June 21, 2012

Simple-Peach-Bodycon-Turned-Peplum Dress




I have been writing in HubPages for a few weeks now, and I have found to my dismay, that I cannot publish all my patterns there for fear of being flagged for duplicate content. So, in order to share my patterns, I made this blog just for Barbie Doll Crochet Clothes.

This pattern is inspired by my original Bodycon Dress. Because of the popularity of the peplum form, I added some ruffles at the waist.

The pattern that you can find here is similar to the form in the original Bodycon Dress, but the stitches are changed to match the ruffles better.


This dress was made specifically for Barbie Basics (or Model Muse). For more information on different body types, visit Crocheting Clothes for Barbie.

Materials:
Size 10 crochet cotton thread
No. 1 steel hook or size needed to obtain gauge
3 small snaps or velcro


Gauge:
10 sc = 1", 11 sc rows = 1"


Notes for Pattern:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sc2tog = sc the next 2 sts together
inc = work 2 sc in the indicated st
sk = skip

Pattern:
Basic Dress

Starting from the bottom of the dress:

Rnd 1: Ch 40, sl st in the first ch to form ring, ch 1, sc in each ch across, join with sl st in first sc, turn. (40)
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as dc from here throughout), dc in each sc around, join with sl st on the first dc, turn. (40)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each dc around, join, turn. (40)
Rnds 4-11: Repeat Rnds 2-3 alternately. (40)

Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in the first 10 sc, sc2tog, sc in the next 16 sc, sc2tog, sc in the last 10 sc, join, turn. (38)
Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in the first 10 sc, sc2tog, sc in the next 14 sc, sc2tog, sc in the last 10 sc, join, turn. (36)
Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in the first 10 sc, sc2tog, sc in the next 12 sc, sc2tog, sc in the last 10 sc, join, turn. (34)

Row 15: Working in rows, ch 1, inc in the first sc, sc in the next 9 sc, sc2tog, sc in the next 10 sc, sc2tog, sc in the next 9 sc, inc in the last sc, do not join, turn. (34)
Row 16: Ch 2, dc in each sc across, turn. (34)
Row 17: Ch 1, sc in each dc across, turn. (34)
Row 18: Repeat Row 16. (34)

Row 19: Working in back loops only, ch 1, sc in each dc across, turn. (34)
Rows 20-22: Repeat Rows 16-18. (34)

Row 23: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next 9 dc, inc in the next dc, sc in the next 10 sc, inc in the next dc, sc in the next 9 dc, sc2tog, turn. (34)
Row 24: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (34)
Row 25: Ch 1, sc in the first 9 sc, inc in the next sc, sc in the next 3 sc, inc in the next sc, sc in the next sc, inc in the next sc, sc in the next 2 sc, inc in the next sc, sc in the next sc, inc in the next sc, sc in the next 3 sc, inc in the next sc, sc in the last 9 sc, turn. (40)
Row 26-27: Repeat Rows 16-17. (40)

Row 28: Ch 1, sc in the first 14 sc, sk the next sc, 3 dc in the next 3 sc, sk the next sc, sc in the next 2 sc, sk the next sc, 3 dc in the next 3 sc, sk the next sc, sc in the last 14 sc, turn.
Row 29: Ch 1, sc in the first 13 sc, sk the next sc, dc in the next 8 dc, sk the next dc, sc2tog, sk the next dc, dc in the next 8 dc, sk the next sc, sc in the last 13 sc, turn.
Row 30: Ch 1, sc in each st across.


Fasten off. Weave in all ends. Sew in 3 snaps across the back or a long strip of Velcro to close the dress.

Ruffles

For the ruffles pattern, check out my hub: Sprucing Up Your Crochet Designs by Adding Ruffles. The pattern is located at the bottom.

For any questions regarding the fitting of the dress, please visit the Bodycon Dress, as it contains more information on when to start fitting the dress to your doll to make sure it fits properly.

3 comments:

  1. Sweet design. Thank you for tips as I have the old fashion big chested Barbie. They look great as I had a lot of undressed doll after having 4 girls.

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  2. thank you I love the dress. My daughter collects barbies and some need some clothes.

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