Friday, July 19, 2013

~ 'little boy blue' preemie baby cocoon ~


Here's a preemie baby cocoon for the little fella's.
These little cocoon's are a quick and easy project.  It did take me 2 evenings of crocheting to complete this one though since I had to figure things out.  My next one probably won't take as long.
This is the motif I used for the bottom.
 
 
Materials:
- 4-ply worsted weight acrylic
   - 1/2 oz. variegated
   - 2 1/2 oz. blue
- 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 the dc rnds do not count as a stitch
 
Directions:
Rnd 1:  With variegated ch 3 (make your 1st ch a little loose), 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.  (12 dc)
 
Rnd 2:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc as joining.  2 dc in each dc around.  Join as before.  (24 dc)
 
Rnd 3:  Ch 1, sc in same dc as joining, 3 dc in next dc.  *sc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc.
 
Rnd 4:  Sl st in next 2 dc, ch 1, 2 sc in same dc, ch 3.  *2 sc in the middle dc of the next 3 dc group, ch 3.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.  End off.
 
Rnd 5:  Join blue with a sc to any sc.  Sc in each sc with 3 sc in each ch-3 space around.  Join as before. 
 
Rnd 6:  Ch 2, dc in same sc as joining.  Dc in each sc around.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.
 
Rnds 7 - 8:  Ch 2, dc in same dc as joining.  Dc in each dc around.  Join as before.
 
Rnd 9:  Ch 3, 2 dc in same dc as joining, skip next 2 dc.  *3 dc in next dc, skip next 2 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
 
Rnds 10 - 25:  Repeat Rnds 7, 8 & 9 consecutively.  End off.
 
Rnd 26:  Join variegated with a sc in 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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23 comments:

  1. your cocoons are so nice Debi!!!!!!
    xxxxxx Ale

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  2. Hola Deby,hermoso capullo lleno de ternura!El punto me encantó!!!Saludos desde Argentina.

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  3. It's lovely!, I like the pattern variation, where do you send them Debi? :)

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    1. Thanks Linda. I'm going to be giving them to P.G. Hospital along with the baby blankies. :)

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  4. How cute. Love your baby cocoons.

    Groetjes, Monique

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  5. So cute! What a lovely idea :-) What type of yarn would you use for this? xx

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    1. Thank you. I used 4-ply worsted weight acrylic to make this cocoon. :)

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  6. Lovely cocoon and the color is very pretty!!:)

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  8. I saw this on pinterest Debi, and I was so delighted to see that it took me to you. It's really cute.

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  9. Hi Debi. Are you planning on donating these to a hospital like you have done in the past? They are cute. You are always coming up with something special for others. You go girl!
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

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    1. Thanks Susanne. I plan of giving these cocoons to P.G. Hospital along with the blankies I've made. :)

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  10. Happy Sunday Mrs Debi,lovely cocoon ,I like the blue.cute.:)

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  11. How cute your cocoons are! So sweet of you to donate them to the hospital:)
    Have a lovely week!

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  12. Hello Debi!
    You always have some beautiful patterns to share with us :-) Thank you so much! And thank you also for always visiting :-)
    Happy day!
    Angie

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  13. Great work may you be blessed

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