Monday, December 15, 2014

Chunky Turtleneck Sweater for Barbie

 How about a nice comfy sweater for your Barbie.  This is an easy pattern that works up fairly quickly.
You can use a baby/sport weight yarn for a chunky sweater look.
This peach sweater and the pink sweater were both worked up with baby/sport weight yarn.
You can also use a baby/fingerling weight yarn for a more fitted sweater.
I think you could probably also use a sock weight yarn but I have not tried that yet.
You can also choose to omit the turtleneck for a round neck sweater.
This pattern has options.  Options are good.
Let's get stitchin'.

Yarn:  baby/sport weight or baby/fingerling
Hook:  steel hook #0
Sewing needle and matching thread.
Big fat needle to weave in yarn ends.
Snap.

*Turning ch 2 counts as first stitch of row, so skip first st.  Last stitch of row is worked into the turning ch.  Pretty standard stuff.*

*IMPORTANT!  All stitches are worked into the BACK LOOP only.  This creates the ribbed effect.*

Body of Sweater.
Ch 24
R1)  Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across.  Ch 2, turn.
R2)  Hdc in each st across, ch 3, turn.
R3)  Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch/st across, ch 2, turn.
R4)  Hdc in each st across, ch 2, turn.
R5)  Repeat row 4.
R6)  Hdc in next 17 stitches. (18 stitches total)  Ch 2, turn.
R7)  Repeat row 4.
R8)  Hdc in each st, ch 8, turn.
R9)  Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch/st across, ch 2, turn.
R10-11)  Repeat row 4.
R12)  Hdc in each st across except for last 2 st.  Ch 2, turn.
R13-15)  Repeat row 4.
R16)  Hdc in each st across, ch 3, turn.
R17)  Hdc in 3rd ch from hookand each ch/st across, ch 2, turn.
R18-19)  Repeat row 4.
R20)  Hdc in next 17 stitches. (18 stitches total) Ch 2, turn.
R21)  Repeat row 4.
R22)  Hdc in each st across, ch 8, turn.
R23)  Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch/st across, ch 2, turn.
R24-25)  Repeat row 4.
R26)  Hdc in each st across except for last 2 st, ch 2, turn.
R27)  Hdc in each st across.
Join the two back edges by sl st up the back 14 stitches.  Finish off, weave in ends.
With needle and thread stitch shoulder seams of sweater.
Turn sweater to right side.

Sleeves.
Ch 28.
R1)  Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across.  Ch2, turn.
R2-6)  Hdc in each st across, ch 2, turn.
R7)  Hdc in each st across.
Join sleeve by sl st up long edges of sleeve 24 st's. Finish off, weave in ends. Turn sleeve right side out.
Repeat to make the other sleeve.
With needle and thread, stitch sleeves into armholes, right sides together and stitching with wrong sides facing out.  Also, when placing sleeve in hole, the part where the sleeve was slip stitched together will be bottom center of sleeve.

Turtleneck (optional)
Ch 10
R1)  Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across, ch 2, turn.
R2-13)  Hdc in each st across, ch 2, turn.
R14)  Hdc in each st across.
Finish off, weave in ends.
With needle and thread, stitch turtleneck into neck hole, right sides together, and stretching turtleneck slightly to fit neck hole.

Sew in snap at top sweater edge (not turtleneck edge) at back of sweater.


2 comments:

  1. This pattern looks knitted and not crochet, how can i get a knitting pattern

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    1. There are some awesome sights out there with knitted barbie patterns but I assure you this one is crocheted as, alas, I have not yet learned to knit.

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