Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pink Ruffle Sleeveless Top

  I love this top.  It can be paired with either of the two skirts or the pants and it can be with or without the jacket.  When paired with the pink ruffled skirt it looks like a one piece dress. 








Materials

Size 10 thread in pink
Size 6 (1.8 mm) steel hook
one sew on snap

Gauge

10 sc = 1 inch
10 sc rows = 1 inch


Pink Ruffled Sleeveless Top Directions

Row 1:  Beg right below bust, with pink, ch 35, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (34 sc)

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, [sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] across to last 4 sts, sc in last 4 sts, turn.  (40)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (40 sc)

Row 4:  Ch 1, sc in first 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, [sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st] across to last 4 sts, sc in last 4 sts, turn.  (46 sc)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (46 sc)

Rows 6 and 7: Repeat row 5.

Row 8: (Working first back) Ch 1, sc in first 10 sts, turn. (10 sc)

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (10 sc)

Rows 10-15: Repeat row 9.  Fasten off.

Row 8: (Working first front) Sk next 4 sts of row 7 (armhole), join pink with sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, turn. (9 sc)

Row 9: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, sc in last 7 sts, turn. (8 sc)

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sts, sc last 2 sts tog, turn. (7 sc)

Row 11: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, sc in last 5 sts, turn. (6 sc)

Row 12: Ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, sc last 2 sts tog, turn. (5 sc)

Row 13: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, sc in last 3 sts, turn. (4 sc)

Rows 14 and 15: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (4 sc)  Fasten off, leaving a long end to sew shoulder seams.

For second front and second back, flip piece over and repeat first front and first back, joining pink with a sl st on opposite side of row 7.

LACE

Row 1:  Working on opposite side of starting ch with right side facing you, join pink with sc in first ch, sc in each ch across, turn. (34 sc)

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in first 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st]across to last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts, turn. (42 sc)

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (42 sc)

Row 4:  Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 3, sk next st, sc in next st, [ch 3, sk next st, sc in next st]across to last st, sk last st, turn. (20 ch 3 spaces)

Row 5:  Ch 5, dc in first ch sp, sc in next ch sp, [(dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch sp, sc in next ch sp]across, turn. (10 v-stitches, 10 sc made)

Row 6:  Ch 5, dc in first sc, sc in next ch 2 sp of v-stitch, [(dc, ch 2, dc) in next sc, sc in next ch 2 sp of v-stitch]across, turn. (10 v-stitches, 10 sc made)

Rows 7-10:  Repeat row 6.

Row 11:  Sl st in first ch sp, ch 4, 4 tr in same sp, 5 tr in next sc, [5 tr in next ch 2 sp of v-stitch, 5 tr in next sc] across to last ch sp, tr in last ch sp. (20 5 tr clusters made)  Fasten off.

FINISHING

1.  Carefully matching stitches of front and back together, sew shoulder seams.

2.  For neckline, starting at end of row one of left back, join pink with sc, working in ends of rows of left back, continuing across top of left back, around neckline, across top right back and down ends of rows to row one of right back, work approx. 66 sc evenly spaced making sure to work 3 sc in each corner.  It doesn't matter if you do more or less, it is just for finishing and looking nice.  Fasten off.

3.  For armholes, starting at center of underarm, join pink with sc, work approx. 22 sc evenly spaced around, join to first sc.  Again, it doesn't matter if you have a couple more or whatever, just so it looks nice and finished.  Fasten off.

4.  Sew 3 snaps evenly spaced down back to lace part of blouse.  I left the rest open or you can try to sew snaps on the lace part also.



Starting off my new blog with a 6 piece mix-and-match wardrobe

Hello Everybody,  I have searched all over the internet looking for some free crochet patterns to make for the new type Barbie body and haven't been very successful.  There are some patterns here and there, and one really talented lady on ravelry has created a bunch of outfits but I don't think she is posting the patterns anywhere.  This blog is in response to this lack.  I love all things crochet and I love Barbie (even at 39 years of age), so I decided to come up with my own patterns to share.  My goal is to post a new outfit every week or so, so check back often.  To start, I am going to share the 6 piece mix-and-match separates I have already come up with.  I will be posting the pattern to one piece a day for the next 6 days and then something new weekly. What I love about this collection is that you can create 12 different ensembles with 6 pieces.  With the exception of this post, I will probably not be writing much as I am not a writer, but if you have questions about my patterns feel free to contact me and I will try to help if I can.  Enjoy!!