Crochet Shorties; and the time I danced at the Royal Opera House.

I made these crochet warm-up shorties!


They’re slightly adapted from a pattern in Geek Chic Crochet by Nicki Trench. (A lovely Christmas present from my step-mum.)

I made the legs much shorter, and the waist much higher in order to cover the whole of my pelvis, and kept the scallop detail to just the legs. The ribbon is grosgrain and keeps fast in place throughout class (tested!).  They’re bulkier than the fine-knit shorties you get from, say, Harmonie, but the custom fit means my bum is satisfactorily covered – a problem for me with dancewear made for the traditional ballet dancer shape! – and much more importantly, the hip flexors are kept super toasty warm.

I celebrated with a cheeky photoshoot at the Royal Opera House.

Yes, that's ten bellinis please.

Yes, that’s ten bellinis please.


3 thoughts on “Crochet Shorties; and the time I danced at the Royal Opera House.

  1. I love everything about this post! Your shorts are super cute, and reminded me that I need to order (I am not nearly crafty enough to make my own) a new pair of knit shorts now that summer is here and it’s way too hot in the studios for my long fleece warm-ups, but way to cold in my old hips for nothing at all.

    And your cheeky photo shoot?! Too much!

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