Designing crochet patterns is one of my favorite things to do. I love sharing patterns from other designers from around the web as well.
Here are a few free Barbie crochet patterns that you can make for your child's dolls.
Included in this post is a ruffled scarf and a dress pattern for Barbie, along with a roundup of patterns from around the web.
Many of them are quick and easy to make, making them great for last-minute gifts and stocking stuffers. Some of them might also be easy enough for you to teach your daughter to make them herself!
Barbie doll patterns don't require much yarn, thus allowing you to clean up your yarn stash while making something your daughters will thank you for.
My favorite yarn to use is a thread, or a DK weight because they allow for more details without adding too much bulk. With that said, I've found several patterns that also look great in a thicker yarn.
More Barbie Doll Patterns can be found at Crochet Pattern Bonanza.
Ruffled Crochet Barbie Scarf Pattern
First up, I'd like to share this pretty ruffled scarf for Barbie. You can work this up in a #2 or #3 yarn. I used a light #3 with a 3.5mm crochet hook.
- Ch - Chain
- Hdc - Half Double Crochet
- Sc - Single Crochet
- St/Sts - Stitch/Stitches
Row 1: Working into back bumps (see images below), sc into 2nd ch from the hook and into each ch across. Turn. [49 sts]
Row 2: Ch 1, 4 hdc into first st and into each st across. Turn. [196 sts]
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc into first stitch and into each stitch across. Fasten Off. [392 sts]
The Back Bumps
The first image below shows the front of the chains. This is the side that faces you as you make your chains. The front of the chains resemble small v's.
The second image shows the back bumps behind the v's. When you crochet into the back bumps, simply turn your chains so that you can insert your hook into that back bump leaving the little v's along the bottom edge. This way you get a nice clean edge along the bottom.
Easy Barbie Dress Pattern
This crochet Barbie dress pattern works up super easy. It might actually be suitable for you to teach your child how to crochet. It is worked in a straight pattern until you get to the skirt on the bottom, where you then do a basic increase. Your child might need a bit of help at the skirt area, but the top will be easy to learn.
I used a light #3 yarn and a 3.5mm crochet hook. You can choose any yarn and hook size that you like, however. There is no stitch multiple for this pattern, so you can basically start with any number of chains to fit around her bust area. You want it snug, but not too snug that you can't slide it on.
- Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
- Sc = Single Crochet
- Sl St = Slip Stitch
- Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
- St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Ch 20, or any number of chains needed to fit snug around Barbie's bust. Join with sl st in first ch being careful not to twist the chs.
Rnd 1: Working into back bumps (see images above), sc in same ch as join and into each ch around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnds 2-16: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with a sl st in first sc.
Rnd 17: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1) in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. [20 sts and 20 ch-1 sps]
Rnds 18-24: Skipping all chs, ch 1, (sc, ch 1) in same st as join and into each sc st around; join with sl st in first sc. [20 sts and 20 ch-1 sps]
Note: You can make the skirt as long or as short as you want.
In this roundup I'd like to share a few crochet patterns for Ken and Barbie. There's something here for every style and for every season! We even have a few patterns that are suitable for Ken!:
Ken and Barbie Crochet Patterns
1.) Hooded Jacket for Ken and Barbie by CrochetNCrafts - This is the perfect winter accessory for Ken and Barbie. However, children will enjoy dressing up their dolls in these jackets throughout the year.
2.) Wedding Headpieces by Rebeckah's Treasures - This page has several patterns for crowns and tiaras. If you search the site, you'll also find many other free barbie doll patterns.
3.) Crochet Fashion Doll Off the Shoulder Dress by Be A Crafter - If you're looking for something dressy to dress Barbie up for the weekend, then look no further than this one.
4.) Pink Lacy Summer Dress by Creative Crochet Workshop - This dress also includes a stylish summer hat to go with the dress. It's a simple pattern with an elegant design that is sure to be appreciated.
5.) Fashion Doll High Booberry Pie Hat by Trifles N Treasures - This hat looks like the perfect size to tame a head full of hear. It's stylish and elegant and will go with so many outfits.
6.) Barbie Witch Hat by Stitch11 - Although perfect for Halloween, this is also great for any child's play throughout the year. It is worked up in a worsted weight yarn, so it works up quick and is perfect for the smallest amounts of yarn scraps.
7.) Vest for Ken by CrochetNCrafts - This is another pattern for Ken. The vest works up quick and easy and is done in a worsted weight yarn.
8.) Crochet Fashion Doll Sundress by Be A Crafter - This dress is perfect for the summer. It features a pretty halter, and you have the option to crochet this as long or as short as you like.
9.) Crochet Barbie Top by Rebeckah's Treasures - If you love textures, then this barbie top is for you and your daughter.
10.) Elana Dress by Jennifer Gregory - This long dress with a few ruffled edges will make this a favorite for your child's doll.
11.) Tunisian Block Scarf by Crochet Spot - This quick and easy scarf pattern is worked up in Tunisian Crochet. It's a great way to learn the technique.
12.) Barbie Baby Doll Top by My Recycled Bags - This Barbie top looks like it would work up quick and easy. And by looking at it, it looks like it would be easy to add additional rows and turn it into a Barbie dress. That's where you the crocheter are the artist and have the freedom to choose what you want to do.
13.) Barbie Ballet Flats by Dezalyx - This pattern is designed by Dezalyx here on Hubpages. She has designed quite a few patterns for Barbie including beach-wear, accessories and some beautiful dresses.
14.) Cozy Doll Blanket by Don't Be Such A Square - This blanket is beginner-friendly, which means it might be something that you could teach your child as one of their first crochet projects.
15.) Fashion Doll Gown with Cape by Cute Crochet Chat - This doll dress has a beautiful flare to it. It's also shown in two colors - a red and white - which makes this ideal for Christmas. However, choose your favorite colors to make this for any other season as well.
16.) Barbie Dress with Handbag by My Recycled Bags - Here is another dress, which flares out at the bottom. I think it's really cute. This pattern also comes with a matching handbag.
17.) Barbie Gown by Abigail's Crochet World - This is an elegant dress or gown for Barbie. It fits snug at the top then goes into a beautiful flare at the bottom.
18.) Barbie Simple Strapless Bodycon Dress by Dezalyx - This is a beautiful Barbie dress. It is nicely textured with some beautiful details at the top.
19.) Bev's Barbie Doll Accessories by Bev's Country Cottage - Does Barbie get cold too? Who knows, but why not crochet her up some winter accessories just in case. This set comes with a hat and scarf as well as an afghan pattern.
20.) Cape for Barbie by Donna's Crochet Designs - This pattern is for the cape only. However, a dress pattern is also available at the site for free.
21.) Sock Barbie Dress by Bigu Handmade - This is not only a clever idea, but it is probably the quickest dress you'll ever make for Barbie. The pattern basically shows how to take an old sock and turn it into a Barbie dress. It's a great way to reuse to reduce waste.
22.)Star Trek Ken by Bev's Country Cottage - Star Trek was never my show to watch, but I do remember getting glimpses of the characters as I passed by the television set. And I must say, this pattern is done precisely the way I remembered the Star Trek outfits to look like.
23.)Barbie Doll Beanie by Crochet Spot - You only need a small amount of super fine yarn to whip this up. It's modern style is sure to be appreciated by your daughters.
So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed this roundup for free barbie doll crochet patterns.