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Barbie Doll Sock Dress

September 22, 2015 2 comments

Here is a recycled sock that I made into a Barbie doll dress. I kept this very simple with no sewing. I crocheted the top yoke and straps using a E crochet hook with some fingering yarn.

I used a wool sock that was torn and cut off the bottom as shown below.

I folded over the cut edge of the sock and joined my fingering yarn at the back with a slip stitch. Next I just crocheted around the top edge of the sock by poking my crochet hook into the sock edge and completing each stitch. I worked around the sock edge evenly with single crochet (SC) stitches. I worked my stitches fairly tight as the sock opening was plenty wide enough for the doll. I had 40 stitches around the top edge of the sock.

Next without turning I just joined with a slip stitch to the beginning first stitch. Chain 1 and continued […]

Doll Wavy Ripple Blanket

August 28, 2015 3 comments

Here is a small ripple baby doll blanket I crocheted. I used my wavy ripple blanket pattern and just crocheted a shorter starting chain. This wavy ripple pattern is very adaptable as I have made dishcloths using the same pattern and baby afghans.

The blanket measures 20 inches wide by 11 inches long. I would have made the blanket longer but I only had about 2-3 ounces of the old vintage variegated yarn I was using. It still worked fine for this 11 inch tall baby doll as a blanket wrap.

Doll Wavy Ripple Blanket Pattern
Using a J ( 6mm) crochet hook, chain 60 to start doll blanket. […]

Baby Doll Fun Fur Hat & Booties

August 16, 2015 1 comment

Here are a few baby doll fun fur projects I crocheted. I crocheted a hat and booties for this 11 inch small baby doll. I also crocheted a little matching scarf to go along with the doll set.

I didn’t really follow a pattern for the hat but started with a H (5 mm) crochet hook with a chain of 3 and joined to make a circle. Next I worked 6 single crochets (SC) in the ring, and next round I worked 2 SC into each stitch (12). Then next round, work 2 SC in next stitch and then 1 SC in next stitch, repeat around. I evenly increased to about 28 stitches for the hat and worked even a round or two so it fit my small baby doll as shown. Finished size is 4 inches long with a 9 inch circumference.

This isn’t written as a precise pattern directions as you have to just check the hat as you go along to make sure it fits your particular doll’s head and you get the size you need. Working with fun fur is hard to find each stitch so I just focused on getting the fit I needed rather than the stitch count. So just improvise as you work the rounds to get the size and look you desire for your doll.


For the booties, I chained 3 and joined into a circle. […]

Heart 12 Inch Doll Dress

August 15, 2014 1 comment
I Heart 12 inch Doll Dress

Here is my I Heart Doll Dress crocheted to fit a 12 inch soft-body baby doll.

This little dress was crocheted using my baby doll bunting pattern and just making changes to convert the pattern into a dress. I also used the reverse single crochet stitch for the trim on the neck, sleeves, and hem. If you are not familiar with the reverse single crochet stitch, it is also known as the crab stitch and makes a nice finished trim on a crocheted item.

The final touch on the baby doll dress is a little heart I crocheted. I just love how it added that extra special look to the doll dress. I hope you enjoy my free crochet doll dress pattern and please let me know if you have any questions as you work the pattern below.


I Heart Baby Dress Pattern

Fits a 12-13” Baby Doll
Dress measurements: 5” wide at waist (flat), 6-1/2” long from shoulder to hem, 3” long from
under armhole to hem, 2” across armhole (flat) and 9” around at neck.

Hook: Metal “G” (4 mm) US sized crochet hook

1-2 ozs – worst weight yarn (2 colors used)
Small piece of Velcro for back closure

Ch 34
Row 1
Dc in 3rd ch from hook. […]

14 Inch Baby Doll Dress

June 2, 2013 4 comments

This baby doll dress was crocheted to fit the cloth body dolls that are about 14 inches long and have the wider bodies. The doll has a 11 to 11-1/2 inch chest. I crocheted using Caron Lt Peach Country yarn for the baby doll dress and hat. Both items used less than 3 ounces of yarn to complete.

Doll’s head is 10-3/4 inches around. The hat I crocheted is about 11 inches around and 4-1/4 inches long.

Shoulder straps measure 3-1/3 inches long, dress from shoulder to hem is 7-1/2 inches long and 12 inches around chest with back closed with Velcro closure.

Crocheted Baby Doll Dress and Hat Pattern

Fits a 14 inch tall baby doll with 11 to 11-1/2 inch chest

G (4 mm) crochet hook
2 oz of Caron (aran weight) yarn for dress and less than 1 oz for hat
1 strip of Velcro for back closure

Ch 45

Row 1
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea st across. Ch 1, turn. (44) […]

Baby Doll Booties and Hats

May 18, 2013 2 comments

I have been crocheting some baby doll booties and hats for Molly’s Babies. Molly’s Babies is in need of baby doll clothes and blankets for their dolls that they give away to children in need.

When I asked about the sizes they needed for their dolls, I was told just to crochet newborn baby sized items. So I used my crocheted cuffed baby booties pattern to make the booties. I used sport and fingering yarn to crochet the booties following the pattern exactly to make the off-white and blue booties below. As you can see, the booties are different sizes but I figure that they have many different sizes of dolls so the booties should fit one of their dolls.

For the rose colored hat and bootie set pictured at the top, I crocheted them with some worst weight yarn. Because this yarn was heavier, I altered the booties by only crocheting 18 stitches around for the toe portion. Then I only chained 7 stitches for the cuff and […]

Barbie Little Black Dress with Handbag

January 11, 2013 2 comments

Here is Barbie’s little black dress that I crocheted with some fingering yarn. This is a variation of my Barbie baby doll top pattern. I took the original pattern and made a few modifications to create this dress pattern for a small Barbie doll.

I worked even on 20 sts from row 2 with a G (4 mm) crochet hook. Repeated row 11 for 5 rounds to round 15. […]

Barbie Baby Doll Top

November 11, 2012 3 comments

Here is a Barbie baby doll top that I crocheted. I added a pair of my Barbie bloomers to complete the set which makes cute baby doll PJs for Barbie.

This set is designed for a Barbie doll with a 3-1/2″ waist and 5-1/4″ hips. You can just crochet the baby doll top and mix and match it with a skirt or pants to create different outfits for Barbie. You could also make the top longer by repeating Row 11 to crochet a cute Barbie dress.
Enjoy the free crochet Barbie baby doll top pattern below.

Crocheted Barbie Baby Doll Top Pattern

G (4 mm) hook and F (3.5 mm) hook for edging
1 oz of fingering or light sport yarn
1 small button or snap for back closure

Ch 22 with G crochet hook. […]

Fashion Doll Bloomers

August 15, 2012 1 comment

Here is a quick crochet pattern for bloomers or panties for a fashion doll. In a recent post, I crocheted a dress for a 14-inch fashion doll. I needed some bloomers for under my doll’s dress and came up with these simple but effective panties for my doll.

The 14-inch fashion doll has a waist of 5 inches and 7 inches around at the hips. The crochet pattern below has bloomers that will fit a 14-inch doll. Then I have listed the changes necessary for a 11-1/2 inch tall Barbie fashion doll that has a 3-1/2 inch waist and 5-1/4 inches around at hips.

These bloomers were designed to cover the doll’s bottom under a dress and aren’t all that fancy. I just wanted a simple quick pattern for some panties and this crochet pattern fits that purpose. The waist maybe a bit loose but its snug enough at the hips to hold the bloomers in place without elastic. I hope you find the free pattern useful and happy crocheting to all.

Crocheted Fashion Doll Bloomers

14” Fashion Doll Dress – Doll has 5” around waist and 7” around at hips
Small amount of fingering or sport weight acrylic yarn
Hook: “E” (3.5 mm) crochet hook
Finished size: 3” at waist, 3” long, and 3-1/4” wide at leg opening bottoms

Rnd 1
Ch 30 and join to form a circle. […]


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