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I’ve had this sweet little project in the back of my mind for some time now. Recently, my nephew turned a few months old and I realized this would be the perfect time to make him a pair of crochet baby shorts! So naturally, I just had to whip up this pair in under 1 hour so that I could photograph him while I baby sat him.
I just love not only how quickly these shorts work up, but with so much ease as well! I will definitely be adding these shorts to my list of handmade baby shower gifts, and I hope you all will love them as much as I do!
5.00mm Crochet Hook
Approx. 100-200 yards medium (4) weight yarn
Double Crochet in the round
16Sts = 4”
8Rounds - 4”
Ch - Chain
DC - Double Crochet
FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC - Back Post Double Crochet
Sl St - Slip Stitch
Sts - Stitches
Shorts are worked from the waist down, in the round. Each leg is worked separate.
Size adjustments are shown throughout pattern as such (newborn, 3M, 6M, 12M)
Foundation Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial - https://youtu.be/0hjBv3ySMXY
Front and Back Post Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial - https://youtu.be/JxBcG0V12G8
Newborn - 16" Waist Circumference
3 Months - 18" Waist Circumference
6 Months - 19" Waist Circumference
12 Months - 20" Waist Circumference
Starting at the waist band
Note - Chain 2 DOES NOT count as a stitch.
Foundation Double Crochet (52, 58, 62, 66), Sl St into the first stitch to make a circle.
R1 - Ch2, *FPDC, BPDC, repeat from * around, Sl St to beginning (52, 58, 62, 66)
R2 - Ch2, *FPDC, BPDC, repeat from * around, Sl St to beginning (52, 58, 62, 66)
R3 - Ch2, DC around, Sl St to beginning (52, 58, 62, 66)
Repeat R3 for a total of (11, 11, 13, 15) rounds
R(12, 12, 14, 16) - Ch2, DC into next (26, 29, 31, 33)sts, Sl St to beginning
R(13, 13, 15, 17) - Ch2, DC around, Sl St to beginning (26, 29, 31, 33)
Repeat R(13, 13, 15, 17) for (2, 2, 4, 4) more rounds
R(16, 16, 20, 22) - Ch2, *FPDC, BPDC, repeat from * around, Sl St to beginning (26, 29, 31, 33)
R(17, 17, 21, 23) - Ch2, *FPDC, BPDC, repeat from * around, Sl St to beginning (26, 29, 31, 33)
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Attach yarn to one stitch along the inner section.
Repeat R(12, 12, 14, 16) through R(17, 17, 21, 23)
Chain (80, 90, 110, 120)
Starting from the front and center of pants pull chain through all the front post double crochets of the 2nd row, making sure to end at the center. Tie a bow.