Free Crochet Pattern Button-Up Baby Cocoon and Hat From RedHeart.com

 

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From RedHeart.com

Button-Up Baby Cocoon and Hat

LW3438
Designed By: Susan Badgley
Skill Level: Intermediate

RED HEART® Soft Baby Steps®: 2 balls 9505 Aqua
Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [I-9 US]
Yarn needle, Five 12mm buttons
Cocoon measures 22” (56 cm) circumference and 18” (45.5 cm) long.
Hat measures 15” (38 cm) circumference (just before Lg-shell round)
GAUGE: 2 shells = 4” (10 cm); 8 rows = 4” (10 cm) in shell pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Special Stitches
shell = (Dc, [ch 1, dc] 3 times) in indicated stitch.
Lg-shell (Large shell) = (Dc, [ch 1, dc] 4 times) in indicated stitch.
Ltr (Linked treble crochet) = Insert hook in upper horizontal bar of previous Ltr (or tr), yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook in next horizontal bar of same Ltr (or tr), yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), [yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times.
Ltr-shell (Linked treble crochet shell) = (Tr, 4 Ltr, ch 2, tr, 4 Ltr) in indicated stitch.
extsc (extended single crochet) = Insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 1 loop on hook, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook.
Bpextsc (Back post extended single crochet) = Insert hook from back to front and to back again around post of indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 1 loop on hook, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook.
extsc2tog (extended single crochet 2 together) = Insert hook in front loop of next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.
sc2tog (single crochet 2 together) = [Insert hook in next stitch and pull up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Notes
1. Cocoon is worked from the bottom up. The bottom is worked in joined rounds. The remainder of the Cocoon is worked back and forth in rows in a shell pattern.
2. Hat is worked from the top down.
COCOON
Notes: Bottom of cocoon is worked with right side facing at all times. Do not turn rounds.
Beginning at bottom, ch 4.
Round 1 (right side): Ch 4 (beginning ch counts as first dc), 11 dc in 4th ch from hook; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—12 dc.
Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in same st as join, 2 dc in each dc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—24 dc.
Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, dc in next dc, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc] 11 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—36 dc.
Round 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, dc in next 2 dc, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc] 11 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—48 dc.
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, dc in next 3 dc, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc] 11 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—60 dc.
Round 6: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, dc in next 9 dc, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next 9 dc] 5 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—66 dc.
Begin Shell Pattern
Note: Remainder of cocoon is worked back and forth in rows.
Row 1 (right side): Ch 1, sc in same st as join, [skip next 2 dc, shell in next dc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc] 10 times, skip next 2 dc, shell in next dc, skip next 2 dc, sc in same st as first sc (same st as join), do not join, turn—11 shells.
Row 2: Ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in first sc (half shell made), skip next ch-1 space (first ch-1 space of shell), sc in next ch-1 space (center ch-1 space of shell), [shell in next sc, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next ch-1 space] 10 times, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in last sc (half shell made), turn—10 shells and one half-shell at each end.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, [shell in next sc, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next ch-1 space] 10 times, shell in next sc, sc in top of turning ch, turn.
Rows 4–31: Repeat last 2 rows 14 times.
At the end of Row 31, do not fasten off and do not turn.
Buttonhole Band
Row 1 (right side): Working in ends of rows down side edge, ch 1, sc in side of last sc made (at the end of Row 31, [2 sc in the next  ch-3 turning space, sc in side of next sc] 15 times, turn—46 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 44 sc, turn; leave last sc unworked—44 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, [skip 3 sc, Ltrshell in next sc, skip next 3 sc, sc in next sc] 5 times, sc in next 2 sc, slip st in side of last sc of Row 1, sc in join of last round of bottom of cocoon. Do not fasten off and do not turn.
Note: The ch-2 spaces of the Ltr-shells serve as buttonholes.
Buttonband and Top Edge (right side):
Working in ends of rows up opposite side edge, work 2 sc over each dc and sc in side of each sc at ends of rows to top edge; working in sts across top edge, sc in first sc (same sc as last sc made), skipping all of the dc sts, *2 sc in each of next 3 ch-1 spaces, sc in next sc; repeat from * across top edge. Do not fasten off and do not turn.
Buttonhole Band Edging (right side): Working across buttonband, sc in end of Row 1 of buttonhole band, sc in end of Row 2, sc in first 2 sc of Row 3, [working in back loops only, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next ch-2 space, sc in next 5 sts, sc in next sc] 5 times, sc in next sc, slip st in next st. Fasten off.
FINISHING COCOON
Weave in ends. Sew one button to buttonband opposite ch-2 space of each Ltr-shell.
HAT
Beginning at top of hat, ch 3.
Round 1 (right side): Work 8 extsc in 3rd ch from hook (beginning ch does not count as a st); join with slip st in first extsc—8 extsc.
Round 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 2 extsc in each st around; join with slip st in first extsc—16 extsc.
Round 3: Ch 2, extsc in same st as join, 2 extsc in next st, [extsc in next st, 2 extsc in next st] 7 times; join with slip st in first extsc—24 extsc.
Round 4: Ch 2, extsc in same st as join, extsc in next st, 2 extsc in next st, [extsc in next 2 sts, 2 extsc in next st] 7 times; join with slip st in first extsc—32 extsc.
Round 5: Ch 2, extsc in same st as join, extsc in next 2 sts, 2 extsc in next st, [extsc in next 3 sts, 2 extsc in next st] 7 times; join with slip st in first extsc—40 extsc.
Round 6: Ch 2, extsc in same st as join, extsc in next 3 sts, 2 extsc in next st, [extsc in next 4 sts, 2 extsc in next st] 7 times; join with slip st in first extsc—48 extsc.
Round 7: Ch 2, extsc in same st as join, extsc in next 4 sts, 2 extsc in next st, [extsc in next 5 sts, 2 extsc in next st] 7 times; join with slip st in first extsc—56 extsc.
Round 8: Ch 1, Bpextsc around each extsc; join with slip st in in first BPextsc—56 sts.
Round 9: Ch 2, extsc in each Bpextsc around; join with slip st in first extsc.
Round 10: Ch 2, extsc in same st as join, extsc in next 4 sts, extsc2tog, [extsc in next 5 sts, extsc2tog] 7 times; join with slip st in first extsc—48 sts.
Round 11: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, [sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog] 5 times; join with slip st in first sc—42 sts.
Round 12: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each remaining sc around; join with slip st in first sc.
Round 13 (Lg-shell round): Ch 1, sc in same st as join, [skip next 2 sc, Lg-shell in next sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc] 6 times, skip next 2 sc, Lg-shell in next sc, skip next 2 sc; join with slip st in first sc—7 Lg-shells.
Round 14: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, skipping all of the dc sts, 2 sc in each of next 4 ch-1 spaces, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in each of next 4 ch-1 spaces; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—63 sc.
Fasten off.
FINISHING HAT
Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS
ch = chain; dc = double crochet; sc = single
crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); tr = treble (triple)
crochet; ( ) = work directions in parentheses
into same st; [ ] = work directions in brackets
the number of times specified; * = repeat
whatever follows the * as indicated.

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