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Barbie’s Red Dress

Posted on October 25, 2008

Does your Barbie need a new red dress? If so, here’s a little number I crocheted using some scrap yarn I had. I’m actually experimenting with this pattern to crochet a Barbie dress using recycled plastic bags. I wanted to test the pattern first using regular worst acrylic yarn to see how it looked as it’s easier to frog with yarn than with plarn.

My first attempt with the pattern resulted in this little red dress for Barbie. The picture is clickable if you want to see an enlarge photo of the dress. I will now attempt another dress using plastic bag yarn with a few minor changes. Anyway I did write up the pattern and wanted to share this free dress pattern with everyone.

Barbie’s Red Dress Pattern

1 oz. red acrylic yarn
1 small button
Small amount of ribbon for waist tie

Hook: G (4 mm) 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
Ch 1, turn. *Sc in next 2 sts, then 2 Sc in next st*. Repeat between * across row. (24 Sc)

Row 4
Ch 1, turn. *Sc in ea of the next 6 sts, then 2 Sc in next st*. Repeat between * across row until the last 3 sts of row. Sc in ea of the last 3 sts. (27 Sc)

Row 5
Ch 1, turn. *Sc in ea of the next 9 sts, then 2 Sc in next st*. Repeat between * and then Sc in the last 7 sts of row. (29 Sc)

Row 6
Ch 1, turn. Work Sc in ea st.

Row 7
Ch 1, turn. Work Sc in ea of the next 5 sts, sk 6 sts, then Sc in the next 7 sts, sk 6 sts, and Sc in last 5 sts.

Row 8
Ch 3, turn. Sk 1st st *Sc in next st, Ch 2, Hdc in next st, Ch 2*. Repeat between * across row. Join with a Sl St to top of Ch 3. (Don’t turn, just continue working in the round at this point.)

Row 9
Ch 2, Sc in sm st as Sl St joining st. Ch 2, *Hdc in Sc of prior row, Ch 2, Sc in Hdc of prior row*. Repeat between * across row. Ch 1 and join with a Sl St to top of Ch 2.

Row 10
*Ch 2, Hdc in Sc, Ch 2, Sc in Hdc, Ch 2*. Repeat between * across row. Join with a Sl St to top of Ch 2.

Row 11
*Ch 2, Sc in Hdc , Ch 2, Hdc in Sc, Ch 2*. Repeat between * across row. Join with a Sl St to top of Ch 2.

Row 12
Repeat Row 10

Row 13
Repeat Row 11

*Ch 4, Sc in next st*. Repeat between * across row. Join with a Sl St at base of Ch 4.

Fasten off and weave ends under on inside.

Sew a small button on the back at neckline for a closure. Using a piece of ribbon around waistline, tie a bow at front.

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

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

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****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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11 Responses to “Barbie’s Red Dress”

  1. Stephanie
    Oct 25, 2008

    Cute! Now if I could get the girls to keep clothes on their Barbies! πŸ™‚

  2. MeghnaK
    Oct 25, 2008

    Hi Cindy!!! this is so very beautiful!!! It’s not my age to play with dolls now, but I feel myself falling in love with them again! πŸ˜›

  3. indiaartist
    Oct 29, 2008

    I love your blog. I too make jewelry box out of cigar boxes and I am all about recycling. Love hot red Barbi dress.

  4. Eugene
    Oct 29, 2008

    I am looking for some idea and stumble upon your posting πŸ™‚ decide to wish you Thanks. Eugene

  5. Condo blues
    Oct 31, 2008

    My childhood Barbies would have worn that dress! Well, when they weren’t sporting fashionable togas I made them from old handkerchiefs that is.

  6. Mariana
    Nov 04, 2008

    Love this! I make B clothes “EVERY” year for the grandkids. So, I’m always looking for something new. Thank you so much for the pattern. See ya at the ‘Ville.

  7. Mary Sadler
    Jun 09, 2010

    I love making doll clothes and I’m looking forward to tryng this one.

  8. Silver
    Sep 13, 2010

    Thank you so much! I’ve been looking for Barbie clothes to make for my neices this year, and since crocheting with thread is literally painful, I wanted to find one in yarn. Do you know how rare it is? Anyway, again, thank you. The girls will love it.

  9. Mary
    Nov 08, 2010

    What a wonderful dress wish you had more. I too use yarn as thread is difficult for me with my vision. The hooks being so small that you have to use!! Thanks I am sure I will make many for the Toys for Tots children if they will accept them. Mary

  10. Sarah
    Dec 15, 2010

    Thanks so much for this pattern! I’ve used it to make some dresses for for daughters’ dolls for christmas! they love them!!!

  11. Wilma
    Aug 28, 2012

    Loved this. I ended it with Row 8 I think and made a cute Barbie top using kitchen cotton. Thanks so much for the pattern.

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