14 Adorable Crochet Baby Cocoon Patterns

Tulip Hat and Cocoon Free Crochet Pattern
Tiny Pushes

Every day is a great day to crochet a gift for a new baby. These 14 baby cocoon patterns provide a variety of styles for both boys and girls. They are especially popular as photo props for newborn babies but are also functional in keeping them warm (as well as cute!).

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    Easy Chunky Cocoon

    Crochet baby cocoon with stuffed animal
    Kathryn Vercillo

    This free crochet baby cocoon pattern works up really quickly because it is made with super bulky yarn. This yarn choice also makes the cocoon super cozy for baby, particularly on colder days. Select your yarn colors to suit the baby's gender or just the family's preferences.

    Baby Cocoon Free Crochet Pattern by The Spruce Crafts

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    Easy-Peasy Cocoon

    Baby in cocoon crochet pattern lying on crochet blanket
    The Florida Crochet Garden

    Here is another super simple free baby cocoon crochet pattern. It is worked with thick yarn and a size N crochet hook, using double crochet stitches worked in the round. 

    Easy Peasy Baby Cocoon by The Florida Crochet Garden

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    Watermelon Cocoon

    Crochet watermelon baby cocoon on wood table
    Danyel Pink

    Got a summer baby that needs to be kept warm and snuggly at an outdoor evening event? Watermelon-themed crochet patterns are perfect for summer. This baby cocoon pattern will have everyone cooing over the little one's cuteness.

    Watermelon Cocoon by Danyel Pink, via Ravelry

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    Easter Cocoon

    Newborn Easter egg cocoon pattern with chick hat
    AMK Crochet

    Crochet baby cocoons are popular choices for making costumes and photo props for babies. Very young babies often sleep through their earliest photos but parents still want those cute images to share with others on the holidays; baby cocoons add that element of sweetness even when the baby is asleep. This crochet pattern is for a cocoon in chevron stitch made using springtime colors and a matching baby chick crochet hat pattern. Make the cocoon in other colors without the hat to use this pattern all year round.

    Newborn Chick Hat + Cocoon by AMK Crochet

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    Mermaid Tail Cocoon

    Mermaid baby cocoon crochet pattern on wood table
    Maple Grove Creative Designs

    The crochet mermaid tail blanket became popular almost as soon as it was designed and inspired many other designs, one of the cutest of which is this crochet mermaid cocoon. This one is especially cute for summer.

    Mermaid Baby Cocoon by Maple Grove Creative Design

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    Caterpillar Cocoon

    Caterpillar cocoon crochet pattern with hat on wood floor
    Betty's Banter

    The Caterpillar story is a popular one with kids and the character itself is immediately recognizable. Dress baby up for Halloween, spring—or just for fun—in this free baby cocoon crochet pattern.

    Caterpillar Cocoon by Betty's Banter

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    Tulip Hat and Cocoon

    Baby in a Tulip hat and cocoon crochet pattern lying on a bed
    Tiny Pushes

    In addition to animals, flowers are a frequent source of inspiration for baby cocoon patterns. Anne Geddes photography has surely been a large reason for this. Here is a tulip crochet baby cocoon pattern that combines a fairly simple bottom with a detailed floral hat. This one is a great choice for photographing babies in spring and summer, although if you adjust the colors, it's a design that could be used year-round.

    Tulip Hat and Cocoon by Tiny Pushes

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    Giraffe Cocoon

    Baby in a crochet giraffe cocoon pattern with hat lying on a blanket
    Rachael Whitton Stegmoyer

    Animals of all kinds are popular design inspiration for baby cocoons. After all, what baby doesn't look even more precious dressed up like a cute, cuddly animal? This giraffe cocoon is one of the more unique animal options. The pattern is a free download through Ravelry. 

    Crochet Giraffe Baby Cocoon by Rachael Whitton Stegmoyer

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    Baby Pod Cocoon

    Baby in pod floral cocoon crochet pattern lying on a blanket
    Cre8tion Crochet

    Another way to add the floral touch is to simply attach a beautiful crochet flower to a more basic crochet cocoon design. This option allows you to leave the cocoon simpler to make it more gender-neutral or to really lavish it with decorative flowers. This free pattern is a simple one that is great for attaching your own crochet flower designs.

    Baby Pod by Cre8tion Crochet

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    Lion Cocoon

    Baby in a lion cocoon pattern lying on carpet
    Littlest Yarn Shop

    We'd be lyin' if we said we didn't love this truly adorable baby cocoon pattern. This cocoon is for photography purposes only, so stitch up this cocoon for baby's first Halloween or baby's first photoshoot. You can purchase this pattern on Etsy.

    Lion Cocoon by Littlest Yarn Shop

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    Swaddling Cocoon

    Baby in swaddling cocoon crochet pattern lying on blanket
    Kara Cardella

    Baby cocoon patterns are perfect for swaddling baby. Crochet designer Kara Cardella explains: "This baby cocoon has an attached, hinged rectangle that can be cinched tight to swaddle your wee one. The rectangle can be folded down for the smallest of newborns and the chunky yarn has nylon that gives it a nice stretch as your baby grows."

    Coo-Coo Cocoon by Kara Cardella via Crochetvolution

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    Snuggle Cuddle Cocoon

    Snuggle cuddle cocoon crochet pattern on blanket
    Mamma That Makes

    This precious baby cocoon crochet pattern is designed for newborns, but the original size was created for stillborn premature babies so that they could be buried in something special. This is another use of the baby cocoon that many people don't think of, but that can be helpful to the hearts of grieving parents. The unique construction of this pattern shows a buttoned alternative to many of the slip-on cocoon sacks.

    Snuggle Cuddle Cocoon by Mamma That Makes

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    Snuggle Bug Cocoon

    Sleeping baby in snuggle bug cocoon crochet pattern
    Ashley Designs Corner / Novel Etchings Photography

    As you might have noticed, many (although not all) baby cocoon patterns include the sleep sack portion as well as a matching hat. The idea is to keep baby warm from head to toe. However, there are ways of doing that without creating a separate hat. This simple free crochet sleep sack pattern is designed so that the top can be pulled up like a hood around the baby. 

    Snuggle Bug Cocoon by Ashley Designs Corner

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    Raspberry Stitch Cocoon

    Raspberry stitch baby Cocoon crochet pattern
    My Merry Messy Life

    Many crochet baby cocoon patterns use very simple stitches, which is fine, but it's also fun to play with more complex stitch patterns, which you'll have the opportunity to do here with raspberry stitch. Some people complain that openwork crochet baby cocoon patterns let baby's toes slip through, which won't happen with this design.

    Raspberry Stitch Baby Cocoon by My Merry Messy Life