Turn A Blanket Into A DIY Cocoon Cardigan

I’ve seen such cute cocoon cardigans in stores lately, but they’re pretty expensive and I can never find the right colors or sizes. There are great cocoon cardigan crochet patterns out there, so I could make my own in the right size and color, but I don’t have time to crochet something that big. So I decided to make a DIY cocoon cardigan out of a blanket. I used a cable knit stroller blanket, so it looks like the entire thing was hand knit, but in reality it just took a few lines of sewing, and no knitting or crocheting at all!

Turn a blanket into a DIY cocoon cardigan

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This is seriously the easiest way to make a DIY cocoon cardigan; all you need is a stroller blanket and a few lines of stitching!

Turn A Blanket Into A DIY Cocoon Cardigan

  • 10 minutes (time spent doing stuff)
  • 0 minutes (time spent waiting around)
  • 10 minutes (total project time)

Tools

  • sewing machine
  • straight pins

Materials

Instructions

Lay your blanket out flat. If there is a “front” and a “back” to the blanket, make sure the “back” is facing up.

Turn a blanket into a DIY cocoon cardigan

Fold all four corners in so that the top and bottom corners meet on either side. Pull the top corner down over the bottom corner about an inch or two, and sew around the triangle where the two pieces overlap.

Turn a blanket into a DIY cocoon cardigan

And that’s it! You’re done!

Turn a blanket into a DIY cocoon cardigan

Stroller blankets come in tons of colors and styles, so you can make your own DIY cocoon cardigan in any style you want!

Turn a blanket into a DIY cocoon cardigan

Or use a stroller blanket your child has outgrown and upcycle it into a cocoon cardigan that will bring back great memories every time you wear it!

Turn a blanket into a DIY cocoon cardigan

Turn a blanket into a DIY cocoon cardigan

Turn a blanket into a DIY cocoon cardigan

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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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Reader Interactions

  1. Holly Kerfoot says

    1 year ago

    If you don’t have a stroller blanket, what are the dimensions to look for in other blankets? Thanks!

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      1 year ago

      Any small-ish blanket will work; you just don’t want something huge! Approximately 22 inches by 30 inches should work great, but a little bigger or smaller is fine too.

  2. Nalee says

    2 years ago

    Thank you!!!! I’ve been looking for a simple to do this and you did it.?

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