Crochet Patterns | Summer | Wearable Items

Easy Crochet Shorts

July 11, 2017

These Easy Crochet Shorts are light, comfortable and so easy to make! Perfect for wearing over your swimsuit.

These were quick to make and I couldn’t be happier with the result. I’m not very good at gauging how long a project takes in minutes… but I can tell you these took about 2 episodes of Arrow on Netflix! ;D Anyone else measure crocheting time in Netflix episodes?

This pattern is available as an inexpensive, clearly formatted, PDF instant download HERE in my Etsy shop.


2 skeins (240 yards) Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream in Overcast (or any worsted weight cotton yarn)
NOTE: If the pattern is made larger, 3 skeins will be needed
A small amount of yarn in a contrasting color (I used Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream in Tangerine)
5.0 mm hook
Yarn needle

Easy (only basic crochet stitches are used)

Pattern notes & stitches to know
Sl st – slip stitch
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet

Finished shorts measure approximately 10 inches long, 32 inches around the waist, 36 inches around the hips

NOTES: There isn’t much increasing in this pattern. The waist and hip measurements are very close

Ch 1 at the beginning of each round DOES NOT count as sc

In Overcast

Ch 93 (starting chain can be a different length—needs to be a multiple of 4 + 1)

Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook and sc in each st across, join to the top of first sc with a sl st to form a loop (92 sc)

NOTE: I like to crochet my first row and then join to form a loop, otherwise I always twist the chain. Never fails. 😉 Use the beginning tail to sew the hole closed

Row 2: ch 1, *sc in 3 stitches, ch 1, skip one stitch* repeat from * to * around, join to top of first sc with a sl st (23 ch 1 spaces, 69 sc)

Row 3: ch 1, sc in each stitch and ch space around, join to top of first sc with sl st (92 sc)

Row 4 – 14: ch 3, dc in each stitch around, join to top of first dc with a sl st (92 dc)

NOTE: In the next row you will start to make the leg holes. I tried on the shorts before doing this to make sure they were long enough. More rows can easily be added

Row 15: Ch 3, dc in 46 stitches, join to the top of first dc with a sl st – this is your first leg hole (46 dc)

Fasten off

Join yarn opposite of where you fastened off in the inseam

Row 15: Ch 3, dc in 46 stitches, join to the top of first dc with a sl st – this is your second leg hole (46 dc)

Fasten off, weave in all the ends, sew the hole in the middle of the inseam closed

In contrasting color make the drawstring. I chained 150. Chain enough to fit around your waist with room to tie a bow.

Fasten off.

Cut 20 10 inch pieces and use to add fringe to both ends of the drawstring (10 pieces on each side). Trim fringe to your liking. Weave the drawstring though the chain spaces made in row 2.

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