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Chiq Shell Shorts

Say the name 10 times fast hahahaha!

These are adorable over your bikini or swim suit, over leggings or a little sexy to sleep in  .

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Hello everyone, Have you noticed how many celebs are donning crochet items? I've noticed a lot of crochet shorts out there, why buy them when you can make them with this free pattern?
The other upside to making them is you can make them the length, color and size you want!! I will write out directions for a small adjust them as you go for your size. For example to start  do FDQC until you are from one hip to the other and then add a few extra stitches for the seam. 

To start this pattern is worked int twp pieces the front and back. They will look like undies until we get to the legs

Use crochet hook size J
Use any 4 ply yarn 

1-Start by doing Foundation quadruple crochet 50
2-sc in each stitch for a total of 50

3- make shells (2hdc,ch1,2hdc) across skipping 3 sc in between each shell.
4- do six rows of shells ( skipping 4) * or more if you are making a larger pair or do not want them low rise.*
They look like this at first
Front only******In the middle of the shorts exact middle either the middle 3 or 4 depending on the number you started with we need to make a strip of shells like the picture below

6 rows of shells here create the crotch area, dont worry if it looks too skinny or not long enough  when we crochet the legs on it adds to the area first them add length! I think they look like undies heheheehe:)

For back side
Do exactly the same except add 1- to 3 rows or shells depending on how "round" you backside is, The first pair I made two exactly the same and hahah they were tooo low in the behind!!

Now we need to put both right sides facing each other and sew each side. weave in your ends and secure.

This is what my seam looks like.

This is what they look like now before the legs are added.

Turn your shorts (or "undies" as they look now) right side out and now we will begin the legs!

It doesn't matter what leg you start on or where you start I started in the corner but you can start any where. What will will do for every round or both legs is continue with the shell pattern until they are long enough for your taste. However the first round can be tricky because when you crochet in the crotch area you will crochet on the side of the stitch. what I did here was crochet into the bigger loop or each shell. Do what works for you and keep it even. And if you end up skipping to much space a needle and yarn can close up a hole very easily with out being noticed.

here is 8 rounds of shells on each leg. These are very short shorts ! 

Here is the back side of the shorts

Thread some ribbon through the top of  your shorts for a very CHIQ drawstring. Pick out a couple of different colors so it matches the rest of what you are wearing!!

What will you wear with these shorts? What yarn will you use? Comment below!!

Want to laugh? Check out My crochet, Loom and Knitting parody of the popular song from Frozen "Do you want to build a Snowman"






  3. Question what is a quadruple? Also how do you start it?

    1. the chains for a quadruple is 4. Yarn over 3 times, insert your hook into the stitch/chain yarn over, pull through, yarn over , pull through 2, yarn over pull through two, yarn over pull through 2,yarn over pull through the last two. Does that help?

    2. Another question after each row do you do a chain, if so how many??

  4. Hi again, I'm getting ready to make the middle part but you didn't say if you fasten off then start the middle. Help please

    1. you can fasten off and reattach or slip stitch over.

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  6. Would you happen to have a video on you tube for this pattern

  7. Would you happen to have a video on you tube for this pattern

  8. Love these shorts! I'm trying to make them for my next beach trip.

    For the back side, when you say "add 1- to 3 rows of shells depending on how "round" your backside is", do you mean to the crotch area only or the whole thing?

  9. Thanks for providing instructions on how you made these. They look really easy. Mind you, I wouldn't be wearing them; don't have the figure for them. But it's nice to know how they were constructed. Thanks for sharing.

  10. there are some missing instructions on this pattern so i kinda just winged it where i was confused, im almost done..hope they come out good...such a cute idea. thanks ! :)

  11. I'm not quite sure how the scene is supposed to match up with the back has more rows in the front

  12. All the photos are gone-the way the pattern is written they are needed in order to understand and follow it. Can this be fixed?


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