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Free Crochet Baby Cocoon Patterns
Crochet baby cocoons are something new and are really useful. Everyone seems to be looking for the patterns. I hadn't heard of these until my granddaughter became pregnant and a friend sent some baby clothes. When I found the cocoon, I was a little puzzled and my granddaughter filled me in as to what it was.
Since I crochet, of course I had to try making one of these. They keep babies warm and are especially useful for newborns and when used while the mother is nursing. You don't have to worry about baby becoming unwrapped while you use the cocoon or having little toes peek out. They are especially nice for winter babies, but work well on cool summer evenings too.
They are much like the papooses that Indian women used. They look just like the name implies, a cocoon. They are usually crocheted from the bottom up and are made in just one piece. You'll find the patterns are easy to crochet. These would make great gifts.
Here are some links to free crochet patterns. All patterns will need to be printed. One of the patterns require Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.
Baby Cozy - Crochet this snugly cocoon for baby. It is an easy project since it just uses single and double crochet stitches. It is crocheted with fine yarn and a size J crochet hook. The pattern is offered by All Free Crochet.
Baby It's Cold outside -This free baby cocoon crochet pattern is brought to you by "Chicken Stitches". It is a simple pattern for beginners.
Cuddle Sack with Hat - Lion Brand Pound of Love yarn was used to create this cute cocoon pattern that includes a hat. This pattern is recommended for the Intermediate crocheter. You'll need an I hook to complete the project. Karen's Garden of Colors offers this free pattern.
Cuddly Coccons - The free pattern uses a medium weight baby yarn and a size J hook. You'll also find two other photos that will give you ideas to make some changes or to create one yourself. Sew Sweet TV offers this free pattern.
Football Cocoon and Hat - This is really cute and great for any baby that has a parent that is a big football fan. Bulky weight yarn was used to create the project. The finished cocoon is just 17", so this would be for a newborn. This pattern is offered for free by In the Waiting Place blog.
Mile-a-Minute Cocoon - You'll need 3 different colors of DK weight yarn to complete this pretty project. First you'll crochet the bottom and then mile-a-minute strips. A size G hook is used to create the finished cocoon. The pattern is offered by The Crochet Parfait blog.
Newborn Cocoon - This cocoon is crocheted from just one skein of Lion Brand Homespun. It won't cost you very much to make. It is offered by the Manner's Crochet and Craft blog.
List of Free Cocoon Patterns - Provides more links to free baby cocoon patterns.
Owl Cocoon - Chunky yarn a size 6mm hook was used for this pattern. The bottom looks like any cocoon, but the hat has an owl head. This pattern is provided by the site Admidorable Crochet.
Pipsqueak Cocoon and Hat - This pattern is rated Easy to Intermediate. The pattern uses super chunky weight yarn and a size J hook. This is offered by the All Free Crochet site.
Pretty Baby - You'll need 6 1/2 ounces of worsted weight yarn and a size I hook. You'll also need narrow ribbon as it is worked into the stitches. She mentions that she crochets tightly, so you'll need to check the gauge and may need a larger hook. The design is offered by the Hooks and Yarn blog.
Snuggle and Hat Set -The cocoon is made with a front post double crochet. Otherwise the pattern is simple. The hat is nice stocking hat pattern.This pretty set is offered by Vallie's Kids blog.
Snowman and Earmuff Cocoon - This cute pattern is provided for free from the Repeat Crafter Me site. She used white chunky yarn which should help crochet it faster, plus worsted weight yarn, and a size H hook.
If you crochet the earmuffs, you'll need a little polyester stuffing too. You'll also need some black buttons in three different sizes for the snowman's eyes, nose and mouth.