Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Petite Cocoon - Free Pattern

Hello lovlies,

I did say I would have more very small crocheted cocoons this month, and here is number 2. The Petite. Designed with a gathered bottom, button up top and a head rest. this cocoon will gently wrap a baby of 14-16 weeks gestation. My completed cocoon measures 7 inches from the top of the headrest to the bottom, and just over 3 inches wide.

This cocoon is simple to make, and shouldn't take very long to complete. It looks equally good other colours.

Petite Cocoon 

You will need:
1 small button
1 length of ribbon for the bottom
3.75mm hook
4 ply (fingering weight) yarn in main colour, and a scrap in a contrasting colour.

1. ch24
2. hdc in the second chain from hook and each across (23)
3. ch2, turn, 2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in all stitches until the second last, 2hdc in the last stitch (25)
4. Repeat row 3. (27)
5. ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across (27)
6. Repeat row 3 (27)
7-13. ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across (27)
14. ch1, turn, sl st in the first 11 stitches, hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next 8 stitches (9)
15. ch2, turn, hdc 9 (9)
16. Repeat row 15. (9)
17. ch1, turn, hdc 2, dc 5, hdc 2 (9)
18. ch1, turn, sc2tg, skip the next 2, 7 dc's in the next stitch, skip the next 2, sc2tg. End off.

Join your contrasting colour to 1 corner of the top of the hood, sc evenly across the top, up over the hood and onto the opposite side to the corner. End off and weave in ends.
Attach button in desired location.
Take the ribbon and weave the yarn in and out of the stitches in the first row and pull tight to gather, make a bow.


  1. sorry but I have a question about row 18. I have 2hdc, 5 dc 2 hdc. total 9.
    row 18: 2 single crochet together, skip next 2, 7 dc, skip next 2 and 2 single crochet together. total15. please help. I'm from Holland.
    greetz Dinie

    1. The 7 dc go in the same stitch right in the middle

  2. does anyone know how big this is suppose to come out to. I used the fingering yarn and a 4.00 and it came out as big as my palm???

    1. That is how big it is supposed to be. It is for babies born at 14-16 weeks gestation.

  3. I have a question, in rows 7-13, should the stitch count be 27 or 29? The row before it was 29 and you hdc in each stitch.

    1. 29. Sorry that's a typo I'll get that sorted :)

  4. Do you have pattern to make this bigger like size 3'6 month. Baby expected in January and estimated weight to be over 10 lbs. Thank you.

  5. This pattern does not make any sense. There are several mistakes in it. In row 6 you are suppose to have 29 stitches, then in 7-13 it goes back to 27 stitches. How does that happen when you are crocheting half double stitches in each stitch across. Then in row 14 what are we suppose to do for that row. It isn't clear.

  6. Cool your jets, turbo. There is one mistake, the stitch count for rows 7-13 is 29. For row 14 slip stitch the first 11, this is so you don't add any height as you move to the back/hood portion. HDC in the same st as the last slip st and in the next 8. The row will end before the end of the previous row since, again, you are now working on the hood. Chain, turn, and work in the 9 HDC only for the remaining rows.