Category Archives: Garments

Color Burst Shorts

 

 

 

 

OK, these are not crochet – but they sure are fun to make!   The kids put chlorine bleach in a squirt bottle and squirted the shorts.

Sun Burst DIY Shorts - made with bleach and hilighters!The affected areas turned white after some time in the California sun.    Then, they rinsed them out, dried them before adding the color.  They used florescent hilighters.  What an easy and fun project!

Bleach, hilighters and shorts

 
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Notes for Back Pocket

Just cut a heart design in the back pocket and insert a piece of crochet lace behind.   Stitch it in (my sewing machine wouldn’t get in such a tight spot, so I did it by hand.  Finish it off by adding metalic studs.   I did not purchase the gadget that installs the studs – instead, I used a nail set & it worked just fine.

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Notes for Front Panel

I just cut a piece of the crochet lace and stitched in on by hand.  Easy as pie!

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Instructions

Making these shorts for my Granddaughter was alot of fun.   I purchased stretch shorts with a fold down top on the internet and used them two ways:  I used them as a guide to shape the shorts and also as a liner for the shorts.   They come from Amazon, are available in many colors, and can be found here .   They were top quality.

I started by making enough of the round crochet motifs (see crochet chart below) to fit around the upper hips.   I then added a few rows of fishnet crochet to square off the bottom edge just a bit.

I made the bottom sections in two parts – one section for each leg.   I did shape the crotch area, using just the fishnet stitch (no pineapple here).  Then I handstitched the legs together at the crotch and connected each leg to the top section with by hand.

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I finished the top with about 4 rows of dc, then a row of (2dc ch 3) reapeated as necessary and joined, then a row of dc followed by a row of shells (sc, hdc, sc).  Join and finishe.

I made the drawstring with the old standby – spool knitting.

Charts

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Instructions for Pineapple Edge

Edging: Ch 29, dc in 4th st from hook, * ch 5, skip 3 sts of ch, sc in next st, repeat from * 4 times, ch 5, skip 3 sts of ch, 3 dc in next st, ch 2, 3 dc in next st of ch, ch 5, turn.

2nd Row: 3 dc, ch 2. 3 dc (shell) in next ch 2 loop, ch 5, skip 1 loop, 1 dc, ch 5, 1 dc in next loop, ch 5, skip 1 loop, shell in next loop, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 3, dc in next dc, dc in 3rd st of end ch, ch 3, turn.

3rd Row: Dc in next dc, ch 5, skip the ch 3 loop, sc in next loop, ch 5, shell in center of next shell, ch 3, skip 1 loop, 14 trc in next loop, ch 3, shell in center of next shell, ch 3, turn.

4th Row: Shell in center of 1sr shell, ch 3, 1 sc in each of the next 14 trc, ch 3, shell in center of next shell, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 3, dc in next dc, dc in 3rd st of end ch, ch 3, turn.

5th Row: Dc in next dc, ch 5, skip the ch 3 loop, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, shell in next shell, ch 3, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 12 sc, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 5, turn.

6th Row: Shell in first shell, ch 4, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sc, ch 4, shell in next shell, * ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat form * twice, ch 3, dc in next dc, dc in 3rd st of end ch, ch 3, turn.

7th Row: Dc in next dc, ch 5, skip the ch 3 loop, sc in next loop, * ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat form * once, ch 5, shell in next shell, ch 4, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sc, ch 4, shell in next shell, ch 5, turn.

8th Row: Shell in 1st shell, ch 4, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc, ch 4, shell in next shell, * ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat from * 3 times, ch 3, dc in next dc, dc in 3rd st of end ch, ch 3, turn.

9th Row: Dc in next dc, ch 5, skip the ch 3 loop, sc in next loop, * ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat from * twice, ch 5, shell in next shell, ch 4, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, ch 4, shell in next shell, ch 5, turn.

10th Row: Shell in 1st shell, ch 6, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, ch 6, shell in next shell, * ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat from * 4 times, ch 3, dc in next dc, dc in 3rd st of end ch, ch 3, turn.

11th Row: Dc in next dc, ch 5, skip the ch 3 loop, sc in next loop, * ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat from * 3 times, ch 5, shell in next shell, ch 1, sc in center of next shell, ch 5, turn.

12th Row: Shell in shell, ch 5, skip 1 loop, 1 dc, ch 5, 1 dc in next loop, ch 5, skip 1 loop, shell in next loop, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 3, dc in next dc, dc in 3rd st of end ch, ch 3, turn. Repeat from 3rd through 12th rows for length desired.