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Santa Pants Bag! Use them for this year’s stockings, give them full of gifts, or give it to the neighbors as a game: Fill it full of small gifts or candy and tell them they have beenpantsed! and they must pass the pants along. Fun traditions and fun memories.
Materials: Caron Simply soft yarn: Autumn Red, Black, and White, Size H hook, darning needle, and La Mode buttons Style 26304 and 26298.
- Content: 100% acrylic
- Ball Size: 315 yards
- Care: Machine wash
- Gauge: 4 – Worsted
- Knitting Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows with a 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needle
- Crochet Gauge: 13 sc and 14 rows with a 5 mm (U.S. H/8) crochet hook
SP = Space
SL= Slip Stitch
SLO = Slip Stitch Only
CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
CC= Change Color
Pant Legs – Make two
These pants are made in parts: First each leg (part 1 and 2) then you SC them together and continue working up toward the belt.
Part 1- leg 1
Base (white): CH 16
Row 1:*SC, DC, rep from * across, end with SC, Ch 1, turn.
Row 2:*DC, SC, Rep from * across, end with DC, Ch 1, turn.
Row3-4: Rep row 1 and 2
Row 5: 15 SC Across, Ch 1, turn.
Row 6:*SC, CH 1, Sk 1 sp, Rep from * across, end with SC, CH 1, turn.
Row 7: SC, *SC in Ch 1 sp, CH1, Sk 1 sp, Rep form * 5 times, SC in Ch 1 sp, SC in Last sp, CH 1, turn.
Row 8-20: Rep rows 6 and 7.
Part 2-Leg 2
Rep Base-20, But On Row 20 do not tie off, Ch 1 and turn.
Row 21: SC, SC in Ch 1 sp, Ch 1, Sk 1 sp, Rep from * 5 times, SC in Ch 1 sp, SC in last sp on Leg 2, CH 1, Then Start working along top of Part one Row 20 as shown, SC, *SC in Ch 1 sp, CH 1, sk 1 sp, Rep from * five more times, SC in Ch 1 sp, SC in last sp, CH 1 turn.
Row 22:* SC, Ch 1, Sk 1 sp, rep from * 5 times, SK 2 sps, SC in CH 1 sp between legs, CH 1, SK 2 sps, * SC in CH 1 sp, CH 1, Sk 1 sp, Rep from * 5 times, End Sc in Last sp, Ch 1 turn.
Row 23: SC, *SC in CH 1 sp, Ch 1, Sk 1 sp, Rep from * to last 2 sps, SC in Ch 1 sp, SC, Ch 1, turn.
Row 24: * SC, CH 1, SK 1 sp, Rep from * across, end with SC in last sp, Ch 1 turn.
Row 25-34: Rep Row 23 and 24.
CC to Black
Row 35-39: 29 SC across, Ch 1 turn.
CC to Red
Row 40: Rep 24
Row 41: Rep 23 and tie off.
Make 2 pants.
With Right Sides facing each other sew the two pant motifs together leaving just the top open, then turn right side out.
Suspenders – Black
Base: Ch 6
Row 1-5: SC 5, ch 1, turn.
RND 6: 4 SC, 3 SC in next sp(corner), 3 SC, 3 SC in next sp(corner), 3 SC, 3 SC in next sp(corner), 3 SC, 2 SC in next sp(corner), SL to 1st SC made, CH 1, Do NOT turn.
Work along one side of the square.
Row 1-14: 5 SC, Ch 1 turn. Tie off on Row 14.
Rep strap 1
Row 1-44: 5 SC, Ch 1, turn
Row 45: SC2tog, SC, SC2tog, Ch 1, turn.
Row 46: 3 SC, Tie off
Rep Strap 3 but don’t tie off.
SLO around the entire suspenders.
Time to sew
Next sew the suspenders onto the pants. Sew the short straps down in the back and the long straps in the front. Make sure yours SLO is facing outward for a finished look.
Then, sew the three buttons onto your Santa Pants: Two La Mode Buttons Style 26304 onto the suspenders and one La Mode Button Style 26298 onto the belt.