Baby Cocoon

I haven’t been doing too much crochet recently, but while going through my yarn I found 2 skeins of Brown Sheep worsted weight Lanaloft wool in purple iris. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it….Make a baby cocoon for my little Thumper due in December.

I just did it free hand, no pattern.  Something I haven’t done in a very long time.

Here is the end result…

My friend Honor bought these buttons in Scotland and gifted them to me a several years ago. I think they are a perfect fit!

This really is a beautiful color way, I wish they were still making it.

I have some other Brown Sheep yarn that I bought at the same time I got this yarn 3 years ago.  It is a blue variegated Lambs Pride wool and mohair blend.  It is oh so soft!  I’m really lucky that the color way, Blue Skyways, is still in production, since I really needed another skein to make another cocoon for Thumper.  Luckily my local yarn shop carries it and a friend was there on Saturday and called to see if I wanted some.  :)  So I’ll be starting the other cocoon shortly, and I should have enough for a hat since the Lambs Pride skeins are bigger than the Lanaloft ones. 
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5 Responses to Baby Cocoon

  1. Lovely Light says:

    Hi there- I stumbled on your blog and am a new follower. Please, please post the pattern! I really want to make on for my niece due in December. I hope you have time to follow my life in South Africa by http://withoutcomplexities.blogspot.comI hope you have a great week!

  2. Ruth McKinley says:

    This baby cocoon is just precious. It caught my eye because it looks like camo. Since our family are hunters and I’m sure our little great grandson born next Feb. will grow up to be one, I’m going to try my luck at doing it free hand as you did. It would be easier with a pattern, but the pictures will help. Thanks for the idea. Ruth

  3. irene says:

    do you have a pattern for this? my daughter just had a baby and i’d love to make one.

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