Sunday, June 2, 2013

Nautical Shorts

Ok, I have reposted the poll for whether I should convert some of my patterns to fit Chelsea and Skipper dolls.  I don't think it was working last time as I would see differing answers and amounts of votes every time I logged in.  I hope it works better this time.  I have actually purchased a Skipper and a Chelsea doll just in case there is enough interest.  I did not realize until I went to the store to buy these dolls that there is no longer such a thing as a Kelly doll.  They have converted her to Chelsea so if I do convert patterns it will be to fit the Chelsea doll (I think she is slightly larger than the old Kelly doll). 

Now about the shorts pattern.  These shorts are crocheted from side to side in one piece and then they are sewn together up one leg, across the crotch and down the other leg.  They are also high waisted as most nautical shorts are.  As with the pants, I am not fully satisfied with this pattern, but I just wanted to try it out working it from side to side to see how it would turn out.  I will keep working on new pants/shorts patterns until I have a winner.


 
MATERIALS
 
Size 10 thread in red
Size 6 (1.8 mm) steel hook
One sew on snap
6 tiny white buttons
 
GAUGE
 
As with all my other patterns I do not figure out gauge.  On the plus side, these shorts are worked from side to side so it is very easy to add or subtract rows if needed.
 
DIRECTIONS
 
Row 1:  With red thread, ch 16, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. 
(15 sts)
 
Rows 2-3:  Ch 1, sc in BACK LOOPS only of each st across, turn.  (15 sts)
 
Row 4:  Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, sc in BACK LOOPS only of last 15 sts, turn.  (20 sts)
 
Rows 5-30:  Ch 1, sc in BACK LOOPS only of each st across, turn.  (20 sts)
 
Row 31:  Ch 1,  sc in BACK LOOPS only of next 15 sts, leave remaining sts unworked, turn.  (15 sts)
 
Rows 32-33:  Ch 1, sc in BACK LOOPS only of each st across, turn.  (15 sts)
 
Row 34:  Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, sc in BACK LOOPS only of next 15 sts, turn.  (20 sts)
 
Row 35-60:  Ch 1, sc in BACK LOOPS only of each st across, turn.  (20 sts)
 
Row 61:  Ch 1, sc in next 15 sts, leave remaining sts unworked, turn.  (15 sts)
 
Row 62-63:  Ch 1, sc in BACK LOOPS only of each st across, turn.  (15 sts)
 
Row 64:  Sl st in each st across.  Do not fasten off.
 
Waistband:
 
Row 1:  Ch 1, sc in end of each row across long straight edge, turn.  (63 sts)
 
Row 2:  Ch 1, sc dec over next 2 sts across to last st, sc in last st, turn.  (32 sts)
 
Row 3:  Ch 1, [sc in next st, sc dec over next 2 sts] across to last st, sc in last st, turn. 
(22 sts)
 
Row 4:  Ch 1, sc in each st across.  Fasten off. 
 
Finishing:
 
Holding shorts piece with RS together, sc first leg seam together, sc crotch seam together overlapping left back and right back so that you are crocheting through 3 layers, sc second leg seam together.  Fasten off.
 
Sew snap to opening. 

Sew 6 white buttons as shown in picture.

4 comments:

cogaroocrafts said...

Oh yes, I would love to see patterns for Skipper especially! These nautical shorts are adorable, by the way. ;)

pinkpowderpuff said...

Thank you Cogaroocrafts!

I will be working on converting some patterns soon, probably the week after next as I will be having a few days off from work. So just back in a couple of weeks!

Anonymous said...

First I found and love your site. Please I need Kelly, and now Chelsea I just bought and Madison for my daughter for Christmas. And she found my old Skipper doll who is very naked. I have kelly knock offs for my granddaughters. A pack of five for five at dollar general.
I would love for all three please.
shannan

lovelystrife said...

I love your patterns! I made these shorts a few weeks ago and I've made a shirt and a skirt from another pattern. I really appreciate how easy your patterns are to read. You do a great job! Thank you for making this blog.