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Sunshine and Shells Baby Cocoon & Hat Set-Free Pattern

Sunshine and Shells Baby Cocoon & Hat Set-Free Pattern

Happy Tuesday! Finally, I got this pattern together to add to my FREE PATTERN library!  Super sweet and soft, these baby cocoons will swaddle a baby perfectly!  I hope you enjoy this pattern!

Sunshine and Shells Baby Cocoon & Hat Set

Sunshine and Shells Cocoon and Hat Set..

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Size:                      Newborn-3 Months

Materials:            Red Heart Soft Baby Steps Yarn- 2 Skeins, 5 oz each or any soft worsted weight yarn desired.     

                              Crochet Hook, Size H or hook to obtain proper gauge

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Abbreviations:                       Ch-Chain              Sc-Single Crochet            Dc-Double Crochet          St-Stitch


Beginning Shell Pattern:      Ch 3, Skip 2 Sts, 5 Dc in next St, Skip next 2 Sts.

Shell Pattern:                         Dc in St, Skip 2 Sts, 5 Dc in next st, Skip next 2 Sts.

Gauge:                                     3”x 3” Shell Pattern Swatch = 2 Shell repeats x 5 Rows.


Note: Pattern is worked in the round and all joining stitches are joined to the beginning stitch.


Cocoon 24” x 18”

Make a Magic Ring.

Row 1: Ch 2 (Does not count as a stitch now and throughout), 12 Dc in Magic Ring, Join to beginning Dc. Pull Tail to tighten ring. = 12 Dc

Row 2: Ch 2, 2 Dc in each St around, Join to beginning. = 24 Dc

Row 3:  Ch 2, *2 Dc in first St, 1 Dc in next St*, Repeat **around, Join. = 36 Dc.

Row 4: Ch 2, *2 Dc in first St, 1 Dc in next 2 Sts*, Repeat ** around, Join. = 48 Dc

Row 5: Ch 2, *2 Dc in first St, 1 Dc in next 3 Sts*, Repeat ** around, Join. = 60 Dc

Row 6: Ch 2, *2 Dc in first St, 1 Dc in next 4 Sts *, Repeat ** around, Join. = 72 Dc

Row 7: Ch 2, * 2 Dc in first St, 1 Dc in next 5 Sts*, Repeat ** around, Join. = 84 Dc

Row 8: Chain 3 (Counts as 1st Dc now and  throughout), Skip next 2 Sts, 5 Dc in next St, Skip next 2 Sts (Beginning Shell Pattern made), *Dc in next St, Skip next 2 Sts, 5 Dc in next St, Skip next 2 Sts* Shell Pattern Made, Repeat** 13 times. Join to the top of Ch 3. = 14 Shell Pattern Repeats (including Beginning Shell Pattern).

Rows 9 – 31: Repeat row 8.

Row 32-33:  Ch 1 Sc around = 84 Sc

Row 34: Ch 1, *Sc in 4 Sts, Ch 3, Sc in same St (Picot Made)* Repeat Around, Join. Finish Off and Weave in ends  = 21 Picot



Hat   13” Circumference

Make Magic Ring

Row 1: Ch 1,  Sc 8 in Ring. Join. = 8 Sc

Row 2: Ch1, Sc in 1st St,* 3 Dc in next St, Sc in next St*. Repeat ** around, Join. = 4 sc, 4 Dc Clusters.

Row 3: Ch 3, Skip St, 5 Dc in next St, Skip St (Beginning Shell Pattern Made),* Dc in next St, Skip St, 5 Dc in next St, Skip St ( Shell Pattern Made)*, Repeat ** around, Join. = 4 Shell Pattern Repeats.

Row 4: Ch 3,  Skip 1 St,* 3 Dc in next  St, 1 Dc in next St, 3 Dc in next  St, Skip St ◊, Dc in next  St, Skip St*. Repeat ** around 4 times ending at ◊, Join. = 4 Repeats.

Row 5: Ch 3, Skip St,*5 Dc in next St, Skip St, Dc in next St, Skip St*, Repeat ** around, Join. = 8 Shell Pattern Repeats.

Row 6: Ch 3,* Skip 2 Sts, 5 Dc in next St, Skip 2 Sts, Dc in next St* Repeat Around, Join. = 8 Shell Pattern Repeats

7.-9: Repeat Row 6

Row 10: Ch 1, Sc in each st around, Join.

Row 11: Ch 1 Turn, Sc in each around, Join. (This is the only round you turn)

Row 12: Ch 1, Reverse Sc in each St around, Join. Finish off and weave in ends.

Congratulations… You now have a beautiful Sunshine and Shells Cocoon Set!!

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Happy Crocheting!!



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Twisted Stitches Coffee Cozy…

Twisted Stitches Coffee Cozy…


This pattern is one of my favorites… a Coffee Cozy…  Yes, it is cute… But- Even better- they really do keep my coffee warmer longer…


Twisted Stitches Coffee Cozy- Free Pattern



By Beatrice Ryan Designs



Worsted Weight Yarn, 50 Yards Approximately

Crochet Hook, H


Yarn Needle

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Magic Ring- Great Tutorial at Petals to Picots Click here to check it out!

Single Crochet-SC,     Triple Crochet-TRC,   Slip Stitch Sl St,      Chain-Ch,      Stitch- St,      Skip-Sk



Make Magic Ring, Ch 1, SC 8 in Ring, Join to beginning with Sl St. tighten ring. =8 Sc

Working in the round.

Row 1- Ch 1, 2 Sc in 1st St and in each around. Join to beginning with Sl St. =16 Sc

Row 2- Ch 1, *2 Sc in St, Sc in next Sts.* Repeat around, Join. =24 Sc

Row 3- Ch 1, *2 Sc in St, Sc in next 2 Sts.* Repeat around, Join. = 32 Sc

Row 4- Ch 1, Sc in back loop of each Sc around, Join. = 32 Sc

Working Across Rows

Row 5- Ch 1, Sc in next 30 Sts (Leaving 2 unworked), Do not join. Ch 1, Turn. =30 Sc

Row 6-8; Sc Across, Ch 1, Turn. = 30 Sc in each row.

Row 9- Ch 3, Sk next St, *TRC in next st, TRC in Previous Sk St (Creating an X), Sk next unworked St*, Repeat 13 Times, DC in Last St. = 13 TRC X Sts and 2 DC(including Ch 3).

Row 10-14; Ch 1, Turn. Sc across in each St. = 30 Sc

Row 15-Ch 1, Sc evenly down edge of row and across to the top of the other side. Sc across top of cozy to last sc, 3 Sc in last Sc. Ch 14, Join with Sl St to base of 3 Sc (Forming a loop). Fasten off, Weave ends in.

Attach Button to opposite corner from loop using same color yarn.


*To make a larger mug cozy add an additional row working in the round after row 3, increasing 6 Sc evenly around. Add an additional Row at the top of cozy . = 16 rows

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Spring is on its way, and a little sunshine will be nice.  I completed my next pattern over the weekend and made two sample sets… I am hoping I got all the little quirks worked out and I will be posting the free pattern later this week for these cute little baby Cocoon & Hat Sets.  I tossed around the thought of what to call the pattern and since the sweet little yellow one was the first one completed, I decided to call them Shells & Sunshine Cocoon and Hat Set !


I will be carefully going over the pattern a couple more times to make sure it works before I post it.  The pattern is simple and works up  quickly.  The set could be made up in just a few hours if you had a baby shower to go too!  The set is for newborn – 3 months.


These 2 sets will be delivered as usual to Alpine Originals to put up for sale.  Like I was saying last post, they are participating later this month in the our city’s Art Walk… The display they have this month is focusing on artists with children’s items.  So… I have been working at record speed to make several items that fit in that category!



Shells & Sunshine Cocoon & Hat Sets



A little bit of sunshine for a sweet baby…



A closer look at the stitch pattern


Don’t forget to check back later this week for the Free Pattern for this set… I hope you love it and I would love to hear from you when you make it!


So here is to Spring and Sunshine… And Celebrating National Crochet Month!



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