Friday, 29 April 2016

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


Using no 3mm hook and main colour make 28 chain,
Working in rounds work 6 rounds in dc 
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


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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  1. Lovely, pretty dress. Made one in light blue and one in navy with the bag and hat. Maisie loves everything. Thanks for the patterns.

  2. you're welcome The colours sound lovely