Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pretty Baby cocoon




Materials:


- 6 1/2 oz. ww acrylic (I used Red Heart Comfort Prints)
- I hook
- 3/16" wide ribbon
Size: 11 1/2" (side to side) x 15" (top to bottom)


Notes:
- I crochet tight so you may want to adjust your hook size
- Ch 2 does not count as a stitch


Directions:


Rnd 1: Ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to 1st dc. (12)


Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, 2 dc in each dc around. Join as before.


Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.


Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next 2 dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.


Rnd 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next 3 dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.


Rnd 6: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next 4 dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.


Rnd 7: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next 5 dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.


Rnds 8 - 9: Ch 2, dc in 1st dc, dc in each dc around. Join as before.


Rnd 10: Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1). *Skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4.


Rnd 11: Ch 2, dc in 1st dc. Dc in each ch 1 space and dc around. Join with a sl st in 1st dc.


Rnds 12 - 17: Ch 2, dc in 1st dc. Dc in each dc around. Join as before.


Rnds 18 - 25: Repeat Rnds. 10 - 17.


Rnd 26: Repeat Rnd 10.


Rnd 27: Repeat Rnd 11.


Row 28: (Ch 2, dc in next dc) {counts as decrease}. Dc in each dc across until the last 2 dc. Dc last 2 dc together. Turn.


Row 29: Ch 2, dc in 1st dc. Dc in each dc across. Turn.


Rows 30 - 33: Repeat Rows 28 - 29 consecutively.


Row 34: Ch 1, sc 1st 2 dc together, sc in each dc across until the last 2 dc, sc last 2 dc together. End off.


Weave 3/16" wide ribbon thru Rnds 10, 18 and 26. Tie each into a bow.




Matching baby hat


Materials:


- small amount ww acrylic
- I hook
- 3/16" wide ribbon


Size: 6 1/2" side to side 5" top to bottom


Notes:


Same notes as cocoon


Directions:


Rnd 1: Ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to 1st dc.


Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc around. Join as before.


Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.


Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.


Rnds 5 - 9: Ch 2, dc in same st. Dc in each dc around. Join as before.


Rnd 10: Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), skip next dc. *Dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 4.


Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in same st. Sc in each dc and ch 1 space around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. End off.


Weave ribbon through Rnd 10 and tie into a bow.


**Debi Y's patterns**

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19 comments:

  1. Love this pattern, i am going to try it formy chihuahus. thanks for sharing it.

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  2. Thanks Sara - I hope it works for you. :)

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  3. Do you have patterns for your hexagons or whatever that are pictured on the top of your web page? I love your cilorful granny squares. Also, do you have hexagon patterns? If so, are they listed on crochet pattern central and under what catagorie? Dolores

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  4. Hi - The blankets on my header are round ripples and I got the pattern from www.artfire. The link is listed in my Dec. 12, 2010 post.

    I have a hexagon pattern listed in my May 7, 2010 post, and one listed in my Mar. 21, 2010 post.

    :)

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  5. Debi Y.: I just found the attractive "Pretty Baby Cocoon" pattern on //hooksand yarns.blogspot.com; and reading it over I decided I was possibly confused for the beginning of the project.
    Do I understand correctly that "round one has: ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook, join with a sl st to 1st dc. (12)". ?? how?
    does that ch 3 accommodate the 12 dc?
    OR
    Has the crocheter made a chain of how many? to accommodate those 12 dc?
    It is not clear to me how I can get 12 dc into that ch 3.
    I do want to make a couple of your Pretty Baby Cocoons for a hospital benefit. I truly thank you for your attention in this matter.
    Jean Ho at jfretz@comcast.net

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  6. Hi Jean - sorry for the confusion. For Rnd 1 you will chain 3, skip the first 2 chains and then work 12 dc into the 3rd chain. The first 2 chains do not count as a stitch, so you will have 12 dc total for Rnd 1. The chain 2 at the beginning of all the other Rnds also do not count as a stitch.

    If you have any other questions, just let me know. :)

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  7. After I finish the baby blanket I'm crocheting for my daughter's new baby yet to be born, I'll try making this for her to cuddle him in. Looks like a winner for a newborn or one a little bit older. Thanks for sharing your pattern!

    Dragynl8y@gmail.com

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  8. Jersey Girl. 08822 jlh@gmail.comNovember 5, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Just found you on line .....I am so excited, plan to make those crochet hook handles due to my arthritis. Getting old is not for sissies. Loved your patterns. It was funny cause I too was at the DOLLAR TREE today and purchased some of the Peaches & Cream cotton. I use it for dish cloths Also clothes for the American Girl Doll. I am always on the hunt for yarn bargains due to my limited funds from Social Security. Thanks for the free patterns, I will try many of them.

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  9. You're both very welcome Lisa and Jersey Girl. And thanks to both of you for taking the time to leave a comment. :)

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  10. I'm confused with Rounds 8 & 9. Ch 2, dc in same st - What stitch? The 1st dc like the previous rounds? But then I assume you would write it like the previous rounds so I don't think it's the 1st dc. I've been crocheting for about 5 months now & don't always understand what I'm supposed to do. Thanks for your help!

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    1. Hi there. The beginning ch 2's do not count as a stitch, so the 1st dc is the same dc that the ch 2 is in. ( I'll go back and change the way I wrote the pattern). Let me know if you have any more questions. :)

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    2. Thanks for the quick response! I did round 8 that way. It looked correct so I started round 9. I don't have to pull it out. Life is good!

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  11. Just want to say thanks for the pattern. It is the best and easiest pattern that I have ever made and only took a few hours to complete both the bunting and the cap. I will be making these instead of blankets for the upcoming babies in our family.
    Also I would like to know if you can give me step by step directions for the fpt and bpt stitches. I just don't understand how to do that so I always pick patterns that don't call for those. thanks so much.

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    1. Thanks Connie - I'm glad you like it.

      Here is a youtube video of how to do the front post stitch:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zsg97k_P7o

      and here is a video for the back post stitch:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNQCex7aOcM

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  12. thanks for the video and i am sure that it will help me. when i get some time today i want to look into and see if i can learn them both. thanks again and have a great day!

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  13. Does the front of your Pretty Baby Cocoon open up when the ribbons are untied?

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    1. Hi there. No, the cocoon does not open up. :)

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