Monday, November 16, 2015

Crochet Baby Owl Cocoon with Hat in Newborn and 3-6 Month Sizes

I love owls, and I love baby cocoons, so I created this Baby Owl Cocoon with Hat to give to a dear friend for her baby shower.  Her husband and I worked together and when he noticed me in the break room making a similar owl cocoon for another person, he said he just had to have one of his own for his baby girl.  They are decorating their daughter's nursery in light green and lavender, so this little number fit the bill perfectly.  Since then, I have made more of these adorable cocoons as well as shared instructions on how to make it with others.

There are many owl cocoons online, but mine is different.  I take pride in that.  It may be a similar "concept" as other baby cocoons, but this is my own swing on it. That's what is so great about the crafting world--there are countless crafters out there creating a vast array of beautiful things, and they all inspire one another to use their own creativity to make their own beauty.  The possibilities are endless!

If you are interested in ordering a custom-made Baby Owl Cocoon with Hat Set, just click HERE for the link to my Etsy shop listing.


I put a lot of work into creating this cocoon and writing the pattern from scratch. However, I am very sad to say that I can no longer share the free pattern. I really enjoyed sharing it with others and asked for nothing in return except a photo or two of finished projects. The best part of sharing it was seeing so many interpretations in the way of color combinations, embellishments, design adjustments, etc.  I also loved hearing everyone's stories about their reasons for making the set as well as their loved ones' reactions when receiving it as a gift.  

Oh well... Life does go on...  There is no point in stressing over it now.  However, I do feel badly for any crocheters who may be in the middle of making this set and now can no longer access the instructions. To those effected, please accept my sincere apologies for this inconvenience.

I will still share photos of owl cocoon sets, which others have made and shared with me.  These fellow crochet lovers shared them with me out of pride for their handiwork, and I just love seeing and sharing their creativity and hard work. Below are a few that I have enjoyed receiving so far and have been given permission to share:

January 18, 2016

I really enjoy seeing other crocheters' interpretations of this set. Check out this owl cocoon that Roxanne from ⊱Twisted Knots Crochet⊰ made!  I think it turned out so lovely.  I love the color combination she chose!

February 10, 2016

I am so pleased that so many people are using this idea to create their own lovingly-crafted creations!  A lovely lady named Marlea was so kind to e-mail a photo of the owl cocoon she made for her soon-to-arrive niece.  I think her niece is going to be snug as a bug in her aunt's beautiful handiwork!  Congratulations, Marlea, on your sweet new niece!

March 15, 2016

Fellow crochet lover and enthusiast, Mary, has just finished her version of the owl cocoon.  I enjoy when crocheters take a concept and add their own personal touches to make it their own.  She did a fine job, didn't she? 

April 4, 2016

I really like when crocheters share photos and stories of their finished projects.  Ashley was kind enough to share the owl cocoon set she just finished.  She made her set in 3-6 month size.  Great work!  The colors are fantastic, and I like the subtle sparkle in the grey yarn that she used.  A little bling is always a good idea in my opinion.  :)

June 2, 2016

A customer, "M", contacted me in May 2016 with an extra special request. Her niece was having a baby boy, and she wanted to order an owl cocoon which was lively, bright and colorful to suit her niece's bold personality. This is the first owl cocoon I've made for a little boy, so I wanted to make it more masculine. To do this, I changed the shell stitch originally used in the cocoon body and hat to my rolling meadow stitch and used the bright boy colors that "M" and I had agreed upon. To tie all the bold colors together with a neutral element, I incorporated a dark grey into the eyes, wings and breast feathers. I really like how it turned out, and she was so excited to give it to her niece!

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