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Black Beauty Crochet Cape

Black Beauty Cape
Black Beauty Cape
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This black crocheted cape is a lovely layering piece for the fall season. Just two balls of Red Heart Swanky and one ball of Red Heart Soft yarn is needed to complete this crochet cape. Both are nice, medium-weight yarns that are easy work with and care for. Plus, Swanky yarn even even has a bit of sparkle incorporated into it, which will set this crocheted cape apart from the other pieces in your closet. The pattern includes sizing directions for a small, medium, large, and extra large. *Thank you to users callmetaborri 0853999, Chappygurumi, silverniterider 2701654, nzski69, and sajames195 9874815 for helping us name this crochet pattern!


Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • RED HEART® Boutique Swanky™: 2 balls 9012 Tuxedo A
  • RED HEART ® Soft®: 1 ball 4614 Black B
  • Susan Bates ® Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10]
  • Yarn needle
  • pompom maker or 2” (5 cm) piece of heavy cardboard

Directions are for size Small. Changes for sizes Medium, Large, and X-Large are in parentheses.

Cape measures 13½ (15, 16½, 18)” [34 (38, 42, 45.5) cm] at neck edge, 54 (60, 66, 72)” [137 (152.5, 167.5, 183) cm] at lower edge, and 12 (13, 14, 15)” [30.5 (33, 35.5, 38) cm] long including edging

16 sts = 4” (10 cm);
6 rows = 4” (10 cm) in double crochet.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain gauge

Picot = Ch 3, slip st in 3rd ch from the hook.

Join with sc = Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.


Lower Section
With A, ch 55 (61, 67, 73).
Row 1 (right side): Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—54 (60, 66, 72) hdc.
Row 2: Ch 6 (counts as first dc, ch 3 here and throughout), dc in next st, *ch 3, dc in next st; repeat from * across, turn—54 (60, 66, 72) dc and 53 (59, 65, 71) ch-3 spaces.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 3 dc in first ch-3 space, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * across, dc in 3rd ch of beginning ch, turn—161 (182, 200, 218) dc and 52 (58, 64, 70) ch-1 spaces.
Row 4: Ch 6, dc in next ch-1 space, *ch 3, dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * across, ch 3, dc in top of beginning ch, turn—54 (60, 66, 72) dc and 53 (59, 65, 71) ch-3 spaces.
Rows 5–16 (18, 20, 22): Repeat Rows 3 and 4 six (seven, eight, nine) times.
Fasten off.

Row 1 (right side): With right side facing, join B with slip st in first hdc of Row 1, ch 3, dc in each st across, turn—54 (60, 66, 72) dc.
Row 2–5: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.
Fasten off.

Round 1: With right side of collar facing, join B with sc in any st at center of last row, sc in each st across; ch 51, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (first tie made); working down first side, 2 sc in end of each row; working across last row of lower section, ch 3, (2 dc, picot, 2 dc) in each ch-3 space, ch 3, slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch; working up other side, 2 sc in end of each row; ch 51, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (2nd tie made), sc in remaining sts; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

With a strand of A and B held together, following pompom maker directions, make two 2” (5 cm) pompoms or make pompoms as follows: Wrap yarn around 2” (5 cm) piece of heavy cardboard (the more wraps, the fuller the pompom). Gently remove wraps from cardboard. Cut a 12” (30.5 cm) length of B and tie it tightly around center of wraps. Do not cut the ends of this center tie. Cut ends of wraps. Fluff and trim pompom. Use ends of center tie to attach one pompom to end of each tie.
Weave in ends.



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I could really rock this look starting right now! How cute would this be in the spring or in the summer out on the boat or sitting lakeside with a breeze? It is an ideal look for inside the office, for a professional and polished look. It is so simple to make that the instructions are fully available above. Very few details. But it looks like a million bucks.

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