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Strawberry Pajama Bag

Store your jammies in style - crochet this pajama bag with simple instructions.

by craftbits (shellie wilson)

What you need

Size 5.5mm (I-9) Crochet hook
Red or Pink yarn (I used bubblegum pink), medium worsted weight (aka, cheapie Red Heart).
Green yarn (same type)
Black yarn (for seeds)
Yellow yarn (for flowers)
White or Off-White yarn (for flowers)
yarn needle, to emb

Instructions

Gauge: I didn’t use one. Really, it’s OK. We don’t always need gauge. But if you really need one, crochet 20 double crochets and then measure it. There. That’s your gauge.

Abbreviations: Ch = Chain SC = single crochet DC = double crochet TRC = Triple Crochet SlSt = Slip Stitch

Main Body Ch. 4, Sl St into 1st Ch, forming a loop.

RND 1 Ch 2 (counts as 1st DC). 9 DC into loop, Sl St into 1st DC made. (10 stitches around)

RND 2 Ch 2. 2 DC in same stitch, 2 DC in each dc around. Sl St into 1st DC made. (20 stitches around)

RND 3 Ch 2. 1 DC in same stitch, 1 DC in next 2 stitches, 2 DC in next. *1 DC in next 3, 2 DC in next** Repeat from * to ** 3 times. Sl St into 1st DC made. (25 stitches around)

RND 4 Ch 2. 1 DC in same stitch, 1 DC in each DC around. Sl St into 1st DC made. (25 stitches around)

RND 5 Ch 2. 1 DC in same stitch, 1 DC in next 3 stitches, 2 DC in next. *1 DC in next 4, 2 DC in next** Repeat from * to ** 3 times. Sl St into 1st DC made. (30 stitches around)

RND 6 Ch 2. 1 DC in same stitch, 1 DC in next 4 stitches, 2 DC in next. *1 DC in next 5, 2 DC in next** Repeat from * to ** 3 times. Sl St into 1st DC made. (35 stitches around)

RND 7 Ch 2. 1 DC in same stitch, 1 DC in next 5 stitches, 2 DC in next. *1 DC in next 6, 2 DC in next** Repeat from * to ** 3 times. Sl St into 1st DC made. (40 stitches around)

RND 8 Ch 2. 1 DC in same stitch, 1 DC in next 6 stitches, 2 DC in next. *1 DC in next 7, 2 DC in next** Repeat from * to ** 3 times. Sl St into 1st DC made. (45 stitches around)

RND 9 Ch 2. 1 DC in same stitch, 1 DC in next 7 stitches, 2 DC in next. *1 DC in next 8, 2 DC in next** Repeat from * to ** 3 times. Sl St into 1st DC made. (50 stitches around)

RND 10 Ch 2. 1 DC in same stitch, 1 DC in each DC around. Sl St into 1st DC made. (50 stitches around)

RND 11-18 Same as Round 10, change to Green at the end of Round 18

RND 19,20 Same as 10, but in green.

RND 21 (eyelet round) Ch 2. 1 DC in same stitch, 1 DC in next 3, CH 1, Skip next stitch *1 DC in next 4 stitches, CH 1, skip next stitch** Repeat from * to ** around, Sl St in first DC made.

RND 22,23 Same as Rounds 19 and 20, crocheting over the chains made as if they are a regular stitch.

RND 24 Ch 1. 1 SC in same stitch, 1 DC in next, 1 TRC in next, 1 DC in next, 1 SC in next. *1 SC, 1 DC, 1 TRC, 1 DC, 1 SC ** Repeat * to ** around. Sl St in 1st SC made, tie off.

Drawstring Cord Using Green, make a length of chains about 2′ long. Tie off.

Weave in and out of eyelet holes made on the 21st round.

Flowers (make 2) Using Yellow, Ch 3. Sl ST into 1st Ch to form a loop.

RND 1 Ch 1, 10 SC into loop, Sl St into 1st SC made.

RND 2 Ch 2, 1 DC in same stitch, 2 DC in next stitch, Sl St into next stitch. Continue pattern of 2 DC, 2 DC, Sl St, around to end, Sl St into bottom of chain 2. Tie off, leaving a 1′ tail. It should have 5 petals.

Sew flowers to the end of the drawstring cord using the yarn needle. Seeds Embroider on randomly with black yarn using yarn needle. Hide all the ends, add jammies and TaDa!

*IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE**

Because this item has a drawstring, please don’t leave it on the bed with a sleeping child, or let children under the age of 3 play with it. If anyone has any questions or concerns about this pattern, please contact me at coffeecrochet@hotmail.com.

If you have completed this pattern and would like to show it off, I would be happy to post a photo!

PLEASE NOTE: This pattern has not been tested by anyone but me. If you find any errors, please let me know so I can correct the pattern. This pattern may not be published elsewhere without permission. (C)JB Designs 2005 This project was contributed by Tara from Coffee Crochet

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