Princess Crochet Cape Coat: Free Pattern

Don’t let your girl be a frozen princess during the holidays, keep her warm with this crochet cape coat pattern. This pattern works up surprisingly fast using mostly double crochet.

My daughter is at a wonderful age right now. She has just started to enjoy dressing up. She also loves to make herself pretty by putting on dresses, shawls and jewelry. It is just sad when the little ones have to bundle up on Halloween and you don’t get to see too much of their costume. The crochet cape coat can be added to any princess costume.

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The crochet cape keeps them warm and stays close to their body. They can reach through the arm holes and carry their candy bucket without exposing their little bodies to the cold. This cape is great for all ages, so I have included patterns for ages toddler through girls size 16.

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This cape works great as a coat for fall weather. Let them feel like a princess everyday. My daughter likes to use this cape for dress up. I just love watching her prance around in it.

Make the cape coat to match their favorite princess or in their favorite color. I am making a second cape coat in Christmas colors for the video tutorial. Make sure to check it out!

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Crochet Cape for a Princess

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Materials Needed

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2-3 Skeins of Red Heart With Love or another Worsted Weight Size 4 yarn
10-20 Yds of Accent color in Worsted Weight Yarn (370yds/7 oz per skein)
Size H 5 mm Crochet Hook (Or hook that meets gauge)
Yarn Needle
Scissors  
Thread Needle
Embroidery Thread
Button Closure
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Notes about Materials:
I was able to complete the toddler size with less than one skein of Red Heart With Love (370yds/ 7ozs) and around 15 yards of an accent color. Some of my testers needed a little more than one skein of Red Heart With Love. It will depend on how close you gauge matches the recommended gauge.

I found a pretty little button closure at Joann’s, they can be found with the buttons and sometimes with the sewing notions. You can also use a large button and crochet a chain loop to use to close the top of the cape.

Stitches and Abbreviations

Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Sk – Skip
St(s) – Stitches
Slst – Slip Stitch
Dc3Tog – Double Crochet 3 Together

Difficulty Level – Easy/Intermediate

Crochet Cape Coat Sizes

Toddler, Girl’s 4, 8, 12, 16
If you are looking for a size that is not listed, choose one size larger. 

Measurements
Toddler – 20″ Chest
Size 4 – 23″ Chest
Size 8 – 26.5″ Chest
Size 12 – 30″ Chest
Size 16 – 32.5″ Chest

Gauge

13 dc = 4”
2 rows = 1” or 8 rows = 4”

Special Stitches

Double Crochet 3 Stitches Together
Dc3Tog – *Yarn over, Insert your hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop, Yarn over and pull your first loop through the next two loops on the hook*  repeat from *to* a total of three times. Yarn over and pull the first loop on your hook through all other loops on your hook. Stitch completed. 

Video Tutorial for Dc3Tog

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Video Tutorial

Princess Crochet Cape Coat Pattern

Notes:
-Do not count turning chain as a stitch. This means yow will directly into the first stitch and do not work into the top of the turning chain at the ends of the row.
-Written in US terms.
-Pattern is written in the toddler size with size (4,8,12,16) in parenthesis.
-Stitch counts at the end of the rows are read (Toddler, Size 4, Size 8, Size 12, Size 16)

Overview:
We will start by crocheting three separate panels and then joining the three by crocheting one row along the bottom of all three panels using standing double crochet. Once the cape coat is complete we will sew the shoulder seams and add a collar. 

Center Panel Torso Section

Ch32(38, 46, 52, 56)

R1: Work 2 Dc into the 3rd Ch from hook, Dc into the next 28(34, 42, 48, 52) Ch, Work 2 Dc into the last Ch. (32, 38, 46, 52, 56)

R2: Ch2, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St, Dc into the next 30(36, 44, 50, 54) Sts, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (34, 40, 48, 54, 58)

R3: Ch2, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St, Dc into the next 32(38, 46, 52, 56) Sts, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (36, 42, 50, 56, 60)

Toddler and Size 4

R4- 14: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 36(42) Sts. (37, 42)

For Size four repeat Row 4 one more time for a total of 15 rows.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Sizes 8 and 12

R4: Ch2, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St, Dc into the next 48(54) Sts, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (52, 58)

R5-19: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 52(58) Sts. 52(58)

For Size 12 repeat Row 5 three more times for a total of 22 Rows.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Size 16

R4: Ch2, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St, Dc into the next 58 Sts, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (62)

R5: Ch2, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St, Dc into the next 60 Sts, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (64)

R6-24: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 54 Sts. (54)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Side Panel Torso Section (Make 2)

Ch 17(20, 23, 26, 28)

R1: Dc in the 3rd Ch from the hook and the next 13(16, 19, 22, 24) Chs. Work 2 Dc into the last Ch. (16, 19, 22, 25, 27)

R2: Ch2, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St, Dc into the next 15(18, 21, 24, 26) Sts. (17, 20, 23, 26, 28)

R3: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 16(19, 22, 25, 27) Sts, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (18, 21, 24, 27, 29)

Toddler and Size 4

R4-14: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 18(21) Sts. (18, 21)

For Size 4: Repeat Row for one more time for a total of 15 rows.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Size 8 and 12

R4: Ch2, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St, Dc into the next 23(26) Sts. (25, 28)

R5-19: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 25(28) Sts. (25, 28)

For Size 12: Repeat Row 5 three more times for a total of 22 rows.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Size 16

R4: Ch2, turn, Work 2 Dc into the first St, Dc into the next 28 Sts. (30)

R5: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 29 Sts, Work 2 Dc into the last St. (31)

R6-24: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 31 Sts. (31)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Line up your panels so that your middle panel is in the middle and the two side panels are on the side with the curved edges facing toward the center. (Shown in photo)

Bottom of Crochet Cape

Notes
– Do not count turning chain as a stitch. This means yow will directly into the first stitch and do not work into the top of the turning chain at the ends of the row.
– You will work a standing double crochet to join the panels (photo below).

R1:  Slst to the first St, Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 18(21, 25, 28, 31) Sts of the first panel, Dc into the 36(42, 52, 58, 64) sts of the Center Panel. Dc into the 18(21, 25, 28, 31) Sts of the last panel. (72, 84, 102, 114, 126)

R2: Ch2, turn, Dc into the first 3 Sts *Dc into the next 10(12, 15, 17, 19) Sts, Work 2 Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc into the last 3 Sts. (78, 90, 108, 120, 132)

R3: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 78(90, 108, 120, 132) Sts. (78, 90, 108, 120, 132)

R4: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 3 Sts, *Work 2 Dc into the next St, Dc into the next 11(13, 16, 18, 20) Sts* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc into the last 3 Sts. (84, 96, 114, 126, 138)

R5: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 84(96, 114, 126, 138) Sts. (84, 96, 114, 126, 138)

R6: Ch2, turn, Dc into the first 3 Sts *Dc into the next 12(14, 17, 19, 21) Sts, Work 2 Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc into the last 3 Sts. (90, 102, 120, 132, 144)

R7: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 90(102, 120, 132, 144) Sts. (90, 102, 120, 132, 144)

R8: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 3 Sts, *Work 2 Dc into the next St, Dc into the next 13(15, 18, 20, 22) Sts* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc into the last 3 Sts. (96, 108, 126, 138, 150)

R9: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 96(108, 126, 138, 150) Sts. (96, 108, 126, 138, 150)

R10: Ch2, turn, Dc into the first 3 Sts *Dc into the next 14(16, 19, 21, 23) Sts, Work 2 Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc into the last 3 Sts. (102, 114, 132, 144, 156)

R11: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 102(114, 132, 144, 156) Sts. (102, 114, 132, 144, 156)

R12: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 3 Sts, *Work 2 Dc into the next St, Dc into the next 15(17, 20, 22, 24) Sts* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc into the last 3 Sts. (108, 120, 138, 150, 162)

R13: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 108(120, 138, 150, 162) Sts. (108, 120, 138, 150, 162)

R14: Ch2, turn, Dc into the first 3 Sts *Dc into the next 16(18, 21, 23, 25) Sts, Work 2 Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc into the last 3 Sts. (114, 126, 144, 156, 168)

R15: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 114(126, 144, 156, 168) Sts. (114, 126, 144, 156, 168)

R16: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 3 Sts, *Work 2 Dc into the next St, Dc into the next 17(19, 22, 24, 26) Sts* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc into the last 3 Sts. (120, 132, 150, 162, 174)

R17: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 120(132, 150, 162, 174) Sts. (120, 132, 150, 162, 174)

R18: Ch2, turn, Dc into the first 3 Sts *Dc into the next 18(20, 23, 25, 27) Sts, Work 2 Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc into the last 3 Sts. (126, 138, 156, 168, 180)

R19: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 126(138, 156, 168, 180) Sts. (126, 138, 156, 168, 180)

R20: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 3 Sts, *Work 2 Dc into the next St, Dc into the next 19(21, 24, 26, 28) Sts* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc into the last 3 Sts. (132, 144, 162, 174, 186)

R21: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 132(144, 162, 174, 186) Sts. (132, 144, 162, 174, 186)

R22: Ch2, turn, Dc into the first 3 Sts *Dc into the next 20(22, 25, 27, 29) Sts, Work 2 Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc into the last 3 Sts. (138, 150, 168, 180, 192)

R23: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 138(150, 168, 180, 192) Sts. (138, 150, 168, 180, 192)

Row 23 is the last Row for the Toddler Size. Continue on with Collar instructions.

R24: Ch2, turn, Dc into the first 3 Sts *Dc into the next –(23, 26, 28, 30) Sts, Work 2 Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc into the last 3 Sts. (–, 156, 174, 186, 198)

R25: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next –(156, 174, 186, 198) Sts. (–, 156, 174, 186, 198)

R26: Ch2, turn, Dc into the first 3 Sts *Dc into the next –(24, 27, 29, 31) Sts, Work 2 Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc into the last 3 Sts. (–, 162, 180, 192, 204)

R27: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next –(162, 180, 192, 204) Sts. (–, 162, 180, 192, 204)

R28: Ch2, turn, Dc into the first 3 Sts *Dc into the next –(25, 28, 30, 32) Sts, Work 2 Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc into the last 3 Sts. (–, 168, 186, 198, 210)

R29: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next –(168, 186, 198, 210) Sts. (–, 168, 186, 198, 210)

R30: Ch2, turn, Dc into the first 3 Sts *Dc into the next –(26, 29, 31, 33) Sts, Work 2 Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc into the last 3 Sts. (–, 174, 192, 204, 216)

R31: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next –(174, 192, 204, 216) Sts. (–, 174, 192, 204, 216)

Row 31 is the last Row for Size 4. Continue on with Collar instructions.

R32: Ch2, turn, Dc into the first 3 Sts *Dc into the next –(–, 30, 32, 34) Sts, Work 2 Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc into the last 3 Sts. (–, –, 198, 210, 222)

R33: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next –(–, 198, 210, 222) Sts. (–, –, 198, 210, 222)

R34: Ch2, turn, Dc into the first 3 Sts *Dc into the next –(–, 31, 33, 35) Sts, Work 2 Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc into the last 3 Sts. (–, –, 204, 216, 228)

R35: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next –(–, 204, 216, 228) Sts. (–, –, 204, 216, 228)

Row 35 is the last Row for Size 8. Continue on with Collar instructions.

R36: Ch2, turn, Dc into the first 3 Sts *Dc into the next –(–, –, 34, 36) Sts, Work 2 Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc into the last 3 Sts. (–, –, –, 222, 234)

R37: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next –(–, –, 222, 234) Sts. (–, –, –, 222, 234)

R38: Ch2, turn, Dc into the first 3 Sts *Dc into the next –(–, –, 35, 37) Sts, Work 2 Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc into the last 3 Sts. (–, –, –, 228, 240)

R39: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next –(–, –, 228, 240) Sts. (–, –, –, 228, 240)

Row 39 is the last Row for Size 12. Continue on with Collar instructions.

R40: Ch2, turn, Dc into the first 3 Sts *Dc into the next 38 Sts, Work 2 Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc into the last 3 Sts. (246)

R41: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 246 Sts. (246)

R42: Ch2, turn, Dc into the first 3 Sts *Dc into the next 39 Sts, Work 2 Dc into the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc into the last 3 Sts. (252)

R43: Ch2, turn, Dc into the next 252 Sts. (252)

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Optional Edging:

You can clean up the exposed edge of the cape by working two single crochet into the side of each row.

Slip stitch to the bottom of the front opening and then Single crochet twice into the side of each row. When you reach the top row, fasten off and weave in your ends.

Repeat this for the other side of the front opening.

Crochet cape collar instructions
You will be crocheting where the blue lines are.

Collar

We will be creating the collar of the cape. The stitches we skip in the section will be sewn together later for the shoulder seam. The areas that will be crocheted together are shown above as a blue line.

With a new piece of yarn, Slst to the top inside corner of one of the front panels. 

R1: Ch2, Dc to the first 7(9, 11, 13, 14) Sts along the top of the cape. Move to the back panel piece, Skip the first 7(9, 11, 12, 13) stitches on the side closest to the side panel you are crocheting into. Dc into the next 16(18, 22, 26, 28) Sts. Move to the last side panel and skip the first 8(9, 10, 11, 12) Sts at the top of the panel and crochet into the last 7(9, 11, 13, 14) Sts.

R2: Ch2, turn. Dc3Tog, Dc into the next 23(33, 38, 46, 50) Sts, Dc3Tog. Fasten off and Weave in your ends.

crochet cape flower motif

Crochet Cape Flower Motif

This Motif is worked all in one row. We will create a single petal then chain out to create the second petal and repeat the process for the third petal.

Make 12(15, 16, 18, 21) motifs.

Ch7

R1: Sc into the 3rd Ch from the hook, Hdc into the next 2 Ch, Sc into the next Ch. Slst to the last Ch, *Ch6, Sc into the 3rd Ch from the hook, Hdc into the next 2 Ch, Sc into the next Ch.Slst into the same St as the previous Slst* repeat for *to* 2 times total. Fasten off and Weave in your ends.

You can sew the motifs in place. I used hot glue to attach my motifs. 

crochet cape sewing instructions
Black lines are where you will sew the panels together.

Sewing Instructions: 

You will be sewing together from the collar to the shoulder then down the shoulder where the fabric is rounded. (See Photo above) The rounded section is the first few rows that we increased at the edge. This will give you a pretty cap sleeve look.

For the Toddler and size 4, you will sew down the side of the first 3 rows. The size 8 and 12, sew down the side of 4 rows, and size 16, sew down the side of 5 rows for the rounded shoulder.

Then use embroidery floss to sew on your button closure or use a chain loop and a large button as a closure.

Now your Princess crochet cape is complete.

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