Sleep Better in Comfy Crochet?
Sleep is important. The amount of sleep we get can affect not only our reaction to certain situations, but also how we function throughout the day in general. Our quality of sleep can be enhanced or damaged by multiple factors including our environment, mattress, pillows, etc. But can it also be enriched or impaired by the pajamas we wear?
My vote is “Yes,” and if you agree, you’ll definitely want to check out the Pampered Pajamas in Interweave Crochet. These pajamas will cocoon you in comfort from your head to your toes. And that’s only partially due to the yarn used, a lovely merino superwash wool/mulberry silk blend from Cascade Yarns. It’s also due to the stitches used. This pattern uses a mixture of stitches including fans and a stitch that might be new to you—the linked double crochet.
This stitch is worked similarly to the double crochet, however, instead of it connecting only at the top, as with the standard double crochet, it also connects at the middle. It’s really not hard to work, and we’re sure that once you’ve worked it a couple times as you make these pajamas, you’ll have no trouble using it through the remainder of the pattern.
If you’re convinced that you need these pajamas for a good night’s sleep, here are the specs!
FINISHED SIZE Top: 35½ (39½ , 43½ , 48½ , 51½ )” bust circumference; Pants: 38¼ (42½ , 46¼ , 49¾ , 55)” hip circumference. Top shown measures 35½ “, modeled with 3½ ” ease at bust; Pants shown measure 38¼ “, modeled with 3¼ ” ease.
YARN Cascade Yarns Heritage Silk (85% merino superwash wool, 15% mulberry silk; 437 yd [400 m]/3½ oz[100 g]; CYCA #1 ): #5604 denim, top: 4 (4, 5, 6, 6) skeins; pants: 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) skeins; both 8 (10, 11, 12, 13) skeins.
HOOK Sizes D/3 (3.25 mm) and F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; st markers (m).
GAUGE 18 sts and 13 rows = 4″ in ldc with larger hook; 4 fans = 5½ ” and 1 patt rep = 5½ ” in fan patt with larger hook.
Are you ready for a great night’s sleep? If so, will comfy crochet pajamas make the difference? Let us know what you think in the comments.