Saturday, February 4, 2012

"Beautiful in Burgundy" dress

I saw this design on a pretty little box that I have and decided to try to mimic it in crochet for Barbie.  My original goal was to make this dress in a short and long version.  I have the short version done, but I need to still work on making it longer.  Maybe it will be done by next week.




Materials

Size 10 thread in burgundy
Size 10 thread in french rose
Size 6 (1.8 mm) steel hook
3 sew on snaps

Gauge

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

Directions

This dress is worked from the waist down and then from the waist up.

Row 1:  Starting at waist, with burgundy, ch 31, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, [sc in next ch, dc in next ch] across, turn.  (30 sts)

Row 2:  Ch 1, [sc in first (next) dc, dc in next sc] across, turn.  (30 sts)

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in first dc, dc in next sc, (sc and dc in next st) twice, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) 5 times, (sc and dc in next st) twice, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) 5 times, (sc and dc in next st) twice, sc in next dc, dc in last sc, turn.  (36 sts)

Row 4:  Ch 1, [ sc in first (next) dc, dc in next sc] across, turn.  (36 sts)

Row 5:  Ch 1, sc in first dc, dc in next sc, (sc and dc in next st) twice, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) 4 times, (sc and dc in next st) twice, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) 4 times, (sc and dc in next st) twice,  (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) 4 times, (sc and dc in next st) twice, sc in next dc, dc in last sc, turn.  (44
sts)

Row 6:  Ch 1, [ sc in first (next) dc, dc in next sc] across, turn.  (44 sts)

Rows 7-8:  Repeat row 6.

Rounds 9-15:  Repeat row 6, joining with sl st to beg st, TURN to keep to pattern st. Fasten off at end of last round.  (44 sts)

Row 16:  Holding skirt upside down and with back facing you, count 11 sts to your right, join burgundy with sc in 11th st which should be a dc, dc in next sc, [sc in next dc, dc in next sc] across, DO NOT JOIN, turn.   (44 sts)

Row 17:  Ch 1, sc dec over first 2 sts, [sc in next dc, dc in next sc] across to last 2 sts, sc dec over last 2 sts, turn.  (42 sts)

Row 18:  Ch 1, sc dec over first 2 sts, [dc in next sc, sc in next dc] across to last 2 sts, sc dec over last 2 sts, turn.  (40 sts)

Rows 19-36:   Repeat rows 17 and 18 alternately.  There should be 4 sts at end of row 36.

Row 37:  Ch 1, (sc dec over next 2 sts) twice.  Fasten off.  (2 sts)

Row 1:  Starting at left back on opposite side of row 1, join burgundy with sc in first dc, dc in next sc, [sc in next dc, dc in next sc] across, turn.  (30 sts)

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in first dc, dc in next sc, (sc and dc in next st) twice, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) 5 times, (sc and dc in next st) twice, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) 5 times, (sc and dc in next st) twice, sc in next dc, dc in last sc, turn.  (36 sts)

Rows 3-5:  Repeat rows 4-6 of skirt.

Row 6:  Ch 1, (sc in first (next) dc, dc in next sc) 9 times, (sc and dc in next st) twice, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) twice, (sc and dc in next st) twice, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) 9 times, turn.  (48 sts)

Row 7:  Ch 1, [sc in first (next) dc, dc in next sc] across, turn.  (48 sts)

Row 8:  Sl st in first 16 sts, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) 8 times, sl st in next st, leave rem sts unworked, turn.  (16 sts, 17 sl sts)

Row 9:  Ch 1, [sc in first (next) dc, dc in next sc] 6 times, (sc dec over next 2 sts) twice, turn.  (14 sts)

Row 10:  Ch 1, (sc dec over first (next) 2 sts) twice, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) 5 times, turn.  (12 sts)

Row 11:  Ch 1, (sc in first (next) dc, dc in next sc) 4 times, (sc dec over next 2 sts) twice, turn.  (10 sts)

Row 12:  Ch 1, (sc dec over first (next) 2 sts) twice, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) 3 times, turn.  (8 sts)

Row 13:  Ch 1, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) twice, (sc dec over next 2 sts) twice, turn.  (6 sts)

Row 14:  Ch 1, (sc dec over first (next) 2 sts) twice, sc in next dc, (dc, sc, dc) in last dc, turn.  (6 sts)

Rows 15-20:  Ch 1, sc in first dc, dc in next sc leaving remaining sts unworked, turn.  Fasten off at end of last row leaving a tail to sew end of strap to back.  (2 sts)

Edging around top of dress

Don't forget to sew end of strap to back first.

Row 1:  Join pink with sc in first st, work 50 sc evenly spaced around top edge of dress, turn.  (50 sts)

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

Armhole edging

Round 1:  Join pink with sc in any st, work 25 sc evenly spaced around, join to first sc, turn.  (25 sts)

Round 2:  Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 1, sk next st, (sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st) around, join to first st.  Fasten off.

Bottom Ruffle

Row 1:  Join pink with sc in inverted point on left side of dress, work 32 sc evenly spaced down to point at knee, 3 sc in st at point, work 33 sc evenly spaced back up to inverted point, join to first st, DO NOT TURN.  (69 sc)

Row 2:  Ch 3,  (dc, ch 2, sc) in first st, sk next 2 sts, [(2 dc, ch 2 sc) in next st, sk next 2 sts] around, join to beg ch 3.  Fasten off.

Finishing

Sew 3 snaps evenly spaced down back opening.

13 comments:

Joan said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful dress pattern. My granddaughters will love it!

pinkpowderpuff said...

Your welcome! Your granddaughters are lucky to have someone to make Barbie dresses for them!

Véro said...

as it is beautiful this dress
I love

pinkpowderpuff said...

Thank you Vero :-)

Julia & Mark said...

Just found your brilliant blog whilst searching for barbie crochet patterns to make for my grandaughter, thanks for sharing :)

pinkpowderpuff said...

Thank you and you are welcome. There are a lot of lucky granddaughters out there :-) Glad you like my blog. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Thanks this dress was fun to make

Anonymous said...

I loved making this dress, but I made mine in dark purple and lavender. I have an order coming up soon for a birthday and the girl's favorite color is purple.

This dress might look nice with the strap on the opposite side too.

pinkpowderpuff said...

Yes, I can imagine the if you just turn the dress inside out before adding the ruffles and edgings that the strap would be on the other side and look just as nice. I love purple, and I think the dress will turn out beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I have tried and failed miserable! How does one crochet round 9-15? Please explain further. Thanks!

pinkpowderpuff said...

Sorry it has taken so long to respond to your request. I don't visit my blog often enough. Ok, here is the explanation for the following rows.

Rounds 9-15: Repeat row 6, joining with sl st to beg st, TURN to keep to pattern st. Fasten off at end of last round. (44 sts)

At this point in the dress we are switching from ROWS to ROUNDS. This just means that for round 9 you will join the round with a sl st to the beg st of that round. You are still following the st pattern of row 6. At the end of each round from now until round 15 you want to turn at the end of each round instead of continuing each round without turning. Turning at the end of each round will help keep the st pattern correct. So each sc will continue to be made in the dc below it and each dc will continue to be made in the sc below it. If you do not turn at the end of the round, sc's will be made in the sc below it instead of the dc and dc's will be made in the dc below it instead of the sc's.

Hope this makes more sense!

Anonymous said...

Dear Pinkpowderpuff, I love your patterns. My daughter has a Japanese doll - taller and bigger than Barbie. I modify the clothes using 4-ply yarn and bigger hook; your items are so modern! Again, love 'em. Are you on Facebook? Couldn't locate you there

Jessica Katjomuise said...

i am new at crocheting, my daughter and myself are barbie fanatics. i am battling with row 16. please help me understand how to do this