it's very stretchy, width wise and length wise. (sorry for the bad pics, the sun was coming in weird)
this is the seam on the back, which you will not see. i made this for my photography so i'll just lay that side down. and in real life it doesn't look that defined.
this is a really bad pic of the bottom. i wanted to show you that it's like a little circle.
and i still have this much yarn left. it only took one skein.
ok now how i made it:
ok now how i made it:
what you need:
1 ball of Lion Brand Homespun Yarn (this was the deco or cream color i think)
1 pair 13in US size 11 8.0mm needles
large-eyed blunt needle
Cast On (CO) 60 stitches (this was a complete guess it has to be wide enough to fold in half)
Knit until it measures between 18-20 inches (mine is about 18in streched)
Knit 2 tog. until the end of the row (30 stitches remain)
Knit 2 rows
Knit 2 tog. until the end of the row (15 stitches remain)
Knit 1 row
Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail. thread tail into the large-eyed blunt needle, then, one at a time, thread the needle through the 15 stitches. Pull the yarn tight to make the bottom. Knot the yarn to secure.
Next make sure you have a long piece of yarn and thread into the blunt needle. making sure the piece is folded in half, sew up the side until you get to the top. Tie it off. You're done!!
i don't know if that is helpful or clear but you can ask me if you have any questions.
this isn't meant to hold a baby for a long time or leave unattended. i made it for photography purposes.
i want to make another one with chunky-er yarn and larger needles to get more of a net like look to it. and i want a green one. i went with a more neutral color b/c i want it for boys and girls.
i don't have any baby models right now. (update: so i just tried this cocoon out on a 2 week old and it was a little big but it worked. next time i might CO less stiches and make it an inch shorter- it streches a lot!) 2 friends are due in may/june and all the other babies around are too big now. this is meant for newborns. sad. oh well you get the general idea with the pictures. i hope someone finds this and can use it i was so frusturated i couldn't find any patterns so here's one that might work for you.