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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Toddler Tutu Dress {Free Crochet Pattern}

I made this tutu dress for my now 4 year old, when she was turning 2. The dress is forgiving in size, as it stretches a bit. She was able to wear it for well over a year.

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The dress is worked in rounds, beginning with the top of the body, working downward. Increases are made to the skirt to give it a full and ruffled effect.
I added a little bow to embellish the dress. You can add one too, or customize it to your liking. A flower would look very pretty, too.
A couple of other crocheters have shared their customizations with me when I had this posted on my old site. One did a really cute red, white, and blue stars and stripes theme for Independence Day, and another used blue and yellow yarn to turned it into a Snow White dress. I am very impressed with their creativity!
If you make this dress, either as is or your own spin on it, I'd love to see! Please share a photo on my Facebook page.

Toddler Tutu Dress

Supplies:
Size H hook
Lion Brand Pound of Love yarn. (I didn't use the whole skein.)
Yarn Needle


Pattern:
Starting with the body of the dress:
Ch 78, join to first ch to form a loop. Be careful not to twist it.
*Note: The first stitch of each row will be in the same stitch as the join.
Round 1: Ch 2, hdc in each around. Join to first hdc with a slip stitch. (78)
Round 2-3: Ch 2, hdc in each around. Join to first hdc with a slip stitch. (78)
Round 4: Ch 2 hdc in back loop only in each stitch around. Join. (78)
Round 5: Ch 2 hdc in front loop only in each stitch around. Join. (78)
Rounds 6-28: Repeat rounds 4 and 5.
Round 29: Ch 2, hdc in both loops in each around. (78)
(this starts the skirt of the dress)
Round 30: Ch 2 [hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. Join. (91)
Round 31:  Ch 2 [hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. Join. (104)
Round 32: Ch 2 [hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. Join. (117)
Round 33: Ch 2 [hdc in next 8 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. Join. (130)
Round 34: Ch 2 [hdc in next 9 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. Join. (143)
Round 35: Ch 2 [hdc in next 10 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. Join. (156)
Round 36: Ch 2 [hdc in next 11 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. Join. (169)
Round 37: Ch 2 [hdc in next 12 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. Join. (182)
Round 38: Ch 2 [hdc in next 13 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. Join. (195)
Round 39: Ch 2 [hdc in next 14 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. Join. (208)
Round 40: Ch 2 [hdc in next 15 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. Join. (221)
Round 41: Ch 2 [hdc in next 16 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. Join. (234)
Round 42: Ch 2 [hdc in next 17 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. Join. (247)
Round 43: Ch 2 [hdc in next 18 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. Join. (260)
Round 44: Ch 2 [hdc in next 19 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. Join. (273)
Round 45: Ch 2 [hdc in next 20 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. Join. (286)
Round 46: Ch 2 [hdc in next 21 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. Join. (299)
Round 47: Ch 2 [hdc in next 22 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. Join. (302)
Round 48: Ch 2 [hdc in next 23 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. Join. (315)
Round 40: Ch 2 [hdc in next 24 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. Join. (328)
Round 50: Ch 2 [hdc in next 25 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. Join. (314)
Finish off and weave in ends.

Straps:
Starting from the back "seam" and working toward the right, count 31 sts. Attach yarn. Working the back side of the foundation chain:
Row 1: hdc in same stitch as join, and in the next 2 sts. Turn. (3)
Row 2-22: ch 2, hdc 3. Turn. (3)
Attach to the back, criss-crossing, to the 10th stitch from the left of the "seam". Slip stitch 3.

Repeat with other strap, counting 29 sts to the left of the "seam" to join. Then attach the finished strap to the 13th stitch from the right of the"seam".

Using yarn and a yarn needle, stitch over where the straps meet the body, to reinforce.

Weave in all ends.

If desired, you can add a bow or flower to the dress.




Happy Crocheting!
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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so muc for sharing. I have a link up in my blog today, join if you like.

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    1. Thank you! I got to the party a little too late to link, but I will try to make it next time. :)

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