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Santaland Holiday Baby Cocoon

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


  • 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


  • 10 sc = 4” using A and smaller hook.

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.


  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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I just found out I'm going to be a grandmother. The baby is due in December. I've just got to make this Santaland Holiday Baby Cocoon! I'm so glad I found this. Thank you!

I'm curious about the pompoms in this pattern, where or how are they to be put on? Also does this really fit a baby, because mine looks like it would only work for a doll.

I am having difficult time in understanding border 2. What is and where is pom poms?

I don't get where thehow to make such pom poms are,and

where are the pom pom,something I missed, or do you make them, and how is this done or are they bought and added to the 2nd round of border,

The yarn suggested for use is yarn with pom poms on it. I couldn't find it so I used Red Heart Buttercup. It is a very soft baby yarn and the cocoons turned out adorable.

I don't understand how to "double crochet in next space between double crochets" in step 3. Do you have a video to show how this would be done? Or can you explain how this is done? Thank you for your time.

Oh how precious.


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