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2020 Make It For Me Event

ELK Studio has gathered some of the crochet industry top designers to bring you another fantastic Make It For Me Event! For the entire month of January, you will get a free crochet pattern that we are hoping will inspire you to grab your hook and yarn and make something just for you. You can read all the details HERE!

If you followed along with my last pattern release, the Whims Earwarmer Free Patterns in Knit or Crochet, then you know I’ve been experimenting with a new recipe. I found a fellow blogger who knows what she is talking about when it comes to citrus liquors over at Your Gaurdian Chef.

This special liquor is made from the bitter oranges in my backyard, and let me tell you, it took a lot of self-control to wait for this to be done. So many times I wanted to open up the jars and drink away, but as they say, good things come to those who wait. So I waited.

But after 20 days of staring at it, I’m finally able to pop it open and give it a try! The verdict is, it’s amazing. It’s more along the lines of an Orangechello than a Cointreau. It’s super sweet, can be sipped on by itself, or will make an incredible mixer. 

I really wish I could share this drink with all of you. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a craft night and sip on our favorite drinks? These are the things I dream of. While many of us interact online, you still feel like my friend. If I could have you as my neighbor I totally would. Especially since my neighbors don’t get crafting as you do lol. 

Consider this a virtual cheers! And come on over to the Briana K Community Group on Facebook so we can share in crafting projects, a few laughs, and support our fellow friends.

I hope you enjoy this new pattern and keep following along for more. 

Windowpane Cocoon Wrap

What I love about cocoon wraps is the easy construction. If sweaters intimidate you then start with a cocoon wrap! It’s as easy as crocheting a rectangle for the body. Not only is it a confidence builder but it’s a relaxing project for the experienced crocheter. You can also customize this two-color garment to match your closet color style. There are times where I’ve wanted to leave the house in a blanket and this is just the cozy yet fashionable way to be comfortable and fashion-forward. It’s also perfect for those cozy evenings around a campfire. I wrote this in three different sizes for everyone to enjoy.

• Crochet Hook 10 mm (N/P), I highly recommend Furls Hook (affiliate link) or a Clover Hook (link below). I love both of these.
• Yarn Needle to weave in ends
• Scissors
• Stitch Markers (2)

Yarn:
5 Bulky Weight Yarn
• Lion Brand Color Made Easy
Mineral Yellow (3, 4, 5 skeins)
Huckleberry (2, 3, 3 skeins)

Yardage:
• S/M: 1,280 yds (1,170 m)
• L/XL: 1,510 yds (1,380 m)
• 1XL/2XL: 1,800 yds (1,645 m)

Gauge:
• 9 sts and 12 rows = 4” (10 cm) in sc stitch

Many of the supplies can be found at the affiliate links below:

Measurements:
 Adult sizes:
• S/M: 34-38 bust
• L/XL: 39-44 bust
• 1XL/2XL: 45-50 bust

Abbreviations:
• blo – back loop only
• CC – contrast color
• ch – chain
• MC – main color
• rep – repeat
• sc – single crochet
• sl st- slip stitch
• st(s) – stitch(es)
• yo – yarn over

Skill Level:
• Easy/Beginner

Notes:

The chain 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.

The chain 1 within the pattern body is counted as a stitch and helps create spaces for surface stitching later.

MC (main color) is the main body color and shown as Mustard Yellow in the example.
CC (contrast color) is the accent color/sleeves and shown as Huckleberry in the example.

Size stitch counts are written as: S/M (L/XL, 1X/2X)

Cocoon Body:

Row

Description

Stitch Count

1 (WS)

With CC yarn ch 110 (120, 130), in second chain from hook *sc 9, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until last 9 sts, sc in last 9.

109 (119, 129)

2-10

With MC yarn ch 1 (the edge chain 1 does not count as a st), *sc 9, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until last 9 sts, sc in last 9. Fasten off MC yarn.

109 (119, 129)

11

With CC yarn ch 1, *sc 9, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until last 9 sts, sc in last 9. Fasten off CC yarn.

109 (119, 129)

Repeats

Repeat rows 2-11: 8 more times (9 more times, 10 more times) for a total of 91 (101, 111) rows.

109 (119, 129)

 

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

 

 

Creating The Windowpane Lines:

Now that you have a rectangle piece with lines going horizontal, we need to create the vertical lines so we have a windowpane fabric look. To do this, have the right side facing up, joining the yarn at a chain one space on the last row worked. Insert you hook into the next chain 1 space, yo and pull up a loop, pull through the loop on the hook to complete the surface slip stitch. Repeat this all the way across, fasten off yarn and weave in ends. Do this for each chain one space line across the fabric. See video for a visual guide.

Joining the Cocoon Wrap:

Lay piece flat and fold in half lengthwise with the opening at the bottom. From the top count down 13 (15, 17) rows and place a stitch marker on each side. This is the point that you will sew up to from the bottom, leaving the 26 (30, 34) stitches needed for the armholes. Starting at each bottom corner, using a yarn needle and MC yarn, stitch the sides together leaving 26 (30, 34) stitches/rows un-seamed at top edge. This is where we will work the arms. Once the sides are joined do a slip stitch surface stitch across the seam on the right side. See the video above for a visual guide.

Arm Ribbing:

 

Description

Stitch Count

Round

1

This next part will be worked along the arm opening of the cocoon. With CC, join yarn at the opening on the seam from the previous step, sc 26 (30, 34) around the opening and join.

26 (30, 34)

Row

2

Ch 21 (23, 25), slip stitch in the second chain from hook and across, slip stitch two stitches on body edge, turn.

20 (22, 24)

3

Skip the 2 body edge slip sts, in blo sl st 20 (22, 24), turn.

20 (22, 24)

4

Ch 1, in blo sl st 20 (22, 24), sl st into the next two stitches from body edge, turn.

20 (22, 24)

Rep

Repeat rows 3- 4 ribbing around the arm opening. Repeat for other arm.

20 (22, 24)

Joining The Arm Ribbing:

To join the two ends, slip stitch the front loop from the first end to the back loop of the current row. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Neck Trim:

For the best custom trim, try on the cocoon wrap and place a stitch marker at the point where your fingers line up with the fabric when your arms are relaxed at your side. It’s best to pick a point on each side where a CC line is. Make sure your point is even/symmetrical on each side.

Row

Description

1 (RS)

With CC yarn, join yarn to the first stitch marker, slip stitch in each stitch across until you reach the second marker, turn.

Repeats

Ch 1, sl st in blo across, turn. Repeat this row until the neck cuff is approx 3 inches. Fasten off and weave in ends.  

Finishing:

Weave in any missed ends and block.