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If you've been following my newsletter, you may have heard about a new fashion doll set of crochet patterns I want to do for beginners. I am calling it "Simply Bluetiful" and here's a little preview...
Simply Bluetiful will consist of crochet dresses designed to fit each of the female barbie dolls by Mattel. Barbie, Skipper, Kelly and Newborn Baby are pictured above (more doll dresses will be coming just as soon as I can get my hands on models - Stacy, Chelsea and Nikki).
Each dress is worked from top-down, using mainly single crochet stitches, a few double crochet stitches, minimal increases/decreases and a simple chain finishing. The benefits of working these dresses from top-down is, the ability to adjust the length of your dresses and the ability to make simple tees too!
Another fun idea if you're really creative, will be to change the skirt portion of the dress completely for a brand new look. Though, I'll leave that up to you to decide later...
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The idea for Simply Bluetiful came about when a fan of my Pretty in Pink pattern asked if I had an easier dress pattern for the same sized doll. It was in that moment when I realized I had yet to make any beginners patterns for fashion dolls. So, I set out to make some.
Next, I thought about what colour I wanted to use. I chose blue because I haven't used it for many of my crochet patterns yet and I had a really pretty shade on hand.
It isn't always easy coming up with names for patterns, but I knew the moment I started crocheting the first little dress that I wanted to called these dresses Simply Bluetiful.
The meaning/inspiration for the name is pretty straightforward...
I am quite pleased with myself for coming up with the name. Do you like it? Let me know what you think below...
Crochet patterns for the first four dresses you see pictured here will be coming soon with some posting this month and others in September.
Kelly's (a.k.a. child's) one will be posting for free on the blog next week. I'll let you decide the order of the other three.
Once all seven sets of dresses have been crocheted, written and tested, I will gather all of them into a PDF ebook that will be available in my shop. More detail on this coming soon...
I can't wait to start sharing these patterns with you! I hope you will enjoy them when I do.
I love hearing from you! Let me know what you're thinking in the comments below...
UPDATE August 12th: Crochet the Simply BLUEtiful Child Dress
UPDATE August 26th: Crochet the Simply BLUEtiful Woman Dress
UPDATE September 23rd: Crochet the Simply BLUEtiful Teen Dress
UPDATE October 7th: Crochet the Simply BLUEtiful Baby Dress
UPDATE March 10th: Crochet the Simply BLUEtiful Girl Dress
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