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Monday, January 30, 2012

Little Red Riding Cape

Little Red Cape
By Berta Gilholm

Materials: 4 balls – Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Cherry, 3.5 oz./100gm (#4ww) 50% cotton/50% Acrylic
Crochet Hook size USA 10/J 6mm
Yarn Needle
Large Button

Instructions:
Ch 72
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (71 sc)
Row 2: Ch 6 (for button loop) 2 dc in first sc, dc in next 14 sc, 2 dc in next sc, dc in next 5 sc, 2 dc in next sc,  dc in next 28 sc, 2 dc in next sc, dc in next 5 sc, 2 dc in next sc, dc in next 16 sc, turn. (76 dc)
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 sc, Repeat from *, 2 dc in last dc, turn (90 dc)
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 sc, Repeat from *, 2 dc in next dc, dc in last 2 dc, turn (112 dc)
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next dc,  dc in each dc to end, turn (112 dc)
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in same dc, dc in next dc,  dc in each dc to end, dc once more in last dc, turn (114 dc)
Row 7: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc,  ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, Repeat from * 11 times, ch 1, skip next dc, 2 dc in last dc, turn (89 dc + 37 ch1 spaces)
Row 8: : Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next space, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, skip next space, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, *ch 1, skip next space, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, skip next space, dc in next 2 dc, , ch 1, skip next space, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc,  Repeat from * 10 times,  ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, dc in last 2 dc, turn (100 dc + 37 ch1 spaces)
Row 9: : Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, *ch 1, skip next space, dc in next 3 dc (repeat one more time), ch 1, skip next space, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc,  Repeat from * 11 times,  ch 1, skip next dc, dc in last 2 dc, turn (113 dc + 37 ch1 spaces)
Row 10: : Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next space, *dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, skip next space, Repeat from * 5 times, **2 dc in next dc. dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, skip next space, Repeat from ** 2 times, Repeat from * 7 times, Repeat from ** 3 times, Repeat from * 7 times, Repeat from ** 3 times, Repeat from * 7 times,  dc in last 2 dc, dc one more time in last dc, turn (120 dc + 39 ch1 spaces)
Row 11: : Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, skip next space, *dc in next 3 stitches, ch 1, skip next stitch, Repeat from * 38 times, turn (120 dc + 39 ch1 spaces)
Row 12 through Row 30: Repeat row 11. On row 30 do not turn, work around corner with border rows.

Border rows:
Ch 1, 2 Sc in last dc of row 30, (working up towards neck area) 49 sc in ends of rows up to top of row 6, (approx.. 2 sc in end of each row), turn
Ch 1, slst in first sc, sc in each sc to corner (work around corner with 3 sc in corner sc), sc  in each dc across bottom of cape on row 30, (work around corner with 3 sc in corner sc)
Work up other front towards neck area, 49 sc in ends of rows up to top of row 6, (approx.. 2 sc in end of each row), turn,  Ch 1, slst in first sc, sc in each sc to corner, fasten off and weave in ends.
Finish: Attach an antique button to top 2 rows of cape on opposite side from button loop.

5 comments:

  1. what a beautiful cape! is this child or adult sized? thank you for sharing the pattern.

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    1. Sorry, didn't get the alert on this. I wear a size womens 12/14, it fit great, but also fit my friend next door who is a womens 16. My other friends teenage daughter, tried to steal it away and she is a womens 8/10. If you need it larger, add dc's in 3rd row/if smaller deduct dc's - then in between the increases/or decreases on following rows, stick to the pattern but, add or leave out the # of dc's you changed to. That should work, Birdie

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  2. Yes, I would like to know that as well - there is no size indicated here. I'm looking for a cape for an adult size XL. Thank you

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    1. I'm so sorry, I missed getting the alert for February on comments, I typed in an answer there. The size is from a womens 8/10 through a womens 16. Birdie

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    2. Also, use a 1 size larger hook for XL. Birdie

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