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Hooded Jacket for 11.5″ Fashion Doll

This hooded Barbie jacket crochet pattern is available in two sizes, one for Ken and one for Barbie. Both jackets are worked up in simple stitches, using minimal shaping to bring about a pretty jacket that children will enjoy.

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Both are shown in a solid color, but you could just as well add some stripes to make them match other doll accessories that your kids may have. Either way, this crochet doll jacket is sure to bring lots of fun and laughter during your children’s make-believe play hours.

The jackets can be worn over another doll outfit, making dress-up play even more fun. It doesn’t matter whether Barbie likes to wear pants, a mini skirt or a long dress, this jacket will be a great addition to her wardrobe.

Another bonus of this Barbie doll jacket is that it is easy to make and you don’t need much yarn.

Plus, they make for the perfect stocking stuffers during the Christmas holidays! Or, gift them any time of year as a small surprise gift.

The Construction

This pattern is worked in four pieces. The body is worked in one piece from the front, to the back and around to the other side. The sleeves are then crocheted separately and attached to the body. As for the hood, it is crocheted directly to the top after everything else is completed.

In the images shown, neither one of the jackets has a closure. I didn’t have any closures on hand, but wanted to get the pattern out for testing so I took them without any closures. You can add a small piece of velcro, or small snap buttons, whichever you prefer.

Another option is to use a loop and button closure for even more style. Maybe not so much for Ken, but I think it would add a nice touch on Barbie’s jacket.

The Yarn

I used Patons Canadiana, the New Generation, which is a soft #4 medium worsted weight yarn. Although the yarn is labeled as a #4 weight yarn, I find that it is a bit thinner than some other yarns in that category, like Red Heart Super Saver. This could just be because of the softness, but it seemed to work well with a G crochet hook.

With that said, the jackets are fairly stiff due to the hook and yarn combination. But I think the stiffer fabric will make it easier for smaller children to get their dollies dressed. What do you think?

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The Size

The pattern provides instructions for two sizes, one for Ken and one for Barbie. You might be able to use this crochet doll hoodie pattern for other similar-sized dolls as well.

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This crochet Barbie hoodie pattern is available in two sizes; one for Barbie and one for Ken.
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Skill Level

Materials

  • Yarn: Patons Canadiana – The New Generation 1 ball is enough for both jackets.
  • Crochet Hook: G/6-4.25MM
  • Closures: Small strip of velcro, OR, 3 snap buttons
  • Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.

Measurements

  • Gauge: Measures 1" over 4 sts and just over 4 rows.
  • Finished Size: Will fit 11.5" fashion dolls – Ken and Barbie.

Abbreviations

  • Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
  • FO = Fasten Off
  • Fsc = Foundation Single Crochet
  • Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Sk = Skip
  • St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
  • Yo = Yarn Over

Special Stitch Instructions

  • Foundation Single Crochet (fsc): Insert hook into designated stitch, yo and pull through one lp on hook, yo and pull through both lps on hook.

Notes

  • The body is worked in vertical rows starting at the front of one side and worked around the back and finished off on the other side.
  • Instructions are given for the small (Barbie's Size). Special instructions for the larger (Ken's Size) are in brackets ()

Instructions

  • Ch 15, (17)
  • Row 1: Working into back bumps, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. [14, (16) sts]
  • Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. [14, (16) sts]
  • Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, 1 fsc in same st as where last st was made. Turn. [15, (17) sts]
  • Rows 4-6: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. [15, (17) sts]
  • Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first 8, (9) sts. Turn. [8, (9) sts]
  • Rows 8-10: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. [8, (9) sts]
  • Row 11: Ch 1, sc in each st across, ch 8, (9). Turn. [8, (9) sts and 8, (9) chs]
  • Row 12: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch and st across. Turn. [15, (17) sts]
  • Rows 13-22: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. [15, (17) sts]
  • Row 23: Ch 1, sc in first 8, (9) sts. Turn. [8, (9) sts]
  • Rows 24-26: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. [8, (9) sts]
  • Row 27: Ch 1, sc in each st across, fsc in same st as where last st was made, work another 6, (7) fsc. Turn. [15, (17) sts]
  • Rows 28-29: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. [15, (17) sts]
  • Row 30: Ch 1, sk first st, sc in next st and in each st across. [14, (16) sts]
  • Rows 31-32: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Fasten off at last row. [14, (16) sts]
  • Fold the vest and tack the shoulder seams at the top along the first two rows next to the armholes.
  • Here is the front view of the jacket before the sleeves are attached.
  • Here is the top of the shoulder seam.

Sleeves (Make 2)

  • The Sleeves are worked from the bottom up.

Increase Rows

  • Ch 9, (10)
  • Row 1: Working into back bumps, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. [8, (9) sts]
  • Rows 2-5: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. [8, (9) sts]
  • Rows 6-10: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st and in each st across. Turn. [13, (14) sts at last row.]

For Large Only:

  • Row 11: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st and in each st across. Turn. (15) sts

For Both Sizes:

  • Next 2 Rows: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. [13, (15) sts]

Decrease Rows for Both Sizes:

  • Rows 1-4: Ch 1, sk first st, sc in next st and in each st across. Turn. [9, (11) sts] Continue with row 5 for the large. FO for the small.

For Large Only:

  • Row 5: Ch 1, sk first st, sc in next st and in each st across. Turn. (10 sts) FO.

Both Sizes

  • Sew the sleeves along the edges of the increase rows and straight rows leaving the decrease rows open.

Seaming the Sleeves

  • Turn the sleeves right side out. With the right sides of the jacket and sleeves facing, sew the sleeves to the jacket so that the seams of the sleeves fall underneath the arms.
  • Joining Sleeves Part 1:
  • Joining Sleeves Part 2:
  • Joining Sleeves Part 3:
  • Joining Sleeves Part 4:

Hood:

  • With right side of work facing, attach yarn to the second row in the top right neckline.
  • Ch 1, work 20 sc sts evenly along the neckline leaving the last row unworked.
  • Rows 2-14: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. FO leaving a tail long enough to sew the hood along the last row. To sew the hood, fold it in half with the right sides facing and stitch along the top.

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10 Comments

      1. I guess I am one of those nobs because I can’t even figure out your instruction. Have pulled out several times. HELP!

          1. Sorry I haven’t got back to you. I watched a tutorial on fsc and found my mistake. I was adding 6 fsc into the same stitch and saw on tutorial how to correctly do it. Thanks for getting back and sorry I didn’t check that you had. This has been a wonderfulpattern except for my mistake.

  1. Thanks for sharing. It looks like a nice jacket.
    I’m making the large version and I’m stuck in row 11. I have 9 SC and then 8 ch.
    Then I turn, does that mean I have a loop of 9 ch ?? I continue with the next 9 SC and 9 ch.
    Is it OK to have that loop?

    1. Hi Mar, At row 11 if you’re making the large you have 9 sc and 9 chs. Then for row 12 you sc into the chs from row 11, starting with the 2nd ch from the hook and all the way across into each chain and into each stitch for a total of 17 sts.

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