How to knit a cocoon for a newborn baby step by step
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How to knit a Cocoon for a Newborn Baby step by step

An adorable project, ideal for beginners, makes a great Christmas present or for your next baby shower emergency. In this tutorial we learn how to knit a Cocoon for newborn babies.

The pattern is knitted flat, from the top down, and the only techniques you need to know are how to knit and how to purl (no need to know how to bind off).

 

Cocoon knitting pattern for beginners

Starting at the edge in Stockinette stitch (it’s going to roll up a bit), we knit a 2 x 2 Rib edge, and then change to Stockinette stitch for some rows. To finish, we’ll decrease stitches in some rows, to shape the cone.

 

Newborn baby Cocoon knitting pattern for beginners

 

Materials

2 x 10 mm (15 US) knitting needles

125 gr of Merino Wool (Chunky: for 9 – 10 mm knitting needles) 

1 Button (2 cm diameter)

1 x Tapestry needle

1 x Measuring tape

1 x Scissors

 

Measurements

41 cm x 41 cm (16 x 16 in)

 

Gauge

10 stitches and 15 rows = 10 cm / 4 in

 

Abbreviations

CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

K: Knit

P: Purl 

WS: Wrong side

RS: Right side

k2tog: knit two stitches together

 

How to knit a Cocoon for a Newborn Baby, step by step

Every odd row forms the RS of the pattern.

CO 42 st.

Knit 4 rows in Stockinette stitch (knit every stitch in rows 1 and 3; purl every stitch in rows 2 and 4).

Knit 6 rows in 2 x 2 Rib: k1 (edge), *k2, p2*, k1 (edge).

Knit 38 rows in Stockinette stitch (knit every stitch in every odd row; purl every stitch in every even row).

 

Decreases

1º Row: K1 (edge) *k8, k2tog*. Repeat from * to *, ending with k1 (edge).

2º and every even Row: P across.

3º Row: K1 (edge) *k7, k2tog*. Repeat from * to *, ending with k1 (edge).

5º Row: K1 (edge) *k6, k2tog*. Repeat from * to *, ending with k1 (edge).

7º Row: K1 (edge) *k5, k2tog*. Repeat from * to *, ending with k1 (edge).

9º Row: K1 (edge) *k4, k2tog*. Repeat from * to *, ending with k1 (edge).

11º Row: K1 (edge) *k3, k2tog*. Repeat from * to *, ending with k1 (edge).

13º Row: K1 (edge) *k2, k2tog*. Repeat from * to *, ending with k1 (edge).

15º Row: K across.

17º Row: *k2tog* across.

 

Cut the yarn, leaving a 15 cm – 6 in tail, and pull it through every stitch using your yarning needle.

Join both sides until you’ve reached 15 – 6 in before the edge. Sew up the button (no buttonhole is needed since the stitches are big enough)

And…congrats! You’ve finished your cocoon 🙂

(Don’t forget to share your knitting work on Instagram or Twitter, and please mention me, so I can see them!).

 

Enjoy the video:

How to knit a Cocoon for a Newborn Baby

Happy Knitting and take a look here if you need more baby knitting patterns!!

xxx

Carolina – So Woolly

PS: Are you an experienced knitter? Would you love to knit sweaters? Take a look of this fantastic book!

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