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Nov
30

Crochet pattern for baby cocoon

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Beautiful baby cocoon by Hyke Groen. This is her pattern.

Here is a picture of a baby cocoon by Hyke Groen – the free pattern for it is offered on www.Ravelry.com – a wonderful place that we highly recommend.

Crocheted baby cocoon

A crochet pattern to make a cocoon (courtesy of Marla Caneer – a very good friend)  is as follows:

Materials:

SOFT worsted weight yarn or double baby yarn,
6oz for 5-6lb or about 7oz for 7-10lb sizes and size H hook.

Note: Do NOT turn after Joining. Ch 2 at first of round counts as a DC. If you have counted correctly your 2dc space with be made in the first stitch of the 2dc stitch on the row below.

For all sizes:
Chain 3

1: Dc 11 times in the end chain. Join with a slip stitch. (12 Dc made)
2: Ch 2, DC in same space, 2dc in each stitch around. Join. (24 DC made)
3: Ch 2, Dc in same stitch, (Dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch) around. Join. (36 Dc made)

4: Ch 2, Dc in same stitch, (Dc in next 2 stitches, 2dc in next stitch) around. Join. (48 Dc made).

5: Ch 2, Dc in same stitch, (Dc in next 3 stitches, 2dc in next stitch) around. Join. (60 Dc made)

6: Ch 2, Dc in same stitch, (Dc in next 4 stitches, 2dc in next stitch) around. Join. (72 Dc made)

7: Ch 2, Dc in same stitch, Dc in each stitch around. Join.

8: Ch 2, Dc in NEXT stitch and each stitch around. Join.

For 5-6lb size:

Rows 9-24: Repeat Row 8, for 24 rows or until cocoon reaches about 14″.

For 7-10lb size:

Rows 9-28: Repeat Row 8 for 28 rows or until cocoon reaches about 18″.

For babies a little larger or for a 0-3mos size, you may use a size I hook with worsted weight (SOFT please!) yarn and continue cocoon until it reaches 24″ or desired size.

Now, finish off or for girls you may add a shell or picot edging. I don’t for boys but that is up to you. For Boys you may add a few rows to be turned down at the top, or simply stop at row 28 or so.

Hope you enjoy! I’d love to see what you make, esp if you get creative and use up partial skeins or multi colors. Please make at least one for charity.

Thanks again, Marla for this pattern and your comments.  You are a wonderful volunteer and donor and we appreciate you so much!!

Hugs

President Carol Green
info@ReliefShare.org

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15 Comments

1

I have begun making blankets for a local foundation called Kari’s Heart Foundation. I was looking for something else special I could donate to them. They provide bags of toiletries and things people need while traveling or staying in the hospital with sick children. They are called Karing bags. This is an awesome addition I can give them to add to the bags to bring their little bundle of love home from the hospital. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

2

I am crocheting clothing for preemies, normal size babies and chemo caps/hats for preemies to adults. I donate these at the hospital for all that can not afford to buy them. I had cancer twice and wigs are terrible and expensive. I had cancer twice that is why I do these for people that can’t afford them.

3

Sometimes we need to experience what others are going through to understand why they need the help. You are to be commended on your unselfish acts of love and charity. Keep up the good work! Carol Green/ReliefShare.org President

4

This blog, “Crochet pattern for baby cocoon
| Relief Share News – Charity blog” demonstrates that you
really know precisely what u are talking about! I personally 100 % am in agreement. Thank you -Elias

5

I crochet and make preemie hats and could make other things if you need them. Let me know.

6

Love your site. I’m currently crocheting 15 shawls for Arab Christian women from several Mideast countries. Must finish by Oct for their bi-annual conference in Turkey. Just want to show love & support for these brave women. Next I’ll work on shawls for Syrian refugees. Keep up the good work.

7

Hello there,
I have been searching for the perfect cocoon to feature on our blog, The Firefly Hook. Would you let me know if that’s alright and if I can use a photo from you site? We will talk about your pattern and what you do but our readers will have to click on a link and be directed to your site to view the pattern.

Warmly,
Abbey (for The Firefly Hook)

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We would love to work with you. Please email us at info@ReliefShare.org We are more than happy to share our pictures, patterns and information with you and your readers ;-) Carol Green, President, ReliefShare.org

9

Keep up the good work, Nancy. Your efforts are very much needed and appreciated.

10

Dear Betty, We really do need help and appreciate your offer so much. All donations of crocheted preemie and newborn hats, as well as booties, layettes and blankets are gratefully accepted. Please send them to Relief Share, 6078 Lundy Rd, Houston, MO 65483-2225. We will send you a thank you letter / tax deductible receipt up receipt of your donation :-) May God bless you!

11

Do you have the crochet pattern for the hat , I made the cocoon very pretty making it for a young girl thats is in need, very pretty just wanted the hat.

12

So sorry Kathy, we don’t have the pattern for that hat.

13

Thank you for the pattern. I can’t wait to try.

14

Thanks for this pattern. I’m trying it out right now. I’ve had some yarn that I didn’t know what to do with because I only have 2 skeins and I can’t find the yarn anywhere. So I’m hoping that it’s enough. Wish me luck.

15

We do wish you luck :-) Depending on how large your skeins of yarn are, you should be okay. It takes one skein of Hobby Lobby Love That Yarn to make a small cocoon, it takes 2 to make a larger cocoon and hat :-)

Carol Green
President
info@ReliefShare.org

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