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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; and
  • 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; and
  • Dc - double crochet.

V-stitches:

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

Shell stitches:

  • Shell-1 - (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the indicated st; and
  • 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 3 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 1 small snap to the top of the skirt to close.

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