Silk Baby Crochet Cocoon Tutorial - Darn Good Yarn

Silk Baby Crochet Cocoon Tutorial

Written by Kate Curry

Who doesn’t love to swaddle a baby in a snuggly little cocoon like a little caterpillar?! Wrap your precious little baby in a handmade silk cocoon that you made yourself! 


5.5 mm crochet hook
4.5 mm crochet hook
3 skeins of Silk Roving Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Start With Love!


Length: 17 inches 
Width: 9 inches


CO: Cast on
MC: Magic Circle
CH(s): Chain(s) 
DC: Double crochet 
SLST: Slip stitch
ST(S): Stitch(es)
INC: Increase
SK: Skip
BLOSC: Back Loop Only Single Crochet
BLO: Back loop only

Let’s Go!

Round 1: CO and make a MC, CH 3, and make 12 DC into the circle. SLST closed
Round 2: DC into every CH (12)
Round 3:INC by putting 2 DC in each ST (24)
Round 4:DC in each CH (24)
Round 5: INC by putting 2 DC in each ST (48)
Round 6-9: DC in each CH (48)
Round 10: INC by putting 2 DC in the next ST, and a single DC in the next 2 STS. Repeat for the row. (64)
Round 11-30: DC in each CH (64) SLST the ends together.
Round 31: CH 10
Round 32: Using your 4.5 mm crochet hook, SK the 1st CH and BLOSC into each CH down the line. At the end of the row, anchor your row by SLST into the 2 SC of the main body of the cocoon.

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Round 33:Turn your piece so that you will be working up. SK the 2 SLST you made and BLOSC up the row. At the end of the CH, CH 1 and rotate. Before you start to BLOSC down the row, skip the first CH. 

Repeat rows 32 and 33 around the whole body of the cocoon. 

Turn the cocoon inside out and SLST using the BLO. BO when finished. 

On a dark wooden table, a baby cocoon made from mint green, periwinkle, and pastel pink is laying. A hang is holding open the opening where you would slide the baby into the cocoon

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Kate has been on the Darn Good Yarn team since 2018.

They have their degree in Creative Art Therapy & Psychology - and like crafting and animals a little too much.