Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Mile-A-Minute Baby Cocoon


Materials

  • G hook
  • DK weight yarn, in three contrasting colors A, B and C
  • Tapestry needle
Abbreviations

ch(s)--chain(s)                         beg--beginning                       dc(s)--double crochet sl st--slip stitch                       st(s)--stitch(es)          
tr(s)--triple or treble crochet(s)                betw--between


Panels
Make 6 for a Premie and 8 for a full term baby.

With Yarn A
Row 1: ch 6, sl st in beg ch to form a loop, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 2 dcs in loop, ch 3, 3 dcs in loop, ch 3, turn.

Row 2: 3 dcs in ch-3 sp betw dcs, ch 3, 3 dcs in same ch-3 sp, dc in top of outside dc of previous row, ch 3, turn.
 









Rows 3 to 24: repeat row 2.

Row 25: 3 dcs in ch-3 sp betw dcs, ch 3, 3 dcs in same ch-3 sp, dc in top of outside dc of previous row, fasten off.

Border
Rnd 1: Attach Yarn B in dc in 25th row as shown in picture below, ch 6, tr in next dc, dc in next dc, 3 dcs in ch-3 sp, *3 dcs in next ch-3 sp* 23 times, dc in side of last dc 3 times, 10 dcs in ch-6 loop, dc in side of dc on other side 3 times, *3 dcs in next ch-3 sp* 24 times, dc in next dc, tr in next 2 dcs. fasten off.
Attach Yarn Be here














Rnd 2: Attach Yarn C in top of ch 6, ch 3, dc in each dc down side, to the round end, 3 dcs in 5th dc in round, dc in each dc down the other side and in last 2 trs at the end, fasten off.







Weave in ends.



Whip stitch the panels together, starting at the straight end, leaving the rounded ends open.





Join the panels to make a tube



Bottom
Rnds 1 through 8 for Premie, 1 through 10 for full term baby.

Make a magic circle
Rnd 1:  Ch 3, do 11 dcs in circle, sl st in top of turning ch. Pull magic circle tightly together. (12 dcs)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dcs per dc around, sl st in top of turning ch. (24 scs)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next dc, *2 dcs in next dc, 1 dc in next dc* 11 times, sl st in top of turning ch. (36 scs)
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 dcs, *2 dcs in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dcs* 11 times, sl st in top of turning ch. (48 scs)
Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 3 dcs, *2 dcs in next dc, 1 dc in next 3 dcs*11 times, sl st in top of turning ch. (60 scs)
Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 4 dcs, *2 dcs in next dc, 1 dc in next 4 dcs*11 times, sl st in top of turning ch. (72 scs)
Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 5 dcs, *2 dcs in next dc, 1 dc in next 5 dcs*11 times, sl st in top of turning ch. (84 scs)
Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 6 dcs, *2 dcs in next dc, 1 dc in next 6 dcs*11 times, sl st in top of turning ch. (96 scs)
Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 7 dcs, *2 dcs in next dc, 1 dc in next 7 dcs*11 times, sl st in top of turning ch. (108 scs)
Rnd 10: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 8 dcs, *2 dcs in next dc, 1 dc in next 8 dcs*11 times, sl st in top of turning ch. Fasten off and weave in ends. (120 scs)



Attach Bottom to Panels

Attach Bottom to woven together panels by inserting hook through the side of a dc on the panel bottom and through a stitch in the bottom.  Sc in each st of bottom all the way around (about 3 scs per dc on the panels.) Sl st into beg sc.  Fasten off and weave in ends.









Happy Hooking!


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11 comments:

  1. That's very nice :-) Thanks for sharing!

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  2. What a fantastic tutorial. A considerable amount of detail and obviously a lot of time was put into this, well done. :)

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    1. Thanks, I try to do tutorials on all my patterns.

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  3. I know I'm a little late, but is there a way to make a matching hat to go with the cocoon?

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    1. I can try coming up with something. I may take me a little while.

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  4. This is great!!!! By any chance do you have any other patterns like this? So easy and quick. Would LOVE to see more from you and your creative mind. Oh. and the matching hat is soo...cute!!! Hope to see and hear from you soon. Kym

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    1. There are also matching moccasins http://crochetparfait.blogspot.com/2014/02/mile-minute-baby-moccasins.html
      Here is a post with links to all of my patterns http://crochetparfait.blogspot.com/2014/07/two-years-and-counting.html
      Most of my patterns have tutorials, there are varying levels from beginner to advanced.

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  5. My baby is furry, a 8-1/2 lb Chihuahua. Would the bottom be solid enough for her weight and her not so round on her bottom as a human baby? Just trying to decide if I need to make a second round...

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    1. Might be a good idea to make a second round, just to be on the safe side.

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