Barbie DIY - Do It Yourself Clothes and Accessories

Knit and Crochet Your Own Barbie Doll Clothes and Accessories

Last Updated 01-28-2021

Barbie dolls have been around for more than half a century - it's true - she just had her fiftieth birthday, although you would never know it. She's aged well.

Barbie DIY

How to Make the Crochet Wattle Stitch

This stitch is created by a two row repeat, starting with a foundation chain of multiples of 3.  The possibilities are endless.  Start with a number 4 yarn made of 100% cotton and create coasters, dish cloths, face cloths, or placemats.  

Turn your creation into a soft washable blanket with a 100% Acrylic number 4 yarn, or create a fast baby blanket using a soft chunky yarn.

The only major changes that have happened in those fifty years is that she now comes in many different colors of hair, skin and eyes, and she's undergone some slight changes in her figure to keep up with the times.

Many many young girls (and boys too) have used Barbie as a prop, a tool and a playmate.  She's heard everything, and continues to smile comfortingly.

She loves clothes, and wears many different outfits every day - here's where you can find lots of patterns for sweaters, skirts, dresses, and even Halloween costumes and ugly Christmas sweaters, as well as coordinating accessories, all made by crocheting or knitting.

Did you know that many children have learned to knit or crochet by creating clothes and accessories for the Barbie Doll collections?  

Were you one of them? 

Maybe you're now a mom or a grandmother who is in a position to teach some basic knit and crochet stitches to your offspring and need a little help.

Luckily, many Barbie creations can be made with little or now instructions and patterns may not even be  necessary.  

Curious what others have done for their own Barbie Doll Collection?  Here are some examples of reader provided instructions for Barbie Doll DIY wardrobe collections.  Check them out and then add your own for other readers to enjoy.

Barbie Ideas from Amazon

What better gift for a little girl than a Barbie doll along with your own creative clothing accessories.  These are just a few of my favorite Barbie Dolls

Barbie DIY Projects

Barbie Clothes (Pants) made with CrochetBarbie DIY Pants Made by Crocheting

Here is a Pair of Barbie Clothes made with Crochet

Supplies:

Hook size: 2.00 mm

Yarn Weight: 3

Scrap Yarn

Instructions:

Foundation Row: chain 25

Row 1: chain 3 and turn* skip 1 space and work 1 double crochet * repeat from* to *across row and join with a slip stitch

Row 2: single crochet around row and join with a slip stitch

Row 3: double crochet around row and join with a slip stitch

Row 4: double crochet around row and join with a slip stitch

Row 5: Flatten project and count 12 spaces then put two single crochet in across both layers( this is the start of the leg)

Row 6 to Row 17: double crochet around row and join with a slip stitch

Repeat for other leg.

For the drawstring: chain 50 and weave through row 1

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Barbie's Ugly Christmas Sweater  
Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 16 Row 1-7: single crochet around row and join with a slip stitch Row 8: single crochet …

Barbie Green Christmas Dress 
Hook size 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 16 Row 1-10: single crochet around row and join with a slip stitch Row 11: single crochet …

Barbie Ski Vest and Ski Pants 
Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Vest Foundation Row: chain 9 Row 1: double crochet x2, double crochet x1* repeat from *to* across row Row …

Barbie Mini Dress with flared skirt 
Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 16 Row 1-7: single crochet around row and join with a slip stitch Row 8: single crochet …

Rose Barbie Necklace 
Hook size: 2.00 mm Weight: 1 Foundation Row: chain 30 Row 1: single crochet around row and join with a slip stitch Attach rose applique …

Barbie Karate Outfit 
Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 For karate shirt: Foundation Row: chain 25 Row 1-4: double crochet across row Row 5: double crochet for 4 spaces, …

Barbie tri - colored skirt 
Hook size: 2.00 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 20 Row 1: single crochet around row and join with a slip stitch Row 2: *double crochet …

Red Riding Hood Cape 
Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 32 Row 1- 9: double crochet across row Row 10-12: * double crochet x4 crochet 2 together …

Barbie Red Dress 
Hook size: 3.75 mm and 2.00 mm Weight: 2 Foundation Row: chain 30 Row 1-6: single crochet around row and join with a slip stitch Row 7-11: …

Barbie Apron 
Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 20 Row 1 - 6: double crochet across row Row 7: chain 15 attach to the top of the apronsingle …

Long black Barbie Dress 
Hook size 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 20 Row 1 - 27: single crochet around row and join with a slip stitch Row 28: single crochet …

Barbie Witch's Hat 
Hook Size: 2.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 20 and join with a slip stitch Row 1: single crochet around row and join with a slip stitch …

Barbie Picnic Blanket 
Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 3 Foundation Row: chain 48 Row 1 - 14: *1 double crochet chain 2 skip 2 stitches* repeat from *to* across row Row …

Barbie Picnic Basket 
Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: single crochet x6 into the second chain from hook and join with a slip stitch Row …

Barbie Black Cape 
Hook Size: 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 32 Row 1-9: double crochet across row Row 10-12: * double crochet x4 then crochet 2 together* …

Top Hat for Barbie 
Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: single crochet x6 into the same space and join with a slip stitch Row 2: single …

Barbie Crown 
Hook size: 2.00 mm Weight: 1 Foundation Row: chain 21 and join with a slip stitch Row 1: single crochet around row and join with a slip stitch …

Barbie Santa / Elf Hat  
Hook Size: 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 18 Row 1: single crochet around row and join with a slip stitch Row 2: Half Double crochet …

Barbie Market Bag 
Hook Size: 3.75 mm Weight: 3 to 4 Foundation Row: chain 22 Row 1: double crochet across row Row 2: chain 4( this counts as first double crochet …

Barbie Sleeping Bag 
Hook Size: 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 20 Row 1: Double crochet around both sides of the foundation row with 3 double crochet in each …

Barbie Touque and Matching Scarf 
Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 3 Foundation Row: chain 40 Row 1: half double crochet across row Row 2: half double crochet across row Attach …

Barbie Pants No Drawstring 
Hook size: 3.5 mm Weight: 3 Foundation Row: chain 20 Row 1: double crochet around row and join with a slip stitch Row 2: double crochet around …

Barbie Scalloped Edge Skirt 
Hook size: 3.5 mm Weight: 3 Foundation Row: chain 20 Row 1: double crochet around row and join with a slip stitch Row 2 - 8: double crochet …

Barbie Bib Overall Shorts 
Hook size: 3.5 mm Weight: 3 Foundation Row: chain 20 Row 1: double crochet around row and join with a slip stitch Row 2: double crochet around …

Barbie Halter Top 
Hook size: 2.00 mm Weight: 3 Foundation Row: chain 20 Row 1: double crochet across row Row 2: single crochet across row Row 3: half double …

Miniature Backpack 
Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 3 For Body of Backpack Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: into the 2nd chain from hook work 12 half double crochet …

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