Shake that Crochet-queen booty in some awesome crochet Granny Square shorts with this quick and easy free crochet pattern! Great even for beginners!

These granny square crochet shorts are super cute and comfy plus really quick and easy to make ... even for beginners 😄💕💕💕

As with all my patterns, there are no set rules! Pick your own colours, yarn weights and change up a stitch if you want to. Embracing and celebrating your own creativity is what makes Fibre Art so awesome!!

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You will need:

  • Crochet hook
  • Yarn
  • Scissors 
  • A little sass

How to make cute colourful Granny Square shorts, free crochet pattern:

Crochet terms in both UK and US terminology below! Enjoy! 

tc = treble crochet (US double)
dc = double crochet (US single)
htc = half treble crochet  (US hdc = half double crochet)
ch = chain

Step 1: To make these cute granny square crochet shorts you will need 4 crochet granny squares.

I'm a UK size 8 and mine are 11 rounds with DK yarn and a 4.5mm crochet hook. I don't like full on booty-shorts so these have a little room in them.

The easiest way to size your granny squares without lots of faffing and measuring is to simply grab a pair of shorts you already like the fit of and match the granny square to the size of your existing shorts.

Once you have your 4 granny squares ready, you need to work the structure of your "undercarriage" ... or to use one of the worst words in the English language, the gusset.

To make this, you need to add 3 rows of regular granny treble crochet (US dc) shells as in the pic. Just join your yarn and work the stitches into the first 5 spaces between shells in the places you can see in the pics above. 

Step 2: Putting your front pair of grannies together right sides facing each other,  join the sides using dc (US sc) into each space and through both squares.

Repeat on the undercarriage crochet section 😉😂💕💕

Repeat with your remaining two squares. 

Step 3: Still with your work inside out and wrong side facing, place gusset to gusset (blurgh!!) and join again up the sides of your squares with dc (US sc). Do this on both sides of the work.

You should have a cross shape across the crotch as in the pic above.

Step 4: Turn your work back right side out and you should have some very wide looking shorts.

Cast on into any space between shells along the top of your work and chain 3 as 1st tc (US dc). Make another tc (US dc) into the same space and crochet 2 tc (US dc) into each space between shells around the work. Join with slip stitch and cast off.

Step 5: Join new yarn into any space between 2 tc (US dc) and ch 4 as 1st dc (US sc) plus a ch 3. Now dc (US sc) into the same space to make a picot. Dc (US sc) into the next space and repeat around the work.
Join with slip stitch and fasten off.

Repeat the picot on each leg of your granny square shorts. You could also edge them with pom-poms! See how to make Pom-Poms in my Peggy in Pink mandala pattern by clicking here.

Step 6: I wanted my granny square shorts to be super comfy and cosy, so to make the draw string waist ... simply grab a length of some chunky yarn or ribbon and weave through each space between your 2 tc  (US sc) shells.

Ta-da!! Awesome cute crochet granny square shorts in no time!!! 

I really hope you enjoyed this free crochet Granny squares shorts pattern! ðŸ˜ 💖💙💖

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