Newborn Cocoon

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Yarn: approx. 500 yards of dk weight yarn

Tools: 4.0mm crochet hook, tapestry needle

Skill Level: Intermediate

Gauge: 8 rows of 10FPdc = 2″x2″

Finished Measurements: Length-18″, Circumference-9″

Stitches: (ch)chain, (sl st)slip stitch, (dc)double crochet, (FPdc)front post double crochet, (BPdc)back post double crochet, (BPdc2tog)back post double crochet two together, (FPdc2tog)front post double crochet two together, (sc)single crochet, (sc2tog)single crochet two together, (sc3tog)single crochet three together

Ch.5, join w/sl st. in 1st ch. to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch.3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 9dc in ring, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (10 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch.3, *2FPdc in nxt dc **, dc in nxt dc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (15 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch.3, dc in same sp., *FPdc in nxt 2 FPdc **, 2dc in nxt dc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (20 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch.3, dc in nxt dc, *2FPdc in nxt 2 FPdc **, dc in nxt 2 dc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (30 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch.3, dc in nxt dc, *2FPdc in nxt FPdc, FPdc in nxt 2 FPdc, 2FPdc in nxt FPdc **, dc in nxt 2 dc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (40 dc)

Rnd 6: Ch.3, dc in nxt dc, *2FPdc in nxt FPdc, FPdc in nxt 4 FPdc, 2FPdc in nxt FPdc **, dc in nxt 2 dc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (50 dc)

Rnd 7: Ch.3, dc in nxt dc, *2FPdc in nxt FPdc, FPdc in nxt 6 FPdc, 2FPdc in nxt FPdc **, dc in nxt 2 dc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (60 dc)

Rnd 8: Ch.3, dc in nxt dc, *2FPdc in nxt FPdc, FPdc in nxt 8 FPdc, 2FPdc in nxt FPdc **, dc in nxt 2 dc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (70 dc)

Rnd 9: Ch.3, dc in nxt dc, *2FPdc in nxt FPdc, FPdc in nxt 10 FPdc, 2FPdc in nxt FPdc **, dc in nxt 2 dc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (80 dc)

Rnd 10: Ch.3, dc in nxt dc, *FPdc in nxt 14 FPdc **, dc in nxt 2 dc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (80 dc)

Rnd 11 through 50: Rep Rnd 10.  Do not finish off.

To work opening for head, the piece is now worked in Rows.

Row 1: Ch.3, dc in nxt dc, (FPdc in nxt 14 FPdc, dc in nxt 2dc) 4 times. (66 dc)

Row 2: Turn, ch.3, dc in nxt dc, BPdc in nxt 14 sts, dc in nxt 2 dc, BPdc in nxt 12 sts, BPdc2tog, dc in nxt 2 dc, BPdc2tog, BPdc in nxt 12 sts, dc in nxt 2 dc, BPdc in nxt 14 sts, dc in last 2 sts. (64 dc)

Row 3: Turn, ch.3, dc in nxt dc, FPdc in nxt 14 sts, dc in nxt 2 dc, FPdc in nxt 11 sts, FPdc2tog, dc in nxt 2 dc, FPdc2tog, FPdc in nxt 11 sts, dc in nxt 2 dc, FPdc in nxt 14 sts, dc in last 2 sts. (62 dc)

Row 4: Turn, ch.3, dc in nxt dc, BPdc in nxt 14 sts, dc in nxt 2 dc, BPdc in nxt 10 sts, BPdc2tog, dc in nxt 2 dc, BPdc2tog, BPdc in nxt 10 sts, dc in nxt 2 dc, BPdc in nxt 14 sts, dc in last 2 sts. (60 dc)

Row 5: Turn, ch.3, dc in nxt dc, FPdc in nxt 14 sts, dc in nxt 2 dc, FPdc in nxt 9 sts, FPdc2tog, dc in nxt 2 dc, FPdc2tog, FPdc in nxt 9 sts, dc in nxt 2 dc, FPdc in nxt 14 sts, dc in last 2 sts. (58 dc)

Row 6: Turn, ch.3, dc in nxt dc, BPdc in nxt 14 sts, dc in nxt 2 dc, BPdc in nxt 8 sts, BPdc2tog, dc in nxt 2 dc, BPdc2tog, BPdc in nxt 8 sts, dc in nxt 2 dc, BPdc in nxt 14 sts, dc in last 2 sts. (56 dc)

Row 7: Turn, ch.3, dc in nxt dc, FPdc in nxt 14 sts, dc in nxt 2 dc, FPdc in nxt 7 sts, FPdc2tog, dc in nxt 2 dc, FPdc2tog, FPdc in nxt 7 sts, dc in nxt 2 dc, FPdc in nxt 14 sts, dc in last 2 sts. (54 dc)

Row 8: Turn, ch.3, dc in nxt dc, BPdc in nxt 14 sts, dc in nxt 2 dc, BPdc in nxt 6 sts, BPdc2tog, dc in nxt 2 dc, BPdc2tog, BPdc in nxt 6 sts, dc in nxt 2 dc, BPdc in nxt 14 sts, dc in last 2 sts. (52 dc)

Row 9: Turn, ch.3, dc in nxt dc, FPdc in nxt 14 sts, dc in nxt 2 dc, FPdc in nxt 5 sts, FPdc2tog, dc in nxt 2 dc, FPdc2tog, FPdc in nxt 5 sts, dc in nxt 2 dc, FPdc in nxt 14 sts, dc in last 2 sts. (50 dc)

Row 10: Turn, ch.3, dc in nxt dc, BPdc in nxt 14 sts, dc in nxt 2 dc, BPdc in nxt 4 sts, BPdc2tog, dc in nxt 2 dc, BPdc2tog, BPdc in nxt 4 sts, dc in nxt 2 dc, BPdc in nxt 14 sts, dc in last 2 sts. (48 dc)

Row 11: Turn, ch.3, dc in nxt dc, FPdc in nxt 12 sts, FPdc2tog, dc in nxt 2 dc, FPdc in nxt 3 sts, FPdc2tog, dc in nxt 2 dc, FPdc2tog, FPdc in nxt 3 sts, dc in nxt 2 dc, FPdc2tog, FPdc in nxt 12 sts, dc in last 2 sts. (44 dc)

Row 12: Turn, ch.3, dc in nxt dc, BPdc in nxt 11 sts, BPdc2tog, dc in nxt 2 dc, BPdc in nxt 2 sts, BPdc2tog, dc in nxt 2 dc, BPdc2tog, BPdc in nxt 2 sts, dc in nxt 2 dc, BPdc2tog, BPdc in nxt 11 sts, dc in last 2 sts. (40 dc)

Row 13: Turn, ch.3, dc in nxt dc, FPdc in nxt 10 sts, FPdc2tog, dc in nxt 2 dc, FPdc in nxt st., FPdc2tog, dc in nxt 2 dc, FPdc2tog, FPdc in nxt st., dc in nxt 2 dc, FPdc2tog, FPdc in nxt 10 sts, dc in last 2 sts. (36 dc)

Row 14: Turn, ch.3, dc in nxt dc, BPdc in nxt 9 sts, BPdc2tog, dc in nxt 2 dc, BPdc2tog, dc2tog, BPdc2tog, dc in nxt 2 dc, BPdc2tog, BPdc in nxt 9 sts, dc in last 2 sts. (31 dc)

Row 15: Turn, ch.3, dc in nxt dc, FPdc in nxt 8 sts, FPdc2tog, dc2tog, FPdc3tog, dc2tog, FPdc2tog, FPdc in nxt 8 sts, dc in last 2 sts. (25 dc)

Row 16: Turn, ch.3, dc in nxt dc, BPdc in nxt 7 sts, BPdc2tog, dc in nxt st., sk nxt st., dc in nxt st., BPdc2tog, BPdc in nxt 7 sts, dc in last 2 sts. (22 dc)

Row 17: Turn, ch.3, dc in nxt dc, FPdc in nxt 4 sts, FPdc2tog twice, dc in nxt 2 sts., FPdc2tog twice, FPdc in nxt 4 sts, dc in last 2 sts. (18 dc)

Finishing

Fold Row 17 in half and seam together working a sl st. tblo of nxt 8 sts.  Finish off.

Head Opening Edging

Rnd 1: Join w/sl st. in side of 1st dc of Row 1, ch.1, 2sc in side of that 1st dc, 2sc in side of each Row until you’ve worked around back to the other end of Row 1, sc in remaining 14 sts (of Rnd 50), join w/sl st. in 1st sc.  (82 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch.1, (sc in nxt 10 sc, sc2tog twice) 2 times, sc in nxt 4 sc, sc2tog twice, sc in nxt 4 sc, (sc2tog twice, sc in nxt 10 sc) 2 times, sc in last 14 sc, join w/sl st. in 1st sc. (72 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch.1, (sc in nxt 10 sc, sc2tog twice) 2 times, sc2tog, (sc2tog twice, sc in nxt 10 sc) 2 times, sc in last 14 sc, join w/sl st. in 1st sc. (63 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch.1, sc in nxt 23 sc, sc3tog, sc in nxt 37 sc, join w/sl st. in 1st sc.  (61 sc)

Finish off.  Weave in all ends.

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