Easy Pumpkin Cocoon + Knit Leaf Tutorial

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Easy Pumpkin Cocoon + Knit Leaf Tutorial Pattern


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Knitting: Easy Pumpkin Cocoon + Knit Leaf Tutorial
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • stockinette stitch
  • seed stitch (directions included in pattern)
  • knit 2 together
  • Make 1 increase (tutorial included in pattern)
  • slip-slip-knit (instructions included in pattern)

Pattern Description:

This adorable chunky knit Pumpkin Cocoon is fast to knit with worsted weight yarn used doubled and big size 15 knitting needles. A detailed photo tutorial for the knitted leaves is included.

You can finish this in an evening or two. The cocoon is great for beginners and fun for experienced knitters as well. In Rust and Green colors this is an adorable Pumpkin Set, but made in pastel colors, this cocoon set is charming for springtime and Easter.

The directions are written out in clear sentences without abbreviations. There are many colorful pictures. The step-by-step pattern guarantees your success. Purchase of this pattern gives you access to the designer (me) for any questions you may have about making this cocoon set.

This is wonderful for baby photos and is also a cozy way to carry your baby to holiday parties.

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This pattern is for personal use only.


10 stitches, 14 rows = 4 inches (40 cm) after blocking.
The gauge is given for the cocoon with knitting worsted yarn used doubled.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Hat - 13 inch circumference
  • Cocoon - 9 inches wide X 19 1/2 inches long


  • 150 grams knitting worsted weight yarn in Rust
  • 50 grams knitting worsted weight yarn in Leaf Green
  • Size 15 knitting needles
  • Size 9 knitting needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Large eyed blunt yarn needle
  • Row counter (optional)

Suggested yarn:

446 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

For this cocoon I used Patons Merino Wool Worsted Yarn


Rust + Leaf Green

About Designer

About Designer

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My Mom taught me to knit & crochet when I was only 4 years old! I couldn't read yet, so I had to design my own patterns!

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