On this page you will find links to many crochet Barbie patterns. Treat
this page as a Directory of Free Instructions to use to create stylish
ensembles for 11 to 11 1/2 inch fashion dolls. If you enjoy making doll clothes, this is a great start to building a fantastic wardrobe for your dolls!
If a pattern uses variegated yarn, you will have an entirely new outfit by using a solid color yarn. Also consider using yarns with various textures. The most important thing to remember is to check your gauge before beginning.
As a child (Yes, I am a Senior Citizen!) I only crocheted dish cloths. I knitted many outfits for 11 1/2 inch fashion dolls, but never saw the beauty in ensembles that were created using a hook.
My hobby is designing doll clothes, preferably ones that are very easy to make. Fashion doll patterns require so little yarn, and these take very little time. Functional, elegant, and fashionable creations CAN be crocheted, as you will see here.
These doll clothes make excellent bazaar items. You will also find patterns for American Girl dolls on my web site.
So get your yarn, hook, and imagination, and begin creating!
The jacket and skirt are crocheted, but the sleeveless shell is knitted with fewer strands of Merino wool so that the top is less bulky.
This adorable sun dress and sun hat are made from a variegated yarn. This easy pattern can be embellished with ribbons or beads, or done in a solid color. Add straps and the look will also change!
Accessories can transform a basic ensemble into many different outfits. Hats, handbags, shawls, belts, and jewelry can change a daytime outfit into an elegant evening ensemble.
Below you will find links to more free patterns for your 11 1/2 inch fashion dolls.
Use your imagination, add a bead or flower, and create a whole new look! You can even make the accent detachable. Make several different colors, and mix and match accessories!
Do you Knit? Sew?
You will find free patterns for fashion dolls on my web site. Most are for beginners, so get your creative juices flowing, select yarns and/or fabrics, and have some fun.
Consider staging a fashion show and invite friends and family to join in the fun by including their own creations.
Please browse my Home Page for links to lots of free patterns and tips.
I will be adding more free designs, so be sure to visit again.