Baby Owl Cocoon

I always thought the little baby photo shoot cocoons were super cute, So a few years ago I decided to have a go at one. My sister mentioned she had seen one that looked like an owl so I decided to have a go something similar. I hadn’t long started crocheting at the time and was trying to find a pattern that was easy to follow. I couldn’t find an owl pattern one, so decided to just find a plain easy cocoon pattern and amend it. I found one on Ravelry.com that looked simple enough, it is designed by Salena Baca and is found here.

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I used light pink yarn to make the actual cocoon. When i had around 8 rows left to do, instead of joining at the end of the round, I chained 1 and turned it around and went back and forth rows until end of the pattern. I then did a single crochet (double crochet for UK) around the entire opening (including the V-shape open part at the front). To do the ruffles, I looked up free patterns for soft owl plushies that had ruffles on it (I can’t remember the exact pattern I used now, but there is plenty to find on Ravelry.com. I did 6 rows or ruffles, making sure I had left plenty of room at the top for the owls eyes.

For the eyes I made two large circles in White (it’s been a few years so I can’t remember the exact pattern i used at the time for this as it was before I started writing down and amendments to patterns I made. I’m guessing the pattern would of kind of gone like this though:
1) 6DC (TR for UK crocheters) in MR. Join to start, CH2 (6)
2) 2DC in each ST, Join, Ch2 (12)
3) *INC, DC* Repeat around, Join, CH2 (18)
4) *INC, 2DC* Repeat around, Join, CH2 (24)
F/O leave long tail for sewing.
I then sewn the eyes and eyelashes on the eyes with black yarn and then attached the eyes to the top of the cocoon above the ruffles, under each side of the opening.

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The beak was made using a light pink/peach colour and was just a small triangle.
1) CH 2, turn (2)
2) 2DC (TR for UK) in 2nd ch from hook, Ch2, turn (2)
3) INC in each ST, CH2, Turn (4)
4) INC, 2DC, INC (6)
5) CH1, SC (DC for UK) arounf entire beak, F/O and sew on middle of cocoon below eyes.

The baby cocoon turned out super cute and was perfect size for a newborn baby or childs doll. The pattern was easy to follow but I’m not a big fan of doing larger items that involve going round and round in circular rows, so I have never made another items like this as of yet.

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Published by MyBelle Creations

Hi, Welcome to MyBelle Creations. I taught myself to crochet around 5 years ago and really enjoyed it. Over the years I have made many different types of items, my favourites being my ‘geeky’ items such as the Labyrinth movie characters and Dungeons and dragons items. I have enjoyed making and sharing my patterns and finished items. Since my children have gone back to school full time, from being home school during the covid-19 lockdowns, I have decided to start a new way of sharing my patterns and items.

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