Miss Pink & Mr Bajs

Jan 4, 2006
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by Linda Stoll, of Oslofia Stitching Away

Introduction

Miss Pink and Mr BajsPlease meet Miss Pink (the backpack) and Mr Bajs (the coin purse). I came up with the idea for these two designs at this year’s Midsummer party.

Celebrating Midsummer is an old Swedish tradition, and as always we celebrated the day with our friends and their families.

One of the kids at the party would talk of nothing else but Pee Pee and Poo Poo - all day long. I thought that it was quite funny at first, and being a mother to a 2-year-old daughter, I knew that it was a topic that would soon arise at our house as well. So I ended up designing the backpack Miss Pink, and the coin purse Mr Bajs, which are Swedish for Pee Pee and Poo Poo.

Miss Pink and Mr BajsMiss Pink and Mr Bajs are both easy and fast projects to make, and can be completed in just a couple of evenings. They can also be made up as soft toys if you fill them with stuffing instead of making them up as the backpack and coin purse. I’m sure your little ones will love their new friends Miss Pink and Mr Bajs, as my daughter did when she got them.

Materials List

  • Worsted weight yarn (approx. 142 yds/130m per 1.8 oz/50g): 1 skein each of yellow and brown, and oddments of yarn to make strap, eyes and mouths. The items shown have been crocheted using acrylic yarn, but any yarn should do fine.
  • Size F (4 mm) hook
  • 2 zippers: yellow – 12 cm (5”) & brown – 10 cm (4”)
  • Yellow and brown sewing thread
  • Yarn needle
  • Finished Size

    • Backpack: 20 x 24 cm (8” x 9.5 ”)
    • Backpack strap: 4 x 40 cm ( 1.5 ” x 16”) – to fit a small child
    • Coin purse: 9 cm ( 3.5 ”)

    Gauge

    20 sc x 22 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4” x 4”)

    Notes

    US pattern conventions used:
    ch – chain
    sc – single crochet
    sl st – slip stitch
    St(s) – stitch(es)
    rep – repeat
    dc – double crochet

    The Pattern

    Begin Miss Pink

    PinkFront

    With yellow, ch 2.

    Round 1: Work 6 sc in the first ch , sl st to first st to join round. Ch 1. Continue to work without turning the piece.

    Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st. Sl st to first st to join round . Ch 1. – 12 sc total.

    Round 3: Work 2 sc in each st. Sl st to fir st st to join round . Ch 1. – 24 sc.

    Round 4: Sc in each of the first two sts, 2 sc in the next st, * sc in each of next two sts, 2 sc in the next st *. Rep *-* around circle. Sl st to first st to join round. Ch 1. – 32 sc.

    Round 5: Sc in each of the first three sts, 2 sc in the next st, * sc in each of the next three sts, 2 sc in the next st *. Rep *-* around circle. Sl st to first st to join round. Ch 1. – 40 sc .

    Round 6: Sc in each st around circle without increasing. Sl st to first st to join round. Ch 1.

    Round 7: Sc in each st around circle without increasing. Sl st to first st to join round. Ch 1.

    Round 8: Sc in each of the first four sts, 2 sc in the next st, * sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st.* Rep *-* around circle. Sl st to first st to join round. Ch 1. – 48 sc.

    Round 9: Sc in each of the first five sts, 2 sc in the next st, * sc in each of the next five sts, 2 sc in the next st *. Rep *-* around circle. Sl st to first st to join round. Ch 1. – 56 sc.

    Round 10: Sc in each of the first three sts, 2 sc in the next st, * sc in the next three sts, 2 sc in the next st *. Rep *-* around circle. Sl st to first st to join round. Ch 1. – 70 sc.

    Round 11: Sc in each of the first three sts, 2 sc in the next st, * sc in the next three sts, 2 sc in the next st *. Rep *-* around circle, ending with a sc in each of the last two sts. Sl st to first st to join round. Ch 1. – 87 sc.

    Rounds 12-14: Sc in each st around circle without increasing. Sl st to first st to join round. Ch 1.

    Round 15: Sc in the first three sts, 2 sc in the next st, * sc in the next three sts, 2 sc in the next st *. Rep *-* around circle, ending with a sc in the last three sts. Sl st to first st to join round. Ch 1. – 108 sc.

    Round 16: Sc in each st around circle without increasing. Sl st to first st to join round. Ch 1.

    Round 17: Sc in each of the first four sts, 2 sc in the next st, * sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st *. Rep *-* around circle, ending with a sc in the last three sts. Sl st to first st to join round. Ch 1. – 129 sc.

    Round 18: Sc in each st around circle without increasing. Sl st to first st to join round. Ch 1. You have now completed the circle part of the backpack.

    Row 19: Sc in first 20 sts, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in the next sc. Ch 1, turn. – 21 sc.

    The next rows are the shaping part of the ‘drops’ top.

    Row 20: Skip 1 st, 1 sc in the next st and across until there are 2 sts left, skip 1 st, 1 sc in the last st from last row. Ch 1, turn. – 19 sc.

    Rep row 20 for eight more rows. At the end of row 28 you will have 3 sts left.

    Row 29: Skip 2 sts, 1 sc in the last st from previous row. Ch 1. – 1 sc.

    Row 30: Work a sc edge around the drop. Fasten off, weave in tails.

    Back

    Work s ame as front.

    Flower eyes (Make 2)

    Ch 2.

    Round 1: Work 6 sc in the first ch. Sl st to first sc to join round. Ch 1.

    Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc, changing to contrast color with last sc. Ch 1. – 12 sc.

    Round 3: Work * (1 sl st, ch 1, 1 sc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, 1 sc) in first sc from previous row. Sl st into next st *, makes one flower petal and one space between the petals. Rep *-* around circle to work 6 petals in total. Sl st to first st to join. Fasten off and weave in tails.

    Strap

    Ch 8.

    Row 1: Work 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1 and turn. – 7 sc.

    Row 2: Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn.

    Rep row 2 until strap is 40 cm long (16”), or to desired length. Please Note: The strap will stretch A LOT, so make it approx. 2/3 of desired length.

    Assemble Miss Pink

    Attach mid part of flowers as eyes to the front piece and embroider a mouth as shown in picture. Pin one end of the strap to the top right side and the other end to the lower left side. With wrong sides facing, crochet or sew sides of front and back pieces together. Remember to leave a 16cm (5”) opening at the top left side for attaching the zipper. Lastly, sew on zipper with yellow sewing thread.

    Begin Mr Bajs

    BajsNote: Mr Bajs is crocheted in one piece.

    Body

    With brown, ch 2.

    Round 1: Work 6 sc in the first ch. Sl st in to first st to join round (makes a circle). Ch 1.

    Round 2: 2 sc in each st. Sl st to fir st st to join round . Ch 1. – 12 sc.

    Round 3: 2 sc in each st. Sl st to fir st st to join round . Ch 1. – 24 sc.

    Round 4: Working in the back loop only, sc in each st around. Sl st in first st to join round. Ch 1. This will shape the body of the piece.

    Rounds 5 - 6: Working in both loops, sc in each st around. Sl st in first st to join round. Ch 1.

    Row 7: Begin opening – Sc in each st around. Ch 1, turn.

    Rows 8 – 11: Sc in each st around. Ch 1, turn.

    Rounds 12 - 15: Close opening – Sc in each st around. Sl st in first st to join round. Ch 1. Do not turn.

    Round 16: Working in the back loop only, sc in each st around. Sl st in first sc to join round. Ch 1.

    Round 17: *1 sc, skip 1 st*. Work *-* around circle . Sl st in first st to join round. Ch 1. -12 sc.

    Round 18: *1 sc, skip 1 st*. Work *-* around circle . Sl st in first st to end round. Ch 1. - 6 sc. Cut thread, and pull thread through all 6 sc. Pull thread, fasten off and tuck in tails.

    Flower eyes (make 2)

    Follow pattern in Miss Pink project, above.

    Assemble Mr Bajs

    Attach mid part of flowers as eyes and embroider a mouth as shown in picture. Sew on zipper.


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    Comments

    Kulman wrote
    on Aug 25, 2006 6:31 AM

    ha,ha,ha,,, Bajs in Swedish is the same as poo poo in english. Very funny!!! Mr. bajs.... ha,ha,haa.

    Herr Bajs d.ä. wrote
    on Jan 29, 2007 4:43 AM

    Thanks! I'll start my crocheting immediatel!