Barbie looks like she’s having a romantic conversation, doesn’t she? Perhaps she’s out on a date with Ken … or maybe she’s just dreaming of him. She’s in a world of her own, so I guess we’ll never know, will we?
The Criss Cross Shrug for the Fashion doll is elegant and goes well with the Barbie Tube Dress that was published a while back. It’s an elegant outfit and perfect for any girl who likes to play dress-up with her dolls.
The shrug pattern given here fits Barbie perfectly, however, you can easily increase the size to fit any doll you like. Or, crochet it for your children or yourself. Details on how to make this a custom fit can be found at the original pattern: Criss Cross Cocoon Shrug.
As for materials, I used a fine yarn for Barbie, which I recommend. But if crocheting this for larger dolls you could experiment with thicker yarns if you like.
Free Crochet Pattern for the Criss Cross Shrug for the Fashion Doll.
Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate
Yarn: Loops & Threads Woolike
Crochet Hook: G 4.00mm
Finished Size: Fits the 11.5″ Fashion Doll.
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
Fldc = Front Loop Double Crochet
Flsc = Font Loop Single Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Special Stitch Instructions:
Ch 31, (or any multiple of 2 + 1)
Instead of chaining 31, you could also make 30 Foundation Single Crochets, or any even number. Then skip row 1 and begin at row 2.
Row 1: Working into back bumps, sc in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across. Turn. [30 sc]
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), *sk next st, fldc in next st, fldc in skipped st; rep from * across; fldc in last st. Turn. [30 sts, Or, 2 dc and 14 crossed sts]
Row 3: Ch 1, flsc in first st and into each st across. Turn. [30 sts].
Rows 4-11: Rep rows 2 & 3. Fasten Off at row 11 leaving an 8-10″ tail for sewing.
Fold the rectangle in half with the wrong sides facing out. Sew the seam along each side leaving a hole big enough for the arms.
You might also enjoy more FREE Barbie Crochet Patterns on CPB.