I loved the crocodile stitch and loved cocoons so I decided to merge them into this pattern. The delicate crocodile stitches begged for something dramatic up top thus I came up with the unique concept to evolve from cocoon to afghan. The lovely afghan topper will drape delicately around the baby as well as provide additional warmth. What I also love about this pattern is the use of the L hook. It is larger than suggested for the yarn weight, but it works quickly and adds softness to the finished product and also gives it a very delicate and lacey appearance. It is also very good for people with eyesight issues or dexterity problems because the larger hook and stitches are easier to do. Have fun and please share pictures of your finished products on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/crochetbymonica. This pattern may be used for charity or sale of the finished product by the pattern purchaser. I love to hear from my followers. IF YOU NOTE ANY ERRORS IN THIS PATTERN, PLEASE LET ME KNOW ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY double crochet single crochet crocodile stitch working in rounds changing colors half double crochet SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 22" x 11"