My very first crochet pattern is for a preemie hooded cape using double crochet and single crochet stitches so it works up pretty fast.
I was inspired by a pattern I saw on Mamma That Makes. I really like her pattern but as she said in her post, it does take a bit more time and I am a slow crocheter. Here is a picture of the cape that I worked up using her pattern.
The slip stitch, chain 3, 2 double crochet makes a really nice texture and it is tightly stitched so it covers the preemie angel really well.
I spoke with “Mamma” and told her I used her pattern as a guide to create my pattern using only double crochet and single crochet stitches. I didn’t want to step on any toes or infringe on her pattern. She was more than happy to let me do so. As she said, the more patterns the better, as we are all able to help more angels.
So here is my version of my pattern with pictures.
The first is made with Lion Brand Pound of Love Blue. The second one is made with baby yarn I had on hand with no labels in pink and white. I did small shell stitches on the bottom of the pink one to make it a bit frillier for a girl. I don’t think gauge is important because angels come in all sizes. I realize many of you probably don’t have the steel crochet hook on hand so I gave what I believe is a comparable size in a regular crochet hook.
EASY DC-SC PREEMIE HOODED CAPE