Barbie One-Shoulder Day Dress (Free Crochet Pattern)

Updated on January 19, 2018
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My favorite hobby is crocheting doll clothes. Using what I've learned from reading existing patterns, I create my own designs for Barbie.

Barbie One-Shoulder Day Dress
Barbie One-Shoulder Day Dress | Source

One of the things in crochet that sparks my interest is draping. Because I usually work with crochet cotton thread, it is difficult to achieve a fabric that flows the way I want it to. This is my first attempt at draping to achieve a one-shoulder silhouette on Barbie.

This article is a free crochet pattern for a Barbie One-Shoulder Day Dress. It is made to fit Barbie Basics (or Model Muse) doll. For more information on the different body types of Barbie, please visit Crocheting for Your Barbie Doll.

This pattern is done in one piece and does not have any seams. Much like most crocheters, I hate sewing, so I try to make pieces that do not require you to sew anything except for the snaps.

Materials and Gauge

  • Size No. 1 Crochet Steel Hook;
  • Size 10 Crochet Cotton Thread;
  • 1 Small Snap;
  • Scissors;
  • Tapestry Needle;
  • Sewing Needle and Thread;
  • 10 sc = 1", 11 sc rows = 1".

Top goes from Barbie's left shoulder to the right.
Top goes from Barbie's left shoulder to the right. | Source

Pattern

Note: I am a left-hand crocheter so while the top of my dress goes from left shoulder to the right, a right-hand crocheter will have a top that goes from the right shoulder to the left.

Working from the top:

Row 1: Ch 37, dc in the 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (35)

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in the first 11 dc, work 2 dc in the next 4 dc, dc in the next 6 dc, work 2 dc in the next dc, dc in the last 13 dc, turn. (40)

Row 3: Ch 2, dc in each dc across, turn. (40)

Row 4: Ch 2, dc in the first 27 dc, work 2 dc in the next 2 dc, dc in the last 11 dc, turn. (42)

Row 5: Repeat Row 3. (42)

From this point, start working in the round:

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in the first 16 dc, dc in the next 11 dc, ch 2, sk 6 dc (forming the armhole), sc in the last 9 dc, join w/ sl st in the first sc, turn. (25 sc, 11 dc, 2 ch)

Round 7: Ch 1, sc in the first 4 sts, dc in the next 4 sts, dc2tog 2 times, dc in the next 8 sts, sc in the last 17 sts, join, turn. (21 sc, 14 dc)

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in the first 6 sts, sc2tog 2 times, sc in the next 10 sts, dc in the next 5 sts, dc2tog 2 times, dc in the next 2 sts, sc in the last 5 sts, join, turn. (23 sc, 9 dc)

Round 9: Ch 1, sc in the first 2 sts, dc in the next 4 sts, dc2tog 2 times, dc in the next 8 sts, sc in the next 5 sts, sc2tog 2 times, sc in the last 5 sts, join, turn. (14 sc, 14 dc)

Round 10: Ch 1, sc in the first 18 sts, dc in the next 2 sts, dc2tog, dc in the next 2 sts, sc in the last 4 sts, join, turn. (22 sc, 5 dc)

Round 11: Ch 2, dc in the first 8 sts, sc in the next 19 sts, join, turn. (19 sc, 8 dc)

Starting on the skirt:

Round 1: Ch 2, work 2 dc in each st around, join, turn. (54)

Round 2: Ch 2, dc in each dc around, join, turn. (54)

Round 3: Ch 2, (work 2 dc in the next dc, dc in the next dc) repeat around, join, turn. (81)

Round 4-12: Repeat Round 2. (81)

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Sew in the snap at the back of Row 2 of top.

Back view of top.
Back view of top. | Source

Questions & Answers

  • Are your patterns printable ?

    If you're looking for PDF files, unfortunately, no. Unless it's a paid pattern from my Ravelry store, all of my patterns are in HTML. You can print the web page if you really want a printed copy of the pattern.

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      PatBlack 

      3 weeks ago

      great.....mines was a little big. thinner yarn. thank you

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      dezalyx 

      9 months ago from Philippines

      Hi, Christina.

      If you're using the same Barbie body type as mine, you should try using a thicker yarn or a larger hook.

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      Christina 

      9 months ago

      I am using #2 yarn and 2.5 hook. Looks good but the strapless sides budgles out and doesn't connect in the back like yours.

    • dezalyx profile imageAUTHOR

      dezalyx 

      3 years ago from Philippines

      Hi, Jo. Unless otherwise indicated, the joining is usually done with a sl st in the first sc. I have edited the pattern to reflect this clarification.

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      Jo 

      3 years ago

      I am making the Barbie dress called ONE SHOULDER DY DRESS in the pattern ( row 6) it says join but not where to join what stich do I join in??? Please send email to joreememee@yahoo.com

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      Gramidoll 

      5 years ago

      luv all your patterns for B. very user friendly!

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