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Barbie Doll Sock Dress

Posted on September 22, 2015

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 working SC’s in each stitch around until I was back around to the beginning again. I repeated this row one more time before starting the straps.

I made 2 straps by joining yarn at back and crocheting a chain strip long enough for the strap to reach the front. I attached at front with a SC and into the next stitch and turned, Sc back down the strip until I reached the back and joined with a slip stitch into the edge to secure the strap. Repeat for the other side’s strap.

These directions are just suggestions and depending on your sock and doll, you may need to adjust your stitches. Just make sure the top bodice and straps fit your doll as you make your recycled Barbie doll dress from the old sock.

As always enjoy this recycled crafting idea and email me should you have any questions.

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3 Responses to “Barbie Doll Sock Dress”

  1. Le-Chat
    Sep 23, 2015

    Great idea to upcycle old socks!

  2. Cindy
    Sep 23, 2015

    Thanks so much Le-Chat! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment.

  3. Ada
    Oct 22, 2020

    Thank you for sharing you wonderful idea!
    This is a great idea to use recycles for crafts – I remember my mom made a doll using her old dress and knitted dresses for her using old sweaters.

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