Little Red Riding Hood Cape
Child Size Crochet Little Red Riding Hood Cape Guest Post
By Sarah Zimmerman
Hi! My name is Sarah Zimmerman and I am the crocheter behind the blog Repeat Crafter Me! I am excited to show you this adorable handmade Halloween costume! Based on the classic fairytale, this Little Red Riding Hood Cape is the perfect crocheted costume accessory. Made with simple SC stitches this piece works up quickly and is great for beginners!
I used Bernat Super Value Yarn in Berry. The worsted weight yarn paired with the hooded cape design will keep your little ones warm while trick-or-treating! You can purchase the yarn on Yarnspirations.com and download the FREE crochet pattern HERE: http://www.yarnspirations.com/little-red-riding-hood-cape.html.
Let me walk you through a quick tutorial of the construction of the hooded cape.
After you have created the Hood portion of the pattern you will be left with a somewhat rectangular piece. You will want to fold it in half and stitch up the back using the mattress stitch.
Now working along the bottom rough edge of the hood, attach yarn, chain 1 and SC all the way across making 70 SC stitches, chain 2, turn. This will be the start of the cape. Continue as directed in the pattern PDF to create the rest of the length of the cape.
Now you are ready to attach your Hoodie Drawstring. With a series of chains and slip stitches (refer to your pattern), you will create a long drawstring,
Make two yarn pom-poms. Attach one to one end of the string and weave drawstring over and under through row of DC. Attach second pom-pom to other end.
Now your handmade Halloween costume is complete! Remember to download the FREE Little Red Riding Hood pattern on Yarnspirations.com in addition to this tutorial.