Free Crochet Pattern: Barbie Ocean Waves Ball Gown

By Claire Golden – 1 Comment

This Barbie ball gown was born from my stash of tiny balls of yarn left over from previous projects. I had many shades of blue and wanted to do something with them, so I created this ball gown with scallops that ended up reminding me of the ocean. This gown is a great way to use up yarn scraps. You can mix yarn weights when it comes to making the scallops: I used a mix of worsted and DK. You certainly don’t have to use the colors that I did…I’d love to see what color combinations you choose!

Skill Level:

Finished Size: Fits standard Barbie body type (the one with the belly button).

Materials:
Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 100 yards for base/bodice and about 10 yards for each ruffle)
Crochet Hook G (4.00 mm)
12″ (30 cm) of thin ribbon
2 hook-and-eye clasps
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge:
Gauge Swatch: 1″ (2.5 cm) in diameter
Row 1: ch 2, 5 sc in second ch from hook: 5 sc
Finish off.

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Crochet Pattern: Barbie Ocean Waves Ballgown

Skirt
Row 1 (RS): ch 17, starting in second ch from hook, (sc in next ch, 2 sc in next ch) 8 times: 24 sc
Row 2: ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times: 32 sc
Row 3: ch 1, turn, (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times: 40 sc
Row 4: ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each sc across, sl st in first sc: 40 sc
Round 5: ch 1, (sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times, sl st in first sc: 48 sc
Round 6: ch 1, sc in back loops only around, sl st in first sc: 48 sc
Round 7: ch 1, (sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times, sl st in first sc: 56 sc
Round 8 ch 1, sc in back loops only around, sl st in first sc: 56 sc
Round 9: ch 1, (sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times, sl st in first sc: 64 sc
Round 10: ch 1, sc in back loops only around, sl st in first sc: 64 sc
Round 11: ch 1, (sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times, sl st in first sc: 72 sc
Round 12: ch 1, sc in back loops only around, sl st in first sc: 72 sc
Round 13: ch 1, (sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times, sl st in first sc: 80 sc
Round 14: ch 1, sc in back loops only around, sl st in first sc: 80 sc
Round 15: ch 1, (sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times, sl st in first sc: 88 sc
Round 16: ch 1, sc in back loops only around, sl st in first sc: 88 sc
Round 17: ch 1, (sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times, sl st in first sc: 96 sc
Round 18: ch 1, sc in back loops only around, sl st in first sc: 96 sc
Round 19: ch 1, (sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times, sl st in first sc: 104 sc
Round 20: ch 1, sc in back loops only around, sl st in first sc: 104 sc
Round 21: ch 1, (sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times, sl st in first sc: 112 sc
Round 22: ch 1, sc in back loops only around, sl st in first sc: 112 sc
Round 23: ch 1, (sc in next 13 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times, sl st in first sc: 120 sc
Round 24: ch 1, sc in back loops only around, sl st in first sc: 120 sc
Round 25: ch 1, (sc in next 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times, sl st in first sc: 128 sc
Round 26: ch 1, sc in back loops only around, sl st in first sc: 128 sc
Round 27: ch 1, (sc in next 15 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times, sl st in first sc: 136 sc
Round 28: ch 1, sc in back loops only around, sl st in first sc: 136 sc
Round 29: ch 1, (sc in next 16 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times, sl st in first sc: 144 sc
Round 30: ch 1, sc in back loops only around, sl st in first sc: 144 sc
Round 31: ch 1, (sc in next 17 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times, sl st in first sc: 152 sc
Round 32: ch 1, turn. *skip 1 sc, (dc, 3 tr, dc) in next sc, skip 1 sc, sl st in next sc, repeat from * around: 38 scallops
Finish off.

Scallops
To make scallops along the skirt, join yarn into any unused loop at the back of the dress. Make sure the bottom of the dress is facing you. (skip next loop, 5 dc in next loop, skip next loop, sl st in next loop) around. Finish off and weave in ends, or just pull them to the inside of the dress and tie a knot.

Bodice
Special Stitch for Bodice:
Make Strap: ch 3, sc around post of sc just worked, (ch 3, sc in ch just made) 2 times. This creates 3 loops that you’ll work into in the next row.

Row 1 (WS): ch 17, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 16 sc
Row 2: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, fpdc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, fpdc in next sc, sc in last 5 sc: 17 sts
Row 3: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 16 sc: 18 sts
Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc in first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, fpdc in next fpdc, sc in next 4 sc, fpdc in next fpdc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 5 sc: 20 sts
Row 5: ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 2 sc: 22 sts
Row 6: ch 1, turn, sc in first 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, fpdc in next fpdc, sc in next 4 sc, fpdc in next fpdc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 7 sc: 24 sts
Row 7: ch 1, turn, sc in each st across: 24 sts
Row 8: ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next 4 sc, fpdc in next fpdc) 2 times, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 4 sc: 26 sts
Row 9: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across
Row 10: ch 1, turn, sc in first 5 sc, Make Strap, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, fpdc in next fpdc, sc in next sc, sc2tog (this is the front), sc in next sc, fpdc in next fpdc, sc in next 3 sts, Make Strap, skip next 2 sc, sc in last 5 sc: 21 sts
Row 11: ch 1, turn, skip first sc, sl st in next 4 sc, *(ch 3, dc) 3 times in each of next 3 ch-space, ch 3, sc2tog in first 2 sc after armhole, sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog, *(ch 3, dc) 3 times in each of next 3 ch-spaces, ch 3, sl st in next sc, leaving last 4 sts unworked: 9 sts in between armholes.
Row 12: ch 5, turn, skip armhole and first sc after armhole, sc in next st, fpdc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, fpdc in next st, sc in next st, ch 5, skip next sc and armhole, sl st into first sc after armhole.
Finish off. Sew a hook-and-eye clasp onto the waist and back. Thread a ribbon through the front post double crochets at the front to lace it up like a corset top.

Need help while crocheting? Feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll help you out!

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