Barbie Bikini Drawstring Bag (Free Crochet Pattern)

Updated on January 30, 2018
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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.

Barbie Bikini Drawstring Bag
Barbie Bikini Drawstring Bag | Source

How to Crochet a Drawstring Bag for Barbie

I wanted to make something that could carry the Barbie Bikini I crocheted, and I thought it would be a good idea if Barbie could also carry it around with her to the beach or pool. The bag has a drawstring to make sure nothing falls out of the bag when you store it.

Materials and Gauge

  • No. 1 Steel Hook
  • Size No. 10 Crochet Cotton Thread
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • 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
  • Shell - 5 dc in the indicated stitch

Drawstring Bag Pattern

Body:

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:

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Step 1: Sk 1 st and dc in the next st.Step 2: See the skipped stitch from doing the first step? This is where you will do the next dc.The stitches should now look like X's.
Step 1: Sk 1 st and dc in the next st.
Step 1: Sk 1 st and dc in the next st. | Source
Step 2: See the skipped stitch from doing the first step? This is where you will do the next dc.
Step 2: See the skipped stitch from doing the first step? This is where you will do the next dc. | Source
The stitches should now look like X's.
The stitches should now look like X's. | Source

The Rest of the Bag

Ties:

I made a twisted tie to fasten this bag, but you can also make a chain if you prefer that kind of look. Weave the tie into Round 10 and trim off the ends.

Strap:

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.

Source

How to Pack Barbie's Bikini in the Bag

I fold the top and bottom, respectively, and tie opposing ties to look like the photo above. This minimizes the space the bikini takes up, and it can now fit inside the drawstring bag perfectly. Enjoy making this for your doll, and have fun playing on the beach!

Questions & Answers

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        Kathy 4 years ago from California

        What a great idea. I just started crocheting again and I love a new pattern. They are fun to share too. I will give this a try as time allows. Good job!

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        Xeng 4 years ago from Philippines

        Wow! Like Kathryn, I don't crochet as well but seeing your works inspired me to learn. I still have my Barbies at home. I might try following one of your awesome crochet patterns. Especially this crochet drawstring bag. I might even make one for myself (if I find the time). Thanks so much. Voted up! :D

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        Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

        I don't crochet, but I checked this out because it is a really cool idea! Thanks for sharing this with us. Voted up, and I am sharing this (in case any of my followers are crochet-ers)!

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