Can I just say how much fun it is to crochet cute little things for cute little people!
Okay, I’m a bit smitten with my grandchildren.
This cape is from the Winter 2013 issue of Love of Crochet magazine (pg. 81).
I love that the neckline is ruffled.
The fit can be adjusted with the drawstring.
A button just below the ruffled neckline
adds additional security to prevent slippage off the shoulders.
The yarn is Martha Stewart Extra Soft Wool Blend in gerbera daisy.
The magazine version is done up in garnet red with a matching hat for Christmas.
I chose to crochet a spring version.
After all, most spring dresses for little girls feature short sleeves or no sleeves.
It’s chilly in Utah in the spring.
Need I say more?
The icing on the cake (that truly is what it looks like)
is the white trim that is worked on the front loops of three rows.
In looking at the magazine photo, there are four rows of trim.
The pattern calls for three rows.
I like it best with three rows.
The pattern sizing is child 2-3 years.
My granddaughter is 3 (almost 4) and it fits beautifully.
She giggles as she twirls to show off her new cape.
Have a wonderful weekend, my friends.
Published by Pamela Klingensmith
Sewing is my passion and I always have a notion to sew, but sometimes I get distracted with other crafty endeavors. I share my creative accomplishments (and sometimes failures) here on my blog. I am a licensed Martha Pullen beginning sewing instructor and serger instructor. For 5 years, I taught new owners how to use their Bernina sewing machines at my local Bernina dealer, and for 2 years I taught serger project classes at my local Baby Lock dealer. These days, my professional time is spent retailing handmade purse and bag making supplies and patterns. I also sell a small selection of fabric as well as my handmade bags and purses.
"The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps." Prov. 16:9
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2 thoughts on “Pint-Sized Crochet Cape for A Pint-Sized Girl”
Thank you, Carolyn. 🙂
That is so cute!!!