This pattern uses traditional crochet techniques (as opposed to Tunisian crochet) and was designed to be made with a regular, short crochet hook.
Yarn used in sample:
Tivoli Blockbuster Aran
(Wool & Acrylic – 8 wpi)
“Scarlet” – 3 balls (1850 m)
Neck circumference: 73 cm / 29 inches
Nape of neck to lowest part of cape back: 86 cm / 34 in
Hook: 6 mm (J Hook)
Ruadh (which means “Red” in Irish) is created by starting with the crochet cable band.
The body is made using a light and airy crochet moss stitch, has a gently curved hem and is worked side to side. The hood is then
completed and a little sewing secures the cable band in place.
This pattern comes with easy-to-follow charts and text instruction
The pattern pdf will be available to download immediately after purchase. You will have the choice to select either a pdf using US crochet terms or UK crochet terms. You’ll also be emailed a download link.
Jillian Hanson –
I learned how to crochet a month or so ago and have been making amigurumi nonstop. How difficult is this pattern? I love the look of the finished product, but I’ve not made clothing yet. What sort of stitches are used?
Aoibhe Ni –
Welcome to the world of crochet!
While this cloak primaily uses the stitch you’d be well familar with from your amigurumi (what they’d call a dc in the US and an sc in the US), it does also include some crochet cabling techniques that are a tad more advanced.
If you’ve encountered taller stitches already (ones where you yarn over the hook before the hook goes through the fabric) then you’re half way there, but if not, I’d recommend you have a gander at these videos before you decide:
Basic Relief Crochet: https://youtu.be/rDqowvdTuuM
Basic Crochet Cabling: https://youtu.be/k8xu23CNGZA
Jillian Hanson –
Review for Ruadh Cloak