How To Crochet Daisy Shorts

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Get in the summer spirit and make these fun daisy shorts using our NEW Knitcraft Cotton Blend yarn designed by Miki from @sfmgs

You Will Need

Knitcraft Cotton Blend – 100g balls

Yarn A: Denim Blue x 1 

Yarn B: White x 1

Yarn C: Coral x 2

3mm crochet hook 

4mm crochet hook

4.5mm crochet hook 

Yarn needle

2m ribbon

 

Abbreviations

Ch – chain 

Ch-sp – Chain Space 

St – Stitch 

St-sp – Stitch Space; space between individual crochet stitches 

Dc – double crochet (US sc)

Htc – half-treble crochet (US hdc)

Ss – Slip Stitch 

FO – Fasten Off  

Yrh – Yarn over hook

Puff st – puff stitch;  [Yrh, insert hook into st, yrh, pul] 3 times into same stitch, yrh,   

draw through all 7 loops on hook. Secure with ss.  

Crab stitch – Dc from left to right instead of right to left. (vice versa for LH crocheters)

 

Special Techniques: 

To create a firmer, denser fabric, these shorts are made by crocheting into the spaces between stitches.

Gauge: 5 st = 1″ linear with a firm, even tension.

 

How To Make

Make 32 in total…

Square A: 10 x 3mm hook

Square B: 10 x 4mm hook

Square C: 12 x 4.5mm hook

 

R1: With yarn A, magic loop and ch2 as 1st htc.

(11 htc) into the loop. Tighten, join with ss and FO. (12 st)

 

R2: Join yarn B into any st sp. Ch2 and make puff st into same st sp. Ch1.

Repeat [ puff st, ch1] into each ch-1 sp to end. Join with ss and FO. (12 st)

 

R3: Join yarn C into any st sp. Ch2 as 1st htc.

(htc, ch2, 2htc) into same ch-1 sp.

Dc into next 2 ch-1 sp.

Repeat [ (2htc, ch2, 2htc), 2 dc] 3 times. Join with ss. (24 st)

 

R4: ss into ch-2 sp. Ch2 as 1st htc.

(htc, ch2, 2htc) into same ch-2 sp.

Htc into next 5 st sp.

Repeat [(2htc, ch2, 2htc), 5 htc] 3 times. Join with ss. (36 st)

 

R5: ss into ch-2 sp. Ch2 as 1st htc.

(htc, ch2, 2htc) into same ch-2 sp.

Htc into next 8 st sp.

Repeat [(2htc, ch2, 2htc), 8 htc] 3 times. Join with ss. (48 st)

 

R6: ss into ch-2 sp. Ch2 as 1st htc.

(htc, ch2, 2htc) into same ch-2 sp.

Htc into next 11 st sp.

Repeat [(2htc, ch2, 2htc), 11 htc] 3 times. Join with ss and FO.  (60 st)

 

L/XL only:

 

R7: ss into ch-2 sp. Ch2 as 1st htc.

(htc, ch2, 2htc) into same ch-2 sp.

Htc into next 14 st sp.

Repeat [(2htc, ch2, 2htc), 14 htc] 3 times. Join with ss and FO.  (72 st)

 

 

Joining:

 

STEP 1: Using yarn C and yarn needle, take 2 of each sized square and sew together on WS using invisible join into a panel of 6 squares total. This panel is comprised of 2 of square A at the top, 2 of square B in the middle and 2 of square C at the bottom.

AA

BB

CC

 

1. Step 1

 

Repeat 3 more times to make a total of 4 panels.

 

AA     AA     AA     AA

BB     BB      BB     BB

CC     CC      CC     CC

 

 

STEP 2: With remaining squares, make 2 more 1×1 square panels in the same way.

A    A

B    B

C    C

 

2. Step 2

 

Sew 1 of these single width 1×1 panels onto one side of 2 of the 2×2 square panels as above. You will now have two 3×3 panels and two 2×2 panels.

AAA     AAA     AA     AA

BBB      BBB     BB     BB

CCC      CCC     CC     CC

 

STEP 3: With the two 3×3 panels side-by-side, Insert stitch marker into top LHS ch-2 space and top RHS ch-2 sp of each.

Insert another stitch marker into the ch-2 sp of Square C on both pieces.

Sew together on WS using invisible join between stitch markers, leaving an open seam between squares C of both sides.

 

3. Step 3

 

Repeat with remaining  two 2×2 panels.

 

STEP 4: You now have 2 pieces of work, one 6×6 and 1 4×4. Insert stitch marker into top and bottom ch-2 sp of each piece on one side. Sew together on WS using invisible join. Repeat on opposite side with the remaining open seam.

 

4. Step 4

 

STEP 5: The last two C squares will create the legs and gusset of the shorts. These squares will create leg holes by joining the front and back of the work like a little bridge. Use your stitch markers to line up your squares before sewing if you are unsure. (see pic)

Start with the LHS. Take 1 square and insert stitch markers into top and bottom LHS ch-2 sp of both the square, and also the top and bottom RHS ch-2 sp of the open seamed square on work.

 

5. Step 5

 

Sew together between stitch markers WS facing with invisible join. Turn work over and repeat on the back side of the shorts.

 

Repeat on RHS leg with final square.

 

Now join the open top edges of both these squares to form the gusset by sewing WS facing with invisible join.

 

5a. Step 5 complete

 

Waistband:

 

R1: With yarn C and 4mm hook, join yarn into any st sp along top edge of work. Ch2 as 1st htc.

Htc into each st sp to end. Join with ss. (180 st)

 

R2: ss into next st sp. Ch3 as 1st htc plus ch1.

Miss 1 st sp.

Repeat [(htc, ch1), miss 1 st sp] to end. Join with ss. (90 st)

 

R3: ss into ch-1 sp. Ch2 as 1st htc.

Htc into same ch-1 sp.

Repeat [(2htc)] into each ch-2 sp to end. Join with ss and FO. (180 st)

 

R4: Join yarn B into any st sp. Ch1. Crab stitch into each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO.

 

Edging: Repeat on both LHS and RHS legs

 

R1: With 4mm hook, join yarn C into any st sp. Ch1 as 1st dc.

Dc into each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO. (108 st)

 

R2: Join yarn B into any st sp. Ch1 as 1st dc.

(dc, ch2, dc) into next st sp.

Repeat [dc, (dc, ch2, dc)] to end. Join with ss and FO. (162 st)

 

Finishing:

Sew/weave in ends with yarn needle.

Block/steamblock.

 

Starting in the centre front of shorts, thread ribbon through every other ch-1 space of waistband. Trim to length required.

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Comments and Discussion

  • Alison59

    What size does this make?

  • Natalie Picozzi

    I would also like to know how to adjust for different sizes please? The pattern makes some mention on “for L/XL do such and such” but this is the only reference to sizing!

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