Thursday, September 22, 2011

White Shell Swimsuit

Here is my version of a swimsuit for Barbie.  I think bikini's have been done to the Nth degree for her, so I decided against doing another one.  This suit is more modest but still cute.






Materials

Size 10 thread in white
Size 6 (1.8 mm) steel hook
3 sew on snaps

Gauge

10 sc = 1 inch, 10 sc rows = 1 inch

Note:

Sc next 2 sts tog
= a dec worked as follows.  Insert hook in st indicated, pull up loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook in next st indicated, pull up loop (3 loops on hook),  yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Shell = (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in st indicated


Directions for Top

Row 1:  Starting above bust, with white, ch 41, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn.  (40 sc)

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in first st, sk next st, shell in next st, sk next st, [sc in next st, sk next st, shell in next st, sk next st] across, turn.  (10 sc, 10 shells)

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in first ch 2 sp, shell in next sc, [sc in next ch 2 sp, shell in next sc] across, turn.  (10 shells, 10 sc)

Row 4:  Repeat row 3.

Row 5:  Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, sc in next ch 2 sp, sc next 2 sts tog, sk next sc, [sc next 2 sts tog, sc in next ch 2 sp, sc next 2 sts tog, sk next sc] across, only sc in last sc instead of sk, turn.  (31 sc)

Row 6:  Working in FRONT LOOPS only, ch 1, sc in first st, sk next st, shell in next st, [sk next st, sc in next st, sk next st, shell in next st] across, turn.  (8 sc, 8 shells)

Row 7:  Ch 1, sc in first 2 dc, 3 sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next 2 dc, [sk next sc, sc in next 2 dc, 3 sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next 2 dc] across.  Fasten off. 

Finishing

Sew 2 snaps to back opening.



Directions for Bottom

Row 1:  Starting at hips, with white, ch 37, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn.  (36 sc)

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in first st, sk next st, shell in next st, sk next st, [sc in next st, sk next st, shell in next st, sk next st] across, turn.  (9 sc, 9 shells)

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in first ch 2 sp, shell in next sc, [sc in next ch 2 sp, shell in next sc] across, turn.  (9 sc, 9 shells)

Row 4:  Repeat row 3.

Row 5:  Ch 1, sc first 2 dc, sk next ch 2 sp, sc in next 2 dc, [sc in next sc, sc in next 2 dc, sk next ch 2 sp, sc in next 2 dc], turn.  (45 sc)

Row 6:  Working in FRONT LOOPS only, ch 1, sc in first st, [sk next st, shell in next st, sk next st, sc in next st] across, turn.  (12 sc, 11 shells)

Row 7:  Ch 1, sk first sc, [sc in next 2 dc, 3 sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next 2 dc, sk next sc].  Fasten off.

Underpanty

Row 1:  Working behind ruffle in BACK LOOPS of row 5, sk first 19 sts, join with sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, leave remaining sts unworked, turn.  (7 sc)

Rows 2-12:  Ch 1, sc in each st across.  Fasten off leaving a long tail.  (7 sc)

Here is the TRICKY PART...lol

Using long tail, sew end of underpanty to BACK LOOPS of row 5, sewing 4 of the sts to right back and  4 sts to left back, overlapping one st.

Finishing

Sew one snap to back opening.




5 comments:

Sharon said...

Your designs are genius! Thank you for these patterns. I was not aware that Barbie's measurements had changed. And you're right about that "tricky part!" LOL

pinkpowderpuff said...

Wow, thank you. That's quite a compliment. Barbie's measurements changed quite a while ago, but I haven't found any patterns to go along with it, hence the reason I am coming up with my own. Hope you didn't have too much trouble with that "tricky part". LOL

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your tutorials I would like to do this but i actually have a hard time I start crochet months back but still is complicated, do you happen to have any of your tutorials on youtube.

pinkpowderpuff said...

To anonymous,

Sorry you are having a hard time, but unfortunately, I do not have any tutorials on youtube at this time.

Bonita Gordon said...

On the underpanty I did two rows of 7 sc than decreased to 5 sc. I did 8 rows of 5 sc than increased to 7 sc for two rows. This gave me not quite as much material between the legs and closer to most panties.