I have made a couple different shorts pattern in my lifetime and just finished this new crochet boy shorts pattern. Would totally love a few people to test pattern for me and provide feedback in the next 10 days.
Here is the written pattern, pictures of the shorts can be found in my Etsy shop: pic of boy shorts
Crochet Rasta Boy Shorts
Finished Size and Measurements: Medium/Large
Waist: up to 36 inches// 91.4 cm with adjustable drawstring
Hip: 40 inches // 102 cm
Length from Waist to edge of Leg: 13 inches // 33 cm
Leg Width: 26 inches // 66 cm
Material: 3 balls Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn #4 – 70.9 g Balls/120 yds//109 m
I have used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream by Yarninspirations in Mod Green, Sunshine, Red and Black
Crochet Hook: 8.00mm//US11/L
Gauge: 11sts // 4”// 10cm
note: this pattern can be worked in one colour as well, ignore the colour changes note: after working each colour leave a 15” tail for sewing.
Using RED, Chain 64.
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook an in each ch across, turn – 60 dc
Row 2 to 4: ch3, work dc in between each dc, working last dc in top of turning ch-3, turn
Row 5: (decrease for front and back) ss in first 6 dc, ch3, dc in between each dc, leaving last 5 dc unworked, turn
Row 6: (decrease row) ch3, dc in between next 24 dc, 2dctog over next 2 dc, dc in between each dc to end, working last dc in top of turning ch-3, turn.
Using SUNSHINE from row 7 to 12 and MOD GREEN from row 13 to 18
Row 7 and 8: (decrease rows) ch3, 2dctog, dc in between each dc working 2dctog over 2dctog of previous row, dc in between each dc to last 2dc, work 2dctog over last 2 dc, turn.
Row 9 to 18: ch3, dc in between each dc to end, turn.
Row 19: ch1, sc in each sc to end. End off.
Make 2nd side of shorts to correspond with first side, reversing all shapings.
note: when sewing together pieces, use yellow to stitch yellow, red for red, and so forth.
Place the 2 pieces on top of one another and sew the 2 seams/curves at front and back of shorts. Now lay them together so that they look like pants and sew the crotch seams.
Rnd 1 and 2: Sc around the full band of shorts. End off.
Sc around both leg edges of shorts. End off.
Working with 1 strand of yarn make a length of chain long enough to lace through the top of the shorts and tie a bow, this should be at least 50 inches long.
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
ss – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch, stitches