Hello again beautiful people,
Today Im back with a new cocoon pattern. It was suggested to me by Nikki from Chance’s Clothes Project that there was a need for some more variations in smaller sized cocoons, and you guys know Im more then happy to put my thinking cap on when something is suggested. My aim this month is to come up with at least 5 small (14/16/18 weeks gestation) sized cocoons for you to crochet.
Why cocoons? Simply because babies this small, its very very hard to dress them. Their skin is so fragile, sometimes broken and so we want to move them as little as possible. Placing them inside a cocoon means they are secure and not moved a great deal, while still offering dignity to baby and family.
Size wise mine comes out at almost 7 inches long and 5 inches wide and will fit a baby of 16 to 18 weeks gestation.
You will need
DK weight (8ply) yarn
2 matching buttons (mine are 1cm)
1. ch2, hdc 10 times into the 1st chain, sl st to join.
2. ch2, *1hdc in the first st, 2hdc in the next stitch*, join. (16)
3-4. repeat round 2 (23, 34)
5-11. ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join. (34)
12. ch2, hdc in each stitch around, do not join. From here on we will work in rows. (34)
13-15. ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across. (34)
16. ch1, turn, sl st in the first 10 stitches, dc in the next 14 stitches, sl st in the last 10 stitches
17. ch1, turn, sl st in the first 10, hdc in the next 3, dc in the next 8, hdc in the next 3, sl st in the last 10.
18. ch1, turn, sl st in the first 13, hdc in the next 8, sl st in the last 13. End off.
Fold the corners down and add the buttons, this helps keep the corners down.