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|Materials Used||worsted weight yarn- I used Caron Pounder lavender from JoAnns.|
|Measurements||girls approx. size 4/5|
|Notes||You can lengthen it by adding more rows. I recommend measuring child’s leg or trying it on child before ending.|
This pattern has been inspired by Michelle’s shorts pattern. Thank you, Michelle. Go to this link: for her shorts.
Note: I have a special way of making no holes when you sl st together. I’ll try to explain this as I do the pattern. You’ll be working in rounds for this pattern.
Ch 80, sl st in the beg st. Do not twist your chain. (Work through both loops throughout pants)
Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in the same stitch. Then hdc in each stitch around, sl st tog. Sl st to the top of the first hdc, not the ch 2. This pulls the stitches tog so that there is no hole. You hdc in the same stitch at the beginning and then you pull it tog by skipping the ch 2 part. Try this and you’ll see the difference.
Row 2 – 15: Repeat Row 1.
First Leg Hole: Row 16: Ch 3, dc in the next 40 sts, sl st in top of beg ch 3.
First Leg Row 17: Ch 3, Dc in same st. Dc around and sl st to the first dc not the ch 3. Once again, this pulls the stitch tog so there is no hole.
First Leg Row 18 – 24: Repeat Row 17.
First Leg Row 19: *Ch 3, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Sl st tog.
First Leg Row 20: *Ch 3, sc in the ch 3 space from the previous row. Repeat from * around. Sl st tog. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Go back to crotch area. Join yarn with sl st.
Now for the Second Leg Hole Row 16: Ch 3, dc around each st and sl st tog.
Second Leg Row 17: Ch 3, Dc in same st. Dc around and sl st to the first dc not the ch 3. Once again, this pulls the stitch tog so there is no hole.
Second Leg Row 18 – 24: Repeat Row 17.
Second Leg Row 19: *Ch 3, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Sl st tog.
Second Leg Row 20: *Ch 3, sc in the ch 3 space from the previous row. Repeat from * around. Sl st tog. Fasten off and weave in ends.
I go back to the crotch area and sew the seam shut with yarn and a needle.
I use elastic on all my daughter’s clothes. So I take the ¼" elastic, measure it to my daughter and cut it. Then I sew the one end into a circle. Then I sc the elastic to the first row of hdc of the pants. (sc around the elastic not through it) Fasten off and weave in ends.
© July 25, 2006 Christina Budd
This is my written pattern; please use it for personal use only. You may make the item and sell them, but pattern remains property of Christina Budd. And if you sell the finished product, please link back to and give credit to this the original pattern.