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Candy Corn Cocoon and Cap

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Red Heart
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Red Heart® Super Saver® Yarn, 1 skein each:
  • Bright Yellow (A)
  • Pumpkin (B)
  • Soft White (C)
  • Knitting Needles: Size 9 [5.5 mm] or size for gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors

GAUGE: 14 sts = 4" [10 cm}, 21 rows = 4"[10 cm] in Stockinette Stitch.

DIRECTIONS:

Finished Size:
Cocoon: 24"[61 cm] circumference x 19" [48.5 cm] long
Hat: 15"[38 cm] circumference x 9¼"[23.5 cm] long

COCOON
Body Make 2.
With A, cast on 42 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Knit across.
Row 2: Purl across.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern until Body measures 8"[21 cm] from cast on edge. Cut A.
With B, Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pattern until Body measures 18" [46 cm] from cast on edge.
Last Row: (K1, P1) across.
Repeat Last row for pattern until Body measures 19" [49 cm] from cast on edge.
Bind off all sts in pattern, leaving a long end for sewing.

CAP
Ribbing
With C, cast on 56 sts.
Row 1 (RS): (K1, P1) across.
Repeat Row 1 for Ribbing until piece measures 1" [2.5 cm] from cast on edge, ending by working a WS row.

Body
Row 1 (Right side): Knit across.
Row 2: Purl across.
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until piece measures 3½"[9 cm], ending by working a WS row.

CROWN SHAPING
Row 1 (Right side): K1, (K7, K2 tog) across to last st, K1: 50 sts.
Row 2: Purl across.
Row 3: Knit across.
Row 4: Purl across.
Row 5: K1, (K6, K2 tog) across to last st, K1: 44 sts.
Rows 6–8: Rep Rows 2–4.
Row 9: K1, (K5, K2 tog) across to last st, K1: 38 sts.
Rows 10–12: Rep Rows 2–4.
Row 13: K1, (K4, K2 tog) across to last st, K1: 32 sts.
Rows 14–16: Rep Rows 2–4.
Row 17: K1, (K3, K2 tog) across to last st, K1: 26 sts.
Rows 18–20: Rep Rows 2–4.
Row 21: K1, (K2, K2 tog) across to last st, K1: 20 sts.
Rows 22–24: Rep Rows 2–4.
Row 25: K1, (K2 tog, K1) across to last st, k1: 14 sts.
Rows 26–28: Rep Rows 2–4.
Row 29: K1, K2 tog across to last st, K1: 8 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a 15" [38 cm] end for sewing. Thread yarn needle with the end and weave through remaining stitches, draw up firmly; fasten securely. With RS together, weave seam.

FINISHING
Thread a yarn needle with the long end. With WS of two Body pieces together, sew seam 4" [10 cm] down from top edge, around bottom and other side to 4" [10 cm] below top edge. Leaving a 3"[8 cm] arm opening on each side, sew remaining 1" [3 cm].

ABBREVIATIONS
K = knit
mm = millimeter
P = purl
Rep = Rep
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = Wrong side
( ) = work instructions in parentheses as indicated.

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