As I was crocheting Barbie some new clothes from a book, I was struck by the lack of a crochet bottom for the outfit. I came up with these short shorts to complete the look.
This pattern was inspired by my Barbie Panties with No Snaps. This pattern requires no snaps and is suitable for any beginner crocheter.
As usual, this pattern is for the Barbie Basics Doll (or Model Muse). For more information on the different body types of Barbie, please visit Crochet Clothes for Barbie Doll.
What are Short Shorts?Short shorts are shorts that are cut very high, or shorts that cover only the necessary parts. Perfect for summer time or confident ladies willing to show off their long legs,cheap ugg boots uk sale, these shorts are considered to be inspired from a mini skirt, but with more coverage, making it possible to achieve a much shorter look.
You can style these shorts with long tops or midriff baring tops.
PatternNote 1: RS means right side, WS means wrong side
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 33, sl st in first ch. Ch 1, sc in each chain around, join with first sc, turn. (33)
Rnd 2 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join, turn. (33)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in the first 10 sc,ugg Uk, work 2 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 11 sc, work 2 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 10 sc, join, turn. (35)
Rnd 5 11: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join, turn. (35)
Note 2: These first 11 rounds make up the waistband of the shorts. You can add some more rows to the band if you want it to be higher waisted. Just make sure you end with an odd round so the pattern will still work for you.
Rnd 12 (WS): Ch 6, sk the next 17 sts, sc in the next st, ch 1, sc in each st around the leg opening including the ch 6 in the middle,cheap uggs, join with sl st to first sc, turn. (23)
Rnd 13 14: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join, turn. (23)
This is what it should look like after Rnd 14:
How to Style Short ShortsThese shorts are very versatile and can be worn with almost anything in your Barbie’s wardrobe.
For the picture on the right, I used the pattern Bahama from Nicky Epstein’s book, Crochet for Barbie. The shorts are perfect to wear for a beach outing or just a fun day at the pool.
If you are looking for a quick no snap top to pair with it, you can also go for Barbie Cropped Top. It will surely make your Barbie doll ready for a quick work out at the gym or yoga class.
Another suggestion would be to use it as part of Barbie’s sleepwear along with some top. I’m sure some of us do sleep like that, so why not have Barbie follow suit?