Sunday, August 4, 2013

Patriotic Barbie Dress-Crochet

How about a new Barbie dress for the summer holidays... This cute dress whips up in no time and of course could be made in any color(s), but I love the red, white and blue!
I started with this free pattern from Crochet Spot HERE and it's actually the first crochet pattern I could follow 100%. What I mean by that is, if I can do it... Any 10 year old should be able to do it:@) I even used the F hook as recommended (instead of going up a size)
I did make some changes though: I used a hairband instead of rubber band and crocheted into the back loop only. I also encountered my first "ugly" yarn (the red). All inexpensive yarns are not created equal... So to speed the project up I started using double crochet for the skirt, winged the increases and maybe made it a little shorter.
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I say it all the time folks, I love these funky little $1 yarns from AC Moore! The blue is so much fun. I decided to trim the bottom of the dress with it using double crochet, figured I'd never be able to see the stitches to make additional rows:@)

I highly recommend trying this super easy pattern HERE!

20 comments:

  1. OMgoodnes, this is just adorable! What little girl wouldn't LOVE this!

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  2. Wow! So elegant and gorgeous dress! Love the idea!Thanks for sharing!
    Have a nice week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  3. So cute! If only I had known you when I still played with Barbies! :)

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  4. As cute as can be...some little girl will be happy to get this.
    xo bj

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  5. This is super cute! My daughter likes to dress her Barbies in tissues and duck tape! She would love something like this. Hope you have a great week.

    Michelle. thebashfulnest.blogspot.com

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  6. Adorable! You have way more talent than you give yourself credit! The outfit is lovely!

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  7. You should start stock piling all your crochet items for craft fairs in the fall. People love home made things. You would make a fortune on the dish cloths and all the other wonderful things you have created. You could do the Barbie dress in Xmas colors and a sparkling one for New Years. Don't you love how I have planned out your crafts? LOL

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  8. Love Barbie's patriotism Lynn! That blue yarn is so fun :)

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  9. What little girl wouldn't go crazy for her.
    Sam

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  10. That is so adorable!! I was a big Barbie girl back in the day. I would have loved that. I can't believe you have the patience so crochet something so tiny.

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  11. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our first linky party this Wednesday :
    http://thekoenigscreate.blogspot.com/
    Live every Wednesday to Friday.
    Hosted by: Jason & Jamie Koenig
    We hope to see you there!

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  12. This is adorable! Now I see that I really have to learn to crochet so I can make cute outfits like this in the future for my granddaughter's Barbie doll!

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  13. Well if that's not the cutest thing!!! What a fashion statement for Miss Barbie. My granddaughters would love that.

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  14. There is just something fun when I click on your page and see a Barbie doll! I like this red, white and blue. Does it come in my size?

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  15. Now how cute and clever is this. Love her dress. Thanks tons for linking to inspire me. Hugs, Marty

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  16. Cute, I love the eyelash yarn hem.

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  17. She looks quite pleased with her new outfit :)

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