A simply bluetiful dress for your favourite doll!
This simply bluetiful dress is designed to fit the 11 1/2” woman fashion doll by Mattel called Barbie.
Worked from the top-down in mainly single crochet stitches, this simple pattern can easily be customized to be whatever you want it to be.
Whether you make a simple tee, a beautiful dress or add your own flair to the skirt of the dress, you’ll soon have a new simply bluetiful dress to add to your collection!
Abbreviations: USA Terminology Used
ch(s) - chain(s)
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
sc2tog - single crochet 2 stitches together
lp(s) - loop(s)
BL - back loop
rep - repeat
rem - remaining
rnd - round
sk - skip
sp(s) - space(s)
st(s) - stitch(es)
f/o - fasten off
Gauge: Working in sc - 9 sts x 12 rows = 1" (2.5cm)
Sizing: Designed to fit the 2002 model of the 11 1/2" Barbie fashion doll by Mattel.
*Odd rows = RS
*For rows 1-14, the left side will have 3 extra sts. These extra sts create an overlap so you can place a fastener of your choosing there.
ch 3 at the beginning of a row = first dc of row
*When there is no stitch count present at the end of a row, this means it has the same number of stitches as the previous row.
*This pattern is worked in one piece from top-down using mostly sc. Working from top-down allows you to make your own special changes and customizations for the bottom of the dress. Make this dress any length you like or make a simple tee instead by stopping after any row you like... Feel free to get creative!
row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook & next 5 chs, sc 2 in next ch, sc 10, sc 2 in next ch, sc 12, sc 2 in next ch, sc 10, sc 2 in next ch, sc 9, turn (55 sts)
row 2: ch 3, dc 8, dc 2 in next st, ch 8, sk 12 sts, sc 2 in next st, sc 12, sc 2 in next st, ch 8, sk 12 sts, dc 2 in next st, dc 6, ch 1, turn (51 sts)
row 3: sc 8, sc 8 over chs, sc 16, sc 8 over chs, sc 11, ch 1, turn
row 4-7: sc 51, ch 1, turn
row 8: sc 12, *sc2tog in BL, sc 2, sc2tog in BL,* sc 18, rep from * to *, sc 9, ch 1, turn (47 sts)
row 9: sc 47, ch 1, turn
row 10: sc 11, *sc2tog in BL, sc 2, sc2tog in BL,* sc 16, rep from * to *, sc 8, ch 1, turn (43 sts)
row 11-14: sc 43, ch 1, turn
For the next row, you will be switching from rows to rnds...
row 15: Overlap first 3 sts & last 3 sts, so that the first 3 sts lay on top of the last 3 sts. Sc 3 over first 3 sts & last 3 sts to make a circle, sc 37 over rem sts, sl st join to first st of rnd (a.k.a. sl st join), ch 1, turn (40 sts)
row 16-25: sc 40, sl st join, ch 1, turn
row 26: sc 9, sc 2 in next 2 sts, sc 18, sc 2 in next 2 sts, sc 9, sl st join, ch 1, turn (44 sts)
row 27-29: sc 44, sl st join, ch 1, turn
row 30: sc 10, sc 2 in next 2 sts, sc 20, sc 2 in next 2 sts, sc 10, sl st join, ch 1, turn (48 sts)
row 31-35: sc 48, sl st join, ch 1, turn
row 36: sc 11, sc 2 in next 2 sts, sc 22, sc 2 in next 2 sts, sc 11, sl st join, ch 1, turn (52 sts)
row 37-41: sc 52, sl st join, ch 1, turn
row 42: sc 12, sc 2 in next 2 sts, sc 24, sc 2 in next 2 sts, sc 12, sl st join, ch 1, turn (56 sts)
row 43-65: sc 56, sl st join, ch 1, turn
*Make your dress longer or shorter by increasing or decreasing, respectively, the number of rep rows from row 43-65. Then, continue to row 66 to create a simple edging for the bottom of the dress...
row 66: (sc, ch 3, sc) rep around for a total of 28 times, sl st join, ch 1, f/o (28 ch sps)
Weave in ends. Sew 2 snaps or fastener of choosing to the top back where the 3 sts overlap.
There you have it!
A simply BLUEtiful dress for your favourite 11 1/2" doll.