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Barbie Bikini Drawstring Bag (Free Crochet Pattern)
I wanted to make something to put the Barbie Bikini in and thought it would be a good idea if Barbie can also carry it around with her to the beach or pool. The bag has a drawstring to make sure that the Bikini does not go out of the bag when you store it.
This is a free crochet pattern for a Barbie Bikini Drawstring Bag. It is also the right size for other 10-12" fashion dolls.
Materials and Gauge
- Use the same size hook that you used to make Barbie Bikini;
- Size No. 10 Crochet Cotton Thread;
- Tapestry Needle;
- Scissors; and
- Gauge is not important for this project.
Abbreviations Used in American Terms
- Ch - chain;
- St(s) - stitch(es);
- Sl st - slip stitch;
- Dc - double crochet; and
- Shell - 5 dc in the indicated stitch.
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 (does not count as dc all throughout), work 12 dc in the circle; join with sl st in the first dc. (12)
Round 2: Ch 2, work 2 dc in each dc, join. (24)
Round 3: Ch 2, (work 1 dc in the next dc, work 2 dc in the next dc) around, join. (36)
Round 4: Ch 2, (sk 1 dc, dc in the next dc, dc in the previously skipped dc) around, join. (36)
Round 5: Ch 1, sc in each dc around, join. (36)
Rounds 6-11: Repeat Round 4 and 5 alternately. (36)
Round 12: Ch 2, (work 5 dc in the next sc, sk 2 sc) around, join. (12 shells)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Before going to the next part of the pattern, here is a brief photo tutorial on how to do the stitch pattern in Round 4:
I made a twisted tie to fasten this bag, but you can also make a chain if you prefer that look. Weave the tie into Round 10 and trim off the ends.
Since there are 12 shells on top, you want to work on the side shells with 5 shells each in between them at the front and back. Because I’m a lefty, I joined my strap to the 4th dc of the selected side shell (for a righty, I think it is the 2nd dc of the selected shell since you count from right to left instead of left to right).
Join with a sl st to the dc stated above, ch 50, sl st in the 2nd dc of the other side shell (4th dc for righties). Sl st in the 3rd dc of the same shell, turn, sc in each of the 50 ch, sl st in the 3rd dc of the first side shell. Sl st in the 2nd dc of the first side shell, turn, sc in each of the 50 sc, sl st in the 4th dc of the opposite side shell (2nd dc for righties).
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
How to Pack Barbie's Bikini in the Bag
To end this hub, I thought I will show you how I place the bikini inside the bag. I fold the top and bottom, respectively, and tie opposing ties to look like this:
This minimizes the space the bikini takes up and can now fit in your drawstring bikini bag.
Enjoy making this for your doll and have fun playing on the beach.