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22 Fabulous & Free Crochet Shorts Patterns

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Every man, woman, and baby needs at least one pair of shorts in their closet. Why not crochet your own shorts and change the way they look?

Crochet shorts work exactly like any other shorts, but they look so much better while you’re lounging at home, wearing them over bikinis, or just going out for tea.

Here at Made From Yarn, we have put together a selection of free and easy-to-follow patterns on how to crochet shorts.

22 free crochet shorts patterns for women and men

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How To Crochet Shorts?

You might be surprised at how simple it is to crochet a pair of shorts. All you have to do is measure your waist and hips, pick a pattern, and get your crochet tools ready. Then, you may crochet your own pair of custom-fit shorts.

If needed, check out our Complete Guide to Crochet for Beginners if you wish to learn how to crochet for the first time. We’ll talk about the basics of crochet, including the tools and supplies you’ll need, the stitches you’ll use most often, and the most significant methods.

Crochet Supplies

All the crochet patterns and tutorials will specify the materials you need to prepare before getting started on crocheting. Here is a brief summary of what is generally needed before starting a project like this.

  • Crochet Hook
  • Stitch Markers
  • Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Measuring tape

Construction Of Crochet Shorts

In general, there are 2 ways to crochet shorts:

  • Crochet the shorts in one piece and work in the round, or
  • Crochet two to four flat pieces and sew them together.

Which one is better? It depends on your personal preferences:

  • If you make them in a round, you may try them on as you go.
  • While it’s also a good idea to make the sections separately because you may alter the size of some patterns as you go.

For more experienced crocheters, you can also try out different textures and patterns by choosing your favorite crochet stitches and yarns.

Before you start creating the shorts, make a tension swatch. If you need to, you can use a hook that is a size up or down to fit the tension gauge. This is really important if you want to crochet something that fits you.

How Do Crochet Shorts Fit?

Details are key! When picking a crochet shorts pattern to start, pay attention to the fit, the drawstrings, the pockets, and the length of the legs. Here are a few additional factors to consider while selecting the pattern you wish to begin with. These elements will ultimately affect how your crochet shorts fit you.

  1. Fit

Are the shorts meant to be tight around your legs and hips, or do they have some extra room? Think about whether the design uses a stitch that can stretch more. You can also think about the sort of yarn used to see if it will get looser after a few washing.

2. Waist Fit: 

The way your shorts fit at the waist is also crucial. Most of the patterns here have a drawstring to make the waistline fabric tighter. This lets you choose where and how tight you want your shorts to fit around your waist.

3. Leg Length:

Check to see if the shorts have enough length for your legs. If not, you might need to modify the pattern before you begin to add extra leg length.


22 Fabulous Free Patterns For Crochet Shorts

Why crochet shorts? In the summer, when you need a cool, airy garment to stay alive, shorts will come in very helpful. Instead of wearing your normal shorts with a comfy top to go grocery shopping or run errands, pick out your crochet shorts. Even better, crochet a set of shorts and a top to make your outfit look even more adorable.

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Born into a creative family, Joanne Loh has over 40 years of experience in knitting and crocheting. Well-known for her creative approach to yarn crafts, her creations demonstrate a strong dedication to quality and spreading her enthusiasm among the crafting community.
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