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 ten free crochet doll fashion patterns.
This article was edited and updated by Kathryn Vercillo.
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Rainbow Striped Crochet Doll Shirt Free Pattern
Crochet this cute top designed for 11.5" fashion dolls. This top fits the older style Barbie dolls with the 1966 body molds, but it can easily be adapted to fit other dolls as well, including newer Barbies, other store-bought dolls and even crochet dolls. It is a fun free crochet pattern featuring rainbow-colored stripes that are a joy to the eye.
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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. They are shown all crocheted in red, but you could 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. This free crochet capelet pattern is designed for her, or for any other doll that is approximately the same size (18" tall). This is a free Ravelry crochet pattern from Danielle Bonacquisti. 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 this 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 that 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!Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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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 this free crochet doll dress pattern for like-minded collectors.
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This 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. This 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. These 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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This is a cute free crochet pattern for a doll cardigan that can be tied at the waist. It includes a pattern for a matching hat to make a full set for your doll. This pattern is designed for 13" dolls, which includes Little Darlings, Minouches dolls and other popular dolls from France, which is where designer Sylvie Damey is based.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Don't let your dolls go bare bottomed. Use this free crochet pattern from Julia Bremer to make undies in all colors for your little dolls. The designer has additional crochet patterns for sale on Ravelry, including a cute sundress.
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Want to make a really unique gift for a little one in your life? This free crochet pattern from Strings N Things by Kim is a doll pattern, where you crochet the doll yourself 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.