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As a Martha Pullen licensed sewing teacher I love to learn new sewing techniques and I equally enjoy teaching sewing techniques to others.  You can also find me teaching Bernina Customer Courses at my local Bernina dealer.  In addition, I demonstrate Stampin' Up products.  I am a servant of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, wife of one, mom of two, and grandma of five.  Welcome to my sewing and crafting studio!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Pint-Sized Crochet Cape for A Pint-Sized Girl


Can I just say how much fun it is to crochet cute little things for cute little people!
Okay, I'm a bit smitten with my grandchildren.
This cape is from the Winter 2013 issue of Love of Crochet magazine (pg. 81).
I love that the neckline is ruffled.
The fit can be adjusted with the drawstring.
 
 
A button just below the ruffled neckline
adds additional security to prevent slippage off the shoulders.

 
 
The yarn is Martha Stewart Extra Soft Wool Blend in gerbera daisy.
The magazine version is done up in garnet red with a matching hat for Christmas.
I chose to crochet a spring version.
After all, most spring dresses for little girls feature short sleeves or no sleeves.
It's chilly in Utah in the spring.
Need I say more?
 
 
 
The icing on the cake (that truly is what it looks like)
is the white trim that is worked on the front loops of three rows.
In looking at the magazine photo, there are four rows of trim.
The pattern calls for three rows.
I like it best with three rows.
The pattern sizing is child 2-3 years.
My granddaughter is 3 (almost 4) and it fits beautifully.
She giggles as she twirls to show off her new cape.
 
Have a wonderful weekend, my friends.