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Barbie High Low Cocktail Dress (Free Crochet Pattern)

Updated on January 7, 2013
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My favorite hobby is to crochet doll clothes. Using what I've learned from reading existing patterns, I create my own designs for Barbie.

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With a flurry of parties to attend, here is a simple cocktail dress to make for your Barbie doll. I made this trendy by adding a high low skirt with a simple tube top.

This hub is a free crochet pattern for a High Low Cocktail Dress for Barbie. This pattern is specifically designed for the Barbie Basics doll (or Model Muse). For more on body type differences, please visit Crocheting for Your Barbie Doll.

Materials and Gauge

  • No. 6 crochet steel hook
  • Size 10 crochet cotton thread
  • 2 snaps
  • Short length of ribbon or any trim or embellishments you want to add
  • Gauge is similar to Barbie Panties with No Snaps

Pattern

Note: I made the skirt with the intention of making the seam invisible. The pattern already includes the instruction on how to do so.

Starting from the waist of the skirt:

Row 1: Ch 32, dc in the third ch from hook, dc in each ch across, turn. (30)

Row 2: Ch 2 (this turning ch does not count as dc from here throughout), (dc in the next 9 sts, 2 dc in the next st) 3 times, turn. (33)

Row 3: Ch 2, (dc in the next 10 sts, 2 dc in the next st) 3 times, turn. (36)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in each st across, join with sl st on first dc (not the turning ch!), turn. (36)

Note: This is what helps make the joining seam invisible. Here is a photo of the seam:

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Rnd 5: Ch 2, (dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the next st) around, join, turn. (45)

Rnd 6: Repeat Rnd 4. (45)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, (dc in the next 4 sts, 2 dc in the next st) around, join, turn. (54)

Rnd 8-12: Repeat Rnd 4. (54)

Fasten off at the end of Rnd 12.

Row 13: Attach the thread with a sl st at 16 sts before the first st of the previous Rnd, sc in the next st, dc in the next 28 sts, sc in the next st, turn. (30, excluding sl st)

Row 14: Sl st in the first st, sc in the next st, dc in the sts across to second to the last st, sc in the next st, sk last st, turn. (28)

Row 15-16: Repeat Row 14. (26, 24)

Fasten off at the end of Row 16.

Optional Border: Sl st in any st of the bottom edge, ch 3, sl st in the next st around. End with ch 3, join with sl st in first sl st. Fasten off.

Working on opposite side of starting ch for the bodice,

Row 1: Join with sc and work sc in each ch across, turn. (30)

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in each sc across, turn. (30)

Row 3: Ch 2, (dc in the first 5 sts, 2 dc in the next st) 2 times, dc in the next 6 sts, (2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 5 sts) 2 times, turn. (34)

Row 4: Repeat Row 2. (34)

Row 5: Ch 2, dc in the next 10 sts, 2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 12 sts, 2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 10 sts, turn. (36)

Row 6: Repeat Row 2. (36)

Row 7: Ch 2, dc in the next 12 sts, sk next st, 3 dc in the next 3 sts, sk next st, sc in the next 2 sts, sk next st, 3 dc in the next 3 sts, sk next st, dc in the last 12 sts, turn.

Row 8: Ch 2, dc in the first 20 sts, sk next st, sc2tog, sk next st, dc in the last 20 sts, turn.

Optional Row 9 Border: Sl st in first st, (ch 3, sl st in next st) across.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Side view of the high low dress.
Side view of the high low dress. | Source

If you find the dress to be too monotone, you can add a ribbon or some trim to break the color. Here is what my finished product looks like:

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    • marissa lopez profile image

      marissa lopez 3 months ago

      very pretty, thanks:)

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      Priyanka Estambale 4 years ago from United States

      Pretty Pattern! :)