Back in August, I was commissioned to crochet a barbie wedding set for a special little girl.
Since it wasn't needed until this year for her birthday, I only started on it in December. The whole set took a few weeks to make.
The set includes a Ken Groom, a Barbie Bride, three Barbie Bridesmaids, and a little kitty. (You can see everything pictured to the left).
Continue reading below to learn more about each piece...
Ken Groom awaits his Bride
His top is done with a combo of single crochet and slip stitches. His pink bow is sewn directly into place, and like the jacket, it also has pink buttons.
His cummerbund is crocheted in back loops, and fastens in the back with a snap. Finally, his crocheted shoes complete his outfit.
Each bridesmaid ensemble has a dress, a bouquet, a pair of panties and a pair of heels.
The dresses are each crocheted in a similar fashion - the only difference is their necklines. Each one is a high-low dress (it is easier to see this in the side views below).
Their panties are the same, but they each have a different style of heels.
Their bouquets were created with craft flowers, flower tape, and bendable wire. Basically, I arranged the flowers, and wrapped them with the tape to hold them together. Next, I used bendable wire to make a way for her to hold her bouquet. Finally, I crocheted snuggly around the flowers.
Here comes the Barbie Bride
Her veil is attached to her tiara which was made using beads and bendable wire. A simple trim of single crochet and chains has been crocheted around the edge to give it a nice elegant look.
Her necklace was also made with beads and bendable wire like the tiara, and clips into place.
Her bouquet made just like the bridesmaid flowers, only hers has more flowers.
Then, she has her crocheted heels and panties, and of course, her something-blue garters.
Barbie & Ken Say "I Do"
Presenting Mr. & Mrs Barbie Ken
Barbie & Ken Share Their First Dance
A Fun Collage of the Happy Couple!
A special crochet bundle for the bridesmaids and bride dresses will be coming in the Spring along with several necklines and skirt styles where you'll be able to mix and match them to create the perfect wedding set for barbie too!
I will also being putting tutorials for making barbie wedding veils and bouquets for free on this blog around the same time as I release the patterns for the dresses.
Pattern for the groom will come later with a few variations too.