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Curvy Barbie Peplum Top and Skirt (Free Crochet Pattern)

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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.

Curvy Barbie peplum top and skirt

Curvy Barbie peplum top and skirt

Make a Peplum Top and Skirt for Curvy Barbie!

Having had to go dress shopping for a wedding this year, I noticed that there are more and more lace dresses in stores that look suitable for a formal occasion. While chiffon was popular a few years ago, it seems that lace is now the new "in" thing to wear. I decided to make this peplum top and skirt for Curvy Barbie in a lacy pattern to give it a modern look.

These crocheted items are designed to fit a Curvy Barbie doll, which was released in 2016. For more information on the different body types of Barbie, please visit Crochet Clothes For Your Barbie Doll.

Materials

  • Size no. 3 crochet steel hook
  • Size no. 10 crochet cotton thread
  • 4 small snaps
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle and thread

Abbreviations Used in American Terms

  • Ch - chain
  • St(s) - stitch(es)
  • Sk - skip
  • Sl st - slip stitch
  • Ch-sp(s) - chain space(s)
  • Sc - single crochet
  • Dc - double crochet

V-stitches:

  • V-1 - (dc, ch 1, dc) in the indicated st
  • V-3 - (dc, ch 3, dc) in the indicated st

Shell stitches:

  • Shell-1 - (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the indicated st
  • Shell-3 - (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the indicated st
Curvy Barbie peplum top and skirt

Curvy Barbie peplum top and skirt

Curvy Peplum Top

Starting from the top:

Row 1: Ch 24, sc in the 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, sk the next ch, V-1 in the next ch, (ch 1, sk the next ch, sc in the next ch, ch 1, sk the next ch, V-1 in the next ch) across, turn. (6 sc, 6 V-1 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2, sc in the first V-st, ch 1, V-1 in the next sc, (ch 1, sc in the next V-st, ch 1, V-1 in the next sc) across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, sc in the first V-st, ch 1, V-3 in the next sc, (ch 1, sc in the next V-st, ch 1, V-3 in the next sc) across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, sc in the first V-st, ch 2, V-3 in the next sc, (ch 2, sc in the next V-st, ch 2, V-3 in the next sc) across, turn.

Row 5: Ch 2, sc in the first V-st, ch 3, V-3 in the next sc, (ch 3, sc in the next V-st, ch 3, V-3 in the next sc) across, turn.

Row 6: Ch 2, (sc, ch 3, sc) in the first V-st, ch 3, shell-1 in the next sc, [ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in the next V-st, ch 3, shell-1 in the next sc] across, turn.

Row 7: Ch 3, shell-3 in the next shell, ch 3, sc in the next ch-sp, ch 3, V-1 in the next ch-sp, (ch 3, sc in the next ch-sp, ch 3, shell-3 in the next shell, ch 3, sc in the next ch-sp, ch 3, V-1 in the next ch-sp) across, turn. (22 ch-3 sps, 11 sc, 6 shell-3, 6 V-1 sts)

Row 8: Ch 2, sc in the next V-st, ch 3, V-1 in the next sc, ch 3, 3 sc in the next shell, (ch 3, V-1 in the next sc, ch 3, sc in the next V-st, ch 3, V-1 in the next sc, ch 3, 3 sc in the next shell) across to the last dc, ch 2, sc in the top of the ch-3, turn. (25 sc, 22 ch-3 sps, 11 V-1 sts)

Row 9: Ch 3, shell-1 in the center sc of the next 3-sc group, ch 3, sc in the next V-st, ch 3, shell-1 in the next sc, (ch 3, sc in the next V-st, ch 3, shell-1 in the center sc of the next 3-sc group, ch 3, sc in the next V-st, ch 3, shell-1 in the next sc) across, turn. (22 ch-3 sps, 12 shell-1, 11 sc)

Row 10: Ch 2, sc in the next shell, ch 3, shell-1 in the next sc, ch 3, sc in the next shell, to form first armhole, ch 3, sk the next 3 sc and next 3 shells, shell-1 in the next sc, (ch 3, sc in the next shell, ch 3, shell-1 in the next sc) 2 times, to form second armhole, ch 3, sk the next 3 shells and next 3 sc, sc in the next shell, ch 3, shell-1 in the next sc, ch 3, sc in the next shell, ch 3, dc in the top of the ch-3, turn. (11 ch-3 sps, 6 sc, 5 shell-1, 1 dc)

Row 11: Ch 1, sc in the first st, (ch 2, V-1 in the next sc, ch 2, sc in the next shell) 5 times, ch 2, V-1 in the next sc, dc in the top of the ch-2, turn. (11 ch-2 sps, 6 sc, 6 V-1 sts, 1 dc)

Row 12: Ch 1, sc in the first st, (ch 2, sc in the next V-st, ch 2, V-1 in the next sc) across, turn.

Row 13: Ch 2, (sc in the next V-st, ch 2, V-1 st in the next sc, ch 2) 6 times, dc in the last sc, turn.

Now working on the peplum:

Row 14: Ch 2, sc in the next V-st, ch 1, V-1 in the next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in the next sc, ch 1, V-1 in the next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in the next V-st, ch 1, V-1 in the next sc, ch 1, sc in the next V-st, ch 1, V-1 in the next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in the next sc, ch 1, V-1 in the next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in the next V-st, ch 1, (V-1 in the next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in the next sc, ch 1, V-1 in the next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in the next V-st, ch 1) 2 times, V-1 st in the next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in the next sc, ch 1, V-1 in the last ch-2 sp, join with sl st in the first sc, turn. (11 V-1 sts, 11 sc)

Row 15: Ch 2, sc in the next V-st, ch 1, V-3 in the next sc, (ch 1, sc in the next V-st, ch 1, V-3 in the next sc) around, ch 1, join with sl st in the first sc, turn.

Row 16: Ch 2, sc in the next V-st, ch 2, V-3 in the next sc, (ch 2, sc in the next V-st, ch 2, V-3 in the next sc) around, ch 2, join with sl st in the first sc, turn.

Row 17: Repeat Row 16.

Row 18: Ch 2, sc in the next V-st, ch 3, V-3 in the next sc, (ch 3, sc in the next V-st, ch 3, V-3 in the next sc) around, ch 3, join with sl st in the first sc.

Fasten off. Weave in all ends. Sew three small snaps across the back to close.

Curvy Barbie peplum top and skirt

Curvy Barbie peplum top and skirt

Curvy Barbie Skirt

Starting from the waist down:

Row 1: Ch 40, sc in the 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, sk 1 ch, V-1 in the next ch, (ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in the next ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, V-1 in the next ch) across, turn. (10 sc, 10 V-1 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2, sc in the first V-st, ch 1, V-3 in the next sc, (ch 1, sc in the next V-st, ch 1, V-3 in the next sc) across, join with sl st in the ch-1 before the 2nd sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, working through both thicknesses, sc in the first and last V-st, ch 1, V-1 in the next sc, (ch 1, sc in the next V-st, ch 1, V-1 in the next sc) around, ch 1, join with sl st in the first sc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, sc in the first V-st, ch 1, V-1 in the next sc, (ch 1, sc in the next V-st, ch 1, V-1 in the next sc) around, ch 1, join with sl st in the first sc, turn.

Rows 5 - 14: Repeat Row 4.

Row 15: Ch 2, sc in the first V-st, V-1 in the next sc, (sc in the next V-st, V-1 in the next sc) around, join with sl st in the first sc, turn.

Rows 16 - 18: Repeat Row 15.

Fasten off. Weave in all ends. Sew one small snap to the top of the skirt to close.