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Cassette Tape Barbie Doll Halter Dress

Posted on August 4, 2007

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I finally got around to crocheting a Barbie fashion doll dress out of recycled cassette tape. It’s been something that I have wanted to complete way back when I crocheted my Barbie doll purses. I had fun digging out my old Barbie doll which hasn’t had a clothes change in probably 30 years. The old girl looks pretty good for being at least 40 years old. I thought the gold boots really went well with her new halter dress too. I also whipped up a little hat to go with her new outfit.

You use just a small amount of cassette tape to crochet this outfit. Use the link above to choose a purse or shoulder bag to finish off your recycled Barbie outfit. I hope you all have as much fun making this outfit as I did. Enjoy!

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Free Barbie Fashion Doll Halter Dress & Hat Pattern

Material: Cassette Tape
Hook: “E” crochet hook

Halter Dress
With cassette tape as yarn, Ch 24, Sl St to join in first st of chain to form ring.

Rnd 1
Ch 2, Hdc around entire ring chain (insert hook under ring & draw up loop around complete chain), join with Sl St at top of ch 2. (Approx. 37 Hdc’s)

Rnd 2
Ch 2, *work 1 Hdc together over next 2 sts (dec. made)*, repeat between * and join with Sl St at top of ch 2 at end of rnd.
Tip: Check fit on doll. This beginning bodice piece should slip over the breast area. Adjust sts as needed for fit. You will now be working bodice down towards waist.

Rnd 3
Ch 2, Hdc in same st and in ea st in rnd. Join with Sl St at top of ch 2.

Rnd 4 – 8
Repeat rnd 3.

Rnd 9
Ch 2, Hdc in ea st around to side of dress, work 2 Hdc at side. Then Hdc in ea st around to opposite side, work 2 Hdc at this side of dress, finish rnd by working Hdc in ea remaining st of rnd. Join with Sl St at top of ch 2.

Rnd 10 – 18
Ch 2, Hdc in ea st of rnd, join with Sl St at top of ch 2. Adjust your sts to create the lower skirt area of dress. Tighter or looser depending on your desired look of dress.

Fasten off and weave ends under on inside.

Tie Strap:
Create a tie for halter by using either ribbon yarn or combine one strand of cassette tape and ribbon yarn. Sc chain to desired length and FO. Trim the ends off and weave through the front of dress. Tie behind the neck.

Hat
Ch 5, Sl St to join in first st of chain to form ring.

Rnd 1
Ch 1, work 8 Sc in ring. Don’t join but mark beginning of rnd. Continue to work in rnds without joining st.

Rnd 2
Work 2 Sc in ea sts in rnd.

Rnd 3 – 4
*Sc in next st, then 2 Sc in next st*. Repeat between * for ea st in rnd.

Rnd 5 – 6
*Work 1 Sc together over next 2 sts (dec. made), then Sc in next st*. Repeat between * for ea st in rnd.

Rnd 7
Sc in ea st in rnd. FO and weave under ends.
Tip: Gently shape your hat to fit doll head.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab above.

Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Dec – Decrease
Inc – Increase
Rnd – Round
RS – Right Side
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sk – Skip
St – Stitch

This pattern is copyrighted by Cindy of My Recycled Bags {dot com} and may only be used for private individual use. No commercial sales or use is permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable. ©2007

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20 Responses to “Cassette Tape Barbie Doll Halter Dress”

  1. Lyndamae
    Aug 04, 2007

    absolutely unbelievable…to use old tape from cassettes…I usually throw them away..now I will keep them or go to the local thrift shop or yard sales to replenish my supply…neato thanks


  2. Stephanie
    Aug 06, 2007

    I know I say it every time, but it is true. You amaze me! :) She looks sooo fashionable!


  3. And Miles To Go....
    Aug 06, 2007

    oh my goodness, that is so creative!!


  4. zamejias
    Aug 07, 2007

    I’m blown out of my wits! My, your Barbie looks oh-so lovely. Can’t believe it’s cassette tape! So amazed.


  5. HowToMe
    Aug 07, 2007

    That’s classy! Who would have guessed?! Nice job!

    (MIFS)


  6. Heather L.
    Aug 07, 2007

    Very cute!! My nieces are just getting into Barbie! Thanks for the pattern!


  7. Western Warmth
    Aug 07, 2007

    Love your blog! These are the coolest things!


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  9. Nan Genereux
    Aug 08, 2007

    Oh!! So cute, love it! I keep wanting to use those old beta tapes I have for something, but never thought of the old music cassette tapes too, now I have ANOTHER, “just want to try it” project on my to do list! ;) Thanks for the ideas you post.

    Nan


  10. Millie Smith
    Aug 09, 2007

    I enjoy each pattern that you have created and thanks for sharing them with us. I also enjoy trying to make them. I keep added to my to do list that I want to do. thanks again


  11. Sandee
    Aug 24, 2007

    This is a really unique barbie dress idea!


  12. [...] is into off-beat knitting or crochet. Here, eco-friendly MyRecycledBags offers up a free pattern to crochet a Barbie doll halter dress out of that old Corey Hart cassette, complete with jaunty hat and your choice of tiny fashion [...]


  13. retro clothing
    Jan 04, 2008

    Retro clothing is the bomb! My favorite place to find it is Goodwill or any thrift store. Ebay is also a great place to find what you are looking for.


  14. Millie Smith
    Mar 27, 2008

    would like to know how to join the vcr tapes together, if need more for a project. thanks’
    I really enjoy all of your patterns and have made several of the tote bags.
    thanks for such a great recycle projects. keep them coming


  15. Cindy
    Mar 27, 2008

    @Millie:
    If you need to add more tape either overlap the tape or tie a tight knot
    to your end. I usually try to start with a full cassette or reel so you don’t need
    to bother with adding tape. Good luck.


  16. I Doll You
    Jun 16, 2008

    Wow, I woud have never thought of this. The outfit looks great!! I love your Barbie doll too :D She’s in great shape for being your childhood doll :)

    Take care!!


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  20. jenny
    Jul 11, 2010

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!

    this one tops them all. i didn’t even bother to check the date on this entry, i just rushed to the bottom to comment. I thought i’d seen it all….cassette tape? That’s great!

    We shall stop at nothing in our search for new yarn materials!

    whatever it is, keep it up!
    chacha!



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  1. [...] is into off-beat knitting or crochet. Here, eco-friendly MyRecycledBags offers up a free pattern to crochet a Barbie doll halter dress out of that old Corey Hart cassette, complete with jaunty hat and your choice of tiny fashion [...]

  2. [...] I finally got rid of my paper bag supply from grocery purchases, but if you are stuck with an abundance of plastic bags (every time company comes, plastic bags keep popping up), then there is some fun to be had with these hard to recycle items. Repurpose them with some creative ideas from RecycleCindy at My Recycled Bags. She has some really neat projects for you to do and I’ve never seen Barbie looking more fashionable. [...]

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