This morning I was sorting through some boxes of stuff that has become all disorganized and lost in the process of our move, and I came across a little notebook. I opened it up, and inside were pages of design notes. Among these were notes for some patterns you might recognize, such as the Hybrid Hat, Feminine Wristwarmers, and the Hundred Yen Pouch. However, among these past-blasts was an unlabeled page with some very brief directions on them, and I was puzzled. What could it be? The other patterns dated my use of the notebook to just before and just after our move to Japan, but I didn’t recognize it. For a few minutes I thought it might be the notes for the Simple Speedy Cowl, but suddenly I remembered what it was:
Somehow this project never made it to the blog (I can’t imagine why) but I am suddenly reminded how my little buddy kept taking t-shirts and wrapping them around his shoulders like a cape. It was so cute that even though we were under a great deal of stress and trying to pack for a move around the world, I took some time and made him a proper cape. It’s not fancy; I made it with ties in the front so that if I only tied it once instead of knotting it he could pull it off himself, and it didn’t take very long. Aw. My baby. Before I get to the directions, I just want to give a little comparison shot:
WOW, that kid has grown. Sigh.
- Red Heart Super Saver (Hot Red)
- K/6.5mm crochet hook
Row 1: Ch 62. Skip 2 chains, *dc in next st, sc in next st. Repeat from * across, (60 sts), turn.
Row 2: Ch 2. *Dc in next st, sc in next st. Repeat from * across (60 sts), turn.
Row 3: Sl st across first 14 sts. Ch 2, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 16 times for a total of 32 sts. Leave remainder unworked, turn.
Row 4: Ch 2. Dc and sc in next st to increase. Dc in next st, sc in next st. Dc and sc in next st to increase. Sc in next st. [Dc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times. Dc and sc in next st to increase. [Sc in next st, dc in next st] 4 times. Sc and dc in next st to increase. Dc in next st, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 3 times. Sc and dc in next st to increase, sc in nest sc, dc in next st. Sc and dc in next st to increase. (38 sts) Turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn. Sc in first st. Dc and sc in next st to increase. *Sc in next st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 2 times. Dc and sc in next st to increase. ** Dc in next st, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 2 times. Sc and dc in next st to increase. Repeat from * once, then repeat section between * and **. [Dc in next st, sc in next st] across remaining sts. (44 sts) Turn.
Row 6-?: Ch 2. [Dc in next st, sc in next st] across. Turn.
Repeat Row 6 to desired length; finish off, weave in ends.
(Rows 4 and 5 may look a bit complicated, but that’s just trying to get the increases to work with the pattern stitch.)
Cute! It reminds me of when my son was little, he’d use my sarong as a cape! I made him his own, but he still grabbed the sarong to jump/fly off of things!
Wow, I’ve actually been thinking about making Snort a cape recently! He loves the feel of Caron Simply Soft so much he’ll steal and cuddle that yarn and anything made out of it … I was planning on making something based off a cowl, possibly with wrist bands. I guess more flying squirrel than Superman?
I “mentor” several kids in my apartment complex & we do homework together. This would be a great reward for improved grades. Thanks for the idea!!!