How to make a Cocoon Shrug Cardigan

I fall in love with this stitch so I decided to make myself a cardigan. I love 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 the cardigan just shaped in my mind and now is my favorite cardigan.

I think I finished it a month ago but I just didn’t find the time to make 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.

 

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.

And because many of you have asked for a video tutorial and for the chart/diagram for this stitch this is it:

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);

Scissors.

Abbreviations:

ch= chain;

sc= single crochet;

dc= double crochet;

dc 2 tog= double crochet 2 together;

dc 3 tog = double crochet 3 together.

Pattern Instructions:

For this pattern you have to make multiple of 23 chain plus 3 chain, my cardigan has 302 chains (M size).

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*; repeat *-*,1 dc in the last ch.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 don’t like how the seemed edges looks like I’ve crocheted a slip stitch all the way down the sleeve on both sides.

I hope you will enjoy making this 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.

 

 

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