Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Cute Little baby Cape

Pammy Sue stumbled upon this little cape and went in search of the pattern, there was no pattern to be found but just by chance she found a Japanese chart for it.  Now I do like charts and usually I find them easier to follow than long drawn out crochet instructions. 

When I saw the chart I thought to myself I will never be able to follow this...the instructions are in Japanese! but the clever Pammy Sue managed to decipher it in no time and pass the how to on to me, so it's thanks to her that I was able to make this little cape.









Because I wasn't sure how it would turn out I just used an acrylic yarn I had in my stash.  I found that once I got started, following the chart was very easy and it works up in no time, however it didn't block so well, I really think that blocking acrylic is a waste of time. 




I think it's a very versatile cape and could be made in pretty colours for a sporty effect, It will be ideal to wear over a sleeveless dress in the spring or summer to keep little arms warm, or made with a beautiful yarn in ivory, cream or white it could be used as a exquisite Christening cape.






It is described as a baby cape but it is very easy to make it any size you like.  I made mine smaller than the chart beginning with an 83 chain instead of 101.  I'm sure it would fit a baby from 3 months up to 18 months.  I do wish I had a little model to try it on :)


Stats 
Made with Double Knit yarn and a 4.00 mm hook. 
It took 80 gram.
Measurements
length - 27cms 
width around the neck - 45 cm
width around the bottom - 103 cm

If you haven't seen it already you can see Pammy Sue's amazing version here .

It appears that the chart for this little cape is no longer available but I have a copy if anyone would like it please just email me with your email address.

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37 comments:

  1. OOh Linda what a beautiful cape! Looks so intricate and pretty!
    I love all your varied creations!
    Ali x

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  2. It's very pretty - kind of reminds me of Little Red Riding Hood. :)

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    1. Yes I think so too Debi, in fact I was going to call it little red riding hood...without the hood:)

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  3. Yes, that has Christening cape written all over it. Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Una, just think what a lovely gift it would be. :)

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  4. What a beautiful pattern, such a great discovery and a big thank you to Pammy Sue for taking the time to decipher the Japanese pattern for others to enjoy x

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    1. Thank you Linda and yes I agree, I couldn't have done it without her. :)

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  5. As I said to you before, it's beautiful in that red! Love it. I'd like to see it in other colors as well. A white one would be perfect for a christening, you're right. Thanks for playing along with me on this one! And thanks for the shout-out. Glad you are feeling better.

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    1. Thank you Pammy Sue, I enjoyed making it along with you too. :)

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  6. Oh yes, what a wonderful cape! It's really beautyful... and when April comes, two friends of mine will have two newborn girls. And now I know, what to give them. :-D Thanks for sharing. One problem: My blog does not allow to put your stash-party-link button into the sidebar. I don't know why. So I want to put it always onto the end of a post. Is this ok? Greetings. Sabine.

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    1. That's fine Sabine and what a lovely gift for your friends. If you have any problems with the chart just let me know and I will help if I can. :)

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  7. Wow.. That is so beautiful. In white it would make the perfect Christening cape. Brilliant work x

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  8. This is so cute! I love the swinginess of it. The color is really pretty too. Pammy Sue always finds the cutest things.

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  9. Linda that is stunning it looks soooo expensive - you are so very clever - the stitch detail is wonderful and I love the colour red - first thing I thought "Red Riding Hood" - I agree with you that it would be lovely in cream/white for christening - well done you on yet another piece of amazing work xxx

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  10. You are so clever to have worked this out! I wouldn't have a clue where to start, so I am always impressed when people work these sorts of things out, so creative of you! xx

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  11. Wow, what a pretty lacy little cape. It looks very festive and Christmassy to me. :)

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  12. HI Linda!
    I like your raspberry red version more :) Looks very vintage and so girly!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  13. Between the two of you, you've both worked up beautiful little capes! I especially love this in the red, and Pammy Sue's white looks almost like snowflakes :) Wendy x

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  14. Pammy shared this with me also...I just haven't gotten around to tackling it yet. I love the red! It makes me think how cute it would be for a Little Red Riding Hood outfit too! Very beautiful pattern!

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  15. It is super cute! and I just love Japanese patterns. I have a few books in my inventory. The red is just gorgeous, well done!

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  16. Good Afternoon Linda, This is the most sweetest little cape I have ever seen and if my daughters were small I would certainly have asked you, as a friend, if you would have minded making one for each of them. I know they would have loved the shawls as well.
    I love visiting to see all your wonderful crocheted creations.... you always share such beautiful items, whether it be clothing or blankets.
    I still haven't searched out my crochet hook..... I'm still looking for it.
    Best wishes
    Daphne

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  17. Your little cape is so pretty! Very cute. Hope you find a real life model to really show it off!

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  18. That turned out beautiful! I'd like something like that as a tie on collar to dress up my mock turtle shirts! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  19. beautiful work :) Little Red Riding Hood would love that also! I'm new to the Stash Buster group and crochet. I'm admiring everyone's work ... I enjoyed my visit!

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  20. Pretty pretty!! Wonderful color, too. Little Red Riding Hood was also my first association ;-)

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  21. Oh I had missed this post Linda, then saw Meredith's comment on your latest so had a quick look - I'm glad I did, this is so beautiful and it brings to mind the cape with hood that I knit for my first baby boy so many years ago - they are such handy things to have for a little one. Well done, you've made a wonderful job of it! Joy xo

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  22. Wow, what a very very pretty capelet!! I love the lace!! Thanks for linking up!
    Barbara

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  23. hi i can not find the chart .... would you send it to me plz
    mervat_hidar@yahoo.com
    thankyou

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  24. HELLO!

    This cape looks lovely! Am wondering if you still have the written instructions for it and able to mail it to me? My email is michelleleong@live.com.sg.

    Thanks alot! Continue crafting (:

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  25. Hi. Please would you email written instructions for this cape to me at haze0011@live.com, xxx

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  26. ola obrigada por compartilhar essa beleza ,se for possivel gostaria de receber o grafico ,meu email ,meirokaesophia@gmail.com.obrigada bjs.

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  27. Hi Linda,
    could you please send me the pattern for this gorgeous cape please? My email is: ykenny67@gmail.com
    Many thanks x

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