Friday, March 28, 2008


Worsted weight yarn approximately 3 ounces
Small amount of Polyfil
I (5.5 mm) crochet hook

GAUGE: 4 sc = 1 inch, 4 rows = 1 inch

About 7 by 10 inches including pillow

1. Pillow and sleeping bag are worked in continuous rounds.
2. Instructions are for a sleeping bag worked in single crochet. Instructions for working the sleeping bag in shell stitch follow the single crochet instructions.


Starting with pillow, ch 24

ROUND 1: Make 2 sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in each chain (21) to last chain. Working over yarn tail for remainder of this round, 3 sc in last ch, work in opposite side of starting chain and sc in each of 22 chain stitches. DO NOT join rounds. [48 sc]

ROUNDS 2-11: Sc in each sc around. Fold flat and make sure your last stitch of round 11 is at the side, and that right side is out. [About 3 inches and 48 sc]

ROUND 12: Ch 1, turn if necessary, sc through both layers of pillow, over about 10 sts. Place a small amount of fiberfill in pillow and continue to sc in remaining sts, adding Polyfil to fill pillow softly. That completes the first half of round 12. [24 sc]

Ch 24, being careful not to twist ch, sc in first sc of round 12. [24 sc, 24 ch]

ROUND 13: Sc in each sc and chain around. DO NOT join. [48 sc]

ROUNDS 14-40: Sc in each sc around. [48 sc]

Fold flat and make sure your last stitch of round 40 is at the side. Bag should measure about 10 inches including pillow and have 48 sc. If bag isn’t 10 inches work additional rounds to reach 10 inches.

Close bottom of bag by working; ch 1, turn if necessary, and sc through both thicknesses of the bag. [24 sc]

Fasten off and weave in end.


Shell Stitch:
Work above instructions through round 14.

Round 15: Beginning at either side, *skip 1 sc, 3 dc (shell) in next st, skip 1 st, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with slipstitch in last sc before the first shell.

ROUND 16: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st. *Sc in center st of shell, 3 dc in next sc. Repeat from * around, ending with slipstitch in top of ch 3.

ROUND 17: Slipstitch in next st, ch 1, sc in same st. *3 dc in sc, sc in center st of next shell. Repeat around ending with slipstitch in beginning sc.

Repeat rounds 16 and 17, until sleeping bag measures 10 inches from beginning including pillow. Ending with round 17.

Fold in half, with pillow centered, matching shells and sc. Slipstitch to folded edge. Ch 1 and sc two edges together.

Fasten off and weave in end.

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