Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Crochet Cape For Mouse

three crochet mice with crochet capes on

As promised here is the cape with hood pattern for the mice! I hope you enjoy and in the few days or
so I will also post a scarf pattern for the mice. And yes there will be a video tutorial for the cape and as soon as it is ready UPDATE: Video now available  here.


Copyright 2013 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved

Finished products can be sold This pattern is not to be sold. Furthermore this pattern and all the images contained inside this pattern are not authorized to be sold as a cross stitch pattern or shared in full on any cross stitch site

Special notes: I worked with a 3.75mm hook and worsted weight yarn. Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below. This pattern will give you a cape and hood that will fit the Mouse. Click here for the mouse pattern

Supplies used:
3.7mm hook
any color of worsted weight medium #4 
yarn needle
specialty yarn of your choice for edging the hood
beads or buttons for the closure

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
st = stitch
sc = single
dc = 1 double crochet
2dc = 2 double crochet in one st
f/o = finish off
crochet mice with jackets on


Pattern for the mouse is right here
 VIDEO tutorial now available For The Cape!
  • Video is in order as follows:
 Introduction
 Make the Cape
Make the Hood
Sew Cape and Hood Together
Make Back Collar
Sew Collar to Cape
Add Furry Edge to Hood
Add A Closure Of Your Choice
Goodbye :)

CAPE: *for the first dc stitch only of each row after row 2 you will start with the 4th st from the hook.
1) ch 19
2) starting with 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch (18)
3) ch 3 and turn, 1dc in first st then 2dc in next st (27)
4) ch 3 and turn, 1dc in next 2st then 2dc in next st (36)
5) ch 3 and turn, 1dc in next 3st then 2dc in next st (45)
6) ch 1 and turn, 1sc in each
 f/o leaving a good length to work with later. Weave yarn tail from the bottom where you f/o to the top. You will use this after to either sew a button in place or just use it to tie with the other side to close up the cap.
Click on pictures to enlarge them


HOOD:
1) ch 33
2) starting with 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch (32)
3-7) ch 3 and turn, 1dc in each st for 5 rows *remember to ch 3 at the end of every row and for the first st only of each row you will start with the 4th st from the hook. 
f/o leave long tail for sewing. Fold hood piece in half and whip stitch the top of both edges together, go through both loops of each stitch  on both sides of the hood. Once you reach the end knot off neatly and weave the yarn tail in to hide it.


BACK COLLAR:
1) ch 19
2) starting with the 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch (18)
3) ch 1 and turn, 1sc in first st then 2sc in next st (27)
f/o and leave long tail for sewing. Weave the shorter yarn tail in and hide it. Use the longer yarn tail to sew the collar to the cape



SEWING IT TOGETHER:


First sew the hood and cape together. Turn the hood upside down and whip stitch the bottom edge of the hood to the top edge of the cape as shown. The bottom edge of the hood is a bit longer than the top edge of the cape so you need to push the hood edge from left to right as you whip stitch along. You don't need to push much. Stop every now and then and check on the ends and to make sure they will meet up when you are done sewing. f/o and weave yarn tail in to hide it.

Now you can sew the back collar on. If it doesn't quite fit from end to end just stretch it out a bit until it does fit. Sew the top edge of the collar just under the hood edge. f/o and weave yarn tails in to hide them

Decide now how you want the cape to close. (Also see Granny's outfit for another option.)  You could leave the yarn tails as they are and just tie them together or add a bead to each string or you could sew a button in then  make one of the yarn tails into a loop that  goes over the button to close the cape. I've done all those options and they all work great!


You could also leave the hood edge as it is or add a decorative edge using a specialty yarn as I did. The choices are endless really. You could add a decorative edge to the cape as well if you wanted. Pictured below are some of the specialty yarns I used.

Pull the decorative yarn through the edge of the hood, ch1 and then sc around the entire outer edge, f/o once you get to the other end and weave yarn tail in to hide it.

And that's it! I hope you enjoyed the pattern and please show off your photos of your cape right here on my facebook page Amigurumi Freely



  Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help keep the patterns free. If you do give a donation, please except this note as my sincere thanks and know that you have helped a great deal.
Many Blessings to you!




20 comments:

  1. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you ....... so cute :-)
    Christmas mice themed Christmas for us this year .......

    www.talesofaneedleandthread.blogspot.com

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  2. So cute! I love it!
    I have a question, did you have a pattern also for these rats? I loove rats! lol :)

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    1. lol, yes the pattern is one post before this one :)

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  3. Thank you so much for quick responce! :)

    Yes , I love mices/rats because remember me something magical ... they was always present in tales and in Christmas 's stories/movies too! They are magical for me! :)

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    1. I have the same love for them! I am collecting all the books about mice or rats I can find. If you ever get the chance look up Maggie Rudy MouseHouses http://mouseshouses.blogspot.ca/ she has some of the most awesome mouse scenes ever. When you scroll to the bottom of her blog be sure to click older posts for more!

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  4. I admire people like you that can create such a beautiful ideas... I wish I could do the same for others... I can draw but I'm not a crochet /knitting expert... I wish so much to learn more and create my own patterns! And when I create, I always smile.... Art is what make an artist fell really happy.

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    1. I know that feeling well, I am most happy when I am making something. Keep up with crochet and soon you will be making patterns of your own I'm sure :))

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  5. I made one!
    Watch my Blog below, SOOOOO CUTE!

    Hobby Greets,
    Maaike
    hobbywerkjes.blogspot.nl

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  6. I could just die!! these are so cute!!

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  7. I have about four projects on the go. Everytime I see a new pattern I have to start it. I do say to myself must finish this one first. I haven't been crocheting for very long but I'm totally hooked.

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    1. Haha, soo punny, you're hooked!! :D Glad that you have joined the hooking craze! :)

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  8. Thank you so much. I crochet my first mouse for my husband. He loves her. Now i make clothes for the mouse. Sorry for my bad english.

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  9. I made a pair for my dear sister-in-law who loves mice. She calls them Pixie and Dixie. Each month I crochet a new accessory for the mice for the holiday,season or special event in that month. I only have three months to go and she'll have a full years worth. I really love finding and creating each month's outfits.

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  10. Thank you for sharing, love the mice <3

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  11. GENIAL ! ce blog est génial .Merci merci beaucoup

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  12. Thank you for posting this awesome pattern. I am just learning crochet, and your hooded cape is the second pattern I've every made. I really appreciated how clear and understandable your instructions were. Most just look like gibberish. Yours made sense. I also really appreciated your video, which helped a lot. The style of teaching you used on the video was particularly clear and helpful because you elucidated WHY things are done in a certain manner instead of simply demonstrating mechanical motions.

    I made your hooded cape for my 3lb chihuahua. I used a slightly bigger hook, but otherwise I used all the same chain counts, but made the cape a few rows longer and the hood a row deeper, plus added some extra V-stitching (which I learned from the first pattern I ever did!) for edging. Your cape pattern fits my little dog perfectly.

    Thank you so much for sharing your talent. You're an excellent teacher.

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  13. Will this fit your other amigurumi? I'm currently making the bear and would love to make it a cape.

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    1. it would fit quite a few of them Somebody just posted today on my facebook page one she made for her bear (the bear from my pattern)
      Bear With Cape

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  14. Great Thanks. Thats the bear I'm making :)

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