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Free Baby Cocoon Knitting Patterns

Updated on December 10, 2017
Ashlynn | Source

Included on this page are lots of free knitting patterns for baby cocoons and sleep sacks. Even beginner knitters can complete many of the projects. Some are worked in the round and others are sewn together.

I love the idea of cocoons because you don't need to worry about baby's blanket getting unwrapped. Most are knitted so the baby's toes can't stick out. Cocoons that baby can slide down in should not be used when putting baby to bed. The cocoon can get wrapped around the infant's face. But for taking baby out or on cold winter days they are perfect. Some are designed so you don't need to worry.

Click on the blue titles below to be taken to the free patterns with photos.

Cocoon - The basic cocoon pattern is offered at Blue Bird Studio. You'll need size 11, 16" circular needles. The size isn't stated, but it appears to be for a newborn baby. The project just uses 1 skein of yarn.

Cocoon with Button - Twin Cities Knitting offers this free pattern that uses heavy worsted weight yarn. Short row shaping is used in the neck area. You'll need size 13 straight or circular needles and size 13 double pointed needles.

Snuggle Wrap - This free pattern is brought to you by the Stitch Me Softly Blog. The wrap is designed so it is much easier to put the baby in and out of it. You can fold it several ways, which is demonstrated. It is knitted with a hood.

Cabled - Tinker Knits offer this nice pattern for a cocoon with buttons and cables. The designer says that the pattern is much easier than it looks and is a good as a first time cable project. It is knitted with straight knitting needles and bulky weight yarn.

Come on Baby Let's Do the Twist - The pattern is offered for free at Suzie's Yarnie Stuff blog. You will need just 6 ounces of worsted weight yarn and both circular and straight knitting needles. The finished project measure 18" in length and 18" wide.

Laurel Love - Mrs Missy Muffet blog offers this free pattern that fits a newborn baby. You'll need 100 yards of super bulky weight yarn. The pattern is worked in the round with the Magic Loop technique. If you haven't tried this before, she provides a link so that you can learn.

Little Pea Pod - The Little Pea Pod cocoon is from Bev's Country Cottage. Bev has several other free baby patterns on her site. She used two strands of yarn held together while knitting the pattern. This gives the pattern a variegated effect. You'll need 24" size 15 circular needles and 3 ounces each of 2 different colors of worsted weight yarn.

Owlie Sleep Sack - The pattern from Comfort Wool Company is extra nice and also includes a matching hat. She includes a warning to never let a baby sleep in a sleep sack. I had never thought of this, but yes it could be dangerous.

Picot Sleep Sack - Suzie's Yarnie Stuff offers this free pattern with a picot edging around the neck which adds a lot to the pattern. Ties are used to close the bottom. This finished project measures 27" around and 20" long. You'll need 7 ounces of worsted weight yarn, circular needles and a crochet hook.

Sleep Sack - This free pattern is offered by Butt Knits. You can knit this with a ruffled edge or with a ribbed edging. The skill level is for an Advanced Beginner. Offered are patterns for 0-3 months and 3-6 months.

Twin Cities Knitties Baby Cocoon - Short edge shaping is used. You'll need size 13 straight or circular needles, size 13 double-pointed needles, and about 170 yards of heavy worsted yarn.

Stripey Sleepy Sack - This is a good pattern for a simple cocoon with a striped design worked in 3 colors. The pattern was designed by Kailee Erlandson with worsted weight yarn. You'll need about 400 yards total, so if you have extra balls of yarn in your stash you may be able to use those.

Velvety Newborn - Lion Brand Velvet Spun yarn gives this cocoon its velvety look and feel. You'll need 2 skeins and it would also work well with a comparable soft bulky weight yarn. The free pattern is offered by the blog With A Tangled Skein.

Voila! Sacque de Bebe - This is a simple pattern offered by Yarnucopia. You'll need 4 ounces of Bulky Weight yarn. Yarn suggested is Lion Brand Homespun. The project has no seams and is worked in the round.

Be sure to thank the designers that are so kind to offer their knitting patterns for free. Often you can leave a comment on their blog or on websites contact information is available. Have fun viewing the patterns and be sure to find one you can knit. There sure are some nice ones.

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      Barbara Badder 4 years ago from USA

      randomcreative, Thanks for viewing the hub. I'm happy to hear you found it useful.

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks so much for the great round up! You've put together a wonderful resource for knitters.

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      Barbara Badder 4 years ago from USA

      Thanks Sunshine. I'm happy I can help.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you for the knitting patterns! My daughter is due next month and her best friend just asked her if she wanted her to knit a cocoon for the baby. I'm going to share these patterns with both of them!:)

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      Barbara Badder 5 years ago from USA

      cloudy_cool, If you don't have another, these would make quick shower presents. Thanks for viewing and commenting.

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      cloudy_cool 5 years ago from London, UK

      Really liked your hub. I am bookmarking this hub in my hobby list. My kids have passed that stage and now enjoy frilly frocks and princessy things... But if we do plan again, i'd love to make one of these dfntly!!

      Voted up and more!! :)

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      Barbara Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Marie, I like them because you don't need to worry about baby's toes sticking out or the blanket becoming undone. Thanks for visiting the hub and commenting.

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      marie17183 5 years ago

      They look so cute and cozy. I never even thought of doing one of these. They are probably easier to handle than blankets and look just as snugly!

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      Barbara Badder 5 years ago from USA

      teaches12345, Thanks for visiting the hub. It does seem seem like as snuggly as the cocoons are that it would make them feel safe and secure.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      How sweet they look in these cocoon blankets! Being wrapped in one of these would certainly make them feel safe and loved. Great information here and lots of good freebees!

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      Barbara Badder 5 years ago from USA

      moonlake, Michigan can get cold enough in the winter that they need a blanket over the cocoon too, but it works really well in a house that isn't as warm as it could be. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Ashlynn is so cute. I'm like you I always liked the cocoon type bags. Here we always have to worry about a blanket but at least if just running in the store the cocoon would be ok for that. Lots of good information. Voted Up.