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Kristin Omdahl designs for both knit and crochet; she has published six books, developed her own workshop-style technique DVDs, and is a frequent guest on Knitting Daily TV.

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VINGA Belted Cape

from Kristin Omdahl Designs
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : VINGA Belted Cape
VINGA Belted Cape
VINGA Belted Cape

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Single Crochet
  • Double Crochet
  • Pattern Reading
  • Extended Double Crochet
  • Foundation Double Crochet
  • Treble Crochet

Pattern Description:

I created this belted, crochet lace cape while preparing for the taping of Crochet Corner on Knitting Daily TV, season 400. I wanted to wear a new piece that would be flattering on me. My theory was that the belted cape offers the illusion of shaping due to the placement of the belt. If you cinch your waist with the minimum amount of fabric required and leave the bulk to the "sleeves" the ratio of more sleeve to waist suggests a thin(ner) waist. You can see me wearing the cape on episode 407 and in the show's introduction.

The pattern is written for a hip length cape that is approximately 24" long. If you want a longer cape, you can either work another repeat of the increases (12 rows), or you could work the regular pattern in a thicker yarn and larger hook (perhaps a dk weight yarn and H/8 hook).

For a more relaxed look, the cape is equally as pretty without belting.


5 sts/3 rows = 1" in blocked double crochet

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 24" long


  • 1,200 yards laceweight yarn (Shown in (3) skeins Wagtail Yarns 100% Kid Mohair in Medium Blue)
  • G/6 (4mm) crochet hook