Easy Toddler Shorts Knitting Pattern- knit these cute, lightweight shorts with this free, beginner-friendly pattern!
These knit shorts are a breeze to make! They're knit flat on straight needles using stockinette stitch. I used a Lion Brand Coboo yarn which is a blend of cotton and bamboo. It's soft, lightweight and it has a great drape.
Easy Toddler Shorts Knitting Pattern
Yarn: Lion Brand Coboo in Tan (1 skein)
Gauge: 2 inches = 10 sts
Size: 2 years old
Legs (make 2)
Legs are worked from the cuff up
Cast on 56 sts.
Work in K2, P2 ribbing stitch for 6 rows.
Beginning on a right side row, work in stockinette stitch for 4 more rows.
K2, M1, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2 (56 sts)
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Rep Increase Row (58 sts)
Rep last 8 rows 2 more times (62 sts)
Continue working in stockinette stitch until piece measures 5 inches from the beginning. End on a wrong side row. If you need to make the legs longer or shorter, you can adjust this measurement.
Row 1 (Right Side): Bind off 3 sts, k to end of row (61 sts)
Row 2: Bind off 3 sts, p to end of row (58 sts)
Row 3: Bind off 1 st, k to end of row (57 sts)
Row 4: Bind off 1 st, p to end of row (56 sts)
Rows 5 and 6: Rep Rows 3 and 4 (54 sts)
Work even in Stockinette stitch until piece measures 12 inches from the beginning.
Starting on a wrong side row, knit across to create a fold line.
Work in stockinette stitch for 8 rows.
Cast on 4 sts. Work in Stockinette stitch until piece measures 36 inches from the beginning.
Following the diagram, fold each Leg in half and sew inner legs.
Sew crotch seam, leaving 1 in. unsewn below casing fold line on Front.
Fold casing to WS along fold line and sew to inside of Pants.
Weave in yarn ends.
Attach a safety pin to one end of the drawstring and thread through casing.
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