Cuddle Cocoons for Infants

Cuddle Cocoons for Infants

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by Sandy Powers
     
 

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Featuring 5 projects to choose from, the crochet patterns in this book are for keeping babies warm and secure in a handmade cocoon like wrap. These cocoon-style sets feature matching hats or hoods and can be personalized with a variety of colors and yarn weights. Even beginning-level stitchers will be able to create wraps for newborn to three-month-old babies. Some

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Featuring 5 projects to choose from, the crochet patterns in this book are for keeping babies warm and secure in a handmade cocoon like wrap. These cocoon-style sets feature matching hats or hoods and can be personalized with a variety of colors and yarn weights. Even beginning-level stitchers will be able to create wraps for newborn to three-month-old babies. Some of the projects in this collection include Angel, Baby Bear, Pretty in Pink, Roll-Top Tassel, and Hooded Cocoon.

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ISBN-13:
9781596353350
Publisher:
Annie's
Publication date:
10/08/2010
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
648,085
Product dimensions:
8.05(w) x 10.07(h) x 0.30(d)

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Cuddle Cocoons

5 Cuddly Cute Cocoons and Accessories


By Sandy Powers

Annie's

Copyright © 2010 DRG
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-59635-515-6



CHAPTER 1

Pretty in Pink


SKILL LEVEL

** EASY


FINISHED SIZES

Instructions given fit size newborn–3 months


FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS

Cocoon: Approx 18½ inches long x 20 inches circumference

Beanie: Approx 7½ inches long (brim down) x 13¼ inches circumference


MATERIALS

* Lion Brand Homespun bulky (chunky) weight yarn (6 oz/185 yds/170g per skein):

2 skeins #392 cotton candy

1 skein #300 Hepplewhite

* Size J/10/6mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

* Stitch marker


GAUGE

3 sc = 1 inch; 3 sc rows = 1 inch


PATTERN NOTES

Do not join unless otherwise stated. Use stitch marker or piece of contrasting color yarn to mark beginning of rounds.

Join rounds with slip stitch unless otherwise stated.


INSTRUCTIONS

COCOON

Rnd 1: With cotton candy, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join(see Pattern Notes). Mark beg of rnd(see Pattern Notes). (6 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: 2 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)

Rnd 4: Sc in each sc around. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. (36 sc)

Rnd 6: *Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. (48 sc)

Rnd 7: *Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. (60 sc)

Rnds 8–40: [Rep rnd 4] 32 times or until Cocoon is approx 14 inches from beg. (60 sc)

Row 41: Now working in rows, sc in each of next 58 sc. Leaving last 2 sc unworked, turn. (58 sc)

Rows 42: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (58 sc)

Rows 43–48: Rep row 42 6 times or until entire Cocoon measures approx 17½ inches from beg. Do not fasten off.


NECK TRIM

Rnd 1: Now working in rnds, ch 1, 2 sc in same st as beg ch-1 (corner), sc in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st (corner), working in ends of rows, sc in end of each row across to rnd 40, sc in 2 sk sts on rnd 40, working in ends of rows, sc in end of each row across to beg of row 48, join(see Pattern Notes) in first sc. Fasten off cotton candy.

Rnds 2 & 3: Join Hepplewhite in first sc of corner, ch 1, 2 sc in same st as beg ch-1 (corner) and in each st around to rem corner, 2 sc in first sc of corner (corner), sc in each rem sc around to first corner, join in first sc. At end of rnd 3, fasten off and weave in ends.


BEANIE

Row 1: With cotton candy, ch 15, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch across, turn. (14 sc)

Rows 2–40: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (14 sc)

Row 41 (joining row): Holding rows 1 and 40 tog, working through both thicknesses, ch 1, sc in each sc across. Leaving 6-inch tail, fasten off. Weave tail through ends of rows. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.


BRIM

Rnd 1: Join Hepplewhite in opposite end of row 41, working in ends of rows, sc in end of each row around, join(see Pattern Notes) in first st, turn. (40 sc)

Rnds 2–5: Sc in same st as joining and in each rem st around, join in first st. At end of rnd 5, fasten off and weave in ends.

CHAPTER 2

Baby Bear


SKILL LEVEL

** EASY


FINISHED SIZES

Instructions given fit size newborn–3 months


FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS

Cocoon: Approx 18 inches long x 18 inches circumference

Beanie: Approx 5 inches long x 12 inches circumference


MATERIALS

* Caron Simply Soft medium (worsted) weight yarn (6 oz/315 yds/170g per skein):

2 skeins #9750 chocolate

1 skein # 9710 country blue

* Size H/8/5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

* Stitch marker


GAUGE

4 sc = 1 inch; 4 sc rows = 1 inch


PATTERN NOTES

Do not join unless otherwise stated. Use stitch marker or piece of contrasting color yarn to mark beginning of rows or rounds.

Chain-3 counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Join rounds with slip stitch unless otherwise stated.


INSTRUCTIONS

COCOON

Rnd 1: With chocolate, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join(see Pattern Notes).Mark beg of rnd(see Pattern Notes). (6 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: 2 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)

Rnd 4: Sc in each sc around. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: 2 sc in each sc around. (48 sc)

Rnd 6: Sc in each sc around. (48 sc)

Rnd 7: *Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. (60 sc)

Rnd 8: *Sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. (72 sc)

Rnd 9: Sc in each sc around. (72 sc)

Rnd 10: *Sc in next sc, dc in next sc, rep from * around, join(see Pattern Notes) in first st, turn. (72 sts)

Rnd 11: Ch 3(see Pattern Notes), sc in next dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc, rep from * around, join in top of beg ch-3, turn. (72 sts)

Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, dc in next sc, *sc in next dc, dc in next sc, rep from * around, join in first sc, turn. (72 sts)

Rnds 13–44: [Rep rnds 11 and 12 alternately] 16 times or until Cocoon measures 14 inches from beg. (72 sts)

Row 45: Now working in rows, ch 3, sc in same st as joining, dc in next sc, *sc in next dc, dc in next sc, rep from * across to last 10 sts, leaving rem 10 sts unworked, turn. (62 sts)

Row 46: Ch 1, *sc in next dc, dc in next sc, rep from * across, turn. (62 sts)

Rows 47 — 50: Rep row 46. At end of row 49, do not fasten off or turn. (62 sts)


NECK EDGING

Rnd 1: Now working in rnds, ch 1, sc in each end of row and in each st around entire neck opening, join in first sc. Fasten off. (84 sc)

Rnd 2: Join country blue in any sc, ch 1, sc in each sc around, join in first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join in first sc. Fasten off and weave in ends (84 sc)


BELLY (OPTIONAL)

Rnd 1: With country blue, ch 14, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 11 chs, 3 sc in last ch, working on opposite side of beg ch, sc in each of next 11 chs, sc in same ch as first 2 sc, join(see Pattern Notes) in first sc. (28 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3(see Pattern Notes), dc in same st as beg ch-3, 2 dc in next sc, dc in each of next 11 sc, 2 dc in each of next 3 sc, dc in each of next 11 sc, 2 dc in last sc, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (34 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 12 dc, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc] 3 times, dc in each of next 11 dc, 2 dc in last dc, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (40 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 13 dc, [2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc] 3 times, dc in each of next 10 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in last dc, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (46 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 15 dc, [2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc] 3 times, dc in each of next 10 dc, 2 dc in last dc, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (52 dc)

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in each of next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 16 dc, [2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 4 dc] 3 times, dc in each of next 10 dc, 2 dc in last dc, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (58 dc)

Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in each of next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 17 dc, [2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 5 dc] 3 times, dc in each of next 10 dc, 2 dc in last dc, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fasten off country blue. (64 dc)

Rnd 8: Join chocolate in same st as joining, ch 3, sc in same st as beg ch-3, (sl st, ch 1) in each dc around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Leaving 18-inch tail, fasten off. Using tail, sew Belly to front of Cocoon.


BEANIE

Rnd 1: With chocolate, ch 2, 12 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join(see Pattern Notes) in first sc. (12 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as beg ch-1, 2 sc in each rem sc around, join in first sc. (24 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around, join in first sc. (36 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around, join in first sc. (48 sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, dc in next sc, *sc in next sc, dc in next sc, rep from * around, join in first sc, turn. (48 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 3(see Pattern Notes), sc in next dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc, rep from * around, join in first sc, turn. (48 sts)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, dc in next sc, *sc in next dc, dc in next sc, rep from * around, join in first sc, turn. (48 sts)

Rnds 8–11: [Rep rnds 6 and 7 alternately] twice. (48 sts)

Rnd 12: Rep rnd 6.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, sc in each of next 2 sts, *sc dec(see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sts, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around, join in first sc, turn. Fasten off. (39 sc)

Rnd 14: Join country blue in first st of rnd 13, ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, sc in each sc around, join in first sc, turn.

Rnds 15 & 16: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, sc in each sc around, join in first sc, turn. Fasten off at end of last rnd. (39 sc)

Weave in ends.


BEAR EAR

MAKE 2.

INSIDE

Rnd 1: With country blue, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join in first sc. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, 2 sc in each sc around, join in first sc. Fasten off. (12 sc)


OUTSIDE

Rnd 1: With chocolate, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join in first sc. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, 2 sc in each sc around, join in first sc, turn. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: With WS facing, place 1 Inside in front of 1 Outside, working through both thicknesses, 2 sc in each sc around, join in first sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, (sl st, ch 1) in each sc around, join in first sc. Leaving 12-inch tail, fasten off.


ASSEMBLY

Using 12-inch tail, sew each Ear to top of Beanie.

Weave in ends.

CHAPTER 3

Roll Top Tassel


SKILL LEVEL

** EASY


FINISHED SIZES

Instructions given fit size newborn–3 months


FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS

Cocoon: Approx 21½ inches long x 25 inches circumference

Beanie: Approx 7½ inches long (brim down) x 15 inches circumference


MATERIALS

* Omega Sinfonia light (light worsted) weight yarn (3½ oz/232 yards/100g per skein):

4 skeins color #816 teal

* Size F/5/3.75mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

* Stitch marker


GAUGE

4 sc = 1 inch; 4 sc rows = 1 inch


PATTERN NOTES

Do not join unless otherwise stated.

Mark rounds with a stitch marker.


INSTRUCTIONS

COCOON

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join(see Pattern Notes).Place marker(see Pattern Notes) at end of rnds. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (9 sc)

Rnd 3: *Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (12 sc)

Rnd 4: *Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (15 sc)

Rnd 5: *Sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (18 sc)

Rnd 6: *Sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (21 sc)

Rnd 7: *Sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (24 sc)

Rnd 8: *Sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (27 sc)

Rnd 9: *Sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (30 sc)

Rnd 10: *Sc in each of next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (33 sc)

Rnd 11: *Sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (36 sc)

Rnd 12: *Sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (39 sc)

Rnd 13: *Sc in each of next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (42 sc)

Rnd 14: *Sc in each of next 13 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (45 sc)

Rnd 15: *Sc in each of next 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (48 sc)

Rnd 16: *Sc in each of next 15 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (51 sc)

Rnd 17: *Sc in each of next 16 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (54 sc)

Rnd 18: *Sc in each of next 17 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (57 sc)

Rnd 19: *Sc in each of next 18 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (60 sc)

Rnd 20: *Sc in each of next 19 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (63 sc)

Rnd 21: *Sc in each of next 20 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (66 sc)

Rnd 22: *Sc in each of next 21 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (69 sc)

Rnd 23: *Sc in each of next 22 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (72 sc)

Rnd 24: *Sc in each of next 23 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (75 sc)

Rnd 25: *Sc in each of next 24 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (78 sc)

Rnd 26: *Sc in each of next 25 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (81 sc)

Rnd 27: *Sc in each of next 26 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (84 sc)

Rnd 28: *Sc in each of next 27 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (87 sc)

Rnd 29: *Sc in each of next 28 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (90 sc)

Rnd 30: *Sc in each of next 29 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (93 sc)

Rnd 31: *Sc in each of next 30 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (96 sc)

Rnd 32: *Sc in each of next 31 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * twice. (99 sc)

Rnd 33: 2 sc in next sc, sc in each sc around. (100 sc)

Rnd 34: Sc in each sc around.

Rnds 35–86: [Rep rnd 34] 52 times or until Cocoon measures approx 20 inches from beg. (100 sc)

Rnd 87: *Sc dec(see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sts, rep from * around. (50 sc)

Rnd 88: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, rep from * around. (75 sc)

Rnds 89–93: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off at end of last rnd. (75 sc)


FINISHING

Weave in ends. Roll neck down.


TASSEL

Cut 20 strands, each approx 12 inches long. Lay strands flat and adjust so that they are equal. Cut (2) 6-inch strands of yarn. Tie one strand around middle of 12-inch strands. Fold tied strands in half. Wrap rem 6-inch strand around folded strands several times, approx 1 inch down from fold. Tie ends of strand in knot and let ends hang with Tassel strand ends. Trim ends evenly.


BEANIE

Rnds 1–19: Rep rnds 1–19 of Cocoon. (60 sc)

Rnds 20–24: Sc in each sc around. (60 sc)

Rnd 25: *Sc in each of next 3 sc, sc dec(see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sc, rep from * around. (48 sc)

Rnd 26: Sc in each sc around. (48 sc)

Rnd 27: *Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. (60 sc)

Rnds 28–34: Sc in each sc around. At end of last rnd, fasten off. (60 sc)


FINISHING

Weave in ends. Roll brim up.


(Continues...)

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Sandy Powers is a crochet pattern designer and the owner of Sandy's Cape Cod Originals. She lives in East Falmouth, Massachusetts.

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Cuddle Cocoons for Infants 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
badmom More than 1 year ago
So adorable. Can't wait to make them all.