Size: One size fits most.
Length (excl. Hood): About 30"(using Light Worsted Weight yarn) and about-36" (using Heavy Worsted Weight yarn).
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn ;
Main Color – 42oz, 2100yds (1200g, 1920m)
¾” buttons - 5;
Sewing needle and thread (for buttons).
Crochet Hook:Size H-8 (5.00mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 6dc = 2"; 3 dc rows = 2"
Add some classic style to your wardrobe this winter by making the PB137 Long Hooded Cape. The pattern is perfect for either a casual or dressy occasion. All you need is a worsted weight yarn of your choice to achieve the style you desire. With one size fits most, this pattern is ideal for all body types.
It took me about a week to complete my cape, not including hood (haven't decided if I want to do the hood yet). I used 30 ounces of yarn (Red Heart acrylic, worsted weight), which includes a small pocket that I added onto the inside to hold my cellphone and trimming/edging around the armholes. I ended up using two colors, with some rows in a complementary color, which I thought gave it some additional visual interest (and allowed me to use up some leftover yarn!) Like others, I find the arm holes are somewhat too long (although the upper edge of them is good for me, the lower edge of the opening is too low). The only stitch count errors I found were of my own fault, so I believe that those mentioned by others previously have been fixed.
There are a number of places in the pattern where several rows in a row are virtually identical, but instead of writing it as repeat X row X times or XX-XX, they are written as several individual rows. There's no white space between the rows, a little bit would make it easier for us with older eyes to read. Also, the pattern has the "chain 3, turn" at the beginning of each row instead of at the end of each row (which is more common way to write patterns, but not necessarily a pattern-writing standard). Also, it lists abbreviations of stitches that aren't used (i.e., hdc, tr) and there's at least three typographical/grammatical errors in the page-long copyright notice. Like I said, just nitpicking some :)
Despite my nitpicking above (hey, when you pay as much for a single pattern as you often pay for an entire book, you can nitpick, right?), I very much enjoyed crocheting this. I especially liked how it pretty much self-assembles, and how I was able to check the size and "hang" of it easily as I went along.
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