Valentine’s Heart Sweater for Barbie

I’ve got one more Barbie sweater coming at you for Valentines Day!  This one is a short sleeve style with white trim, a tie closure in the back, and a big white heart on the front.

Again, this pattern assumes that you have knowledge of how to change colors and carry yarn.

Stitches used
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog)
Double Crochet (dc)

Supplies
#1/Fingering weight yarn in white and red
0/3.25 steel hook

Ch 33, join with sl st to beginning ch. Ch 2.
R1) Dc in each ch around, join with sl st to beginning stitch.
R2) Ch 1, sc in first 16 stitches, join white and sc 1, pick up red and sc in last 16 stitches. Join with sl st to beginning st, ch 1, turn.
R3) Skip joining stitch, sc in next 15 stitches, pick up white and sc 3 stitches, pick up red and sc in last 15 stitches. Join with sl st to beginning st, ch 1, turn.
R4) Skip joining stitch, sc in next 14 stitches, pick up white and sc 5 stitches, pick up red and sc in last 14 stitches. Join with sl st to beginning st, ch 1, turn.
R5) Skip joining stitch, sc in next 13 stitches, pick up white and sc 7 stitches, pick up red and sc in last 13 stitches. Join with sl st to beginning st, ch 1, turn.
R6) Skip joining stitch, sc in next 12 stitches, pick up white and sc 9 stitches, pick up red and sc in last 12 stitches. Join with sl st to beginning st, ch 1, turn.
R7) Repeat row 6.
R8) Repeat row 6.
R9) Skip joining stitch, sc in next 13 stitches, pick up white and sc 3 stitches, pick up red and sc 1 stitch, pick up white and sc 3 stitches, pick up red and sc in last 13 stitches. Join with sl st to beginning st. Do not turn.
R10) Ch 2, dc in each stitch around, working 1 extra stitch at back opening of sweater for a total of 34 stitches. Do not turn.
R11) Ch 1, sc in first 6 stitches, ch 8, skip 4 stitches, sc in next 14 stitches, ch 8, skip 4 stitches, sc in last 6 stitches. Ch 1, turn.
R12) Work 1 sc and 1 dc in first stitch, skip next stitch. Continue around, ending with a sc and dc worked in joining stitch of previous row. Ch 1, turn.
R13) Work 1 sc and 1 dc in first stitch, skip next two stitches. Continue around, finish off.
R14) Join white, sc in each stitch around, finish off.  Leave long tails on each end and use to tie sweater at neckline.

Sleeve
Join red with sl st in bottom center of sleeve hole. Ch 1, work 3 sc, 10 dc, and 3 sc evenly around. Join with sl st to beginning st and finish off.
Join white at bottom center. Ch 1, sc in same space and next space. Sc2tog in next 2 spaces. [Sc in next 2 spaces, sc2tog in next 2 spaces.] Repeat [ ] around. (12 stitches) Join with sl st to beginning stitch and finish off.
Repeat for opposite sleeve.

Trim at bottom of sweater
Working in back loops at bottom, join white with sl st at back of sweater, ch 1. In same place, work 1 sc and 1 dc, skip next stitch. Work 1 sc and 1 dc in next stitch, skip next stitch. Repeat around, ending with a sc and dc in last stitch, join with sl st to beginning st. Fasten off.

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Sweetheart Plaid Sweater for Barbie

As promised, here is another pattern to get your Barbie ready for Valentines Day.  Today’s offering is a cute little plaid sweater with a v neck and short, scalloped edge sleeves.

This pattern came about when I was messing around with the plaid technique one evening and it somehow turned into a doll sweater.  I will warn you though, all those color changes in such a small space can be a bit fiddly!

One note about finishing off the ends.  Because there are about a million of them, I tied them together in pairs inside the sweater and then gave some of them a quick tuck.  It was so much easier than trying to weave in every single end!  Also, all those ends getting woven in would have lead to a lot of extra bulk in the sweater.

Stitches used
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
*This pattern assumes that you have knowledge of how to carry thread and do color changes.

#1/Fingering Yarn in red, white, and pink
0/3.25 mm steel hook

With white, ch 32, join with sl st to beginning ch.
R1) Ch 2, dc in next stitch and next 2 stitches, [with pink- dc in next 4 stitches, with white- dc in next 4 stitches], repeat [] around, ending with 4 pink stitches. Join with sl st to beginning ch.
R2) Repeat round 1.
R3) With pink, ch 2, dc in next stitch and next two stitches. [With red- dc in next 4 stitches, with pink- dc in next 4 stitches], repeat [] around, ending with 4 red stitches. Join with sl st to beginning ch.
R4) Repeat round 3.
R5-6) Repeat round 1.
R7) Repeat round 3.

Back 1- (left back if you are right handed, right back if you are left handed)
R1) With pink, ch 2, dc in next stitch, dc in next two stitches. With red, dc in next two stitches. Finish off red.
R2) With pink- turn, ch 2, dc in next stitch. With white, dc in last 4 stitches.
R3) With white, turn, ch 2, dc in next stitch, dc in next two stitches. With pink, dc in last two stitches. Finish off both colors.

Front- skip 4 stitches from back 1,
R1) Join pink in 5’th stitch, ch 2, dc in next stitch. With red, dc in next 4 stitches, with pink, dc in next 4 stitches, with red, dc in next two stitches. Finish off red.
Front 1- (left front for right handed, right front for left handed)
R2) Turn. With pink, ch 2, dc in next stitch. With white, dc in next 4 stitches, turn.
R3) With white, ch 2, dc in next stitch and next two stitches. With pink, dc in last two stitches. Finish off both colors.
Front 2- (right front for right handed, left front for left handed)
R2) In top of beginning ch from row 1, join white, ch 2, dc in next stitch. With pink, dc in next 4 stitches.
R3) Turn. With pink, ch 2, dc in next stitch and next two stitches. With white, dc in last two stitches.

Back 2- (right back if you are right handed, left back if you are left handed.
skip 4 stitches from front 1,
R1) Join pink in 5’th stitch, ch 2, dc in next stitch. With red, dc in next 4 stitches. Finish off red.
R2) Turn. With pink, ch 2, dc in next stitch and next two stitches. With white, dc in last two stitches.
R3) Turn. With white, ch 2, dc in next stitch. With pink, dc in last 4 stitches. Finish off both colors.

Turn sweater inside out, stitch sweater together at shoulder seams. Tie off or weave in all ends of yarn. Turn sweater right side out.

Neckline- with white
Join with sl st at back of neckline, ch 1, sc in same space and evenly around, (approx 24 sc). Join with sl st to beginning stitch, finish off.

Sleeves- with white
R1) Join with sl st at bottom of sleeve, ch 1, sc in same space and evenly around (16 sc). Join with sl st to beginning stitch.
R2) Ch 1, sc in same space, [skip next stitch, 3 dc in next stitch, skip next stitch, sc in next stitch]. Repeat [] around, ending with 3 dc and a skipped stitch, sl st to beginning sc. Finish off.
Repeat for other side.

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Herringbone Half Double Sweater for Barbie

Valentines day is coming and in honor of that, I have a few sweater patterns coming for Barbie. This one worked up in pink would make a lovely Valentine’s sweater but of course, you could always choose to make it in another color as well. I also worked one up in a blue variegated sock yarn.

I love the texture this stitch gives to these tiny sweaters!

Stitches used-

Slip Stitch (sl st)
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Single Crochet Together (sc tog) Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all remaining loops on hook.
Herringbone Half Double (hhdc)- Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. 3 loops on hook. Pull first loop through second loop on hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops on hook. *Ch 2 does count as a hhdc*
Herringbone Half Double Together (hhdc tog) Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Pull first loop through second loop on hook. Yarn over and insert into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Pull first loop through second loop on hook. Yarn over and pull through remaining loops on hook.

Yarn-  #1/superfine/fingering/sock yarn
Hook- 0/3.25 mm
Small button or bead
Needle to weave in ends

Making the bottom rib-work sc in back loops only
Ch 4
Sc in second chain from hook and remaining two chains. Ch 1, turn.
Sc in each stitch across (3 stitches), ch 1, turn. Repeat for a total of 34 rows. At end of last row, ch 1, turn, bring short ends of bottom rib together, join with sl st across.
Rib should measure 5 1/4 inches un-stretched.

Turn piece so that you will be working into ends of rib rows.
R1) Ch 2, hhdc 33 stitches evenly around, (34 stitches total)join with sl st to beginning ch. ch 2, TURN.
R2) Hhdc in each stitch around (do not hhdc into joining sl st on previous row.) (34 stitches) Ch 2, turn.
R3-9) Repeat row 2.
R10) Hhdc 5, ch 8, skip next 4 stitches, hhdc in next 14 stitches, ch 8, skip next 4 stitches, hhdc in last 6 stitches. Ch 2, turn. dO NOT JOIN WITH SL ST.
R11) Hhdc in each stitch and chain around. (42 stitches) Ch 2, turn.
R12) Hhdc in next stitch, hhdc tog in next two stitches. *Hhdc in next 5 stitches, hhdc tog in next two stitches.* Repeat around, ending with 3 hhdc. (36 stitches) Ch 2, turn.
R13) Hhdc in next stitch, hhdc tog in next two stitches, *hhdc in next 3 stitches, hhdc tog in next two stitches* repeat around, ending with 2 hhdc. (29 stitches) Ch 1, turn.
R14) Sc in first two stitches, sc tog twice, sc 4, sc tog twice, sc, sc tog twice, sc 4, sc tog twice, sc 2. When this row is worked, the outside of the sweater should be facing you. If the inside of the sweater is facing, turn sweater inside out before continuing.

Finishing the back opening- turn work and sc 9/10 stitches evenly down one side of back opening, then sc 9/10 stitches evenly up other side of back opening. Ch 4 to 5, then sl st ch to stitch below the top. Finish off.  Attach button at back neck opening.

Sleeves
Right sleeve
R1) Working on right side (outside) of sweater, on right armhole, in bottom 4 stitches skipped earlier, in second stitch from back, join with sl st, ch 2, then work 15 more hhdc evenly around armhole, join with sl st to beginning ch. (16 stitches) Ch 2, turn.
R2) Hhdc in each stitch around, join with sl st to beginning ch. Ch 2, turn.
R3) Hhdc in each stitch around until last 2 stitches, hhdc tog in last two stitches. Join with sl st to beginning chain. (15 stitches) Ch 2, turn.
R4) Repeat row 2.
R5) Repeat row 3. (14 stitches)
R6) Repeat row 2.
R7) Repeat row 3. (13 stitches)
R8) Repeat row 2.
R9) Repeat row 3. (12 stitches)
R10) Repeat row 2.
R11) Repeat row 3. (11 stitches)
R12) Repeat row 2.
R13) Repeat row 3. (10 stitches)
R14) Repeat row 2.
R15) Repeat row 2. ch 1, do not turn.
R16) Work sc in each stitch around. (10 sc). Join with sl st to beginning st, finish off.

Left sleeve
R1) Working on right side (outside) of sweater, on left armhole, in bottom 4 stitches skipped earlier, in second stitch from front, join with sl st, ch 2, then work 15 more hhdc evenly around armhole, join with sl st to beginning ch. (16 stitches) Ch 2, turn.
R2) Hhdc in each stitch around, join with sl st to beginning ch. Ch 2, turn.
R3) Hhdc tog in first two stitches, then hhdc in each remaining stitch around. Join with sl st to beginning ch. (15 stitches) Ch 2, turn.
R4) Repeat row 2.
R5) Repeat row 3. (14 stitches)
R6) Repeat row 2.
R7) Repeat row 3. (13 stitches)
R8) Repeat row 2.
R9) Repeat row 3. (12 stitches)
R10) Repeat row 2.
R11) Repeat row 3. (11 stitches)
R12) Repeat row 2.
R13) Repeat row 3. (10 stitches)
R14) Repeat row 2.
R15) Repeat row 2. ch 1, do not turn.
R16) Work sc in each stitch around. (10 sc). Join with sl st to beginning st, finish off.

Sleeve directions are given for right handed crocheters. If you are left handed, work left sleeve using right sleeve instructions and work right sleeve using left sleeve instructions.

Weave in all ends.

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Pom Pom Toboggan and Infinity Scarf for Barbie

Christmas is literally around the corner! I’ve noticed that there is a pom pom craze happening right now and Barbie said she wanted a pom pom hat too! I whipped up this easy pattern that would make a great last minute stocking stuffer for a little girl.

You will need:
E/3.50 hook
#1 Weight yarn (Fingerling, sock yarn)
1/2″ craft pom pom
Needle
Fabric Glue

Stitches used:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)

*All stitches in both patterns are worked in the back loop only.

Toboggan
Ch 15
R1) Sc in second chain from hook and each chain across. (14 sc) Ch 1, turn.
R2) Sc in each stitch across. Ch 1, turn.
R3-26) Repeat row 2.
Bring short ends together, sl st evenly across. Finish off but leave a long tail. Flip work so that joining seam is on the inside. Thread yarn on needle, and sew evenly into ends of rows around, pull up tight. Pull both ends of yarn into inside of hat, tie together tightly and trim.
On outside of hat, glue pom pom into place with a small amount of fabric glue. Pin to hold in place if necessary.

Infinity Scarf
Ch 26. Join to beginning ch with sl st.
R1) Ch 1, hdc in each chain around. (26 stitches) Ch does not count as a stitch. Sl st to beginning stitch. Ch 1.
R2) Hdc in each stitch around, sl st to beginning stitch. Ch 1.
R3-4) Repeat row 2. On last round omit ch 1 and finish off. Weave in ends.

You may not reproduce or copy my pattern or images in any way.  You may link to my pattern from another site.  You may sell items made from my pattern as long as you give me credit.

Vintage Barbie Style

I love vintage clothes.  I have a whole rack of them in my antique shop.  I have gorgeous dresses from the forties to turn of the century to 1800’s undergarments.  I also love barbie clothes.  (I admit it, I’m still playing with dolls!)  My love of vintage styles and my love of barbie clothes have come together and I have been delving into the world of vintage styled barbie dresses.

The first two pictures here are my latest.  I love the collar and it was a lot easier than I thought it would be.  Earlier I had tried this collared pattern and really need to use it again.

The first vintage style that I started playing with was this one.  (Warning!  Poor picture quality ahead!  But it’s still fun to look.)

And I kept playing with this pattern…

and then I tried it in solids….

 

and then I played around with beads and lace.

All of this was a lot of fun but there was still something I hadn’t tried.  I had been wanting to use vintage hankies so I gave that a whirl.

I really love how this one turned out!  So I forged on and tried a different vintage style with a hankie.

A few of these have sold but most of them can still be found in my Etsy shop.

Hope you enjoyed looking!