Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Doggie Tutu Free Crochet Pattern

I am So very thankful for my fans and followers.
To Say thank-you, I have written a crochet pattern
that is great for any fun dress up occasion
or costume.
Doggie Tutu
This tutu is also very comfy for your dog, 
or pet to wear.
And it is totally adjustable for any size.

We made a Video of How to 
Crochet the band and add the tulle skirt.
See This Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Dog Tutu Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
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SKill: Easy

Hook : H
Yarn Needle
Tape Measure
Ribbon- 24 inches of your choice ribbon
1 Decorative Button of Choice
Rolled Tulle- About 18 12 inch length - your choice of colors

Yarn- Caron Simply Soft, worsted weight yarn- any color
Any color of Worsted weight yarn can be used, I really the softness
and shininess of Caron Simply soft for this project.

Stitches used:
Chain - ch
Double Crochet - dc
Slip Stitch - sl st

Getting Started:
The first thing you need to do is measure your dog's tummy according to the picture.
Add one inch to the measurement for comfy fit.

Belly Band -

Note : Ch1 at the end of each row is a turning ch, and does not count as a st.

R : 1 - Ch 10, turn. 1 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 dc in each ch across, ch1, turn

R : 2 - 1 dc in the 1st 2 dc, ch1, skip the next dc, 1 dc in the next 2 dc, ch1, skip the next dc, 1 dc in the st 3 dcs, ch1, turn ( 2dc, ch1, skip1, 2dc, ch1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch1, turn)

R : 3 - 1 dc in each dc and in each ch across, ch1, turn

R : 4 - Repeat R : 2 ( 2dc, ch1, skip1, 2dc, ch1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch1, turn)

Continue to repeat R: 3 and R : 4 until the length needed, Making sure to end row on the end with 2dc. (We will be attaching the Tulle on the side with 3dc.)

Top Edging : Turn, ch 4, sl st in the next row side. * ch 4, sl st in the next row side. Repeat from * across top of belly band. Tie off leaving about a 18 inch tail of yarn to sew the band closed later. Do not sew closed till after the tulle is attached.

Attaching the Tulle for the Tutu:

1. Cut the Rolled Tulle in 12 inch lengths - I used 24 pieces. You can use more or less.

It just depends on how full of a tutu you want. if your dog is Bigger, you can use longer then 12 inch lengths, as well.

2. Lay 2 lengths of Tulle, one on top of the other, for a double thickness. Fold in half and pinch the middle together. With your Crochet hook, loop the Center of the Tulle through the 2nd and 3rd dc in the center of the bottom of the belly band. Then pull through, gently pulling it snug.

3. Continue this same technique, working from the center out, on each side of belly band.

I wanted the tummy left without tulle, for going potty, but you can continue to work all the way around if you desire.

Also, you may need to trim the tulle, mine definitely needed trimming.

Embellishments :

I chose Halloween Ribbon and a Sparkle Pumpkin Button.

I attached the Ribbon and sewed on the button in the back center of the belly band, as close and I could to the tutu skirt.



Corinna said...

I love this pattern! I can't wait to try it. My little girl will look so cute!!! Thanks for posting it.

Corinna Casillas

Posh Pooch Designs said...

You are welcome.

Anonymous said...

I have a border collie that weighs 42lbs. I want to make a tutu for her to wear for her birthday. Should I make hers thicker than the one you are showing here?