This warm, comfy Ruffled Hooded Cape or Shawl is an easy Free Crochet Pattern that you’ll love to wear. It looks beautiful! The pattern was revised recently by the creator to correct the Hook size and the revised gauge required is shown below.
It’s very versatile as one size fits all (sizes 10 – 24), just be sure to increase the rows as shown in pattern to create the fullness.
The Cape is simple to make without requiring any advanced Crochet skills, using double crochets throughout and the pattern is written in US crochet terms.
A Chunky or Bulky Wool type is recommended – 80% Manufactured Fibers – Acrylic 20% Wool. Continue scrolling our page for all the details.
It’s best to select a washable yarn – preferably machine washable as the Cape is bound to get lots of wear.
Washing and drying tips are included below, plus how to read and decode Yarn labels so be sure to scroll down to view all the pattern details and tips and don’t forget to Pin.
Hooded Cape Crochet Pattern Material
- 14 skeins of Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn, Weight #5 – 140g/153yds per skein (or equivalent weight)
- You’ll need a total of 2142 – 2448 yards (1959 – 2238 meters)
- Crochet Hook size K (10-1/2 inches US / 6-1/2 MM
The above version from Maggies Crochet can be found on Etsy. You can view it here
Start making the cape body first – you’ll need to make 37 rows for a body length of 33 inches from the neckline. The pattern creator Linda Kaye Smith shows the rows with the number of increases for each row in the detailed downloadable pattern as it helps keep track much more easily.
Linda uses a Machine washable bulky yarn which can be washed easily on a warm medium cycle in your washing machine. It can be dried in the tumble dryer on a low setting and also dry cleaned. Ironing is not recommended.
How To Crochet Long Hooded Cape Video
The pattern doesn’t include a video tutorial but we’ve found a very popular Video from Maggie’s Crochet which is easy to follow and looks brilliant. Click Play above to see how to crochet a Long Hooded Cape ^
As you can see the Cape looks beautiful in a range of colors so pick your favorite to suit your own taste and wardrobe. It would make a gorgeous gift for a special friend or family member too. You can get your free pattern here
We’ve found this really handy infographic for you to save on how to read or decode Yarn labels. It shows you how to work out Yarn Weight classifications and best uses, calculate Knitting and Crochet Gauges plus Laundering tips for various types of yarn.