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Crochet Tutu Waistband

Crochet Tutu Waistband

Crochet Tutu Waistband - Dearest Debi Patterns

I made this crochet tutu waistband for my little girl before she turned a year old so I wanted something that was easy to put on and just as easy to take off.

I looked all over for tutorials on how to make tutu’s and found most of them worked around an elastic band and they were all closed style tutu’s, meaning you had to pull them on and off like a pair of pants so I had to implement a way to have easier access.

I worked up this button up crochet tutu and at first my little one didn’t like it, mostly just because she didn’t know what to make of the way the tulle felt but now she loves it and wants to wear it all the time and it’s perfect to take on and off easily and quickly for those times she changes her mind.
Crochet Tutu Waistband - Dearest Debi Patterns

Crochet Tutu Waistband Pattern Notes..


Crochet Pattern Difficulty Rating - Advanced Beginner

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Instructions are for 19″ waist. For each 1 inch increase add 5 sts.


Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Ombres and Prints Yarn
(I used 1.5oz ball of main colour and a few yards of an alternate colour)


US E4/3.50mm


5 hdc = 1 inch


  • 32″ long strips of 3″ wide tulle (you will need 5 strips per inch so for the 19″ waistband you will need 95 strips) If you would like you can add ribbon in a few spaces
  • 2 buttons 3/4″ size

Crochet Tutu Waistband - Dearest Debi Patterns

Adding tulle..

Working along the chain edge, insert hook into a chain space..

Crochet Tutu Waistband - Dearest Debi Patterns

Fold tulle in half, placing  fold over hook..

Crochet Tutu Waistband - Dearest Debi Patterns

Pull tulle through chain space to create a loop..

Crochet Tutu Waistband - Dearest Debi Patterns

Hook the tulle tail over the hook..

Crochet Tutu Waistband - Dearest Debi Patterns

Pull tulle all the way through the loop..

Crochet Tutu Waistband - Dearest Debi Patterns

Once the ends of the tulle have been pulled through the loop, tighten knot.

Crochet Tutu Waistband - Dearest Debi Patterns

 Crochet Tutu Waistband Pattern..

Sew on buttons.

Tutu Waistband

Create DateNovember 29, 2013
Last UpdatedFebruary 2, 2015
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  1. says

    what a cute idea! I plan to make some for my granddaughters 18 inch dolls. smaller thread, smaller needle and the rocking horse buttons I have should be just the right size. thanks for sharing!

  2. Leah says

    Oh this is perfect timing. My brother is getting married and I saw a cute tutu dress, but wasn’t sure how to do the top. This is just perfect!! I’m sure it will wash much better than the ribbon ones. Thanks

  3. Leah says

    oh, and the dress if for our baby girl. She will be 18 months at his wedding. I should have mentioned that.

    • DearestDebi says

      Just make sure to measure her waist before hand, I’ve included instructions for 19″ waist and how to add to it if need be. :)

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