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Barbie Bikini (Free Crochet Pattern)

Updated on May 10, 2015
Barbie's two-piece swimsuit
Barbie's two-piece swimsuit | Source

Whenever I work with someone else's patterns, I find myself changing pieces of the design if I cannot make it fit my doll. As I was going through the book, Leisured Arts #437, Crocheted Fashion Doll Clothes, Book 2, I made my own bikini bottoms to match the bikini top in the pattern. I have since made my the top in this pattern to match it.

This hub is a free crochet pattern for a Barbie Bikini. While I have specifically fitted this to the Barbie Basics doll (or Model Muse), it is versatile enough to fit any other Barbie you may have in your possession. For more on body type differences, please visit Crocheting Clothes for Your Barbie Doll.

Materials and Gauge

Pattern

Top:

Triangle (Make 2):

Row 1: With MC, ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (6)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the remaining sc across, turn. (5)

Row 3-6: Repeat Row 2 until there is only 1 sc2tog remaining on top.

Fasten off.

Border:

Now, we need to work on the border. Because I am a lefty, I worked the border in a clockwise manner.

Beginning at the bottom of the two triangles,

Side 1: With CC, ch 25, sc in the bottom part of one triangle (6), ch 1, sc in the bottom part of the second triangle (6), ch 25, turn.

Side 2: Ch 1, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across until you reach the triangle, sc on the edge of the triangle until you reach the top, ch 25, turn.

Side 3: Ch 1, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across until you reach the top of the triangle, sc on the edge of the first triangle until you reach the bottom, sc in the ch located at the middle of the triangles, sc on the edge of the second triangle up until you reach the top of the second triangle, ch 25, turn.

Side 4: Ch 1, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across until you reach the top of the triangle, sc on the edge of the triangle until you reach the bottom, sc in each ch of the first ch tie you made.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

For a clearer instruction on how to make the border, here are several photos to help you:

Starting from the right triangle, I started with the chains going to the left.
Starting from the right triangle, I started with the chains going to the left. | Source
This is the second side of the border. It goes up one side of the triangle up to one tie for the neck.
This is the second side of the border. It goes up one side of the triangle up to one tie for the neck. | Source
The third side is like a letter U going down from one necktie, down and up the 2 triangles, and up the second neck tie. The last side just goes down the tie and continues on to the first tie you made.
The third side is like a letter U going down from one necktie, down and up the 2 triangles, and up the second neck tie. The last side just goes down the tie and continues on to the first tie you made. | Source

Bottom:

Starting at the front of the panties:

Row 1: Ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (10)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (10)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in the first sc, sc2tog, sc in each sc across to the last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in the last sc, turn. (8)

Row 4-7: Repeat Row 2-3 until the stitch count is 4.

Row 8-12: Repeat Row 2. (4)

Row 13: Ch 1, sc in the first sc, work 2 sc in the next 2 sc, sc in the last sc, turn. (6)

Row 14: Repeat Row 2. (6)

Row 15: Ch 1, sc in the first sc, work 2 sc in the next sc, sc in each sc across until the last 2 sc, work 2 sc in the next sc, sc in the last sc, turn. (8)

Row 16-19: Repeat Row 14-15 until the stitch count reaches 12.

Row 20: Repeat Row 2. (12)

Fasten off.

Border:

Worked in the same manner as the top, I began the border at the front of the panties and worked clockwise again until I reached the first ch tie made. I did not take pictures, though, as I felt it would be redundant as it is just the same technique.

Side 1: Ch 25, sc in each st across the front of the panties, ch 25, turn.

Side 2: Ch 1, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across the side of the panties until you reach the other end, ch 25, turn.

Side 3: Ch 1, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each st across the back of the panties, ch 25, turn.

Side 4: Ch 1, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across the other side of the panties until you reach the other end, sc in each ch of the first ch tie.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

This bikini is held up with 4 ties, 2 for each piece. No snaps required!
This bikini is held up with 4 ties, 2 for each piece. No snaps required! | Source

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      Priyanka Estambale 4 years ago from United States

      Pretty Barbie.... Pretty Pattern!!!

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      Mark 4 years ago from Ohio

      You should just sell them ! I know my 7 yr old daughter would be interested ! Great article

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      Laura G 3 years ago

      Thank you so much for posting this very cute pattern. I found it very easy to follow, and it turned out adorable. Thanks again!

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      Jessica 23 months ago

      Thank you for the pattern - it's great! One thing though, I believe the first row of the bottoms should read: Ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn. That one confused me for a few minutes before I figured it out. Otherwise, fantastic pattern!

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      dezalyx 22 months ago from Philippines

      Thanks for the correction, Jessica! I probably forgot to edit that part as I was transcribing my hand-written notes since that is how I refer to it most of the time.

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      Camilla 6 months ago

      Thank you so much for posting your pattern. I was able to follow it easily and the bathing suit for my Grandaughter's Barbie turned out adoreable!

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      Marie 3 months ago

      Thks so much for sharing!

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