Barbie Coat – Crochet

Barbie Coat – Crochet

PREMISE

I recenty decided to create a crochet collection for Tiffany, the Barbie.

On my Instagram profile you can see more projects I made for Tiffany.

Since we are almost in winter I thought that creating a coat was the right choice to start with 😊

I just needed some inspiration.

I tried to search for a pattern online, but I didn’t find anything that really inspired me.

So I remembered that some months ago I made an Amigurumi with a coat and I thought that, maybe, it could suit Barbie…ehm, Tiffany.

So what I did is taking the amigurumi I made, a cute Baby Yoda, and try the coat on Tiffany.

Well, it was almost ok, so I decided to take the pattern of the Baby Yoda, free pattern by Octoberin The Chair, and mofidying it to adapt it for the Barbie size.

baby Yoda

Here below the free pattern!

This pattern is totally free, but it’s intellectual property of Elendipity:
You can use it and, of course, you can sell the final products you create, but you cannot sell the pattern (which is also illegal by the way… just saying 🤷‍♀️😂).

You should also credit Elendipity (as pattern creator) whenever you sell the final product.


Feel free to tag me on my Instagram if you create it, I would love to see your works!!

HOW TO

MATERIAL

I used:

  • 2mm crochet hook
  • Blue yarn (cotton 8/4 – color n. 96 from Hobbii) – about 22grams
  • Silver yarn (Cocktail deluxe – color 17540 Silver from Hobbii) – about 2 grams
  • n. 2 snap fasteners 6mm
  • stitch markers
TERMS

Here below the list of the stitches (US terms) we are going to use for this project.
Don’t worry, also a beginner can do it, it just asks a little bit of practice on these stitches.

  • CH = Chain
  • SC = Single Crochet
  • DEC (Decrease) = 1 singles crochet over 2 stitches
  • HDC = Half Double Crochet
  • DC = Double Crochet
  • SS = Slip Stitch
  • st = stitches
  • BLO = Back Loop Only

On YouTube you can find a lot of videos about how to do decrease.

Shall we start? 

Let’s go!!

BODY

The starting chains of the rows don’t count as a stitch.

Follow  the rows  (at the end of each row you can find the stitch count in brackets).

If you are a beginner, I would recommend to use two stitch markers: one on the first stitch of the row and one on the last stitch of the row.

  • ROW 1

Start with blue, CH 48

  • ROW 2

SC 47 (starting from the 2nd CH from the hook) (47)

  • ROW 3-17 (15 rows)

CH 1, turn, SC 47 (47)

  • ROW 18

CH 1, turn, (DEC, SC 6) x 5 times, DEC, SC 5 (41)

  • ROW 19-26 (8 rows)

CH 1, turn, SC 41 (41)

  • ROW 27

CH 1, turn, (DEC, SC 7) x 4, DEC, SC 3 (36)

  • ROW 28-30 (3 rows)

CH 1, turn, SC 36 (36)

  • ROW 31

CH 1, turn, SC 8, CH 7, skip next 7 st (work in the 8th st), SC 9, CH 7, skip next 7 st (work in the 8th st), SC 5 (36)

  • ROW 32

CH 1, turn, SC 5, SC 7 in BLO of the chain (this will it easier when you will do the sleeves later) , SC 9, SC 7 in BLO of previous chain, SC 8 (36)

  • ROW 33

CH 1, turn, SC 36, change colour to Silver when closing the last SC (36)

In this video, you can see how to change colour (min. 0.54).

  • ROW 34

CH 2, turn, HDC 36, change colour to blue when closing the last HDC (36)

  • ROW 35

CH 2, turn, HDC 36, change colour to silver when closing the last HDC (36)

  • ROW 36

CH 2, turn, HDC 36, change colour to blue when closing the last HDC (36)

  • ROW 37

CH 2, turn, DC 5, HDC 8, SC 8, HDC 8, DC 7 change colour to silver when closing the last DC (36)

  • ROW 38

CH 2, turn, HDC 36, change colour to blue when closing the last HDC (36)

  • ROW 39

CH 2, turn, HDC 36, SS in the last st (36)

Fasten off and weave ends.

SLEEVES (make 2)

For the sleeves you have to be little bit careful where you start crocheting.

You should crochet on the front loop of the chains we did at Row 31.

Insert the hook as showed in the image and take the yarn.

Now follow the pattern.

barbie coat sleeve

Bear in mind that the sleeves are worked in spiral (not ss to join and not chains to start).

To avoid losing count, I highly recommend to insert a stitch marker in the first stitch of the row, each time)

  • ROW 1

Start with blue, SC 16 directly in the arm hole (16)

  • ROW 2-11 (9 rows)

SC 16 (16)

At the end of Row 11, change colour to silver

  • ROW 12

SC 16, change colour to blue when closing the last SC(16)

  • ROW 13

SC 16, change colour to silver when closing the last SC(16)

  • ROW 14

SC 16, change colour to blue when closing the last SC(16)

  • ROW 15

HDC 16 (16)

SS in the next stitch.

 

Fasten off and weave ends

SNAP FASTENERS (Insert 2)

Now try the coat on your Barbie and position the buttons.

I put mine as follows:

Up button: same row of the sleeves start, close to the edge of the coat

Middle button: between row 21 and row 22, on the 4th stitch from the edge.

barbie coat buttons

Be careful: 

On the side that overlaps, the buttons should stay in the wrong side (inside the coat).

If you have doubt, try the coat on your Barbie and stop the buttons with pins before sweing them.

BLOCKING

You will notice that the coat is curving a little bit on the edges, don’t panic, it’s absolutely normal.

I would suggest you to block your work: simply stop the coat in position on a mat with some anti-rust pins and spray water on it.

Leave it like this overnight and your coat will be in a perfect shape!

You might need to this again if you wash it.

coat block

You can block it before or after putting the buttons: I personally prefer to do this before the buttons to avoid they become rusty.

And HERE WE ARE!

Coat finished!! Well done!

Here below some photos of Tiffany and her coat in Hyde Park 😍

barbie coat trunk
barbie coat stone seated
barbie coat stone
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