Crochet Detailed Shorts

Quick & Easy Video Tutorial

Original work and photo by Quinn Nunes.

Looking to makeover an old pair of jeans? Here’s a quick way to spruce up some plain cut-offs!

Recently I ripped a hole in the inner thigh of my favorite pair of jeans. I was just going to throw them away, but instead decided to do a little repurposing. In the past cutting my jeans to shorts has always been a real let down because the hem either roles up or frays extremely fast. By putting a crochet border on the cut-offs it fixed that problem immediately. No sewing involved and only takes about 30 minutes to work up! If you like what you see check out Crocheting Creatively!

Supplies:

3.5 mm hook, yarn needle, 2–3 yards of yarn

Isaac Mizrahi Craft Princess Yarn (about 2–3 yards), 3.5 mm hook, Needle & Scissors.

Key:

SC = single crochet, DC = double crochet, SS = slip stitch

Original video and work by Quinn Nunes

Pattern:

Thread needle with yarn and insert needle about 1–2 cm above hem line, going over hem insert needle back into the shorts. I made mine uneven on purpose as not to harp on perfection of height of stitches and width between stitches. Continue stitching into the hem until you reach the beginning of your stitches, tie ends together and cut off.

Form a slip knot at the beginning of your yarn, insert hook into one of the loops and chain two. In the next loop 1 SC, Ch 1, and in the next loop 1 SC, Ch 1. Repeat until end of row, join row with 1 SS.

Ch 4, skip one stitch and 1 DC in next stitch. Ch 1, skip 1, 1 DC. Ch 1, skip 1, 1 DC. Repeat until end of row, join row with 1 SS.

Ch 1, skip 2, start DC put do not pull through last loops, in the same stitch start another DC pull through all loops ( 2 DC = 1 Stitch). Ch 3, in the same stitch 2 DC = 1 Stitch, Ch 3, in the same stitch 2 DC = 1 Stitch. Skip 2, in the next stitch 1 SC — 1 SS — 1 SC. *Skip 2 in the next stitch 2 DC = 1 Stitch — Ch 3 — 2 DC = 1 Stitch — Ch 3 — 2 DC = 1 Stitch. Skip 2, in the next stitch 1 SC — 1 SS — 1 SC. Repeat pattern from * until end of row, join row with 1 SS. Cut off & tie work.

Repeat above for second leg hem.

To add detail to the pockets, thread needle with yarn and tie a knot at the end leaving some tail. Insert the needle into the hem of the pocket and loop over, inserting needle back into hem. Repeat the stitching until end of pocket hem. Pull needle through the back of all the loops (inside pocket), and tie to the original tail end. Cut off. Repeat for as many pockets as you like.

If you want to see more of my work check out the Facebook group Crocheting Creatively!