Baby Shorts - Free Crochet Pattern

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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!

Materials

5.00mm Crochet Hook

Approx. 100-200 yards medium (4) weight yarn

Yarn Needle

Gauge

Double Crochet in the round

16Sts = 4”

8Rounds - 4”

Abbreviations

Ch - Chain

DC - Double Crochet

FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet

BPDC - Back Post Double Crochet

Sl St - Slip Stitch

Sts - Stitches

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Notes

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


Measurements

Newborn - 16" Waist Circumference

3 Months - 18" Waist Circumference

6 Months - 19" Waist Circumference

12 Months - 20" Waist Circumference

Pattern

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

Legs

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)

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Drawstring

Chain (80, 90, 110, 120)

Fasten off.

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. 

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