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Materials Used Peaches and Cream cotton yarn (I used the leftover from a cone.  I'm not sure how much was left on it.)
Hook Size H
Measurements Approx. 4/5
Notes  

 

Top:

Ch 79.

Row 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook; sc in next 4 chs, skip next 2chs, sc in next 4 chs; *3 sc in next ch; sc in next 4chs, skip next 2 chs, sc in next 4 chs; repeat from * to last ch; 2 sc in last ch. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc; *3 sc in next sc; sc in next 4 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 4sc; repeat from * to last sc; 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 3- 13: Repeat Row 2. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Go to third point of front of top, attach yarn with a sl st.  Follow pattern, stop at the third point on the other side.  You will be doing 4 points in the center of the top.

Repeat for 4 more rows. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Go back to original chain and sc across the bottom to give it a smoother look.

Straps: make 6

Ch 45, sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Then sl st into each st back down to the original ch.  Fasten off.

Sew straps on according to picture.

Boy Shorts Bottoms:

Ch 80, sl st tog to form a ring.  Be careful not to twist the chain.

Round 1: Ch 2, in same st hdc. Hdc around in every st. Sl st tog to the first hdc not the ch 2.  Do this throughout.  It pulls the sts tog so that there are no holes. (The seam will go crooked and that is right.  It is how you keep the holes pulled together.)

Rounds 2-13: Repeat Round 1.

Round 14: Ch 2, in same st hdc. (count that as 1 st) Hdc in the next 39 sts, then join to the 1st hdc.  This makes the first leg hole.

Round 15: Leg hole: Ch 2, hdc in next st and in every st around. Sl st tog.

Optional: I didn't have enough yarn left to do this. Round 16: Leg hole: Ch 1, sc in next st and in every st around. Sl st tog. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Attach yarn to crotch, ch 2, (count that as 1 st) Hdc in the next 39 sts, then join to the 1st hdc.  This makes the second leg hole. Repeat Rounds 15 and 16 just like the other leg hole.  Fasten off and weave in ends. Now sew up crotch seam.

 

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.  For these swim boy shorts, use the hips for the measurement not the waist.


© July 17, 2007 Christina Budd

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