Barbie V-Neck Bubble Dress (Free Crochet Pattern)

Updated on September 21, 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 V-Neck Bubble Dress
Barbie V-Neck Bubble Dress | Source

Make a V-Neck Bubble Dress for Barbie!

I got my inspiration from a photo I saw on Pinterest of a crocheted bubble dress for Barbie. While the technique is not really new for me, I realized I have not actually used it to make a skirt. I have used it before while making the sleeves for the top in Pullip Fun in the Sun, but not in a bigger scale like this. I used a navy blue thread for this project, and I have to say, it was really close to black as it was very difficult to see the stitches. Hence, I added the white while making the top to make life easier for me, and ended up with this look. Choosing to introduce a new color gave the top a faux collar look, while still remaining modern by being backless.

The dress was made specifically for Barbie "Made to Move" dolls. For more information on the different body types of Barbie, please visit Crochet Clothes For Your Barbie Doll.

Materials and Gauge

  • Size No. 10 Crochet Cotton Thread in Blue (B) and White (W);
  • Size No. 7 Crochet Steel Hook;
  • 1 Small Snap;
  • Tapestry Needle;
  • Scissors;
  • Sewing Needle and Thread; and
  • Gauge: 12 sc = 1 inch, 12 sc rows = 1 inch.

Crochet Thread Cotton Yarn Threads Balls 90 Balls Popular Rainbow Colors of Size 8 Le paon 95 Yards Balls 8550 Yards 100% Long Staple Cotton Mercerized Cotton
Crochet Thread Cotton Yarn Threads Balls 90 Balls Popular Rainbow Colors of Size 8 Le paon 95 Yards Balls 8550 Yards 100% Long Staple Cotton Mercerized Cotton

I used this kind of thread for this project, which was thinner than what I usually use, even though it says 8 on the label.

 

Abbreviations Used in American Terms

  • Ch - chain;
  • St(s) - stitch(es);
  • Sl st - slip stitch;
  • RS - right side;
  • Sc - single crochet;
  • Sc2tog - sc the next 2 sts together; and
  • Inc - work 2 sc in the next st.

Barbie V-Neck Bubble Dress Pattern

Barbie V-neck bubble dress.
Barbie V-neck bubble dress. | Source

Skirt

Starting from the waist down,

Row 1: With B, ch 41, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (40)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the first 7 sc, inc, sc in the next 7 sc, inc, sc in the next 8 sc, (inc, sc in the next 7 sc) 2 times, turn. (44)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in the first 8 sc, (inc, sc in the next 8 sc) 4 times, turn. (48)

Row 4: Ch 1, inc in each sc across, do not turn. (96)

Note: From here until indicated otherwise, we will be working in a spiral to avoid having a large seam down the middle.

Row 5: Sc in the first sc to join the 2 ends together, sc in each remaining sc around, do not turn. (96)

Row 6: Sc in each sc around, do not turn. (96)

Rows 7 - 30: Repeat Row 6. (96)

Note: You can continue adding Rows if you want to have a longer skirt.

Row 31: Ch 1, sc2tog around, sl st in the first sc to join, do not turn. (48)

Row 32: Ch 1, sc in the first 5 sc, sc2tog, (sc in the next 5 sc, sc2tog) 3 times, join, do not turn. (44)

Row 33: Ch 1, sc in the first 9 sc, sc2tog, (sc in the next 9 sc, sc2tog) 3 times, join, do not turn. (40)

Row 34: Ch 1, sc in the first 4 sc, sc2tog, (sc in the next 8 sc, sc2tog, sc in the next 4 sc) 3 times, join. (36)

Fasten off.

Top

Working from the waist up,

Row 1: With W, attach thread in the opposite side of the working ch, sc in each ch across, turn. (40)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next 36 sc, sc2tog, turn. (38)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next 34 sc, sc2tog, turn. (36)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next 32 sc, sc2tog, turn. (34)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next 30 sc, sc2tog, turn. (32)

Row 6: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next 28 sc, sc2tog, turn. (30)

Row 7: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next 26 sc, sc2tog, turn. (28)

Row 8: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next 24 sc, sc2tog, turn. (26)

Row 9: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next 22 sc, sc2tog, turn. (24)

Row 10: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next 20 sc, sc2tog, turn. (22)

Row 11: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next 18 sc, sc2tog, turn. (20)

Row 12: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next 16 sc, sc2tog, turn. (18)

Row 13: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next 14 sc, sc2tog, turn. (16)

Row 14: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next 12 sc, sc2tog, turn. (14)

Row 15: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next 10 sc, sc2tog, turn. (12)

Row 16: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next 8 sc, sc2tog, turn. (10)

Row 17: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next 6 sc, sc2tog, turn. (8)

Row 18: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next 4 sc, sc2tog, turn. (6)

Row 19: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next 2 sc, sc2tog, turn. (4)

Row 20: Ch 1, sc2tog 2 times, turn. (2)

Row 21: Ch 1, sc2tog. (1)

Fasten off.

Back view of Barbie V-neck bubble dress.
Back view of Barbie V-neck bubble dress. | Source

Top Edging

With W, attach thread to the edge of Row 1 of Top with RS facing, work 21 sc on each side of the triangle to smooth out the edges. Fasten off. (42)

Side with Armhole

First Side:

With RS facing,

Row 1: With B, attach thread to the 13th sc of the Top Edging, ch 1, sc in the same sc, sc in the next 8 sc, turn. (9)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (9)

Rows 3 - 10: Repeat Row 2. (9)

Row 11: Ch 13, sl st in the first sc of Row 10, sl st in the edge of Row 9, turn.

Row 12: Sc in each ch across, sl st in the edge of Row 9. (13)

Fasten off.

Second Side:

Row 1: With B, attach thread to the next free sc in of the Top Edging, ch 1, sc in the same sc, sc in the next 8 sc, turn. (9)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (9)

Rows 3 - 10: Repeat Row 2. (9)

Row 11: Ch 13, sl st in the first sc of Row 10, sl st in the edge of Row 9, turn.

Row 12: Sc in each ch across, sl st in the edge of Row 9. (13)

Fasten off.

Final Edging

With W, attach thread to one end of the Top Edging with RS facing, work sc evenly up the sides of the Top going up to the first strap, down the middle of the Top, up the other strap, down to the opposite end of the Top Edging, making sure to work sc2tog's each time you reach a corner (you have 3 corners).

Fasten off.

Sew on 1 small snap at the top of the Skirt using your sewing thread and needle to close the Skirt.

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