Cro-Shayley makes Crochet Today’s Ali Cape

crochettodayalicapeHave you ever found a project that you just haaaaad to make then once you got started you realized how much work had to go into and soon the project became a UFO (unfinished object)? Well, that is precisely what happened here. Back in November, I was flipping through the January 2014 issue of Crochet Today and found this beautiful Ali Cape. I had never attempted a cape or poncho before so I thought now is the time! Kudos to you poncho and cape designers, knitters and crocheters out there! I now know the time and effort you put into projects like this. I started this project in November and just finished last week. But, to give myself some credit, I put the project aside multiple times to make Christmas, birthday and baby gifts and eventually came back to it. So I didnt completely give up, I’d just rather say, I took my time. ;)

While making this pattern, I learned a few new stitches:
Fsc: Foundation Single Crochet – What a great idea! You make a chain and single crochet at one time. Watch video

Bobble stitch – Here is a diagram.

The project in Crochet Today used Red Heart Soft Yarn, but a co-worker suggested I use Boutique Midnight so I chose the color Vista. What a great suggestion. Just look how perfect the striping looks.

I took pictures throughout the long procastinating process.


Front and Back Panel


Making the side panels










Almost finished. I added the neck edging and slipped it on a mannequin to see how it looked.


It looks great on the mannequin but when I tried it on myself, I decided I wanted the cape to be a little longer so I added the same neck edging stitch for 4 rows to the bottom. Perfecto! First cape in the books!


Note: If you would like a copy of this pattern, please contact Consumer Services at or (800) 648-1479. Please let them know you would like the Ali Cape pattern from the January 2014 issue of Crochet Today.

3 thoughts on “Cro-Shayley makes Crochet Today’s Ali Cape

  1. Veronique

    Hy, i saw this cape and in surf for serach his diagram but i doesn’t find anywhere, finally i found yours but page of read heart is invalide. Can you, please, tell me where find a diagram.

    I wish you nice day and so sorry for my english

    • redheart

      Hi Veronique, Thanks for your question! The blog post is a year old and the pattern and the diagram are from Crochet Today, which is a magazine that is no longer in print.

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