Crochet Shorts Pattern

These may not be everyone’s cup of tea but if you do fancy a bit of seventies chic then here is how to make a pair of you very own!

Crochet is a wonderful way of using up odds and ends of wool. This would work well as a rainbow of leftover loveliness.

We used approximately 500g of double knit yarn and a 5.5 hook.

This is a UK pattern

Foundation chain – 69 stitches

Row 1

First Chevron
1 dc into 2nd stitch from hook. 1 dc into the next 9 chain stitches.
Ch 2, 1 dc into the next 10 chain stitches
Miss two in your foundation chain
Second Chevron
Work 1 dc into the next 10 chain stitches.
Ch 2, 1 dc into the next 10 chain stitches
Miss to in your foundation chain
Third Chevron
Work 1 dc into the next 10 chain stitches.
Ch 2, 1 dc into the next 10 chain stitches
Turn

Row 2

First Chevron
Work 1 trb into the top of the 2nd dc of row 1
1 trb into the top of the next 8 dc of row 1
Work one trb into the chain space you made in row 1, chain 2, work one trb into the chain space
1 trb into the top of the next 9 dc of row 1
Miss the next treble the chain space and 1st treble of next section.
Second Chevron
1 trb into the top of the next 9 dc of row 1,
Work one trb into the chain space you made in row 1, chain 2, work one trb into the chain space
1 trb into the top of the next 9 dc of row 1
Miss the next treble the chain space and 1st treble of next section.
Third Chevron
1 trb into the top of the next 9 dc of row 1
Work one trb into the chain space you made in row 1, chain 2, work one trb into the chain space
1 trb into the top of the next 9 dc of row 1
Change colour & turn

Repeat Row 2 for a further 38 rows, changing the colour of the yarn after every two rows.

You should now have a rectangle approx 45cm x 63cm. Repeat the pattern to create an identical rectangle. This will make a very large pair of shorts. To make smaller simply adjust the size of your rectangles.

Form the rectangles into tubes so that the chevron ends meet. Join together half way by either crochet or sewing depending on your preferred method of joining.

Once you have done this with both rectangles to form your legs. Lay them together and join along the front and back to form your shorts.

Waist band

Row 1

Work two trb into each chain space around the top of your shorts.

Row 2

1 treble into the top of each stitch of row 1

Repeat row 2 until you have four rows. Fold in two to form a channel. Thread through either a piece of cord or ribbon and pull together to gather the waist. Tie a bow to hold in place.

These shorts were inspired by this wonderful article by ‘Bored panda’ about Lord Von Schmitt who upcycle vintage blankets into shorts www.boredpanda.com/crochet-shorts-schuyler-ellers-lord-von-schmitt/

About Kirstie Adamson

Kirstie Adamson is a magazine & junkmail collage artist. Co-Founder of EcoCreate art & craft network and a passionate revamp crafter!

http://www.kirstieadamson.co.uk

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