Saturday, May 12, 2018

Pink and Grey Coat

Here is a cute coat pattern for Barbie. I paired my favorite color combo from the '80's-pink and grey-with a '50's style silhouette. I plan on making a matching dress, bag, and hat in future posts.



GAUGE

9 dc sts = 1"
4 dc rows = 1"

MATERIALS

Size 6 (1.8 mm) steel hook
Size 10 thread in light grey
Size 10 thread in light pink 
Nine 4 mm light pink buttons 

DIRECTIONS

NOTES: 

1.  Ch 3 counts as first double crochet throughout pattern.

2.  Coat is worked from waist to hem first and then from waist to shoulders.

3.  I worked all dc's in either the front or back loops to give the stitches a little bit of texture, because I do not like the look of plain dc's, but you can certainly work the dc's like normal instead if you prefer.

Bottom of Coat:

Row 1: Starting at waist with grey, ch 42, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (39 dc)

Row 2: Working in BLO, ch 3, FPDC around next dc, (dc in next 5 sts, FPDC around next dc) 6 times, dc in last st, turn. (39 sts)

Row 3: Working in FLO, ch 3, BPDC around next dc, (dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, BPDC around next dc) 6 times, dc in last st, turn. (45 sts)

Row 4: Working in BLO, ch 3, FPDC around next dc, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, FPDC around next dc) 6 times, dc in last st, turn. (57 sts)

Row 5: Working in FLO, ch 3, BPDC around next dc, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, BPDC around next dc) 6 times, dc in last st, turn. (69 sts)

Row 6: Working in BLO, ch 3, FPDC around next dc, (dc in next 10 sts, FPDC around next dc) 6 times, dc in last st, turn. (69 sts)

Row 7: Working in FLO, ch 3, BPDC around next dc, (dc in next 10 sts, BPDC around next dc) 6 times, dc in last st, turn. (69 sts)

Row 8: Repeat row 6.

Row 9: Working in FLO, ch 3, BPDC around next dc, [(2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) 3 times, 2 dc in next st, BPDC around next st] 6 times, dc in last st, turn. (93 sts)

Row 10: Working in BLO, ch 3, FPDC around next st, (dc in next 14 sts, FPDC around next st) 6 times, dc in last st, turn. (93 sts)

Row 11: Working in FLO, ch 3, BPDC around next st, (dc in next 14 sts, BPDC around next st) 6 times, dc in last st, turn. (93 sts)

Rows 12-15: Repeat rows 10 and 11 two more times.  Fasten off. (93 sts)

Row 16: Repeat row 10 once more. 

Top of Coat:

Row 1: Working on opposite side of starting ch, with RS facing, join grey with sl st in first ch, ch 3, FPDC around next dc, (dc in next 5 chs, FPDC around next dc) 6 times, dc in last ch, turn. (39 sts)

Row 2: Working in FLO, ch 3, BPDC around next dc, (dc in next 5 sts, BPDC around next dc) 6 times, dc in last st, turn. (39 sts)

Row 3: Working in BLO, ch 3, FPDC around next dc, (dc in next 5 sts, FPDC around next dc) 6 times, dc in last st, turn. (39 sts)

Rows 4-5: Repeat rows 2 and 3.

Row 6: Working in FLO, ch 3, BPDC around next dc, (dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, BPDC around next dc) 6 times, dc in last st, turn. (45 sts)

Row 7: Working in BLO, ch 3, FPDC around next dc, (dc in next 6 sts, FPDC around next st) 6 times, dc in last st, turn. (45 sts)

Row 8: Working in FLO, ch 3, BPDC around next dc, (dc in next 6 sts, BPDC around next dc) 6 times, dc in last st, turn. (45 sts)

Right Front:

Row 9: Working in BLO, ch 3, FPDC around next dc, dc in next 6 sts, FPDC around next dc, dc in next st, turn. (10 sts)

Row 10: Working in FLO, ch 3, BPDC around next dc, dc in next 6 sts, BPDC around next dc, dc in next st, turn. (10 sts)

Row 11: Repeat row 9.

Row 12: Ch 1, sc in first 5 sts, fasten off, leaving long thread for sewing shoulder seam. (5 sts)

Back:

Row 9: With RS facing, skip next 4 sts of row 9 and join grey with sl st in next st, working in BLO, ch 3, FPDC around next dc, (dc in next 6 sts, FPDC around next dc) twice, dc in next st, turn. (17 sts)

Row 10: Working in FLO, ch 3, BPDC around next dc, (dc in next 6 sts, BPDC around next dc) twice, dc in last st, turn. (17 sts)

Row 11: Working in BLO, ch 3, FPDC around next dc, (dc in next 6 sts, FPDC around next dc) twice, dc in next st, turn. (17 sts)

Row 12: Ch 1, sc in first 5 sts, sl st in next 7 sts, sc in last 5 sts, fasten off.

Left Front:

Row 9: With RS facing, skip next 4 sts of row 9 and join grey with sl st in next st, working in BLO, ch 3, FPDC around next dc, dc in next 6 sts, FPDC around next dc, dc in last st, turn. (10 sts)

Row 10: Working in FLO, ch 3, BPDC around next dc, dc in next 6 sts, BPDC around next dc, dc in last st, turn. (10 sts)

Row 11: Working in BLO, ch 3, FPDC around next dc, dc in next 6 sts, FPDC around next dc, dc in last st, turn. (10 sts)

Row 12: Sl st in first 5 sts, sc in last 5 sts, fasten off, leaving long thread for sewing shoulder seam. (5 sts)

Sleeves (Make 2): With right sides facing, sew shoulder seams together.

Row 1: Join grey in any underarm st, ch 3, 20 dc evenly spaced around armhole, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3, DO NOT TURN. (21 dc)

Row 2: Working in BLO, ch 3, FPDC around next dc, (dc in next 2 sts, FPDC around next dc) 6 times, dc in last st, join, DO NOT TURN. (21 dc)

Rows 3-15:  Repeat row 2.  Fasten off at end of last row. (21 dc)

Row 16: Join pink with sl st in any st, ch 1, sc in first st, sk next st, 5 dc in next st, (sk next st, sc in next st, sk next st, 5 dc in next st) 4 times, sk last 2 sts, join to beg sc, fasten off.

Button Band (Right Side with buttonholes):

Row 1: Starting at bottom right of coat, work 3 sc around each dc or ch 3 (the last st of rows 1-16 of bottom and rows 1-11 of top), turn. (54 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, (ch 2, sk next 2 stst, sc in next 4 sts) 8 times, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts, turn. (9 buttonholes)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Fasten off. (54 sts)

Button Band (Left side):

Row 1: Starting at top left of coat, work 3 sc around each dc or ch 3 (the last st of rows 1-16 of bottom and rows 1-11 of top), turn. (54 sc)

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (54 sc) Fasten off at end of last row.

Bottom Shell Edging: 

Row 1: With WRONG SIDE facing you, work 97 sc across bottom of coat (2 sc in end of each button band and 1 sc in each st), turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, (sk next st, 5 dc in next st, sk next st, sc in next st) across. Fasten off. 

Collar: 

Row 1: With right side facing, join pink at top of right front and work 25 sc evenly spaced around neck of coat, turn. 

Row 2: Working in BACK LOOPS ONLY (so collar will fold down more easily), ch 1, sc in first st, (sk next st, 5 dc in next st, sk next st, sc in next st) across, turn. 

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, (sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sl st in first st, (sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st) across. Fasten off, leaving long thread to tack collar down to coat. 

Finishing: 

Weave in all ends.

Sew 9 buttons to button band opposite of buttonholes.


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Cable Loop Dress

Here is the cable loop dress. Can be worn with the cable capelet from previous post.  I used the stitch pattern from  https://www.fairfieldworld.com/project/crocheted-cable-loop-pillow/.


Here is what the piece looks like before loops are woven together. It's a hot mess with all the loops hanging around, but it looks nice once it gets woven together. Note that I worked the piece flat and sewed up the back seam, but I am writing the instructions to be worked in the round.


GAUGE

9 sc = 1" (measuring from WS, without loops)
6 sc rows = 1" (measuring from WS, without loops)

MATERIALS

Size 6 (1.8 mm) steel hook
Size 10 thread in tea rose
3 large snaps

DIRECTIONS

NOTE: Even though piece is worked in the round, I still turn piece at end of each round to keep more easily to the pattern.

The loops that are formed will not be woven together until the last row, so make sure to keep loops all on the right side of piece as you are working. 

Round 1:  Ch 48, join ch tog to form ring, being careful not to twist ch, ch 1, sc in each ch around, join, turn. (48 sc)

Round 2: (Right Side of piece) Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, ch 12, (sc in next 4 sts, ch 12) 11 times, sc in last 2 sts, join, turn. (48 sc, 12 ch 12 loops)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around being careful to keep ch 12 loops on right side of piece, join, turn. (48 sc)

Rounds 4-5: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join, turn. (48 sc)

Rounds 6-37: Repeat rounds 2-5 eight more times. 

Row 38: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, ch 12, sc in next st, sc next 2 sts tog, (sc in next st, ch 12, sc in next st, sc next 2 sts tog) 10 times, sc in next st, ch 12, sc in last 2 sts,  turn. ( 37 sc, 12 ch 12 loops)

Rows 39-41: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (37 sc)

Row 42: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, ch 12, (sc in next 3 sts, ch 12) 11 times, sc in last 2 sts, turn.  (37 sc, 12 ch 12 loops)

Rows 43-45: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (37 sc)

Rows 46-49: Repeat rows 42-45 once more. (37 sc)

Row 50: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, ch 12, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next st, ch 12, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) 10 times, sc in next st, ch 12, sc in last 2 sts, turn. (48 sc, 12 ch 12 loops)

Rows 51-53: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (48 sc)

Row 54: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, ch 12, sc in next st, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, (sc in next st, ch 12, sc in next st, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts) 10 times, sc in next st, ch 12, sc in last 2 sts, turn. (70 sc, 12 ch 12 loops)

Rows 55-57:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (70 sc)

Row 58: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, ch 12 sc in next st, (sc next 2 sts tog) twice, [sc in next st, ch 12, sc in next st, (sc next 2 sts tog) twice] 10 times, sc in next st, ch 12, sc in last 2 sts, turn.  (48 sc, 12 ch 12 loops)

Rows 59-61: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.  (48 sc)

Row 62: Before working this round, weave all loops together (take second loop from bottom and pull through first loop, pull third loop through second loop, and so on, all the way to the top of dress). Ch 1, sc in first st, (sc in next 2 sts working both sts through loop to tack it down, sc next 2 sts tog) 11 times, sc in next 2 sts working both sts through loop to tack it down, sc in last st. (37 sc)

Row 63: Ch 1, sc in each st across.  Fasten off. (37 sc)

Finishing: Sew 3 snaps to back opening. Weave in all ends.


Cable Capelet

Here is a quick and easy capelet for Barbie.  The dress shown in pictures will be in the next post. I used the stitch pattern from https://www.fairfieldworld.com/project/crocheted-cable-loop-pillow/.  There are more pictures there to follow if you need extra help following this pattern.  I took multiple pictures of the capelet on the doll, but could not get any that showed the stitch definition better.  The second picture shows best what the stitches looks like.


GAUGE

9 sc = 1" (measuring from WS, without loops)
6 sc rows = 1" (measuring from WS, without loops)

MATERIALS

Size 6 (1.8 mm) steel hook
Size 10 thread in dark grey

DIRECTIONS

NOTE: Even though piece is worked in the round, I still turn piece at end of each round to keep more easily to the pattern.

The loops that are formed will not be woven together until the last row, so make sure to keep loops all on the right side of piece as you are working. 

Round 1:  Ch 64, join ch tog to form ring, being careful not to twist ch, ch 1, sc in each ch around, join, turn. (64 sc)

Round 2: (Right Side of piece) Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, ch 12, (sc in next 4 sts, ch 12) 15 times, sc in last 2 sts, join, turn. (64 sc, 16 ch 12 loops)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around being careful to keep ch 12 loops on right side of piece, join, turn. (64 sc)

Rounds 4-5: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join, turn. (64 sc)

Rounds 6-17:  Repeat rounds 2-5 three more times.

Round 18: Ch1, sc in first 2 sts, ch 12, sc in next st, sc next 2 sts tog, (sc in next st, ch 12, sc in next st, sc next 2 sts tog) 14 times, sc in next st, ch 12, sc in last 2 sts, join, turn. (49 sc, 16 sch 12 loops)

Rounds 19-21:  Repeat rounds 3-5. (49 sc)

Round 22: Before working this round, weave all loops together (take second loop from bottom and pull through first loop, pull third loop through second loop, and so on all the way to the top of piece). Ch 1, sc in first st, (sc in next st working through loop to tack it down, sc next 2 sts tog) 16 times, join, turn. (33 sc)

Round 23: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Granny Square Suit

Ok, I promise this will be the last granny square outfit for now. Note: the pattern for the hat and purse shown in pictures are in the previous blog post.




MATERIALS

Size 6 (1.8 mm) steel crochet hook
Six 4 mm white buttons
1 large snap
Size 10 thread in pink

GAUGE

Granny Square = 3"x 3"


DIRECTIONS

Notes:

Ch 3 counts as first dc throughout pattern.

 DC Cluster = 3 dc

Granny Square = 2 full squares (for skirt), 1 square worked through round 6 only (for back of jacket), 4 squares worked through round 3 only (front of jacket), 2 squares worked through round 5 only (sleeves) 

Round 1: With pink, ch 3 in magic circle, 2 dc, ch 2, (dc cluster, ch 2) 3 times, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3. (12 dc, 8 ch)

Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in ch 2 space (slightly behind joining st of previous round), skip next dc cluster, *(dc cluster, ch 2, dc cluster) in next ch 2 space, skip next dc cluster, repeat from * 2 times, dc cluster in beg ch 2 space, ch 2, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in ch 2 space (slightly behind joining st of previous round), skip dc cluster, dc cluster between next 2 clusters, skip dc cluster, *(dc cluster, ch 2, dc cluster) in next ch 2 space, skip dc cluster, dc cluster between next 2 clusters, sk dc cluster, repeat from * 2 times, dc cluster in beg ch 2 space, ch 2, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in ch 2 space (slightly behind joining st of previous round), skip dc cluster, (dc cluster between next 2 clusters) twice, skip dc cluster, *(dc cluster, ch 2, dc cluster) in next ch 2 space, skip dc cluster, (dc cluster between next 2 clusters) twice, sk dc cluster, repeat from * 2 times, dc cluster in beg ch 2 space, ch 2, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in ch 2 space (slightly behind joining st of previous round), skip dc cluster, (dc cluster between next 2 clusters) 3 times, skip dc cluster, *(dc cluster, ch 2, dc cluster) in next ch 2 space, skip dc cluster, (dc cluster between next 2 clusters) 3 times, sk dc cluster, repeat from * 2 times, dc cluster in beg ch 2 space, ch 2, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 6: Ch 3, 2 dc in ch 2 space (slightly behind joining st of previous round), skip dc cluster, (dc cluster between next 2 clusters) 4 times, skip dc cluster, *(dc cluster, ch 2, dc cluster) in next ch 2 space, skip dc cluster, (dc cluster between next 2 clusters) 4 times, sk dc cluster, repeat from * 2 times, dc cluster in beg ch 2 space, ch 2, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 7: Ch 3, 2 dc in ch 2 space (slightly behind joining st of previous round), skip dc cluster, (dc cluster between next 2 clusters) 5 times, skip dc cluster, *(dc cluster, ch 2, dc cluster) in next ch 2 space, skip dc cluster, (dc cluster between next 2 clusters) 5 times, sk dc cluster, repeat from * 2 times, dc cluster in beg ch 2 space, ch 2, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.  Fasten off.

Skirt

Join 2 full granny squares together at two sides to form a tube. 

Waistband

Row 1: Join pink with sl st in CENTER of first square, ch 1, sc in same st, 9 sc evenly spaced across square to second square, 20 sc evenly spaced across second square until back to first square, 10 sc evenly spaced across first square to first st of row, turn.  (40 sc)

Rows 2-5:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.  Fasten off at end of last row. (40 sc)

Ruffle

Join pink with sl st in any st, ch 3, 2 tr in same st, 3 tr in each st and each ch 2 space around, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Fasten off. 

Finishing 

Sew snap to back opening.

Jacket

Sew granny square for back of jacket (rounds 1-6 only) and 4 granny squares for front of jacket (rounds 1-3 only) together as shown in picture below. Note that only 1 of the small squares is attached to the large square on each side (leave the other small squares unattached for armholes). The two small squares on each side will be a bit taller than the middle bigger square.  With RS tog, sew shoulder seams together for about 5 stitches (this will only be to about the middle of the small squares). 


Sleeves

Fold each sleeve square (rounds 1-5 only) in half with RS facing and sew together to form underarm seam. Turn sleeves right side out and Sew sleeves to armholes. 

Sleeve Ruffle

Join pink with sl st in any st, ch 3, 2 tr in same st, 3 tr in each st and each ch 2 space around, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Fasten off.  

Button band

NOTE: You will only be doing sc across the bottom of jacket in row 1.  Rows 2 and 3 are worked around rest of jacket for button band, but not worked across bottom. The 33 sc worked across the bottom of jacket is approximate and does not need to be exact. It is just to cinch the waist in.

Row 1: With jacket upside down and RS facing you, join pink with sl st, ch 1, sc in same st, sc next 2 sts tog, (sc in next st, sc next 2 sts tog) across (approximately 33 sts), 3 sc to turn corner (start button band), 25 sc evenly spaced up right front to the top of jacket, 3 sc in ch 2 space to turn corner, 6 sc across right front to back of jacket, 14 sc evenly spaced across back of jacket, 6 sc across left front to front of jacket, 3 sc in ch 2 space to turn corner, sc 26 evenly spaced down left front of jacket, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, ensuring to 3 sc in each corner, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 2, sk next 2 sts (buttonhole), (sc in next 3 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts) 3 more times, sc in each remaining stitch around, DO NOT FASTEN OFF.

Bottom ruffle

Ch 3, 2 tr in first st of bottom, 3 tr in each st across. Fasten off.

Finishing

Sew 4 buttons across from buttonholes.

Turn down top right corner of jacket and tack down with a button. Repeat for left side of jacket.


Granny Square Outfit

I am on a bit of a granny square kick lately.  Here is another granny square pattern for Barbie that includes a dress, hat and purse.


MATERIALS

Size 6 (1.8  mm) Steel hook
3 large snaps
Two 1" metal rings
Size 10 thread in white
Size 10 thread in pink

GAUGE

Granny Square = 3/4" x 3/4"


DIRECTIONS

GRANNY SQUARE = Make 13 squares for dress, 3 squares for purse, and 7 squares (through round 1 only) for hat

Round 1: With pink, ch 3 in magic circle (counts as first dc), 2 dc, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2) 3 times, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3. (12 dc, 8 ch)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first ch 2 sp (this is the ch 2 space slightly BEHIND the joining st), *sc in next 3 dc, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in next ch 2 space, repeat from * 2 times, sc in next 3 dc, (2 sc, ch 2) in beg ch 2 sp, join to first sc. Fasten off. (7 sc on each side, 2 ch in each corner)

DRESS

Notes: Ch 3 counts as first dc throughout pattern.

Beg crossed dc = sl st in first st, sl st in next st, ch 3, crossing over ch 3 just made, dc in first sl st

Crossed dc = sk st, dc in next st, crossing over dc just made, dc in skipped st

Starting at waist, sew 5 squares together to form a long strip. Join pink with sl st in first st of one long edge, sc 7 across each square, 3 sc in corner ch 2 space, sc 7 across first short edge, 3 sc in corner ch 2 space, sc 7 across each square along second long edge, 3 sc in corner ch 2 space, sc 7 across second short edge, 3 sc in corner ch 2 space, join to beg sc.  Fasten off.

Skirt:

Row 1: With strip RS facing, join white with sl st in first st of one long edge, ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next st, 2 sc in next) across, sk last st, turn.  (54 sts)

Row 2-3: Beg crossed dc over first 2 sts, crossed dc across, turn. (54 crossed dc's)

Rounds 4-15: Beg crossed dc over first 2 sts, crossed dc across, join to beg dc.  DO NOT TURN. (54 crossed dc's)

Round 16: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to beg sc. Fasten off. (54 sc)

Round 17: Join pink with sl st in any st, ch 1, sc in same st, ch 2, (sc, ch 2) in each st around, join to beg sc. Fasten off.

Bodice: 

Row 1: With RS and back of dress facing you, join white with sl st in first st of remaining long edge of granny square strip, ch 1, sc in same st, (sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) across to last 3 sts, sc in last 3 sts, turn. (48 sc)

Rows 2-4: Beg crossed dc over first 2 sts, crossed dc across, turn.  (48 crossed dc)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Fasten off. (48 sc)

Join 8 granny squares together to form a long strip. Join pink with sl st in first st of one long edge, sc 7 across each square, 3 sc in corner ch 2 space, sc 7 across first short edge, 3 sc in corner ch 2 space, sc 7 across each square along second long edge, 3 sc in corner ch 2 space, sc 7 across second short edge, 3 sc in corner ch 2 space, join to beg sc.  Fasten off.

There should be 48 sts along bodice and 58 sts along granny square strip to stitch together. Holding granny square strip and bodice right sides together, join as follows: Starting from right side of dress (as if it were on doll), with white, sl st first 10 sts of granny square strip and bodice together, sl st in next 5 sts of bodice only and skip next 10 sts of strip (first armhole), sl st next 18 sts of bodice and strip together, sl st in next 5 sts of bodice only and skip next 10 sts of strip (second armhole),  sl st rem 10 sts of bodice and strip tog, Fasten off.

Finishing:

Sew 3 snaps evenly spaced down back opening of dress.

HAT

Sew 7 granny squares (through round 1 only) to form circle.

Brim: Join pink with sl st in the first st of any square, ch 1, 6 sc evenly across each square, join to beg sc. Fasten off. (42 sc)

Round 1: Join pink with sl st in the first st of any square on opposite side of brim, ch 1, 6 sc evenly across each square, join to beg sc. (42 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, sc next 2 sts tog, (sc in next 4 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around, join to beg sc. (35 sts)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sts, sc next 2 sts tog, (sc in next 3 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around, join to beg sc. (28 sts)

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, sc next 2 sts tog, (sc in next 2 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around, join to beg sc. (21 sts)

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc next 2 sts, tog, (sc in next stitch, sc next 2 sts tog) around, join to beg sc. (14 sts)

Round 6: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, (sc next 2 sts together) around, join to beg sc. (7 sc)

Round 7: Ch 1, sc in first st, (sc next 2 sts together) around, join to beg sc. (4 sc).  Fasten off leaving long thread.  Using long thread, weave through 4 stitches of last round and pull tight to close opening.

PURSE

Fold remaining 3 granny squares into triangle shapes and sew seams together (indicated by black arrows). Place 1" ring inside as indicated by blue circle and sc to purse, working around ring (as indicated by red arrows). Repeat on other side for remaining 1" ring.



Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Granny Square Summer Short Set

 Hi all,

I cannot believe it has been more than three years since I last posted a pattern! I have been busy getting my college degree during this time, but I also stopped making clothes for the newer Barbie because Mattel changed her once again. Now that there are more body types to choose from (curvy, petite, etc.), the clothes that I design will only fit one of those body types (the original). I will still be posting new designs from time to time, but please keep in mind that these designs will only fit the original belly button type doll and not the curvy or petite dolls.  Someday I will buy those two doll types and see if using a bigger hook for the curvy doll and a smaller hook for the petite doll will help convert the patterns without having to change the number of stitches. If anybody else does try that and find that it works please let me know...


MATERIALS
Size 6 (1.8 mm) Steel Hook 
3 small snaps
Size 10 cotton thread in pink
Size 10 cotton thread in white

GAUGE
Granny Square = .9 in x .9 in

DIRECTIONS

GRANNY SQUARE (Make 8 squares)

Round 1:  With pink, 12 sc in magic circle, join. (12 sc)

Round 2:  Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join.  Fasten off.  (24 sc)

Round 3:  With white, join with sl st in any st, ch 2, hdc in same st, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, ch 1, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * 2 more times, sc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next, ch 1, join to 2nd ch of beg ch 2.  Fasten off.

HALTER TOP

Sew 2 Granny Squares together along one side. You will start left side of top at ch 1 space indicated by black arrow and start right side of top at ch 1 space indicated by red arrow. 
Note: I will refer to right and left sides as if the top were on the doll, not as top is facing you.



Row 1:  Join pink with sl st in ch 1 space indicated, ch 1, sc in same space, sc in next 8 sts, sc in last ch 1 space, turn. (10 sc)

Rows 2-16:  Ch 1, sc in BACK LOOPS ONLY of each st across, turn.  (10 sc)  Fasten off at end of last row.

Repeat for other side.


With top RS facing and upside down, join pink in end of row 16 on right side with sl st. Ch 1, sc evenly across bottom edge of piece, 3 sc in corner, sc across short edge of left side, 3 sc in corner, sc across top edge of left side, sc  evenly along left side of granny square, when you get to the top of granny square (first strap), ch 21, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, join to top edge of granny square, sc evenly across top of granny square, (second strap) ch 21, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, join to right side of granny square and sc evenly down right side, sc evenly along top of right side, sc 3 in corner, sc evenly down short edge of right side, join to first sc.

Finishing:

Sew 2 snaps to back opening.




SHORTS

Sew remaining 6 granny squares together in one long strip.


Legs: (Right)

Round 1:   Holding strip RS facing, join pink with sl st in corner ch 1 space (indicated by black arrow), ch 1, sc in same sp, sc 9 more sts across first square, sc 10 sts across second square, sc 10 sts across third square, ch5, join to beg sc, DO NOT TURN. (35 sts)

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc and each ch around, join, DO NOT TURN. (35 sts)

Round 3:  Ch 1, sc in each st around, join.  Fasten off. (35 sts)

Left Leg:

Round 1: Join pink in st indicated by red arrow, sc 10 sts across each square and sc in next 5 sts, join, DO NOT TURN. (35 sts)

Rounds 2-3:  Ch1, sc in each st around, join.  Fasten off at end of round 3. (35 sts)

Waistband:

Row 1:  With back opening of shorts facing, join pink with sl st in ch 1 space, ch 1, sc in same space, sc 41 sts evenly across top of shorts, turn. (42 sts) NOTE: I achieved evenly space stitches by sc2tog in the middle of each square and skipping the last st of each square, for a total of 7 sts in each square.

Rows 2-3:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.  (42 sts)

Back Opening:  With pink, sc 25 sts evenly around back opening.

Finishing:


Sew snap to back opening.













Saturday, September 6, 2014

Lilac Shell Dress


 
MATERIALS
 
Size 10 thread in lilac purple
Size 6 (1.8 mm) steel hook
3 sew on snaps
 
GAUGE
 
As usual, I did not work gauge, but I always use the same size hook, so if you have made anything from this blog before and the hook you used worked, use that hook again.
 
DIRECTIONS

Row 1:  Ch 45, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across, turn.  (44 sts)

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.  (44 sts)

Row 3:  Ch 4 (counts as first dtr), 2 dtr in same st, 3 dtr in each st across, turn.  (132 sts)

Row 4:  Ch 1, [sc3tog] 8 times, ch 6 (armhole), sk next 18 dtr, [sc3tog] 16 times, ch 6 (armhole), sk next 18 dtr, [sc3tog] 8 times, turn.  (44 sts)

Row 5:  Ch 1, sc in each st and in each ch across, turn.  (44 sts)

Row 6:  Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 3 dc in same st, sk next 3 sts, sc in next 7 sts, *sk next 3 sts, 7 dc in next st, sk next 3 sts, sc in next 7 sts; repeat from * across to last 5 sts, skip next 3 sts, 4 dc in next st, sk last st, turn.  (43 sts)

Row 7:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.  (43 sts)

Row 8:  Ch1, sc in first 4 sts, sk next 3 sts, 7 dc in next st, *skip next 3 sts, sc in next 7 sts, skip next 3 sts, 7 dc in next st; repeat from * across to last 7 sts, skip next 3 sts, sc in last 4 sts, turn.  (43 sts)

Row 9:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.  (43 sts)

Row 10:  Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 3 dc in first st, skip next 3 sts, sc in next 7 sts, * skip next 3 sts, 7 dc in next st, skip next 3 sts, sc in next 7 sts; repeat from * across to last 4 sts, skip next 3 sts, 4 dc in last st, turn.  (43 sts)

Rows 11-14:  Repeat rows 7-10.

Row 15: (Increase row)  Ch 1, 3 sc in first st, [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] across, turn.  (57 sts) 

Rows 16-18:  Repeat rows 8-10.

Rounds 19-?:  Repeat rows 7-10 joining at the end of each round.  Fasten off.   I find it helpful to turn at the end of each round to keep to the pattern more easily.  Alternatively, you may continue to work in rows instead and sew the back seam. 

Sleeves:

Join purple with a sc in underarm st, sc in each st to dtr of sleeve cap, [sc3tog] 6 times, sc in each st around to beg sc, join.  Fasten off.

Repeat for other sleeve.

Finishing:

Sew 3 snaps to back opening of dress.