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 HERE in my Etsy shop.
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
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
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
Width: 38.5 inches
Length: 41.5 inches
6 dc + ch 1 = 4″
6 rows = 4″
Ch 141 
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)
[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.