Barbie Capelet: Free Crochet Pattern

I’ve had this post written up for about a week, but WordPress wasn’t letting me upload any pictures. I’ve been trying every day to upload them, and finally it worked! Just to let you know, though,  I’ll be posting less frequently because it’s September and life gets busier this time of year. So if you don’t hear from me for a while, don’t worry! 🙂 And now onto today’s (this evening’s?) pattern…

I watched Beauty and the Beast a month or so ago, and loved it! (I’ve been terrified of the Beast since I was a small child, so it was like exposure therapy – and now it’s one of my favorite Disney movies.) I wanted to crochet some of the outfits that Belle wears, like this cape in particular, and her yellow ball gown.

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I chose not to include the hood because it would be bulky in crochet, but that would be a cool modification if you wanted to add it. I used Homespun yarn and the color happened to coordinate quite well with Rapunzel’s dress!

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Materials

  • Small amount of bulky yarn (it would work with worsted too, I think, but bulky makes it warmer for whatever doll’s wearing it!)
  • I (5.50 MM) hook
  • contrasting color yarn if you want to add a border

Notes

  1. Foundation single crochet tutorial found here. You need this stitch so the capelet will stretch over the doll’s head.
  2. Fpexdc = front post extended double crochet = Yo, insert hook around post of stitch and pull up a loop, yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) 2x. Stitch completed. To do an increase, insert your hook around the same post and do another fpexdc.

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Pattern

Make 16 foundation single crochets. Sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a dc). Starting in same st, *dc 3, inc in next st* around. Sl st to first dc. [20 sts]

Rnd 3: Ch 2, turn, dc around, sl st to join.

Row 4: Ch 2, turn, 2 fpexdc around first st. *Fpexdc 2, 2 fpexdc around next st* 4x. Do not join.

Row 5-desired length: Ch 2, turn, dc across. (I’m pretty sure this cape is 15 rows.)

Fasten off, weave in ends…and you’re done!

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Hope you’re all having a wonderful day, or whatever time it is where you live! 🙂

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