Crochet Top Tutu Dress for an Older Girl (Frozen Inspired Elsa Tutu Dress Up)
Can't sew or Crochet!!..Do not worry ..read on to see how you can buy all the materials and make a no SEW Tutu Dress with a bought Crochet Headband top. even the Craft Challenged could make a beautiful dress easily.
More importantly it is 9 years old verified, with friends delighted and wanting one too. My Niece just loves it as it has not been off her since she got it!
Since she is growing like a wild just now I wanted something that would give a little bit room to grow. So I made the back open with a ribbon threaded down the back so it can be made bigger or smaller as needed.
It really was easy and There is NO sewing! (ok threading in the loose ends but thats it!)
Once you have created your crochet top you can then add the tulle using slip knots around the bottom.
If your not sure how to do this you can visit my page here where I show you how to make a no sew Tutu.
for my Bodice I used Red Heart Soft Baby Steps - Aqua (00006) Beautiful silky and very soft! It works up beautifully
I have seen people using the elasticated crochet Headbands
as the bodice (THESE are fab!) and cheap too!
To create your Tutu Dress Here is what you need. Theses are so cheap the prices are ridiculous-ly cheap! !
I crocheted this bodice using the Box stitch or the Crazy shell stitch.
Basically you crochet a rectangle shape that will fit the size of chid , underarm measurements - just below waist level
Make the chain long enough to fit around Bust area! You need ot make sure your chain is multiples of three...(like 33)
I made it long enough to fit my nieces body and wide enough to fit comfortably around her chest area.
sc= single crochet
dc= double crochet
Row 1: Begin with a chain, in multiples of three, plus one extra. 33+1 =34 sts total.
Row 2: in the 4th stitch from hook work 3dc, Skip the next 3 stitches,
Sc in the next stitch, ch3, *make 3dc in SAME space as Sc you just made,
skip 3 stitches and sc in next* Repeat from * across and end with a Sc. TURN
Row 3: Ch3, and make 3dc into the base of the Ch 3 just made, Sc in the next chain 3 space. *Chain 3, make 3 dc in the same chain 3 space. Sc in the next chain 3 space.* Repeat * across. And end with a Sc. TURN
You will repeat Row 3 until you reach the LENGTH you require which is from under arm to waist.
Close up of Back of Elsa
Inspired Frozen DIY dress.
Finishing OFF your bodice:
As you can see from the picture here I single crocheted up and down the back opening in sc.
On the LAST rows I used single crochet, skip 1 single crochet in next st * Repeat to create a loop the thread the ribbons .
Adding the TULLE to make your dress
Cut several lengths of tulle (double your length of how long you want your skirt to be)
I threaded the 6 inch wide lengths of tulle through the bottom row of the bodice. and secured using a slip knot (tight) around the dress filling in any spaces and gaps.
|How to secure your tulle If you would like to see the FULL tutorial to make a Tutu without sewing see HERE|