Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Girl's Crochet Cape

With fall around the corner, what little girl doesn't need a cozy cape!

Crochet Cape with flowers by Over The Apple Tree

This cape was made with this free pattern, Red Riding Hood & The Wolf pattern from Red Heart. What a difference a color change makes right?

**I'm not sure if something is going on with the Red Heart website, but tons of people are having a hard time getting this pattern. Try this direct download link

One of the reasons I love Ravelry is that you can see other people's finished projects and read their comments or tips on the patterns. I post a lot of my projects there. All the comments on this pattern kept saying how small it was, small enough to fit a toddler. I thought, well, great, that's what I'm going for! This little cape is for my 1 1/2 yr old niece. I did the whole thing with my new 5.5 mm hook and guess what? It was big enough to fit my 7 yr old! Oh, all that time wasted...I had to pull it all out and start over again.

I realize the pattern calls for a 5 mm hook but I didn't really think it would make that big of a difference. Before I pulled out my project and my hair, I got my niece's measurements and compared them to what I had done. Since the hood needed to be a bit smaller, I decreased my center section to 60sc instead of 70. I added 5dc onto each of the side sections. My starting ribbing is the same 126 rows called for in the pattern. Sizes for crochet always depend on a person's own tension, you could get a different result than me as far as size goes.

Crochet Cape with flowers by Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Cape with flowers by Over The Apple Tree

This cape is really simple. It's all worked in one piece, then folded in half and sewed up the back. A great way to keep track of your rows when you first start is to use stitch markers. I marked every 50 rows of the ribbing so I wouldn't have to keep starting over my count. When I got to the main cape section, I used 2 stitch markers throughout the project to mark where my sc section began and ended. Another great way to use the stitch markers is to stick them in the beginning of your short row A so you don't loose track of how many sections you've done. I'm always picking up and putting down my projects, so these short rows would have gotten really confusing if I didn't mark it somehow.

I used two balls of Michael's Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn and a 5.5 mm hook.

Crochet Cape with flowers by Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Cape with flowers by Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Cape with flowers by Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Cape with flowers by Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Cape with flowers by Over The Apple Tree


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51 comments:

  1. Your little girl's cape is so adorable. Any little girl would love it. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle.

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    1. I clicked your link but there is no pattern for this cape.. just red heart site? I tried 4 times... I really want to make this for my granddaughters for Christmas. Thank You! blaze57@live.com

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    2. "This free pattern" link takes you to Red Heart where there is a button to download the pattern

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    3. I cannot find the download button either (at Red Heart).
      danitaylor13@charter.net

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    4. On the Red Heart page right under the picture in a red box it says "Download Printable Instructions"

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    5. No pattern to be found. Cant see red box saying download. On top left it says this site is on Beta mode.Help

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    6. I don't know, I've opened this on my phone and my computer and can see it clearly. Try this http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW2583.pdf

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    7. The link (with **) you put up above now works to get the pattern. Thank you

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  2. Love it! I need to make my little girl one!

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  3. Aw, this is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle! Pinned to share.

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  4. Thank you so much for making it smaller = I have to make it for a 1 year old and I think it will be perfect. Her birthday is in October and mom wants it for her halloween costume as well as afterwards.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Amy, good luck with yours!

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  5. This is adorable! I wish I had the patience for this! I start and then mess up a stitch or it is too tight or something and then I give up after unraveling and starting over the 10th time lol

    - Jaclyn

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  6. Oh this is so cute!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  7. This cape is so pretty! My little girl would love wrapping this around her shoulders and showing it off. Thanks for sharing your project with us at Merry Monday this week!

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    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by:-)

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  8. The cape is absolutely adorable! Found on Wow Me Wednesday

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  9. I love your gorgeous cape you made Laura!
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

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  10. This cape is gorgeous. I wish the pattern was bigger. Your little one will look amazing in it.

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    1. This can be easily modified to fit

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    2. I also hope to make it larger, for a five yr old great niece. Im thinking of trying 180 on the ribbing ?

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    3. You can pretty much start with any count on the ribbing and then decide how many stitches you want the hood and sides to be to get the perfect fit. I would get measurements. If child isn't available, maybe measure the hood of a sweatshirt in their size.

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  11. I love the cape and really love the flower accents - they almost make it look like little pockets from a quick glance. Thanks for sharing on the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. You should stop by my blog Thursday night and share this on The Pinterest Game. If this is selected as a feature for the following week, you'll boost your pin's pinning!

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    1. Oh pockets would have been cute! I'll check out the party, thanks!

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  12. This cape is absolutely gorgeous! Indeed something every little girl needs!

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  13. Oh my, what a sweet little crocheted cape!! You did a great job on this!!

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  14. Just letting you know that your crochet cape is one of our features at this week's Funtastic Friday. The party opens tonight.

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  15. What a cute cape! I featured you at my Link Your Stuff link party. Hope you will join again today. Best wishes, Annemarie

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  16. i think my little granddaughter would love this cape. can you tell me where to find the pattern please. i looked on red heart's web site, but couldn't find this

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    1. The pattern is the Red Heart link above.

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    2. i found it, finally, under the name "red riding hood"
      thank you

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    1. Sorry, I was having a technical problem on my end. LOL. User error :) Carry on!

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  18. I'm not finding a "button" on the site it takes me to for downloading, I have looked through so many pattern's I'm getting really frustrated looking for this! Please Help!

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    1. In my text above click "this free pattern". That takes you to the Red Heart page for the Red Riding Hood & The Wolf. Under the photo there is a red box that says "Download Printable Instructions" when you click on that it will open the pattern.

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  19. Thank you for sharing! I skipped over that pattern! The color choice is great. Thank you for the pix & comments. Going to use my math & do an adult size. Thanks again!

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  20. Thank you for sharing! I skipped over that pattern! The color choice is great. Thank you for the pix & comments. Going to use my math & do an adult size. Thanks again!

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  21. If you enter LW2583 (the pattern number) in the search box on the Red Heart site, it will come up in the search :-)

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  22. So cute! I'm making one for my little one right now just longer. I'd love to see how this looks on your little girl!

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  23. This is so beautiful & cute! Your talent is being featured on "You're the STAR" Bloghop (which is replacing the CLIMB hop): http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com/2016/09/youre-star-link-party.html
    Please link up your newest posts & you might just be featured in October also.
    Thanks
    Angie

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  24. Do you have a pattern for the applique flowers?

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    1. There's no pattern, I used a yarn needle and stitched them right into the cape.

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