Description: High-waisted crochet shorts are a stylish and comfortable addition to your summer wardrobe. These shorts are designed to sit at the natural waistline, offering a flattering and vintage-inspired look. The intricate crochet pattern adds a touch of elegance, making them perfect for both casual outings and dressed-up occasions. The high-waisted design elongates the legs and cinches the waist, creating a flattering silhouette for various body types. Whether you’re strolling on the beach, attending a music festival, or simply enjoying a sunny day, these crochet shorts will keep you looking chic and feeling comfortable.
Free Crochet Pattern for High-Waisted Crochet Shorts:
Skill Level: Intermediate
- Worsted weight yarn (color of your choice)
- Crochet hook (size appropriate for your yarn)
- Yarn needle
- Elastic band (for the waistband)
- ch: chain
- st: stitch
- sc: single crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
- dc: double crochet
- sl st: slip stitch
- Start with a foundation chain that is long enough to comfortably fit around your waist. Join the ends with a slip stitch to form a ring.
- Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a sl st to the first sc.
- Rounds 2-4: Ch 1, hdc in each st around. Join with a sl st to the first hdc.
Main Body: 4. Round 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in the same st, skip 2 sts, [dc, ch 1, dc] in the next st (shell made). Repeat – around. Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3.
- Rounds 6-10: Sl st into the next ch-1 space, ch 3, dc in the same ch-1 space, *[dc, ch 1, dc] in each ch-1 space around. Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3.
- Repeat Round 6 for desired length, adjusting the number of rounds to fit your preference.
Leg Openings: 7. For each leg opening, mark the desired width for the opening using stitch markers. Attach yarn to one of the marked points.
- Round 11: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-1 space around the leg opening. Join with a sl st to the first sc.
- Rounds 12-14: Ch 1, hdc in each st around. Join with a sl st to the first hdc.
Finish: 10. Fasten off and weave in any loose ends.
Waistband Casing: 11. Attach yarn to the top of the shorts.
- Round 15: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a sl st to the first sc.
- Round 16: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a sl st to the first sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.
- Thread the elastic band through Round 16 to create the waistband. Sew the ends of the elastic band together, then sew the opening of Round 16 closed.
Your high-waisted crochet shorts are now complete and ready to wear! Enjoy your stylish and handmade summer fashion piece.
This pattern is a basic guide. You can customize the size, length, and stitch pattern to suit your preferences. Make sure to adjust the stitch counts and rounds as needed to achieve the desired fit and look.