Make your own Tunisian crochet Comfy Cocoon Shrug, the perfect easy and breezy cardigan for Spring and Summer!
When you’re new to crocheting garments, there are a lot of things that can be intimidating.
First of all, there’s the gauge to take into account, and how to crochet something that really fits you!
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Behind gauge and making clothes that fit, there’s the right choice of yarn, understanding the different shapes of clothing, how to adapt them to different body types, and getting a nice drape.
So, yes, crocheting garments can be quite intimidating.
That’s why it’s good to start with something easy peasy like this Comfy Cocoon Shrug!
Cocoons are some of the easiest garments you can crochet, and if you can crochet a blanket, you can be sure that you’ll definitely be able to crochet a shrug as well!
How to crochet an easy cocoon shrug using Tunisian crochet
For making a Tunisian crochet cocoon cardigan, all you need to make is actually just a square or rectangle and fold it the right way to transform it into a cardigan.
You’ll find more info about the construction further down in this article.
For now, all you need to do is to grab your Tunisian crochet hook and some yarn.
Since we’ll need to fit the entire piece on the hook, it’s important to have a Tunisian crochet hook with a cord extension.
Ideally, you can use any Tunisian crochet stitch for your shrug.
However, many Tunisian stitches can be quite bulky and solid.
That’s why for my Spring shrug, I chose to use the Tunisian Top Loop Stitch (Ttls), which creates a lightweight fabric with the perfect drape!
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- 9.0-mm (M/13 USA, 00 UK) Tunisian Crochet Hook with a wire extension of 40″ (100 cm)
- 8.0-mm (L/11 USA, 0 UK) Crochet Hook
- Worsted (4, Medium) Weight Yarn
- Tapestry Needle
Feel free to use any comparable yarn that meets gauge.
Size & YARDAGE
The pattern is written for size S/XS (M/L, XL/2XL, 3-5XL).
|Size||To Fit Bust||Main Panel Size||Yardage|
|32” / 35”|
81 cm / 89 cm
|35” / 40”|
90 cm / 100 cm
|37” / 44”|
94 cm / 112 cm
|40” / 48”|
102 cm / 122 cm
14 Sts for 8 rows worked in Ttls in 4″ (10 cm).
This cocoon is crocheted in one piece, the main panel (see picture below), crocheting from side to side using the Tunisian top loop stitch.
The main panel is folded in half along the longest side.
To create the armholes, the short sides are seamed leaving an opening close to the folded side.
After seaming, the lapel is crocheted all around the long sides of the main panel. Lastly, the sleeves are added directly around the armhole openings (see diagram below).
Abbreviations (US Terms)
- BLO – Back Loop Only
- Ch – Chain
- Sc – Single Crochet
- Sk – Skip
- Sl St – Slip Stitch
- Sp(s) – Space(s)
- St – Stitch
- TFR – Tunisian Foundation Row
- Ttls – Tunisian Top Loop Stitch
- Yo – Yarn Over
Back Loop Only (BLO)
Learn how to crochet in the back loop HERE.
Standard Tunisian Return
Yo, pull through 1, (yo, pull through 2) until you only have 1 loop on your hook.
Tunisian Foundation Row (TFR)
Find a step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet the Tunisian foundation row HERE.
Comfy Cocoon Shrug Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern
With your 9.0-mm Tunisian crochet hook, make a TFR with 112 (125, 130, 140) sts.
Row 1. Ttls across starting from top loop between the first and second st. (112, 125, 130, 140 sts)
Return. Standard Tunisian Return.
Row 2. Ttls across starting from the top loop between the second and third st. (112, 125, 130, 140 sts)
Return. Standard Tunisian Return.
Keep repeating rows 1-2 until you get to row 70 (80, 88, 96), or until you reach 35” (40″, 44″, 48″), 89 (100, 112, 122) cm in length.
Bind off in pattern and fasten off.
Lay the main panel with the wrong side facing up.
Fold the panel in half by bringing the two long sides together (see the schematic representations on page 2).
With a length of yarn and a tapestry needle, seam the short sides :
- First, join the first and last sts of the TFR on one end, and of the bind off row on the other end of the panel.
- Continue seaming until you joined the first 35 (38, 40, 44) sts to the corresponding last 35 (38, 40, 44) sts of the TFR on one end, and of the bind off row on the other end of the panel.
You should have 42 (49, 50, 52) sts remaining for the armhole on each side of the panel.
With your 8.0-mm crochet hook, join yarn in any st on the long side of the panel.
Round 1. Sc in each st all around the 2 long sides of the main panel. Sc 1 also on the side of each of the two seams. (73, 83, 91, 99 sts)
Do not join but continue to work in the round.
Round 2-4. BLO sc all around.
With your 8.0-mm crochet hook, join yarn in any st on the armhole opening.
Round 1. Sc in each st all around the armhole. For a nicer result, sc in the last 2 sts that you seamed and also on the side of the seam itself. (45, 52, 53, 55 sts)
Do not join but continue crocheting in the round.
Round 2-3. BLO sc all around.
Fasten off and weave in all your ends.
YOUR Tunisian CROCHET Comfy Cocoon Shrug IS READY!
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