Hello Crochet Friends

Hello, my friends! I had so much fun creating this pattern!

I wanted to make something that would be perfect for spring and summer. Can’t you just see your sweet baby girl looking like a princess in this shorts?

They can go great under a skirt or dress, but would also be great with a tank or t shirt.

This pattern is worked in simple stitches that any crochet newby could master. Happy crocheting!

Baby Shorts / bloomers

Size 3-6 months

Measurements: (laying flat)

Waist 7.25 inches

Hips 7.50 inches

Both leg openings measured together 8.50 inches

One leg 4.25 inches

Materials:

  • Crochet hook size F-3.75
  • Sport yarn #2
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors 
  • Yarn needle

Crochet stitches and their abbreviations:

ch=chain

sc= single crochet

hdc = half double crochet

slst= slip stitch

st= stitch

sts= stitches

Pattern

waistband:

Chain 9 

Rows:

1: in 2nd chain from hook hdc across your chain row (8 hdc) ch 1, turn

2-55: hdc in each stitch across (8 hdc) ch 1, turn

56: hdc in each stitch across.

Now bring both ends of your work together. Slst work together to form your waist band. You will be working through your last hdc row and your chain row. After this is complete chain 1 to start the first row in your shorts.

Rows:

1: hdc 68 stitches evenly around your waist band. Slst into the top of 1st hdc in your row. Ch 1, turn. (68 hdc)

2:  hdc in each stitch around, Join with a slst into the top of your first hdc in this row, ch 1, turn (68 hdc)

3: hdc in 1st st, hdc 2 in 2nd st, hdc into the next 64 sts, hdc 2 into next st, hdc in the last stitch. Join with a slst into the top of your first hdc in this row. Ch 1, turn. (70 hdc)

4: hdc in 1st st, hdc 2 in 2nd st, hdc into the next 66 sts, hdc 2 into next st, hdc in the last stitch. Join with a slst into the top of your first hdc in this row. Ch 1, turn. (72 hdc)

5:  hdc in 1st st, hdc 2 in 2nd st, hdc into the next 68 sts, hdc 2 into next st, hdc in the last stitch. Join with a slst into the top of your first hdc in this row. Ch 1, turn. (74 hdc)

6:  hdc in 1st st, hdc 2 in 2nd st, hdc into the next 70 sts, hdc 2 into next st, hdc in the last stitch. Join with a slst into the top of your first hdc in this row. Ch 1, turn. (76 hdc)

7: hdc in st across, ch 1, turn (76 hdc)

8-16: repeat row 7

Leg openings

Row 1: hdc into the next 38 sts, join with a slst into the top of your first hdc in this row to form your first leg opening. Ch 1, turn (38 hdc)

Row 2-3: hdc in each stitch around, join with a slst into the top of your first hdc in this row. Ch 1, turn. (38 hdc)

Row 4: sk first st, hdc 4 in 2 st from hook, *(sk 1 st, sc in next st, sk 1 st, hdc 4 in next st), continue * around, slst into the ch 1 at the beginning of your row. ( 10 groups of 4 hdc, 9 sc)

Fasten off

Join yarn (or attach with a knot by tying it into the st) where you will start your next leg opening. 

We will join it at the very next st next to the ch 1 where we crochet the first leg opening.

Repeat Rows 1-4 for second leg opening.

Fasten off.

Tie for the waistband

Ch 136, turn and slst into each chain across.

Fasten off, weave in all your yarn end with a yarn needle or using your preferred method.