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How to Make Crochet A Baby Cocoon.

Super Bulky Crochet Baby Cocoon

Learn how to make a crochet baby cocoon using this free pattern. The super bulky yarn choice is perfect. First of all, it means that your sleep sack works up really quickly. But more importantly, it keeps baby extra cozy since it is so plus. This cocoon pattern only uses double crochet stitches worked in the back loop, so as long as you can work in the round you can complete this project.

Materials Needed

This free crochet pattern is made using four different colors of super bulky (size 7) yarn and a size K crochet hook. You will need approximately a full ball each of three colors; the final color is just an edging. Of course, you can choose to make your own baby cocoon in a single color or with any number of color changes as you see fit.

Sizing Information

his crochet baby cocoon measures about 10″ across and 18″ long, which is a great size for a baby weighing approximately 7 pounds. This crochet pattern can easily be adapted to different sizes, as it provides tutorial-style information for crocheting a baby cocoon.

Size Chart

Relief Share, an organization that donates handmade baby cocoons to hospitals, suggests the following sizes for babies of different weights:

XXS: 14″ tall x 6″ wide; 1.5 to 3 lbs
XS: 16″ tall x 8″ wide; 3 to 5 lbs
S: 18″ tall x 10″ wide; 6 lbs to 8 lbs
M: 20″ tall x 10″ wide; 9 lbs to 11 lbs
L: 23″ tall x 12″ wide; 12 to 15 lbs
XL: 25″ tall x 12″ wide; 15 to 17 lbs
As we begin to make this crochet baby cocoon, the first size that we’re going to concern ourselves with is the width across.

How to Start Your Crochet Baby Cocoon

We are going to make this crochet baby cocoon by working double crochet in the round.

Using your first color:

Ch 4
Sl st to close, creating a ring
Ch 3 (counts as first dc)
Work 9 dc into center of ring
Sl st to top of ch 3 to close round

Change Colors

Next, we are going to stop increasing the circle and start growing it vertically to get the shape of the sleep sack. This is a great time to change colors. End off Color A after Round 5. Join Color B. Ch 3 to create the first dc.

Continue Making Rounds

At this point, we will not need to increase in the rounds; we will have the same number of stitches in the subsequent rounds as we did when ending round 5 (50 stitches).

Ch 3 to create first dc. Dc in each stitch around. Sl st to top of ch 3 to close round (Total 50 stitches).
through 8: Repeat round 6.

Begin Third Color

You can choose to make your color changes at any stage. Following this free pattern exactly, it is now time to switch to the third color of the baby cocoon. So end off Color B after round 8 and join Color C.

After switching to the third color, you’ll continue as before. Repeat Round 6. You will repeat this round until you have reached the approximate desired length of your baby cocoon. For our size, we are going to crochet six more rounds to reach about 18″ long.

Edging Pattern

nce you have reached your desired length, it’s time to top off the crochet baby cocoon with an edging. You can use any edging of your choosing. In this case, we are going to join our fourth color and single crochet in each stitch around for a very simple edging.


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