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Barbie Fun and Flirty Dress Pattern

You can never have too many Barbie outfits!!  And a simple crochet style dress is an awesome addition to add to her wardrobe.  Here’s my pattern for a fun, flirty style Barbie dress to crochet for that special 12″ doll lover!!

Fun and Flirty Dress with Ruffled Edge

Fun and Flirty Dress with Ruffled Edge

I have used a category 2 (fine weight) yarn and a Size E/4 (3.50mm) crochet hook for this dress.  Probably no more than 50 – 75 yards.

The pattern includes the following abbreviation stitches:  HDC – half double crochet and HDC foundation stitch, SC – single crochet, INC – increase, DEC – decrease,  BLO – back loop only, SL – slip stitch, CH – chain, DC – double crochet

This entire pattern is worked in the round.

Begin your dress by completing:

22 HDC Foundation Stitches, SL join into top of 1st stitch.  Be sure to leave a longer tail at the beginning so you have a thread to stitch up the join.

22 HDC Foundation Chain

22 HDC Foundation Chain

Rows 2 – 10 will be all SC (22 stitches).  At the end of each row join your round using your preferred method.  I like to use the no-cut joining method found here on Planet June blog.

Row 11 – 4 hdc,   1 hdc dec,   3 hdc,   1 hdc dec,   3 hdc,      1 hdc dec,   4 hdc,   1 hdc dec. (18 stitches)  join

Row 12 & 13 – 18 SC  join

 

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Row 14 – 8 sc,   1 sc inc,  8 sc,  1 sc inc,  join (20 stitches)

Row 15 – 9 sc,  1 sc inc,  9 sc,  1 sc inc,  join  (22 stitches)

Row 16 – 5 sc,  1 sc inc,  4 sc,  1 sc inc,  4 sc,  1 sc inc,  5 sc,  1 sc inc,  join  (26 stitches)

Row 17 – 6 sc,  1 sc inc,  5 sc,  1 sc inc, 5 sc,  1 sc inc,  6 sc,  1 sc inc,  join (30 stitches)

Row 18 – 30 SC join

Row 19 –  CH 1,  30 HDC in BLO, join

Row 20 – 25 – repeat row 19

At this point,  you can really decide how long you want your skirt to be.  You could add a couple more of the HDC, BLO rows if you wish or maybe you actually want less rows to make the dress shorter.   Also, if you want this look,

No ruffled bottom edge style.

No ruffled bottom edge style.

you can end your dress here and just do one row of SL stitches for a finished edge.  Just fasten off and weave in your ends at the bottom and join at the neckline.

If you want to add the ruffled look here is what you will need to do.

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Row 26 – CH 2,  crochet 2 DC in each of the HDC going through both loops of the HDC stitch.  Join.

Row 27 – CH 2, crochet 3 DC in each of the DC stitches.  Join

Fasten off and weave in all ends.  Again, make sure you join together your 22 HDC Foundation stitches together.

Fun and Flirty Dress with Ruffled Edge

Fun and Flirty Dress with Ruffled Edge

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One of my favorite things about this dress is the simplistic ability to slip it on.  It can be slightly snug going over her hips (my Barbie is the belly button style doll) but shouldn’t really pose any issues for children to dress the doll.  There is really no definite front or back to the dress either so however it is slipped on works.  Actually, you can put the joining seam at the side of the dress and your front and back looks seamless.

Please feel free to make this fun dress for all your Barbie enthusiasts.   I have no issues if you want to make this dress and sell it (providing you are the one doing the actual crocheting), however, please do not distribute, copy or publish the pattern as your own. Should you elect to sell your finished products, please reference my blog www.stitch4ever.com as the pattern designer.

HAPPY CREATING!!

Crochet Barbie Cross Over Body Bag

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Use leftover scrap yarn probably around 10 – 30 yards depending upon type of yarn and size of hook used.  In my finished design, I used a Size C (2.75mm) hook and a Fine (2) cotton yarn.

DIRECTIONS:

Chain 13

Make 2 single crochets (sc) in 2nd chain from hook.

Continue by making 10 sc.

In last chain make 2 sc in that stitch

Continuing around make 10 sc down the back side of your starting chain.  Slip stitch (sl st) join in last chain.

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Chain 1

2 sc in each of the next 2 sc stitches.

10 sc

2 sc in each of the next 2 sc stitches

10 sc

Sl st join in chain 1

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Chain 1

1 sc in each stitch around back loop only (blo) for 29 stitches

Sl st join in chain 1

Chain 2

29 half double crochets (hdc) in front loop only (flo).

Sl st join in top of chain 2

Sl st into 1 hdc and chain 3

29 double crochets (dc) in blo.

Sl st join in top of chain 3

Chain 2

1 hdc crochet in next stitch in flo

*crochet 2 half double crochets together (2hdctog) in flo

1 hdc in next stitch

1 hdc in next stitch

crochet 2hdctog – repeat from * around ending round with 2 hdc in last stitch.

Sl st join into top of chain 2

Chain 1 and sc in same stitch

*Crochet 2sctog, next stitch 1 sc, 2sctog, 1 sc  – repeat from * around ending with 1 sc

Sl st join in sc

Crochet 30 chains or as many as you would like, smaller chain (15 chains) for a handbag or more chains for a cross body tote (45 chains).  Remove hook and insert into 8th or 9th stitch from beginning from outside edge of bag and pull loop through.  Slip hook through back loop of same stitch and last chain of strap (3 loops on hook) yarn over (y0) and pull through all three loops.  Crochet along chain making sc heading back to beginning side.  Remove hook and from the outside of purse, insert hook through same loop and pull through, yo and pull through all loops on hook.

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Continue around top edge of purse making 16 slip stitches and fasten off.  Decorate with a button, flower or just leave as is 🙂

As always, I ask that you DO NOT SELL this pattern or claim it as your own.  I have no problems with you selling items made from this pattern but would be very grateful if you would please acknowledge my website www.stitch4ever.com as the creator of this pattern.  Thank you and as always:

HAPPY CREATING!!