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Crochet Bloomers Shorts Pattern

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Have you seen these crochet bloomers in my previous pattern? Yes, this is the pair, Mindy, the crochet mouse amigurumi is wearing. I received feedback from readers asking if they could crochet this free pattern as baby bloomers. I am glad they asked, and the answer is, yes, you can do it with a bit of tweak and adjustment on the pattern. For your ease, I have included a brief tutorial on how to resize the bloomers that work for most crochet patterns. With the size chart below, you may choose the following baby bloomers sizes to crochet according to the age, from newborn babies to 18-month toddlers.

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What are Bloomers?

Bloomers were developed in the 19th century as a fashion revolution to a healthful and comfortable alternative worn by women. They are baggy underpants gathered at the waist and below at the knees.

Since the 20th century, Baby Bloomers, also known as diaper covers, have gained popularity due to their adorable appearance. These baby diaper covers are also perfect pieces of infant apparel and an excellent little item of clothing for a baby shower gift. Not to mention that they come in handy regardless of whether you have a baby boy or a baby girl. Put them under a dress or layered on top of a bodysuit, leggings, or tights. Or, if you’re planning a baby photoshoot, baby bloomers are super cute when worn on their own.

There are other fashionable shorts that look similar to Bloomers, for example, Bubble Shorts or Balloon Shorts. They all have a puffy shape in the grout area. These shorts patterns are perfect as a summer outfit where you wear them as a pair of short pants.

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The Crochet Bloomers Shorts Pattern

Let’s get to know about the free crochet pattern. It is essential so that you have a clear picture when we talk about the adaptation of the free pattern to make it bigger.

This crochet bloomers pattern is written in English using US crochet terminology. You need to know the following basic stitches to crochet the shorts: Chain Stitch, Single Crochet, Single Crochet Increase, Slip Stitch.

If needed, you may click the link to learn more about basic crochet for beginners.

The Materials & Supplies

The materials and supplies required to make these bloomers shorts are pretty simple and straighter forward, all you need are light worsted weight yarn, 2.5mm crochet hook, stitch marker, and tapestry needle.

The Sizing

In every crochet pattern, especially for garments, a tension gauge is crucial as it determines the final size of the crochet piece. So please take time to make a crochet test gauge, block it and check the size vs. the stitch count. In this free crochet pattern, the tension gauge is 22 sts x 24 rows to achieve a 4″ x 4″ size by using Single Crochet Stitch.

With this tension gauge, the size of the finished item: 8.5″ (W) x 3.5″ (H) snug fit fitting. If you can achieve 4″ x 4″ with lesser sts and rows, you will end up producing a bigger size of crochet bloomers. Otherwise, if you need more sts and rows to achieve the size of 4″ x 4″, you will have more small bloomers.

The Construction Method

Please refer to the crochet pattern below if needed. The crochet bloomers begin at the bottom and work upwards to the waist.

Begins the project by crocheting a rectangle gusset piece at the bottom of the shorts. Upon finishing the base, add two loops constructed from chain stitches to the sides of the gusset. These two loops are the openings (thigh area) for the legs to pass through.

Crochet the hem frills at the loops to give the bloomers a pair of lacey hems. We are using the chain spaces in the hem to draw through the tie string, thus creating a drawstring hem.

Next, we continue to crochet the body of the crochet shorts with single crochet stitches, turning the work after completing each round. At the end of the crochet, we create another hem frills at the waist. The chain stitches at the waist are where we insert string to create drawstring waist shorts.

After understanding the basic construction of the crochet bloomers, let’s talk about how to adapt the pattern to make it larger to fit in baby and young toddlers’ sizes.

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How To Resize Crochet Pattern

There are a few ways to resize any crochet pattern, here are the basics:
1. altering the crochet tension,
2. altering the pattern, and
3. altering the stitch type;
sometimes, you will need to use all of them to achieve the size you desire. The same goes for resizing these crochet bloomers to fit for baby.

Note that meeting the width is more important than the length: you may do more or less round to meet the length.

The size chart below shows a typical measurement for the modern high-rise style of baby bloomers based on age; you may use it as a reference to crochet.

  • 0-3 Month: 17″ Waist x 6” Length
  • 3-6 Month: 18” Waist x 7.5” Length
  • 6-12 Month: 20” Waist x 8” Length
  • 12-18 Month: 21″ Waist x 9.5” Length

Resize Method 1

Let’s talk about the easiest way. Remember we talked about the crochet tension gauge in the Sizing paragraph above? Changing the numbers of sts and rows in the test gauge will change the size of the finished product. How do you achieve it? Usually, the different crochet gauges can be achieved by using various yarn weights with the recommended crochet hook. The label on the yarn will give you an indicative crochet tension.

Next, doing some math to calculate the % difference between the two tension gauges will provide you with a projection of the size of the crochet baby bloomers. For example, instead of light worsted yarn with 2.5mm, changing them to worsted weight yarn with a 3.5mm hook will produce a bigger garment.

Resize Method 2

Altering the pattern could be a little tricky for beginners, but it might be achievable with a bit of trial and error if you understand how the pattern works. How do we do that? For example, you will need to add more stitches in a row to make it wider and crochet more round to make it longer.

Resize Method 3

Besides crocheting more rounds to make it longer, you may use double crochet stitches rather than the shorter single stitches. Using DC stitches is undoubtedly a faster way to achieve the length you need.

For the comfort of the delicate baby skin, use cotton yarn rather than acrylic or wool yarn. And using the elastic bands for the waist and thigh hem is more practical than using the drawstring method.

I hope you enjoy crocheting a pair of gorgeous bloomers shorts with this free crochet pattern. Let me know should you have any questions. Perhaps I will whip up a few pairs in the future if there is a demand for the crochet diaper cover free pattern. Comment to let me know.

Happy Crochet!

Other Crochet Diaper Cover Patterns

You might be interested in the other free crochet diaper cover patterns that we have here:

Free crochet diaper cover pattern in stripes

Free crochet panties pattern

Here are more free crochet wearables for dolls that you can adapt to make them into baby size.

crochet bloomers shorts pattern

Crochet Bloomers Shorts Pattern

Yield: Bloomers Shorts For Doll
Active Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Cost: USD 2 - 5

With the tension gauge mentioned below, the size of the finished item is 8.5 (W) x 3.5 (H) inches, a snug fit fitting. It fits many of the amigurumi animals that are about the same size as the Mouse and Elephant.


  • Acrylic yarn in Off-White  (8 ply/DK/Light Worsted) - For The Shorts
  • Acrylic yarn in Blue color  (8 ply/DK/Light Worsted) - For The Tie Strings


  • 2.5mm Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry needle or Darning needle
  • Scissors



(In US crochet terms)
ch: chain stitch
inc: 2sc increase
sc: single crochet
slst: slip stitch
RS: Right side
WS: Wrong side

Tension Gauge (4"x4"):

22 sts x 24 rows (Single Crochet Stitch)


With Off White Yarn

  1. BASE

    Row 1: ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 6 sts, turn.
    Row 2 - 6: ch sc 6, turn
    Row 7: This row will create 2 loops of 42 sts each for the leg openings. ch, sc 6, ch 42, (Leg 1 opening), continue sc 6 on row 1, ch 42 (Leg 2 opening), continue slst on row 7. Turn.
    Continue with the following part. Don't cut yarn.
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    Leg 2

    Round 1: ch2, [sk, sc, ch] 21 times on the 2nd loop made in row 7 above. [sk, sc, ch] 4 times on the side of the base, slst to the first st of the round.
    Round 2: ch, sc in ch sp, [ch3, sc in ch spa] 25 times, ch3, slst to the first st of the round.

    Leg 1
    Round 1: ch2, [sk, sc, ch] 21 times on the 1st loop made in row 7 above. [sk, sc, ch] 4 times on the side of the base, slst to the first st of the round.
    Round 2: ch, sc in ch sp, [ch3, sc in ch spa] 25 times, ch3, slst to the first st of the round.
  3. PANTS

    Begin at the center of the base edge (either one of the 2 edges), eg: 3rd on either Row 1 or Row 7 of the Base
    Round 1 (RS): ch, sc 3, inc, sc 40, inc, sc 6, inc, sc 40, inc, sc 3, slst to the first st, turn. {100}
    Round 2 (WS): ch sc 100, slst to the first st, turn. {100}
    Round 3 (RS): ch sc 100, slst to the first st, turn. {100}
    Round 4 to 15: Repeat Round 2 & 3.
    Round 16 (WS): ch3, sk 2, sc 98, slst to the first st. Turn. This round is to create a hole on the pants for the tail, this is absolutely optional. In the case that you do not plan to have a hole for the tail, then you may crochet this round as Round 2.
    Round 17 (RS): repeat Round 3. Don't turn.
    Round 18 (RS): ch 2, [sk 1, sc, ch] around, ch, slst to the first st. Don't turn.
    Round 19 (RS): ch, sc in ch sp, [ch 3, sc in ch sp] around, ch3, slst to the first st.
    Fasten and hide yarn ends.

    With Blue yarn, make one waist string and 2 leg strings with ch sts until they measure to the following length respectively:
    Waist string: 23"
    Leg String: 16"
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Depending on the speed and hours you are spending on the project, the total time needed is only an approximation.

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