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American Girl Doll Cape with Hood

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Free Doll Cape Knitting Pattern

Materials:
Knitpicks Wool of the Andes worsted weight yarn, color Red, 50 g / 100 m (110 yards) - 2 skeins. (A)
Lion Brand Fun Fur Solid Yarn 64 yards (59 meters) / 50 gr- 1 skein. (B)

Needles:  4 (3.5 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Crochet Hook C (2.75 mm)

Gauge: 16 sts x 28 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm) for stocking st

Wrap and turn in the short rows:
With yarn in front sl 1 stitch to the right needle
Move yarn between the needles to the back
Slip the stitch back to the left needle
Turn the work and bring yarn back to the wrong side between the needles


Directions

Cape

Cape is worked sideways with short rows as one piece.

Cast on 35 sts of yarn A
Row 1 (Right side):  purl
Row 2:  knit
Row 3: purl
Row 4: knit
Row 5: sl 1, k 5, wrap, turn
Row 6: purl
Row 7: sl 1, k 10, wrap, turn.
Row 8: purl
Row 9: sl 1, k 15, wrap, turn
Row 10: purl
Row 11: sl 1, k 20, wrap, turn
Row 12: purl
Row 13: sl 1, k 25, wrap, turn
Row 14: purl
Row 15: sl 1, k 30, wrap, turn
Row 16: purl
Row 17: purl
Row 18: knit
Row 19: sl 1, k 30, wrap, turn
Row 20: purl
Row 21: sl 1, k 25, wrap, turn
Row 22: purl
Row 23: sl 1, k 20, wrap, turn
Row 24: purl
Row 25: sl 1, k 15, wrap, turn
Row 26: purl
Row 27: sl 1, k 10, wrap, turn
Row 28: purl
Row 29: sl 1, k 5, wrap, turn
Row 30: purl
Row 31: purl
Row 32: knit

Repeat Rows 5-32 8 more times.

Row 229 purl
Row 230 knit
Row 231 purl
Row 232 knit
Cast off

 

Hood

Cast on 70 sts
Row 1: purl
Row 2: knit
Row 3: sl 1, k 50, wrap, turn
Row 4: p 30, wrap, turn
Row 5: k 40, wrap, turn
Row 6: p 50, wrap, turn
Row 7: k 60, turn
Row 8: sl 1, k 69, turn.
Row 9: purl
Row 10: knit

Repeat rows 3-10 3 more times.

Row 27: purl
Row 28: knit
Row 29: knit
Row 30: purl
Row 31: purl
Row 32: knit
Row 33: knit
Row 34: purl
Cast off.


Finishing:
Fold the hood in half widthwise and sew the back seam.
Sew the hood to the neckline of the cape.
Pick up 3 sts on the right front of the neckline. Make an I-cord 3- 4" long. Pick up 3 sts on the left front of the neckline. Make an I-cord 3- 4" long.
With the yarn B crochet 3 rows of sc along all edges of the cape and the hood.

Enjoy!

Back of the cape



Comments

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# 1. Poster: Imelda
September 29, 2013

As I don't know how to crochet, can I use a garter stitch? What does "sc" mean?
With the yarn B crochet 3 rows of sc along all edges of the cape and the hood.
# 2. Poster: Mary
December 13, 2013

SC is "single crochet". There are good youtube videos showing how to sc around a knitting project, that will help you.
# 3. Poster: Sandra Bright
November 7, 2013

I have knitted for 40 plus years, BUT I CANNOT figure out this pattern. I so wanted to make it for my granddaughter. When you get to row 5, do start to knit to the last 5 stitches then do the wrap stitch or do you start right at the beginning slip a stitch, knit 5 then turn? go to end and do that again before you go to row 6. Thanks for any help.
# 4. Poster: JeannineG
December 8, 2013

Hi Sandra,
You will not be knitting across the whole row. Only the number of stitches indicated.
For row 5. Slip the first stitch. Knit 5 stitches. Do your wrap and turn. The wrong side of your work should be facing you. You should have 6 stitches on your left needle and 29 on your right needle.

Purl back across the 6 stitches on your left needle. (Not all the stitches in the row are knitted)

Turn your work so the right side is facing you.
Row 7 - slip the first stitch, knit the next 10 stitches. Do your wrap and turn. Wrong side should be facing you with 11 stitches on your left needle and 24 stitches on your right needle.
Row 8 - purl the stitches on your left needle.

These are called short rows. When knitted this way, it creates a wedge.

If you are able, take a look at the video for how to do the wrap/turn.

Hope this helps!
# 5. Poster: wima thibodeau
December 10, 2013

please explain row five
# 6. Poster: Rose
November 8, 2013

Beautiful! My granddaughter is very eager for me to make this for her doll. I love your patterns, and appreciate the helpful videos. Thank you!
# 7. Poster: Mary Hirsch
November 15, 2013

There appears to be an error in the instructions for the hood. It says repeat rows 3-10 3 more times. Then it starts with row 27. These numbers work if you only repeat rows 3-10 twice. I haven't sewn it together yet. Did anyone else find this error?
# 8. Poster: Diane
December 5, 2013

I would like to crochet this. How do you change pattern to crochet? Thank you.
# 9. Poster: Mary Dultmeier
December 15, 2013

I have tried to print this pattern & it has been unsuccessful..Would you tell me another way to print it.
# 10. Poster: Ellisen
October 26, 2012

Fantastic Cape! My granddaughter will love it. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
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