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.