Textured Tea Cakes Cocoon

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This cocoon works up so quick and easy!  Its just a basic solid granny square, with some texture rounds added in.

The best part is that you can make it to fit any size!  Just make more or less rows – stop when you are happy with the length.

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Need a project to use up the leftover yarn?  Check out the Textured Tea Cakes Cowl! – coming soon!

Size

33” (84 cm) square, but you can make it as big or small as you want.

Materials

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Abbreviations Used – US Crochet Terms

  • sl st – slip stitch
  • ch – chain
  • Persian Stitch – this is a single crochet decrease, worked in the current stitch and the next stitch (not the next 2 stitches as usual).
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • bpdc – back post double crochet

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Gauge

  • not critical for this project, but your first 3 rounds should measure 5.5” (14 cm)

Cocoon

start with a slip knot, ch 4, and sl st to form a ring

rnd 1: ch 3(counts as a dc here and through out pattern), 2 dc

  • (ch 2, 3 dc) repeat 3 times
  • ch 2 and sl st to beginning ch 3 (3 st per side)

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rnd 2: sl st to the next ch 2 space

  • ch 3, dc in ch 2 space
  • dc in each st to the next ch 2 space
  • (2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 space
    • repeat the above 2 steps until you reach the first corner
  • 2 dc, ch 2 and sl st to the first ch 3 (7 st per side)

rnd 3: sl st slightly back into the ch 2 space

  • ch 3, dc in ch 2 space
  • dc in each st to the next ch 2 space
  • (2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 space
    • repeat the above 2 steps until you reach the first corner
  • 2 dc, ch 2 and sl st to the first ch 3 (11 st per side)

rnd 4: sl st slightly back into the ch 2 space

  • ch 2 (count as an hdc here and through out pattern), hdc in ch 2 space
  • bpdc in each st to the next ch 2 space
  • (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch 2 space
    • repeat the above 2 steps until you reach the first corner
  • 2 hdc, ch 2 and sl st to the first ch 2 (15 st per side)

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rnd 5-7: repeat rnd 3 (adding 4 stitches per side each round, at round 7 you should have 27 st)

rnd 8: repeat rnd 4 (31 st per side)

Continue repeating round 3 three times, followed by round 4 once. You will be adding 4 stitches to your count (per side) every round.

I used slightly over 3 balls of yarn and ended on round 21. You can make yours as big or small as you like.

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Lay your square out flat, right side down, and fold the corners in as shown. Use stitch markers or scraps of yarn to tie your seams together. I chose to join 23 stitches, and leave the rest as the arm holes. Make sure you try your cocoon on to ensure your arm holes are the size you want them.

With the wrong side facing you, whip stitch your seams together. I sewed through the outside loops only, but you can go through all 4 loops if you prefer that look.

Edging – Persian Stitch

We will be using Persian Stitch for the edging, which is basically a round of sc dec, with the first leg of the decrease being made in the same stitch as the previous stitch. This will allow for the nice texture without actually decreasing the number of stitches.

With the right side facing you, join your yarn to any stitch along the arm hole opening and ch 1, Persian Stitch around the opening, with the final stitch being worked in the last stitch of the opening and the first st with the ch 1. Join with a sl st and finish off.

Repeat these steps for the other arm and the main opening.

If you would like your sleeves longer, you can repeat the row as many times as you like.

Weave in any ends.

Stay tuned for a lovely cowl made with my leftover yarn, and other Caron Cakes projects!