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