Vintage Spring Fashion – Crochet Patio Pants Set – free pattern

 Green outfit with blue-trimmed tank top is quick to make of double crochet shells. Pants are seamless, have elastic waistband.

 SIZES: Directions for small size (6-8). Changes for medium size (10-12)and large size (14-16) are in parentheses.Body Bust Size: 30 1/2 “-31  1/2 ” (32 1/2 “-34″; 36″-38”).
Blocked Bust Size: 33″ (36″-38 1/2″).

MATERIALS: Knitting worsted, 4 ply, 8 (8-9) 4-oz. skeins green (G); 1 skein blue (B). Crochet hook size 8. One yard 1/2″ elastic.
GAUGE: 3 sts = 1″; 9 rows = 5″.

PANTS: RIGHT LEG: Beg at lower edge, with G, ch 68 (72-76); join with a sl st to form ring, being careful not to twist ch.
Rnd 1: Sc in each ch around. Do not join rnds with sl st; mark beg of rnd. Check gauge: rnd should measure 22 1/2″ (24″-25 14″) around.
Rnd 2: * Sk next 3 sc. shell of 4 dc in next sc. repeat from * around—17 (18-19) shells.
Rnd 3: * Shell of 4 dc in sp between next 2 shells, repeat from * around. Repeat rnd 3 until leg measures 28″ from start or desired length to crotch. End sl st in first dc of next shell. End off.

LEFT LEG: Work same as right leg.





Join Legs: From right side, join G between 2nd (3rd-4th) shell and next shell on left leg (Left-handed crocheters: on right leg), ch 3, shell of 4 dc in same sp, * shell of 4 dc in next sp, repeat from * 11 (12-13) times; sk 2 shells on right leg (Left-handed crocheters: on left leg), work shell in sp between 2nd and 3rd shells, * shell in next sp, repeat from * 11 (12-13) times -26 (28-30) shells; join with a shell in top of starting ch-3. Work around in shell pat until piece measures 10″ (10 1/2 “- 11”) above joining row or desired length from crotch, sl st in next dc. End off.

FINISHING: Weave crotch tog. Steam-press. Cut elastic to waist measurement; thread through top row of pants. Sew ends securely. Or, crochet a chain drawstring to run through waist.

 

TOP: BACK: Beg at lower edge, with B, ch 60 (60-68).
Row 1: Shell of 4 dc in 4th ch from hook, * sk next 3 ch, shell of 4 dc in next ch, repeat from * across—15 (15-17) shells. Ch 4, turn.
Row 2: * Shell of 4 dc in sp between next 2 shells, repeat from * across, end shell under turning ch—15 (15-17) shells. Check gauge; piece should meas-ure 20″ (20″-22 1/2″) wide. Cut B; join G. With G, ch 4, turn. With G, repeat row 2 for pat until piece measures 10″ from start. Ch 4, turn.
Dec Rows: Row 1: Shell of 3 dc in sp between next 2 shells; work in pat across, end 3 dc under turning ch. Ch 4, turn.
Row 2: 2 dc in sp between 3 dc and first complete shell, work in pat across, end 2 dc under turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3: Dc in sp between 2 dc and first complete shell, work in pat across, end dc under turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 4: Shell of 4 dc in sp between next 2 complete shells, work in pat across, end shell of 4 dc in sp between last complete shell and dc—13 (13-15) shells. Ch 4, turn. Work even until piece measures 17″ from start or desired length to underarm. Do not ch 4; turn.

Shape Armholes: SI st across first 8 dc (2 shells), ch 4, shell of 4 dc in sp between next 2 shells, repeat from * 8 (8-10) times-9 (9-11) shells. Ch 4, turn. Work 2 rows even. Cut G; join B. With B, work 2 rows even. Ch 4, turn.

Shape Neck: Row 1: Work 2 shells. Ch 4. turn. Repeat last row until arm-hole measures 7″ (7 1/2″- 7 1/2″) above armhole shaping row. End off.
Sk 5 (5-7) shells on last long row, join B in sp between last shell and next shell; ch 4, shell of 4 dc in sp between next 2 shells, shell under turning ch— 2 shells. Complete same as first shoulder.

FRONT: First Half: Beg at lower edge, with B, ch 28 (32-32). Work as for back on 7 (8-8) shells for 9 rows; drop yarn.
2nd Half: Work as for first half for 9 rows; join with a sl st to top of turning ch-4 at beg of row 9 on first half. End off.





Joining Row: Next Row: With G on first half, ch 4, turn work across first and 2nd halves-14 (16-16) shells. Work same as for back to underarm— 12 (14-14) shells.

Shape Armholes: Sl st across first 8 dc (2 shells), ch 4, shell of 4 dc in sp between next 2 shells, repeat from * 7 (9-9) times-8 (10-10) shells. Work 2 rows even. Cut G; join B. With B, work 2 rows even. Ch 4, turn.





Shape Neck: Row 1: Work 2 shells. Ch 4, turn. Work same as first shoulder on back. End off: Sk 4 (6-6) shells on last long row, join B in sp between last shell and next shell, work ch 4, shell of 4 dc in sp between next 2 shells, shell under turning ch—2 shells. Complete same as first shoulder.

FINISHING: Steam-press pieces. Sew shoulder and side seams. From right side, with B, work 1 row sc around lower and front slit edges, being careful to keep work flat. From right side, with B, work 1 rnd sc around each armhole edge, holding in to desired fit. If necessary, work 1 rnd sc around neck edge, holding in to desired fit. Steam-press seams and edges lightly.

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  1. Kristin January 5, 2017

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