Barbie Colorblocked Panel Sheath Dress (Free Crochet Pattern)

Updated on November 27, 2017
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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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This is my first attempt at making a colorblocked dress using the base pattern from Barbie Simple Sheath Dress. Since I was aiming for simplicity, I chose to make a band design at the waist with an upside down T above it to add a vertical stripe which will be used in Barbie Colorblock Mod Sheath Dress.

This is a free pattern for a Colorblocked Panel Sheath Dress for Model Muse body types. For more information on the different body types of Barbie, please visit Crocheting for Your Barbie Doll.

How to Carry Colors While Colorblocking

For this pattern, each color change will be followed by an instruction as to whether you fasten off the finished color or carry the thread behind the working row. For a tutorial on how to carry threads to achieve a colorblocked look, please visit Colorblocking Clothes in Crochet.

Materials

  • Size No. 1 Crochet Steel Hook;
  • Size No. 10 Crochet Cotton Thread;
  • 2 Small Snaps;
  • Tapestry Needle;
  • Scissors;
  • Sewing Needle and Thread.

Abbreviations Used in American Terms

  • Ch - chain;
  • St(s) - stitch(es);
  • Sl st - slip stitch;
  • Sk - skip
  • Sc - single crochet; and
  • Sc2tog - sc the next 2 sts together.

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Pattern

Note: The whole dress follows the pattern in Barbie Simple Sheath Dress. Follow this pattern to find out where the color changes were made and whether you need to fasten off the current color or leave it behind the work.

Rnd 1 - Row 25: Use the main color thread (blue) and follow the pattern. Fasten off at the end of the last row.

Rows 26 - 28: Attach a contrast color thread (peach) and follow the pattern. Fasten off at the end of the last row.

Note: For the first contrast color used, it is a good idea to use left over threads for this because it just adds a pop of color to the design. It is a good stash buster for your thread.

Rows 29 - 31: Attach a second contrast color thread (white) and follow the pattern. Fasten off at the end of the last row.

Note: From this point, you need to cut a long length of your main color because you need to work on the two blue panels on each side separately to avoid long threads hanging inside the dress. This also reduces the need to fasten off the main color each time you need to work on the next side.

Row 32: Attach blue and follow the pattern for the first 16 sts. Change color on the 16th st to white and let the blue hang at the back of the working row. Work 4 sc with white, changing color on the 4th st to a different strand of blue. Continue working with the second strand of blue for the last 16 sts. (36)

Note: From this point on, there will always be two threads hanging on the wrong side of the working row waiting for a color change. This does not include the working thread you are holding. Do not fasten off until the last row.

Rows 33 - 40: For these rows, just keep using white on those four middle stitches of each row, while working on the rest of the stitches with blue.

Row 41: Once you finish the first 19 stitches of blue thread, change color on the last stitch to white, and fasten off the blue thread you just used. Work over the tail with the next 3 stitches of white, change color on the 3rd stitch to blue, and fasten off the white thread. Work over the white tail and finish the last 19 stitches with blue. Fasten off.

Weave in all ends. Sew on 2 snaps at the back to close the dress.

Variations

Because the base pattern for this colorblocked panel dress is made up of single crochets, it is easy to experiment with different panel shapes and different colors. Just find one that suits your taste and have fun experimenting.

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