Create your own beach style with Joanne Fowler's Candy Floss Cape Crochet Pattern! With this lovely pattern, you'll be rocking the perfect beach look with a light and airy candy floss cape to drape over your favorite swimsuit or tank top - perfect for soaking up the sun in style!
"Childhood memories of watching in awe as sugar crystals were spun into swirling, fluffy strips of sweet candyfloss and wound onto a stick." - Joanne Fowler
IN ADDITION TO THE CROCHET PATTERN, YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING MATERIAL TO CROCHET THE CANDY FLOSS CAPE: (also available as a CROCHET KIT HERE)
Biscotte Yarns Kidsilk [75% kid mohair, 25% silk; 210 m / 218 yds; 25 g / 0.9 oz], MC – Air du Temps: 3 (4, 4, 5) skeins.
Biscotte Yarns Cashsilk Lace – 2 ply [50% cashmere, 50% silk; 395 m / 430 yds; 50 g / 1.8 oz], CC - Biscuit: 1 (1, 2, 2) skeins.
Hooks Size 5mm / US H/8 Crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
13.5 (16, 16) sts x 11 (18, 18) rows = 10 cm / 4 in. measured over back motif (eyelet st of sleeves, star border)
XS-S (M-L, XL-2XL, 3XL-4XL) in inches. It is recommended to choose a size based on the wearer’s cross back measurement rather than bust measurement to ensure a good fit.
Finished size measurements:
Back panel (this is a square type shape but not a lie flat square; the sides are longer than usual to create a fluttery effect)
- Centre to side: 14” / 35.5 cm
- Side length: 31” / 79 cm
- Sleeve width until dec: 16 (18, 20, 22)” / 40.5 (46, 51, 56) cm
- Cuff to centre back, inc border: 20 (21, 22, 23)” / 51(53.5, 56, 58.5) cm
- Dec section length: 10 (11, 12, 13)” / 25.5 (28, 30.5, 33) cm
Border width: 3”/ 7.5 cm
Intermediate/Confident: most complex part is squaring the octagonal back section and then picking up the right number of stitches along the edge in the contrast yarn.
The diagonally set square forming the back is constructed in simple repeating rounds as an octagonal block, corners are added working back and forth along alternate sides to create a square before a border is added. Wide straight sleeves are worked flat starting with the border pattern and ending with a raglan type shaping where they join the upper back. The sleeves are seamed and a small firm edging is worked along the neckline for increased stability. Optional: small buttons may be added to the cuff of each sleeve and around the neckline, along with a discreet button loop on the horizontal corners of the back, enabling the cape to be draped and fastened in various ways.
NOTE: This crochet pattern is available as a PDF numeric file. Add it to your cart and follow every steps to complete your order, a link to download this pattern will be provided on the final screen of your order and you will also get this link by email.
2023-07-25: correction to part A highlighted in yellow