My fairy-ballerina… It is incredible as fairy and ballerina outfits fascinate girls since they are very young, actually some moms too, who didn’t resist to make one for her little one…

A ball of a beautiful shiny lilac cotton yarn coming from Luxembourg (thanks to my aunt!!!) has paid off! By crocheting, I made out of it: a tiara (free pattern at Traditionally Emily), a magic wand (free star pattern at Crochet Dinamite), a flower-applique and, as a centrepiece, fairy wings.

To make the fairy-ballet tutu, hand-sewed in less the half an hour, I just needed 5 metres of white tulle folded in 6 layers, 5 metres of lilac netting folded in 12 loops and half a metre of an elastic band.

How to make beautiful and eco-friendly crochet fairy wings

I browsed a lot on the internet and Pinterest looking for a model for wings that I liked, and I also found some ideas, but in the end I created them in an original way and recycling stuff at home…

I up-cycled two metal coat hangers (1) that I modelled into wings, cut and fastened with adhesive tape (2). I worked the whole perimeter of each wing with single crochet stitches (3), and then I filled the wings area. First, I made sections by crocheting long chains (4) that then I filled with small circles, cords, little flowers, all crocheted (5). Be careful to the symmetry of the two parts! Two elastic band were put as shoulder straps.

Fairy costume at

My little girl exclaimed: “WOW. Thank you, mommy!” And immediately after: “I’ll make you a magic: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo!”

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