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Candyfloss Cape

Candyfloss Cape

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Show off your elegant handmade style with  Candy Floss Cape Crochet Pattern! With this versatile and unusual pattern, you could equally well create the perfect glamorous yet warm layer to accompany classic evening or bridalwear; be rocking the perfect beach look with a light and airy cape to drape over your favorite swimsuit or summer top; or change up the colours and embellishment to suit your chosen style sub-culture or cosplay outfit. Includes guidance to create a scarf and shrug from the same pattern.

Inspired by childhood memories of watching in awe as sugar crystals were spun into swirling, fluffy strips of sweet candyfloss and wound onto a stick.


Yarn used: 
Biscotte Yarns Kidsilk: 210 m / 218 yds per 25 g / 0.9 oz skein; 75% kid mohair, 25% silk or similar 
Biscotte Yarns Cashsilk Lace – 2 ply: 395 m / 430 yds per 50 g / 1.8 oz skein; 50% cashmere, 50% silk or similar 

Sample in:
MC: 3 (4, 4, 5) skeins Biscotte Yarns Kidsilk in Air du Temps 550 (680, 750, 880)m / 600 (750, 820, 960) yds
CC: 1 skein Biscotte Yarns Cashsilk Lace – 2 ply in Biscuit 200 (210, 220, 230)m / 220 (230, 240, 250) yds

Hooks Size 5mm / US H/8 Crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

NOTIONS: Tapestry needle, Scissors.



13.5 (16, 16) sts x 11 (18, 18) rows = 10 cm / 4 in. measured over back motif (eyelet st of sleeves, star border)



XS-S (M-L, XL-2XL, 3XL-4XL) in inches. It is recommended to choose a size based on the wearer’s cross back measurement rather than bust measurement to ensure a good fit.

Finished size measurements:

Back panel (this is a square type shape but not a lie flat square; the sides are longer than usual to create a fluttery effect)

Centre to side: 14” / 35.5 cm
Side length: 31” / 79 cm
Sleeve piece

Sleeve width until dec: 16 (18, 20, 22)” / 40.5 (46, 51, 56) cm
Cuff to centre back, inc border: 20 (21, 22, 23)” / 51(53.5, 56, 58.5) cm
Dec section length: 10 (11, 12, 13)” / 25.5 (28, 30.5, 33) cm
Border width: 3”/ 7.5 cm


Skill level

Intermediate/Confident: most complex part is squaring the octagonal back section and then picking up the right number of stitches along the edge in the contrast yarn.


Garment Construction

The diagonally set square forming the back is constructed in simple repeating rounds as an octagonal block, corners are added working back and forth along alternate sides to create a square before a border is added. Wide straight sleeves are worked flat starting with the border pattern and ending with a raglan type shaping where they join the upper back. The sleeves are seamed and a small firm edging is worked along the neckline for increased stability. Optional: small buttons may be added to the cuff of each sleeve and around the neckline, along with a discreet button loop on the horizontal corners of the back, enabling the cape to be draped and fastened in various ways.


Note on availability: pattern is also available in French from Biscotte Yarns Website.

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