Night On the Town Capelet Free Crochet Pattern

Jan 13, 2018 | Crochet patterns

My love for Lion Brand’s Mandala yarn* is well established but if you are unfamiliar with this yarn you can read more about it in my review here.  I have designed several patterns for my blog featuring this wonderful yarn — Sassy Autumn Cowl, Curly Cute Cowl and the Aurora Skies baby blanket. The new Lion Brand Mandala colors came out exclusively to Walmart and since I fell in love with the new colors I just had to design something with it!  Lion Brand also recently announced that the original Mandala colors are back in stock on the Lion Brand website!

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I wanted to design a cape that would be made in one piece, with some texture and that would be easy enough for a beginner.  The only stitches you need to know are the single, half and double all worked in the back loops only.  I have included a video below that explains the back loop double crochet and the same technique would be used for the single and half double crochet stitches as well.

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On the Town Capelet crochet pattern

On the Town Capelet

The cape is really a one-size approach as you would just crochet less or more rows as necessary for the right size.  If you are up-sizing (1x or more) or down-sizing (kid/child size) significantly then you might want to add or subtract chains to your beginning to adjust width as needed.  For the number of rows in the pattern below I used more than one cake — about 135 yards of the second cake or a total of 725 yards total.

This is a cape you could dress up or down very easily.  I added a fancy brooch like button embellishment to my Mermaid version but I added a large coconut button to my Centaur version — whatever floats your boat.  I sewed the embellishment button to my piece sewing the cape sides together at the top but you could certainly add a button and add a loop to close and open if you would like.

On the Town Capelet crochet pattern

On the Town Capelet back

I could see this cape made in a fancy white yarn for a bride’s special day — so pretty!  Add some fur to the bottom and front edges and really make it fancy!

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2 Lion Brand Mandala Mermaid 9.5 oz / 750 yd

Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook

Large Decorative button/embellishment


Tapestry needle

Embroidery thread


RS right side

ch(s) chain(s)

sc single crochet

dc double crochet

blo back loop only

hdc half double crochet

Gauge: 18 dcs = 4” / 10 dc rows = 4”

Approximate finished size:  19” x 52” at widest part

Notes about pattern:  ch 2 does not count as stitch.

Ch 85

Night on the Town Capelet Crochet pattern Lion Brand Mandala

Row 1:  (RS) sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 10 chs, hdc in next 22 chs, dc in next 51 chs.  Turn (84)

Row 2:  ch 2 (does not count as st) in blo, dc in same st and in next 50 sts, hdc in next 22 sts, sc in next 11 sts. Turn (84)

Row 3: ch 1, in blo, sc in same st and in next 10 sts, hdc in next 22 sts, dc in next 51 sts.  Turn (84)

Row 4 – 101:  repeat rows 2-3

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.  With RS facing out, place button where desired and sew in place.  Mine is placed below sc section and then sewn through both thicknesses.

On the Town Capelet Crochet Pattern

On the Town Capelet


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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!