Crochet yourself a beautiful cape with this free pattern by guest designer Laura of @lauraalgarra on Instagram. This gorgeous cape can be worn all year round so get creative with your yarn choices wether you choose a chunky yarn for the cooler seasons or make this with a beautiful cotton yarn for spring/summer just bear in mind if you choose a thinner yarn you’ll need to add a more stitches to your foundation chain and pattern repeat, keep reading for more information on how to adapt the size for this pattern.
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Laura says: “I tend to design simple garments that can be wore with very different styles. The Valencia Cape is just that, a simple cape, crocheted from top to bottom in the round. It has lovely stitch definition and an elegant texture, thanks to the always versatile combo of Back Post Stitches. It is a great opportunity to learn how to work a garment in the round and how to use simple stitches to give texture and volume to your makes.”
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materials and tools
- Yarn: 4 Skeins of We Are Knitters The Petite Wool (100gr/140m) Worsted/Aran weight
- Hook: 5mm
- Darning Needle
- Skill level: Beginner / Intermediate
- Written in UK terms
- Final Measurements: 45 cm tall x 53 cm wide
You can adapt your cape making it bigger or smaller by working in multiples of 6 extend or decrease your foundation chain to reach your desired size and your cape will grow with the same proportions as my example.
The length of the cape can also be easily adapted, you can make it longer or shorter, depending on your preferences. Simply fasten off once you’ve reached your desired length.
terms and abbreviations
Slip Stitch(s): ss(s): Insert hook, yarn over pull through stitch and loop on hook
Chain(s): ch(s): Yarn over, pull through
Treble Crochet(s): tr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.
Back Post Treble Crochet(s): BPtr(s): Yarn over, insert hook around post of stitch from back to front to back, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.
Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.
crochet cape pattern
Let’s start with our foundation chain: Ch 78, slip stitch in first chain, ch 2 (counts as first treble crochet)
Round 1: 1 tr in all chains (78) sl st in second chain from beginning of the round, ch 2.
Round 2: 1 tr in same place as your chain * 1 Tr in next 5 stitches, 2 tr in next stitch* Repeat * to * to
the end of the round (91) sl st, ch 2.
Round 3: 1 BPtr in each stitch (91) sl st, ch 2.
Round 4: Repeat Round 3
Round 5: 1 tr in each stitch (91) sl st, ch 2.
Round 6: 1 tr in each stitch (91) sl st, ch 2.
Round 7: 1 tr in same place as your chain *1 tr in next 6 stitches, 2 tr in next stitch* Repeat * to * to the end of the round (104), sl st, ch 2.
Round 8: 1 BPtr in each stitch (104) sl st, ch 2.
Round 9: Repeat round 8.
Round 10: to Round 12: 1 tr in each stitch (104) sl st, ch 2.
Round 13: 1 tr in same place as your chain *1 tr in next 7 stitches, 2 tr in next stitch* Repeat * to * to
the end of the round (117) sl st, ch 2.
Round 14: 1 tr in all stitches (117) sl st, ch 2.
Round 15: 1 tr in same place as your chain * 1 tr in next 8 stitches, 1 tr in next stitch* Repeat * to *
to the end of the round (130)
Round 16 – 27: 1 tr in each stitch (130) sl st, ch 2.
Round 28: 1 BPtr in all stitches (130) sl st, ch 2.
Round 29: 1 tr in all stitches (130) sl st, ch 2.
Fasten off and sew in your ends.
turtle neck (optional):
If you want your cape to be more snuggly you can join your yarn where the foundation chain starts and the ch 2.
Round 1: 1 Tr in all stitches (78) sl st, ch 2.
Round 2: 1 BPtr in all stitches (78) sl st, ch 2.
Continue to Repeat round 1 and 2 until you are happy with your cape neckline and when you are simply fasten off and weave in your ends.
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