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Not Your Granny’s Jammies: Pajama Pants Crochet Pattern

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I’m sure you’ve seen the crochet pajama pants floating around Facebook recently. You know, the retro ones that are flattering on virtually… no one. Funny thing is, that I have been seriously contemplating designing a crochet pattern for pajama pants – that are actually cute! – for months now. Ladies and gentleman, I present to you the Not Your Granny’s Jammies Pajama Pants crochet pattern!

Not Your Granny's Jammies Pajama Pant Crochet pattern

Not Your Granny’s Jammies

The child sizing of these pants starts at 18/24 month and, at this time, ranges up to youth 10/12. As with most Heart Hook Home patterns, the children’s sizes will remain free, and the adult is available on Ravelry. See more photos of the adult version here!

Not Your Granny's Jammies Crochet Pajama Pants Pattern

My youngest son is modeling the 6/8 size for us today, and he typically wears a size 8 in kids clothing. He loves 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s music, and is working his way up through the decades. You can totally tell he’s channeling his 70’s vibe!

Not Your Granny's Jammies Pajama Pant Crochet pattern

Materials:

Worsted Weight yarn (Red Heart with Love suggested)
-approx. 320 yards for 18/24 month
-approx. 375 yards for 2/3T
-approx. 460 yards for 4/6
-approx. 585 yards for 6/8
-approx. 750 yards for 10/12

Crochet hook in size I/5.5mm

Ribbon or Crochet I-cord (here’s how!)

Gauge:

12.5 hdc sts x 11 rows = 4” square

Gauge is extremely important with this pattern! Because these pants are worked in vertical rows, the width of the stitch determines how tall the pants will be and the height of the rows determines how big around the pants will be. As such, if you can’t match my gauge exactly, the height of your rows is more important than width. Questions? This article on gauge will help!

Not Your Granny's Jammies Pajama Pant Crochet pattern

Pattern Notes:

Pattern written in US terms.

Pattern is written with rows worked vertically.

Fhdc – Foundation Half Double

Size 18/24 Month:

Left Leg:

Row 1: Fhdc-32
Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end AND THEN ch-17. (49)
Row 3: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st to end of row. (48)
Rows 4 – 27: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (48)
Row 28: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 32 sts only. (32)
Rows 29 – 30: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (32)
Do not fasten off. See construction section.

Right Leg:

Row 1: Fhdc-32
Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (32)
Row 3: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end AND THEN ch-17. (49)
Row 4: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st to end of row. (48)
Rows 5 – 28: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (48)
Row 29: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 32 sts only. (32)
Row 30: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (32)
Do not fasten off. See construction section.

Size 2/3T:

Left Leg:

Row 1: Fhdc-45
Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end AND THEN ch-23. (68)
Row 3: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st to end of row. (67)
Rows 4 – 31: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (67)
Row 32: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 45 sts only. (45)
Rows 33 – 34: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (45)
Do not fasten off. See construction section.

Right Leg:

Row 1: Fhdc-45
Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (45)
Row 3: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end AND THEN ch-23. (68)
Row 4: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st to end of row. (67)
Rows 5 – 32: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (67)
Row 33: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 45 sts only. (45)
Row 34: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (45)
Do not fasten off. See construction section.

Size 4/6:

Left Leg:

Row 1: Fhdc-56
Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end AND THEN ch-25. (81)
Row 3: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st to end of row. (80)
Rows 4 – 33: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (80)
Row 34: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 56 sts only. (56)
Rows 35 – 36: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (56)
Do not fasten off. See construction section.

Right Leg:

Row 1: Fhdc-56
Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (56)
Row 3: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end AND THEN ch-25. (81)
Row 4: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st to end of row. (80)
Rows 5 – 34: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (80)
Row 35: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 56 sts only. (56)
Row 36: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (56)
Do not fasten off. See construction section.

Size 6/8:

Left Leg:

Row 1: Fhdc-72
Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end AND THEN ch-25. (97)
Row 3: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st to end of row. (96)
Rows 4 – 35: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (96)
Row 36: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 72 sts only. (72)
Rows 37 – 38: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (72)
Do not fasten off. See construction section.

Right Leg:

Row 1: Fhdc-72
Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (72)
Row 3: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end AND THEN ch-25. (97)
Row 4: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st to end of row. (96)
Rows 5 – 36: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (96)
Row 37: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 72 sts only. (72)
Row 38: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (72)
Do not fasten off. See construction section.

Size 10/12:

Left Leg:

Row 1: Fhdc-80
Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end AND THEN ch-27. (107)
Row 3: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st to end of row. (106)
Row 4: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (106)
Row 5: Ch-1, turn, sc in first 26 sts. Hdc in each st to end. (106)
Row 6 – 8: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (106)
Rows 9 – 16: repeat rows 5 – 8 (106)
Row 17: repeat row 5 (106)
Row 18: repeat row 6 (106)
Row 19: Ch-1, turn, 2hdc in first st, hdc in each st to end. (107)
Row 20: repeat row 6 (107)
Row 21: Ch-1, turn, sc in first 27 sts. Hdc in each st to end. (107)
Row 22: repeat row 6 (107)
Row 23: repeat row 19 (108)
Row 24: repeat row 6 (108)
Row 25: Ch-1, turn, sc in first 28 sts. Hdc in each st to end. (108)
Row 26: repeat row 6 (108)
Row 27: repeat row 19 (109)
Row 28: repeat row 6 (109)
Row 29: Ch-1, turn, sc in first 29 sts. Hdc in each st to end. (109)
Row 30: repeat row 6 (109)
Row 31: repeat row repeat row 19 (110)
Row 32: repeat row 6 (110)
Row 33: Ch-1, turn, sc in first 30 sts. Hdc in each st to end. (110)
Rows 34 – 36: repeat row 6 (110)
Row 37: repeat row 33 (110)
Rows 38 – 39: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (110)
Row 40: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 80 sts only. (80)
Rows 41 – 42: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (80)
Do not fasten off. See construction section.

Right Leg:

Row 1: Fhdc-80
Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (80)
Row 3: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end AND THEN ch-31. (111)
Row 4: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st to end of row. (110)
Row 5: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (110)
Row 6: Ch-1, turn, sc in first 30 sts. Hdc in each st to end. (110)
Rows 7 – 9: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (110)
Row 10: repeat row 6 (110
Row 11: repeat row 5 (110)
Row 12: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to end. (109)
Row 13: repeat row 5 (109)
Row 14: Ch-1, turn, sc in first 29 sts. Hdc in each st to end. (109)
Row 15: repeat row 5 (109)
Row 16: repeat row 12 (108)
Row 17: repeat row 5 (108)
Row 18: Ch-1, turn, sc in first 28 sts. Hdc in each st to end. (108)
Row 19: repeat row 5 (108)
Row 20: repeat row 12 (107)
Row 21: repeat row 5 (107)
Row 22: Ch-1, turn, sc in first 27 sts. Hdc in each st to end. (107)
Row 23: repeat row 5 (107)
Row 24: repeat row 12 (106)
Row 25: repeat row 5 (106)
Row 26: Ch-1, turn, sc in first 26 sts. Hdc in each st to end. (106)
Rows 27 – 29: repeat row 5 (106)
Rows 30 – 37: repeat rows 26 – 29 (106)
Row 38: repeat row 26
Rows 39 – 40: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (106)
Row 41: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 80 sts only. (80)
Row 42: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (80)
Do not fasten off. See construction section.

Construction (all child sizes):

Pajama pants crochet pattern for kids

Left Leg:

Fold leg in to form a tube so that the first row and the last row are lined up.

How to crochet pajama pants

Where still attached, sl st loosely through corresponding stitches using outside loops only.

How to sew leg together on crochet pajama pants

Complete this for all of the inseam stitches only (the number of sts in row 1). Leave inside out.

crochet pajama pants pattern for kids

Right Leg:

Fold leg in to form a tube so that the first row and the last row are lined up. Lay next to the left (sewn) leg to make sure you aren’t sewing this one inside out. See photo.

Crochet pattern for pajama pants for the family

Where still attached, sl st loosely through corresponding stitches using outside loops only.

Not Your Granny's Jammies crochet pajama pant pattern

Complete this for all of the inseam stitches only (the number of sts in row 1). Fasten off and weave in all ends. Leave inside out.

For middle seam:

Making sure to line up crotch seam rows (the back of seat has more rows than the front), and looking at the wrong side (so that the leg seams are visible) attach yarn at top (front) waistband.

How to sew crotch on pajama pant crochet pattern

Sl st together in same manner as you did the leg seams (outside loop).

Pajama crochet pattern for kids

When you reach the crotch, be liberal with your stitches. Before starting on second side line up remaining sts so you’re not left with any extra sts.

Not your Granny's Jammies crochet pattern

When finished, do not fasten off.

*Note that you can use the Mattress Stitch for this part instead if you prefer.

Top band:

Flip pants right side out.

How to crochet a waist band on pajama pants

Row 1: Where still attached, and looking at right side, ch-1, hdc in each row end around. Join to top of first hdc with sl st.  (66)

Row 2: Ch-2, dc in each st around. Join to top of first dc with sl st.

Row 3: Ch-1, hdc in each st around. Fasten off and use Invisible Join.

Drawstring pajama pant crochet pattern for kids

Add ribbon (or an i-cord) to dc row of band, weaving through every two stitches.

That’s it! I hope you love these crochet pajama pants, I know we all love ours!

crochet Pajama Pants pattern for kids

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12 Comments

  1. I clicked on the link for the free adult size pattern and it's $8??? I'm just a bit confused on how it's free if you have to pay for it. Did I just click the wrong link for the free adult size pattern?
  2. Hello, I was wondering how you many stitches I start if you constructed legs horizontally and how many stitches to increase (similar to how you make cardigans but pants) I want to make striped pants and turn into overalls for my daughter - I want color stripes similar to “poppy” from trolls two outfit at the end of the movie... any advice would be appreciated! She wears 6/8 normally in girl clothes.
  3. Ok so have a few questions. I've never made pants before and I want to try and make these for my son. The sc, why do we sc in those? Does it make it look wonky? Also why do we chain more for the 2nd leg? Sorry I've only made blankets and a sweater that was 2 even rectangles sewn together, and a granny square fat bottom bag so mainly square/rectangles. Only been crocheting about a year so I'm still learning and probably ok over thinking this lol.
  4. Are these super hot? Or am I going to find my child running around with no pj bottoms because he was too hot in the middle of the night? Thanks for the pattern I love them
    1. Hi Diana! The adult pattern will go up to a size 2/3x and that can be found here: https://hearthookhome.com/comfy-crochet-pants-pattern/
  5. I so need some pants for my son he is a drag queen and does Janis Joplin and would love some to we’re on stage. If you make some let me know he is a 6’4 already. Skinny person. Thank you.
    1. Oh I love that! I bet you could get away with the long version, or maybe even add another 10 sts to the beginning chain.