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1  Re: Boyshorts? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by Croshayqueen on: September 26, 2007 01:10:11 PM
Hey Smiley

I make them all the time! Here is a pretty simple version, you can always use a tight stitch, such as sc, but I find that a shell stitch
 (*5dc in same chain space, skip 3 chain spaces, work another shell in next chain*)
works great for covering the "naughty bits" and still gives you that stretch that you'll need to get them on Wink lol

I like Cascade "fixation", but any stretch sport-weight will do
Size "F" or "G" hook

Make a chain and wrap it around you snugly, checking against your waist and hips for width. When you have the correct width, without turning, JOIN to beginning chain to make a large ring.

**You will be working in the round from here out**

1st round (row): Chain 3, then skip the next 2 spaces and shell (5dc's) in the next ch space. Continue shell stitching until you reach the last 3 chains. Then finish your last shell and slip stitch into the 3rd chain of beginning chain 3.
This will complete the first row in the round.

2nd round (row): Now ch 3, then work 1 dc in same chain space (counts as first HALF shell) then *sc into THIRD (3rd) chain of previous rows ch 5 shell. Work shell (5 dc's) into next sc of previous row* Continue around until you reach the last sc into previous rows shell, then work 2 dc's into last chain space.

Continue working in the round, exactly as in the first and second rounds (row), alternating each until your "tube" reaches the desired length...some like their boy shorts high like a panty, and some like them a bit longer on the leg...normally, about 10-12 rows in the round will be great for a low rise/hipster fit Wink

Now finish off your last row, you should have a wide "tube"...keeping your one "seam", where you were joining each round in the middle, fold this piece in half to find the center of your crotch...sometimes counting stitches helps to make sure you are perfectly centered.

Then work 10-12 sc across (or how many you think are necessary for a comfortable fit...all tooties are different Wink lol

Then continue across, turn, start the next row across evenly, turn, etc... until you have about 9 rows complete (+ or - for personal preference..your OWN undies are a great measure for this Wink

Create a duplicate panel on the other side of your "tube"...then whipstich those together and Walla!(joke on y hubby who cant spell "voila" Wink lol
You got yourself some boyshorts!
Hope that helped, have fun!


(Here are a pair of lacey "cheek" shorts I made using a basic V stitch in the same way) You can play around with different edgings to make them even fancier.. I used a (shell, skip 2 ch, picot, skip 2 ch, shell) for these Wink
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2  New Crochet Diamond lace Crop-tops in Crochet: Completed Projects by Croshayqueen on: September 22, 2007 10:45:51 AM
I LOVE these this season! They are great "cover-ups" for your bikini...(even though they cover nothing!lol) But are also great with a baby
 t-tank and jeans Wink I was blessed to have this featured in Esquire...all freehand crocheted in rayon/poly metallic silver and Katia sevilla in silver..... you could easily use "Brilliance" (cant remember what brand that is??lol) from Michaels as well...easier on the wallet Wink
Model is also wearing my "Beach Bum" hipster bikini bottom.

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3  "Gold Digger" crochet monokini in Crochet: Completed Projects by Croshayqueen on: September 22, 2007 07:24:54 AM
My Original design, "freehand" crocheted in metallic gold (rayon/lame) really soft Wink I used Katia Sevilla for the trim... Love that yarn, looks like liquid gold! I used shell, dc, sc and picots to create this design and I used tiny hidden drawstring casings in the waist and cleavage for a great fit Wink



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4  New crochet bikinis (2007) in Crochet: Completed Projects by Croshayqueen on: September 21, 2007 04:09:50 PM
Just a few new designs from my collection.. LOVE working with denim this year!.... I'll be adding some newer designs for those of us with less ample "assets" soon Wink




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5  Re: I need hats for my patients anybody wanna help? in Crafty Charitable/Social Causes by Croshayqueen on: April 07, 2006 06:15:01 PM
Heeeey! I would LOVE to help! Grin  I tend to only make trendy things, so maybe they will like my style of caps, try, if you think it's appropriate,a nd take some requests, I would love to make them as personal as possible:

Colors/color combos
Flower/heart or star motif on the side
Style: Cloche, beanie, w/ cat ears OR My Hello Kitty (girls AND women love those)

I made some for my daughter when she was tiny and had no hair, I used really gorgeous imported yarn that is silky and soft (NOT FUN FUR!LOL) and made braided pigtails out of it and attatched them to the top (as if it were her own hair pulled through holes in the top)  kids LOVE those, I have a cousin who's daughter (4 yrs. old) is going through chemo and she loves hers Huh  Maybe they could pick a style??? Might make them feel really special to have one custom made Grin

Just lemme know, I would really love to help Grin

Hello Kitty



Hearts


Gypsy w/tassels:


Flowers


Bunny Cap


Frosty the snowman (Christmas)


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6  Re: REQUEST - Duckie from Pretty In Pink and a QUESTION in Stenciling: Discussion and Questions by Croshayqueen on: September 13, 2005 05:33:50 PM
I dont usually post on this board, but thought I would help, I have a Duckie thing too Grin






Whenever you need to search for pics, try this:

www.dogpile.com

You can find alot more, click on "images" after you enter the topic in the search field......
But PAHLEEEEEZ right click and save these on your computer since I have these hosted on my server Grin  Good Luck!
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7  Re: Voulez Vous Crochet Avec Moi? Call for submissions for next SnB book in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by Croshayqueen on: August 09, 2005 07:39:15 PM
Hey! I'm new to the board, sorry for the late reply to this thread Wink I am soooo PSHYCHED about this book! I have been trying for a few years now to add my little touch of Funk to the crochet world, whilst getting much flack and daily "snarked" for being "too sexy" Wink  phaooey! It NEEDS some!
 I cant wait to see some Fab new designers and see some Rock star sexy crochet!  Grin






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