I followed pattern #45 from Sticka till Barbie, but I made lots of mistakes. Luckily, this nubby yarn (Lion Brand Bon Bons in Celebrate) is fairly forgiving. I used the colors leftover from my other Barbie projects, so hopefully Vivi will be forgiving, too.
This bodacious boa is an easy knit. The yarn is Lion Brand Fun Fur in red. Cast on 100 stitches on size 1 needles. Garter stitch for 4cm. Cast off, and fluff with your fingers! It’s that easy. The original instructions are from Sticka till Barbie, #752 by Margaret Smith.
Remember this old girl, Fashion Queen Barbie? She came in an Egyptian-looking bathing suit with a head scarf and 3 wigs! Only this blond one has survived at my house.
She’s my latest model since Hispanic Barbie is visiting with Vivien. I was looking for a simple knitted dress pattern, but the one I found was not simple at all. So, I came up with my own. It needs some tweaking before I share it.
I’ll try again, after I have a go at the “rainbow dress” Vivi has requested. I’m also going to try a Fun Fur wrap!
I love to order stuff online. When my package comes, it’s just like Christmas. I have called my UPS man Santa. These patterns are a recent purchase from Paradise Publications:
Here, of course, is the crocheted jewelry pattern I had to have>
Then, I had to have one of their gorgeous crocheted doll costume patterns: