Garden Cocoon Knit Pattern

Knit Baby Pea Pod

Knit Pea Pod Baby Cocoon Pattern

There’s nothing so endearing as tiny babies folded into tiny positions.  This adorable pea pod style snuggle sack will keep your little one all cozily wrapped up in those first few weeks.  Forget the swaddle and slip baby into this cute newborn cocoon.  It’s also perfect as a newborn photo prop.

This cocoon comes in one size suitable for an average size Newborn under 2 weeks of age. It is designed for a very snug fit around the baby, and although it does have lots of stretch, it will not fit babies over 9 lbs.

This pattern calls for Size 10.0mm (US 15) Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method) and Straight Needles used with Super Bulky (6) yarn.

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Garden Cocoon Knit Pattern


  • Yarn: Approximately 85 yards of Super Bulky (6) yarn
  • Knitting Needles: Size 10.0mm (US 15) Straight and Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method)
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle


5 sts and 7 rows = 2 inches (5 centimeters) In Stockinette Stitch

***It is important to check your gauge!***


  • K: Knit
  • K2tog: Knit the next two stitches together
  • **: Repeat the section in between the two stars as specified

**Note: This design is meant to be super snug around a Newborn baby and is meant to fit a 6-8 lb. baby.  Your project will look very small until it is stretched out around the Newborn.  Be sure to cast on your stitches loosely so the opening of the cocoon can be stretched to slide a Newborn in.**

Newborn Cocoon Pattern

Loosely Cast on 30 sts onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method)

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: *K1, P1* Repeat around

Repeat round 1 until your piece measures approx. 10.75” (27cm) from the cast on edge


Round 1: *K2tog, P1* Repeat around (20 total sts)

Round 2: *K2tog* Repeat around (10 total sts)

Do not bind off.  Cut approx. 12” (30.5cm) tail.  Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl.  Pull yarn tail through to cinch the bottom of cocoon.  Tie a knot and weave in ends.

Using your straight needles and starting on a knit stitch, pick up 25 sts from the top of the cocoon.  Make sure to pick these sts up from the outside of the cocoon towards the inside so your seam will not show as much.

Row 1: (Right side facing) *K1, P1* Repeat all the way across, ending on a K1

Row 2: *P1, K1* Repeat all the way across, ending on a P1

Repeat rows 1 & 2 until your hood measures approx. 6” (15.25cm) from the picked up sts

Separate your sts onto your two straight needles (12 on one and 13 on the other) and use one of your Double Pointed Needles to bind off using the Three Needle Bind off Method.  Make sure your two right sides are together before binding off so your seam will be on the inside.  Secure and weave in all ends.




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7 Comments On “Garden Cocoon Knit Pattern”

  1. I love this! How long does it measure from the cast on at shoulders down to bind off at bottom tip please?

  2. So far so good…but is the hood “supposed to be” seed stitch?

  3. So cute!

  4. My 3rd grandbaby is due at the end of next month & from the looks of things, is already close to the 8lbs mark. Any suggestions for how to make this ‘2+ lbs’ bigger? Tia! ❤

  5. This is so adorable!

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