Do you remember this hat worked with crochet stitches in back loop only? This cape is really similar, I love to use these stitches, they looks like knitting and are really elastic, perfect for a garment.
This cape is crochet in rows. Work a rectangle, close it with a side seam with crochet hook or a tapestry needle (from the neck to the back). So it will be easy to make a cape with the perfect circumference or choose the right size according to use: above the coat for winter or smaller, for spring, to wear over a shirt or T-shirt.
Stitches and abbreviations:
– chain (ch)
– slip stitch in back loop (slst.bl)
– single crochet in back loop (sc.bl)
– half double crochet in back loop (hdc.bl)
“Back loop” crochet stitches are a variation of basic stitches. Insert the hook only in the back cable of the chain and work the rest of the stitch normally.
Gauge & supplies:
Size 6mm/J crochet hook and 250g /500m of bulky wool (for medium size)
11 stitches and 7 rows worked in hdc.bl = 10 cm (3.9 in) square
Important!!! Keep your stitches loose without stretching too much the thread. Mostly for slip stitch in back loop.
row 1. Ch 43. Slst.bl in the second ch from the hook, 12 slst.bl, 5 sc.bl, 25hdc.bl, ch 2 and turn
row 2. 25 hdc.bl, 5 sc.bl, 12 slst.bl, ch, turn
row 3. 12 slst.bl, 5 sc.bl, 25 hdc.bl, ch 2, turn
Repeat second and third rows until row 72. It may continue for more rows or finish the cape before the 72 according to the type of yarn used and the size of the cape that you want to achieve.
To make the cape with button and buttonhole on neck: repeat the second and third round until the 37th.
row 38: 25 hdc.bl, 5 sc.bl, 13 ch, turn. Continue with row 3 starting from the second ch from hook. Repeat third and second rows until row 72.
Make the buttonhole (starting from slst.bl of row 38): 12 slst.bl for 4 rows, ch, turn. 4 slst.bl, 4 ch, skip 4 stitch, 4slst.bl. Continue for 4 rows with 12 slst.bl
Merge the latest row with the first one with crochet hook or tapestry needle.
Fold the rectangle by matching the last lap to the first. Work with slip stitches to sew together the two parts (work a loop of the stitches of the last row and the lower part of the foundation chain) and help, if necessary, with the pins. Or cut a long tail of thread and sew with a needle.
Thank you :)
pattern by airali design
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Oh this is so beautiful!!!!! Wanna make it!
Por favor, enviarme las instrucciones en idioma español. Me encantó el modelo. Gracias. Saludos
Hi Martha, this pattern is available in Italian and English only.
Lovely. I am a crazy knitter but have asked for help to be able to crochet this cape. Lovely. Thank you.
Thank you so much for the sharing.. I have trouble to download it, I have looked so long for anything like this… Thanks again.
Hi! I’m glad you like it! It’s not a downloadable file, the pattern is written in the blog post. You can print the web page :)
Hello Ilaria! You are the designer of my absolute favorite crochet cape – the Castagna! When my mother-in-law could no longer knit or crochet, she gave me all of her yarn. After she died, I made all of the women in our family shawls or Castagna capes out of her yarn as a remembrance of her. I just finished the last of her yarn with 6 capes. It is a beautiful design, simple but so elegant. I can’t thank you enough for sharing this design!
I look forward to trying the Mantella Cape. It’s beautiful as well.
All the best to you and yours!
Thank you so much for your comment. Sorry for my late reply, I’ve just noticed your comment… and you’ve brightened my day!
I’m so glad to hear the joy and warmth that a crochet pattern can give to so many people.I hope you will enjoy Mantella as much as Castagna and it can bring a new tradition in your family! Happy crafting!
The link for the hat that is mentioned at the beginning sends me back to the cape. Can you send me the link for the hat?
The cape is beautiful. I will be making it as soon as I am finished with my latest hat.
Hi Gerrie! I’ve fixed the link, sorry about that! You can find all free patterns here: https://airalidesign.com/en/free-patterns/
I hope you’ll enjoy them!
I need instructions for an 2x large Diane.
Hi Diane, (I removed your email address from the comment)
The pattern can be adjusted to any size while working since it’s worked sideway.
Hi. Just saw this pattern now. Are the crochet instructions US terms or UK terms? Thanks
Hi Carmen, it’s in US crochet terms