Little Dots Baby Cocoon Crochet Pattern – Free Preemie Size

Little Dots Baby Cocoon Crochet Pattern – Free Preemie Size
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The Little dots baby cocoon pattern has been waiting in the wings for its release for a while now! It is one of a set of 6, with the last couple releasing soon.

I really like making all 6 designs they are perfect for my annual Crochet Preemie Challenge.

My daughter, Jorja, was a preemie, and I really wish she had had a cocoon while in the hospital that I or someone else had crocheted (or knitted) for her, but at the time, I just was not skilled enough to write my own pattern and I could not find any books at all, nor could I find websites that had one I felt like I could make.

So Jorja just had lots of lovely blankets that I made her.

The Little Dots

The little dots stitches are actually triple crochet stitches “smushed” when using a much smaller (single crochet) stitch following it.  This made the stitch “pop” out and create a “little dot” affect.  I really liked it!  There is also a  Little Dots Bib coming soon too!

You will love the simplicity of the pattern as well as how pretty it looks.  In solid colors or even as a color stripe, it’s beautiful either way.

Materials Used

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I originally used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in a super duper light blue/gray (I cannot remember the color name, sorry!) but any very plush acrylic #4 weight medium/worsted/Aran yarn will do.  I’m a super big fan of Mary Maxim’s Starlette Sparkle yarn!  I’ve done lots of projects with the gold color and the white with the gold sparkle in it!

I also used a 5mm hook—my Furls Odyssey in peach

Tapestry Needle

Stitch markers (to mark the beginning of each round so I made sure of where to officially stop…)


Terms Used

The pattern is written in US terms and the abbreviations I used are as follows:


SS—slip stitch


Sc—single crochet

Tr—Triple Crochet


*—indicates where the repeat starts

FO—fasten off

Increasing or Decreasing the Size

In the baby cocoon PDF pattern, I include how to do the math to make your cocoon larger or smaller to custom fit the baby you’re making it for.   The pattern here on this post is a preemie size, especially for the Preemie Crochet Challenge 2022.


PDF Pattern links

This baby cocoon pattern (along with instructions on how to increase the size of your cocoon), is in all of my shops. You can find it at:

The Pattern:

Rnd 1—         MR and chain 3 (counts as a dc)

Complete 7 more dc’s in the ring.  SS to join to top of ch3. (8)

Rnd 2—       Ch3, dc in same as join (counts as 2dc), 2dc in each st around, ss to top of ch 3 to join. (16)

Rnd 3—       Ch3, *2dc in next st, dc in next; rep from * to end—ending with 2dc in final st.  SS to top of ch3 to join. (24)

Rnd 4—       Ch3, dc in next, 2dc in next; *dc next 2 sts, 2dc in next; rep from * to end—ending with 2dc in final st.  SS to top of ch3 to join. (32)

Rnd 5—         Ch3, dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next, *dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next; rep from * to end—ending with 2dc in final st.  SS to top of ch3 to join. (40)

Rnd 6—       Ch3, dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next, *dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next; rep from * to end—ending with 2dc in final st.  SS to top of ch3 to join. (48)

Rnd 7—       Ch3, dc in next 4sts, 2dc in next, *dc in next 5 sts, 2dc in next; rep from * to end—ending with 2dc in final st.  SS to top of ch3 to join. TURN. (56)



Rnd 8—       Ch1 (counts), *tr in next st, ss in next; rep from * to end.  SS to top of ch1 to join.  TURN.  (56)

Rnds 9-11— Ch3, dc in next st and in each around.  SS to top of ch3 to join. TURN at the end of round 11.  (56)

Rnd 12–        Repeat round 8.  (56)

Rnds 13-15– Repeat rounds 9-11.  (56)

Rnd 16–      Repeat round 8. (56)

Rnds 17-19– Repeat rounds 9-11.  (56)

Rnd 20–      Repeat round 8. (56)

Rnd 21-23–  Repeat rounds 9-11. (56)

Rnd 24–      Ch1, crab st in first and in each st around (please read the instructions for crab stitch).  FO and weave in ends.




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Preemie Crochet Challenge 2022

From June 8th – 30th 2022 this pattern will be part of my annual Preemie Crochet Challenge.

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  1. Collect the patterns as they are free pdf downloads with the coupon code.
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