The Tess Tulip shorts, from Bella Sunshine Designs are the perfect pattern for adding trim. There are many beautiful trims out there, but I decided to crochet my own. I searched pinterest for crochet trim patterns, and quickly discovered that most of the results were of pictures using crochet symbols without any written instructions.
For my first trim I used picture 175 from Mes Favoris Tricot-Crochet. Here are my written instructions:
- Chain (ch) until your trim is the length you need for your project. (This pattern is a repeat of every 9 stitches) Turn.
- Ch 2, then single crochet (sc) in the third ch fr
om your hook. Sc across. Turn.
- Ch 1, sc, ch3, skip one stitch and sc in next 4 stitches, *ch3, skip one stitch, ch 3, skip one stitch, ch 3, sc in next 4 stitches. Repeat from * across. End the row with a ch 3, sc. Turn.
- Ch 3, sc in the ch 3 space below, *ch 5, sc in next ch 3 space, ch 3, sc in next ch 3 space, ch 3, sc in next ch 3 space, repeat from * across. End row with a ch 5, sc in last ch 3 space, ch, dc in last stitch. Turn
- Ch 1, sc in dc from previous row. *Working in the chain 5 space, make 4 triple crochet (tc), work a picot stitch, then 4 more tc. Sc in the ch 3 space below, ch 3, sc in ch 3 space below, repeat from * across, ending in a chain 5 space and dc to end the row.
Next, I sewed up matching Mommy & Me Tess Tulip shorts. I realize that most Mommy & Me pictures are usually of mama’s with their little girls. However, when my 10 year old asked for it, my response was absolutely! She is my baby, and I will match with her for as long as she will let me!
For the trim on these shorts, I used the Simple Eyelet Lace pattern from Bilberry Bohemian. Unfortunately some of the pictures on that website are no longer working, but the crochet pattern is still available.
We love our Tess Tulip shorts! The pattern is available in both women’s and girls sizes. I used the shorter length for all of our shorts. The patterns come with a longer length as well. There is also an optional in seam pocket provided in the pattern.
Recommendations: Make your own crochet trim.
Fabric: Jo-Ann Fabric
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