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Circus Love Baby Cocoon Free Crochet Pattern

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Circus Love Baby Cocoon
designed by Kim Guzman © Oct. 2015
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Technique: Regular Crochet

Note: The Circus Love Baby Cocoon is on this page. The Circus Love Baby Hat is HERE.

Finished measurements

Newborn to 3 months: 12.5″ long x 20″ circumference

Materials

  • 1 skein each of Baby Bee Sweet Delight, 60% acrylic/40% polyamide, 377 yds per 4 oz (shown in the following colors)
  • (A) color Baby Red and (B) color Crayons (one of each is enough to make both projects)
  • Suggested hook size: G-7 (4.5mm)
  • Stitch marker (or small piece of scrap yarn)
  • Needle (for weaving ends and seaming brim)

Skill Level

Advanced Beginner

Notes

Project is worked bottom-up, starting with unjoined rounds, changing to joined rounds once the stitch pattern is set up. When working in unjoined rounds, use a stitch marker or scrap piece of yarn to mark the last stitch of each round so you won’t lose your place in the round.

When changing to a new color at the end of a round, drop the old color and carry up the new color. There is no need to cut off at each color change unless you prefer it. When changing color, be careful to ensure that the carried yarn isn’t too tight or it will cause vertical buckling of the fabric.

Gauge

After round 4, measures 2″ x 4″

In main stitch pattern, 26 sts x 16 rounds measures 4″

CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern | Circus Love Baby Hat and Cocoon @crochetkim

Special Stitches

Single Crochet Two Together (sc2tog): Insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over, pull loop through, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull loop through, yarn over, pull through 3 loops on hook.

Front Post Double Treble Crochet (fpdtr): Yarn over three times, insert hook to side, around the back and out the other side of the indicated stitch, yarn over, pull loop through, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] 4 times.

Double Crochet Two Together (dc2tog): Yarn over, insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over, pull loop through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull loop through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over, pull through 3 loops on hook.

Additional Abbreviations: beg=beginning; ch=chain; dc=double crochet; hdc=half double crochet; mm=millimeter; oz=ounces; rem=remaining; rep=repeat; rnd(s)=round(s); sc=single crochet; sk=skip; sl=slip; st(s)=stitch(es); tr=treble crochet; yds=yards

Instructions

Work in unjoined rounds until indicated otherwise (working in a spiral). Use a stitch marker (or scrap piece of yarn) to mark each round to keep your place.

Rnd 1: With A, ch 10, sk ch, 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 7 ch, 3 sc in last ch, turn upside down to work in unused loops of foundation ch, sc in 7 ch: 20 sc.

Rnd 2: 3 sc in first sc, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc: 28 sc.

Rnd 3: Sc in first and next sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc: 36 sc.

Rnd 4: Sc in first and next 3 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 15 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 sc: 44 sc.

Rnd 5: Sc in first and next 6 sc, 4 sc in next sc, sc in next 21 sc, 4 sc in next sc, sc in next 14 sc, sl st to next sc: 50 sc.

Begin working in joined rounds.

Rnd 6 : Ch 2 (counts as dc), 3 tr in next sc, dc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, *dc in next sc, 3 tr in next sc, dc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, rep from * around, sl st to top of beg ch-2: 10 scallops.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog across next 2 sc, *sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog across next 2 sc, rep from * around, sl st to first sc: 80 sc.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining, sc in next 2 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, sk sc, *sc in next 3 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, sk sc, rep from * around, sl st to first sc: 90 sc.

Rnd 9: Sl st in next sc, ch 1, sc in same sc as ch-1, sc in next 2 sc, *3 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, rep from * to last 6 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, sl st to first sc: 110 sc.

Rnd 10: Sl st in next sc, ch 1, sc in same sc as ch 1, sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, [sc2tog across next 2 sts] twice, *sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, [sc2tog across next 2 sts] twice, rep from * around, sl st to first sc: 110 sc.

Rnds 11-12: Rep rnd 10, changing to B on last rnd.

Rnds 13-15: Rep rnd 10, changing to A on last rnd.

Rnd 16: Sl st in next sc, ch 1, sc in same sc as ch 1, sc in next 2 sc, skipping 3 rnds of B below, fpdtr around each of the 3 sc at top of rise in color A in next rnd below, sk 1 sc on current rnd, sc in next 3 sc, [sc2tog across next 2 sc] twice, *sc in next 3 sc, skipping 3 rnds of B below, fpdtr around each of the 3 sc at top of rise in color A in next rnd below, sk 1 sc on current rnd, sc in next 3 sc, [sc2tog across next 2 sc] twice, rep from * around, sl st to first sc.

Rnds 17-18: Rep rnd 10, changing to B on last rnd.

Rnds 19-21: Rep rnd 10, changing to A on last rnd.

Rnds 22-45: Rep previous 6 rnds. Fasten off B after last rnd.

Rnd 46: Rep rnd 16.

Rnd 47: Ch 1, hdc in same st as joining, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc2tog across next 2 sts, *hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc2tog across next 2 sts, rep from * around, sk beg ch-1, sl st to first hdc: 100 sts.

Rnd 48: Ch 1, hdc in same st as joining, hdc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sk next st, *hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sk next st, rep from * around, sk beg ch-1, sl st to first hdc: 90 sts.

Rnd 49: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in each rem st around, sl st to first sc, fasten off A.

Finishing

Due to the nature of the main body stitch pattern, the finished item will be a bit ruffly in sort of an accordion fashion. The stitches need to be relaxed. You can either do this by shaping and placing something heavy on top or by dipping in water, shaping and then allowing to dry.

Weave in all ends securely.

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