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Vinga Belted Cape - WORSTED WEIGHT VERSION - Be So Brave Yarn - FREE Crochet Pattern

Vinga Belted Cape - WORSTED WEIGHT VERSION - Be So Brave Yarn - FREE Crochet Pattern

Vinga Belted Cape - WORSTED WEIGHT VERSION - Be So Brave Yarn - FREE Crochet Pattern
by Kristin Omdahl

Belted capes are one of my all-time favorite crochet layers to wear. The belted cape offers the illusion of shaping due to the placement of the belt. If you cinch your waist with the minimum amount of fabric required and leave the bulk to the "sleeves" the ratio of more sleeve to waist suggests an hourglass shape.

The pattern is written for two yarn weights. This one is for Be So Brave Yarn worsted weight yarn. Click here for the fingering weight version in Be So Fine Yarn.

The cape as designed is 24" long but you can work another repeat of the pattern (12 rows) for additional length.

For a more relaxed layering look, the cape is equally as pretty without the belt.

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Materials:
(9) hanks of Be So Brave Yarn; 100% American Merino Wool, worsted weight; 120 yards per 2oz; color shown is American Beauty
K/10.5 (6.5mm) crochet hook

Glossary
Chain: Wrap the yarn over the hook in a counterclockwise direction. Draw the yarn through to form a new loop without tightening the previous one.
Double Crochet: Wrap the yarn over the hook and insert the hook into the st (or fourth chain from hook). Wrap the yarn over the hook, draw through the work only and wrap the yarn again. Draw through the first two loops only and wrap the yarn again. Draw through the last two loops on the hook.
Extended Double Crochet (Edc): Yarn over hook, insert hook in next st, yarn over hook, draw yarn through work, yarn over hook, draw through 1 loop on hook (yarn over hook, pull through 2 loops on hook)x2. -- 1 Edc made
Foundation Double Crochet: Ch 3, yarn over hook, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook, yarn over hook and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over hook, draw through 1 loop on hook (ch made), [yarn over hook and draw through 2 loops] twice—1 fdc made. *Yarn over hook, insert hook under both loops of ch just made. Yarn over hook and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over hook and draw through 1 loop on hook (ch made), [yarn over hook and draw through 2 loops] twice. Rep from * for length of foundation.
Single Crochet: Insert the hook into the work (or second chain from hook), wrap the yarn over the hook and draw the yarn through the work only. Wrap the yarn again and draw it through both loops on hook.
Treble Crochet: Wrap the yarn over the hook twice and insert the hook into the work (or fifth chain from hook). Wrap the yarn over the hook, draw through the work and wrap again. Draw through the first 2 loops only and wrap the yarn again. Draw through the next 2 loops only and wrap the yarn again; draw through the last 2 loops.

Gauge: 3 sts/1.5 rows = blocked double crochet

Finished size: 24" long

Instructions:
FDC 42 sts
Row 1: ch3 (counts as dc), work 1dc in ea of next 4 sts, *ch5, work 1dc ine a of next 5 sts. Rep from * across, turn. 40 dcs, 7 ch5 sps

Row 2: ch3 (counts as dc), work 1dc ine a of next 4 sts, *ch1, work 9tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 1dc in ea of next 5 sts. Rep from * across. -- 7 9-tr sections, 8 5-dc sections

Row 3: ch3 (counts as dc), work 1dc in ea of next 4 dc, *ch3, (sc in next tr, skip next tr, ch3)x4, sc in next tr, ch3, work 1dc in ea of next 5 dcs. Rep from * across, turn. -- 8 5-dc sections

Row 3: ch3 (counts as dc), work 1 dc in ea of next 4 dc, *ch3, (sc in next tr, skip next tr, ch3)x4, sc in next tr, ch3, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc. Rep from * across, turn. -- 8 5-dc sections

Row 4: ch3 (counts as dc), work 1 dc in ea of next 4 sts, *ch4, skip next ch3 sp, (sc in next ch3 sp, ch3)x3, sc in next ch3 sp, ch 4, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc. Rep from * across, turn. -- 8 5-dc sections


Row 5: ch3 (counts as dc), work 1 dc in ea of next 4 sts, *ch4, skip next ch4 sp, (sc in next ch3 sp, ch3)x2, sc in next ch3 sp, ch4, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc. Rep from * across, turn. -- 8 5-dc sections


Row 6: ch3 (counts as dc) work 1 dc in ea of next 4 sts, *ch7, skip next ch4 sp, sc in next ch3 sp, ch3, sc in next ch3 sp, skip next ch4 sp, ch7, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc. Rep from * across, turn. -- 8 5-dc sections


Row 7: ch3 (counts as dc), work 1 dc in ea of next 4 sts, *ch4, sc in next ch7 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7 sp, ch4, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc. Rep from * across, turn. -- 8 5-dc sections.


Row 8 - 12: rep rows 2 - 6 once more.

Row 13: ch3 (counts as dc), work 1 dc in ea of next 4 sts, *ch4, sc in next ch7 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7 sp, ch4*. Work (3dc, ch5, 1dc) in next dc, 1 dc in ea of next 3 dc, (1dc, ch5, 3dc) in next dc. Rep from * to *. Work (3dc, ch5, 1dc) in next dc, 1 dc in ea of next 3 dc, (1dc, ch5, 3dc) in next dc. [ch4, sc in next ch7 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7 sp, ch4, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 sts]x3,. Work (3dc, ch5, 1dc) in next dc, 1 dc in ea of next 3 dc, (1dc, ch5, 3dc) in next dc. Rep from * to *. Work (3dc, ch5, 1dc) in next dc, 1 dc in ea of next 3 dc, (1dc, ch5, 3dc) in next dc. Rep from * to *, dc in each of next 5 dc, turn. -- 8 5-dc sections; 8 3-dc sections

Row 14: ch3 (counts as dc), work 1 dc in ea of next 4 sts, *ch1, 9tr in ch5 sp, ch1, 2dc, 1dc, 2dc in next 3 dcs, ch1, 9tr, in ch5 sp, ch1, 1dc in ea of next 5 dcs, (ch1, 9tr in ch5 sp, ch1, 2dc, 1dc, 2dc in next 3 dcs)x2,  ch1, 9tr in ch5 sp, ch1, 1dc in ea of next 5 dcs, ch1, 9tr in ch5 sp, ch1, 2dc, 1dc, 2dc in next 3 sts, (ch1, 9tr in ch5 sp, ch1, 1dc in of next 5 dcs)x2, ch1, 9tr in ch5 sp, ch1, 2dc, 1dc, 2dc in next 3 sts, ch1, 9tr in ch5 sp, ch1, 1dc in ea of next 5 sts, (ch1, 9tr in ch5 sp, ch1, 2dc, 1dc, 2dc in next 3 sts)x2, ch1, 9tr in ch5 sp, ch1, 1dc in ea of next 5 sts, ch1, 9tr in ch5 sp, ch1, 2dc, 1dc, 2dc in next 3 sts, ch1, 9tr in ch5 sp, ch1, 1dc in ea of next 5 sts. -- 16 5dc sections

Rows 15 - 19: rep rows 3 - 7

Rows 20 - 24: rep rows 2 - 6

Row 25: ch3 (counts as dc), work 1 dc in ea of next 4 sts, [ch4, sc in next ch7 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7 sp, ch4, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc], ch4, sc in next ch7 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7 sp, ch4. Work (3dc, ch5, 1dc) in next dc, 1 dc in ea of next 3 dc, (1dc, ch5, 3dc) in next dc. [ch4, sc in next ch7 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7 sp, ch4, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc]x2,ch4, sc in next ch7 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7 sp, ch4. Work (3dc, ch5, 1dc) in next dc, 1 dc in ea of next 3 dc, (1dc, ch5, 3dc) in next dc. [ch4, sc in next ch7 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7 sp, ch4, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc]x4, ch4, sc in next ch7 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7 sp, ch4. Work (3dc, ch5, 1dc) in next dc, 1 dc in ea of next 3 dc, (1dc, ch5, 3dc) in next dc. [ch4, sc in next ch7 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7 sp, ch4, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc]x2, ch4, sc in next ch7 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7 sp, ch4. Work (3dc, ch5, 1dc) in next dc, 1 dc in ea of next 3 dc, (1dc, ch5, 3dc) in next dc. [ch4, sc in next ch7 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7 sp, ch4, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc]x3, turn. -- 16 5-dc sections; 8 3-dc sections

Row 26: ch3 (counts as dc), work 1 dc in ea of next 4 sts, [ch1, work 9 tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc] ch1, work 9tr in next ch5 sp. Ch1, work 2dc in next dc, 1 dc in next st, 2dc in next st, ch1, work 9tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc, ch1, work 9tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 2dc in next dc, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. [ch1, work 9 tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc]x2, ch1, work 9tr in next ch5 sp. Ch1, work 2dc in next dc, 1 dc in next st, 2dc in next st, ch1, work 9tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc, ch1, work 9tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 2dc in next dc, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. [ch1, work 9 tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc]x4, ch1, work 9 tr in next ch5 sp. Ch1, work 2dc in next dc, 1 dc in next st, 2dc in next st, ch1, work 9tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc, ch1, work 9tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 2dc in next dc, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. [ch1, work 9 tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc]x2, ch1, work 9tr in next ch5 sp. Ch1, work 2dc in next dc, 1 dc in next st, 2dc in next st, ch1, work 9tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc, ch1, work 9tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 2dc in next dc, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. [ch1, work 9 tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc]x2, turn -- 24 5-dc sections

Rows 27 - 31: rep rows 3 - 7

Rows 32 - 36: rep rows 2 - 6

Row 37: Row 37: ch3 (counts as dc), work 1 dc in ea of next 4 sts, [ch4, sc in next ch7 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7 sp, ch4, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc]x2, ch4, sc in next ch7 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7 sp, ch4. Work (3dc, ch5, 1dc) in next dc, 1 dc in ea of next 3 dc, (1dc, ch5, 3dc) in next dc. [ch4, sc in next ch7 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7 sp, ch4, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc]x4, ch4, sc in next ch7 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7 sp, ch4. Work (3dc, ch5, 1dc) in next dc, 1 dc in ea of next 3 dc, (1dc, ch5, 3dc) in next dc. [ch4, sc in next ch7 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7 sp, ch4, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc]x6, ch4, sc in next ch7 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7 sp, ch4. Work (3dc, ch5, 1dc) in next dc, 1 dc in ea of next 3 dc, (1dc, ch5, 3dc) in next dc. [ch4, sc in next ch7 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7 sp, ch4, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc]x4, ch4, sc in next ch7 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7 sp, ch4. Work (3dc, ch5, 1dc) in next dc, 1 dc in ea of next 3 dc, (1dc, ch5, 3dc) in next dc. [ch4, sc in next ch7 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7 sp, ch4, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc]x3, turn. -- 24 5-dc sections; 8 3-dc sections

Row 38: ch3 (counts as dc), work 1 dc in ea of next 4 sts, [ch1, work 9 tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc]x2 ch1, work 9tr in next ch5 sp. Ch1, work 2dc in next dc, 1 dc in next st, 2dc in next st, ch1, work 9tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc, ch1, work 9tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 2dc in next dc, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. [ch1, work 9 tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc]x4, ch1, work 9tr in next ch5 sp. Ch1, work 2dc in next dc, 1 dc in next st, 2dc in next st, ch1, work 9tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc, ch1, work 9tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 2dc in next dc, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. [ch1, work 9 tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc]x6, ch1, work 9 tr in next ch5 sp. Ch1, work 2dc in next dc, 1 dc in next st, 2dc in next st, ch1, work 9tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc, ch1, work 9tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 2dc in next dc, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. [ch1, work 9 tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc]x4, ch1, work 9tr in next ch5 sp. Ch1, work 2dc in next dc, 1 dc in next st, 2dc in next st, ch1, work 9tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc, ch1, work 9tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 2dc in next dc, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. [ch1, work 9 tr in next ch5 sp, ch1, work 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc]x3, turn -- 32 5-dc sections

Rows 39 - 43: rep rows 3 - 7

Row 44: ch3 (counts as dc), work 1dc in ea of next 4 sts. *2dc in next ch4 sp, 5dc in next ch5 sp, 2dc in next ch4 sp, 1dc in ea of next 5 dcs. Rep from * across. -- 439 dcs

Row 45: ch3 (counts as dc), work 1dc in ea st across. Fasten off.

Weave in loose ends. Wash, block to finished measurements and let dry.

Note: If you are going to wear the cape belted, weave a thin belt (thin enough to fit through the ch7 sps on row 24 in the increase sections (as noted on the diagram). Weave belt through so the “sleeves” are outside the belt and the “fronts and back” and inside the belt

Belt:
Row 1: ch4, 3tr in 4th ch from hook.

Row 2: slst into space between 2nd and 3rd sts on prev row, ch4 (counts as tr), 3tr in same sp.

Rep row 2 until belt is 44" long. Adjust as needed to fit.

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