Friday, March 24, 2017

How To Make A Crochet Cocoon Shrug From ANY Square

Hello! Thank you for the visit.
Today I am writing about the very popular cocoon shrug.

I have been wanting to create one with a Virus Blanket for a really long time, and then Leona from Leona's Craft sent me a message and a link to the cocoon she created on her blog.
Please check hers out HERE .

I also realized that you can create one with any square so I decided to use the Beautiful shells blanket as my second square.

You can check out my video HERE
But the list goes on..... so many amazing blankets to make cocoons out of!

If you want to make one you will need a crocheted square between 30-41 inches or a measurement from the back of your neck to where you want it to end on your behind.

Stay on the large side.
This way you can even make a cocoon for a child. 💗

To start make your square.
You will need the yarn and hook you used for your square
and a yarn needle and a pare of scissors.

I used Red Heart super saver on warm brown and buff for the Virus blanket. About 700 yards
and an 8.00MM crochet hook.

and for the Beautiful shells square I used an N.9.00MM hook with Red heart heather gray and Berry red. About the same yardage maybe a little more.

After completing your square, fold it in half, wrong side out.

Then you measure 7 inches down from the fold and place a stitch marker on each side.

Then sew with your yarn needle from the stitch maker to the open end of your work. (do this on both sides) The 7 inch openings are now your arm holes.

Grab the open end of your work and open it. It should now look like this~

Join your yarn to the bottom of your work (see next photo arrow) And HDC all around the opening.

So now it looks like this

You can now choose what kind of edging you want.
I went with a camel stitch for the virus cocoon. It was so smooth but textured like a knit stitch.
I show you how to do this in my video if you do not know the camel stitch.

Or you could do the double crochet front post double crochet. This gives a beautiful texture.

You can do the one row of hdc and then 2-4 rows of the texture stitch of your choice, then one or two rows of single crochet.

For the gray cocoon I did one row of single crochet and then realized that it was falling too open for me so I single crocheted around once again, but this time skipping every other stitch.

It worked well for me and tightened it up.

Now what ever you did for the large opening of your cocoon you will repeat in small scale for your arm holes...............

Mine looked like this when done.

Sew in your ends and show off your new wearable blanket!!

Thank you for the visit and please leave me a comment. 💚💚💚


  1. Thank you so very much for this! I have been scouring the Internet trying to find a good tutorial like this.

    1. I'm so happy you found mine and took the time to comment. Thank you!

  2. Wow,just wow! Exactly what I was looking for! That you so much for your tutorial.

    1. That is wonderful to hear! Thank you for checking it out and commenting!

  3. With just basic folds and simple knits using a crotchet making use of a virus blanket Jonna Martinez has made making cocoon shrugs pretty simple with her well explained tutorial