I’m so excited to show you my latest favorite snuggly crochet cocoon sweater – this one is very beginner friendly and very easy for those that haven’t made a lot of crochet wearables.
The Crochet Cuddler Cocoon Sweater is very fuzzy, made with Lion Brand Yarn’s Homespun Thick & Quick yarn. This yarn yields a very warm, thick fabric perfect for winter crocheting. I wanted a slouchy fit and easy construction on this cocoon sweater with a sizing that would fit most folks.
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Of course you can adjust sizing if you’d like – on your rectangle piece just make more Chains for added length and more rows for added width. This may call for more or less yarn as well. Just to be safe, I recommend sticking to the sizing I’ve laid out, but feel free to experiment if you’re feeling adventurous!
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-Lion Brand Homespun Thick & Quick in Granite Stripes (4 balls)
-Size N/P 10 mm hook
-Large eye tapestry needle
-2 stitch markers
Abbreviations (US terms):
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)
t – turn
Skill Level: Level 2 Easy
-This cardigan is one size fits most. For reference, model is 5’5” tall, and wears a size Medium top.
-Pattern is worked with one large rectangle, sewn into the shape of the cocoon, then sleeves and border are added last.
8 Dc = 4”
6 Rows = 4”
Leaving a very long tail for seaming later, Ch 52, Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each st, Ch 2, turn (50)
Rows 2-35: Dc in each st, Ch 2, turn (50)
Row 36: Dc in each st, finish off leaving a very long tail for seaming
Fold your rectangle over lengthwise, so you have a very long, thin rectangle doubled over. Sew with a mattress or whip stitch up the short side, to create the side seam. Leave an armhole opening at the top (where the crochet is folded over) with a length of 4 in. or 18 stitches around.
Weave all ends.
*Note – sleeves are worked in joined rounds
Join yarn to the bottom of the armhole opening, Ch 2, Dc in the same st and each st around, sl st to the first st in the round to join, Ch 2
Rounds 2-5: Dc in each st, sl st to join, Ch 2
Round 6: Dc in each st, sl st to join
Round 7: Sl st in each st, finish off, weave ends
Repeat sleeve on the other side.
Place stitch markers at the hemline of the cardigan 10 rows apart, as pictured.
Join yarn to the bottom left side of the cardigan (or right side if your are left handed – see photo below), Ch 2, Dc in the same st and each st until you reach your other st marker, Ch 2, turn
Row 2: Dc in each st, Ch 2, turn
Row 3: 2 Dc in first st, Dc in each st, work 2 Dc in last st, continue to Dc in each st across the back hemline (unworked on the border so far), sl st to join, finish off and weave ends.
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