It has been such a long, long, LONG time since I have tried to design a crochet pattern. In fact, I'm sure it's been years since I've done one! To make matters worse, I'm attempting to design an item of apparel, one thing that I haven't had a lot of experience doing. I'm much better at designing toys, amigurumi in particular. It's enough to make one's stomach tie in knots just thinking about it!
My favorite great aunt asked me if I would crochet a cape for her sister, and I readily agreed. We both looked over patterns, and she found one that she liked the looks of. Unfortunately, the pattern is in a book, and my local library does not have a very big selection of crochet books. I can't afford to buy any books right now. I don't feel right asking my great-aunt to buy a book that we only want for one pattern. So I took a closer look at the photo of the cape she likes, and thought, "I could do something like that!"
So that's what I find myself in the process of doing this morning. Trying to crochet a cape that will suit both my great-aunt, and myself. And in an adult size 2 to boot! (I don't have a model here that I can try it on. I'll have to search for measurement specs online.)
Wish me luck. Hope the crochet goddess smiles down upon me, and speed my hooks and imagination to completion.
If you're interested in seeing some of the crochet patterns I've designed in the past, you can find them stashed here. Happy hooking!