Tutu

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I was wondering what would happen if I tried to crochet a tutu. This is the answer. Because it is made with sc stitches this tutu is very dense, labour intensive and also quite heavy. Its weight gives it a nice swishing motion when you twirl or jump. The way I’ve designed it, it needs to be put on over your head, but there is no chance of it falling down.

The tutu is made with 8ply wool and a 4mm hook and the pattern is written in American crochet notation.

The pattern describes how to make this exact tutu. But down the bottom are some instructions on adapting it for your size.

Waistband

Chain 100, slip stitch into the first chain to form a ring.

Rounds 1 – 4: sc in each stitch

Frills

Round 5: increase in every sc

Round 6: increase in the first sc, sc in the next sc – repeat

Round 7: increase in the first sc, sc in the next 2 sc – repeat

Round 8: increase in the first sc, sc in the next 3 sc – repeat

Round 9: increase in the first sc, sc in the next 4 sc – repeat

Round 10: increase in the first sc, sc in the next 5 sc – repeat

Round 11: increase in the first sc, sc in the next 6 sc – repeat

Rounds 12 – 33: sc in every sc

Fasten off, weave in ends.

How to adapt the pattern

Make a chain ring that is big enough to go over your head and sit on your waist, but small enough to not fall below your hips. Sc around for 4 rounds to create the waist. Then follow the instructions for rounds 5 – 11. Then just make sc rounds until it is as long as you want. Enjoy 🙂

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