Thursday, March 12, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern: Cabled Baby Cocoon

I saw this beautiful cable pattern from my and fell in love.  It is one of the most beautiful crochet cable patterns I have ever seen.

My favorite part of it is the thick cable.  And as soon as I saw it, I started thinking what I could make with it.  This baby cocoon is what I came up with.

Making the first cable is tricky but once you get it down, it's really easy to work up.  There are detailed pictures for this cable at my  You can reference these pictures while you are making this cocoon, just make sure you are looking at the pictures that are for the large cable, not the smaller one or the bobbles.

Materials needed:
• U.S. H/8- 5.0 MM crochet hook
• Worsted weight yarn (one that's on the thinner side)- used here: 4 skeins of Willow Meadow in Cream
• Tapestry needle for sewing in the ends 
• Stitch marker to make rounds, if desired

• ch= chain
• sc= single crochet
• dc= double crochet
• fpdc= front post double crochet
• bpdc= back post double crochet
• sl st= slip stitch

Finished size:
• Flat measurement- 8.5" across and 20" long (cable portion measures 15" and folding top measures 5")

1: MR, ch 2 (does not count as dc), 12 dc in the ring, join with sl st to the first dc.  Pull ring closed (12 dc).

2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch around, join with sl st to the first dc (24 dc).

3: Ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch around, join with sl st to the first dc (48 dc).

4: Ch 2, *(2 dc, dc)*.  Repeat from * to *around, join with sl st to the first dc (72 dc).

5: Ch 2, dc in the first stitch and in the next 34 stitches, 6 dc in the next stitch, 6 dc in the next stitch, dc in 35 stitches, join with sl st to the first dc.

6: Ch 2, dc in the first 29 stitches, fpdc in the next 24 stitches, dc in the next 29 stitches, join with sl st to the first dc.

7: Ch 2, 29 dc, *6 fpdc, ch 2, make 1 fpdc over the last stitch, then turn and work 5 bpdc.  Turn, ch 2, 6 fpdc, ch 2, work 1 sl st in space of ch 2, work 1 sl st in last fpdc below*.  Repeat from * to * 3 more times, 29 dc, join with sl st to the first dc.

8: Ch 2, 29 dc, skip first 6 stitches of cable, 6 fpdc over next 6- this is the 2nd part of the cable, push the 1st part of the cable to the back, sl st into the first st, ch 2, now work 6 fpdc over the first part of the cable.  Skip the next 6 stitches of the cable- this is the 3rd part of the cable, 6 fpdc over the next 6- this is the 4th part of the cable.  Bring the 3rd part of the cable to the front, over the 4th part, sl st into the 1st stitch of the last part of the cable, ch 2, 6 fpdc over the last 6 stitches, 29 dc, join with sl st to the first dc.

9-12:  Ch 2, 29 dc, 24 fpdc, 29 dc, join with sl st to the first dc.

13-18: Repeat 7-12

19-24: Repeat 7-12

25-30: Repeat 7-12

31-36: Repeat 7-12 (if you want a shorter or longer cocoon, you could do less repeats here or keep repeating here until you reach the length you are looking for)

37-40: Repeat 7-10

41: Ch 2, 29 dc, 24 sl st, 29 dc, join with sl st to the first dc, bind off and weave in ends.

42:  Join with sl st to the 2nd dc to the left of the cable, ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in the next stitch and the next 54 stitches.

43: Ch 2 (counts as dc), turn, dc in the next stitch and the next 54 stitches.

44-51: Repeat 43

52: Sl st in each. Bind off and weave in ends.

Front & Back-

Cable up close-

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  1. LOVE this! Thank you for sharing your awesome talent! I've tried printing this as you state but it won't allow the function. What am I doing wrong?

    1. Hi Betty- SO glad that you love this pattern! To get a print friendly version of this post, click on and view the actual post (not from the homepage), then scroll down to the bottom and right by the social media buttons is a Print Friendly button. Click this and you will be able to print easily from here.

  2. Tyvm for sharing. The cable is fabulous.

  3. Approximately how many grams/yards of yarn do you use for this pattern?

    1. Hi Anna,

      The yarn that I used (Willow Meadow) is 50 grams per ball and has 115 yards per ball. I used almost the entire 4 balls but had a little of the last ball left over. So, I would purchase 200 grams of yarn for this, as long as you are meeting my gauge. Let me know if you have any other questions.


  4. Thank you so much for your pattern. I made this with Deborah Norville's Everyday yarn, it turns it beautifully!

    1. I am so glad that you like the pattern! I'd love to see a picture of your cocoon that you made! You could share it on my Facebook page or tag me on Instagram!

  5. I absolutely love this... I have been looking for months for the "perfect gift" and this is it �� Thank you SOOOO much for sharing your design with us!!


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