Friday, January 11, 2019

Free Crochet Pattern-- Honey Cocoon



Are you excited for this Honey Cocoon pattern as much as I am excited to share it with all of you?



I absolutely love anything that adds layers to my outfit. I hope that you do too because there will be a lot of free patterns on Modesty by Laura in the future that will help add dimension to your everyday look.

This free cocoon pattern is literally made from a rectangle. So if you're new to crocheting, this is just for you. The rectangle you crochet will be seamed up the sides to create armholes and then a border will be crocheted along the edges to give the piece a clean look.

The yarn used for this project was Lion Brand's Heartland and I have to tell you, it is now my favorite yarn. I worked with quite a few yarns but I have to say that I am in love with this one. If you haven't worked with Heartland before, go out and buy some. It will not disappoint you. It's soft and has a nice weight. The drape is beautiful on this cocoon.

The stitch used for the majority of this pattern is the lemon peel stitch. It is a series of single and double crochets alternating. Super easy and very beginner friendly.


For a nice finish, the reverse single crochet is used. It is a very unique stitch and I love the way it looks. You can trust me when I say that I'll probably use it a lot in my designs.

Measurements
The body of the cocoon measures roughly around 40“ x 35” for S/M and  43”x 38” for the L/XL.
The pattern is written for S/M and L/XL written in the ( ).

Materials

5 (6) skeins of Lion Brand Heartland in Bryce Canyon (mustard) or in Kings Canyon (green)
6.5mm hook
Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations

ch- chain
slst-s lip stitch
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
rSC- reverse single crochet (This stitch is like your normal single crochet; however, instead of going into the next stitch, you will work your single crochet in the previous stitch.)

Gauge

Every 11 stitches and 11 rows= 4”

**IMPORTANT NOTE**

Please check your gauge before starting.  For S/M, your piece should measure 40” across and for L/XL, it should measure 43” across. Adjust your tension or switch to a different hook size if needed.
If you are finding your rectangle coming out smaller than anticipated, simply crochet more rows.

Pattern

For an inexpensive ad-free hardcopy of this pattern, visit Etsy or Ravelry.
To save this pattern on Pinterest for later, visit Pinterest.

Body 

If you would like to make your cocoon smaller or larger, simply chain in multiples of 2 plus 1 for your starting chain.

Chain 111(119)

Row 1: sc in the 2ndch from hook, dc in the next, *sc in the next st, dc in the next st* across, turn your work  (110, 118)

Row 2: ch 1,  *sc in the next st, dc in the next st*across, turn your work

Repeat row 2 until your rectangle measures 35” (38”) long.


Lay your finished piece on the floor with the foundation chain on the bottom and the last row at the top. Fold your piece in half by pulling down the top to the bottom.



With your tapestry needle, sew up the sides so that you have a remaining 6 (6.5) inches at the top, leaving a circumference of 12 (13) inches for your armhole. (You can adjust this part to your liking. If you’d like a larger armhole, then mattress stitch less of your stitches up the sides and vice versa.) Weave in your ends.

Armhole 

Attach your yarn to the armhole in the last stitch you seamed.

Row 1: ch1, sc around the opening of your armhole, slst into the first sc you made

Row 2: ch1, rSC across each st, slst into the first rSC you stitched

Fasten off and weave in your ends. Do the same to the other armhole.


Collar


Attach your yarn anywhere near the bottom of your cocoon.

Row 1: ch1, sc around the opening of your cocoon, slst into the first sc you made

Row 2: ch1, dc across, slst into the first st you made in the row

Row 3: ch1, rSC across, slst into the ch1 from the beginning of the row

Fasten off and weave in all your loose ends.




That's it! I hope that you enjoy this pattern as much as I had fun designing it. Remember to follow me on my Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest accounts and tag me with your finished work. I'd love to see how all of your cocoons turn out!


Comment below with any thoughts or questions. I'd love to hear from all of you! Until next time, happy crocheting!


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