Certainly! Here’s a description of a free crochet pattern for a long cape:
Title: Crochet Long Cape
- Worsted weight yarn in your choice of color (approximately 800-1000 yards, depending on your size and desired length)
- Crochet hook size H/8 (5.0 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
- Stitch markers (optional)
Gauge: 4 inches = 16 stitches and 10 rows in double crochet
Size: This pattern is written for one size, but it can be easily adjusted for a larger or smaller cape by increasing or decreasing the number of stitches in the starting chain and the length of your rows.
- ch: chain
- dc: double crochet
- st(s): stitch(es)
- sk: skip
- sp: space
Foundation Chain: Chain a multiple of 3 + 2 until you reach the desired width. For example, you can start with 182 chains for a standard adult size cape.
Row 1: Starting in the 4th chain from the hook, work 1 dc into each chain across. (180 dc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sk 2 sts, 3 dc into the next st; repeat from * to * across, ending with 2 dc in the last st. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 3 dc into the space between the groups of dc from the previous row; repeat from * to * across, ending with 1 dc in the turning ch from the previous row. Turn.
Repeat Row 3: Continue repeating Row 3 until the cape reaches your desired length, typically around mid-thigh or knee length.
Edging: Once you’ve reached your desired length, you can add an edging of your choice. A simple single crochet or picot edging would work well.
Finishing: Fasten off your yarn, weave in any loose ends, and block your cape to shape it nicely.
Feel free to customize this pattern by using different colors, adding buttons or a closure, or even adding fringe along the bottom edge. This long crochet cape is a versatile addition to your wardrobe, perfect for adding a touch of warmth and style to your outfits during cooler seasons. Enjoy your crocheting!