It’s another day & another opportunity to share a FREE crochet pattern, the crochet Laxus Cocoon Cardigan.
This crochet pattern makes a light weight summer cocoon cardigan. It’s a super easy crochet pattern & it’s designed with the beginner in mind. Haven’t crocheted a garment before? No problem! This is super easy & quick too.
This is my go to shrug for spring & summer, & it keeps my shoulders warm on colder days.
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The crochet Laxus Cocoon cardigan is sort of your typical bum hugging shrug. However it can seem a bit shorter, but it’s summer right? I don’t want you to get weighed down with lots & lots of fabric.
When designing the Laxus Cocoon Cardigan, I wanted to use a thin cotton yarn. The yarn is from Scheepjes Yarn & it’s their Cotton 8. I just love it!
The yarn is beautiful & works really good for spring & summer crochet garments.
Honestly, I can’t wait to use this yarn for more crochet garments!
THE PERFECT SPRING & SUMMER CROCHET PROJECT
This crochet cocoon cardigan is truly perfect for spring & summer. It’s light, it’s easy to make & will work well together with your summer wardrobe. Last year I used mine at a summer wedding & honestly it looked beautiful (just like me – haha!).
Another positive about a crochet cocoon cardigan is the fact that you’ll be able to work it up quickly & there’s not much hustle with the construction.
This is truly a light weight garment to grab & bring with you anywhere.
For this pattern I used just one color, but there’s no harm in getting creative, multiple colors? Stripes? Surprise me!
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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?
How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?
Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.
It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.
All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.
CROCHET LAXUS COCOON CARDIGAN – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN
About the pattern:
The crochet Laxus Cocoon Cardigan is essentially just a crocheted square. To make it into a garment, you have to assemble it to create the armholes. This crocheted shrug is perfect for spring & summer, I promise it will fit right into your summer wardrobe.
It’s definitely a garment you can grab & bring with you anywhere.
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- Crochet hook size 6 mm / US: J – 10 / UK: 4
- Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro
- Cotton Yarn -1 Super Fine Yarn:
- Yarn I used: Scheepjes – Cotton 8
- Amount needed:
- 4 skeins / 200 grams/ 680 meters/ 744 yards
- Find one here (if you don’t already have one)!
Measured in the combination of the pattern (treble crochet & single crochet).
1 stitch and 0,4 rows per cm // 10 stitches & 4 rows per 10 cm.
2.5 stitches and 1 rows per inch // 10 stitches & 4 rows per 4 inch.
Size & Measurements:
Square will measure 88 cm / 34.6 inches when finished. Armholes can be customized to your preference by the amount of slip stitches you make while finishing.
Ch = chain (s) (tutorial)
Prev = previous
Sc = single crochet (tutorial)
Sl st = slip stitch (tutorial)
St = stitch (es)
Tr = treble crochet (tutorial)
- This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
- All measurements given are unblocked, final size might get bigger when blocked.
- Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.
- Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more details).
- At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis. It includes starting chain(s).
- This pattern is written for 1 size.
Ch 100 st.
Row 1: Tr in 4th st from hook, crochet 1 tr in each ch you just made, turn (=98 st).
Row 2: Ch 3 st (counts as 1st tr), tr 1 in each st from prev row, turn (=98 st).
Row 3: Ch 3 st (counts as 1st tr), tr 1 in each st from prev row, turn (=98 st).
Row 4: Ch 1 st (counts as 1st sc), sc 1 in each st from prev row, turn (=98 st).
Row 5: Ch 3 st (counts as 1st tr), tr 1 in each st from prev row, turn (=98 st).
Row 6: Ch 3 st (counts as 1st tr), tr 1 in each st from prev row, turn (=98 st).
Row 7: Ch 3 st (counts as 1st tr), tr 1 in each st from prev row, turn (=98 st).
Repeat rows 4-7 10 more times, or until your crochet project has the shape of a square.
In the next row: Ch 1, sl st 1 st in each st from prev row, fasten thread.
Fasten off & cut yarn.
Fasten threads & weave in ends.
Fold the crochet project (square) double. You will now have a long side where the fold is placed, a long side opposite & two short sides.
Using slip stitches, crochet together the cocoon cardigan on the short sides, starting in the corners, about 15 cm / 5.9 inches to make armholes. You’ll slip stitch together by going through both pieces for each slip stitch.
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