Barbie Doll Sweater

Barbie Doll Sweater

Knitting instructions for the Barbie doll in your life!

What you need

25 g ball of double knitting wool
3 1/4 mm knitting needles



Barbie dolls have been a beloved toy for generations, and many of us have fond memories of playing with these iconic dolls. While Barbie dolls come with a variety of outfits, there’s something special about making your own clothing for them.

Not only does it allow you to personalize your Barbie’s wardrobe, but it also gives you the opportunity to hone your knitting skills. That’s why I’m excited to share this free knitting pattern for a Barbie doll sweater!

With just a few basic materials and some knitting know-how, you’ll be able to create a cozy and stylish sweater that’s perfect for the Barbie doll in your life. Whether you’re a seasoned knitter or just starting out, this pattern is easy to follow and can be completed in just a few hours.


Back and front:

Cast on 20 sts
3 rows stst.
3 rows K2, P2 rib
4 rows stst – mark ends of last row.
3 rows stst
2 rows knit
K1, P1 to end
P1, K1 to end.
Repeat last 2 rows three times more.
Cast off 5 sts at beg. next 2 rows (continuing in moss st)
10 sts remain
2 rows of K1,P1 rib inc 1 st each end of each row.
14 sts remain
rib 1 row K1, P1
3 rows stst
Cast off loosely

Join front and back sections.


Right side facing pick up 20sts between marked sections.
3 rows K2, P2 rib
4 rows stst
Continuing in stst, dec. 1 st each end of next 2 rows.
4 rows K2,P2 rib.
Cast off. Sew sleeves.

Barbie Jumper

User: Craftorama sent us a picture of her knitted Barbie sweater. Barbie has never looked so hip!



  1. Patricia Alves-Souza says

    Could someone please help me? I am a beginner but with lots of ambition!

    I am finding the pattern difficult at this point

    -Cast off 5 sts at beg. next 2 rows (continuing in moss st)
    – 10 sts remain

    How I am going to manage to remain only 10 sts if I cast off 5 from 20 in total ?

    I would appreciate any help.

    Kind regards,

    Patricia ( from Brasil)

    • It means you cast off 5 from the beginning of the next two rows – so cast off 5 continue to end (15 stitches) then for the next row, cast off 5, continue to end (10 stitches remain.)

  2. maureen furlong says

    Very nice pattern.

  3. this is so nice i cannot wait to knit it for my grandaughter

  4. Easy to knit and nice on the doll .. made a few and little girl pleased . Thank you for this patten

  5. impressive. haha now add some tiny cables too it. now THAT would really impress me.+

  6. Took a morning to knit and sew but looks good and easy to follow .. Thanks for the pattern .. Shall be making some more of these..

  7. What does it mean when they say ‘join front and back sections’???

  8. Excellent pattern. Thanks. My granddaughter will love it.

  9. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    Anyone want to offer to knit this up and take a photo ?

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