Fairies, princesses, queens and little girls all have one thing in common they all love big fun tutus. My girls have always loved playing dress up and using their imagination. I always encourage all my kids to use their imaginations. Having a costume or something they imagine with makes it that much more fun. My youngest daughter has inherited most of her costumes from her older brothers and sister, even a few cool costumes from her cousins. But in all her costumes she didn’t have a tutu. A huge oversight on my part! It was time to make her something of her own and a DIY tutu seemed to be the perfect item.
This DIY tutu has a wide crocheted band that is soft and buttons in the back that are adjustable, making this tutu fit many different sizes and ages for a long time.
- Darice White All Things You Acrylic Yarn
- Darice Size G Crochet Hook
- Oversized Crochet Hook
- Darice Plastic Buttons
- Darice Radiant Tulle in colors Light Pink and Raspberry
- Tapestry Needle
Crochet DIY Tutu Pattern
Row ~ 1 – Half double crochet into the second stitch from the hook. Half double crochet in each stitch remaining, for 20 stitches. Chain 2 and turn your work.
Row ~ 2 – Double crochet in each stitch across. Chain 2 and turn your work.
Row ~ 3 – Half double crochet in each stitch across. Chain 2 and turn your work.
Alternate between Row 2 and 3 until you reach the desired length. I made my crocheted band about 36 inches long, remember crochet will stretch.
Second to Last Row ~ After you reach the desired length and have turned your work single crochet into the first three stitches, then chain 3, skip a stitch and single crochet into the next two stitches, chain three, skip a stitch and single crochet into the next 2 stitches, chain three, skip a stitch and single crochet until the end of the row. Chain one and turn your work.
Last Row ~ Single crochet into each single crochet, three single crochet into the space created by the chain 3 in the previous row.
Use the needle and thread to sew the buttons on. I made my crochet band long enough to add two rows of buttons so the tutu will continue to fit her for a long time.
Use alternating colors of tulle in long lengths. I used lengths of tulle about two feet long, however you can adjust the length of the tulle according to how tall the girl wearing it will be.
Fold the length of tulle in half. Put a large crochet hook through one of the spaces between a double crochet and hook onto the fold in the tulle.