VINTAGE CROCHET FOR BARBIE – A BELTED DRESS


Red and White Dress, Right Corner





SIZE: Fits 11-1/2″ fashion doll.

MATERIALS: Mercerized knitting and crochet cotton, 1 ball each of red (R) and white (W).
Steel crochet hook size 5.
Small snap fastener.





GAUGE: 4 pats = 1″

DRESS: FRONT: Beg at top of dress, with W, ch 52.
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, * (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in next ch, sk 1 ch, repeat from * across, end hdc in last ch–25 pats plus hdc each side. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: * (Hdc, ch 1, hdc) in ch-1 sp of next pat, repeat from * across, hdc in last st. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3-7: Repeat row 2. End off W. Turn.
Row 8: Sk 6 pats, join R in last hdc of 7th pat, ch 1, hdc in st where thread was joined, work 11 pats across, hdc in last st; ch 1, turn. Work in pat on 11 pats until piece is 4-1/2″ from color change. End off.

BACK: FIRST HALF: With W, ch 28. Work as for front on 13 pats for 7 rows. End off W. Turn.
Join R and work as for row 8 of front making 6 pats across. Work even for 5 more rows, end at side edge. End off.





Make another piece the same for 2nd half; do not end off. Lap center edge of piece for right half over 1 pat at center edge of 2nd half so that there are 11 pats across row. Work even in pat on 11 pats until back is same length as front. End off.

FINISHING: With matching threads, sew shoulder seams, leaving 1-1/2″ free at center front and back for neckline; sew sleeve and side seams.

BELT LOOPS: Attach R to front near side seam, slightly below waistline. Ch 6, sl st 1/2″ above; ch 1, work 6 hdc over ch; end off. Work same loop on other side of front.

BELT: With R, ch 86. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. End off. Join W, sc in each sc across. End off.

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  1. Ruth James January 31, 2012

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