Crocheted Baby Cape
Free Vintage Crochet Pattern

This vintage crochet baby cape pattern was originally published in the 1920s, however, this pattern of the past is still treasured today.

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage baby clothing pattern to crochet this classic cape for a baby. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crocheted baby pattern.

Crochet Baby Cape Pattern
How to Crochet a Cape for a Baby

Vintage Crochet Baby Cape


3 oz. best 4-ply fingering wool
Crochet hook (Strathnoid 00)
2 1/2 yards trimming
1 yard ribbon


Commence with 59 chain, turn, and pick up 4 stitches next needle, draw wool through all 5 loops at once, 1 ch (this forms 1st star). For 2nd star take *1 stitch in hole, or eye made by the 1 ch, 1 stitch in back of last stitch taken up in former star, 1 stitch in each of next 2 ch, draw wool through all 5 loops, 1 ch. Repeat from * until there are 6 ch left; into these make 1 treble in 1st and 1 double crochet in each of last 5.

2nd Row — Turn with 2 ch, and make 1 d c in each of 14 stitches (working through both threads), then 1 tr in each of remaining 42. Turn with 3 ch, and repeat these 2 rows until cape is as wide as required. Finish with a star stitch row. Do not break off wool, but work across neck, 1 d c, *2 ch, miss 3 stitches, 1 d c in next. Repeat from * to end of neck. Turn, and make 1 d c in each d c, and fasten off.

Sew trimming all around. Thread narrow ribbon through holes where star stitch ends, and leave ends to tie. Add wider ribbon to tie at neck.

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