Materials:

  • Red Heart Super Saver
  • 6.5mm Tunisian crochet hook (needs to be at least 12″)
  • 2 – 5/8″ Parachute clasps
  • Yarn needle

The cape is made in 3 separate pieces using Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS) and then sewn together using a single crochet (sc) stitch.

 

 

Abbreviations and stitches:

TSS (Tunisian Simple Stitch) = insert hook under next vertical bar, yo and draw through keeping loop on hook.  (There are several really good tutorials already on the internet, so I won’t include photos for this stitch)

DEC (Tunisian Decrease) = Insert hook in two vertical bars, YO, and pull up a loop.

INC (Tunisian Increase) = Insert hook in next horizontal bar, YO, and pull up a loop.

RP = Return pass

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Center piece

Row 1:  Foundation Row: ch 10, pick up loops in back loop of each ch, RP

Rows 2 – 10:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 11:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Rows 12- 13:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 14:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Row 15:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 16:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Row 17:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 18:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Row 19:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 20:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Row 21:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 22:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Row 23:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 24:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Rows 25 – 26:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 27:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Row 28:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 29:  SS finish

Side Pieces (create 2)

Foundation Row: ch 15, pick up loops in back loop of each ch, RP

Rows 2 – 10:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 11:  DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Rows 12 – 13:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 14:  DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Row 15:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 16:  DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Row 17:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 18:  DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Row 19:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 20: DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Row 21:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 22:  TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Row 23:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 24:  TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Rows 25 – 26:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 27:  DEC one stitch by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Row 28:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 29:  SS finish

Straps:

Foundation Row:  ch 3, pick up loops in back loop of each ch, RP

Rows 2 – ?:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Continue until straps reach desired length (2 – 5″-6″ straps and 2 – 6″ – 7″ straps)

Center piece

Foundation Row:  ch 15, pick up loops in back loop of each ch, RP

Rows 2 – 15:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 16:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Rows 17 – 18:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 19:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Row 20:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 21:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Row 22:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 23:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Row 24:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 25:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Row 26:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 27:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Row 28:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 29:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Row 30:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 31:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Row 32:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 33:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Row 34:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 35:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Row 36:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 37:  SS Finish

Side Pieces (create 2)

Foundation Row:   ch 20, pick up loops in back loop of each ch,  RP

Rows 2 – 15:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 16:  DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Rows 17 – 18:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 19:  DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Row 20:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 21:  DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Row 22:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 23:  DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Row 24:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 25:  DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Row 26:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 27:  DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Row 28:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 29:  DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Row 30:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 31:  DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Row 32:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 33:  On the 1st piece, DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS in each stitch to end (don’t dec at the end of the row).

On the 2nd piece, TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. (don’t dec at the beginning of the row).

Both:  Return pass across all stitches.

Row 34:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 35:  DEC one stitch by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Row 36:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 37:  SS Finish

Straps:

Foundation Row:  ch 3, pick up loops in back loop of each ch, RP

Rows 2 – ?:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Continue until straps reach desired length (2 – 5″-6″ straps and 1 – 7″ strap, and 1 – 11″ strap)

Center piece

Row 1 – Foundation Row: ch 20, pick up loops in back loop of each ch, RP

Rows 2 – 20:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 21:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Rows 22 – 24:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Rows 25:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Rows 26 – 28:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 29:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Rows 30 – 34:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 35:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Rows 36 – 37:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 38:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Row 39:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 40:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Row 41:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 42:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Row 43:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 44:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Row 45:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Row 46:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Row 47:  Work TSS across all stitches

Row 48:  INC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling up a loop in the 1st horizontal bar, then TSS to the last horizontal bar before the edge, INC one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. RP.

Row 49 (Finishing row):  SS finish

Side Pieces (create 2)

Row 1 – Foundation Row: ch 21, pick up loops in back loop of each ch, RP

Rows 2– 20:  Work TSS across all stitches

Row 21:  DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Rows 22 – 24:  Work TSS across all stitches

Row 25:  DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Rows 26 – 28:  Work TSS across all stitches

Row 29:  DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Rows 30 – 34:  Work TSS across all stitches

Row 35:  DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Rows 36 – 37:  Work TSS across all stitches

Row 38:  DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Row 39:  Work TSS across all stitches

Row 40:  DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Row 41:  Work TSS across all stitches

Row 42:  DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Row 43:  Work TSS across all stitches

Row 44:  DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Row 45:  Work TSS across all stitches

Row 46:  DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Row 47:  Work TSS across all stitches

Row 48:  DEC one stitch at the beginning of the row by pulling the loop through the next two vertical bars, then TSS to the last two loops (the stitches before the edge), decrease one stitch, then pick up the last stitch. Return pass across all stitches.

Row 49 (Finishing Row):  Finish with ss across.

Straps:

Foundation Row:  ch 3, pick up loops in back loop of each ch, RP

Rows 2 – ?:  TSS in each stitch to end, RP

Continue until straps reach desired length (2 – 6″-7″ straps and 1 – 8″ strap and one 12″ strap)

Finishing (all sizes):

  • ‘Kill’ the yarn.  (I find that doing this before joining the pieces together is easiest.) Click here to see how to do this.
  • Join pieces with SC. (this makes a nice decorative ridge)
  • Work SC edge around entire cape.
  • Sew Straps to main piece.   Attach straps as shown in photo.