I feel like I’ve been waiting forever to make some fall appropriate garments. Don’t get me wrong – I enjoy summer crocheting but I think we all can agree that fall & winter are where it’s at when it comes to crocheting. There’s nothing better than wrapping up in a cozy sweater you made, right?
The Marni Cocoon is a 100% beginner friendly crochet garment. Seriously – it’s a simple rectangle that you seam together in a special way and add a ribbed border to. Doesn’t get much easier than that! It’s a perfect piece to throw on over a tshirt and jeans or even dress it up with a fall dress. The options are endless. One thing is for sure – you’ll want to wear it over and over again.
I made the sample with Swish from Wecrochet in Indigo Heather. This worsted weight yarn is 100% fine superwash merino. It comes in a ton of gorgeous colors, ranging from classic neutrals to brighter shades. It’s such a wonder fibre to use for your crochet garments.
Keep scrolling for the free pattern below. You can also find an ad free pdf on Ravelry.
Skill Level Intermediate
Hooks I/5.5 mm crochet hook
Yarn WeCrochet Swish Worsted, 100% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 110 yards each, 8 (9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13, 13, 14) balls
Other Darning needle, scissors
Gauge 14 sts x 9 rows, alternating rows of dc and sc = 4”
sc single crochet
fsc foundation single crochet
dc double crochet
blo back loops only
rs right side
ws wrong side
* * repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed
•Pattern is written in size XS with changes for sizes S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, and 5X following in parentheses.
•Finished bust measurements are 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)”
•Cocoon will be slightly oversized
•Ch 1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a st.
•Ch 3 at the beginning of a row counts as a dc
•Stitch counts are indicated in < > where there is a change.
Row 1 (ws): Fsc 116 (128, 143,158,170, 185, 200, 212, 227), turn. <116, 128, 143,158,170, 185, 200, 212, 227> sc
Row 2 (rs): Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk 1, dc 2*, repeat from * to * across, turn. <40, 44, 49, 54, 58, 63, 68, 72, 77> dc
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in every st and ch sp across, turn. <116, 128, 143,158,170, 185, 200, 212, 227 > sc
Rows 4 – 73: Repeat rows 2 – 3.
Additional repeats may be added here to lengthen your piece, but be sure to end on a row 3 repeat.
Lay your piece flat in front in of you, with the rs facing up, as in photo A on below. Then, fold in the corners as shown in photo B. Using your darning needle, seam together beginning where the two corners touch. Leave the last 7.5” unseamed to create your armhole. Repeat on opposite side.
Attach yarn at the top center back, and ch 10.
Row 1: Sc blo in the 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, slst in next 2 tks sts, ch 1, turn. <9 sc>
Row 2: Sk 2 slst, sc blo across, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc blo 9, slst in next 2 tks sts, ch 1, turn.
Repeat rows 2 – 3 around the entire opening, then join last row of ribbing to first row with 9 slst. Fasten off and weave in ends. Steam block if desired.
Before you go…
You are welcome to sell finished items created with this pattern. I only ask that you credit Hooked Hazel with the original design. Do not use my photos to sell finished products. Do not copy, alter, or distribute this pattern.
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