In this tutu tutorial I share how to add a tulle skirt to any amigurumi project. It’s quick, easy and a very inexpensive way to make your toy unique and full of personality.
I have a true affection for crocheted pigs. There’s just something about their cute little noses and pointed ears that makes me smile. While I was making this new pig I was finding that something just wasn’t right. As I pondered which direction to take the heavens opened up and the word “tulle” dropped right into my mind. Immediately I knew that this little pink girl needed a tutu.
Materials UsedAnimal Friends of Pica Pau: Gather All 20 Colorful Amigurumi Animal Characters Tulle Fabric Spool/Roll 6 inch x 100 yards (300 feet), 34 Colors Available, On Sale Now! (purple) FURLS Odyssey Yellow Crochet Hook 6″ (3.50 mm (E))
I chose light pink and purple tulle but any color or combination of colors would look great. There are so many different options, from lightweight to heavy, from matte to sparkly. In the end I only used 1/2 yard total. I do like to keep some on hand when the need for tulle strikes.
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I cut the tulle in strips of 1.5″ wide and 9″ long. This worked well for the length I wanted the skirt. To make a skirt the length you want, measure and then double the number since you will be folding the strip over when attaching it. My pig’s skirt is 4.5″ long from where it is attached to the bottom.
- I knew I would be adding a skirt from the beginning of making the pig. So at the waist I crocheted in the BLO (back loop only) to be able to attach the skirt easily.
- Next fold over the tulle strip, insert your hook underneath the loop and pull the tulle from the center fold.
- Pull the tulle strip through the loop.
- Continue to pull the tulle strip through the loop. At this point I adjusted the ends so they were even lengths.
- Now you have a large tulle loop on one side of the stitch and two tulle ends on the other side. Pull both ends through the tulle loop.
- Pull the loop taut to secure.
- I added two strips for each stitch and alternated pink and purple.
- Finally I trimmed the ends so they were mostly even but perfection wasn’t the goal.
I am ecstatic about how she turned out and am sure that every single animal I make from this day forward will have a tulle skirt!