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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

How to Crochet a Ballerina Tutu to fit a barbie size doll

I have been crocheting Ballerina Tutu's for my granddaughter's dolls.  I have made several of these adorable outfits and it's one of the easiest barbie clothes I have made except the swim suits, those were pretty easy. 

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These Ballerina Tutu's that fit a doll the size of Barbie can be made in about an hour or less.   This free crochet pattern is for a beginner and are so easy. 

We made several in different colors and my granddaughters just love that all their barbies and Disney princess can be turned into ballerinas!  

There are two pieces to this outfit, the leotard and the tutu. 

You will need two of  the little 1 inch in diameter pony tail holders in the same colors of your yarn of choice:) for each outfit and a size C crochet hook. 

Directions to crochet a Ballerine Tutu to fit Barbie 


Round one: Work 30 single crochet stitches around one of the pony tail holders, join with a sl st in the first sc.
Next round: Chain 2 then Double crochet in the next two stitches, dc2 tog: continue this same pattern: At the end of the round, you should have decreased to a total of 21 stitches.
Continue double crocheting until leotard measures 3 inches.  Sew together 1/4 inch in center to make the crotch. Tie off and weave in ends. 


Round One: Work 37 stitch on the second ponytail holder, join with slip stitch, Chain 3
Round Two:  Three Triple Crochet in each stitch, chain 2
Round Three:  Double Crochet in each stitch, tie off weave in ends.

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  1. My daughter would LOVE this. I wish I could crochet :(

    Denise (

  2. Cute :D

    Maysem @

  3. Cute, I never learned to crochet, just a knitter, but appreciate the work involved. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best!

  4. OMG!!! This is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Oh, I wish I could crochet! I know a little Miss who would love these!!! So, so cute!!!

  6. How cute! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

  7. cute!doll and the dress,i would love to try something like this.

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  9. So cute. What weight yarn did you use?

  10. I found you from the Show Off Friday Linky Party. These are adorable. I only like to crochet small stuff because I get bored too quickly, but this looks like something I could enjoy. Thanks for sharing.
    Bonny @

  11. I wish I knew how to crochet. These are cute!

  12. My mother is a Barbie collector, she'll appreciate seeing this! Thanks for linking at Worthy Wednesday :)

  13. Those are so adorable. I am sharing these with my granddaughters. Were you using regular yarn or crochet cotton (the really thin "string" like cotton)? Thanks :)

  14. Very very cute barbie and her fancy dress too.

  15. :( I sure wish I could follow this, but I haven't a clue what the abbreviations mean. I recently found a video on line regarding crochet, and it's so cool. Hope I can follow it! Thanks for sharing that is too cool.

  16. Wow ! so cool!! i adore creative stuff !


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