office cape

Stum­bled across Two of Wands’ beau­ti­ful Sad­dle­brook cape scarf pat­tern on Insta­gram, thought it was just the thing I need for the chilly office! The arm open­ings are per­fect for typ­ing and tea drink­ing, and it’s so styl­ish-look­ing! I love the clev­er­ly designed edg­ing detail. It’s a beau­ti­ful design, and it’s free! And! I had been look­ing for a project through which I can use up the almost-full skeins of yarn left­over from the cor­ner-to-cor­ner cro­chet blan­ket for my par­ents last Christ­mas, it’s awesome!

It’s very pack­able, so I imag­ine it would also be great to bring on the train or plane or road trips! And it makes a nice giant scarf!

I had mod­i­fied the pat­tern so that it’s short­er (because I’m a short­er per­son, and I find it eas­i­er to move around if the cape is kind of reg­u­lar coat length), and so that I could use the worsted weight yarn I have. So I thought I’d share the mod­i­fi­ca­tions in case you’re in sim­i­lar situation!

My cape mea­sures 60″ x 20″.

I used a 6mm hook, and start­ed by mak­ing a chain of 182, then dc in 4th ch from hook (turn­ing ch counts as a dc through­out). I used dc stitch­es through­out, 180 dc across.

I fol­lowed the pat­tern for the edg­ing (the grey/brown part), then split for arm open­ings on the 14th row after edg­ing. Arm open­ing stitch count as fol­lows: 25 dc, 20 fdc (for arm open­ing), 90 dc, 20 fdc, 25 dc.

Then I fin­ished the oth­er half of the cape in the same way as the first half.

I used Bernat Super Val­ue yarn, less than half a skein of the grey, brown and blue, and almost a full skein of the teal.

Now let’s throw on the cape and unleash superpowers.

Have a fan­tas­tic week, every­one! :D

6 thoughts on “office cape

  1. Bon­jour Trish. Je trou­ve cette écharpe-cape très élégante et, effec­tive­ment, on peut l’u­tilis­er de beau­coup de façons ce qui la rend très pra­tique en plein de cir­con­stances. Je crois bien que je vais me laiss­er ten­ter! J’ai essayé de trou­ver les expli­ca­tions gra­tu­ites mais il me sem­ble qu’il faut quand même pass­er com­mande et je ne suis pas sûre que celà fonc­tionne pour la France, alors je vais improviser,je pense qu’il faut faire un grand rec­tan­gle avec les fentes pour les bras. En tout cas, félicitations pour ce bel ouvrage.

  2. Thanks Clau­dine! Yes you would still need to add the item to your “cart” on the web­site and enter some infor­ma­tion, but the price will come out to $0, and you’ll be able to down­load the pat­tern after check­out :) hap­py crocheting!

  3. You­u­pee! çà y est, j’ai les expli­ca­tions! Il ne me reste plus qu’à fouiller dans mon stock pour trou­ver les bonnes pelotes de laine. Je vous souhaite une excel­lente fin de semaine. A bientôt sur votre blog que j’aime beaucoup.

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