Friday, December 13, 2019

Free Crochet Pattern-- Pumpkin Spice Cocoon





Meet the Pumpkin Spice Cocoon everyone! I just love designing cocoons. Not only pretty but really practical. Just throw on a shrug over your clothes and BAM! You got a complete ensemble. The crochet cocoon has the most amazing texture. It really pops and there's just no way you won't get compliments wearing it.


It's been a while since I picked up my crochet hook and designed something. I've been hooked on knitting lately but I knew that I needed to make a new crochet design. I love how quick crochet is. It takes me a fraction of the time to design a crochet garment than it does knitting for the obvious reason that you can double up on the height of the stitches with crochet. Don't get me wrong though. It took me awhile to get this design together. I frogged it 4 times total. People don't call me the frogging queen for nothing. I had this cocoon nearly finished and then frogged the entire thing because I was not happy with the way it came out especially with my gauge.


Who here is a tight crocheter? I definitely lean towards the side of being a tight crocheter and had to learn how to loosen up. I would always start off great only to find out that I would crochet tighter and tighter as the rows continued.

Anyways, I hope that you enjoy this free crochet pattern. And remember tight crocheters, relax and let it loose when you crochet cause you'll definitely need it for this one.



Pattern

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Materials

-6.0mm and 6.5mm crochet hook
-6 (7) skeins of Lion Brand Heartland 
-tapestry needle                                                                                         

Gauge

Every 10.5 rows and 12 stitches equals 4 inches basket weave
HDC: 11 sts and 8 rows equals 4 “

Measurements

Body Panel S/M (25” length, 39” width), L/XL (26” length, 44.5” width)

Abbreviations

BPDC-back post double crochet
BLO-back loops only
ch-chain
dc-double crochet
FDC- foundationless double crochet
FPDC-front post double crochet
hdc-half double crochet
st-stich

sc-single crochet

Notes

If you are unfamiliar with the foundationless double crochet, chain in multiples of 8 + 8. Double crochet into the 4th ch from your hook and double crochet to the end of the row.
Beginning ch 2 counts as a half double crochet throughout. 
Do not crochet into the stitch, the beginning chains stem off from.

Body Panel

Start with your bigger hook.

Row 1: FDC 117, 133 (beginning ch 3 counts as a stitch bringing your st count to 110; total st counts: 118,134)

Row 2: ch2, *FPDC in the next 4 dc, BPDC in the next 4; repeat from * until you have 5 sts left, FPDC in the next 4, hdc in the turning ch

Row 3: ch2, *BPDC in the next 4 dc, FPDC in the next 4; repeat from * until you have 5 sts left, BPDC in the next 4, hdc in the turning ch

Row 4 and 5: repeat row 2 and 3

Row 6: ch2, *BPDC in the next 4 dc, FPDC in the next 4; repeat from * until you have 5 sts left, BPDC in the next 4, hdc in the turning ch

Row 7: ch2, *FPDC in the next 4 dc, BPDC in the next 4; repeat from * until you have 5 sts left, FPDC in the next 4, hdc in the turning ch

Row 8 and 9: repeat rows 6 and 7

Row 10-65 (69): Repeat rows 2-9


Fold over your panel from top to bottom. Mattress stitch up the sides as far as you would like your armholes. When mattress stitching, do so that each ‘4x4 box’ matches their corresponding section. Refer to picture below.

Attach your yarn on the bottom of your panel with the inside of your body facing away from you.


Collar

We’re going to work in continuous rounds. Place a stitch marker into the first stitch of the row. Use your smaller hook.

Row 1: ch 1, sc in the next 3 sts, hdc around 

Row 2: hdc around in BLO

Row 3-10: repeat row 2

Row 11: sc in the next 3 sts, sl st in the next st. We will end this row premature.


If you want more thickness to your collar, continue to crochet more rows.


Weave all your loose end.



Hoping that this textured cocoon was fun to crochet and I hope that I can see some of yours as well. Tag me on instagram so I can see your Pumpkin Spice Cocoon!



Happy crocheting!


XO, 

Laura



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