Enchanted Dreams Cape – Free Crochet Pattern

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The Enchanted Dreams Cape is a simple, beautifully textured cape  that will keep you warm, and work great for photo shoots, a special occasion, or to wear as part of a costume! You can use any worsted weight yarn for this project, and the pattern comes in both adult and children’s sizes! 

Materials

  •  Worsted weight yarn in a main color and contrasting color
  •  I/9 (5.5mm) hook or hook to obtain gauge
  •  Scissors, measuring tape
  •  Two 1” buttons
  • Darning needle for weaving in ends.

Difficulty

  • Intermediate

Gauge

  • 14 hdc and 10 rows = 4” square

Sizing

  •  X-Small (28-30” bust) – 710 yards
  • Small (32-34” bust)- 800 yards
  • Medium (36-38” bust)- 950 yards 
  • Large (40-42” bust)- 1100 yards 

Pattern Notes


Pattern is worked from the top down with trim, collar, and buckle added at the end. Starting chain does not count as first stitch unless otherwise stated within the pattern. Pattern is instructions for x-small with instructions for the other sizes in parentheses as so, XS (S, M, L), with the total stitch count for all at the end of the row inside parentheses. If there are not parentheses do the same for every size.

Stitches Needed


ch- chain
hdc- half double crochet
**- repeat instructions in asterisks as many times as instructed
dc- double crochet
sc- single crochet
FPdc- front post double crochet
BPdc- back post double crochet
MC- main color
CC- contrasting color

Body

Chain 55.

Row 1: in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in the back bump of each stitch across. (54)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in 1st stitch, 1 hdc in next 2, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in next 2, repeat across. (72)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in 1st stitch, 1 hdc in next 2, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in next 2, repeat across. (96) Stop here for X-small. Move to row 7.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in 1st stitch, 1 hdc in next 3, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in next 3, repeat across. (120) Stop here for Small. Move to row 7.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in 1st stitch, 1 hdc in next 4, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in next 4, repeat across. (144) Stop here for Medium. Move to row 7.

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in 1st stitch, 1 hdc in next 5, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in next 5, repeat across. (168)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each stitch across. (96, 120, 144, 168) Repeat Row 7 “10 (15, 15, 20)” more times.

Row 8: Ch 3 (counts as 1st stitch), turn, dc in next 95 (119, 143, 167). (96, 120, 144, 168)

Row 9: Ch 3 (counts as 1st stitch), turn, FPdc in next 2, BPdc in next 3, FPdc in next 3, BPdc in next 3, repeat across. (96, 120, 144, 168)

Row 10: Ch 3 (counts as 1st stitch), turn, BPdc in next 2, FPdc in next 3, FPdc in next 3, BPdc in next 3, repeat across. (96, 120, 144, 168)

Repeat rows 9 & 10 until garment reaches 22” or until desired length. Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sc evenly around entire garment, working 2 sc in each corner stitch. Fasten off.

Collar

Join MC to top corner of garment, with right side facing you. Row 1: Ch 1, sc in 1st stitch and in next 53 stitches. (54) Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across. (54) Rows 3-10: repeat row 2.

Trim

Join CC to last stitch of collar. Round 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch around entire garment, working 2 sc in each corner stitch, join to 1st stitch. Repeat 2 more times. Finish off. Weave in all ends. Block if necessary.

Buckle

With CC, chain 21. Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 5, turn row around and sl st to bottom of 1st ch stitch.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, ch 5, sl st to top of 1st dc stitch.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, work 5 sc in ch 5 space, sc in each bottom stitch across, work 5 sc in ch 5 space, join to 1st stitch. Finish off. Weave in ends.

Sew on buttons about 2” down from very top of garment on each side edge. Attach buckle with buttons.

Children’s Sizes   

  • 2/4 – 15”x 18” – 247 yards
  •  5/6 – 21”x20.5” – 355 yards
  •  7/8 – 24”x22.5” – 415 yards
  • 10/12- 24”x26.5” – 637 yard

Cape


Ch 37
Row 1: hdc in 2nd chain from hook and each st across. (36)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next 2, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in next 2, repeat across. (48)
Stop here for size 2/4. Move on to Row 6.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in 1st, 1 hdc in next 3, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in next 3, repeat across. (60)
Stop here for size 5/6. Move on to Row 6.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in 1st, 1 hdc in next 4, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in next 4, repeat across. (72)
Stop here for size 7/8. Move on to Row 6.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in 1st, 1 hdc in next 5, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in next 5, repeat across. (84)
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across. (48, 60, 72, 84)
Repeat row 6 (9, 9, 14, 14) times.
Row 7: Ch 3 (counts as 1st st), turn, dc in next (47, 59, 71, 83). (48, 60, 72, 84)
Row 8: Ch 3 (counts as 1st st), turn, FPdc in next 2, BPdc in next 3, FPdc in next 3, BPdc in next 3, repeat across. (48, 60, 72, 84)
Row 9: Ch 3 (counts as 1st st), turn, BPdc in next 2, FPdc in next 3, BPdc in next 3, FPdc in next 3, repeat across. (48, 60, 72, 84)
Repeat rows 8 and 9 until entire garment reaches approximately (16”, 18”, 20”, 22”) or until desired length.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc evenly around entire garment, working 2 sc in each corner. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Collar


Join MC to top corner of garment with RS facing you.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st and in next 35. (36)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (36)
Repeat row 2 (6, 6, 8, 8) more times.
Finish off. Weave in ends.

Trim


Join CC to last stitch of collar.
Round 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch around entire garment, working 2 sc in each corner stitch, join to 1st stitch. Repeat round one 2 more times. Finish off. Weave in all ends. Block if necessary.

Buckle

With CC, chain 16. Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 5, turn row around and sl st to bottom of 1st ch stitch.

Row 2: Working in bottom of starting chain, ch 1, sc in each stitch across, ch 5, sl st to top of 1st dc stitch.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, work 5 sc in ch 5 space, sc in each bottom stitch across, work 5 sc in ch 5 space, join to 1st stitch. Finish off. Weave in ends.

Sew on buttons about 2” down from very top of garment on each side edge of the collar. Attach buckle with buttons.

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