I am set to do this project tomorrow - it will be about speed and so I will be timing myself to see how long it will take me. I'm a pretty fast crocheter and I want to work on getting faster - you know the old saying "time is money and money is time"...
My guess is 4 hours..
Note: Do NOT turn after Joining. Ch 2 at first of round counts as a DC. If you have counted correctly your 2dc space with be made in the first stitch of the 2dc stitch on the row below.
For all sizes:
1: Dc 11 times in the end chain. Join with a slip stitch. (12 Dc made)
2: Ch 2, DC in same space, 2dc in each stitch around. Join. (24 DC made)
3: Ch 2, Dc in same stitch, (Dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch) around. Join. (36 Dc made)
4: Ch 2, Dc in same stitch, (Dc in next 2 stitches, 2dc in next stitch) around. Join. (48 Dc made).
5: Ch 2, Dc in same stitch, (Dc in next 3 stitches, 2dc in next stitch) around. Join. (60 Dc made)
6: Ch 2, Dc in same stitch, (Dc in next 4 stitches, 2dc in next stitch) around. Join. (72 Dc made)
7: Ch 2, Dc in same stitch, Dc in each stitch around. Join.
8: Ch 2, Dc in NEXT stitch and each stitch around. Join.
For 5-6lb size:
Rows 9-24: Repeat Row 8, for 24 rows or until cocoon reaches about 14″.
For 7-10lb size:
Rows 9-28: Repeat Row 8 for 28 rows or until cocoon reaches about 18″.
For babies a little larger or for a 0-3mos size, you may use a size I hook with worsted weight (SOFT please!) yarn and continue cocoon until it reaches 24″ or desired size.
Now, finish off or for girls you may add a shell or picot edging. I don’t for boys but that is up to you. For Boys you may add a few rows to be turned down at the top, or simply stop at row 28 or so.
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