Was yarn “surfing” through some of my stash bins and found some bright, colorful skeins that inspired me to do some more Barbie clothing. My designs are fitted to the Belly Button Style doll.
Made a couple of dresses using my fun and flirty pattern for those summer outings and then not wanting to “skirt” the issue, designed and crocheted a couple of those for her too!!
Nothing fancy about the pictures but I hope you like what you see and get inspired too.
This pattern for these dresses can be found here. I try to design items that are easy to slide on and off especially made for those young Barbie lovers with “little” hands.
Here are some pictures of my new skirt designs using the slip stitch ribbing technique found on Moogly. This ribbing really gives a nice stretch and makes it easy to slip on and off your doll. A little loose around the waist but you could always weave in a gathering ribbon if you want it tighter.
Both of these skirts were made using a sport weight (category 2) yarn and a size E crochet hook. In my design process, I did make a skirt and top outfit and made a deeper waistband which I felt worked better than my original waistband so my directions will be for that style and not the one you see in the pictures.
Pattern for Pink Skirt
Row 1: (Waistband) Chain 6, slip stitch (SL ST) in 2nd chain from hook and SL ST in next 4 stitches for a total of 5 SL ST. Chain 1, turn, skip chain and SL ST in next 5 stitches. Do this for 28 rows, keep waistband untwisted and SL ST together.
Row 2: Chain 1, 30 SC spaced evenly around waistband. SL ST join in first SC
Row 3: Chain 2, *1DC (double crochet), 1DC, 2DC in next stitch, repeat from * around (40 DC), SL ST join in first DC
Row 4: Chain 2, 1DC in each stitch around in BLO (back loop only), SL ST join in first DC
Row 5: Chain 2, 1 FPDC (front post double crochet), 1 BPDC (back post double crochet) around, SL ST join in first FPDC
Row 6: Chain 2, Repeat row 5
Row 7: Chain 2, *1DC, 1DC, 1DC, 2DC in next stitch in BLO, repeat from * around (50DC), SL ST join in first DC
Row 8: Chain 2, 1 FPDC, 1 BPDC around, SL ST join in first FPDC
Row 9: Chain 2, Repeat row 8
Row 10: Chain 1, complete 50 SL stitches around finish off and weave ends.
Here’s what I created using Aunt Lydias baker’s cotton (category 1) and a size C hook – again using the slip stitch ribbing (6 chains and 5 slip stitches) so no seaming, snaps, or Velcro needed.
Will do another post to share the denim blue skirt pattern too.
Hope you enjoy and any questions, please let me know. Would love to see your finished outfits too 🙂