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
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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