Showing posts with label barbie clothes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label barbie clothes. Show all posts

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.  The top is knit from the front hem in one piece to the back with incorporated sleeves.  It will fill 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:  see top panel


Flares
Using 3.25 needles cast on 26sts (30)
Work 4 rows k1, p1 rib
Inc row  (kfb, k1) 2 times, k14 (18) (kfb, k1) 2 times   30sts (34)
Change to 3.75 needles
Shape back
Row 1   kfb, k to last 2sts, kfb, k1 32sts (36)
Row 2   purl
Repeat last 2 rows to 40sts (44)

Divide for legs
Rs, Kfb, k17, (19) kfb, k1 turn, leave remaining sts on a holder
Continue on 22sts (24) for right leg
** Beginning with a purl row work 5 rows ss
dec 1 stitch at each end of next and every following 4th row to  14sts (16)
work 5 rows ss
Shape flare
Row 1      rs, (kfb, k7 (7)) 2 times
Rows 2-4 purl, knit, purl
Row 5      (kfb, k8 (9)) 2 times
Rows 6-8 purl, knit, purl
Continue increasing 2sts on each 4th row as set to 24sts (26)
Work 5 rows ss, 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

To knit on double point needles
Rounds start at centre back. Join each leg into round.  Follow pattern working in knit stitches only 

Top (fits all Barbie dolls)
Using 3.25 needles cast on 22sts
Work 2 rows gs
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      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    cast off 4sts p to last 2sts, k2       12sts
Row14     knit
Row 15    purl to last 2sts k2
Repeat last 2 rows 1 time
Row 18    k2tog, yf, knit to end
Row 20    purl to last 2sts k2
Change to 3.25 needles and work 2 rows gs
Cast off

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
Rows 12  cast off 4sts knit to end     12sts
Work 5 rows ss keeping 2st gs border
Change to 3.25 needles and work 2 rows gs

To finish
Sew and sleeve seams.  Sew on 2 buttons to match buttonholes. Fasten off all ends.  Embroider a motif in duplicate stitch on the front as shown if you like. 













PDF pattern to download


Saturday, 27 July 2019

Barbie summer dress






The dress is knit from the top down with a back fastening for easy fit and a centre back seam.  For the striped dress work 2 rows each of contrasting colours or add a few stripes in the skirt and embellish with a pearl button  The dress will fit Regular Barbie, Curvy and Tall Barbie Fashionista dolls and most other 12" fashion 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


You will need:  approx 25g double knitting yarn (I used Sirdar Snuggly)
Needles size 3.25 (US 3) and 3.75mm  (US 5)
Tension:  24 stitches, 30 rows to 10cm/4" (stocking stitch) using 3.75 needles

Abbreviations: see side panel

To knit in the round using double point needles, follow pattern to row 8 then join into round, work in knit sts only and knit one row, purl one row for garter stitch.   Rounds begin at centre back.



Using 3.25 needles cast on 38sts
rows start at centre back
Row 1        k2, purl to last st, k1
Change to 3.75 needles
Row 2        rs, k6, (kfb, k8) 3 times kfb, k2, yf, k2tog      42sts
Row 3        k2, p4, cast off 8sts, p12 (includes st on right hand needle), cast off 8sts, p7, k1
Row 4        k8, cast on 3sts, k12, cast on 3sts, k6          32sts        
Row 5        k2, purl to last st, k1
Row 6        knit                                                  
Row 7        k2, purl to last st, k1
Row 8        cast off 2sts k6, k2tog, k14, k2tog, k6            28sts
Row 9        purl 
(for Tall barbie knit 2 more rows ss)      
Change to 3.25 needles               
Row 10-14  knit 5 rows garter stitch
Row 14      ws, pfb 28 times   56sts
Continue for Skirt
Change to 3.75 needles
Beginning with a knit row work 24 rows ss – adjust length here if you want
Work 4 rows gs   cast off loosely

To finish
Sew centre back seam and slip stitch back fastening in place.  Sew on button to match buttonhole.


Friday, 1 February 2019

Barbie Aran







Aran Jacket


Sweater 

This is an easy aran pattern of stocking stitch with 4 rows cable repeat.  
The sweater has a back neck fastening for easy fit.  I sewed the side seams to the end of the rib which gives it a more up to date look.  If you want a longer sweater, or even a dress, just do a few more rows of pattern.


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, please, if you find and errors or have any queries, let me know either by commenting below or contacting me via the contact form.   Thanks




Materials:  30g double knitting yarn, small button for sweater, 4 small buttons for cardigan, Needles size 3.25 and 3.75mm, cable needle
Measurements: to fit 11/12” fashion doll, and Barbie Fashionista dolls
Tension: 24sts x 32rows over Stocking stitch x 4” using no 3.75 needles
Special Abbreviations: C4b: slip next 2sts onto cable needle and leave at back of work, k2, then k2 from cable needle.


Sweater


Front
Using 3.25 needles cast on 20sts
Work k1, p1 rib for 3 rows
Next row:  rib 5, pfb, kfb, rib 6, pfb, kfb, rib 5   (24sts)
Change to 3.75 needles
Row 1:   k4 (p1, c4b, p1, k4) 2 times
Row 2:   p4 (k1, p4, k1 p4) 2 times
Row 3:   k4 (p1, k4, p1, k4) 2 times
Row 2:   p4 (k1, p4, k1 p4) 2 times
These 4 rows form the pattern, rep 3 times then rows 1 and 2 (total of 18 patterns rows)
Armhole shaping
Keeping pattern correct, cast off 2sts at beg of next 2 rows    20sts*
Work a further 8 rows in pattern
Shape neck
Row 1:  patt 5, k2tog, turn
Continue on 6sts for left front
Row 2:  patt to end
Row 3:  patt to last 2sts, k2tog      5sts
Row 4:  patt to end
Cast off 5sts, leave a thread for sewing shoulder seam.

With right side facing, slip next 6st onto a thread, re-join yarn and continue for right front
Row 1:  k2tog, patt to end    6sts
Row 2:  patt to end
Row 3:  k2tog, patt to end   5sts
Row 4:  patt to end
Cast off 5sts, leave a thread for sewing shoulder seam

Back
As front to *
Work a further 12 rows in pattern
Cast off 5sts at beg of next 2 rows

Do not fasten off yarn, continue for neckband
Right side facing, change to 3.25 needles
Knit across 10sts of back, pick up and knit 6sts down left front, knit 6sts left on thread, then 6sts up right front.  28sts
Row 1:  cast on 3sts, (for back fastening) k1, p1 rib to end  31sts
Row 2:  rib to last 2sts, yon, k2tog
Cast off in rib
Sew left shoulder seam, sew right shoulder seam to rib. 

Sleeves

With right side facing and no 3.75 needles pick up and knit 18sts around arm edge excluding cast off sts. see photo

Work 19 rows ss, placing a marker at each end of 3th row
Change to 3.25 needles and work 3 rows k1, p1 rib
Cast off in rib, leave a thread for sewing seam.

To finish
Sew up sleeve seam to markers, Sew side (i sewed the side seam to rib) and underarm seams
Sew on small button to correspond with buttonhole on neck
Finish off all ends



Cardigan


Back
As back of sweater. Fasten off yarn and leave 10sts on holder

Left front
Using 3.25 needles cast on 10sts
Work k1, p1 rib for 3 rows
Next row:  rib 3, pfb, kfb, rib 5    (12sts)
Change to 3.75 needles
Row 1:  k4, p1, c4b, p1, k2
Row 2:  p2 k1, p4, k1 p4
Row 3:  k4, p1, p4, p1, k2
Row 2:  p2 k1, p4, k1 p4
These 4 rows form the pattern, rep 3 times then rows 1 and 2 (total of 18 patterns rows)
Armhole shaping
Keeping pattern correct, cast off 2sts, patt to end 10sts
Work a further 8 rows in pattern
Shape neck
Row 1: ws, cast off 3sts, patt to end   7sts
Row 2: patt to last 2sts, k2tog
Row 3: patt to end
Row 4:   patt to last 2sts, k2tog
Row 5:   patt to end
Cast off 5sts
Leave a thread for sewing seam


Right front
Using 3.25 needles cast on 10sts
Work k1, p1 rib for 3 rows
Next row:  rib 5, pfb, kfb, rib 3    (12sts)
Change to 3.75 needles
Row 1:  k2, p1, c4b, p1, k4
Row 2:  p4 k1, p4, k1 p2
Row 3:  k2, p1, p4, p1, k4
Row 2:  p4 k1, p4, k1 p2
These 4 rows form the pattern, rep 3 times then rows 1 to 3 (total of 19 patterns rows)
Armhole shaping
Keeping pattern correct, cast off 2sts, patt to end 10sts
Work a further 8 rows in pattern
Shape neck
Row 1: rs, cast off 3sts, patt to end   7sts
Row 2: patt to end
Row 3: k2tog, patt to end
Row 4:  patt to end
Row 5:  k2tog, patt to end
Cast off 5sts leave thread for sewing

Sleeves as sweater

Neckband
Sew shoulder seams
using 3.25 needles, beg at right front edge, right side facing pick up and knit 6sts up right front, k10 across back, pick up and knit 6sts down left front.  22sts
work 3 rows k1, p1 rib,  cast off

Left front band
Using 3.25 needles, rs facing, pick up and knit 28sts along left front edge, from neck to hem.  Work 3 rows k1, p1 rib   cast off

Right front band
Using 3.25 needles, rs facing, pick up and knit 28sts along right front edge, from hem to neck.  Work 1 row k1, p1 rib
Buttonhole row:  p1, (k2tog, yf, rib 6) 3 times, k2tog, yf rib 1
Work 1 row rib.     cast off

To finish
Sew up sleeve seam to markers, Sew side and underarm seams
Sew on small buttons to correspond with buttonholes
Finish off all ends

  

Hat

Using 3.25 needles cast on 32sts and
work 7 rows k1, p1 rib
Rib 3, (pfb, kfb, rib 6) 3 times, pfb, kfb rib 3    40sts
Change to 3.75 needles
Row 1:   k2, (p1, c4b, p1, k4) 3 times, p1, c4b, p1, k2
Row 2:   p2, (k1, p4, k1, p4) 3 times, k1 p4, k1, p2
Row 3:   k2, (p1, k4, p1, k4) 3 times, p1, k4, p1, k2
Row 4:   p2, (k1, p4, k1, p4) 3 times, k1 p4, k1, p2
These 4 rows form the pattern. Rep rows 1 and 2
Shape top
Row 1:   k2tog, (p1, k4, p1, k2tog, skk) 3 times, p1, k4, p1 skk      32sts
Row 2:   p1 (k1, p4, k1, p2) 3 times, k1, p4, k1, p1
Row 3:   k2tog (c4b, k2tog, skk) 3 times, c4b, skk          24sts
Row 4:   p2tog across row   12sts
Row 5:    k2tog across row    6sts
Fasten off yarn and thread yarn through remaining 6sts pull firmly, sew seam
Finish all ends

Make a small pompom and sew on top of hat


Sunday, 25 November 2018

Barbie Jumpsuit








There are so many gorgeous jumpsuits around at the moment.  I just love those mid calf sparkly ones, great for the season's parties.  Unfortunately, I couldn't find any suitable sparkly yarn for these so chose a mix of trendy colours instead.  I used Sirdar Snuggly which is a lovely soft yarn and not too thick,  (some budget yarns knit up a lot bigger)   


The suit is knit from the neck down with a back fastening for ease of fit, and a belt.  I've given instructions for a basic model Barbie with variations for Curvy and Tall Fashionistas.  These can be made in the round quite easily.  I made the raspberry suit on 3.75 circular needles using the magic loop method.  Instructions can be found here:

how to knit magic loop


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, please, if you find and errors or have any queries, let me know either by commenting below or contacting me via the contact form.   Thanks


Here's a link for the pattern to download and print.  Unfortunately this doesn't always work with mobile devices, thats why I post the full pattern on this page

To fit: 12” Regular Barbie, Curvy and Tall Barbie Fashionista dolls
You will need:  approx 20g double knitting yarn  (I used Sirdar Snuggly)
Needles size 3.25 and 3.75mm   (either spns or dpns) 2 small buttons for back fastening, 2 small buttons for front decoration
Tension:  28sts and 32rows over 4 in (stocking stitch) using 3.75 needles
Abbreviations:  See side panel



The pattern fits a regular Barbie with variations for Curvy Barbie in brown and Tall Barbie in green

knit from the top down, rows start at centre back

Using 3.75 single point needles cast on 38sts
Row 1    k2, purl to last 2sts, k2
Row 2    buttonhole (right side) k2tog, yf, k3, kfb, k7, kfb, k8, kfb, k7, kfb, k7 42sts
Row 3    k2, p7, cast off 7sts, p12, cast off 7sts, p5, k2
Row 4    k7, cast on 3sts, k12, cast on 3sts, k9              34sts
Row 5    k2, purl to last 2sts, k2
Row 6    knit                                                  
Row 7 to 14    as rows 5 to 6, making 2nd buttonhole as before on row 10
Row 15   cast off 2sts, purl to end*                     32sts
For Tall Barbie work 2 extra rows stocking stitch
For Curvy Barbie work 2 extra rows as follows:
Row 16   (kfb, k1) 3 times k to last 6sts, (kfb, k1) 3 times   
Row 17   purl           38sts
Shape back
Row 1     kfb, k to last 2sts, kfb, k1
Row 2     purl
Repeat last 2 rows to 48sts (Curvy Barbie 52sts)

Divide for legs
K24, (Curvy Barbie 26sts) turn, leave remaining sts on a holder
Continue for right leg
** Work 28 rows stocking stitch for shorter legs
I did 28 rows brown set, 18 rows green set and 32 rows rasberry, but check the length on your doll
Cast off.

Left leg
Rejoin yarn to remaining 24sts, (Curvy Barbie 26sts) at centre front, knit to end Continue as right leg from **

For tapered trousers
As trousers above to **
For each leg work 32 rows stocking stitch, dec 1 stitch at each end of 9th then every 4th row to 14sts. cast off
For Curvy Barbie dec 1 stitch at each end of 5th and then every 4th row to 14sts.

Belt
Using 3.25 spnds cast on 60sts, 
Cast off.  Fasten off ends and press lightly to flatten

To finish
Sew leg and back seams.  Slip stitch under flap of back opening in place.  Sew 2 buttons to match buttonholes at the back

Make loops to keep the belt in place.  With the jumpsuit on the doll, tie belt around doll.  On each side of the waist sew a loop around the belt and secure at the reverse side of the jumpsuit.  
I sewed 2 small buttons on the front bodice for decoration

To knit on double point needles
Use single point needles to shape back then change to dpns
Rounds start at centre back.  Follow pattern working in knit stitches only