Showing posts with label easy crochet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label easy crochet. Show all posts

Friday, 29 December 2017

Annabell crochet dress and hat





I love this doll.  Not only is she as cute as a button but her outfits are so quick and easy to make.  The pattern for this dress has been borrowed from both my teddy bear dress and barbie dress (both on this site).  The only thing I had to do was work out was the stitches for sizing etc and whether to copy the format of Ted's dress by doing the bodice first then attaching the skirt or starting fresh and simplify the pattern by starting at the neck and working down.  I decided to try the neck down method, with the bodice done in dc (US sc) rounds and the skirt in an easy cluster pattern.  The matching hat is worked from the crown down.   

As always if you find any mistakes or have any problems with this pattern please let me know.




Pattern

To fit: 14”/ 36cm  Baby Annabell doll
Materials: 50g 4ply yarn in main, and small amount of contrast (I used Stylecraft life 4ply) in Turquoise and white
Crochet hook no 3.50 and 4mm
Tension: (Gauge) 24sts x 28 rows to 4” over dc using 3.50 hook
Abbreviations:
Dc: double crochet (US single crochet), tr: treble crochet, (US double crochet), ch: chain, slst: slip stitch, inc: increase


Worked from the neck down.  Work in back loop only for all dc.

No 3.50 hook and main make 60chain.  Begin round with 1dc in first ch space, dc in each space around
round 1:   dc9, 2dc in each of next 2 dc, dc8, 2dc in each of next 2 dc, dc18, 2dc in each of next 2 dc, dc8, 2dc in each of next 2 dc, dc9
round 2:   (dc10, 2dc in each of next 2 dc,) 2 times, dc20, (2dc in each of next 2 dc, dc10) 2 times
round 3:   dc11, 2dc in each of next 2 dc, dc12, 2dc in each of next 2 dc, dc22, 2dc in each of next 2 dc, dc12, 2dc in each of next 2 dc, dc11
round 4:   dc13, 6ch, miss 16dc, dc26, 6ch, miss 16dc, d13
round 5:   1dc in each dc around working dc in each of 6chs.   64dcs
work 4 more rounds in dc, then change to contrast and work 2 rounds

skirt

work in both loops for cluster round
using no 4mm hook and *main 3ch in first dc, 2tr in same space, 1dc in next dc, miss 1dc, (3tr in next dc, 1dc in next dc, miss 1dc) repeat around, slst in top of 3ch
(21 clusters)
Round 2:  slst in next tr, 2ch, 3tr in next dc, (miss 1tr, 1dc in next tr (centre tr in cluster), 3tr, in next dc) repeat around, slst in top of 2ch
Round 3:  3ch, 2tr in same space, miss 1tr, 1dc in next tr, (3tr in next dc, miss 1tr, 1dc in next tr) repeat around, slst in top of 3ch
(21 clusters)
 Repeat rounds 2 and 3, 2 times**
Work 2 rounds dc in white
Repeat from * to **   28 clusters
Work one round using contrast.  Fasten off yarn

To Finish
In contrast work a round of dc around neck (and armholes if you want)
Neaten all ends.

Hat

With 3.5 hook work 6dc in magic loop
Round 1:   2dc in each dc around                   12dcs
Round 2:   (2dc in next dc, 1dc) around          18dcs  
Round 3:   (2dc in next dc, 2dc) around          24dcs  
Continue increasing 6sts on each round to 42dcs
dc around
Next round:  (2dc in next dc, dc 6) around   48dcs
Next round:   Dc around
Next round:  (2dc in next dc, dc 8) around   54dcs
work in both loops for cluster round
using no 4mm hook and main, 3ch in first dc, 2tr in same space, 1dc in next dc, miss 1dc, (3tr in next dc, miss 1dc, 1dc in next dc, miss 1dc) repeat around, slst in top of 3ch     (14 clusters)
Round 2:  slst in next tr, 2ch, 3tr in next dc, (miss 1tr, 1dc in next tr (centre tr in cluster), 3tr, in next dc) repeat around, slst in top of 2ch
Round 3:  3ch, 2tr in same space, miss 1tr, 1dc in next tr, (3tr in next dc, miss 1tr, 1dc in next tr) repeat around, slst in top of 3ch
Repeat rounds 2 and 3, 2 times

Finish with a round in contrast
Neaten all ends

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Monday, 2 May 2016

Barbie two colour sundress and bag




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.  


Please leave me a comment if you make this item  - i value feedback.






A PDF pattern can be downloaded here:

Ba
rbie 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


Sundress

Bodice
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

Skirt

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
To finish
Neaten all ends


Bag

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.


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





Saturday, 30 April 2016

Barbie Bikini and Sunhat










This is an easy crochet pattern for a bikini and Sunhat for Barbie.  It uses only scraps of 4ply cotton yarn, and 3mm hook

The item is a close fit so check your tension and fit. Cotton thread isn't suitable as it's too fine for this pattern.  

I would welcome your feedback and comments.

To fit: 12" Barbie (the latest model)
Materials:  2og 4ply yarn in main, small oddment of contrast.  I used Paton’s Soft Cotton 4ply
Crochet hook no 3mm
Tension: (Gauge) 24sts 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 treble, ch: chain, slst: slip stitch, inc: increase, rnd/s: round/s

Top
Using main colour make 29ch
Row 1:  1dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1dc in each of next 9dc, 1htr in each of next 3ch, 1slst in each of next 2ch, 1htr in each of next 3ch, 1dc in next ch, turn
Row 2:  1dc in dc, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1slst in each of next 2slst, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1dc in next dc turn
Row 3:  1dc in dc, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1slst in each of next 2slst, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1dc in next dc, 1dc in each ch to end
Row 4:  join contrast, 1dc in each of next 10dc, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1 slst in each of next 2slst, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1dc in each dc to end
Fasten off yarn.
Straps (make 2)
Using contrast made 30ch fasten off yarn
To finish.  Sew centre back seam.  Sew on straps at either side as
in photo.   Sew in all ends

Briefs

Front
Using main colour make 5ch,
Row 1:  1dc in 3rd ch from hook 1dc in each of next 2ch
Row 2:   1ch, 1dc in each of next 3dc, 1dc in top of ch.  (4dc)
Row 3:    1ch, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc  (6dc)
Row 4:   1ch, 1dc in each of next 6dc
Repeat last 2 rows to 12sts.  Fasten off yarn

Back as front

To finish
Sew crotch seam
Using contrast yarn work 1dc in each dc across top of front, 1ch,
Continue across back: work 1dc in each dc, 1ch, slst in top of 1st dc to join into a round.
Fasten off yarn
Sew in all ends

Hat
When working rounds work through both loops and place a marker at the beg of each round to keep track of rounds

Using main colour, make 3 chain
Work 6 dc in 3rd ch from hook
Round 1:  2dc in each dc to end (12sts)
Round 2:  (2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc) repeat to end (18sts)
Round 3:  (2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 2dc) repeat to end (24sts)
Round 4:  (2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 3dc) repeat to end (30sts)
Rounds 5:7:  dc all around
Rounds 8:9: change to contrast, dc all around
Round 10:  change to main, work 2tr in each dc to end

Motif 
Using contrast make 3 chain,
Work 6 dc in 3rd ch from hook fasten off

Sew motif on hat as shown in photo. 

To finish:  Sew in all ends.

PDF pattern for download

Friday, 29 April 2016

Barbie crochet summer dress and hat


The pattern is for a dress for Barbie worked in continuous rounds from the top down.  

I used Patons 4ply soft cotton so its important to check tension if using a different 4ply yarn as any slight variation can make a big difference in the size. Crochet cotton is not suitable as its too fine.

The dress is very close fitting and fits the latest Barbie model.  For a larger fashion doll add a few extra dc at the beg.  

The design takes about 25g of yarn with 10g in each contrast colour
This is a great design to use up all those small bits of yarn in your stash.  I used shoelace ribbon for the hat but a crochet chain would work too.

If you make this dress and hat and have any queries or find any mistakes please let me know.

You can download a PDF pattern here:

Barbie summer dress and hat





To fit: 12” Barbie (the latest model)
Materials:  25g 4ply yarn in main, and 2 contrast (I used Patons Soft Cotton 4ply)
Crochet hook no 3.00 and 3.50 (or size to match tension). Small length of narrow ribbon
Tension: (Gauge) 24sts 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, inc: increase
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.
Work through the back loop only for a softer fabric for the bodice and through both loops when working clusters
Place a marker at the beginning of each round to keep track of number of rounds
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Dress   

Using no 3.00 hook and main colour make 28ch
Round 1:   1dc in each of next 10ch, 3htr in each of next 3ch, 1slst in each of next 2ch, 3htr  in each of next 3ch, 1dc in each of next 10dc
Round 2:   1dc in each of next 10dc, 3htr in each of next 3htr, 1slst in each of next 2slst, 3htr in each of next 3htr, 1dc in each of next 10dc
Rounds  3:4:  repeat round 2
Round 5:   dc around
Change to contrast A
Round 6:   dc around
Change to contrast B
Round 7:   dc around

Change to 3.50 hook and main colour for skirt
Round 1: 3ch, 2tr in same space, miss 1dc, 1dc in next dc, (3tr in next dc, miss 1dc, 1dc in next dc) repeat around  (9 clusters)
Change to contrast A
Round 2: slst in top of 3ch, slst in next tr, 2ch, 3tr in next dc, (miss 1tr, 1dc in next tr, 3tr in next dc) repeat around
Change to contrast B
Round 3: slst in top of 2ch, 3ch, 2tr in same space, miss 1tr,1dc in next tr,(3tr in next dc, miss 1tr, 1dc in next tr) repeat around
Change to main colour
Round 4: as round 2
Change to contrast A
(work in back loop only for dc rounds)  
Round 5: (inc round) slst in top of 2ch, 2ch, 1dc in each of next 2tr, (2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 3tr)  repeat around
Change to contrast B
Round 6: dc around
Change to main colour
Round 7: dc around
Round 8: 3ch, 2tr in same space, miss 1dc, 1dc in next dc, (miss 1dc, 3tr in next dc, miss 1dc, 1dc in next dc) repeat around  (11 clusters)
Repeat rounds 2 to 8  (14 clusters) then rounds 2 to 7
Change to main colour
Next Round:  3ch, 2tr in same space, miss 1dc, 1dc in next dc, (3tr in next dc, miss 1dc, 1dc in next dc) repeat around, slst in top of 3ch.  Fasten off

Straps
Using no 3 hook and main, make 30 ch. Sew onto bodice at front as shown on photo

To finish:    neaten all ends.


Hat

Using no 3 hook and main colour, make 3ch
Work 6 dc into  3rd ch from hook
Round 1:  2dc in each dc to end (12dc)
Round 2:  (2dc in next dc, 1dc) repeat to end (18dc)
Round 3:  (2dc in next dc, 2dc) repeat to end (24dc)
Rounds 5:9:  dc all around
Round 9:  3ch, 2tr in same space, 1dc in next dc, (3tr in next dc, 1dc in next dc) repeat around 
Round 10 slst in top of 3ch, slst in next tr, 2ch, 3tr in next dc, (miss 1tr, 1dc in next tr,3tr in next dc) repeat around, slst in top of 2ch

To finish:  thread narrow ribbon around hat as show on photo
Neaten all ends.







Sunday, 8 March 2015

Barbie crochet prom dresses



Its been a while since I made anything for Barbie so I had a look in my stash and found some oddments of 4ply yarn.  I had forgotten I had the sparkly pink yarn so what else to make but a prom dress.   The metallic colour yarn is Sirdar Firefly which I bought ages ago as it was on offer, with the idea that it might come in useful for a scarf but it makes an interesting skirt for the dress. 
The dresses are made from the top down so are easy to put on Barbie.  The only problem is you have to be very careful as her feet can get caught in the crochet.  I usually hold her feet as I pull the dress on.

    The bodice is shaped at the rear (as photo) so the skirt is lower at the back - I was shopping with my daughter and granddaughter looking at prom dresses a few weeks ago and noticed that lots of them have this type of shaping.  The dress is very tight fitting so be careful with tension- but as these little garments are so quick to make it takes no time pull work out and start again!

Any Ravelers out there - if you make the dress please post a photo and link to the pattern


If you find any mistakes are have problems with the pattern please leave me a comment.  













To fit 12” Barbie (the latest model)

Materials:  approx 50g 4ply yarn in main and contrast
please note: not suitable for craft crochet thread
Crochet hook no 3.00 and 4.00 (or size to match tension)
Tension: (Gauge) 22sts x 24 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) 
ch: htr: half treble, chain, sl st: slip stitch, inc: increase, beg: beginning

Note: These designs are worked in a continuous round so place a marker at beg of round to keep track of number of rounds.  
For a softer fabric for the garments, work in back loop only throughout the bodice and through both loops for skirt

The dress is made from the top down.


Bodice


Using no 3.00 hook make 30 chain 
work in rounds as follows:
round 1:   1dc in each of next 11 ch,1htr in each of next 3ch, 1slst in each of next 2 ch, 1htr in each of next 3ch, 1dc in each of next 11 ch (30sts)
round 2:   1dc in each of next 11dc, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1slst in each of next 2slst, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1dc in each of next 11dc  
round 3:   as round 2
round 4:   dc around
round 5: 1dc in each of next 6dc, miss 1dc, 1dc in each of next 16dc, miss 1dc. dc to end (28dcs)
round 6: dc around
round 7: 1dc in each of next 6dc, miss 1dc, 1dc in each of next 14dc, miss 1dc. dc to end     (26dcs)
rounds 8-12: dc around

work 7dc place a marker here to donate beg of round (the rounds now start at the side of dress)
round 13: (hip shaping)1dc in each of next 6dc, 1slst in each of next 2dc, 1dc in each of next  7 dc, 2htr in next dc, 1htr in each of next 8dc, 2htr in next dc, 1dc in next dc  (28sts)
round 14: 1dc in each of next 6dc, 1slst in each of next 2slst, 1dc in each of next 7dc, 2htr in next htr, 1htr in each of next 10htr, 2htr in next htr, 1dc in next dc  (30sts)
round 15: 1dc in each of next 6dc, 1slst in each of next 2slst, 1dc in each of next 7dc, 1htr in next  14htr, 1dc in next dc   
rounds16:20:  as round 15.   fasten off yarn 



Skirt

round 1: change to contrast, slst in first st, 3ch (counts as 1tr), 2tr in same st, work 3tr in each st to end. slst in top of 3ch
change to no 4.00 hook,
round 2:   slst into next tr, 3ch, 2tr in same tr, (3tr into middle tr of next cluster) repeat to end  slst in top of 3ch
repeat round 2 to required length  
Edge round:  work 5tr in each cluster around.

fasten off yarn


Neck edging

using no 3 hook and contrast work a round of (dc, 1ch) in each chain, around neck line.


To Finish:  sew in all yarn ends.


PDF pattern to download