I fall in love with this stitch so I decided to crochet myself a cocoon shrug cardigan. I’m in love with the texture of this stitch and how it creates an open and airy fabric and the wavy edges.
I had this cotton yarn from a few years ago, I liked it so much but I just didn’t know what to do with it and after I have learned this stitch this crochet cocoon shrug cardigan just shaped in my mind and now is my favorite cardigan.
I’m wearing it almost every day and I love it how it looks with jeans, but also looks great with skirts and with pants suits. At the end of the article you’ll find a few pictures with my favorite outfits made with this crochet cocoon shrug cardigan.
I think I finished it a month ago but I just didn’t find the time to take pictures, so today I decided just to do it. Unfortunately, the light just didn’t help me at all, but I hope you will see the beauty behind the pictures.
Here is a beautiful photo with my gorgeous boy enjoying this great project. He loves to stay with me while I’m crocheting and sometimes he plays with my yarn even he is not allowed to do that. Not because he is ruing the yarn but because he always starts to eat it.
Once I didn’t see him eating the yarn, he can be very sneaky when he knows is not allowed to do something, and he got sick! Fortunately I realized what was the reason he was feeling sick and we solved the problem very quickly and now he is well and happy.
Here he was watching me writing the pattern for this cardigan. He supervise everything I do so he makes sure I do everything perfect!
You might know the stitch, a few weeks ago I showed you a baby blanket made with the same stitch, a baby blanket that now is my cat blanket. Here you can find the pattern for the baby blanket: https://turquoisewithvanilla.com/2018/08/27/crochet-baby-blanket/
For this cardigan you will need:
350 g cotton (use your favorite brand);
2 mm hook (or what hook size is indicated on the label);
The pattern for the crochet cocoon shrug cardigan:
The video tutorial for the stitch:
The chart for the stitch:
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sc= single crochet;
dc= double crochet;
dc 2 tog= double crochet 2 together;
dc 3 tog = double crochet 3 together.
The pattern uses US crochet terminology.
The written pattern for the cocoon shrug cardigan:
For this pattern you have to make multiple of 23 chain plus 3 chain. My cardigan has 302 chains (M size).
1. Row 1: 4 ch, 9 dc starting with 8th ch from the hook, 2ch, skip 2 ch, 3 dc in the same ch, 2ch, skip 2 ch, dc 2 tog, 3 dc, dc 2 tog, 2 ch; *skip 2ch, 9dc, 2ch, skip 2 ch, 3 dc in the same ch, 2ch, skip 2 ch, dc 2 tog, 3 dc, dc 2 tog, 2 ch*. Repeat *-*,1 dc in the last ch.
2. Row 2: 4 ch, *dc 2 tog, 1 dc, dc 2 tog, 2 ch, 2 dc in 1st dc of 3dc of the previous row, 1dc, 2dc in 3rd 3dc of the previous row, 2 ch, 2 dc tog, 5dc, 2 dc tog, 2 ch*. Repeat *-*, 1dc in space of 4ch of previous row.
3. Row 3: 4 ch, *dc 2 tog, 3 dc, dc 2 tog, 2 ch, 3 dc in space of 2 ch of previous row, 2 ch, 2 dc in the same dc, 3 dc, 2 dc in the same dc, 2 ch, dc 3 tog, 2 ch* . Repeat *-*, 1 dc in space of 4 ch of previous row.
4. Row 4: 4 ch, *2 dc in the same dc, 5 dc, 2 dc in the same dc, 2 ch, 2 dc in the same dc, 1 dc, 2 dc in the same dc, 2 ch, dc 2 tog, 1 dc, dc 2 tog, 2 ch*. Repeat *-*, 1 dc in space of 4 ch of previous row.
5. Row 5: 4 ch, *dc 3 tog, 2 ch, 2 dc in the same dc, 3 dc, 2 dc in the same dc, 2 ch, 9 dc, 2 ch*. Repeat *-*, 1 dc in space of 4 ch of previous row.
6. Row 6: 4 ch, * dc 2 tog, 5 dc, dc 2 tog, 2 ch, 2 dc in the same dc, 5 dc, 2 dc in the same dc, 2 ch*. Repeat *-*, 1 dc in space of 4 ch of previous row.
7. Row 7: 4 ch, * 9 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc in the space of 2 ch of previous row, 2 ch, dc 2 tog, 3 dc, dc 2 tog, 2ch*. Repeat *-*, 1 dc in space of 4 ch of previous row.
Repeat from row 2 until you reach 91 cm (36″) and you will have a square. Make an edge working 2 rounds of sc. This simple border will keep the edge wavy giving a very beautiful look of the cardigan.
Now is time to assemble it:
1: Take the square that you just crocheted and put it on a flat surface.
2. Fold the square into half.
3. Sew the edges together, but leave a space for arms.
4. Crochet the sleeves in double crochet around the arm openings and crochet this way until you will reach the length you need (I’ve made 40 rounds).
Because I didn’t like how the seemed edges looked I’ve crocheted a slip stitch all the way down the sleeve on both sides.
I hope you will enjoy making this cocoon shrug cardigan and I can’t wait to see what color you will choose. Enjoy your autumn wearing crochet clothes ♥.
You can wear this cardigan on a walk, to the office, at school, on a date, on a movie night in casual outfits or more elegant ones.
Here is the free pattern for my other cocoon shrug cardigan:
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