Baby's Frog Cocoon, Hat and Booties to Crochet

Jan 22, 2011
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Berta Gilholm

Introduction

This is a cute way to show off that new Grand Baby and the green theme is good for girl or boy.

Materials List

Materials:

(A) 1 skein - bright lime worsted weight yarn

(B) 1 skein - lime & white worsted weight boucle

1 small amount white worsted weight boucle (for inside of eyes)

1 small amount of black worsted weight  yarn (for eye slits)

Crochet hooks size I (10.5mm) and size H (10mm)

Tapestry needle to weave in ends and attach eyes

Stitch marker (use to mark each first stitch in each round)

Finished Size

Size: 6-12 months

Cocoon: size = 12 inches wide x 16 inches long.

Gauge

Unimportant.

Notes

Special abbreviations: (jwslst) join with sl st to first ch 2, (Dc decrease) 2 dc together in next st, (Sc decrease) 2 sc together in next stitch.

Stitches used : Chain - ch, Slip Stitch - slst, Single Crochet -sc, Double Crochet - dc.

The Pattern

Instructions:

Cocoon:
With I hook and (A): Chain 4, join with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 12 Dc inside the ring around, (jwslst) (12 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 Dc in each dc around, (jwslst) (24 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 Dc in same dc, * 1 Dc in next dc, 2 Dc in next dc, repeat from * around, (jwslst) (36 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 Dc in same dc, * 1 Dc in next 2 dc, 2 Dc in next dc, repeat from * around, (jwslst) (48 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, 2 Dc in same dc, * 1 Dc in next 3 dc, 2 Dc in next dc, repeat from * around, (jwslst) (60 dc)

Rnd 6: Ch 3,  * 2 Dc in next dc, 2 Dc in next dc, repeat from * around, (jwslst) (71 dc)
Rnd 7: Ch 3,  *2 Dc in next dc, 1 Dc in next 9 dc, repeat from * around, (jwslst) (80 dc)

Rnd 8 -10: Ch 3, Dc in each dc around, (jwslst)   Fasten off (A) join (B) (80 dc)
Rnds 11 - 22: With (B) Ch 3, Dc in each dc around, (jwslst) (80 dc)
Rnd 23: Ch 3, *(Dc decrease) in next 2 dc, Dc in next 18, dc, Repeat from * 3 times, Dc in next 3 dc , (jwslst) (76 dc)

Rnds 24 - 25: With (B) Ch 3, Dc in each dc around, (jwslst) (76 dc)

Rnd 26: Ch 3, *(Dc decrease) in next 2 dc, Dc in next 12, dc, Repeat from * 4 times,  Dc in next 5 dc, (jwslst) (71 dc)
Rnd 27 - 28: Ch 3, Dc in each dc around, (jwslst) (71 dc)
Border Row:  Ch 1, sc in same st, *dc in next st, sc in next st, Repeat from * around.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Hat: size 7 ½ inches wide x 6 inches high

With H hook and (A) Make a magic circle,

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in circle, join in first sc with a slst and mark

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around, join in first sc with a slst and mark (12 sc )

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next, repeat from (*) around, , join in first sc with a slst and mark, (18 sc)

Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc, repeat* around, join in first sc with a slst and mark (24 sc)

Rnd 5: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc, repeat* around, join in first sc with a slst and mark (30 sc)

Rnd 6: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 4 sc, * repeat around, join in first sc with a slst and mark (36 sc)

Rnd 7: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 5 sc, * repeat around, join in first sc with a slst and mark (42 sc)

Rnd 8: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 6 sc, * repeat around, join in first sc with a slst and mark (48 sc)

Rnd 9: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 7 sc, * repeat around, join in first sc with a slst and mark (54 sc)

Rnd 10-12: Sc in each sc around, join in first sc with a slst and mark, (54 sc)  Fasten off (A) and join (B)

Rnd 13 - 25: With (B) Sc in each sc around, join in first sc with a slst and mark (54 sc) Fasten off (B) and weave in ends.
Eyes (make 2)

With (A) Make magic ring,

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in ring, join in first sc with a slst and mark

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join in first sc with a slst and mark (12 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next, repeat *around, join in first sc with a slst and mark (18 sc)

Rnd 4 - 5: Ch 1, Sc in each sc around, join in first sc with a slst and mark, Fasten off at rnd 5 leaving a 10 inch tail

Inner eye: Turn lime circle inside-out, working in second row from outer edge, join white boucle in one of that rounds sc with a slst,

Rnd 1: Sc in same stitch and in each sc around that row, join in first sc with a slst (18 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, *Sc in first 4 sc, sc2tg (decrease made), repeat * one more time, sc in next 4 sc, join in first sc with a slst

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *Sc in first 2 sc, sc2tg (decrease made), repeat * three more times, sc2tg in last 2 sc, join in first sc with a slst

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *Sc2tg in next 2 sc (decrease made), repeat * 4 more times, join in first sc with a slst

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *Sc2tg  until you reach first sc, join in first sc with a slst and fasten off leaving 4 inch tail, weave tail into center circle, sewing to a few of the lime stitches in the center of eye. Turn eye right lime side out, white will be inside.

Finishing Eyes: Take a 12 inch piece of black and sew an eye slit to inside white area. Thread the 10 inch lime tail into yarn needle, catching each outside row lime sc‘s, sew the tail in and out of the outside sc’s all the way around, pull and tighten  to partially close the eye, knot, fasten off and trim.

Sew eyes to top lime area of hat slightly apart using lime yarn. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Booties:

Cuff: ( Working into back loop only of each st on cuff)

With (A)  Ch 16,

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch to end of ch, Turn, 15 sts,

R ow 2: Ch 1, Work 1 sc in each st to end of row, Turn,

Rep last row until work from beg measures 6 ¼ ins [16 cm] when slightly stretched,

Do not, fasten off.

Edging:

R ow 1: Ch 1, Work 23 sc evenly across long edge of cuff, Fasten off (A) Join (B) Turn,

R ow 2: With (B), Ch 1, Work 1 sc in each sc to end of row, Fasten off,

Instep: Working other end of cuff

R ow 1:  With RS of work facing, miss first 7 sts, Join (B) with sl st to next sc, Ch 1, 1 sc

in same sp, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, Turn, 9 sc,

Row 2 - 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in each sc to end of row, Turn,

R ow 5: Ch 1, Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, Sc2tog, Turn,

R ow 6: Ch 1, Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, Sc2tog, Fasten off,

Around outside of foot:

Sew center back seam. With RS of work facing, join (B) with sl st at center back, Ch 1, 1 sc in each

of next 7 sc, Work 5 sc down side of instep, 3 sc in corner sc, 3 sc across end of instep, 3 sc in

corner sc, Work 5 sc along other side of instep, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc, Join with sl st to first st,

33 sc,

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, Join with sl st to first st,

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, Fasten off (B) Join (A) with sl st to first sc,

Sole area:

Rnd 3: With (B) Ch 1, Working in back loops only, work 1 sc in each st around, Join with

sl st to first sc,

Rnd: Ch 1, Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of next 12 scs, Sc2tog, 1 sc in next sc, Sc2tog, 1 sc in each

of next 12 sc, Sc2tog, Join with sl st to first sc,

Rnd: Ch 1, Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of next 10 scs, Sc2tog, 1 sc in next sc, Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of

next 10 sc, Sc2tog, Join with sl st to first st,

Next rnd: Ch 1, Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, Sc2tog, 1 sc in next st, Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of

next 8 sc, Sc2tog, Join with sl st to first st, Fasten off. Join center foot seam.


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Comments

on Jan 24, 2011 4:09 PM

That is very cute!

on Jan 25, 2011 7:57 PM

cannot wait to make this for the newest baby in our family. the shower is this weekend and should be able to complete this wonderful pattern for him. thank you for posting it.

Birdie Gee wrote
on Jan 27, 2011 6:07 AM

I made this in November for my Great Grand baby due in February, she came early. Her name is "Eirlys", Irish for Snowflake. My Grand Daughter will be sending a pic. She will be posting it on her blog at  "Cricket's Chirp". Hope everyone enjoys the pattern and thanks for the comments, Berta G

on Feb 3, 2011 11:33 AM

That  is about the cutest thing I have ever seen!  Really super job and very creative!!!

on Feb 3, 2011 11:33 AM

That  is about the cutest thing I have ever seen!  Really super joband very creative!!!

mdancer wrote
on Feb 5, 2011 10:25 AM

Really cute set but can you clarify Row 6 of the Cocoon?? It reads"  2 Dc in next 4 dc, 2 Dc in next dc. " To me this reads as if I'm to do 2dc in each ch around and I know that isn't correct.

SOLANGE wrote
on Mar 14, 2011 9:31 AM

it's very pretty and i just love the colour!!! Well done

Starielle wrote
on Mar 17, 2011 1:04 PM

This is really really cute! Congratulations on your new little great granddaughter. I love her name!

bkendall wrote
on Mar 20, 2011 10:54 PM

it's a beautiful baby set....but I had a problem with Row 6 as well...ended up with wayyyyyy too many stitches....alot more than 71 ???  What should it have read??? HELP!!!

AuntieQ18 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 7:34 AM

I had the same question as mdancer and do not know how to get to your responses.

I tried this type of pattern for a cocoon and ended up with 10 times the number of stitches as called for. (I have a large flouncy doily now!)

Thanks for your help.

Michele

katydid1955 wrote
on Apr 28, 2011 10:27 PM

I have a problem with Row 6 on cocoon also can you please clarify for me ? I ended up with about 160 stiches by row 11.

countrygal59 wrote
on Apr 30, 2011 1:00 PM

How adorable.  My daughter collects frogs, so I am going to make this in hopes that one day in the not too distant future I will have a grandbaby.  She is currently engaged and has talked about kids.

countrygal59 wrote
on Apr 30, 2011 1:25 PM

I see comments about problems with row 6.  My guess is that it should read as follows:

Rnd 6: Ch 2,  Dc in same dc, * 1 Dc in next 4 dc, 2 Dc in next dc, repeat from * around, (jwslst) (71 dc)

 

I arrived at this by noting that there's an increase of 12 stitches between row 4 and 5, and an increase of 11 stitches between row 5 and 6, row 5 has 60 stitches and I divided that by 5, the number of stitches in each group of *1 dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc*, which gives me 12, so I changed the first *2 dc in same dc* to leave off the 2 and I think that will get an increase of 11 stitches for that row.

 

Hopefully this works. 

katydid1955 wrote
on Apr 30, 2011 8:27 PM

Thank you countrygal59 that worked perfectly. Thank you again I am making this for my first grandchild to be born the middle of Aug.!

countrygal59 wrote
on May 1, 2011 12:34 AM

You're welcome katydid1955.  Congratulations on the pending arrival of your first grandchild.  I hope the others who were having a problem also see this so they can finish their projects.  It's so adorable.

Patricia_B wrote
on May 23, 2011 7:44 AM

Surely 16 inches isn't long enough for a cocoon ? llooks cute though !

Birdie Gee wrote
on Jun 24, 2011 8:31 AM

I have corrected the pattern, sickness forced me out for a while and I apologize for the inconvenience. I added a 4 and it didn't belong. Also the rows begin with ch 3's, not 2's and these are correct.