Thursday, June 03, 2010


Edited to correct when enlarging to make sleeping bag a little more roomy.

SIZE:About 9.5 by 20 inches including pillow
MATERIALS:Worsted weight yarn approximately 7.5 ounces
Small amount of Polyfil
I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle

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

1. Read instructions all the way through before beginning.
2. When joining rounds pull the slipstitch tight.
3. Yarn used in sample is Red Heart Super Saver in Pink Camo.


Starting with pillow, ch 30

ROUND 1: Make 2 sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in each chain (27) 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 23 28 chain stitches. DO NOT join rounds. [60 sc]

ROUNDS 2-18: Sc in each sc around. Fold flat and make sure your last stitch of round 15 18 is at the side and the pillow is right side out. [About 5 inches and 60 sc]

ROUND 19: Ch 1, turn, sc through both layers of pillow, over 20 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 19. [30 sc]

Ch 30, being careful not to twist the ch, sc in first sc of round 19. [30 sc, 30 ch]

ROUND 20: Sc in each sc and chain around. DO NOT JOIN. [60 sc]

ROUND 21: Sc in each sc around. [60 sc]

ROUND 22: Beginning at 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. (15 shells)

ROUND 23: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same st. *Sc in center st of shell, 3 dc in next sc. Repeat from * around, ending with sc in center of shell, slipstitch in top of ch 3. (15 shells)

ROUND 24: 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 3 dc in sc, slipstitch in beginning sc. (15 shells)

Repeat rounds 23 and 24, until sleeping bag measures about 14 inches from pillow. Ending with round 24.
NEXT ROUND:Ch 1, *sc in 3 sts of shell, hdc in sc. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (60 sts)CLOSING BOTTOM OF BAG:Fold flat, with pillow centered, matching sc. Slipstitch to folded edge. Ch 1, sc the two edges together.

Fasten off and weave in end.

This is adorable. It would be perfect for a family camping trip. You little girl and her 'little girl' can sleep together.
Here you go again! You come up with THE best patterns! Thanks again!
This is absolutely adorable! You are just too crafty!! My granddaughter would love it. May I have your permission to sell the finished product in my Etsy Shop, with a link to your blog? Thank you :)
No online sales. It is my intention to offer this item for sale in my own Etsy shop.
I would like to make and sell items from some of your patterns at the Greenbelt Craft Fair this December. All proceeds will go to charity (I haven't picked the charity for this year yet, but last year it was Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services.) May I have permission for this?
It will be okay to make and sell items to benefit charity. As long as there is no personal gain.
Thanks, I appreciate it! :-)
I love it! I'm trying to make one for my daughter and on round 1 it says "work in opposite side of starting chain and sc in each of 23 chain stitches. DO NOT join rounds. [60 sc]" Isn't there more than 23 chain stitches? If I stop on chain 23 it doesn't get me to the end! Is this an error?
Should work out, but if it doesn't just work however many sc you need to finish the round.
Great pattern, making it with "Monet" Red Heart Super Saver, it is coming out beautiful. I made yellow PJ's and slippers to give as a gift to a special 8 year old girl.
Thank you for sharing your patterns and talents.
Did not want to go purchase poly fiber fill so I chopped up knee highs and panty hose to fill the pillow. Looks like it worked.
Sure love this sleeping bag pattern. I have made it several times for my granddaughters. I've made it for the Dora doll and it works great. It's an easy pattern to make and to follow. Thanks so much for sharing this.
Can anyone help? Stuck at Round 19! I have sewn pillow closed and ch 30, but I don't understand how to proceed to: "sc in first sc of round 19". Does the ch 30 get attached to the pillow and then I work on the bag part of the pattern in a circular way? ~ Thanks in advance for your help.
First you don't "sew" the pillow closed, you should've sc the edges together. Then ch 30 and go back to the beginning sc of the sts used to close the pillow and sc in the first sc. Then the remainder of the sleeping bag is worked in rounds
Thank you! We have a slumber party/birthday party coming up soon. Hopefully, I will get it finished in time!
I am making this for the preemie angels.I donate burial clothes for Angels and donate them to a hospital.I was so Happy to hear you approve of using your pattern for charity.
I had never thought of making them for preemies.

Thanks for the idea.
Your quite welcome.I intend to make them in different sizes as the Angels come at different stages of pregnancy.I also make gowns, fetal demise pouches and Thank God,some Take me home sweaters and blankets.
I am looking forward to making this for my granddaughters for Christmas. I was wondering if instead of crocheting in the round for the sleeping bag part would it be possible to crochet in rolls for half of it , making it easier to open out to get the doll in and out? Any suggestion?
You could turn instead of joining rounds for a few rounds.
I am new to crocheting and love this idea. Any chance of doing a video for this?
I don't do videos.
Love this pattern, I am making a couple for Christmas presents for my nieces. I was wondering if it would be ok to sell some after the holidays. I read previous comments and you said you were going to put them on your etsy page. But it doesn't look like you did.
You can sell to friends or at craft shows, but not online.
How wide is it?
See above for measurements.
my granddaughter absolutely loves this pattern and wants more in different colors. Thank You Cheryl
You just made my Christmas merrier.
This pattern is very confusing.
You should do a video

Sorry you find it confusing. However I don't do videos, haven't the equipment to do videos or the inclination.

I think if you take it one instructions at a time, you can do it.
Stuck on round 1. Can you please clarify this part for me:

"Working over yarn tail for remainder of this round, 3 sc in last ch, work in opposite side of starting chain"
I love this my grand daughter has an American doll so I'm making it for her.
I have a silly question, I’m working on the pillow part. When I get my rounds done, do I fold it long ways or short ends together? Does that make sense, clear as mud lol? Thank you!!
You won't be folding it, it will form a pocket.
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