Crochet Plaid Cape with Baby and Girl Sizes

The Crochet Plaid Cape is my way of bringing plaid into spring. The traditional red plaid is beautiful and I have used it for the Buttoned Plaid Cowl and Buttoned Plaid Scarf, but I wanted to do something a little lighter and pinker for Valentines day. 

crochet plaid cape

It is quite easy to create a plaid combination. Just find two shades of the same color then add white as your lightest color. I have found a lot of plaid combinations can be made using Red Heart With Love Yarn.

If you would like to see the 14 color combinations I have put together with Red Heart With Love yarn check out this post and let me know in the comments below the colors you are making your crochet plaid cape!

crochet plaid cape

Last year I made the Simply Spring Baby Dress and loved every detail. This year the Crochet Plaid Cape will be my baby accessory of choice. 

If you love the crochet plaid cape, check out my Free Patterns Page to see all my patterns and some of my favorites below.

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Crochet Plaid Cape Materials

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Red Heart With Love or another Medium Weight Yarn

 32 – 60 yards – White

 64 – 120 yards – Light Pink

 64 – 120 yards – Hot Pink

Crochet Hook, Size H, 5.0mm

Scissors

Yarn Needle

Embroidery Floss

2 – 1/2 inch Wooden Buttons

Stitches and Abbreviations

Ch – Chain

Sc – Single Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

R – Row

Slst – Slip Stitch

Gauge

13 Dc = 4 inches

8 rows = 4 inches

Crochet Plaid Cape Sizes

crochet plaid cape size

A crochet plaid cape is the perfect accessory to a spring baby dress. This free crochet pattern uses only basic stitches and works up quick and easy. Baby, toddler, and girl size patterns. #freecrochetpattern #plaidcrochet #crochetcape

Crochet Plaid Cape Pattern

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Notes:

  • I do not count the turning chain as a stitch.
  • Check out the diagram below to get a better understanding of how the plaid pattern works up.
  • I will refer to the three color of the plaid design as the Light Color, Medium Color and Dark Color.

Baby and Toddler Size Crochet Plaid Cape

Using the Dark Color, Ch 38

R1: Dc in the third ch from the hook, Dc in the next stitch, 2Dc in the next stitch *Dc in each of the next two stitches, 2Dc in the next stitch* repeat from *to* across.

R2: Ch2, turn, *Dc in each of the next 3 stitches, 2Dc in the next stitch* repeat from *to* across.

R3: Ch2, turn, *Dc in each of the next 4 stitches, 2Dc in the next stitch* repeat from *to* across.

R4: Ch2, turn, *Dc in each of the next 5 stitches, 2Dc in the next stitch* repeat from *to* across.

R5:  Using Light Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Light color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R6: Using Medium Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Light color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R7: Using Medium Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Dark color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R8: Using Dark Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Dark color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R9:  Using Light Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Light color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R10: Using Medium Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Light color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R11: Using Medium Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Dark color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R12: Using Dark Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Dark color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R13:  Using Light Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Light color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R14: Using Medium Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Light color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

Note: For the Baby size skip rows 15 and 16.

R15: Using Medium Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Dark color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R16: Using Dark Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Dark color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

Note: If you want a longer cape just continue repeating Rows 13-16 until you reach your desired length.

R17: Using Dark Color, Ch2, Dc in each Stitch across. Fasten off.

The Finishing Details

To clean up the edges, I Slip Stitches to one of the corners, Chained 1, and worked 2Sc into the side of every Dc. Fasten off at the end.

To finish up use your embroidery floss and yarn needle to sew two buttons at the top of the cape. I just use the spaces between the Double Crochet stitches to fasten the buttons. 

For this pattern you will be repeating Rows 5-8, but I have written out each row for your convenience. 

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Girl Size Crochet Plaid Cape

Notes:

  • I do not count the turning chain as a stitch.
  • Check out the diagram below to get a better understanding of how the plaid pattern works up.
  • I will refer to the three color of the plaid design as the Light Color, Medium Color and Dark Color.

Using the Dark Color, Ch 50

R1: Dc in the third ch from the hook, Dc in the next 2 stitches, 2Dc in the next stitch *Dc in each of the next two stitches, 2Dc in the next stitch* repeat from *to* across.

R2: Ch2, turn, *Dc in each of the next 4 stitches, 2Dc in the next stitch* repeat from *to* across.

R3: Ch2, turn, *Dc in each of the next 5 stitches, 2Dc in the next stitch* repeat from *to* across.

R4: Ch2, turn, *Dc in each of the next 6 stitches, 2Dc in the next stitch* repeat from *to* across.

R5:  Using Light Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Light color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R6: Using Medium Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Light color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R7: Using Medium Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Dark color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R8: Using Dark Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Dark color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R9:  Using Light Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Light color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R10: Using Medium Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Light color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R11: Using Medium Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Dark color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R12: Using Dark Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Dark color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R13:  Using Light Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Light color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R14: Using Medium Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Light color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R15: Using Medium Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Dark color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R16: Using Dark Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Dark color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R17:  Using Light Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Light color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R18: Using Medium Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Light color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R19: Using Medium Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Dark color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

R20: Using Dark Color, Ch2, turn, *Using the Dark color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches, Using the Medium color, work one Dc into each of the next 4 stitches* repeat from *to* across.

Note: If you want a longer cape just continue repeating Rows 17-20 until you reach your desired length.

R21: Using Dark Color, Ch2, Dc in each Stitch across. Fasten off.

The Finishing Details

To clean up the edges, Slip Stitches to one of the corners, Chained 1, and worked 2Sc into the side of every Dc. Fasten off at the end.

To finish up use your embroidery floss and yarn needle to sew two buttons at the top of the cape. I just use the spaces between the Double Crochet stitches to fasten the buttons. 

Your Crochet Plaid Cape is complete and ready to make the little girls in your life warm and adorable.

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A crochet plaid cape is the perfect accessory to a spring baby dress. This free crochet pattern uses only basic stitches and works up quick and easy. Baby, toddler, and girl size patterns. #freecrochetpattern #plaidcrochet #crochetcape
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7 Comments

  1. Jo Ann Fischer

    January 20, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Love the C2C crochet along so far.
    Looking forward to stitch a day February.
    Have a question about which laminator you use to laminate the bobbins. Have been looking for one but some of the information is confusing and was just wondering how you picked yours.
    Thanks

  2. Julie

    January 25, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    This is SO cute, what a darling little pattern.

  3. Roseann Hampton

    January 31, 2019 at 1:47 am

    So adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at the Snickerdoodle Link Party!

  4. Kim Butler

    March 1, 2019 at 3:56 am

    So do you cut yarn off every four stitches?? That’s a lot of ends to weave in!

    1. Lindsey

      March 1, 2019 at 4:30 am

      No I carry my yarn under the other stitches. I do it the same way I do carry the yarn in my Plaid Buttoned Cowl. There is a video in this post that shows it. https://www.windingroadcrochet.com/buttoned-plaid-cowl-free-crochet-pattern/

  5. Kandy Langdon

    June 28, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Beautiful pattern. Can cotton be used in place of acrylic? Thank you.

    1. Lindsey

      June 28, 2019 at 9:55 pm

      Absolutely. Cotton would make this better for summer. Use a lighter yarn and a larger pattern size and you can make a cape to product your little one from the sun.

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