Cat’s Pajamas Jammy Keeper
Cat’s Pajamas Jammy Keeper designed by Brenda K. B. Anderson in Knit & Crochet Toys, 2017 or get the individual pattern here.
We all have a soft spot for roly-poly cats, and this one has a soft spot for your pajamas! A zipper on the cat’s back hides a compartment for jammies or anything else that you might want to tuck away inside of this adorable feline. A note to other adults out there with an inner child: the designer was able to fit her adult-sized footie pajamas inside this kitty. If you are worried about fitting your own PJs inside, go a little lighter on the stuffing to make the storage compartment bigger. Suitable for all ages.
Skill Level Intermediate
Yarn Weight 4
Finished Size About 35″ body circumference and 12″ tall, not including ears.
Yarn Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted Colorspun (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 200 yd [183 m]/3 ½ oz [100 g]): #7722 very bright kids (multi; MC), 3 balls. Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 200 yd [183 m]/3 ½ oz [100 g]): #0473 aquarius (lt blue; CC), 1 ball.
Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); removable m; 2 skeins navy blue embroidery floss; size C/2 (2.75 mm) crochet hook; size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook; polyester fiberfill; sewing pins; 9″ zipper; sewing needle and thread to match zipper.
Gauge 19 sts and 26 rows = 4″ in St st.