Saturday, 30 April 2016

Barbie Bikini and Sunhat



This is an easy crochet pattern for a bikini and Sunhat for Barbie.  It uses only scraps of 4ply cotton yarn, and 3mm hook

The item is a close fit so check your tension and fit. Cotton thread isn't suitable as it's too fine for this pattern.  

I would welcome your feedback and comments.









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To fit: 12" Barbie (the latest model)
Materials:  2og 4ply yarn in main, small oddment of contrast.  I used Paton’s Soft Cotton 4ply
Crochet hook no 3mm
Tension: (Gauge) 24sts x 26 rows to 4” over dc using 3.50 hook (check your tension and use suitable size hook)
Abbreviations: Dc: double crochet (US single crochet), tr: treble crochet, (US double crochet) htr: half treble, ch: chain, slst: slip stitch, inc: increase, rnd/s: round/s

Top
Using main colour make 29ch
Row 1:  1dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1dc in each of next 9dc, 1htr in each of next 3ch, 1slst in each of next 2ch, 1htr in each of next 3ch, 1dc in next ch, turn
Row 2:  1dc in dc, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1slst in each of next 2slst, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1dc in next dc turn
Row 3:  1dc in dc, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1slst in each of next 2slst, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1dc in next dc, 1dc in each ch to end
Row 4:  join contrast, 1dc in each of next 10dc, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1 slst in each of next 2slst, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1dc in each dc to end
Fasten off yarn.
Straps (make 2)
Using contrast made 30ch fasten off yarn
To finish.  Sew centre back seam.  Sew on straps at either side as
in photo.   Sew in all ends

Briefs

Front
Using main colour make 5ch,
Row 1:  1dc in 3rd ch from hook 1dc in each of next 2ch
Row 2:   1ch, 1dc in each of next 3dc, 1dc in top of ch.  (4dc)
Row 3:    1ch, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc  (6dc)
Row 4:   1ch, 1dc in each of next 6dc
Repeat last 2 rows to 12sts.  Fasten off yarn

Back as front

To finish
Sew crotch seam
Using contrast yarn work 1dc in each dc across top of front, 1ch,
Continue across back: work 1dc in each dc, 1ch, slst in top of 1st dc to join into a round.
Fasten off yarn
Sew in all ends

Hat
When working rounds work through both loops and place a marker at the beg of each round to keep track of rounds

Using main colour, make 3 chain
Work 6 dc in 3rd ch from hook
Round 1:  2dc in each dc to end (12sts)
Round 2:  (2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc) repeat to end (18sts)
Round 3:  (2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 2dc) repeat to end (24sts)
Round 4:  (2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 3dc) repeat to end (30sts)
Rounds 5:7:  dc all around
Rounds 8:9: change to contrast, dc all around
Round 10:  change to main, work 2tr in each dc to end

Motif 
Using contrast make 3 chain,
Work 6 dc in 3rd ch from hook fasten off

Sew motif on hat as shown in photo. 

To finish:  Sew in all ends.


Friday, 29 April 2016

Barbie crochet summer dress and hat


The pattern is for a dress for Barbie worked in continuous rounds from the top down.  

I used Patons 4ply soft cotton so its important to check tension if using a different 4ply yarn as any slight variation can make a big difference in the size. Crochet cotton is not suitable as its too fine.

The dress is very close fitting and fits the latest Barbie model.  For a larger fashion doll add a few extra dc at the beg.  

The design takes about 25g of yarn with 10g in each contrast colour
This is a great design to use up all those small bits of yarn in your stash.  I used shoelace ribbon for the hat but a crochet chain would work too.

If you make this dress and hat and have any queries or find any mistakes please let me know.

You can download a PDF pattern here:

Barbie summer dress and hat





To fit: 12” Barbie (the latest model)
Materials:  25g 4ply yarn in main, and 2 contrast (I used Patons Soft Cotton 4ply)
Crochet hook no 3.00 and 3.50 (or size to match tension). Small length of narrow ribbon
Tension: (Gauge) 24sts x 26 rows to 4” over dc using 3.50 hook (check your tension and use suitable size hook)
Abbreviations:
Dc: double crochet (US single crochet), tr: treble crochet, (US double crochet), htr: half tr,  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 for the bodice and through both loops when working clusters
Place a marker at the beginning of each round to keep track of number of rounds
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Dress   

Using no 3.00 hook and main colour make 28ch
Round 1:   1dc in each of next 10ch, 3htr in each of next 3ch, 1slst in each of next 2ch, 3htr  in each of next 3ch, 1dc in each of next 10dc
Round 2:   1dc in each of next 10dc, 3htr in each of next 3htr, 1slst in each of next 2slst, 3htr in each of next 3htr, 1dc in each of next 10dc
Rounds  3:4:  repeat round 2
Round 5:   dc around
Change to contrast A
Round 6:   dc around
Change to contrast B
Round 7:   dc around

Change to 3.50 hook and main colour for skirt
Round 1: 3ch, 2tr in same space, miss 1dc, 1dc in next dc, (3tr in next dc, miss 1dc, 1dc in next dc) repeat around  (9 clusters)
Change to contrast A
Round 2: slst in top of 3ch, slst in next tr, 2ch, 3tr in next dc, (miss 1tr, 1dc in next tr, 3tr in next dc) repeat around
Change to contrast B
Round 3: slst in top of 2ch, 3ch, 2tr in same space, miss 1tr,1dc in next tr,(3tr in next dc, miss 1tr, 1dc in next tr) repeat around
Change to main colour
Round 4: as round 2
Change to contrast A
(work in back loop only for dc rounds)  
Round 5: (inc round) slst in top of 2ch, 2ch, 1dc in each of next 2tr, (2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 3tr)  repeat around
Change to contrast B
Round 6: dc around
Change to main colour
Round 7: dc around
Round 8: 3ch, 2tr in same space, miss 1dc, 1dc in next dc, (miss 1dc, 3tr in next dc, miss 1dc, 1dc in next dc) repeat around  (11 clusters)
Repeat rounds 2 to 8  (14 clusters) then rounds 2 to 7
Change to main colour
Next Round:  3ch, 2tr in same space, miss 1dc, 1dc in next dc, (3tr in next dc, miss 1dc, 1dc in next dc) repeat around, slst in top of 3ch.  Fasten off

Straps
Using no 3 hook and main, make 30 ch. Sew onto bodice at front as shown on photo

To finish:    neaten all ends.


Hat

Using no 3 hook and main colour, make 3ch
Work 6 dc into  3rd ch from hook
Round 1:  2dc in each dc to end (12dc)
Round 2:  (2dc in next dc, 1dc) repeat to end (18dc)
Round 3:  (2dc in next dc, 2dc) repeat to end (24dc)
Rounds 5:9:  dc all around
Round 9:  3ch, 2tr in same space, 1dc in next dc, (3tr in next dc, 1dc in next dc) repeat around 
Round 10 slst in top of 3ch, slst in next tr, 2ch, 3tr in next dc, (miss 1tr, 1dc in next tr,3tr in next dc) repeat around, slst in top of 2ch

To finish:  thread narrow ribbon around hat as show on photo
Neaten all ends.







Barbie sundress and bag

 
This is a very easy and quick sundress and bag for Barbie.  The dress is made from the top down in rounds for the bodice and rows for the skirt.  You could made a matching hat - see the Easter bonnet post.  

you will need about 30g of cotton 4ply in  main colour and a small amount of contrast. I used Patons.   

No 3mm and 3.25 crochet hook

Note:  cotton thread is not suitable for this pattern as its too thin.





Materials: approx 30g 4ply yarn main colour. 20g of contrast colour
Crochet hook 3mm and 3.25mm hook (or size to match tension)
Tension: (Gauge) 22sts x 25 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), htr: half treble, ch: chain, slst: slip stitch.
Note:  This dress is worked in rounds from the top down. Work all dc through the back loop only for a softer fabric, work clusters through both loops


Sundress

Bodice
Using no 3mm hook and main colour make 28 chain,
Working in rounds work 6 rounds in dc 
Skirt
Change to 3.25 hook
Next round:   slst to first dc, 3ch (counts as 1tr), 2tr in same dc, (miss 1 dc, 3tr in next dc) to end. (14 clusters)
Next round:  slst in top of 3ch, slst into next tr, 3ch, 2tr in same tr, (3tr into middle tr
of next cluster) repeat to end 
Repeat last round 4 times.
Next Round:   work as last round working 5trs per cluster
Repeat last round 3 times. Pull yarn through and fasten off

To finish
Straps (make 2)
Using no 3mm hook and main colour, make 24 ch, work 1 row dc. Pull yarn through and fasten off
Stitch straps on to neckline as shown in photo. Neaten all ends


Bag

Using no 3mm hook and main colour, make 26 ch.
Work 6 rounds dc 
Change to contrast yarn and work 3 rounds dc 
Next round:   miss next dc, dc 12 miss next dc, dc to end. Pull yarn through and fasten off
Bag Strap
Using no 3mm hook and main colour, make 24 chain. Work one row dc. Pull yarn through and fasten off.  Stitch strap to bag as on photo
Motifs make 1 in each colour
Using no 3mm hook make 3 chain,  Work 6 dc in 3rd ch from hook.  Pull yarn through and fasten off
Stitch motifs on bag as shown on photo. Work daisy stitch in green yarn for stems and leaves

To finish
Sew bottom seam

Neaten all ends


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