I designed this dress because of all the inspiration from the other tutu's out there. They are so beautiful!! This one is sized from 12 months to 4 T. The top part is crocheted to look like little tulips. Have fun with this, PLEASE POST PICS on my Facebook page. Thanks!
Tulips and Tulle Spring Dress
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3 colors of choice. I used Bernat Satin colors Snow, Fern, and Maitai.
Tulle…I used 6 in by 15 ft tulle that I purchased at Walmart.
Ribbon of choice
Ch-chain St(s)- stitch(es)
Dc- double crochet Hdc- half double crochet
Lp(s)-loop(s) Sc-single crochet
Sl st- slip stitch Sk- skip
Yo-yarn over V-st- (dc, ch 1, dc)
BLO- back loop only
Dc-cl-double crochet cluster
Yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, (yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, yo, pull through all 5 lps on hook, ch 1.
4x4in hdc =16 sts and 11 rows
Chest Measurements (these are approximate and received from commercial size charts)
12 months=18” 18 months =19” 24 months=20” 3 years= 21” 4 years= 22”
Color A- Maitai Color B- Snow Color C-Fern
With Color A Ch 85 (97,100, 103,106) sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and sc in each ch across. Sl st to join to begin working in the round. (85,96,99,102,105 sc)
Rnd 1: Color B
Ch 2, hdc in the next st, and in each ch across, sl st to top of ch 2. (85,96,99,102,105 sc)
Rnd 2: Color C
Ch 4, (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in the same as starting ch, Sk 2 sts, *V-st (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next st, sk 2 sts,* rep from * to * around. Sl st to ch 1 sp. (28, 32 ,33 34, 35 v-sts)
Rnd 3: Color A
Ch 3, dc-cluster in same ch 1 sp, ch 1, *dc-cl in next ch 1 sp, ch 1,* rep from * to * around, sl st to ch 3. (28, 32, 33, 34, 35 dc-cl)
Rnd 4: Color B (work in BLO)
Ch 2, hdc in the next st, and in each st and ch 1 sp across, sl st to top of ch 2. (85,96,99,102,105 sc)
For 12 months to size 2, repeat Rnds 2 , 3 and 4 one more time.
For sizes 3 ,4 repeat Rnds 2, 3,and 4, two more times.
With Color A
Ch 1, sc in the next st and in each stitch around. (85,96,100,105,110 sc) Finish off and weave in ends.
Beginning round of the skirt:
With color A, on the opposite side of the starting ch, sl st to join color and ch 2, *sk next 2 sts, sc in the next* rep from * to * around. Finish off
For the tulle, I measured my pieces at 20 inches for 12 months. For other sizes measure from bodice to desired length and times that by 2 then add 2 inches for the knot.
For a real full skirt, use 2 pieces of tulle per ch 2 sp. For my skirt I used 1 piece per space.
Images provided by Jaime Holmberg from www.facebook.com/alltiedinknots
We are going to use the Lark Foot Knot to add the tulle to the bodice in the ch 2 spaces we made at the end. Hold the bodice so that the hook slides into the ch 2 sp from the bottom of the bodice. Grab the tulle and pull thru the ch 2 sp about an inch or so, take the ends of the tulle and pull through the hole made in the tulle on the other side, pull tightly and create the knot. Repeat using the tulle in every ch 2 sp around.
Cut ribbon or crochet 2 straps to:
12 months- 7.5 inches
Size 2- 8 inches
Size 3- 8.5 inches
Size 4- 9 inches
To place straps measure IN from edge approx.
12 months- 1.5 inches
Size 2- 2 inches
Size 3- 2.5 inches
Size 4- 3 inches
Using thread, stitch the strap to the inside of the bodice on the front and back.
Add ribbon if desired around the waist and Viola’ done.
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