September 11, 2013

Barbie One Shoulder Cut Out Bodycon Dress

Barbie One Shoulder Cut Out Bodycon Dress

Since I have been working on Pullip doll crochet clothes lately, I thought I would satisfy some readers out there who have been requesting for more Barbie doll clothes. Because I prefer tight fitting clothes for the more proportional body of Barbie, I came up with this Cut Out Bodycon Dress.
This hub is a free crochet pattern for a Barbie One Shoulder Cut Out Bodycon Dress. This dress was made to fit a Barbie Basics doll (or Model Muse). For more information on different body types, please visit Crocheting Clothes for Your Barbie Doll.

Materials and Gauge

  • Size No. 1 Steel Hook
  • Size No. 10 Crochet Cotton Thread
  • 1 Small Snap

Crochet Stitches


  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc2tog = sc the next 2 stitches together
  • inc = work 2 sc in the next st

Pattern


Part 1: Tube skirt
Starting from the bottom part of the skirt,
Round 1: Ch 38, sl st in the first ch to form a ring, ch 1, sc in each ch around, join with sl st in the first sc, turn. (38)
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join, turn. (38)
Round 3 - 16: Repeat Round 2.
Note: If you want the skirt to be longer, feel free to add more rounds at this point.
Round 17: Ch 1, sc in the first 11 sc, sc2tog, sc in the next 12 sc, sc2tog, sc in the last 11 sc, join, turn. (36)
Round 18: 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)
Round 19: Ch 1, sc in the first 10 sc, (sc2tog, sc in the next 10 sc) 2 times, join, turn. (32)
Round 20: Ch 1, sc in the first 9 sc, sc2tog, sc in the next 10 sc, sc2tog, sc in the last 9 sc, join, turn. (30)
Fasten off.
Here is the tube skirt after fastening off.

Part 2: Cut out design
Note: At this point, you need to work in rows, instead of rounds.
Row 1: Sk the first 8 sc of the Round 20 from Part 1, attach the thread with sc in the next sc, work 1 sc in the next 11 sc, sc2tog, sc in the next 14 sc, sc2tog, sk the remaining sc, turn. (28)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the first 11 sc, sc2tog, sc in the next 11 sc, sc2tog, turn. (25)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the first 8 sc, sc2tog, sc in the next sc, sc2tog, sc in the next 8 sc, sc2tog, turn. (21)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the first 8 sc, inc, sc in the next 8 sc, sc2tog, turn. (20)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the first 7 sc, inc 2 times, sc in the next 7 sc, sc2tog, turn. (20)
Row 6: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each sc across to the last 2 sc, sc2tog, turn. (18)
Row 7-10: Repeat Row 6. (10)
Row 11: Ch 1, inc, sc in each sc across to the last 2 sc, inc, turn. (12)
Row 12-14: Repeat Row 11. (18)
Do not fasten off.
Note: Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo after this part since it took me longer than expected to finalize the design. But, at this point, the dress should be just below the bust area.
Side view of the cut out design.

Part 3: Bust part
Note: From Part 2, we need to connect the front and back together to cover Barbie's bust area so this part will be worked in Rounds.
Round 1: Ch 15, join with sl st in the first sc of the last Row of Part 2, turn.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each of the back loops of the chain and in each sc around, join with sl st in the first sc, turn. (33)
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in the first 8 sc, inc, sc in the next 17 sc, inc, sc in the last 6 sc, join, turn. (35)
Round 4: Ch 1, sc in the first 12 sc, sk 1 sc, 3 dc in the next 3 sc, sk 1 sc, sc2tog, sk 1 sc, 3 dc in the next 3 sc, sk 1 sc, sc in the last 11 sc, join, turn. (42)
Round 5: Ch 1, sc in the first 10 sc, sk 1 sc, dc in the next 8 dc, sk 1 dc, sc in the next sc, sk 1 dc, dc in the next 8 dc, sk 1 sc, sc in the last 11 sc, join, turn. (38)
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in the first 10 sc, sk 1 sc, sc in the next 8 dc, sk 1 sc, sc in the next 8 dc, sk 1 sc, sc in the last 9 sc, join, turn. (35)
Do not fasten off.

Closer view of the One Shoulder Cut Out Bodycon Dress.

Part 4: Shoulder strap
Note: Since we are now working on the straps, this part will be worked in rows.
Row 1: Sl st in the first 11 sc, ch 1, sc in the same sc, sc in the next 5 sc, sc2tog, sc in the next 6 sc, sk the remaining sc, turn. (13)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each sc across until the last 4 sc, sc2tog 2 times, turn. (10)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each sc across until the last 2 sc, sc2tog, turn. (8)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across until the last 2 sc, sc2tog, turn. (7)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each sc across, turn. (6)
Row 6: Ch 1, inc, sc in each sc across until the last 2 sc, sc2tog, turn. (6)
Row 7: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each sc across until the last 2 sc, inc, turn. (6)
Row 8 - 9: Repeat Rows 6 - 7. (6)
Row 10: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each sc across until the last 2 sc, sc2tog, turn. (4)
Row 11: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (4)
Row 12 - 21: Repeat Row 11. (4)
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Sew on snaps at the back with 1 on the shoulder strap and 1 on the strip created from Part 3. The back will look like this:
Back view of the dress

Now you can just pair it with Barbie Ballet Flats and Barbie Granny Square Shopping Tote Bag to complete the look.

4 comments:

  1. None of the photos show up. Is it possible to get copies of the photos for the pattern (Barbie One Shoulder Cut Out Bodycon Dress)

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    1. Sorry about that. I accidentally deleted the photos from my cloud on my mobile device. The photos should be back now. :)

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  2. Dez - l love your dress design and I have a ? I need help with. I finished Part 1 row 20 and fastened off (30 st.). On Part 2, Cut out row 1, is where I'm lost. When I skip the 1st 8 st. And fasten with sc in next st. (9th st.) sc in next 11 st., sc 2 tog., sc in next 14 st. I run out of st. Before I finish the row (thats 35 st when there is only 30 st to start and still need 2sc tog.) If you can help me, please let me know what I'm doing wrong. Thank you for any help. Mary Thon

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    1. Hi, Mary! Sorry for the late reply. Basically, you just want to move the starting point from the back to the side when you start this part. The skipped stitches will still be used for this row, but will now be last instead of first. Hope this helps!

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