Crochet Elephant Afghan and Baby Cocoon Pattern

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This month for our Indie Designer eBook Review and Giveaway we have a brand-new design – Crochet Elephant Afghan and Baby Cocoon – from Carol at Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs!


[disclaimer]I received a copy of this pattern to review from Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.[/disclaimer]


Elephant Afghan and Baby Cocoon - Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs - Review and Giveaway

ePattern: Elephant Afghan and Baby Cocoon
Designer: Carol Hegar of Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs
Current Price (*subject to change): *$8.95 USD

Crochet Elephant Afghan and Baby Cocoon Pattern

This month, Carol Hegar from Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs has released a brand-new pattern – Elephant Afghan and Baby Cocoon – and we will be celebrating this release by selecting 2 winners for our giveaway this month!

Afghan Sizes

  1. Adult Afghan | 49.75 inches X 62.5 inches | 4 mm (G) hook and Medium Worsted Weight Yarn [4] in 4 colors
  2. Child-Size Afghan | 44.25 inches X 55.5 inches | 3.75 mm (F) hook and Baby / Sport / DK Weight Yarn [3] in 4 colors
  3. Baby Afghan | 39.75 inches X 50 inches | 3.50 mm (E) hook and Baby / Sport / DK Weight Yarn [3] in 4 colors

The afghans include graphs so you can choose to work from the written instructions, the graphs, or a combination of both.


Baby Cocoon Size

The baby cocoon measures approximately 18 inches X 19 inches and sized to fit a baby aged newborn to 3 months.

To make the baby cocoon you will need a 3.75 mm (E) hook and Baby Weight Yarn [3] in 3 colors.

The baby cocoon includes a graph and full written instructions.


These designs are made using simple crochet stitches. All color changes are made at beginning of rows, so you are only working with one color at a time.

The pattern is formed by cleverly placing dropped dc stitches into the front loop of a stitch from two rows before. It’s very similar in looks to mosaic (or slip stitch) knitting but it is made with easy crochet stitches instead!

Visit Carol’s website to watch her video tutorial that shows you how easy this stitch technique is to do! Watch the video here.

Carol has been specializing in this technique since the mid 1980’s. The technique is the same stitch technique that was used to create the “Trail of Tears” afghan that was so popular in the 1970’s.

It has become very popular again lately using the name of Mosaic Crochet.

The patterns include instructions written in US Crochet Terms. Optional graphs are provided to illustrate the stitches for those who prefer working from graphs.

Please take the time to read page 3 of the pattern to learn about how the projects are constructed and to review the border and edging options.

The afghan can have either a pocket envelope border, or a fringed edging – both options mean you will have very few ends to sew in when you are finished!

The Elephant Afghan and Baby Cocoon ePattern is available for purchase from Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs. The current price (which is subject to change) at the time of this post being written is $8.95 USD.

If you would like to get your own copy today, you can use this coupon to receive 15% off: OOMB and the coupon can be used on any of the patterns on her site.

If you win the raffle and you have already purchased the booklet, Carol will be happy to substitute another Shady Lane ePattern of your choice from her designs!

If you enjoy using the Dropped Double Crochet technique, then I suggest you check out the other patterns available from Carol for Native American designs, hearts, diamonds, teddy bears, choo-choo trains, kitty cats and castles on her website.

Elephant Afghan and Baby Cocoon ePattern Giveaway

Would you like to win a PDF copy of the Elephant Afghan and Baby Cocoon ePattern?

Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win!

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Crochet Elephant Afghan and Baby Cocoon - Giveaway ends November 28 2020 1159 pm ET

This Giveaway is open worldwide where allowed by law.
Void in Quebec.

Start Date: November 14, 2020; 12:00 am ET
End Date: November 28, 2020, 11:59 pm ET

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If you are not the lucky winner of the giveaway and you would like to purchase your own copy of the Elephant Afghan and Baby Cocoon ePattern, you can get it directly from Carol’s site. Be sure to use this coupon code for 15% off (for a limited time!) any of her patterns from her shop! Browse her patterns hereCoupon Code: OOMB

Please note: refunds will not be given for incorrectly applied, or the failure to remember to apply the coupon code before purchase. Please double check and message us if you have questions about using the coupon code. We are happy to help resolve issues that arise before you complete a purchase! Thank you for your understanding, Rhondda

I’d like to thank Carol Hegar for providing me with the review copy of the Elephant Afghan and Baby Cocoon ePattern and for the giveaway copy for my readers!

All images are used with permission from Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs. For more information about Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs, please visit their website and find her now on Facebook too!

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5 Comments

  1. I love the Taos poncho and Afghan pattern! It is stunning. Thank you for the opportunity to see Carol Hegar’s designs.

  2. This Elephant Cocoon & Baby blanket is SUPER CUTE. But, I still really like her Nite Nite Teddy Bear Afghan, though she has many really cute designs.