Monday, 31 May 2021

Barbie Festival Outfits

 


The 70's fashion is back with fringes, granny squares and floppy hats, great for Barbie and friends to wear at festivals.   The set includes, dress, hat, fringed top, shorts, granny square top and bag. Some items are made in continuous rounds and others in rows.  Note where the pattern says to work through back or front loops.  The shorts have 2 sizes, one for regular Barbie and the larger size for Curvy Barbie. 







This pattern has been tested but mistakes and typos can often slip by when transferring the pattern to my blog so if you find and errors or have any queries, let me know in the comments below.   Thanks


To fit: 12” Barbie and Barbie Fashionista dolls 

You will need: Dress and hat: 25g 4ply yarn in main, 10g contrast.

Other items:  approx. 10g

Crochet hook no 3.00 and 3.50 (or size to match tension).

Tension: (Gauge) 20sts 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, rnd/s: round/rounds

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.

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

 

Dress  

Bodice  (make 2)

Made in rows

Using no 3.00 hook make 8ch

Row 1 1dc in second ch from hook, dc2, 2dc in next ch, dc3    8sts

Row 2 1ch, dc1, miss next dc, dc4, miss next dc, dc1             6sts

Row 3 1ch, dc1, miss next dc, dc2, miss next dc, dc1             4sts

Row 4 1ch, dc1, miss next dc, dc2      3sts

Row 5 1ch, dc1 miss next dc dc1        2sts

Row 6 1ch miss next dc, dc1. 

Leave a length of yarn approx 23”(60cm) for straps

Pull yarn through and fasten off


Join pieces

Using 3.5 hook make 7ch, dc7 across the chain at bottom edge of first bodice, dc7 across the chain at bottom edge of second bodice dc7, make 7ch, dc into first ch to join into round.

Work in back loop only and continuous rounds , work 3 rounds dc    28sts

Do not fasten off yarn

 

Skirt

For stripes work 2 rows main and 1 row contrast, ending in contrast

Work in back loop only throughout in continuous rounds

Rnd 1  miss next dc, dc1, (3dc in next st, dc2) 8 times, 3dc in next st, dc1

Rnd 2  miss next dc, dc1 (3dc in next dc, dc2, miss next dc, dc1) 8 times, 3dc in next dc, dc2

Rnd 3   miss next dc, dc1 (3dc in next dc, dc1, miss next dc, dc1, miss next dc, dc1) 8 times, 3dc in next dc, dc1, miss next dc, dc1

Repeat last round to length required ending with a contrast row for striped dress

 

For longer length dress repeat round 3 8 times (11 rnds in total), begin increasing as follows:

Rnd 1  dc2 (3dc in next dc, dc2, miss next dc, dc2) 8 times, 3dc in next dc, dc2, miss next dc

Rnd 2  dc3, (3dc in next dc, dc2, miss next dc, dc3) 8 times, 3dc in next dc, dc2 miss next dc,

Rnd 3  dc1, miss next dc, dc2 (3dc in next dc, dc2, miss next dc, dc1, miss next dc, dc2) 8 times, 3dc in next dc, dc2, miss next dc

Repeat last row to length required ending with a contrast row for striped dress

 

Neck edging

Using 3mm hook and main fasten yarn at top centre back,  work 6dc across back, 5dc up left side of bodice 3dc in centre st, 5dc down centre, 5dc up right side, 3dc in centre st, 5dc down right side, 6dc across back.  Pull yarn through and fasten off.  (Check the fit on your doll and adjust the number of dcs if necessary)

Make straps

3mm hook make 25ch with length of yarn left at top of bodice. Pull yarn through and fasten off.     Neaten all ends

 

Granny square top

 

Granny square

Rnd 1 3. 5 hook, and yarn A make 2ch, dc8 into second ch, slst in first dc to form into round. Pull yarn through and fasten off. 

Rnd 2 join yarn B, 2ch, 1htr, 1ch, 2htr into first dc, (miss next dc, 1ch, 2htr 1ch 2htr in next dc) 3 times,1ch, slst into top of 2ch. Pull yarn through and fasten off.

Rnd 3 join yarn C in next 1ch space, 2ch, 1htr, 1ch, 2htr into same space, 1ch, 2htr in next 1ch space,(1ch, 2htr 1ch 2htr in next 1ch space, 1ch, 2htr, into next 1ch space) 3 times, 1ch slip st into top of 2ch.  Pull yarn through and fasten off.

 

Back and straps

The first round is dcs around the granny square which also includes the straps and continues on to left back.  Then the right back is completed.

 

Using 3.5 hook join main colour yarn into next corner 1ch (in the chain not the chain space) work through back loops only

1ch, 2dc in same space, (1dc in each of next 2dc, dc1 in ch) 2 times, 1dc in each of next 2dc, 2dc in ch,

make 14ch, 1dc in second ch from hook, dc12,(first strap)

(1dc in each of next 2dc, miss ch) 2 times, 1dc in each of next 2dc

make 14ch, 1dc in second ch from hook, dc12,(second strap)

dc2 in ch, (1dc in each of next 2dc, dc1 in ch) 2 times, 1dc in each of next 2dc, 2dc in ch, (1dc in each of next 2dc, dc1 in ch) 2 times, 1dc in each of next 2dc, slst in top of first dc.

 

Change to rows and work through both loops continue for left back

Next row  1ch, 1dc in same space, miss 1dc, dc6, miss 1dc, dc1   8sts

Next row  1ch, dc8

Repeat last row 7 times

(Check the fit on your doll, the side panel ends at centre back, adjust rows if needed)

Fasten off yarn.

With right side facing, join yarn to right front in 10th dc from bottom corner (check it matches the left back)

Next row  1ch, dc in same space, miss 1dc, dc6, miss 1dc, dc1  8sts

Next row  1ch, dc8

Repeat last row 7 times (or to match left back) Fasten off yarn leaving a strand for sewing seam. 

If you prefer, make a further row with 2 evenly spaced buttonholes (1ch miss dc) and attach small buttons on other side

Sew centre back seam and straps to back of bodice.  Fasten off all ends


granny square top before sewing up

 










Top with fringe

Work in back loop only throughout in continuous rounds

Using 3.5 hook make 28ch, join with a slst into first ch, taking care not to twist, to form a round

Rnds 16  dc around
Rnd 7   1dc in each of next 5dc, 9ch, miss 3dc, dc4, miss next dc, dc2, miss next dc, dc4, 9ch, miss 3dc, dc5
Rnd 8   1dc in each of next 4dc, miss next dc, 1dc in each of 9ch, miss next dc, dc2 miss next dc, dc2 miss next dc, dc2 miss next dc, 1dc in each of next 9ch, miss next dc, dc to end. Slst in next dc, pull yarn though and fasten off.

Fringe

Cut 28 4” lengths of yarn. hook a length of yarn into each chain of the hem.
Neaten all ends and trim fringe.

 

Shorts 

The pattern is for 2 sizes, to fit standard Barbie and in brackets Curvy Barbie

Worked in continuous rounds through back loop only

Make 26(34)ch, join with a slst into first ch, taking care not to twist, to form a round
Rnd 1    dc around
Rnd 2    2dc in next dc, dc24(32), 2dc in next dc    28(36)sts
Rnd 3    dc around
Rnd 4    2dc in next dc, dc26(34), 2dc in next dc     30(38)sts
Rnd 5    dc around
Rnd 6    2dc in next dc, dc13(17), (2dc in next dc) 2 times, dc13(17), 2dc in next dc      34(42)sts
Rnd 7    dc around

Divide for legs

Right leg
Rnd 1    dc 17(21), place a marker in first dc, 4ch, dc in first dc with marker to join into round for right leg
Rnd 2    dc around working 1dc in each of 4ch   21(25)sts
Rnd 3-5   dc around
Pull yarn through and fasten off

Left leg

Rnd 1    4ch (or work through initial chain of right leg), dc in next dc on front of shorts, dc16(20), dc in 1st ch to join into round 

Rnd 2    dc around working 1 dc in each 4 ch space   21(25)sts

Rnd 3-5   dc around

Pull yarn through and fasten off

 

Work a round of 24(26)dc in waist of shorts (check for fit on your doll and adjust number of dcs in necessary)

OR make 40ch thread through the top of shorts to gather

Sew cast on chain seam together and fasten off all ends



Hat

Using no 3.5 hook and main colour, make 2ch,  6 dc into second ch from hook

Work in back loop only

Rnd 1   2dc in each dc to end (12dc)

Rnd 2   (2dc in next dc, 1dc) repeat to end    (18dc)

Rnd 3   (2dc in next dc, 2dc) repeat to end    (24dc)

Rnd 4   dc around

Rnd 5  (2dc in next dc, 3dc) repeat to end    (30dc)

Work 3 more rounds in dc

Rnd 9    dc1, (3dc in next st, 2dc) 9 times, 3dc in next st, dc1

(for the smaller hat fasten off yarn here)

Rnd 10   miss next dc dc1, (3dc in next st, dc2, miss next dc, 1dc) 9 times, 3dc in next st, dc2

Change to contrast

Rnd 11  miss next dc (3dc in next st, 1dc, miss 1dc, miss 1dc, 1dc) 9 times, 3dc in next st, dc, miss 1dc.    Pull yarn through and fasten off. 

 

To finish: 

Motifs make 3

3mm hook 2ch, 6dc in first ch, slst in first dc to form round.  Pull yarn through and fasten off. 

Sew onto hat as shown in photo.  Use a short piece of yarn and hook between motifs.  Trim and ease out strands.   Neaten all ends.

  


Headband

Using 3mm hook make 24ch, check length around doll’s head for a snug fit. 

Either:

Leave the chain and join into a round or join into a round and work a round of dc.

Make a motif as bag, join onto headband.  Stitch or hook a few ends under the motif, trim and ease out the threads. 

 

Bag

Make 2 granny squares as top. Neaten ends.

Place each square wrong sides together

Using 3.5 hook (8dc along first edge working through both squares, 3dc corner) 2 times, 8dc along next edge

Make 30ch then slip stitch into other side to make a strap.  Pull yarn through and fasten off.  neaten all ends













A printable PDF pattern is available here for a small fee


Barbie Festival Outfits PDF pattern