Personalize any Barbie or other doll with its own unique crochet clothing. There are so many great reasons to crochet Barbie clothes. You can make designs that look like what your own child wears, so she can have a "mommy and me" experience with her doll. You can crochet designs that reflect your culture, society or beliefs, making Barbie more in line with your family's style without compromising your child's love of the doll. Crochet doll clothes are great stash busters, since they don't use a lot of yarn, and yet they can be great fun to make since they can be designed in such fun and funky ways. Make a whole wardrobe of crochet Barbie clothes, starting with these eight free crochet doll fashion patterns.
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Emi Harrington on Ravelry offers a set of six crochet doll patterns as a free download. This set of patterns includes a cape, a shrug, and a skirt as well as three accessories: a hat, a cowl and a purse. You can crochet them in a variety of colors, and create a big mix-and-match Barbie wardrobe.
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The other popular brand-name doll, besides Barbie, is the American Girl doll. A free Ravelry crochet capelet pattern from Danielle Bonacquisti is designed for her, or for any other doll that is approximately the same size (18" tall). The same crochet pattern could be used as a doll skirt, especially if you add a drawstring to adjust for size.
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Is It a Toy is an adorable amigurumi blog that features many free crochet toy patterns. There is also a free crochet pattern set for a jacket, trousers, and matching hat that can be worn by a doll. The instructions for the jacket come in two different sizes, so it can be made to suit different dolls. This also shows you how to scale the pattern up and down; you can use this technique to turn doll clothes into baby clothes!
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Designer Karen Glasgow Follett collects vintage 1960s dolls including Liddle Kiddle dolls, which have large heads but small 2" tall bodies. Oftentimes she finds that vintage dolls look messy only because they need new clothes, so she offers a free crochet doll dress pattern for like-minded collectors.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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A cute free crochet pattern set from IdeaIvana includes a colorful onesie, a granny stitch hat and matching doll slippers. The outfit is worked with bulky yarn and a mid-sized hook, so it works up quickly to create a beautiful finished project. Its crochet doll outfit is for 12" dolls, but it includes instructions for adjusting the size to fit Barbies, American Girls, and all other types of dolls.
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Family Traditions Crafts on Craftsy is a shop that offers a wide array of crochet patterns for babies as well as several cute designs for dolls. The short overalls for 18" dolls are a terrific example of an item that you can't find in the store and your doll needs to have!
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Want to make a really unique gift for a little one in your life? A free crochet pattern from Strings N Things by Kim is a doll pattern in which you crochet the doll yourself, and then you can also crochet multiple outfits to dress the doll. The doll is 14" tall, and clothing includes a dress and adorable little crochet overalls.