Mermaid Cocoon Newborn Photo Prop by Angie Hartley

Mermaid Cocoon Newborn Photo Prop

October 2011
Aran (8 wpi) ?
stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
250 - 350 yards (229 - 320 m)
One size fits babies 7 through 15 pounds or more.
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This fits newborns under the arms, and older babies at the waist.

The tail is sewn onto the bottom.

The stitch pattern is not as difficult as it looks. It involves slipping stitches with the yarn in front, and then knitting the loop at the proper place on a subsequent round.

You may choose to knit it back-and-forth or in-the-round.

The stitch pattern is quilted lattice. There are videos on YouTube that show how.


-- Lap blanket and cocoon for ages 2 to 16 years
-- Lap blanket and cocoon for ladies small to XXL

I have had tons of requests, so I have adapted this to larger sizes, using two strands of worsted yarn and a larger needle. Please check my other designs.

Many thanks to horve1 for the mer-dog and mer-cat photos! Love it!