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Santaland Holiday Baby Cocoon

By: Kristine Mullen for Red Heart Yarn

This Santaland Holiday Baby Cocoon is a great Christmas gift for a mother to be or her new baby.  Whether you use it for baby's holiday photos or to keep baby cozy all season, this easy-to-crochet cocoon is darling.  Best of all, this crocheted Christmas gift works up quickly and is the perfect last-minute gift idea for a new baby.  Very crafty crocheters could even embellish this baby cocoon with an embroidered name or date of birth, adding a cute personal touch to this adorable gift.

Find more festive holiday patterns in Red Heart's special eBook, Jolly Holidays: 15 Free Knit and Crochet Gifts and Holiday Projects.

Santaland Holiday Baby Cocoon

Materials:

  • 1 skein Red Heart® Super Saver® yarn in Cherry Red (A)
  • 2 balls Red Heart® Spark-a-Doodle™ yarn in White Cloud (B)
  • 6mm [US J-10] and 5.5mm [US I-9] crochet hooks
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle

 

Gauge:  10 sc = 4” using A and smaller hook.

 

Instructions:
Work in space between sts where indicated. Ch 2 at beginning of each round does not count as a st.

Cocoon Body

  1. With smaller hook and A, ch 5, slip stitch in first ch to form ring.
     
  2. Round 1: Ch 2, work 10 dc in ring, slip stitch in first dc – 10 dc.
     
  3. Round 2: Ch 2, dc in first dc, dc in next space between dcs, *dc in next dc, dc in next space between dcs; repeat from * around, slip stitch in first dc – 20 dc.
     
  4. Round 3: Ch 2, *dc in next space, 2 dc in next space; repeat from * around, slip stitch in first dc – 30 dc.
     
  5. Round 4: Ch 2, dc each space around, slip stitch in top of beginning ch – 30 dc.
     
  6. Round 5: Ch 2, *dc in next 2 spaces, 2 dc in next space; repeat from * around, slip stitch in top of beginning ch – 40 dc.
     
  7. Round 6: Ch 2, dc in each space around, slip stitch in top of beginning ch.
     
  8. Round 7: Ch 2, *dc in next 3 spaces, 2 dc in next space; repeat from * around, slip stitch in top of beginning ch – 50 dc.
     
  9. Round 8: Ch 2, dc in each space around, slip stitch in top of beginning ch – 50 dc.
     
  10. Repeat Round 8 until piece measures 16” from beginning. Fasten off.

Border

  1. Round 1: With wrong side facing and larger hook, join B in first st, ch 1, sc in each st around. Place marker for beginning of round.
     
  2. Rounds 2-6: Sc in each st around, working with yarn between pompoms and pushing pompoms to right side of Body.
     
  3. Fasten off. Turn right side out. Weave in ends.
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