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Sunshine and Shells Baby Cocoon & Hat Set-Free Pattern


Happy Tuesday! Finally, I got this pattern together to add to my FREE PATTERN library!  Super sweet and soft, these baby cocoons will swaddle a baby perfectly!  I hope you enjoy this pattern!

Sunshine and Shells Baby Cocoon & Hat Set

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Size:                      Newborn-3 Months

Materials:            Red Heart Soft Baby Steps Yarn- 2 Skeins, 5 oz each or any soft worsted weight yarn desired.     

                              Crochet Hook, Size H or hook to obtain proper gauge

 

Abbreviations:                       Ch-Chain              Sc-Single Crochet            Dc-Double Crochet          St-Stitch

 

Beginning Shell Pattern:      Ch 3, Skip 2 Sts, 5 Dc in next St, Skip next 2 Sts.

Shell Pattern:                         Dc in St, Skip 2 Sts, 5 Dc in next st, Skip next 2 Sts.

Gauge:                                     3”x 3” Shell Pattern Swatch = 2 Shell repeats x 5 Rows.

 

Note: Pattern is worked in the round and all joining stitches are joined to the beginning stitch.

 

Cocoon 24” x 18”

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Make a Magic Ring.

Row 1: Ch 2 (Does not count as a stitch now and throughout), 12 Dc in Magic Ring, Join to beginning Dc. Pull Tail to tighten ring. = 12 Dc

Row 2: Ch 2, 2 Dc in each St around, Join to beginning. = 24 Dc

Row 3:  Ch 2, *2 Dc in first St, 1 Dc in next St*, Repeat **around, Join. = 36 Dc.

Row 4: Ch 2, *2 Dc in first St, 1 Dc in next 2 Sts*, Repeat ** around, Join. = 48 Dc

Row 5: Ch 2, *2 Dc in first St, 1 Dc in next 3 Sts*, Repeat ** around, Join. = 60 Dc

Row 6: Ch 2, *2 Dc in first St, 1 Dc in next 4 Sts *, Repeat ** around, Join. = 72 Dc

Row 7: Ch 2, * 2 Dc in first St, 1 Dc in next 5 Sts*, Repeat ** around, Join. = 84 Dc

Row 8: Chain 3 (Counts as 1st Dc now and  throughout), Skip next 2 Sts, 5 Dc in next St, Skip next 2 Sts (Beginning Shell Pattern made), *Dc in next St, Skip next 2 Sts, 5 Dc in next St, Skip next 2 Sts* Shell Pattern Made, Repeat** 13 times. Join to the top of Ch 3. = 14 Shell Pattern Repeats (including Beginning Shell Pattern).

Rows 9 – 31: Repeat row 8.

Row 32-33:  Ch 1 Sc around = 84 Sc

Row 34: Ch 1, *Sc in 4 Sts, Ch 3, Sc in same St (Picot Made)* Repeat Around, Join. Finish Off and Weave in ends  = 21 Picot

 

 

Hat   13” Circumference

Make Magic Ring

Row 1: Ch 1,  Sc 8 in Ring. Join. = 8 Sc

Row 2: Ch1, Sc in 1st St,* 3 Dc in next St, Sc in next St*. Repeat ** around, Join. = 4 sc, 4 Dc Clusters.

Row 3: Ch 3, Skip St, 5 Dc in next St, Skip St (Beginning Shell Pattern Made),* Dc in next St, Skip St, 5 Dc in next St, Skip St ( Shell Pattern Made)*, Repeat ** around, Join. = 4 Shell Pattern Repeats.

Row 4: Ch 3,  Skip 1 St,* 3 Dc in next  St, 1 Dc in next St, 3 Dc in next  St, Skip St ◊, Dc in next  St, Skip St*. Repeat ** around 4 times ending at ◊, Join. = 4 Repeats.

Row 5: Ch 3, Skip St,*5 Dc in next St, Skip St, Dc in next St, Skip St*, Repeat ** around, Join. = 8 Shell Pattern Repeats.

Row 6: Ch 3,* Skip 2 Sts, 5 Dc in next St, Skip 2 Sts, Dc in next St* Repeat Around, Join. = 8 Shell Pattern Repeats

7.-9: Repeat Row 6

Row 10: Ch 1, Sc in each st around, Join.

Row 11: Ch 1 Turn, Sc in each around, Join. (This is the only round you turn)

Row 12: Ch 1, Reverse Sc in each St around, Join. Finish off and weave in ends.

 

*If you find any errors, please let me know by comment or email beatriceryandesigns@gmail.com*

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*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

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20 comments on “Sunshine and Shells Baby Cocoon & Hat Set-Free Pattern

  1. Beautiful cocoon pattern. I crochet cocoons & donate to the local hospital before the holidays & I just found a pattern I’ve wanted for quite a while. Thanks for sharing as I tried several places to get a nice shell pattern but all I got was no to sharing. As I’m on SS I can’t afford the books. Will drop by again-Sherry

  2. That will be prefect for my new great grand daughter that will be for Christmas.

  3. Hi Beatrice, I have started your cacoon pattern. I have done the first row of shells. So, I am starting row 9. I am unsure as to how to start that row. Looking at your picture, it looks like all the shells are lined up in each row. So, how do I start that next row.

  4. I’d like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this
    blog. I really hope to see the same high-grade
    content by you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to
    get my very own blog now 😉

  5. My base is a little larger than 18″. Do you think that will be a problem?

  6. Beautiful pattern, Beatrice. What do the diamond symbols in the pattern mean? I’m not familiar with them. Also, if the pattern is worked in the round, where you have written “Rows” do you mean rounds or is the pattern a combination of rounds and rows?

    • The diamond is a symbol used as a reference point… you can see the diamond in the row in the directions…. then the directions tell you to repeat from * * and end at the diamond… so you will end the row at that reference point.

      as far as “Rows” yes they are rows worked in the round. I always use Row terminology and dont say “Round 1” I prefer to use The Standard which is “Row 1” and indicate that it is worked in the round.

  7. Thank you for your quick response! I’m planning on making the cocoon and hat for my first grandchild, a girl.

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