Here's another sundress for Barbie. This is a version on my earlier sundress but I've jazzed it up a bit. I've also added a hairband - just make enough chains to fit round the doll's head then work a round of dc.
The dress is a pull on, great for small hands, has a shaped bodice and worked in one piece from the top down. Make sure the bodice is a tight fit so it stays put, or you could make straps as in my other summer dress pattern.
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A PDF pattern can be downloaded here:
Barbie two colour sundress and bag
To fit: 12” Barbie or other fashion dolls
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 and work in rounds as follows:
Base Round: 1dc in each of next 10ch, 1htr in each of next 3ch, 1slst in each of next 2ch, 1htr in each of next 3ch, 1dc in each of next 10ch
Next Round: 1dc in each of next 10dc, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1slst in each of next 2slst, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1dc in each of next 10dc
Repeat last round 2 times.
Change to contrast and work 2 rounds dc around
Do not fasten off yarn, leave at back of work
Change to main colour and using 3.25 hook work as follows:
* Next round: slst in top of 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 1 time
(3 rounds of 14 clusters)
Change to contrast and work 2 rounds dc around**
Repeat from * to ** 2 times (approx 30 clusters on last round)
Pull yarn through and fasten off
Neaten all ends
BagUsing 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
Using no 3mm hook and main colour, make 24 chain. Work one row dc. Pull yarn through and fasten off. Stitch strap to bag.
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
Sew bottom seam, Neaten all ends