Vintage Doll Patterns
for Barbie
to Knit and Crochet

On this page you will find vintage doll patterns for Barbie
or other 11 1/2 inch fashion dolls.  Many of these from the 1960's can still be worn today.





This lovely gown was knitted from an acrylic yarn purchased at SS Kresge in 1964. There are tiny silver threads interwoven into the yarn, creating a shimmering effect.

The pattern was published in the McCall's Needlework Magazine in the Fall-Winter 1963-1964 issue.

You could wear this charming gown today!


This knitted dress for Barbie appeared in the Spring-Summer 1965 issue of McCall's Needlework Magazine. It is a great pattern for a beginner.

By using a textured yarn you can create an evening cocktail dress that is still in style.


This unique crocheted jacket is quite thick, and can be worn as a winter jacket. The three buttons are sewn on, but the actual closure is with snaps. Snaps were the preferred closure in the mid twentieth century and are still preferred for tiny clothes, such as these.





This simple to knit beige pleated skirt was knitted from one of many vintage doll patterns. This one, from Design 959, was entered into public domain on 12/30/1993. The entire package includes a bathing suit, cover up, shorts, slacks, a cable knit dress, a jacket, and sleeveless shell to coordinate with this skirt.


FREE Pattern for Knit Pleated Skirt for 11 1/2 inch dolls

Use 3-ply fingering yarn and size 2 (American) needles

Gauge: 8 sts = 1 inch; 10 rows = 1 inch

Cast on 96 sts.

Row 1: K8, * P2,K10; repeat from * across row, end with P2,K2.

Repeat this row until skirt measures 3 inches (36 rows total).

Row 37: K 2 tog, K4, *K 2 tog, P2, K 2 tog, K6; repeat from * across row, end with K 2 tog, P2, K 2 og.

Row 38: K6, * P2,K8; repeat from * across row, end with P2, K1. Repeat this row 4 more times. Skirt should measure 3 1/2 inches)

Bind off all stitches.

Finishing: Block skirt into pleats. Overcast side edges of skirt together for back seam, leaving a 1-inch opening to waistband.

Waistband: Holding pleats in place, and placing stitches evenly apart, work 30 sc crochet stitches around waistline; join with a sl st in first sc.

Last row: Ch 1, sc in each of 30 sc stitches for waistline; break off yarn and use end to sew a snap on one side. Sew opposite snap.



Click here for the FREE pattern for this knitted top and dress
for 11 1/2 inch dolls.


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