Tuesday 17 September 2019

Barbie flares and top









This is another Barbie outfit inspired by my lovely granddaughters.  The thing is I remember flares from the first time around in the 70s lol

The flares are knit from the waist down with instructions for Curvy Barbie in blue brackets. There is also an option for shorts.  The top is knit from the front hem in one piece to the back with incorporated sleeves, with an option for stripes or embroidery. It will fit all Barbie dolls.  

I love my hobby of designing patterns and posting them online.  But I often can’t find anyone who has the time to test my patterns, although I do knit them up a few times myself.  So mistakes can slip by, especially typos when transferring the pattern to my blog.  So, please, if you find and errors or have any queries, let me know in the comments below.   Thanks


To fit: 12” Regular Barbie, Curvy and Tall Barbie Fashionista dolls
Instructions for Curvy Barbie are in brackets
You will need:  Flares: 25g double knitting yarn, top 25g double knitting yarn (I used Sirdar Snuggly)
Needles 3.25 (US 3) and 3.75mm (US 5), 2 small buttons for the top
Tension:  24sts and 30rows over 4 in (10cm) (stocking stitch) using 3.75 needles

Abbreviations: k: knit, p: purl, beg: beginning, sts: stitches, yf: yarn forward, rep: repeat, kfb: knit into front and back of next stitch to increase 1 stitch, pfb: purl into front and back of next stitch to increase 1 stitch, tog: together, dec: decrease, inc: increase, garter stitch: every row knit. rs: right side facing, ws: wrong side facing


Flares      Knit from the waist down

Using 3.25 needles cast on 26sts(30)

Work 2 rows k1, p1 rib

Curvy Barbie only

Inc row   k1, kfb, (k3, kfb) 6 times, k2, kfb, k1   38sts

Other dolls

Inc row  (k2, kfb) 8 times, k2      34sts

All dolls

Change to 3.75 needles

Rows 1-5 beg with a purl row work 5 rows stocking stitch

Row 6    kfb, knit to last 2sts, kfb, k1         36sts(40)

Row 7    purl

Row 8    kfb, knit to last 2sts, kfb, k1         38sts(42)

Row 9    pfb, purl to last 2sts, pfb, p1         40sts(44)

Row 10  kfb, knit to last 2sts, kfb, k1         42sts(46)

Row 11  pfb, purl to last 2sts, pfb, p1         44sts(48)

Divide for legs

K22(24)  turn, leave remaining sts on needle, place a marker at beg of last row

Continue on 22sts(24) for right leg

For shorts work 9 rows stocking stitch, cast off

* Beginning with a purl row work 3 rows stocking stitch

dec 1 stitch at each end of next and every following 4th row to  14sts(16)

beg with a purl row, work 3 rows stocking stitch

Shape flare

Row 1       right side facing, (kfb, k6(7)) 2 times 

Rows 2-4  purl, knit, purl

Row 5       (kfb, k7(8)) 2 times     

Rows 6-8  purl, knit, purl

Continue increasing 2sts on each 4th row as set to 24sts (26)

Beg with a purl row, work  3 rows stocking stitch, adjust length here if you want

Cast off loosely

Left leg

With rs facing, rejoin yarn to remaining 22sts (24), at centre front, knit to end Continue as right leg from *

To finish

Sew leg and back seams.  Fasten off all ends   

 

Top (fits all Barbie dolls)

Knit in one piece from front hem to back hem

Using 3.25 needles cast on 22sts

Work 2 rows garter stitch

Change to 3.75 needles and work 6 rows ss

Shape sleeves

Rows 1-2  Cast on 4sts at beg of next 2 rows   30sts

Row 3       knit

Row 4       k1, purl to last st k1

Rows 5-8  repeat 2 rows 2 times

Row 9       knit

Row 10     k1, p9, k10, p9, k1    

Row 11     k11, cast off 8sts, k to end

Continue on 11sts for right back

Row 1       k1, purl to last st, k1

Row 2       knit

Row 3       k1, purl to last st, k1

Row 4       cast on 5sts, k to end    16sts

Row 5       k1, purl to last 2sts, k2

Row 6       buttonhole:  k2tog, yf, knit to end

Row 7       k1, purl to last 2sts, k2

Row 8       knit

Rows 9-12    rep last 2 rows 2 times

Row 13     ws, cast off 4sts p to last 2sts, k2       12sts

Fasten off yarn and leave sts on holder

Left back

Rejoin yarn to remaining 11sts, ws facing

Row 1       k1, purl to last st, k1

Row 2       knit

Row 3       k1, purl to last st, k1

Row 4       knit

Row 5       cast on 5sts, k2, purl to last st, k1    16sts

Row 6       knit

Row 7       k2, purl to last st, k1

Row 8-11  rep last 2 rows 2 times

Row 12     cast off 4sts knit to end     12sts

Row 13     cast off 2sts purl to end     10sts

Join backs  (for stripes change to contrast here)

K10, k12 across right back   22sts

Knit 5 rows ss

Change to 3.25 needles and work 2 rows purl Cast off loosely

To finish

Sew and sleeve seams.  Stitch back placket onto wrong side, Sew on button to match buttonhole. Fasten off all ends. Embroider a motif in duplicate stitch on the front as shown if you like. 



















5 comments:

  1. very nice pants, I was wonder where I could fine a pattern for these kinds of paints.

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  2. Great pants and love the cute top with the B on it. Just what I am looking for :)

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  3. I was wondering if there is a general sized version of this pattern?

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  4. love your patterns

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  5. Can you do them
    In crochey

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