Sweet Princess Cocoon-ghan Crochet Pattern - FREE! (Uses Crocodile Stitch)

Sep 10, 2011
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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!

Materials List

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

Finished size: 22” x 11”

*this is an approximate and will vary based on individual crocheter’s tension.


Guage: 4 stitches x 1 row = 1 inch

The Pattern

see free pattern here: http://crochetbymonica.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474980226984

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on Sep 10, 2011 3:38 PM

Exciting news! I finally posted my latest crochet pattern. This one's an entirely new venture - what I call a cocoon-ghan. PLEASE help me keep my patterns free by (1) sharing this link now, (2) on the pattern page, clicking recommend, (3) joining my crochet group at http://crochetbymonica.gather.com/, and (4) doing the same for my other free patterns. I get paid for page views of the content on my crochet group so your frequent visits and activity in the group help me keep the patterns FREE!

on Sep 10, 2011 3:41 PM

Here's an alternate version of this pattern in a solid color.

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Anorton1980 wrote
on Sep 27, 2013 12:39 PM

I would love to have this pattern! The link no longer has it available. Does any one know where I can get my hands on this beautiful pattern. Thanks for the help,

on Sep 27, 2013 1:33 PM

This pattern is now available here:http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/home-decor/sweet-princess-cocoonghan-crocodile-st/69630

on Sep 27, 2013 1:33 PM

This pattern is now available here:http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/home-decor/sweet-princess-cocoonghan-crocodile-st/69630

on Sep 27, 2013 1:34 PM

This pattern is now available here: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/home-decor/sweet-princess-cocoonghan-crocodile-st/69630

Sonya D wrote
on Mar 25, 2014 2:37 PM

I have clicked on every link I have found on this pattern and no where can I find it for free!! I know the hard work that goes into a project. If you need a free pattern for whatever the reason, you have looked at hundreds & find just the right one, only to see it's not free is heartbreaking. Thank you