Sunday, November 20, 2011

"Ribbons and Bows" Christmas Barbie dress and bow wristlet/clutch

Well, here is my second holiday dress out of the three that I plan to make.  It is a little racy and shows some "skin" but I like the effect. Whereas the last dress is pretty simple to make, this one is the opposite.  It is a little complicated because there is a lot of shaping and I wanted to do something a little nicer to look at than a simple sc pattern which would have been a lot easier,  but I think it was worth it.

                                                                           


Materials

Size 10 thread in red
Size 6 (1.8 mm) steel hook
about 18" of 3/8" red ribbon
3 ribbon roses
4 sew on snaps
little tiny bit of fiberfill

Gauge

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

Directions

Skirt

Row 1:  Starting at hips, with red, ch 41, sc in back ridge of 2nd ch from hook (to prevent holes when working in opposite side of ch later) and in each ch across, turn.  (40 sc)

Row 2:  Ch 1, [sc in first (next) 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] 8 times, turn.  (48 sc)

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in first st, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 4 times, ch 8, sk next 7 sts, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 8 times, sc in same st as last dc made, ch 8, sk next 7 sts, sc in next st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 4 times, turn.  (35 sts, 16 chs)

Row 4:  Ch 1, sc in first 9 sts, ch 8, sc in next 17 sts, ch 8, sc in last 9 sts, turn.  (35 sts, 16 chs)

Row 5:  Ch 1, sc in first st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 4 times, ch 8, sc in next st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 8 times, ch 8, sc in next st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 4 times, turn.  (35 sts, 16 chs)

Row 6:  Repeat row 4.

Row 7:  Ch 1, sc in first st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 4 times, ch 3, sl st around 4 chs below, ch 3, sc in next st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 8 times, ch 3, sl st around 4 chs below, ch 3, sc in next st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 4 times, turn.  (35 sts, 12 chs, 2 sl sts)

Rows 8-11:  Repeat rows 4 and 5 two more times.

Row 12:  Ch 1, sc in first 9 sts, ch 3, sl st around 4 chs below, ch 3, sc in next 17 sts, ch 3, sl st around 4 chs below, ch 3, sc in last 9 sts, turn.  (35 sts, 12 chs, 2 sl sts)

Rows 13-16:  Repeat rows 5 and 4 (in that order) two more times.

Row 17:  Repeat row 7.

Row 18:  Ch 1, sc in first 9 sts, ch 7, sc in next 17 sts, ch 7, sc in last 9 sts, turn.  (35 sts, 14 chs)

Row 19:  Ch 1, sc in each st and in each ch across, turn.  (49 sc)

Row 20:  Ch 6 (counts as first tr and ch 2), sk next 2 sts, [tr in next st, ch 2, sk next 2 sts] 15 times, tr in last st, turn.  (16 ch 2 sps)

Row 21:  Ch 1, 2 sc in each ch 2 sp and in each tr across, sc in 4th ch of beg ch 6, DO NOT TURN.  (48 sc)

Now working along first back seam edge, ch 1, 3 sc in side of tr, 20 sc evenly spaced in ends of rows up to waist, fasten off.

Now working along second back seam edge, join red with sc in side of tr of row 20, 2 sc in same sp, 20 sc evenly spaced in ends of rows up to waist, turn, ch 1, sl st in first 8 sts (back opening), holding back seam edges tog and carefully matching up sts, sc seam tog, turn skirt right side out without fastening off.

Row 22:  Ch 4 (counts as first tr), tr in first st, 2 tr in each st around, join to beg ch 4.  Fasten off.  (96 tr)

Top

Row 1:  Now starting on opposite side of row 1, join red with sc in first st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, ch 7, sk next 6 sts, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 3 times, sc dec over next 2 sts, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, ch 7, sk next 6 sts, sc in next st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, turn.  (27 sts, 14 chs)

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in first 7 sts, ch 7, sc in next 13 sts, ch 7, sc in last 7 sts, turn.  (27 sts, 14 chs)

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in first st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, ch 7, sc in next st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times, ch 7, sc in next st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, turn.  (27 sts, 14 chs)

Row 4:  Repeat row 2.

Row 5:  Ch 1, sc in first st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, ch 3, sl st around 4 chs below, ch 3, sc in next st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times, ch 3, sl st around 4 chs below, ch 3, sc in next st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, turn.  (27 sts, 12 chs, 2 sl sts)

Rows 6-9:  Repeat rows 2 and 3 two more times.

Row 10:  Ch 1, sc in first 7 sts, ch 3, sl st around 4 chs below, ch 3, [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 4 times, sc in next st, ch 3, sl st around 4 chs below, ch 3, sc in last 7 sts, turn.  (31 sts, 12 chs, 2 sl sts)

Row 11:  Ch 1, sc in first st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, ch 7 sc in next st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 8 times, ch 7, sc in next st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, turn.  (31 sts, 14 chs)

Row 12:  Ch 1, sc in first 7 sts, ch 7, sc in next 17 sts, ch 7, sc in last 7 sts, turn.  (31 sts, 14 chs)

Row 13-14:  Repeat rows 11 and 12 once more.

Row 15:  Ch 1, sc in first st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, ch 3, sl st around 4 chs below, ch 3, sc in next st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 8 times, ch 3, sl st around 4 chs below, ch 3, sc in next st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, turn.  (31 sts, 12 chs, 2 sl sts)

Row 16:  Repeat row 12.

Row 17:  Ch 1, sc in each st and in each ch across, turn.  (45 sc)

Row 18:  Sl st in first 14 sts, sc in next st, [ch 2, sk next st, sc in next st] 8 times, turn.  (8 ch 2 sps)

Row 19:  Ch 1, sc in first ch 2 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch 2 sp] 7 times, turn.  (7 ch 2 sps)

Rows 20-23:  Repeat row 19 four more times.  At end of row 23 there will be 3 ch 2 sps.

Row 24:  Ch 1, sc in first ch 2 sp, [ch 4, sc in next ch 2 sp] 2 times.  DO NOT TURN. (2 ch 4 sps)

Now working in ends of rows, ch 1, 10 sc evenly spaced down front to row 17 of back, 14 sc across to back opening, ch 1, work 25 sc evenly spaced in ends of rows down back opening, work 25 sc evenly spaced in ends of rows up other side of back opening, ch 1, 14 sc across other side of row 17, 10 sc evenly spaced in ends of rows up other side of front.  Fasten off.

Finishing

1.  Take 5 1/2" of ribbon and weave through row 20 of skirt.  Tack ends tog at back and cover seam with a ribbon rose.



2.  Take 8" of ribbon (or how long you want) and weave through row 24 of top and tie in a bow at back.  Tack to row 24 to avoid losing ribbon.  Another option (which I did) is to take only enough ribbon to weave through row 24 and meet at back, fold ends under and sew a snap at back of neck.  This is an ugly and bulky option though, but Barbie's hair covers it. 



3.  Sew 3 snaps evenly spaced down back opening.

Directions for Bow wristlet/clutch purse

Note:  Purse does not open.

Row 1:  Ch 15, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn.  (14 sc)

Row 2:  Ch 1, [sc in first (next) st, dc in next st] across, turn.  (14 sts)

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.  (14 sc)

Rows 4-?:  Repeat rows 2 and 3 until piece measures 2" ending with row 3.  DO NOT TURN at end of last row.

Ch 1, 20 sc evenly spaced in ends of rows down side of piece, ch 1, sc in each ch across bottom of row 1, 20 sc evenly spaced in ends of rows up other side of piece, join.  Fasten off.

Fold piece in half and sew 3 open sides closed, stuffing lightly with fiberfill before closing.  Wrap thread around middle of purse to create bow shape.  Take a piece of ribbon long enough to wrap around middle of purse and create a loop to slip over doll's hand.  Tack in place.  Tack ribbon rose over ribbon where ribbon overlaps. 



9 comments:

Véro said...

it is absolutely sublime that dress
I love the sides and top
friendly
véro

Joan said...

This is sooo lovely. I'll be crocheting this little outfit. Thank you for sharing. You are so talented.

pinkpowderpuff said...

Thank you Vero, that is an awesome compliment....Katrinna

pinkpowderpuff said...

Thank you Joan. Let me know how it turns out :-)

anabelli said...

Lindo o vestido, vou tentar fazer um e assim que conseguir eu posto ele para você ver.
Obrigada pela partilha generosa, falo isso porque eu fiz alguns modelos de minha cabeça mesmo, mas eu não consigo explicar ainda por escrito, pois faz pouco tempo que resolvi fazer roupinhas de crochê para a Barbie.

Beijos e Feliz Ano Novo.....!!!!

pinkpowderpuff said...

Anabelli, Muito obrigado. Eu ficaria feliz em ver o vestido que você faz quando você está acabado. Feliz Ano Novo.

Tamara said...

Hi!
I´ve just seen this crochet pattern and it is amazing.
I have just one question. Have you done it in rounds or in rows, and then sewed it at the and?

Thanks!

pinkpowderpuff said...

Hi Tamara,

The dress is worked in rows and then the back seam is sc'd together from the bottom up to almost the waist. Hope this helps.

Tamara said...

Thanks a lot!