I love Cocoon Cardigans, don’t you? The Daphne Cocoon Cardigan crochet pattern is so easy to make, and even easier to wear. Just toss in on with no fuss. That’s my kinda outfit!
After the love the Ragged Falls Cocoon Shrug Pattern got, I knew this style was something I wanted to revisit again later. Although Summer isn’t always a time when people think of wearing sweaters, the fingering weight yarn really lends itself to this season.
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For this design I used Hawthorne Kettle Dye yarn in the color Daphne. This yarn is available at WeCrochet and comes in Kettle Dye (20 colorways), Multi (30 colorways), Speckle (15 colorways), Tonal (12 colorways), and Bare options. Using this yarn was an easy choice. Picking just one color? Almost impossible.
What makes this such a great summer yarn is the fiber content. 80% Fine Superwash Highland Wool, 20% Polyamide (Nylon). Machine washable and totally soft.
Wait! Wool? Summer? What??? Yep. Wool is great in summer. First of all, this design is lightweight, loose fitting, and has a nice relaxed gauge. On top of that, wool is naturally breathable, moisture-wicking, and actually offers UV protection! This particular fabric is much too hole-y to replace your sunscreen, but it helps make my point. Wool is a summer fiber!
The 20% nylon content also helps to add strength and durability. This yarn is just as fantastic for hard-wearing items like socks as it is for garments.
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Yarn: Fingering Weight #1. Sample made in Hawthorne Kettle Dye by WeCrochet.
See approximate yardage for individual sizes below.
Hook: I used my Furls Crochet Odyssey H (5.0 mm).
Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends.
- beg: beginning
- ch: chain
- dc: double crochet
- sc: single crochet
- sk: skip
- sl st: slip stitch
- st(s): stitch(es)
4”x4” = 13 dc x 10 rows after blocking.
SPECIAL PATTERN NOTES
This cocoon shrug is made in a rectangle with sides seamed together. Decorative edges are added after.
Beginning chains do not count as a stitch throughout.
Chain sts made after the beginning chains do count as sts.
Always join with a sl st to the first st in the round.
Yarns similar in fiber content and weight can be substituted.
Sample shown is made in size S/M. Model is 5’7″ tall.
DAPHNE COCOON CARDIGAN – CROCHET PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS
Row 1: Ch (128, 143, 158, 173), dc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (126, 141, 156, 171 now and throughout)
Rows 2-5: Ch2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), turn, dc across.
Row 6: Ch2, turn, dc in first 3 sts, ch2, sk 2 sts, *dc in next 3, ch2, sk 2 sts, repeat from * across, dc in last.
Rows 7 and 8: Ch2, turn, dc in first st, ch1, sk 1 st, *dc next 3, ch2, sk 2 sts, repeat from * across to last 4 sts, dc in last 4.
Row 9: Ch2, turn, dc in first 3 sts, ch2, sk 2 sts, *dc in next 3, ch2, sk 2 sts, repeat from * across, dc in last.
Row 10: Ch1, turn, dc in first 2 sts, ch2, sk 2 sts, *dc next 3, ch2, sk 2 sts, repeat from * across, dc in last 2.
Rows 11-15: Ch2, turn, dc across.
Repeat Rows 6 to 15 (4, 4, 5, 5) more times.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
I recommend blocking at this point. For a step-by-step tutorial, read this blog post. Please note that the Edging will add approximately 4” to the final length of the sweater.
Lay the rectangle in front of you, with whichever side you would like to be the Right Side, facing up. This design is reversible, so it’s completely personal preference.
Fold the top and bottom corners towards the middle until they meet each other. See photo above.
Step 1: Ch 1, sl st sides together, leaving a (6”, 7”, 8”, 8.5”) opening for the armholes. Repeat on second side.
Turn so the Right Side faces out.
Alternatively, you can seam the sides together with a tapestry needle and a length of yarn approximately 2.5x the length of the seam. I recommend THIS TUTORIAL for a couple different seaming options.
Reattach yarn to an armhole close to the seam just made.
Rnd 1: Ch1, sc (39, 45, 51, 54) sts evenly around armhole, join to first sc. (39, 45, 51, 54)
Rnd 2: Ch1, sc in first st, ch5, sk 2 sts, *sc in next, ch5, sk 2 sts, repeat from * around, join to first sc. (13, 15, 17, 18 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch5, *2dc in next ch-5 sp, ch1, repeat from * around, join to 4th ch in beg ch5. (26, 30, 34, 36 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch1, sc in same st as beg ch1, ch5, sk 2 dc, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch5, sk 2 dc, repeat from * around, join to first sc. (13, 15, 17, 18 sc)
Rnd 5: Ch5 (does not count as a st), *(dc, picot, dc) in next ch5 sp, ch1, repeat from * around, join to 4th ch in beg ch5. (26, 30, 34, 36 dc)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Repeat on second side.
Join with a slst to the bottom of the cardigan.
Rnd 1: Ch1, sc evenly around the entire opening, making sure your final stitch count is a multiple of 3.
Repeat Rounds 2-5 of the Armhole Edging.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
If you like the Daphne Coccon Cardigan, I recomend checking out the Marielle Lace Tee!