WHAT IS IT?
A crochet pattern for shorts with elastic waist. These shorts are the first design I have made where the back is bigger than the front – this way there will be more fabric on the back and less in the front, making it fit better. The shorts have embroidered flowers, which are very simple to make (the pattern contains a link to the tutorial). The pattern has a photo showing the overall process and this way you will be referenced to the photo during the pattern. This pattern can also be used to make pants!
The size large is a little bigger than the others and would therefore also fit a size XL if you make the elastic about 85 cm long (or whatever feels comfortable around your waist)
STITCHES (US terms)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
ch = chain
Shorts seen on the photos is size Medium but with size small waistband. Seen on 70 cm in waist, 97 cm in hip.
MEASUREMENTS OF THE SHORTS (cm)
Waist circumference: 70(75)80
From waist to crotch: 28(31)34
Length (measured on the side of the shorts): 32(35)38
Hip circumference: 94(98)110
Leg circumference: 56(58)67
1 piece of 3 cm wide elastic band. The length has to measure about: 60(65)70 cm. Needle and thread to sew the elastic together (or to sew the panels together).
3 mm hook
179(206)245 grams of cotton – size 1/superfine. Yardage: 50 g = 170 m.