Yes, you read that right. I am in no way done with crocheted items from Frozen yet! But don’t worry, the following pattern will work for any Barbie outfit, not just Anna’s. I do love a nice Barbie cape.
The above pictures are washed out and not true to color so I’m sorry about that. 🙂
- Small amount of bulky (6) yarn (I don’t know the exact yardage but I would guess < 30 yards)
- Size J (6.00 MM) hook
- Yarn needle
- Needle & thread
I use US crochet terms in all of my patterns.
Also, I used 1 extended double crochet in this pattern. This is how you do it: Yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 1 loop (a chain), *yo, pull through 2 loops* 2 x.
This was the hardest garment to replicate! If you do a Google Image search, you’ll see that it’s hard to get a picture of the whole cape to see what shape it is. It wasn’t until I examined the cape of an Anna barbie that I realized, the main body is just a large circle. The top was a bit trickier, but if you have something to model it off of, it’s much easier.
Body of Cape
Rnd 1: Make a magic ring, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch for this first round only.) (If you don’t want to make a magic ring, or you don’t know how to, chain 4, join w/ a sl st to form a ring instead.) Make 12 dc into the ring, sl st to top of first dc to join.
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as a stitch from now on), dc in same st, 2dc in each of next 11 sts, sl st to ch 2 to join.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next st, 2dc in next st) 11x, sl st to join.
Rnd 4: Repeat Round 3. (NOTE: My cape is a little bit ruffly, so if you wanted to go on increasing normally, that would be fine. Otherwise, continue as written.)
Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st (dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) 11x, sl st to join.
Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, (dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st) 11x, sl st to join.
Rnd 7: (Edging) Ch 1, turn, LOOSELY slip stitch in each front loop around, sl st to 1st sl st to join, f/o and weave in ends.
Middle of Top Part
Sorry for the convoluted name there. The top of the cape is made up of three parts, one isosceles trapezoid and two semicircles. This is the trapezoid part.
Row 1: Ch 6, dc in 3rd ch from hk, dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in last st. (You’ve increased on both ends.)
Row 2-4: Ch 2, turn (counts as a stitch), dc in same st, dc across to last st, 2dc in last st.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, make 1 stitch in each stitch across as follows (no increasing): sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, extended dc, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 1 sc. F/o and weave in ends.
Semicircles (make 2)
Make a magic ring, ch 2 (does not count as as stitch.) 6 dc into ring.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, dc into same st, 2 dc into each of next 5 sts. (12) f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew each of the semicircles to the sides of the trapezoid.
This is the part that goes around the neck. I actually sewed the button to the semicircles, not the collar, which I thought I should mention so no confusion happens.
Ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across.
Ch 1, turn, sl st in each st across.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Set the collar aside for now while we assemble.
Find a long tail from one of your pieces, and sew the top part of the cape to the cape circle. The semicircles should be left free, so just sew on the SHORTER side of the isosceles trapezoid – the non-curved side. Am I making sense? The above picture might help…let me know if you need more explanation. Once you’ve done that, you can sew the collar on top. Weave in all of your ends.
Put the cape on your Barbie and figure out where you want the button. I used a dc from the semicircle as a buttonhole, but you can make a separate chain loop if you’d like.
If your cape is really curly, you could block it, or throw it in the washing machine if you used acrylic yarn (the dryer kills the acrylic.) Otherwise, you’re done!
Thank you all for voting in the poll in my sidebar. Accessories won out, but Barbie Outfits was pretty close. I have a cowl pattern coming soon, I just need to take some pictures. The thing I most enjoy crocheting is Barbie dresses, though, so there will definitely be more of those coming. Just a warning…this isn’t the last you will see of things from Frozen. 🙂 (If you want to check out the patterns I’ve made from Frozen, there’s a link at the bottom of the sidebar.) [Edited 7/21/14: My blog has been redone and the link is gone, so click here instead. :)]
Have a fabulous day!