A lacy crocheted cape could be the greatest gift for a little girl in your life, or possibly even part of a fun costume for someone near and dear, which is how this little cape was born! Last Purim as we brainstormed over costume ideas we came up with the idea of canary, creativejewishmom style of course. Meaning with lots of color and handmade details and some stretching of our abilities as well!
I couldn't find exactly the right little cape so I improvised a bit, using an existing pattern for the basic shape, and then adding the lacy details in accordance with our (my daughter's and mine) vision.
The pattern that I used is the ruffled capelet for girls, though rather than making it a closed capelet crocheted in rounds, I simply crocheted in rows instead, and it worked! As you can see I ommited the turtle neck and I also did not follow their instructions for the lace details, choosing to crochet only three rows of lace, for a lighter look.
My first row of lace is a modified version of their first row (minus the foundation row) and my second row of lace is the same as their first row of lace. My third row of lace is the same as their fourth row of lace. That is it! Feel free to play around with the pattern and create your own lovely version!