Monday, 12 February 2018

Crochet dresses for tall and curvy Fashionista Barbie





Several of my visitors have asked for patterns for the new Curvy and Tall Fashionista Barbie dolls, so I've adjusted my most popular crochet dress for the dolls.  i'll have a look at the other Barbie patterns on this site and see if I can amended them to fit the new dolls so watch this space!

The bodice of the dress is made first in dc rounds then the skirt is worked along the bottom hem in trebles.  The tall doll has a longer waist than the original Barbie, but lengthening the torso looked a bit odd so I kept the same and made the skirt longer.  

Curvy Barbie - it was difficult to dress the doll with the original style of pull on dress even though I had added quite a few extra stitches.  For ease of fit I worked the last two rounds of the bodice in rows leaving a small back opening which is shaped a little.  If you prefer omit the shaping and add a small button.

If there are any mistakes in this pattern, or you have any queries please leave a comment below or contact me.


A matching bag can be found here   Crochet bag

Materials: 25g  4ply yarn( I used Patons Soft Cotton 4ply)  Cotton thread isn't suitable as its too fine. For the two colour dress you will also need about 10g of contrast.
Crochet hook no 3.50 (or size to match tension)
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)
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.
Work through the back loop only for a softer fabric


Tall Barbie


Bodice

work in back loop only)
With 3.5 hook chain 28
Rnds 1:2       dc all around
Rnd 3:           dc6, miss 1 dc, dc14, miss 1 dc, dc6, (26dcs)
Rnds 4:8:      dc all around
Rnd 9:           dc6, 2dc in next dc, dc12, 2dc in next dc, dc to end (28dcs)
Rnds 10:13:  dc all around
Rnd 14:         dc5, 7ch, miss 3dc, dc12, 7ch, miss 3dc, dc5 (work through both loops at each side of 7ch to avoid a loop)
Round 15:     dc4, miss next dc, 1dc in each of 7 ch, miss next dc, dc5, miss next dc, dc4, miss next dc, dc in each of 7ch, miss next dc, dc4
Slst in next dc fasten off.

Skirt 

With 3.5 hook, re-join yarn to base of bodice and work as follows:
Rnd 1:   3ch (counts as 1tr) (2tr in next st, 1tr in next st) repeat to end sl st in top of 3ch (38trs) approx
Rnd 2:   3ch, 1tr in each tr, slst in top of 3ch,
Rnd 3:   3ch, (2tr in next tr, 1 tr in each of next 2tr) repeat to end, slst in top of 3ch
Rnd 4:   3ch,1tr in each tr, slst in top of 3ch
Rnd 5:   3ch, (2tr in next tr, 1 tr in each of next 3tr) repeat to end, slst in top of 3ch
Rnd 6:   3ch,1tr in each tr, slst in top of 3ch
Rnd 7:   3ch, (2tr in next tr, 1 tr in each of next 4tr) repeat to end, slst in top of 3ch
Rnd 8:   3ch,1tr in each tr, slst in top of 3ch
To make the skirt longer continue in rounds of trs only

To finish - Neaten all ends.

Crochet Dress with contrast trim

Bodice as crochet dress


Skirt

After each treble round, work a round of dc in contrast.  Finish skirt hem using contrast work (1dc, 1ch) around.  Using contrast work (1dc, 1ch) around neck edge.



Curvy Barbie


Bodice

work in back loop only)
With 3.50 hook chain 32
Rnds 1:2    dc all around
Rnd 3:       dc7, miss 1 dc, dc16 miss 1 dc, dc7 (30dcs)
Rnd 4:5:    dc all around
Rnd 6:       dc7, miss 1 dc, dc14 miss 1 dc, dc7 (28dcs)
Rnd 7:13:  dc all around
Change to rows
Row 14:    1ch, dc5, 7ch, miss 3dc, dc12, 7ch, miss 3dc, dc5  (work through both loops at each side of 7ch to avoid a loop)
Row 15:    1ch, miss 1 dc, dc3, miss next dc, 1dc in each of 7 ch, miss next dc, dc5, miss next dc, dc4, miss next dc, dc in each of 7ch, miss next dc, dc2 miss 1dc dc in last dc
fasten off.

Skirt 

With 3.5 hook, re-join yarn to base of bodice and work as follows:
Rnd 1:   3ch (counts as 1tr) (2tr in next st, 1tr in next st) repeat to end sl st in top of 3ch (45trs) approx
Rnd 2:   3ch, 1tr in each tr, slst in top of 3ch,
Rnd 3:   3ch, (2tr in next tr, 1 tr in each of next 2tr) repeat to end, slst in top of 3ch
Rnd 4:   3ch,1tr in each tr, slst in top of 3ch
Rnd 5:   3ch, (2tr in next tr, 1 tr in each of next 3tr) repeat to end, slst in top of 3ch
Rnd 6:   3ch,1tr in each tr, slst in top of 3ch
Rnd 7:   3ch, (2tr in next tr, 1 tr in each of next 4tr) repeat to end, slst in top of 3ch
Rnd 8:   3ch,1tr in each tr, slst in top of 3ch
To make the skirt longer continue in rounds of trs only



Crochet Dress with contrast trim

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

Bodice as crochet dress

Skirt 


After each treble round, work a round of dc in contrast.  Finish skirt hem using contrast work (1dc, 1ch) around.  Using contrast work (1dc, 1ch) around neck edge.