Crochet baby cocoon Free pattern

Crochet baby cocoon free pattern

Crochet baby cocoon is such a cute and beautiful way of keeping the little ones warm and cozy.

It was so much fun making this crochet cocoon for my baby and he absolutely loves it. He has outgrown this crochet cocoon now; I am hoping to make him another one hopefully very soon.

This baby cocoon pattern is actually the second made especially for my baby. The first is this beautiful fluffy baby sleeping bag.

I love that this crochet cocoon can also double as a baby stroller blanket. I have added buttons to make the conversion much easier.

Not only would the added buttons make the conversion easier, but it’s also super helpful when changing a baby’s diapers or pants during naps or sleeps. You just undo a few buttons and untie the knot!

The crochet cocoon is a free pattern here on the blog. You can get the ad-free pattern on Ravelry or Etsy.

Tim’s crochet baby cocoon pattern on Ravelry

Materials needed for this easy baby crochet cocoon pattern

Yarn – Stylecraft Special DK, #3 lightweight (100% Acrylic 322 yards/295m per 3.5 oz/100g skein)

Sample made using Dark Grey (A) and light Grey (B)

Estimated Total Yardage – 780 yards

Hook – 4 mm Crochet Hook

Buttons – 8 pieces (10 mm each)

Gauge – 16 sts over 12 rows = 10 cm square/4” made in hdc

Difficulty – Easy

Terms – US Terminology

Crochet Baby Cocoon Pattern Notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
  2. Any #3 weight can be used in colors of your choice.
  3. If using another weight of yarn, use the measurement provided as a guide.
  4. Chains at the beginning of the rows do not count as a stitch.

Stitches Abbreviations

Chain – ch

Double crochet – dc

Single crochet – sc

Stitch – st

Front post hdc – FPhdc

Back post hdc – BPhdc

Special Stitch

V stitch = (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated stitch.

The Finished Dimension of Tim’s Crochet Baby Cocoon – 30” by 40”


This cocoon is worked in rows, with no sewing required.

Adjustments for your baby crochet cocoon

You can increase or reduce the length/dimensions of your cocoon by simply increasing or decreasing your starting chains or repeats.

Since you love this baby crochet cocoon, you should also check out the following baby projects here on the blog.

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Easy crochet baby cardigan pattern

Instruction for baby crochet cocoon pattern

Chain 119

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd chain from hook and in each ch across, turn. 117 hdc

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in first st, *FPhdc around next st, BPhdc around next st, rep from * to last 2 sts, FPhdc around next st hdc in last st, turn. 58 FPhdc, 57 BPhdc, 2 hdc

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in first st, *BPhdc around next st, FPhdc around next st, rep from * to last 2 sts, BPhdc around next st hdc in last st, turn. 58 BPhdc, 57 FPhdc, 2 hdc

Rows 4 – 7: Repeat Rows 2 – 3

Row 8: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn. 117 dc

Row 9: Ch 3 (counts as a stitch here and throughout), *V st in next st, skip next 2 sts, rep from * to last 2 sts, skip next st, dc in last st, turn. 38 V st, 2 dc

Row 10: Ch 3, V st in each ch 1 sp across, dc in last st, turn. 38 V st, 2 dc

Rows 11 – 30: Rep Row 10

Fasten off A, join B

Rows 31 – 40: With B, Rep Row 10

Fasten off B, join A

Rows 41 – 51: With A, Rep Row 10

Do not fasten off


Crocheting down the side/edges of the panel

Row 1: With A, ch 1, 2 sc in each st/edge across. 102 sc

Buttonholes – Join yarn with a sl st to the edge of the other side

Fasten off

Repeat row 1 of edging.

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn. 102 hdc

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in first st, *ch 2, skip next 2 sts, hdc in next 8 sts, rep from * to the last st, hdc in last st, turn.   10 ch sp

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in first st, *2 hdc in ch sp, hdc in next 8 sts, rep from * to last st, hdc in last st.

Fasten off

Sew buttons on the corresponding side of the panel.


With B, chain 150

Weave in ends, and fasten off.

Weave the rope through the last V stitches of the main panel.

Optional – secure the rope on either side with a tassel.

How to use your crochet baby cocoon

Button up and use it as a baby cocoon.

Unbutton and use this piece as a stroller blanket.

You can also use these pieces as a comforter!

Fasten the rope to secure the lower end of the cocoon.

I hope you have fun making your own version of Tim’s cocoon. Kindly tag me as I would love to see your beautiful crochet baby cocoon

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