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Sylvanian Families Swimming Trunks (Free Crochet Pattern)

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My favorite hobby is crocheting doll clothes. Using what I've learned from reading existing patterns, I create my own designs for Barbie.

Father Frasier and Brother Coco Chocolate hurrying out of the house to go swimming at the pool.

Father Frasier and Brother Coco Chocolate hurrying out of the house to go swimming at the pool.

As summer begins here in the Philippines, I thought it would be a good idea to make some swimsuits for my Sylvanian Families (also called Calico Critters). To start off the summer season, I would like to begin with these swimming trunks sure to fit either the Father / Brother critter.

This article is a free crochet pattern for a pair of swimming trunks for your Sylvanian Families. There are two sizes available: Father / Brother critter.

Disclaimer: As I was making this pattern, I only just started collecting, so my family consisted only of bunnies and I wanted to make sure the holes at the back of the pattern will show off their tails. I do not know where the tails are for the other animals, so you will need to adjust the pattern to suit your critters.

Materials and Gauge

Materials and gauge for this project are the same as Sylvanian Families Shell-Stitched Dress.

Pattern (First Part)

Note: This first part of the pattern is written for the Brother critter. Changes in size are denoted by parenthesis for the Father critter.

Row 1: Ch 27 (31), sc in the second ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (26, 30)

Starting with the hole for the tail:

Row 2: Sl st in the first 3 (4) sc, ch 1, sc in the same sc and in each of the next 21 (23) sc, sk the last 2 (3) sc, turn. (22, 24)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (22, 24)

Row 3a (for father critter only): Ch 1, (sc in the next 4 sc, work 2 sc in the next sc) 4 times, sc in the last 4 sc, turn. (28)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, ch 4, turn. (22, 28)

Round 5: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each sc across, join with sl st in first sc, turn. (25, 31)

Brother Coco Chocolate in a hurry to go, while Father Frasier makes sure that their house is locked.

Brother Coco Chocolate in a hurry to go, while Father Frasier makes sure that their house is locked.

Pattern (Second Part)

Note: At this point, the pattern will be written separately, as I had to work it a bit differently for each size.

Brother Critter:

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join, do not turn! (25)

Starting with the division for the legs:

Round 7: Ch 1, sc in the first 11 sc, ch 4, sk the next 12 sc, sl st in the next sc, sc in the last sc of Round 6, join, turn. (12)

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in each sc and ch around, join, turn. (16)

Round 9: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join. Fasten off. (16)

Working on the other leg:

Round 7: Join with sc on any st and sc in each sc and ch around, join, turn. (16)

Round 8 and 9: Repeat Rounds 8 and 9 of other leg.

Father Critter:

Rounds 6 & 7: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, turn. (31)

Starting with the division for the legs:

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in the first 14 sc, ch 4, sk the next 15 sc, sl st in the next sc, sc in the last sc of Round 7, join with sl st to first sc, turn. (15)

Round 9: Ch 1, sc in each sc and ch around, join, turn. (19)

Rounds 10 & 11: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join, turn. (19) Fasten off at the end of Round 11.

Working on the other leg:

Round 8: Join with sc on any st and sc in each sc and ch around, join, turn. (19)

Rounds 9-11: Repeat Rounds 9-11 of other leg.

For both sizes:

Weave in all ends and sew on a snap for closure.

Here is a photo of the back to show off the bunnies' tails:

Comments

Cruznv on January 07, 2017:

Absolutely adorable... My two little Granddaughters just started collecting Calico Critters... So this Geandma is busy trying to find all the patterns I can to make clothes for them. These will be my next project... Thanks for sharing...

dezalyx (author) from Philippines on March 24, 2013:

Hi, wordsmith2418! I wish my 6-year old niece was more like your daughter! She keeps coming over everyday now to play with the bunnies and insists that I play with her, too. Then when the bunnies get dirty, she insists I clean them on the spot (sigh).

Veronica Lewis from Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania on March 24, 2013:

These are soooo cute! When my daughter was younger I was buying these little toys for her but she wasn't really into them. I think I always liked them better than she did - LOL! I may have to get some for my own collection. Thanks for the pattern. Voted up!