How to Crochet the Baby Plush Cocoon

Updated: Feb 13, 2020

Do you need a cozy little cocoon for your winter baby to snuggle up in like this precious granddaughter of, Orchid and Bee's VIP member (and pattern tester), Stephanie Ragland pictured below?! If so this will be the perfect crochet pattern for you!

This pattern works up pretty quickly and is relatively easy to create! The plushness of this cocoon is made possible with some Baby Bernat Blanket yarn and a K hook and even if you do not have a precious baby at the moment to snuggle up in this cocoon your daughters will enjoy it for their baby dolls!


My 7 year old daughter, Nahla, quickly claimed the one I made for this pattern for her dolls! Skye from paw patrol is enjoying a quick little snooze in the cocoon pictured below ha ha! Thankfully she let me borrow her "baby" long enough to take a few quick pictures so you can get a good idea of the shape and size of this cocoon!


Several of the pattern testers in the group also made these for their daughters and granddaughters baby dolls and they absolutely loved them, so I am sure you and your daughters will too!
















Gosh, I just love this cocoon so much I almost want to make an adult size for myself ha ha! If only I had the patience and attention span to create such a size ha ha! I digress lol... let me stop taking up your time with my silly shenanigans ha ha! So here is how you make this cocoon...


Baby Cocoon Crochet Pattern

Materials:

  • Baby Bernat Blanket Yarn - 220 yards (1 large skein for the small size) Will need additional skein if making larger sizes

  • Hook - K hook 6.5 mm

  • Needle

  • Scissors

  • Pins or T pins

Stitches:

  • Dc - double crochet

  • Dcfp - double crochet front post

  • * * - repeat *to*

Skill Level/Language: Beginner Intermediate. If you are unsure of any stitches YouTube has a lot great tutorials on the different stitches and on crocheting in rounds. American Standard Terms is used throughout this pattern.


Pattern Size Info :


Small Size

  • This pattern is for the small size to increase see “to increase size” under point 3.

  • Finished size of cocoon in this pattern is 9 inches wide x 18 inches long

Cocoon Sizes (width x height) (inches)

  • Small 9 x 18 (6 - 8 lb baby)

  • Medium 10 x 20 (9 - 11 lb baby)

  • Large 12 x 23 (12 - 15 lb baby)

  • X Large 12 x 25 (15 - 17 lb baby)

To increase Size:

Make the first 6 rows as a “swatch” and measure a waffle “square” , approximately 3 stitches wide and 2 rows tall (see picture as reference). This will let you know how many rows and you need to add and how many chains to add.


Each person crochets slightly different so your tension and methods may give you slightly different measurements from mine. You can adjust the number of stitches and rows based on your measurements.


The example for my piece is below, every 3 stitches gave me approximately an inch wide and every 2 rows (that creates a complete “waffle”) gave me approximately 2 inches in height.


With my measurements I would increase my width by adding 3 additional chs to add an inch.


To increase the height I would increase (repeat) rows 3 and 2. You will want to end on row 2 to complete a “waffle square”.



(3 stitches in photo above = dcfp,dc 2)

Pattern Instructions

*Beginning/Turning chain counts as stitch


Cocoon:

Begin: Ch 29

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc 25, ch 3. (27st)

Row 2: Turn,*dcfp, dc next 2 st*, repeat *to* 7 more times, dcfp in next to last st, dc in last st, ch 3. (27st)

Row 3: Turn, dc in the top of the first dcfp from round 2, dcfp next 2, *dc, dcfp next 2* repeat 6 more times, dc in last 2 st, ch 3. (27st)

Row 4 - 43: Repeat row 2 and 3. (27st)

Row 44: Turn,*dcfp, dc next 2 st*, repeat *to* 7 more times, dcfp in next to last st, dc in last st, ch 1. (27st)


Note: Before completing Row 45 fold and pin the hood section and the body section and measure your piece to see if it is the length you desire. Add or subtract rows as needed. Remove pins and then complete row 45. After completing Row 45 proceed to completing the hood and body section.


Row 45: Turn, sc 27, fasten off. (27st) .


Hood:

Begin: Lay rectangle flat with the waffle stitch side facing up. Fold the two corners of your beginning rows together and either sew together or sl st together. Flip inside out.


Body Section:

Begin: Lay your piece flat with the waffle stitch facing up. Fold the side where you ended with single crochet (row 45) up to the end of row 8 and sew the sides together or join new yarn on each side and sl st to together . Flip the piece inside out and you should have a cocoon!


Finish:

Begin: Join yarn and sc a border on hood. You are done!


I hope you enjoyed creating your cocoon! Feel free to share pictures of your finished work and share you stories with us in the Orchid and Bee's VIP Facebook group!


We are quite the cozy little family and love welcoming new members! In fact we a have a couple members expecting new little ones this year and we look forward to seeing their photos of their little ones in this cocoon too! If you want to see adorable baby photos too come check us out!


If you have any questions about this pattern feel free to contact us using the contact page on this website or by reaching out to myself and any of the moderators/testers of the Orchid and Bee's VIP group!


If you would like to download the paid printable ad free PDF pattern you can do so by visiting the the Etsy and Ravelry Shop.


Thank you for visiting Orchid and Bee's and I send lots of love to you and your precious little ones that you will be making these for! Until next time....


Love and Blessings,

Karen E.

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