As I was sitting in church on Sunday an idea popped into my head. I wasn’t super happy with how the new piggie I was making was turning out. Something just wasn’t right. Thankfully the heavens opened up and the word “tulle” dropped right into my mind! I immediately knew that the pig needed a tutu! These are the steps I took and I hope that you find them useful!
I used light pink and purple tulle but any color or combination of colors would look great. I bought it at Walmart for only $0.97/yard so I bought a yard of each color. I likely only used 1/2 yard total.
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!