Cloud py­jama case

Simply Crochet - - Pas­tel Ideas -

Re­becca Aldridge’s cute and quirky cloud make acts as a cush­ion when it’s filled. DROPS Muskat (100% cot­ton, 50g/100m), 4 balls of White (18), 1 ball of each: Light Blue (02), Light Mint (20), Li­lac (04), Peach (10), Light Yel­low (07) and Black (17) A 4mm (US G/6) hook Five 1.5cm (¾in) but­tons

TEN­SION

17 sts and 20 rows to mea­sure ap­prox 10x10cm (4x4in) over dou­ble cro­chet us­ing a 4mm hook. Ten­sion is not crit­i­cal but will af­fect fin­ished mea­sure­ments and yarn quan­ti­ties.

MEA­SURE­MENTS

Ap­prox 39x27cm (15¼x10¾in)

AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS

Spike st Insert hook from front into cor­re­spond­ing st that is 2 rows be­low next st, com­plete as a dou­ble cro­chet st

CLOUD FRONT

Us­ing White, ch51. Row 1 (RS) Dc in sec­ond ch from hook, dc in each of next 49 sts, turn. [50 sts] Row 2 Ch1, 2dc in first st, dc in each st to last st, 2dc in last st, turn. [52 sts] Rows 3- 6 As Row 2. [60 sts after Row 6] Row 7 Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn. Row 8 As Row 2. [62 sts] Row 9 Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn. Row 10 As Row 2. [64 sts] Row 11 Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn. Row 12 As Row 2. [66 sts] Rows 13-16 Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn. Row 17 As Row 2. [68 sts] Rows 18-24 Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn. Row 25 Ch1, dc2­tog, dc in each st to last 2 sts, dc2­tog, turn. [66 sts] Rows 26-34 As Row 25. [48 sts after Row 34] Row 35- 40 Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn. Rows 41- 43 Ch1, dc2­tog, dc in each st to end, turn. [45 sts] Row 44 Ch1, dc in each st to last 2 sts, dc2­tog, turn. [44 sts] Row 45 (RS) Ch1, dc2­tog, dc in each st to end, turn. [43 sts] Row 46 Ch1, dc in each st to last 2 sts, dc2­tog, turn. [42 sts] Row 47 (Start­ing row of the right-hand top ‘peak’) Ch1, dc in each of next 15 sts, turn. [15 sts] Row 48 Ch1, dc2­tog, dc in each st to last 2 sts, dc2­tog, turn. [13 sts] Rows 49-52 Re­peat last row. [5 sts at end of Row 52.] Row 53 Ch1, dc2­tog, dc in next st, dc2­tog. [3 sts] Keep RS fac­ing and ss along edge of de­crease rows to base of ‘peak’, which will bring you back level with Row 47.

Row 54 Ch1, dc in each rem st from Row 46 to end, turn. [27 sts] Row 55 Ch1, dc2­tog, dc in each st to end, turn. [26 sts] Row 56 Ch1, dc2­tog, dc in each st to last 2 sts, dc2­tog, turn. [24 sts]

Rep last row un­til there are 6 sts rem. Fas­ten off. BACK

Work Rows 1-22 as given for Front. [68 sts]

Row 23 (But­ton loop row – 5 in to­tal) Ch1, dc in each of next 20 sts, ch7, ss in same st at base of ch-7 to form but­ton loop, (dc in each of next 7 sts, ch7, ss in same st at base of ch-7) 4 times, dc in each of next 20 sts, turn. [68 sts and 5 ch-7 but­ton loops]

Row 24 ( To cre­ate open­ing) Ch1, dc in each of next 15 sts, ch38, skip next 38 sts, ss in next st, ch1 (does not count as st), dc in same st as ss and in each of next 14 sts, turn. [68 sts]

Row 25 Ch1, dc2­tog, dc in each of next 13 sts, dc in each ch, dc in each of next 13 sts, dc2­tog, turn. [66 sts]

Rows 26- 65 As given for Rows 26 to end of Front. Sew but­tons into place above the cor­re­spond­ing loops.

CHEEKS !MAKE 2"

Us­ing Light Mint, make a magic loop. Round 1 7dc into loop, ss to first dc to join.

[7 sts] Fas­ten off. Round 2 Join Li­lac to any st, ch1, 2dc in same st, (2dc in next st) 6 times, ss to first dc. [14 sts] Fas­ten off.

Round 3 Join Light Yel­low to any st, ch1, dc in same st, 2dc in next st, (dc in next st, 2dc in next st) 6 times, ss to first dc. [21 sts] Fas­ten off.

Round 4 Join Light Blue to any st, ch1, dc in same st, dc in next st, 2dc in next st, (dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next stitch) 6 times, ss to first dc. [28 sts]

Round 5 Ch1, dc in same stitch, dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, (dc in each of next 3 sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times, ss to first dc. [35 sts] Fas­ten off.

Round 6 Join Peach to any st, ch1, dc in

same st, dc in each of next 2 sts, spike st in next st 2 rows be­low, 2dc in next st, (dc in each of next 3 sts, spike stitch in next st 2 rows be­low, 2dc in next st) 6 times, ss to first dc. [42 sts] Fas­ten off.

FACE

Pin cheeks in place us­ing im­age as a guide. Us­ing Black, sew sleepy eyes us­ing back stitch (ap­prox 11 sts wide, 3 rows high).

TO FIN­ISH

Block if de­sired. When dry, pin the 2 sides tog. Us­ing White, ss around the clouds to join edges tog. Fas­ten off and weave in ends. Sew but­tons to open­ing to cor­re­spond with but­ton loops.

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