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This cute baby cocoon is really easy to knit and makes a fabulous gift or newborn photography prop.
You need one pair of 6mm circular needles and 100g of any chunky yarn which is compatible with this size of needle. The cocoon shown in the photograph was made with James C Brett Marble Chunky yarn.
This knitted cocoon is featured in the knitting pattern collection 28 Newborn Hats and Photo Props.
Cocoon Knitting Pattern
On 6mm circular needles (I like to use 40cm ones) cast on 60 stitches.
Join to knit in the round and place marker if desired.
Knit 6 rows in garter stitch – on circular needles, this is knit 1 row, purl 1 row.
Then knit stitch every row in the round (stocking stitch) , until piece measures 40cm from your knitting needle.
Decrease as follows
(Knit 3, knit 2 together) to end of round
Knit next round
(Knit 2, knit 2 together) to end of round
Knit next round
(Knit 1, knit 2 together) to end of row
Cut yarn and thread through the remaining stitches, gather up and secure and weave in the ends.
Using a needle, thread one or two pieces of yarn 80cm long through the bottom row of the garter stitch brim. These are used to tie a bow around the neck area. You could also use ribbon or lace.
If you would like to see some more newborn cocoon knitting patterns please check out these great designs on Etsy.
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