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Fall Fashion to Knit and Crochet: 12 Capes and Capelets We Love

August 16th, 2012

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Fall is almost here, and if you’re anything like me, you’re already searching for the perfect fall pattern to sink your hooks and needles into. Finding that one must-make pattern can be a challenge, particularly when there are so many beautiful patterns to choose from.

Capes are swinging back into style this fall, according to several sources including this article on Fashionising.com:

“Capes & cloaks …  for fall 2012 they’re making their move again, pushing the boundaries of fantasy to capture the imagination with new life. From the tailored to the traditional, the Gothic to the bright, capes and cloaks are the thing to throw over your shoulders when the chill hits.”

Looking for the perfect cape for you? Here are 12 of our favorites and why we love them. Follow the pattern links to download the pattern of your choice for free!

Color and beautiful stitch patterns bring these capes to life, and we love the collars incorporated into each design.

Crochet Round Yoke Poncho Knit Galway Poncho


These capes have more of a poncho-style with a beautiful cowl neck to keep you cozy as the seasons turn.

Crochet Cowl Neck Poncho Knit Hooded Poncho

Ruana-style wraps offer the luxury and comfort of a maxi-length cape. These projects have dramatic length and beautiful, feminine drape.

Crochet Spring Ruana Knit Spring Ruana

Unusual texture makes these capes truly unique; openwork stitch patterns and felted fabric are both wonderful ways to make a really eye-catching update to your wardrobe.

Crochet Evening Allure Cape Knit Felted Capelet

Running out to dinner or taking an afternoon stroll? Sometimes an adorable capelet is all you need!

Crochet Capelet Knit Library Capelet

Capes with open, lacy stitch work or beautiful cables like these have a big visual and textural impact.

Crochet Emily Shawl Knit Cable Capelet

What projects are you looking forward to making a statement with this fall? Leave a comment below to tell us all about them!

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