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Pullip Basic Leotard (Free Crochet Pattern)

Updated on July 27, 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.

Pullip Basic Leotard
Pullip Basic Leotard | Source
Barbie in the Pink Shoes
Barbie in the Pink Shoes

A 2013 Barbie ballerina movie

 

While watching Barbie and the Pink Shoes the other day, I was inspired to make this leotard for Pullip to wear for ballet lessons. Having thought of this idea before (in Barbie Strapless Bodysuit), I wanted to try constructing it a different way to improve on the design.

This hub is a free crochet pattern for a Pullip Basic Leotard. I made it specifically for the Type 4 body that newer Pullip dolls come with. For more information on the different body types of Pullip, please visit Facts About Pullip Dolls.

Boye Interchangeable Head Crochet Hook Set
Boye Interchangeable Head Crochet Hook Set

Get this set of crochet hooks with replaceable heads to ensure you get the right gauge.

 

Materials and Gauge

  • Size no. 3 steel hook
  • Size no. 10 crochet cotton thread in desired color
  • 2 small snaps
  • Gauge is similar to Pullip Beach Hat

Pullip Basic Leotard with some stock clothes I had on hand
Pullip Basic Leotard with some stock clothes I had on hand | Source

Pattern

Note 1: inc = work 1 sc and 1 dc in the indicated stitch.

Note 2: cup = 2 dc in the next st, 3 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st.

Note 3: sc2tog = sc the next 2 sts together.

Starting from waist going up:

Row 1: Ch 27, sc in the 2nd ch from hook, dc in the next ch, (sc in the next ch, dc in the next ch) across, turn. (26)

Row 2: Ch 1, (sc in the next st, dc in the next st) across, turn. (26)

Row 3: Ch 1, [(sc in the next st, dc in the next st) 4 times, inc] 2 times, (sc in the next st, dc in the next st) 4 times, turn. (28)

Row 4: Repeat Row 2. (28)

Row 5: Ch 1, (sc in the next st, dc in the next st) 4 times, inc, (sc in the next st, dc in the next st) 5 times, inc, (sc in the next st, dc in the next st) 4 times, turn. (30)

Row 6: Repeat Row 2. (30)

Row 7: Ch 1, (sc in the next st, dc in the next st) 5 times, sk 1 st, cup, sc2tog, cup, sk 1, (sc in the next st, dc in the next st) 5 times, turn.

Row 8: Ch 1, (sc in the next st, dc in the next st) 4 times, sc in the next st, sk 1 st, dc in the next 6 sts, sk 1 st, sc in the next st, sk 1 st, dc in the next 6 sts, sk 1 st, dc in the next st, (sc in the next st, dc in the next st) 5 times, turn.

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in the next 4 sts, ch 11, sk 6 sts, sc in the next 5 sts, sk 1 st, sc in the next 5 sts, ch 11, sk 6 sts, sc in the next 4 sts.

Fasten off.

Going back to the opposite side of the initial working chain:

Row 1: Join with sl st on the opposite side of waist, ch 1, (sc in the next st, dc in the next st) 4 times, inc, (sc in the next st, dc in the next st) 4 times, inc, (sc in the next st, dc in the next st) 4 times, turn. (28)

Row 2: Ch 1, (sc in the next st, dc in the next st) across, turn. (28)

Row 3: Ch 1, (sc in the next st, dc in the next st) 4 times, inc, (sc in the next st, dc in the next st) 5 times, inc, (sc in the next st, dc in the next st) 4 times, turn. (30)

Row 4: Repeat Row 2. (30)

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in the first 9 sts, work 2 sc in the next st, sc in the next 10 sts, work 2 sc in the next st, sc in the last 9 sts, join with sl st in the first sc. (32)

Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Sew in 2 snaps at the back.

Note 4: At this point, it is necessary to sew in the snaps for the bodice so the crotch will fit perfectly. When I sewed the snaps for mine, the bodice formed a V-shape (unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures).

Working on the crotch part:

Row 1: Skip the next 12 sc of Round 5, sc in the next 9 sc, turn. (9)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (9)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in the first sc, sc2tog, sc in the next 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in the last sc, turn. (7)

Row 4: Repeat Row 2. (7)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in the first sc, sc2tog, sc in the next sc, sc2tog, sc in the last sc, turn. (5)

Row 6-12: Repeat Row 2. (5)

Row 13: Ch 1, sc in the first sc, work 2 sc in the next sc, sc in the next sc, work 2 sc in the next sc, sc in the last sc, turn. (7)

Row 14-16: Repeat Row 2. (7)

Row 17: Ch 1, sc in the first sc, work 2 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 3 sc, work 2 sc in the next sc, sc in the last sc, turn. (9)

Row 18: Repeat Row 2. (9)

Row 19: Ch 3, tr in the first sc, dc in the next sc, hdc in the next sc, sc in the next sc, sl st in the next sc, sc in the next sc, hdc in the next sc, dc in the next sc, tr in the last dc.

Fasten off and weave in all ends. Sew the crotch to the bodice.

Optional: Edging

Note 5: I like to add this part to make the edges smoother at the legs.

Attach thread in a st of each leg opening and sc around evenly, join with sl st in the first sc.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

How to Style With the Basic Leotard

I originally designed this to become a leotard for ballet. It can also be used as a bodysuit and worn under skirts, shirts, or jackets.

Use a summer color to change the look into swimwear. You can then pair it with the Pullip Beach Hat to complete the look.

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