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Urban Chic Cocoon Sweater

July 16, 2017

I really enjoy making cocoon sweaters. They’re super easy to make and there are endless possibilities. Trust me when I say, any crocheter can make this sweater! If you can crochet a rectangle, you can make a cocoon sweater.

I am obsessed with the yarn I used for this project. I used Yarn Bee’s Urban Chic in Gray. I love everything about it… the colors, the feel, the weight… everything!

The stitch I used is called the Open Filet Net Stitch. It’s basically the granite stitch, but with double crochet instead of sc.  It consist of dc’s and chains; double crocheting into the ch 1 space from the previous row.

This pattern is available as an inexpensive, clearly formatted, PDF instant download in my Etsy Shop or in my Ravelry Shop

PATTERN

Materials
3 skeins Yarn Bee Urban Chic Yarn in Gray (852 yards) – any light weight (3) yarn would work
Yarn Bee Soft Secret yarn in mist (this is just for the edging, any gray yarn would work)
5.00 mm hook
Yarn needle
Scissors

Difficulty
Easy/Beginner – you must be familiar with basic crochet stitches and techniques

Pattern Notes & Stitches to know
Sl st – slip stitch
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet

Finished size
Pattern is written for S/M – changes for L/XL are written in [ ]

-S/M – pictured (I’m 5’0″)
Width: 35 inches
Length: 38 inches

-L/XL
Width: 38.5 inches
Length: 41.5 inches

Gauge
6 dc + ch 1 = 4″
6 rows = 4″

RECTANGLE

Ch 141 [151]

Row 1: dc in 5th ch from the hook (counts as dc + ch 1), *ch 1, skip one stitch, dc in next* repeat from * to * across (69 dc, 68 ch 1 spaces) [74 dc, 73 ch 1 spaces]

Row 2: ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), turn, *ch 1, dc in next ch 1 space* repeat from * to * across, dc in ch 4 from previous round (69 dc, 68 ch 1 spaces) [74 dc, 73 ch 1 spaces]

Repeat row 2 to row 62 (rectangle should measure 38 inches long)

L/XL

[repeat row 2 to row 67]

Fold the rectangle in half (bringing the top down so the rows are horizontal). Starting about halfway down from the fold, sew down both sides using a slip stitch, making sure to line up the rows evenly. The unsewn spaces at the top are the armholes. Fasten off, weave in the ends

After it’s sewn, pull the top and bottom so the arm seams are running horizontal through the middle. This is how you wear the piece, you can see that it’s looking more sweater-like! 🙂

Join yarn to one of the armholes.

Row 1: ch 1, sc around the armhole, join to top of first sc with a sl st

Row 2: ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), skip one stitch, dc in next, *ch 1, skip one stitch, dc in next* repeat from * to * around, join to the 3rd chain in first ch 4 with sl st

NOTE: The next 5 rows will continually decrease

Row 3 – 7: ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), dc in next ch 1 space, *ch 1, dc in next ch 1 space* repeat from * to * around, skip the last ch space, join to the 3rd chain in first ch 4 with sl st

Change to gray yarn

Row 8 – 10: ch 1, sc in same stitch and in each dc and ch around, join to top of first sc with a sl st

Fasten off, weave in all the ends.

Repeat on other armhole.

Join gray yarn to outside border,

Row 1: ch 1, sc evenly around, join to the top of first sc with a sl st

Row 2: ch 2, hdc in each stitch around, join to top of first hdc with sl st

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

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  1. Hi
    Your works are so nice..good jod
    My problem i can’t follow thr pattern..do you a video for this.

    Thanks

    Lina

  2. How would one make it shorter so as not to cover the bum. I don’t think that’s flattering for a lot of people. Would the rectangle just be made shorter?

  3. This is a beautiful. I am wondering what is the stitch count for the rows? Does every row have the same of stitches? I’m sorry, I’m just confused. Also, row 2 only has a chain 4 right, you don’t chain 4 then chain one more, right.

  4. Hi
    I was wondering how many rows do you consider on doing if I wanted the heinie only half covered? I was thinking maybe 56 or 58..what do you think?

    1. I think that sounds about right. Keep in mind that I’m only 5 feet tall, so it might be shorter on you (or whoever you’re making it for 🙂 ) than it is on me. Definitely measure!

      1. That is right! I didn’t think of that because I’m making it for my mother in law and she is about 5’8. I can’t measure because it’s a surprise for her. So maybe I’ll do 60 or just leave it at 62. Thank you so much!

  5. Could I get away with using a heavier yarn (4)? My local store has little options for 3’s. Thank you!

    1. I think so. The piece will come out a bit larger, but it’s not made to be fitted, so that shouldn’t be a problem.

      1. Thank you! I will let you know how it turns out!! Also, thank you for this pattern. I have been looking for a cute, easy sweater pattern for a long time!

  6. Could you please tell me what the measurements are for the rectangle before you fold it? And thank you for the pattern 🙂

  7. Thank you so much for your lovely pattern. I look forward to making it.
    I am relatively new to crochet, could you tell me if your pattern is in US terms or UK terms please?
    I know I should know by looking, but I am not too sure as yet.
    Thanking you kindly.

  8. I am 6 ft tall and I feel the l/xl may still be too small. I wear a XL or 2X shirt depending on how it’s made. I love how large and loose it is in you. Suggestions on how many extra stitches to add and how many rows to add? Thanks a ton!!

    1. Hi Linnae 🙂 My rectangle is basically a square, so I chained a little longer than the length I wanted it, and that was my width (I’m very technical, as you can see ;P)

      Maybe add 10 – 20 more chains to the starting chain? Then just go until it’s a couple inches longer than you want.

      For reference: every 10 chains (in the beginning ch) adds about 3.5 inches to the width

      I hope this helps!! 🙂

      1. Hi, I love this but am only a basic crocheter. Would you mind letting me know how I would make this a 3x. Do I just made a chain big enough to fit around me and in a multiple of 4?

        1. Hi Erin, the rectangle is basically a square, so I made a chain the length from the bottom of my neck to the top of my thighs (I’m very technical, as you can tell 😉 ) then crocheted until it was about a square. So you chain will need to be bigger than what will fit around you. Maybe the length from forearm to forearm? I hope this helps!

  9. This is a beautiful sweater! Have a few questions…. I’m making this for my 8yr old daughter so I’m clearly making the rectangle much shorter but the rectangle once completed, from neckline to bottom should be the length you desire, or will it get shorter after sewing?

      1. Ok great thanks for the quick response! Now to figure out the sewing lol I do not know why I can’t seem to imagine it no matter how many times I read it

  10. I know you used Gray and Mist for the colors in pattern. What colors did you use for the sweater shown? Thanks.

    1. Hi Gail, those are the colors I used for the sweater shown. For the majority of the sweater I used Yarn Bee’s Urban Chic yarn in Gray. It’s called gray, but it’s a self striping yarn with the different grays and neons. 🙂

  11. I started making this last night, using a thicker yarn though. Wanted it to be warm and snuggly. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  12. Hey I’m in the middle of making this but I’m using three different solid colored yarns. I’m making thick stripes of each. Will it look crazy when it’s done? I didn’t think about it lining up right. 🙁

  13. I have another question.. I want a certain side to be the inside of the sweater. Should I make sure that is the inside of the fold I sew or outside?

    1. I don’t. But you can chain a length about 20 inches wide, then crochet until the piece is about 20 inches long. Hope this helps!

  14. One more question ( sorry I have so many). I’m making one of these for my friends and she wants long sleeves. How would I go about doing that? Thanks in advance

  15. Hello! Thank you so much for the pattern!! I need some help… I couldn t understant where i have to sew it😒😒 can you please help me??

    1. Of course! I’ll show you my finished sweater. Lay the rectangle out with the rows going horizontal. Fold in half by bringing the top down.
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      The fold is at the top and the opening is at the bottom.
      Join yarn in the middle of the side (where my hand is)
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      You can see where the sleeve will be.

      I hope this helps! 🙂

      1. Thank you so much!! I always said that crafters and crocheters have to sare their tricks it s like you sare your magic tricks, and you respond immediately!! Thank you again ( i m sorry for my poor english) 💋💋

  16. This seems like such a silly question but once the sweater is completed how do you tell the top (collar)end from the bottom end. Putting it on it seems there is no difference. Thanks

  17. Hi there 🙂 I made the mistake of going with stitch count vs measuring how many inches it should have been. I’m 5’10 and have fairly broad shoulders. My width is 29″ 🙁 …anything I can do to “save” this/increase the width? Or do u have any ideas of what I can make with a 29″ x 42″ rectangle? Rooky mistake!

    1. Hi Kristen! You could crochet along each side to add some width. You could use the solid gray for this and I think it would turn out fine. Or you could keep going and turn the rectangle so the 42 inches is the width. I hope this helps!! 😊

      1. Thank you for the quick response! Since I used a multi-color yarn, I’d have to use a solid color which is fine..do u suggest I Chain about 15-20 on each side and work vertically through the length of the piece? Or, create 2 separate pieces (15-20 chains x 42″) and slip stitch to main piece? Whenever I try and add on to pieces it always looks wonky, lol. Do my questions make sense? Thank u so much for your help! Trying to post a pic for u, but can’t seem to do that either!

    1. If you look at the tag around the yarn, you’ll see numbers that relate to how thick the yarn is (category 4 is the most common). I think skein and ball are interchangeable.

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