Saturday, January 3, 2015

Peaches and Cream Barbie Suit

    Here is the first pattern I will share for free on this blog!  I'm very excited about releasing this pattern.  I hope you enjoy this pattern!

I love how the scarf looks!
This suit is perfect for a warm spring day!  The scarf is a pretty, stylish, accessory that gives this outfit a more relaxed look.  I love how textured the dress and jacket are!

Copyright; This pattern is my own design.  In no way I have copied from anyone's pattern.  You may sell what you make from this pattern, but you may NOT sell the pattern itself.  Do not claim this pattern as your own.  All rights reserved, 2015. 

   

Materials 

Size 10 thread in 2 colors (I used light peach and white)
1.8 mm steel hook
3 mm beads
Stretchy bead string
2 or 3 small snaps

Length of dress is about knee length (Barbie has such long legs!).

Directions

Skirt part of dress

Row 1: With Peach, ch 42, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across, turn.

Rows 2-3: Ch 2, (hdc in back loop of next st, hdc in front loop of the next st) across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 2,(2 hdc in back loop of next st, hdc in the front loop of next st, hdc in the back loop of next st, hdc in front loop of next st) across, join to 1st st of row, turn.

Rnds 5-6: Repeat row 2, joining at ends of rnd. 

Rnd 7: Ch 2, (2 hdc in back loop of next st, hdc in front loop of next st, hdc in back loop of next st, hdc in back loop of next st) around, join, turn.

Rnds 8-22: Repeat row 2, joining at ends of rnds.

Rnd 23: Fasten off Peach.  Join on White.  Ch 4, 4 tr in same st as joining, (sk 2 sts, 5 tr in next st) across, join.  Fasten off.

Top part of dress

Note: To make top part of dress, you are going to crochet into bottom loops of chs from row 1.  You will have 40 sts after row 1 of top.

Row 1: With Peach, join onto bottom ch.  Ch 4, 1 tr in each ch loop across, turn.  

Row 2-7: Ch 1, (hdc in back loop of next st, hdc in front loop of next st) across, turn.

Row 8: Ch 2, hdc in back loop of next st, (hdc in front loop of next st, hdc in back loop of next st) 5 times, (2 hdc in front loop of next st, 2 hdc in back loops of next 2 sts) across to last 11 sts, (hdc in back loop of next st, hdc in front loop of next st) to end of row, turn.

Rows 9-11: Repeat row 2.

Row 12: Ch 2, hdc in back loop of next st, (hdc in front loop of next st, hdc in front loop of next st) 5 times, (hdc dec in front loops of next 2 sts, hdc dec in back loops of next st) across to last 11 sts, (hdc in front loop of next st, hdc in back loop of next st) to end of row, turn.

Row 13: Repeat row 2.

(Here is where it gets a little bit complicated)

Row 14: Sl st in 1st 14 sts, ch 14, now go back to the 7th st you sl st'ed in, sl st in that st, turn, ch 4, 1 tr in each ch, now back to regular row, sk 2 sts, sl st in next 7 sts, ch 14 sk 7 sts, sl st in next st, turn, ch 4, 1 tr in each ch across, now back to regular row, sk 2 sts, sl st in last 11 sts.  Fasten off.

Belt

Ch 33.  Attach one end of ch to end of row 1 of top (tr row) weave through trs.  Attach end to end of row.  Weave in all ends.

Sew snaps down back of dress.

Jacket

Row 1: Ch 52, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across, turn.  

Row 2-4: Ch 2, (hdc in back loop of next st, hdc in front loop of next st) across, turn.

Rows 5-9: Ch 2, hdc dec in back loops of next st, (hdc in front  loop of next st, hdc in back loop of next st) across, to last 2 sts, hdc dec in front loops of last 2 sts, turn.

Row 10: Repeat row 2. (40 sts)

Left Shoulder

Row 11: Ch 2, (hdc in back loop of next st, hdc in front loop of next st) 4 times, turn, leaving remaining sts unworked. (6 sts)

Rows 12-15: Ch 2, (hdc in back loop of next st, hdc in the front loop of next st) across, turn.  At end of row 15, fasten off.

Back 

(Starting on unworked sts on row 10)

Row 11: Sk 4 sts from left shoulder, join in next st, ch 2 (hdc in back loop of next st, hdc in front loop of next st) across, to last 10 sts, turn, leaving remaining sts unworked.  

Row 12-16: Ch 2, (hdc in back loop of next st, hdc in front loop of next st) across, turn.  Fasten off at end of row 16.

Right shoulder

Turn piece over and repeat left shoulder on this side.

Matching sts, sew shoulders to back.  Weave in all ends.  

Sleeves

Rnd 1: Join Peach thread in any st in armhole, ch 2, 20 hdc evenly spaced around, join to 1st st of rnd, turn.

Rnds 2-4: Ch 2, (hdc in back loop of next st, hdc in front loop of next st) around, join, turn.  At end of rnd 4, join on white.

Rnd 5: Ch 4, 4 tr in same st, (sk 2 sts, 5 tr in next st) around, join.  Fasten off.  Weave in all ends.  

Jacket edging 

With Peach, join at bottom right corner, ch 1, sc around jacket.  When you reach a corner, 3 sc in corner. 

Hat

Rnd 1: Ch 6, join with sl st in 1st ch.  12 sc in ring, join.

Rnd 2: Ch 4, (5 tr) in each st around, join.  Sl st down wrong side of piece to center, ch 40, sl st in center again.  Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Scarf

Row 1: Ch 83, dc in 8th ch from hook, (ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next st) across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 7, dc in 2nd ch space, (ch 2, dc in next ch 2 sp) across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 5, dc in same ch space, (ch 2, dc in next ch space) across, turn.  Fasten off.  Weave in ends.  Add fringe if desired.

Pearl Jewelry 

For the pearl jewelry I used stretchy bead string and 3 mm beads.  Simply string the beads onto the string until the desired length is achieved.



Let me know if you have any problems or questions with this pattern.  If you don't understand a certain part of this pattern, let me know and I can add more detail.  

Tess







8 comments:

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    1. Thank you so much, Rosemary! This is one of my favorite outfits.

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  2. Nice pattern! Anya wants me to make it. -Aunt Beth

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  3. Hi, Tess! Welcome to the blogging world. What a great crochet pattern! I remember crocheting clothes for my dolls when I was younger, although I don't know that any looked as nice as this suit.

    I'd love to have you link up your project(s) at my weekly Yarn Fanatic Party. (Link ups are great because they help other people see posts that they might not normally come across.) http://philwife.blogspot.com/2015/01/yarn-fanatic-party-18.html

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    1. Hi Rachel! Thank you so much for that sweet compliment. I'll ask my mom if she would be okay with the link up. I would love to do it.

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  4. I want to thank you so much my grand daughters are going to love all of the clothes

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