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I created this belted, crochet lace cape while preparing for the taping of Crochet Corner on Knitting Daily TV, season 400. I wanted to wear a new piece that would be flattering on me. My theory was that the belted cape offers the illusion of shaping due to the placement of the belt. If you cinch your waist with the minimum amount of fabric required and leave the bulk to the “sleeves” the ratio of more sleeve to waist suggests a thin waist.
You can see me wearing the cape on episode 407 and in the show’s introduction.
The pattern is written for a hip length cape that is approximately 24” long. If you want a longer cape, you can either work another repeat of the increases (12 rows), or you could work the regular pattern in a thicker yarn and larger hook (perhaps a dk weight yarn and H/8 hook).
For a more relaxed look, the cape is equally as pretty without belting.
The pattern included line by line instructions, charts and lots of detailed photos. The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file that you will receive via email after transaction is completed. Usually within a few hours.
1200 yards of laceweight yarn. I used Wagtail Yarn's 100% Kid Mohair 4ply in medium blue (3 skeins)
G/6 (4mm) crochet hook
Gauge: 5 sts/3 rows = 1" in blocked double crochet
Finished size: 24" long
Stitches used: chain, single crochet, double crochet, treble crochet
For a complete description of these stitches, please check out my Crochet Stitch Glossary
Click on the thumbnails below for other views of the cape (with and without the belt):
In celebration of National Crochet Month, the pattern is only $3.99 USD and can be purchased through Ravelry: