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Fancy creating your own Crochet Cocoon? I have had SO many requests since starting my tutorials for wearable items. So in this post I bring you this stunning coverup which is SUPER easy to make! I’ll walk you through the pattern step by step so that you can create your own. I have used the stunning new yarn by Caron X Pantone. If you want to improve your pattern reading skills, then this is perfect for you. Simply download the FREE PDF (use THIS link if you’re in the US) print it out and follow along step-by-step with the tutorial.
Did you know there are LOADS of free patterns available designed with Caron x Pantone.
CLICK HERE to check them out.
The Yarn: Caron x Pantone
The Crochet Cocoon is made using Caron x Pantone which is a chunky weight blend of acrylic, nylon and merino wool that’s easy to work up and machine-washable. Perfect for wearable items and accessories alike.
I have created mine using Peach Blush Parfait, but I also think this would look great in Ultra Violet Minerals, Elephant Grey and Morning Blues. It can be completely customised to you! What’s your favourite colourway?
Materials & tools
- Yarn: Caron V Pantone- XS/S/M (8 braids) L/XL/2XL (11 braids) 3/4/5/XL (14 braids) *ALTERNATIVE: This would also work up beautifully with Caron Simply Soft which has a brilliant range of colours.
- Hook: 6mm (K) or whatever hook is needed to obtain gauge
- Darning needle
- Sttich Markers
- Tape Measure
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Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.
The FREE pattern for the Crochet Cocoon can be found HERE (use THIS link if you’re in the US) and can be made in various sizes, from XS to 5XL. I would highly recommend that you download and print out the pattern in order to follow along with the tutorial. The pattern is written in US terms and I will be working in UK terms. Please don’t let this put you off! It’s really handy to get to grips with both set of terminology as it can help you out a lot in the future. I would suggest that you highlight any changes in terminology to help you through. I will also be pointing out the differences throughout the tutorial.
It’s crucial with this project that you get your gauge correct due to the amount of yarn needed for the cocoon and the suggested braid amounts. Please make sure that you are doing a gauge swatch to get your measurements correct. You can adapt your hook size if you need to by sizing up or down to get the right gauge.
crochet terms and abbreviations
US Dc = Double crochet | UK Tc = Treble crochet
US Hdc = Half double crochet | UK Htr = Half Treble crochet
US Hdcbp = Half double crochet back post | UK Htcbp = Half treble crochet back post
US Hdcfp = Half double crochet front post | UK Htrbp = Half treble crochet front post
See below for some helpful assisting tutorials to help you throughout this pattern.
Joining the same colours
As you will be using multiple Caron X Pantone braids, you will have to join your mini balls of yarn that you have made (instructions on how to deconstruct the braids can be found in the Crochet Cocoon video at the base of the post) I would highly recommend that you use the Magic Knot method. See the video below to learn the technique.
Sewing in your ends
You can sew in your ends using the rule of three to ensure your ends don’t come undone.
You can find the videos tutorial below in both RIGHT AND LEFT HANDED versions. If you found the tutorial helpful, I would love it if you subscribed to my channel and supported my work by liking, commenting and sharing!
PREPARING YOUR YARN: 1:00 | PREPARING THE PATTERN: 4.48
FOUNDATION: 09:15 | ROUND 1: 09:52 | ROUND 2: 16:58 | Round 3: 20:12
SEWING YOUR SQUARES: 24:40 | CREATING THE ARMHOLES: 30:36
WORKING THE CUFFS: 33:28 | CUFF ROUND 2: 36:48 | CUFF ROUND 3: 39:33
RIBBING: 41:46 | RIBBING ROUND 2: 44:37