What little girl doesn’t love tutus? Use this crochet pattern to make an adorable no-sew tutu with crochet waistband for your baby or little girls. This tutu fits 18-month olds and up to 3T.
My niece Olivia has a birthday coming up. The party theme is going to be princess/ballerina. So what better gift could I create other than her very own tutu. <3
This is how I made my band. I am just telling you how I created mine. Every size would be different. Your stitch doesn’t have to be the star stitch. You can make your band with a simple stitch like HDC or even DC.
I used a 5 MM hook and medium weight “I love this yarn”
HDC across the CH (once the band was finished. This is the row I added my tulle through)
and add 2 rows of Star stitch
Turn to go down the edge of the band to create the button loops/holes.
SC, CH 2, skip 2 spaces, slip stitch into next two spaces, CH 2, skip 2 spaces, SC, slip stitch into corner. finish off.
Now the fun part! Tulle!! I didn’t measure mine, I actually used my table as a guide for length. My guess is that my tulle is cut into about 2.5 foot long strips.
Insert hook through the HDC (bottom row of tutu)
Fold tulle in half over the hook.
Pull hook through the stitch, making a loop with the tulle.
Pull the tulle through the loop you just made.
Tug to make nice and snug.
Work the entire way across. Beautiful!
Next I made my pretty little bows. To do this I just tied tulle into bows and then attached them over every 20th strip of tulle. Check out my step by step instructions for making and adding tulle bows. 🙂
Add some pretty buttons. I made two rows so that the band was adjustable. Thanks Debbie Dearest for the great idea!
Why not make a cute matching princess crown to go with it!? 🙂