Tip: Any 4 ply yarn would do, I made the dress in some left over sock yarn which was quite interesting.  Crochet cotton is not suitable as its too thin.  

Tension: (Gauge) 24sts x 26 rows to 4” over dc (check your tension and use suitable size hook)
Abbreviations:  Dc: double crochet (US single crochet), tr: treble crochet, (US double crochet), ch: chain, slst: slip stitch, inc: increase
Notes:
This dress is a close fit so any differences in yarn weight will make a smaller or larger garment. Cotton thread is not suitable.
Work through the back loop only for a softer fabric

Place a marker at beginning of each round to keep track of rounds

If you find any mistakes or have any queries about this pattern please leave a comment below or contact me.




Dress

 

Bodice
worked in rounds - hook through back loop only
Using no 3.50 hook make 26ch
Rounds 1:2 dc all around
Round 3: 1dc in each of next 6dc, miss 1 dc, 1dc in each of next 12dc, miss 1 dc, 1dc in each of next 6dc, (24dcs)
Round 4:8:   dc all around 

Round 9: 1dc in each of next 5dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 12 dc, 2dc in next dc, dc to end (26dcs)
Round 10:13: dc all around

(work through both loops on either side of 7ch to avoid a loop)
Round 14: 1dc in each of next 5dc, 7ch, miss 2 dc, 1dc in each of next 12dc, 7ch, miss 2dc, dc to end
Round 15: 1dc in each of next 4dc, miss next dc, 1 dc in each of 7 ch, miss next dc, 1dc in each of next 5dc, miss next dc, 1dc in each of next 4dc, miss next dc, dc in each of 7ch, miss next dc, dc to end   Sl st in next dc fasten off.


Skirt

Using no 3.5 hook, rejoin yarn to base of bodice and work in rounds as follows:
Round 1:    3ch (counts as 1 tr) (2tr in next st, 1tr in next st) repeat to end, sl 
st in top of 3ch   (38trs) approx

Round 2:    3ch, 1tr in each tr around,  sl st in top of 3ch
Round 3:    3ch, (2tr in next tr, 1 tr in each of next 2tr,) repeat to end, slst in 
top of 3ch
Round 4:    3ch, 1tr in each tr around, sl st in top of 3ch
Round 5:    3ch, (2tr in next tr, 1 tr in each of next 3tr,) repeat to end, slst in top of 3ch
Round 6:    3ch, 1tr in each tr around, sl st in top of 3ch
Round 7:    3ch, (2tr in next tr, 1 tr in each of next 4tr,) repeat to end, slst in top of 3ch

To make skirt longer continue in rounds as above following increase on every alternate round.
To finish - Neaten all ends.




Crochet Dress with contrast trim and matching bag



Materials: 25g 4ply yarn in main and contrast, (I used Patons Soft Cotton 4ply)
Crochet hook no 3.50 (or size to match tension)

Work bodice as crochet dress    


Skirt

As crochet dress but, after each treble round, work a round of dcs in contrast.  Finish skirt hem by working (1dc, 1ch) in contrast around.  Using contrast work (1dc, 1ch) around neck edge.


Bag 

work through both loops to create a firm texture

Using no 3 hook and main colour, make 12 chain
work 1dc in each ch, then continue along bottom side of ch to make 24dc
Rounds 1: 5: work 5 rounds dc
Round 6: 8: Using contrast, work 3 rounds dc
Round 19: miss 1 dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc, 13 chain, miss 7 dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc, miss 1 dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc,13 chain, miss 7 dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc

Motif (make one in each colour)
Using no 3 hook make 4 chain, sl st in first ch to make loop
Work 6 dc in loop fasten off

To finish: Sew seam. Fasten off ends. Attach motifs to front of bag as shown in photo




PDF pattern for download