Cocoon Crochet Cardigan

Creating a cocoon crochet cardigan can be done in several different ways. Learning how to crochet is fun process but it takes time to develop a technique. My goal is to show you how to create beautiful crochet creation from a beginner’s perspective. Simplifying the process so you can fall in love with crocheting and learn more complicated techniques, as you get better. This tutorial/pattern will allow you to create a cardigan using basic crochet stitches.

Cocoon Crochet Cardigan
Cocoon Crochet Cardigan
Materials Needed for the Cocoon Cardigan

• Yarn Suggestion- Yarn A) Bernat Softee Chunky- 5 Skeins Yarn B) Charisma– 2 skeins
Hook- 9mm
Yarn Needle


ch- Chain
dc- Double Crochet
sl st- Slip Stich


This cocoon cardigan is like a one size fits most. However, these instructions have been written for a Large/XL size, but you can completely customize the project to fit all sizes. The size is roughly the height of a person divided in half.
For Example: 5’4=64” square would be 33”

You will be making a square, for the most part, if you have a larger bust area you can add more rows, which will make your cardigan wider.

If you want to make it longer then you’ll add more stitches in the foundation chain. Measure across your chest and then chain a bit more.

cardigan constructed
cardigan constructed

Size Chart (this is an approximate):
Small- ch 48
Medium- ch 52
Large- ch 56
Note: Keep in mind, measure yourself (shoulder to shoulder) and then chain enough to cover the distance. If you are making for someone else use the above measurements as a template.

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Written Instructions Cocoon Cardigan:

• Make a slip knot. Tighten around the hook.

• Ch 60 plus 3 (There will be 61 stitches in each row counting the turning chain) chains. Be sure to not pull your yarn too tight around your hook or it will be difficult to work the stitches in the foundation chain.

• Rows 2- until desire size – DC into 2nd stitch, continue down the row. Place stitch in the turning chain stitch. Ch 3, turn work and repeat.

For pattern, complete 4 rows using Yarn B, 15 rows of Yarn A, 3 rows of Yarn B,
18 rows of Yarn A. (This can be alter to whatever color pattern you like.)

Constructing Cocoon Cardigan:

  • Once Cardigan Panel is complete, fold in half
  • Measure 7” from the fold and sew down from there to create arm holes


• Complete 6 rounds of single crochet around each arm hole to make sleeve area
• Once desired sleeve length is obtained, finish off work, with a knot
• Weave in all the ends

cardigan sleeve
cardigan sleeve






Check out the below video to help with a visual construction of the Cocoon Cardigan:

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4 thoughts on “Cocoon Crochet Cardigan

  1. I have seen a lot of the shrug patterns and tutorials, but yours is the best. You added so many things that made this pattern yours. Congratulation!

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