Make It a Snuggly One

Learn to make the Erin Cocoon Shrug free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Hi friends! It’s a special Sunday post because you know what it is? The Furls Blog Hop! And this weekend I have the pleasure of introducing you to the new Erin Cocoon Shrug crochet pattern.

I have had this pattern ready since the end of March and I have been dying to share it with you because I am so excited with how it worked out. It is so nice and squishy to wear, especially right now when the weather is so unpredictable… or it is where I live. 2 weeks ago it was in the 50’s now it’s in the 90’s. So unpredictable. Slightly upsetting. You need some comfort in this time, right? Maybe from yarn?

So! Speaking of comfort. This design makes me smile, because it’s so simple but still so fun. I mean, if there’s a Divine Debris “brand” I’d like it to be that. It’s probably not, but I’d like it to be. Mostly because, it’s me in a nutshell – simple but still exciting. I mean, those things don’t have be mutually exclusive. Right?

Anyway… back to the new Erin Cocoon Shrug pattern. There are four sizes in this pattern so, hopefully, you can find a your size pretty easily, especially it’s supposed to be extra big and roomy. And the repeat is pretty simple. If you want to make it bigger you can make it larger by adding rows and add more rows to the Sleeves or Lapel to make it personalized. It’s fully up to you and what you like.

And I know that everything is a lot right now. I have had a lot going on in my brain lately and so I’m trying to keep myself busy. I hope you take care the best way you can and for a little bit, my patterns help you. See you in May friends!

Please note: I was provided the yarn and hook I used for this pattern by Furls for the purposes of making this design, with compensation. I wasn’t provided the yarn or hook with specific expectations but I did love using it and will definitely use it again.

This pattern is linked to Hookin’ On Hump Day 214


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Materials

  • US I (5.50 mm) crochet hook
  • Size #4/ worsted/ medium weight yarn
  • Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, tape measure

Gauge

  • 13 hdc x 11 rows = 4”
  • In pattern, 3 repeats across (20 sts) = 4.5”
  • In pattern, 8 rows = 4”

Terms/ Stitches used

  • RS: right side
  • St: stitch
  • Ch: chain
  • Join
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • Dc: double crochet

Notes

  • This pattern is worked in 3 sections: the Body, the Sleeves, and the Lapel. The Body is worked in rows, back and forth with a turn at the beginning of the row. Once the Body is done, then you seam up the row ends to create the Sleeve holes. Then you work around the Sleeve holes to create the sleeves. Then you work around the first and last rows of the Body to create the Lapel.
  • The ch-3 at the beginning of some rows does count as a stitch.
  • The ch-1 at the beginning of some rows does not count as a stitch.The example in the photos is the XS/SM in Furls Yarn Whims Merino in Mustard.

Finished product dimensions (measurements may vary by gauge and yarn used)

Learn to make the Erin Cocoon Shrug free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Learn to make the Erin Cocoon Shrug free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Finished Product Dimensions

XS/ SM
Body width: 38”
Body height: 34.5”
Lapel height: 1.75”
Sleeve height: 2”
Yarn: 31 oz/ 833 yds
Fits Chest: 28″ – 34″

MD/LG
Body width: 42.75”
Body height: 38.5”
Lapel height: 1.75”
Sleeve height: 2”
Yarn: 36.6 oz/ 983 yds
Fits Chest: 36″ – 40″

1x/ 2X
Body width: 49”
Body height: 42.5”
Lapel height: 1.75”
Sleeve height: 2”
Yarn: 46.6 oz/ 1252 yds
Fits Chest: 44″ – 50″

3X – 5X
Body width: 52”
Body height: 46.5”
Lapel height: 1.75”
Sleeve height: 2”
Yarn: 53 oz/ 1423 yds
Fits Chest: 52″ – 60″

Pattern instructions

Learn to make the Erin Cocoon Shrug free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Erin Cocoon Shrug pattern: Body section laid flat

Body
Sizing as follows: XS/SM (MD/LG, 1X/2X, 3X – 5X)

Row 1: Ch 170 (191, 219, 233), sc into the second ch from the hook, *ch 3, skip the next 2 sts, sc into the next st, ch 3, skip the next 3 sts, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 23 (26, 30, 32) more times – 49, (55, 63, 67) sc, 48 (54, 62, 66) ch-3 spaces

(RS) Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, dc 4 times into the next ch-3 space, ch 1, skip the next sc, dc into the next ch-3 space, ch 1, skip the next sc, *dc 4 times into the next ch-3 space, ch 1, skip the next sc, dc into the next ch-3 space, ch 1,* repeat from * to * 23 (26, 30, 32) more times, dc into the last sc – 122 (132, 157, 167) dc, 48 (54, 62, 66) ch-1 spaces
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, ch 3, skip the next [ch 1, dc], sc into the next ch-1 space, *ch 3, skip the next 4 dc, sc into the next ch-1 space, ch 3, skip the next dc, sc into the next ch-1 space,* repeat from * to * 22 (25, 29, 31) more times, ch 3, skip the next 4 dc, sc into the last dc – 49, (55, 63, 67) sc, 48 (54, 62, 66) ch-3 spaces
Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as a dc plus a ch 1, here and throughout), turn, dc into the next ch-3 space, ch 1, skip the next sc, dc 4 times into the next ch-3 space, *ch 1, skip the next sc, dc into the next ch-3 space, ch 1, skip the next sc, dc 4 times into the next ch-3 space,* repeat from * to * 22 (25, 29, 31) more times, dc into the last sc – 122 (132, 157, 167) dc, 48 (54, 62, 66) ch-1 spacesRow 5: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, *ch 3, skip the next 4 dc, sc into the next ch-1 space, ch 3, skip the next dc, sc into the next ch-1 space,* repeat from * to *  22 (25, 29, 31) more times, ch 3, skip the next 4 dc, sc into the next ch-1 space, ch 3, skip the next dc, sc into the last st – 49, (55, 63, 67) sc, 48 (54, 62, 66) ch-3 spaces
Rows 6 – 69 (77, 85, 93): repeat rows 2- 5, 16 (18, 20, 22) times
Fasten off, weave in your ends.

Creating the Sleeve Holes
To create the sleeves, you will fold the Body piece in half and seam up the row ends toward the fold. The unworked row ends will be your arm holes.
Starting from the Row 1/69 (77, 85, 93) side, weave 19 (23, 19, 27) rows together. You will have 31 (31, 39, 39) rows unworked for the sleeve hole. Repeat the seaming on the other side.

Learn to make the Erin Cocoon Shrug free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Erin Cocoon Shrug pattern: Sleeve section close up

Sleeves
With the RS facing you, create a slipknot on your hook and start in the next dc row end next to the seam you created to make the Sleeve Holes, hdc twice in the dc row end, *hdc once in the next sc row end, hdc twice in the next dc row end,* repeat from* to * 14 (14, 18, 18) more times, join – 47 (47, 59, 59) hdc
Rnd 2 – 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc into the next 47 (47, 59, 59) sts, join – 47 (47, 59, 59) hdcRnd 5: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 47 (47, 59, 59) sts, join – 47 (47, 59, 59) sc
Fasten off, weave in your ends. Repeat Sleeve instructions on the other side.

Learn to make the Erin Cocoon Shrug free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Erin Cocoon Shrug pattern: Finished flat lay

Lapel
With the RS facing you, create a slipknot on your hook and start in the first st to the left of one of your Sleeve seams
Rnd 1: hdc into the first st, *hdc twice into the next ch-3 space, hdc into the next sc,* repeat from * to * 47 (53, 61, 65) more times, move to the other side of the original ch row, hdc into the first st, *hdc twice into the next ch space, hdc into the next sc,* repeat from * to * 47 (53, 61, 65) more times, join – 290 (326, 374, 398) hdc
Rnds 2 – 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc into the next  290 (326, 374, 398) sts, join –  290 (326, 374, 398)
Fasten off, weave in your ends.

Learn to make the Erin Cocoon Shrug free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Tada! There it is, the Erin Cocoon Shrug! I hope you love it and use the hashtag #DivineDebris on Instagram and I’ll share it in my stories!

31 thoughts on “Make It a Snuggly One

  1. This is a very cute pattern but i need to know how much yarn tp purchase for the size i need. I want to make the md/lg. Can you tell me the yardage needed. Thank you.

  2. Is there any way you can do a video tutorial on how to do the beginning of the pattern? I’m more of a visual learner and with my dyslexia I get easily confused. Just a little snippet, pretty please???

    1. Hi! At the moment I don’t quite have the time or the materials to create a video for this pattern. I suggest taking the pattern very slowly and doing it one instruction at a time, it’s a very easy design once you get the repeat down.

      Take care,
      Amber

  3. I love this! Can you tell me how tall you are though? I’m debating sizes and we have the same body type, but I might want to make the MD/LG if you’re shorter than me because I definitely want it to cover my bum like yours does in the photos. (I’m 5’6”) Thank you!

  4. not sure what is the world I am doing wrong LOL I …. ch 191 MD/LG, sc 2nd from hook, ch3, sk nxt 2 st, sc into the nxt, ch3, sk nxt 3 st, sc into next st. repeat this till end. But instead of 54 ch 3 sp I am coming up with 48??? any ideas what I might be doing wrong?

    1. I don’t know. I would check and make sure you’re counting correctly. Chain 191 – 2 (where you sc into the second ch from the hook) = 189 chs and the repeat is 7 sts, 189/7 is 27 repeats, 27 repeats will give you 54 ch-3 spaces.
      I hope that makes sense and helps you see how it math on the pattern works.

      <3 <3
      Amber

      1. Found my mistake, lol was not following the pattern correctly! I needed to alternate the skip 2 and 3 thank you very much. I love your pattern and color choices too!

  5. Hi There! I’m afraid I’m confused about how to fold/sew to make the sleeves. I’ve crocheted my 77 rows for the md/lg pattern and folded it in half from top to bottom. Next I counted up 23 rows but there are only 13 left for the arm hole, not 31. Any advice on how to proceed would be appreciated. Thanks and I love this pattern!

    1. I would double check to make sure you have enough rows. You’re seaming together 23 rows on either side (row 1 toward the fold and row 77 toward the fold) so that will leave you 31 rows left unseamed of your original 77. IE: 77-23-23=31
      I hope that helps 🙂

      Take care,
      Amber

  6. Hi, I love this pattern, Thank you for producing it. I wanted to substitute the wool yarn. In your opinion what yarn would work best? I like Premium everyday, I Love this Yarn and recently worked with zz twist. Hopefully something I could get for no shipping and keeping under $50. Sorry that is a lot of parameters. Any suggestios?

    1. I imagine any wool yarn would work well for this. It’s mostly about checking yardage and making sure you order enough. When you get your yarn, just do a gauge swatch and see if you need to adjust your hook 🙂

      Take care,
      Amber

  7. Hi,

    I’m having the same problem as 1 of the other people but with a different size. I’m trying to follow the 1X/2X instructions-Ch 219, sc into the second ch from the hook, *ch 3, skip the next 2 sts, sc into the next st, ch 3, skip the next 3 sts, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 30 more times – 63 sc, 62 ch-3 spaces. Everything works fine until I count the ch-3 spaces–I only have/count 31 ch-3 spaces. I have done & re-done the chain & Row 1 about 4 times…number come out the same each time. Is there any help you can give me…please?

    1. Hi!
      I honestly don’t know what might be going on. If you ch 219 for 1X/2X then sc into the second ch from the hook, that leaves you with 217 chs and the repeat “ch 3, skip 2, sc, ch 3, skip 3, sc” is 7 sts, so 217 divided by 7 is 31, the repeat has 2 ch-3 spaces, which is how you get 62 ch-3 spaces. This isn’t your skipped sts, it’s the ch 3 you did when skipping both the 2 sts and 3 sts.
      I hope that helps 🙂

      1. Thank-you for clearing that up; never dawned on me to count the chain 3s. Yes I was counting the skipped ch-3 stitches (what I know as ch-3 spaces).

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