Wednesday, July 31, 2013

~ cute clusters preemie baby cocoon ~


Here's another preemie baby cocoon that I finished up last night.  I crocheted it with Red Heart Super Saver in 'turqua' and I Love This Yarn! in a variegated that I don't know the name of.  Sorry. 

This is the bottom motif:


Materials:
- 4-ply worsted weight acrylic
   - 3 oz. aqua
   - 1/2 oz. variegated
- J hook

Size:  8" side to side  11" top to bottom

Notes:
- I crochet a little tight, so you may need to adjust the size of your crochet hook
- the ch 2 at the beginning of Rnds do not counts as a stitch
- beginning cluster:  ch 2, yo, insert hook in space, yo, pull thru, yo, pull thru 2 loops, yo, insert hook in same space, yo, pull thru, yo, pull thru 2 loops, yo, pull thru last 3 loops.
- cluster:  yo, insert hook in space, yo, pull thru, yo, pull thru 2 loops, yo, insert hook in same space, yo, pull thru, yo, pull thru 2 loops, yo, insert hook in same space, yo, pull thru, yo, pull thru 2 loops, yo, pull thru last 4 loops.


Directions:
Rnd 1:  With variegated ch 3 (make your 1st ch a little loose) work 12 dc in the 3rd ch from hook.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.  (12 dc)

Rnd 2:  Beginning cluster in same dc as joining st, ch 2.  *cluster in next dc, ch 2.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to top of beginning cluster. 

Rnd 3:  Ch 1, sc in same beginning cluster, ch 3.  *sc in next cluster, ch 3.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 4:  Sl st into ch-3 space, (ch 3, 3 dc) in same space, ch 1.  *4 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 1.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 5:  Ch 1, sc in same st as joining st.  Sc in each dc and ch-1 space around.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc.  End off.

Rnd 6:  Join aqua with a sl st to any sc, ch 2, dc in same st.  Dc in each sc around.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.

Rnd 7:  Ch 2, dc in same st as joining st.  Dc in each dc around.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.

Rnd 8:  Beginning cluster in same st as joining st, ch 1, skip next dc.  *cluster in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to beginning cluster. 

Rnd 9:  Ch 2, dc in same st as joining st.  Dc in each cluster and ch-1 space around.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.

Rnd 10:  Ch 2, dc in same st as joining st.  Dc in each dc around.  Join as before.

Rnds 11 - 25:  Repeat Rnds 8 - 10 consecutively.  At end of Rnd 25, end off.

Rnd 26:  Join variegated with a sl st to any dc.  Sc in each dc around.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc.  End off.

***Debi Y's pattern***
 
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16 comments:

  1. I love that Turqua color, it is one of my favorites. I will make up one of these once you post the pattern, as I have been wanting to make one for awhile now :)

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  2. So cute this cocoon! Very nice for little boys :-)

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  3. .....so we continue to wait for it!!!!! ;oD
    xxxx Ale

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  4. Very pretty Debi. Thank you for your comment on my new blog and for choosing to follow it. Have a great day. Heather

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  5. I love this color! Do you donate these cocoons to a hospital or do you sell them?

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    1. Thanks Stephie. I donate baby blankies and now I'll be donating these cocoons to our local hospital. :)

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  6. Adorable!.. Love the color! ~tina

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  7. I have some of that variegated yarn too Debi, but when the skein got smaller and smaller I rolled up what was left and threw away the label....not sure what the color name was, sorry, but it is a lot softer than some of the other RH yarns.
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

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  8. Cute again Debi and it's bottom is pretty too:)

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  9. Wow....love this pattern....cute :)

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  10. Beautiful!! I love the vibrant cover. I saw a bumble bee themed one of these on pinterest recently and think they are so cute. I'm going to be an Auntie in January so definitely need to get my hook out for a project like this! x

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  11. Sweet! The clusters and variegated bottom are awesome Debi!

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