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Have you been wanting to make a simple baby cocoon but not sure how without a video? After far to long of putting it off I have recorded and posted a YouTube video of how to make a baby cocoon!  I’ve been asked for a while and finally did it.  Below you’ll find the loom along video.  Grab some super bulky yarn or 3 strands of worsted and lets make a cocoon!

in the video I make a more finished looking bind off than the regular drawstring.  If you want to make it more simple you can just put a string of yarn through all the loops on the pegs and bind it up that way.  I show how to do a gradual decrease to remove the normal bulkiness of the drawstring method.  Use this same technique for the crown of a hat made on this same loom as well!
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Tools:
41 peg Knifty Knitter or 40 peg Boye Loom (Yellow 41 peg KK loom used in video)
Knitting pick
scissors
tape measure
crochet hook

Yarn:
Super Bulky #6 yarn (Lion Brand Homespun Thick & Quick used in video.  Pictures above is standard LB Homespun in the brown)
or use 3 strands of worsted weight yarn (video coming soon on pulling 3 strands at the same time from 1 ball of yarn!)

Directions:
Cast on in Ewrap
Row 1: Ewrap

The Ultimate Oval Loom 3

Repeat Row 1 till desired length achieve.  Recommend 18-20″ or even 22″

Bind off:
Decreased crown bind off shown in video or standard drawstring bind off.

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http://youtu.be/G_YkAuM-6-w

4 Comments

  1. Lisa 3 years ago

    I made one of these with the Thick and Quick Homespun and love it, but there is not a big color selection in that line. If you use the regular Homespun do you use 2 or 3 strands?

  2. lady j 4 years ago

    kristen you keep doing what you do because it is a great job.can’t please everyone i love your work thanks so much

  3. Unknown 4 years ago

    The loose knit on this really bothers me. A baby can get its tiny fingers and toes caught in the holes. I have been making these for 3 years and I always do a close knit to avoid this happening. The first one I made I just did the simple ewrap.I don’t mean to offend you. Sorry.. Karen

    • Kristen Mangus 4 years ago

      In the video I talk about this and that its a baby photo prop. Many using it are using for a prop and therefore baby is being watched and not remaining in it. It’s NOT meant to be a bunting or something they stay in. Most people where I live (Texas) can’t keep kids bundled like that anyhow since its too hot. This is to be a simple pattern to build from and get someone started. Tighter stitches can be used. I’m not offended but did want to clear that up. I agree its too loose for regular use other than a PROP. 🙂

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