Monica Kennedy, Crochet by Monica Kennedy
With recently falling in love with cocoons and the crocodile stitch, I thought nothing could be better than combining the two in one pattern. I did not simply want to stop with the last row of crocodile stitches and thought how pretty it could be to have an afghan-like topper that would beautifully crown the baby’s head. This pattern is not for the new crocheter. There is a great free tutorial video on the crocodile stitch which I highly recommend from Art of Crochet by Teresa (love her videos). If you are not familiar with cocoons, they are kind of like making a toboggan, and are designed to snuggle the body of the baby. This pattern is light and lacy, so to keep the baby extra warm you may want to swaddle her first in a receiving blanket, then slide on the cocoon-ghan to help keep the baby swaddled and make her look like a sweet princess!
COLOR A: 1 ¼ skeins* Bernat Baby Coordinates 48512 Sherbet
COLOR B: ¼ skein Bernat Baby Coordinates 48005 White
Hook: 8.00 mm / L US
Finished size: 22” x 11”
*this is an approximate and will vary based on individual crocheter’s tension.
Gauge: 4 stitches x 1 row = 1 inch
see free pattern here: http://crochetbymonica.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474980226984