Monday, 2 May 2016

Barbie two colour sundress and bag




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:

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


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.










You can download a PDF pattern here:







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.