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This warm, comfy Ruffled Hooded Cape or Shawl is an easy Free Crochet Pattern that you’ll love to wear. It looks beautiful! The pattern was revised recently by the creator to correct the Hook size and the revised gauge required is shown below. It’s very versatile as one size fits all (sizes 10 – 24), just be sure to increase the rows as shown in pattern to create the fullness.
The Cape is simple to make without requiring any advanced Crochet skills, using double crochets throughout and the pattern is written in US crochet terms. A Chunky or Bulky Wool type is recommended – 80% Manufactured Fibers – Acrylic 20% Wool. Continue scrolling our page for all the details.
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It’s best to select a washable yarn – preferably machine washable as the Cape is bound to get lots of wear.
Washing and drying tips are included below, plus how to read and decode Yarn labels so be sure to scroll down to view all the pattern details and tips and don’t forget to Pin.
What you’ll need to make this Hooded Cape Crochet Pattern
- 14 skeins of Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn, Weight #5 – 140g/153yds per skein (or equivalent weight)
- You’ll need a total of 2142 – 2448 yards (1959 – 2238 meters)
- Crochet Hook size K (10-1/2 inches US / 6-1/2 MM
Long Hooded Cape Pattern from Maggies Crochet —> Get Pattern Here
Start making the cape body first – you’ll need to make 37 rows for a body length of 33 inches from the neckline. The pattern creator Linda Kaye Smith shows the rows with the number of increases for each row in the detailed downloadable pattern as it helps keep track much more easily. Her tip for Ch 26 (Make 2) is: When adding the 2 dc at end of rows, I add the extra dc in the next to last stitch and then end the row with a double crochet. This reduces the ‘hole’ that is often visible when you end a row with an increase.
The Gauge with the Crochet Hook size K is 9 stitches and 5 rows = 4 inches in Chain 38, double crochet in 4th chain from hook. Continue for 20 rows. Measure. Block should be 4″x4″. Linda uses a Machine washable bulky yarn which can be washed easily on a warm medium cycle in your washing machine. It can be dried in the tumble dryer on a low setting and also dry cleaned. Ironing is not recommended.
The pattern doesn’t include a video tutorial but we’ve found a very popular Video from Maggie’s Crochet which is easy to follow and looks brilliant. Click Play above to see how to crochet a Long Hooded Cape ⇑
To finish off your Cape sew in all the loose ends. Put the two pieces on a flat area and line up the edges for the bottom, neck and top then pin in place so that stitches are matching. Make sure you lay it right side up. Thread a yarn needle with yarn and beginning at the bottom edge, weave back and forth from left side to right side pulling the seam tightly together and making sure that the stitches line up properly.
As you can see the Cape looks beautiful in a range of colours so pick your favourite to suit your own taste and wardrobe. It would make a gorgeous gift for a special friend or family member too. Get free pattern –> Hooded Cape Crochet Pattern
Infographic via Stitch 11
We’ve found this really handy infographic for you to save on how to read or decode Yarn labels. It shows you how to work out Yarn Weight classifications and best uses, calculate Knitting and Crochet Gauges plus Laundering tips for various types of yarn.