My favorite hobby is crocheting doll clothes. Using what I've learned from reading existing patterns, I create my own designs for Barbie.
Crochet a Chevron-Patterned Dress for Barbie (With a Twist!)
While playing around with the chevron pattern from my Barbie Strapless Chevron Dress article, I wanted to try something a little bit different by adding a twist to each chevron and making the dress fuller. I did not know what to call this stitch pattern, so I just named it "twisted chevron." The skirt uses the same technique as the classic 10-point hot pad, while the top is just a basic scoop neck from my Barbie Simple Sheath Dress pattern.
This article provides a free crochet pattern for a Barbie twisted chevron dress. For more information on the different body types of Barbie, please visit Crochet Clothes for Your Barbie Doll.
- Size No. 1 Crochet Steel Hook
- Size No. 10 Crochet Cotton Thread in MC, CC1, CC2
- 2 Small Snaps
- Tapestry Needle
Abbreviations Used in American Terms
- Ch: chain
- St(s): stitch(es)
- Sl st: slip stitch
- Sk: skip
- MC: main color
- CC: contrast color
- Sc: single crochet
- Sc2tog: sc the next 2 sc together
Here is how to do my "twisted chevron" stitch, starting from the waist up.
Row 1: Using MC, ch 35, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (34)
Rows 2–16: Repeat Rows 27 - 41 of Barbie Simple Sheath Dress. Fasten off.
Attach thread on the opposite side of the working ch,
Row 17: Using CC1, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (34)
Row 18: Sl st in the first sc, (ch 23, sk 1 sc, sl st in the next sc) across, sk the last sc, turn. (17 points)
Row 19: Ch 1, (sc in the next 11 ch, 3 sc in the next ch, sc in the next 11 ch) for each point, turn. (425)
Row 20: Ch 1, (sc in the next 12 sc, 3 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 12 sc) for each point, turn. Fasten off. (459)
Row 21: Attach thread using MC, ch 1, (sc in the next 13 sc, 3 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 13 sc) for each point, turn. (493)
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Row 22: Ch 1, (sc in the next 14 sc, 3 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 14 sc) for each point, turn. Fasten off. (527)
At this point, you want to twist each point and sc along the edges of each point to make the ends lay flat.
Round 23: Overlap the points from each end, twist them together, attach thread using CC1, (sc in 6 sc from the middle sc, 3 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 6 sc) for each point, making sure to twist the next point before doing the sts on the point, join with sl st in the first sc, turn. (304)
Below are some photos on how to do Round 23:
Round 24: Ch 1, (sk 1 sc, sc in the next 13 sc, sk 1 sc) around, join, turn. Change color to CC2.(208)
Round 25: Ch 1, (sk 1 sc, sc in the next 5 sc, 3 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 5 sc, sk 1 sc) around, join, turn. (208)
Round 26: Ch 1, (sk 1 sc, sc in the next 11 sc, sk 1 sc) around, join, turn. Change color to MC. (176)
Round 27: Ch 1, (sk 1 sc, sc in the next 4 sc, 3 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 4 sc, sk 1 sc) around, join, turn. (176)
Round 28: Repeat Round 27. Change color to CC2. (176)
Rounds 29–30: Repeat Round 27. (176)
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Sew on 2 snaps at the back to close.
dezalyx (author) from Philippines on December 10, 2019:
As stated in the pattern, the top is from another pattern of mine: Barbie Simple Sheath Dress. Simply click the link there to get to the pattern for the top.
Britt evarts on December 09, 2019:
I think I missed the part where you add the shoulder straps where is it?
Shadrack2 on March 01, 2016:
Quite informative. Such a great piece. Keep more coming.