Caterpillar Cocoon {FREE PATTERN}

Crochet Cocoon {FREE PATTERN} By Ramsileigh CrochetBy day, I am a preschool teacher! One of my favorite stories is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.  I was so excited when I got a special request for a newborn Very Hungry Caterpillar cocoon and hat!  I loved making one of my favorite books come to life! This pattern is for the cocoon only! Be on the lookout for another post on how to make the hat!

Crochet Cocoon {FREE PATTERN} By Ramsileigh CrochetMaterials:

  • worsted weight yarn (I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in Jelly Bean, Limelight, & Dark Olive)
  • size N hook
  • yarn needle

Abbreviations:

  • st: stitch
  • ch: chain
  • dc: double crochet
  • sc: single crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch

Notes:

  • This pattern is made by crocheting with 2 strands of yarn at the same time.
  • I am a tight crocheter.  If your stitches tend to be looser, I would consider going down a hook size!
  • When switching yarn colors, I simply drop the strand I was working with and pick up the new color and continue crocheting.  This should be a fairly simple switch since you’re working with two strands and keeping one consistent color throughout the project.
  • To make the bumps appear, crochet your single crochet rows tighter than you normally would and your double crochet rows looser than you normally would.  This will help make that effect more prominent!

Crochet Cocoon {FREE PATTERN} By Ramsileigh CrochetPattern:

Start by making a magic ring with jelly bean and limelight yarn.

Round 1: ch 2 and crochet 11 dc into ring. Pull tight and sl st into first st of the round.

Round 2: ch 2, dc in first st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st.* Repeat from * to * until last st.  sl st in first st of the round.

Round 3: ch 2, *dc in first 2 stitches, 2dc in next st.* Repeat from * to * until last st.  sl st in first st of the round.

Round 4: ch 2, *dc in first 3 stitches, 2 dc in next st.*  Repeat from * to * until last st.  sl st in first st of the round.

Round 5: ch 2, *dc in first 4 stitches, 2 dc in next st.*  Repeat from * to * until last st.  sl st in first st of the round.

Round 6: ch 2, dc in each st around.  sl st in first st of the round.

Round 7: ch 1, sc in each st around.  sl st in first st of the round.

THE NEXT 7 ROUNDS WILL BE DONE IN JELLY BEAN AND DARK OLIVE  YARN

Round 8-13: ch 2, dc in each st around.  Sl st in first st of the round.

Round 14: ch 1, sc in each st around.  sl st in first st of the round.

THE NEXT 7 ROUNDS WILL BE DONE IN JELLY BEAN AND LIMELIGHT YARN

Round 15-20: ch 2, dc in each st around.  sl st in first st of the round.

Round 21: ch 1, sc in each st around. sl st in first st of the round.

THE NEXT 7 ROUNDS WILL BE DONE IN JELLY BEAN AND DARK OLIVE  YARN

Round 22-27: ch 2, dc in each st around.  Sl st in first st of the round.

Round 28: ch 1, sc in each st around.  sl st in first st of the round.

Fasten off and weave in ends! Your cocoon is complete!Crochet Cocoon {FREE PATTERN} By Ramsileigh Crochet

Happy Crocheting!

Ramsi Leigh

Snowman Top Hat {FREE PATTERN}

Snowman Top Hat {FREE PATTERN}

It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas around here! There’s only 19 more days until Christmas and I can hardly believe it!  It’s sneaking up on me and I still have tons of shopping and crocheting to do before it gets here!

I had a request for a snowman top hat to use in a newborn photo shoot.  I had never made anything like this before so I turned to pinterest to look for a pattern!  I came across THIS PATTERN from Pattern Paradise! I tweaked it a little for my needs and I think it turned out cute! I can’t wait to see how it looks in pictures!

Snowman Top Hat {FREE PATTERN}

Materials:

  • size H hook
  • size F hook
  • Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn! in black
  • Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn! in Cranberry
  • Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn! in Dark Olive
  • yarn needle
  • scissors

Pattern: 

Please use the original patter found HERE! I used this pattern but tweaked a few things for my needs.

  • On round 1, instead of doing 8 hdc in the magic ring, I crocheted 10 hdc in the magic ring. ( I crochet very tight.  If you are a loose crocheter, you are probably fine only crocheting 8 hdc) I continued the pattern until the band.
  • For the band
    • Row 1: ch 1 and sc in each stitch around, sl st in the first sc of the row.
    • Rows 2-5: ch 1 and hdc in each stitch around, sl st in the first hdc of the row.
  • For the Brim I followed the original pattern
  • For the Holly I used THIS PATTERN from Oombawka Designs! I used a size F hook and followed the pattern exactly!Snowman Top Hat {FREE PATTERN}

This snowman top hat would make a great gift for a Christmas baby! You could also make the larger size and use it for a tree topper or a Christmas decoration in your home!

Snowman Top Hat {FREE PATTERN}

Happy Crocheting!

Ramsi Leigh

Hot Off My Hook: Recent Crochet Projects 

Hi Crocheters!  I thought I would show you what’s been on my hook lately!

Pom Beanie

This is a favorite of mine! I love how easily it works up.  The Pom on this hat was a custom request and I LOVE how it turned out!  If you don’t have a Pom Pom Maker you are missing out! I can whip them up in no time with that little gadget!

Pom Beanie by Ramsileigh Crochet

Elf Hat

This hat is PERFECT for newborn pictures! If you know a Christmas baby, I would suggest making something like this as a gift.  The pictures always turn out so adorable! I didn’t use a pattern for this hat but I have seen several free patterns on pinterest. I am planning on writing up this pattern and posting it soon! Once again, the pom pom maker is my new best friend!

Elf Hat by Ramsileigh Crochet

Anchor Hat

This little guy is so sweet.  I was asked to make this hat to match a nautical themed nursery!  I am a sucker for all things nautical (my dog is even named Harbor)! The pattern I used for the anchor is from Daisy Cottage Designs! THIS LINK takes you to her pattern for a sweet matching nautical baby blanket! I used THIS ANCHOR APPLIQUE PATTERN for the hat but instead of using a size H hook, I used a size F hook.

Anchor Hat by Ramsileigh Crochet

Cubs Inspired Hat

Remember that one time the Cubs won the world series?  I knew I had to make a hat for all the little cub fans out there!  For the letter C, I used THIS PATTERN from Moogly! You can find FREE PATTERN links to the entire alphabet! I outlined the C in white and added some bear ears and a tiny bow! I think it turned out pretty cute!

Cubs Inspired Hat by Ramsileigh Crochet

Which one of these projects is your favorite? I would love to know what projects you have been working on!

Happy Crocheting!,

Ramsi Leigh

Bottoms & Bows!

Haley’s Crochet Creations and I are teaming up to help some mommies and babies in need!   Bottoms & Bows is a bundle that includes one pack of diapers and one bow (for girls) or bow tie (for boys)!  The bundles will be delivered to three pregnancy centers- one in Seattle, WA, Benton, AR, and Dallas, TX!  The bundles will be delivered on June 1st.

This is where YOU come in!

You can help us by purchasing one of these bundles for $15!  Our goal is to deliver 100 Bottoms & Bows bundles to these precious babies and their mommies! We are hoping to spread some love and encouragement through these bundles and we can’t do it without your help.

I can’t take any credit for this awesome Idea! Haley may live in Washington, but her heart is the size of Texas!  When she told me her idea I knew immediately I wanted to be a part of it! Please help us by sharing this post with friends, family, and on social media outlets to help get the word out! Check our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates and progress on our goal!

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