Might be a little MIA…

I know, I just returned!  On Tuesday my nana passed away, today and tomorrow I will be attending her services and then spending time with family.  While I am saddened by her death and will miss her, she is finally at rest and will be joining her husband.

Besides the services I desperately need to do some cleaning and organizing around this house.  I have 4 laundry baskets piled high with clean laundry and literally have a mountain of dirty laundry in the Drama Queens’ bedroom.  I have stuff I do need to post, so I will be working on that as well.

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Tuesday Fun: Easy Crochet Tutu Dress

This is going to be another new fun thing I am going to try and keep up with.  It is going to have cute craft ideas, quick and easy ways to make food fun and some ideas of stuff I have come up with.

 Easy Crochet Tutu Dress


  • Crochet hook
  • Yarn of choice (I usually use 1/2 – full skein of a soft worsted weight, you can use a bulkier yarn if you like, just accommodate for it)
  • 25-100 yards of tulle (this varies depending on the waist size of the child and how full you want the skirt)
  • Ribbon (I will sometimes add ribbon into my skirt as well as use it to create a halter top)
  • Scissors

These are super simple to make (if you crochet, if not you can purchase those stretchy crochet headbands and skip the crochet part).

I begin with my favorite hook size (5mm) and I figure out my gauge (which varies every time I crochet, you can get yours by creating a chain of 10 and creating 10 rows, from there you can determine the length per single crochet and per row).  Once I have my gauge I measure around the chest and from just under the armpits to the waist to determine how large a bodice I will need to create.  Most of my bodices are just simple single crochet, that I may change colors on.  I will sometimes do an overlapping shell on the bottom to give it some flair and to hide where I attach the tulle.

Determine how long you want the skirt to be.  I will usually do mine around a foot long, so I will cut my tulle into 2 foot sections.  Then figure out how many sections you will need.  I usually add 2 sections of tulle to each single crochet around because I like a full skirt.  You can add one section to each single crochet or skip and do every other.  I fold each piece in half and then loop it through, after I am done some times I will trim them to all be equal, other times I will leave them different lengths to give it more of a punk look.

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