Circular cape crochet pattern

Cape crochet pattern

Cape crochet patternMATERIALS

Caron Simply Soft, 100% acrylic, 170g/288m/315yds

Yarn A: Soft Blue 9712 x 1 ball

Yarn B: Light Country Blue 9709 x 2 balls

Yarn C: Country Blue 9710 x 1 ball

5mm hook

Yarn needle

TENSION

Work 12tr and 6 rows to measure 10 x 10cm/4 x 4in using 5mm hook, or size required to obtain tension.

MEASUREMENTS

Finished cape is 132cm/52in in diameter.

PATTERN NOTES

The circle is kept flat by working the same number of increases at the same place on each round. You can check where you are on the pattern by looking at the row below.

To help keep track of the increase points, place a locking stitch marker in the stitch where the increase happens and move it up with each round.

This design uses varying shades of one colour to create an ombre effect; try working with variegated yarns or different plain colours for a bright bold finish.

CAPE

Foundation Rnd: Using yarn A and 5mm hook, make an adjustable loop. Work 2ch (does not count as st), 12tr into the ring, join with a sl st in first st. Draw up tightly to conceal the hole - 12 sts.

Rnd 1: 2ch (does not count as st throughout), work 2tr in each st around, join with a sl st in first st - 24 sts.

Rnd 2: 2ch, [1tr in next st, 2tr in next st] around, join with a sl st in first st - 36 sts.

Rnd 3: 2ch, [1tr in each of next 2 sts, 2tr in next st] around, join with a sl st in first st - 48 sts.

Rnd 4: 2ch, [1tr in each of next 3 sts, 2tr in next st] around, join with a sl st in first st - 60 sts.

Rnds 5-15: Continue as set for a further 11 rounds - 192 sts.

ARMHOLES

Rnd 16: 2ch, [1tr in each of next 15 sts, 2tr in next st] three times, 34ch, miss next 32 sts (armhole made), [1tr in each of next 15 sts, 2tr in next st] twice, 34ch, miss next 32 sts (armhole made), [1tr in each of next 15 sts, 2tr in next st] three times, join with a sl st in first st.

Rnd 17: 2ch, [1tr in each of next 16 sts, 2tr in next st] three times, working into the ch work 1tr in each of next 16ch, 2tr in next ch, 1tr in each of next 16ch, 2tr in next ch, [1tr in each of next 16 sts, 2tr in next st] twice, working into the ch make 1tr in each of next 16ch, 2tr in next ch, 1tr in each of next 16ch, 2tr in next ch, [1tr in each of next 16 sts, 2tr in next st] three times, join with a sl st in first st.

Rnd 18: 2ch, [1tr in each of next 17 sts, 2tr in next st] 12 times, join with a sl st in first st.

Rnd 19: 2ch, [1tr in each of next 18 sts, 2tr in next st] 12 times, join with a sl st in first st.

Rnds 20-33: Change to yarn B and continue in pattern as set, join with a sl st in first st.

Rnds 34-38: Change to yarn C and continue in pattern as set, join with a sl st in first st.

BORDER

Continue with yarn C and work 1ch (does not count as st), 1dc in each st around outer edge, join with a sl st in first st. Fasten off. Using yarn B and 5mm hook, join the yarn to the armhole and work 1ch (does not count as st), 1dc in each st around, sl st at end.

Fasten off.

Rep for second armhole.

FINISHING

Weave in all loose ends and block to measurements.

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