Thursday, July 26, 2018

Gatsby Garb Giveaway

Since I only got three comments on this post all are winners!  Ellie and Rita are the runner ups, and MCEA is the grand prize winner.  Please send me your address and color choice and I will get your prizes out to you on Monday.  Thanks for participating.



Here are some pictures of my most recent pattern.  I will post the pattern soon.








In the meantime I thought it would be fun to have a little giveaway.  The "grand" prize will be the actual dress that is featured on the doll + a "kit" to make a dress in any color shown below.  5 runner ups will receive a "kit" to make the dress in any color shown below.  To be entered into this drawing follow my blog and comment on this post.  Friday, August 3, 2018 at 5 pm Pacific Standard Time will be when this drawing ends.  I will draw 6 names from everyone who comments on this post and list the winners as an edit to this post by 6 pm Pacific Standard Time on Friday, August 3, 2018.  If you see that you have won, contact me with your shipping details and color choice.

GRAND PRIZE INCLUDES:

Dress featured on doll
Headband featured on doll
Strand of pearls featured on doll (25")
Size 10 thread of any color shown in picture (15 grams) (my dress weighs 12 grams including trim)
5" piece of 3/8" white ribbon (for headband)
1 piece lace bow (for headband)
7" piece of ribbon roses and pearl trim (for dress)
25" strand of pearls

RUNNER UP KIT INCLUDES:

Size 10 thread of any color shown in picture (15 grams) (my dress weighs 12 grams including trim)
5" piece of 3/8" white ribbon (for headband)
1 piece lace bow (for headband)
7" piece of ribbon roses and pearl trim (for dress)
25" strand of pearls


COLORS:

Dark Green, Light Pink, Coral
Light Blue, Aqua, Purple
Red, Dark Blue, Bright Blue


Sunday, July 22, 2018

Pink & Grey Dress





MATERIALS 

Size 6 (1.8 mm) steel hook
Size 10 thread in light grey
Size 10 thread in light pink 
3 Sew on snaps

DIRECTIONS

COLLAR:  Work slip stitches of collar LOOSELY

Row 1:  Starting with light grey ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (5 sts)

Rows 2-84: Working in BACK LOOPS ONLY, sl st in each st across, turn. (5 sts)

Do not turn at end of row 84.  Working along long edge of collar, ch 1, sc in end of every other row (in between each "rib").  Fasten off.  (42 sts)


FRONT PANEL OF DRESS:



Row 1:  With right side of collar facing, join pink in end of row 35 (long side of collar WITHOUT sc), ch 1, sc in same st, dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 7 times, turn.  (16 sts)

Rows 2-5:  Ch 1, sc in first dc, dc in next sc, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) 7 times, turn. (16 sts)

Row 6:  Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, sc in next st, dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 5 times, sc last 2 sts tog, turn.  (14 sts)

Row 7:  Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 4 times, sc in next st, sc last 2 sts tog, turn.  (12 sts)

Row 8:  Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 4 times, sc last 2 sts tog, turn.  (10 sts)

Row 9:  Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 2 times, sc in next st, sc last 2 sts tog, turn.  (8 sts)

Rows 10-12:  Ch 1, (sc in next st, dc in next st) across, turn.  (8 sts)

Row 13:  Ch 1, (sc, dc) in first st, dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 2 times, sc in next st, (sc, dc) in next st, turn.  (10 sts)

Row 14:  Ch 1, (sc, dc) in first st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 4 times, (sc, dc) in last st, turn.  (12 sts)

Row 15:  Ch 1, (sc, dc) in first st, dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 4 times, sc in next st, (sc, dc) in last st, turn.  (14 sts)

Row 16:  Ch 1, (sc, dc) in first st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 6 times, (sc, dc) in last st, turn.  (16 sts)

Rows 17-35:  Ch 1, (sc in next st, dc in next st) across, turn.  (16 sts)

Do not turn at end of row 36, ch 1, work 54 sc evenly spaced along left edge of dress (should be right side of dress facing).  Fasten off.  

With right side facing (right edge of dress), join pink in end of row 1, work 54 sc evenly spaced along right edge of dress.  Fasten off.

LEFT GREY PANEL OF DRESS:  

Row 1:  With right side facing, join grey in BACK LOOP of first sc (of 54 sc worked evenly along left edge of dress), ch 1, sc in same st, sc in BACK LOOPS ONLY of each sc across, turn.  (54 sts)

Rows 2-13:  Ch 1, sc in BLO of each st across, turn.  (54 sts) 

RIGHT GREY PANEL OF DRESS:  

Row 1:  With right side facing, join grey in BACK LOOP of first sc (of 54 sc worked evenly along right edge of dress), ch 1, sc in same st, sc in BACK LOOPS ONLY of each sc across, turn.  (54 sts)

Rows 2-13:  Ch 1, sc in BLO of each st across, turn.  (54 sts)  DO NOT FASTEN OFF.  Turn dress inside out and with right sides facing each other, sc back seam closed (about 25 sts or just enough to leave back opening big enough to slip dress on doll).

FINISHING:  

Sew back of collar (about 7 sts on each side) to back of dress.




Sew 3 snaps to back opening of dress.






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.