9 Most Precious Baby Cocoons (Including Free Knitting Patterns!)

Looking to knit up something extra special for an expectant friend? Perhaps something to give at a Baby Shower, or to welcome a new baby? Then a baby sleep bag or cocoon would make the ideal gift, and we have selected 10 of the most precious ones you can knit up to showcase today. All of these, of course, are available to download their knitting pattern for free!

A knitted baby cocoon is such a useful item to have when you have a baby; as a mother of two I can attest to this! Having something cosy to easily wrap your little one in so they can nap all bundled up is a great idea. And of course, as with other baby items, these are simply precious and cute to look at and knit up.

To download the knitting pattern for the one you would like to knit, simply click on the image or title of your preferred item, and that will take you to a page where you can access and print the pattern. Do let us know if you have any problems, and of course do let us know which pattern is your favourite.

So here you go, our 9 recommended free knit patterns for baby cocoons and sleeping bags.

Knit Shell Bunting

by Lion Brand Yarn
Delicate bands of print-color shell stitch alternate with bands of solid stripes in this adorable bunting.

Snuggly Bunny

by DROPS design
DROPS bunting bag with body and sleeves knitted in one piece in moss/seed st and with textured pattern and cables in ”Merino Extra Fine”.

Swaddle Your Baby Cozy

by Lorna Miser @ Red Heart
Keep your baby snug as a bug in a rug in this easy-to-knit cozy. The large button provides decoration, but is optional.

Baby Cocoon Sack and Cap

by Bernat Design Studio
Super cute matching cocoon sack and cap for your precious bundle of joy.

Cottontail Bunny Cocoon & Hat – Cocoon

by Julie Farmer @ Red Heart
That little cutie that has jumped right into your heart will look picture-perfect in this cozy cocoon with matching bunny-eared hat. Knit in soft yarn baby will likely be comfy and happy during a photo opportunity.

Baby Snuggle Bag and Triangular Shawl

by Peter Pan @ LoveKnitting
What can I say? This set is just adorable!

Strawberry Cocoon

by Bernat Design Studio @ Yarnspirations
This strawberry cocoon is a warm and comforting way to keep your newborn cozy. Shown in Bernat Softee Baby.

Knit Baby Cocoon

by Bernat Design Studio @ Yarnspirations
All you need to know is the knit stitch to make this delightful cocoon and matching hat. Shown in Bernat Pipsqueak.

Fisherman’s Baby Envelope

by Amal Saleh
Knitted as one rectangular piece then folded like an envelope. This makes an easy quick gift for any expectant mother!

And finally, remember that if you are looking for any other knitting patterns, to check out our archive of free knitting patterns posts… we’ve shared lots throughout the years! Here are some of our favourites: 33 Baby Blankets, 50 Baby Booties, 30 Chunky Blankets and Afghans, 27 Cushion Covers, 20 Tea Cosies, 35 Items for Premature Babies, 6 Patterns for Breast Hats, 60+ Scarf Patterns, 24 Mug Coasters, 27 Washcloths (and some dishcloths too!), 23 Baby Hats, 45+ Baby Cardigans, 40+ Gloves40 Beginner Patterns18 Leg Warmers, 21 Boot Cuffs, 6 Cushion Covers, 7 Adorable Baby Cardigans. 10 Lovely Women’s Cardigans, The Cutest 11 Baby Booties (Ever!), 10 Beginner Knitting Patterns for Fun Toys and 10 Women’s Spring & Summer Dresses.

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    1. Hi Susan. We’ve checked the link multiple times and it works every time on our end! Could you please try again? Thanks!

    1. You have to download them Norma. Click on the image of the pattern you would like to download, and that page will have instructions on how to download the particular pattern.

  1. Thanks so much for this website. Glad I found it and I will continue to keep up-to-date on it. Such lovely patterns and it’s wonderful that you offer free patterns.

  2. Good day, I have knitted the Fisherman’s Baby Envelope, but I am having a hard time with the i cord. There is no actual instructions on how to do it and when I Google I only find for 3 or 4 st not 71 st. And it doesn’t tell me what to do with the 71 st

  3. Tried everyone – click on it and a blank page opens. Every single one. There’s no way to save something that won’t open. Why bother putting all these up here if they don’t open? Such a waste of time.

    1. Hi Ruby! We just checked every single link again, and only one isn’t working (which we have removed). Perhaps you were having Internet connection problems? Once again, we double checked every link and all bar one are working. You need to click on the images to get to the page where you can download the pattern. Thanks!

  4. Knitting the baby cocoon, how can you only repeat the pattern 7 times, it is tiny, is this wrong?
    Surely especially having to use 250grams of wool, do you have to knit it twice and sew it together?

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