Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Granny Square Summer Short Set

 Hi all,

I cannot believe it has been more than three years since I last posted a pattern! I have been busy getting my college degree during this time, but I also stopped making clothes for the newer Barbie because Mattel changed her once again. Now that there are more body types to choose from (curvy, petite, etc.), the clothes that I design will only fit one of those body types (the original). I will still be posting new designs from time to time, but please keep in mind that these designs will only fit the original belly button type doll and not the curvy or petite dolls.  Someday I will buy those two doll types and see if using a bigger hook for the curvy doll and a smaller hook for the petite doll will help convert the patterns without having to change the number of stitches. If anybody else does try that and find that it works please let me know...


MATERIALS
Size 6 (1.8 mm) Steel Hook 
3 small snaps
Size 10 cotton thread in pink
Size 10 cotton thread in white

GAUGE
Granny Square = .9 in x .9 in

DIRECTIONS

GRANNY SQUARE (Make 8 squares)

Round 1:  With pink, 12 sc in magic circle, join. (12 sc)

Round 2:  Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join.  Fasten off.  (24 sc)

Round 3:  With white, join with sl st in any st, ch 2, hdc in same st, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, ch 1, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * 2 more times, sc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next, ch 1, join to 2nd ch of beg ch 2.  Fasten off.

HALTER TOP

Sew 2 Granny Squares together along one side. You will start left side of top at ch 1 space indicated by black arrow and start right side of top at ch 1 space indicated by red arrow. 
Note: I will refer to right and left sides as if the top were on the doll, not as top is facing you.



Row 1:  Join pink with sl st in ch 1 space indicated, ch 1, sc in same space, sc in next 8 sts, sc in last ch 1 space, turn. (10 sc)

Rows 2-16:  Ch 1, sc in BACK LOOPS ONLY of each st across, turn.  (10 sc)  Fasten off at end of last row.

Repeat for other side.


With top RS facing and upside down, join pink in end of row 16 on right side with sl st. Ch 1, sc evenly across bottom edge of piece, 3 sc in corner, sc across short edge of left side, 3 sc in corner, sc across top edge of left side, sc  evenly along left side of granny square, when you get to the top of granny square (first strap), ch 21, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, join to top edge of granny square, sc evenly across top of granny square, (second strap) ch 21, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, join to right side of granny square and sc evenly down right side, sc evenly along top of right side, sc 3 in corner, sc evenly down short edge of right side, join to first sc.

Finishing:

Sew 2 snaps to back opening.




SHORTS

Sew remaining 6 granny squares together in one long strip.


Legs: (Right)

Round 1:   Holding strip RS facing, join pink with sl st in corner ch 1 space (indicated by black arrow), ch 1, sc in same sp, sc 9 more sts across first square, sc 10 sts across second square, sc 10 sts across third square, ch5, join to beg sc, DO NOT TURN. (35 sts)

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc and each ch around, join, DO NOT TURN. (35 sts)

Round 3:  Ch 1, sc in each st around, join.  Fasten off. (35 sts)

Left Leg:

Round 1: Join pink in st indicated by red arrow, sc 10 sts across each square and sc in next 5 sts, join, DO NOT TURN. (35 sts)

Rounds 2-3:  Ch1, sc in each st around, join.  Fasten off at end of round 3. (35 sts)

Waistband:

Row 1:  With back opening of shorts facing, join pink with sl st in ch 1 space, ch 1, sc in same space, sc 41 sts evenly across top of shorts, turn. (42 sts) NOTE: I achieved evenly space stitches by sc2tog in the middle of each square and skipping the last st of each square, for a total of 7 sts in each square.

Rows 2-3:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.  (42 sts)

Back Opening:  With pink, sc 25 sts evenly around back opening.

Finishing:


Sew snap to back opening.













5 comments:

glorm said...

Welcome back! All these body changes are why I stopped making and selling the clothes. People don't know which doll they are buying for and it isn't written on the package. In my opinion they should have kept the original body, but they may be making more money because of the various bodies.

MCEA said...

Whoops, whoops! Welcome back. Everyday for all those three years, I really missed you.

My only problem now is cannot find my 1.8mm needle. Not available in my area.

MCEA said...

By the way congratulations for obtaining your college degree. Wink, wink.Way to go!

pinkpowderpuff said...

Thanks MCEA on the congratulations. I am looking forward to working in an office now, instead of on a manufacturing floor.

pinkpowderpuff said...

Thanks for the welcome back Glorm. I am glad Mattel wants to represent more body types and make more money, but it sure makes it hard on me and this blog!