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Yellow Barbie Plarn Dress

Posted on November 14, 2008

Barbie has a pretty new yellow plarn dress. This crochet project is a follow-up to my red Barbie dress I made with regular yarn. I used a similar pattern style but did have to make several changes for the dress to work up correctly using recycled plastic bags as yarn. Using the bags as yarn is much more difficult than regular yarn, but I was pleased with my final version shown here.

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If you are new to crocheting with recycled plastic bags, here is the link on how to create plarn from those old plastic grocery sacks. And if you’re not into crocheting with plastic bags, here is the link to my free red Barbie dress pattern that is made with regular worst acrylic yarn.

But for everyone else, here is my free yellow Barbie dress pattern. Enjoy!

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Barbie Yellow Plarn Dress Pattern

Materials:
Approx. 10 Yellow plastic bags until into Plarn
1 small button

Hook:
“G” USA size crochet hook

Ch 13.

Row 1
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st of rnd. (12 Sc)

Row 2
Ch 1, turn. *Sc in next st, then 2 Sc in next st.* Repeat between * across row. (18 Sc)

Row 3 – 5
Repeat row 2.

Row 6
Ch 1, turn. Sc in ea st across row.

Row 7
Ch 1, turn. Sc in the next 8 sts, sk 12 sts, then Sc in ea st until you come to the last 20 sts of row. Sk next 12 sts and then Sc in the last 8 sts. (Sleeve openings created)

Row 8
Ch 1, turn. *Sc in next 2 sts, sk 1 st *. Repeat between * across row. End with a Sc in last st of row.

Row 9
Ch 1, turn. Sc in next st, *Ch 3, sk 2 sts, Sc in next st*. Repeat between * across row.
End with a Sc in last st of row. (Adjust your sts if this doesn’t come out evenly for netting stitch look. Just put your inc or dec at back of dress so it doesn’t show.)

Row 10
Ch 3, turn. Sc in the Sc (last st of row 9), *Ch 3, Sc in the Ch 3 space*. Repeat between * across row. End with a Sc in last st of row.

Don’t turn. At this point continue working in rounds without turning. You should be working on the RS of the dress.

Rnd 11 – 18
Ch 1, join with a Sc into the Sc (last st of row10). *Ch 3, Sc in next Ch 3 space*. Repeat between * until desired length of dress is completed. End your last round at back of dress with a Ch 3 and a Sc into the Sc of prior round.

Fasten off and weave ends under on inside.

Sew a small button on the back at neckline for a closure. Using a piece of yellow plastic 1 inch wide, cut a strip, and tie a big knot in front at waistline. Then take and tie at back and flare the ends up to create a netting look. Using scrap pieces, cut and insert under skirt area of dress, tying it at waistline, to create a yellow dress slip.

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

Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Ea – Each
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
Sm – Same
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. ©2008

****Please do not copy my patterns on your blog site or post my patterns on Internet sites. I do not allow my patterns to be republished without expressed written permission. Posting of my patterns, without written permission is in violation of my copyrights and is content theft.

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15 Responses to “Yellow Barbie Plarn Dress”

  1. Stefanie
    Nov 15, 2008

    When did Barbie become an environmentalist? Hehe.

    You’ve been tagged: http://focusorganic.com/tag/


  2. Shauna
    Nov 16, 2008

    Great article – my daughter has alrady insisted we start this straight away so her Barbie has a new outfit for Christmas!


  3. jennifer
    Nov 16, 2008

    Great tip. I have several items about making barbie clothes on my website.


  4. MeghnaK
    Nov 17, 2008

    awww….cindy….this is so very beautiful… although I left playing with barbies at the age of 7, I feel like going back all over again !!


  5. N.
    Nov 17, 2008

    So cool! When I was little my Aunt Donna made all my doll clothes from scrap fabric. My dolls were the best dressed on the block :)


  6. Lynne
    Nov 17, 2008

    Very cute!

    BTW, you’ve been awarded.


  7. drenka
    Nov 20, 2008

    Nice idea for the Barbie.
    I am not so active at my blog or anywhere, I am very well but I don’t have internet at home and that’s why I am not able to update my blog or visit all the blogs I am usually reading.


  8. MadMadMargo
    Nov 20, 2008

    Very cool! How about accessories – hat, shoes, a purse?


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  10. Eva
    May 20, 2009

    You’ve inspired me to create new dresses for my old barbies. Thanks for the pattern! It is a really great dress!


  11. Kimberly
    Jun 12, 2009

    You just gave me the greatest idea for a couple of rain ponchos for my dd’s barbies! Yellow ponchos and if i can figure it out galoshes. Dollar General uses those bright yellow bags that would be perfect! Thanks for the idea :)


  12. jenny
    Jul 07, 2009

    where did u get the yellow bags?? btw very cute


  13. Cindy
    Jul 07, 2009

    @Jenny,
    I got these bags at my local Grocery Outlet store. It’s like a dollar store. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


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  15. Teresa
    Nov 08, 2010

    Thank you for this Great pattern. this is supper savers. Greetings from South Africa.



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Hello, I’m Cindy or aka RecycleCindy. I love to learn and share information about crocheted and other items crafted from recycled materials. This is a green, eco-friendly website that is dedicated to recycling and crafting.
This blog and my life have taken on a new journey when on March 10, 2008, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I have added a special area on my blog in which I chronicle my journey into the pink.
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