Victorian Baby Cape


Materials 14 oz. white worsted yarn F hook or hook needed to obtain gauge Finished Size: Fits newborn up to six months. Gauge: 3 shells, 2 dc = 4″; 4 shell rows = 2″. Basic stitches: Ch. sl st. sc, dc. Cape Body Row 1: Starting at neck, ch 107, dc in fourth ch from hook, dc in each ch across, turn. (705 dc made) Row 2: Ch 3, *skip next dc: for shell, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc. skip next dc. dc in next dc: repeat from * across, turn. (26 shells) Rows 3-36: Ch 3, (shell in ch sp of next shell, skip next 2 dc. dc in next dc) across, turn. Row 37: Ch 1, (3 dc: for picot, ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook; 3 dc) in ch sp of next shell, * skip next 2 dc. sc in next dc. (3 dc. picot, 3 dc) in ch sp of next shell; repeat from* across to last dc. ch 1, sl st in last dc. Fasten off. Hood Row 1: Ch 43, shell in fifth ch from hook, skip next ch. dc in next ch. (skip next ch. shell in next ch. skip next ch. dc in next ch) across, turn. (70 shells made) Rows 2-10: Ch 3, (shell in ch sp of next shell, skip next 2 dc. dc in next dc) across, turn. Row 11: Ch 1 .sc in first dc. *(3 dc.picot. 3 dc) in ch sp of next shell, skip next 2 dc. sc in next dc: repeat from * across. Fasten off. Front of row 11 is right side of work. Fold row 1 of Hood in half, with right sides together; working through both thicknesses on opposite side of starting ch. join with sl st in first st at folded end, sl st in each st across for seam. Fasten off. Turn right side out. Hold Cape and Hood right sides together, centering bottom edge of Hood on neck of Cape; working through both thickness,join with sl st in end of first row an Cape sl st in end of each row across. Fasten off. For drawstring, work a chain three feet long. Weave drawstring through dc stitches on row 1 of Cape. Rose (make 2) Rnd 1: Ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring, (sc in ring, ch 3) 5 times, join with sl st in first sc. (5 ch sps made) Rnd 2: Ch 1 (sc, ch 1, 3 dc. ch 1, sc) in each ch sp around, join. Fasten off. Sew one Rose to each end of drawstring.

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