After I was finished crocheting Elves Kelly and Tommy, it was time to start working on Mrs. Barbie Claus. I wasn't exactly sure how I wanted to go about making her, but I knew all the pieces I wanted to make. Until the dress was finished, I didn't like it at all. Now I am absolutely in love with her charming design!
As delightful as it was for me to make her, I imagine she will bring so much more joy and wonderment to little girls as they play their games!
Crochet Mrs. Barbie Claus Pattern is available to purchase in Rebeckah's Treasures' Store.
The first piece of the set I crocheted was Mrs. Claus' Dress. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to crochet a matronly-motherly looking Mrs. Barbie Claus. So I set out to do just that.
I started crocheting the sleeves from wrist to shoulder. Then, starting from the top of the dress and working down, I crocheted the dress. For the top part, I didn't do any decreasing, instead kept it straight to hide Barbie's figure.
Once I was satisfied with the top part, I started to crochet the skirt of the dress. It is essentially two repeat rows all the way down.
To add a finishing touch to the dress, I crocheted a white trim to the collar, sleeves and skirt. After that, I sewed three small snaps to the back of the dress.
To the right you can see the dress, and below Barbie is modeling the outfit...
Since Mrs. Claus is famously know for her delicious cookies, and divine pastries, it seemed only fitting for her to have an apron that she can wear to make them.
First, I crochet the tie. Then, the bottom half of the apron is crocheted directly onto the tie. After that I added a green trim around it. Once that was done, I crocheted the top half direct onto the tie too.
Afterwards, I crocheted two little pockets, and added them to the apron.
Since cookies happen to be Santa Ken's favourite treat, I crocheted these gingerbread men shaped cookies for Mrs. Barbie Claus to make.
I start with a magic circle, then break off into a series of chains, single crochet, chains and single crochets again.
I had to make more than one cookie because a plate with only one cookie looks so empty. So, I crocheted half a dozen.
Now that Mrs. Claus has a plate of cookies and a mug of hot cocoa, she needed a way to carry them. So this tray was designed to do just that!
It is basically two rectangles crocheted together with a piece of cardboard inserted inside. Then, the tray boarder was crocheted around the edge for several rows.
Mrs. Barbie Claus in all her Wonderment
Collages of the Lovely Mrs. Barbie Claus
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