Crochet Tutu Waistband
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 free pattern..
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Instructions are for 19″ waist. For each 1 inch increase add 5 sts.
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn 340g/400g (I used 1.5oz ball of main colour and a few yards of an alternate colour)
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
Ch 96, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (95 hdc)
Row 2 & 3: ch 1, turn, hdc in each hdc across, tightly ch 7, join with sl st to beg ch of row 1, fasten off and weave in ends. (95 hdc)
Row 4: Join in alternate colour by drawing up a loop in the last hdc of row 3, sc in same hdc and in each hdc across, fasten off and weave in ends.
Working along the chain edge, insert hook into a chain space..
Fold tulle in half, placing fold over hook..
Pull tulle through chain space to create a loop..
Hook the tulle tail over the hook..
Pull tulle all the way through the loop..
Once the ends of the tulle have been pulled through the loop, tighten knot.
Sew on buttons.
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