Boys Crusaders Costume--Free Pattern

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Crusaders Cloak and Chain Mail
For toddler boys size 4

SORRY I DON'T HAVE A PICTURE AT THIS TIME.

White WW (I used Walmart off-brand)
Small amount of DARK BROWN WW yarn (approx. 1 oz)
Small amount of RED WW yarn (approx. 1 oz)
DARK GREY WW yarn
Size K, I, and G crochet hooks
Stitch markers (STM) or safety pins

CLOAK
Special Stitch:
Climbing Treble (CTB)
This is a cross between a treble stitch and the afghan stitch. It is best if you are familiar with both of those stitches before you begin this project. Chain the foundation chain (40 for this project).
Row 1: CH 3 to start first ST, Insert hook into first CH from hook, YO, pull through (2 loops on hook now),* Insert hook into next CH from hook, YO, pull through* (3 loops on hook now), REP (4 loops on the hook now), *YO, pull through 2* REP until only 1loop remains, First ST is completed. The ST you just completed left loops that look like horizontal bars (just like the bars in the afghan stitch); you will be working your next ST into the FRONT loop of these bars. Insert hook into first loop, YO, pull through, REP with second and third vertical bars, insert hook into foundation CH, YO, pull though,* YO, pull through 2* REP until only 1 loop remains on hook, REP this all the way across until the last CH. For final ST of the row: *insert hook into bar, YO, pull though (2 loops on hook), pull through again (1 loop on hook)*, REP all the way to the foundation CH, SL ST back up to the top of the STs to begin row 2.
Row 2: SL ST across the top of the first row, Make a note of which loops are being created by the SL ST. On the third row, instead of crocheting into the base CH at the bottom of the ST, you will insert the hook into the loops created by the SL STs in row 2.

Gage: 4" square : 8 rows x 12 stitches (for those who prefer not to swatch, measurements are provided)
With white yarn and size K hook:
Ch 40 (approx. 14" long) + 3 for beginning of first ST
Row 1: CTB (40).
Row 2: SL ST (40).
Row 3-32: REP until the piece measures 16" in length (32 rows for me).
Make 2.
Square should equal: 14"x 16"

Note: I chose to use the “wrong” side of my work as the outside of the garment because the texture reminded me of woven or knitted fabric. Use which ever side pleases you; either way, the instructions are the same.

LEATHER STRAPS (for lacing the cloak together)
Special Stitch:
Flat Braid (FB)
CH 1.
Row 1: SC first CH from hook, turn piece, keeping yarn to the back (if you turn your piece one way, it will bring the yarn to the front; the other way will bring the yarn to the back).
Row 2: *SC into the top of the previous SC.*
Row 3 to the end: REP until braid has reached desired length.
Weave in ends or cut to consistent length and leave out.
Assemble according to diagram

With dark brown yarn and size I crochet hook:
Using FB:
Make 4 straps 15" long

CROSS
Special Stitch:
Front Loop Single Crochet (FLSC)
Insert hook into only the front loop of the ST of the previous row, YO, Pull through, YO, Pull though 2.

With red yarn and size I crochet hook:
Round 1: CH 12, STM in 12th CH from hook, CH 8, SC in next ST and all the way to the STM (7SC), CH 12, SC in next ST and all the way to the STM (11 SC), CH 15, SC in next ST and all the way back to the STM (14 SC), SC in the 12 CH next to the STM all the way to the end (11SC), Remove STM, Turn piece.
Round 2: CH 2, sk next st, HDC in next 10 STs, SL ST into center hole, Next arm of the cross: HDC in next 13, 3 HDC in last ST of row, 3 HDC in first loop of foundation CH (continuing around the underside of the arm of the cross), 1 HDC in each loop to the end (13 HDC), SL ST into center hole, Next arm of the cross: HDC in next 10, 3 HDC in last ST of row, 3 HDC in first loop of foundation CH (continuing around the underside of the arm of the cross), 1 HDC in each loop to the end (10 HDC), SL ST in center hole, Next arm of the cross: HDC in next 6 STs, 3HDC in next ST, 3 HDC in first loop of foundation CH (continuing around the underside of the arm of the cross), HDC in next 6 ST, SL ST into center hole, HDC in next 10 ST, 3 HDC in the first CH on end, 3HDC in next CH, SL ST to top of first HDC to complete round, Turn piece.
Round 3: CH 3, HDC in next 3 ST, CH 2, HDC in same ST, HDC in next 4 ST, CH 2, HDC in same ST, HDC in next 9 ST, SK 3 (inside corner), HDC in next ST, HDC in next 6 ST, CH 2, HDC in same st, HDC in next 3 ST, CH 2, HDC in same ST, HDC in next 6 ST, SK 3 (inside corner), HDC in next ST, HDC in next 9 ST, CH 2, HDC in same st, HDC in next 4 ST, Ch 2, HDC in same st, HDC in next 11 ST, SK 3 (inside corner), HDC in next ST, HDC in next 12 ST, Ch 2, 3 TB in next ST, CH 3, SC in same st, SC in next 3 ST, CH 3, 3 TB in same ST, CH 2, Hdc in next 13 ST, SK 3 (inside corner), HDC in next 8 ST, Slip ST to 1st HDC, Turn piece.
Round 4: FLSC in next 7 STs, SK 1, FLSC in next 13 ST, SK ch 2 Sp, slip st in next 3 ST, CH 4, 4 TB in same ST, TB in each loop across the bottom (the first and last three will be made into the edge of another TB), 10 TB, 4 TB in next ST, CH 4, SL ST in same ST, FLSC in next 2 ST, SK CH 2 SP, FLSC in next 12 ST, Sk 1, FLSC in next 12 ST, CH 2, FLSC in same st, FLSC in next 6 ST, CH 2, FLSC in same ST, FLSC in next 11 ST, SK 1 FLSC in next 6 ST, CH 2, FLSC in same ST, FLSC in next 8 ST, 2, FLSC in same ST, SK 1 ST, FLSC in next ST, FLSC in next 9 ST, CH 2, FLSC in same ST, FLSC in next 7 ST, FLSC in same ST, FLSC in next 4 ST, Slip ST into beginning FLSC.
Weave in loose ends, Block. Attach to front of cloak

Instructions for Chain mail:
I wrote the rest of the pattern down as I went. However, this part I am writing from memory a few years after the original project. I hope it all makes sense. I did not swatch this part; I only have the measurements.

With G hook, make a LOOSE chain measuring 36" + 6 chains.
Front Yoke
Row 1: in 4th ch from hk, 1 DTR, *ch 1, sk next ch, 1DTR in next ch* Repeat to end, ch 4 and turn.
Row 2-? Repeat row 1 until garment measures approx. 36"x7.5", ch 4 and turn.
Back yoke:
ROw 1: in 4th ch from hk, 1 DTR, *ch 1, sk next ch, 1DTR in next ch* for thirteen inches, make ch to equal 10", *1 DTR, ch 1, sk next ch, 1DTR in next ch* for thirteen inches, ch 4 and turn.
Row 2-?: in 4th ch from hk, 1 DTR, *ch 1, sk next ch, 1DTR in next ch* Repeat to end, ch 4 and turn.Finish off

Body Front and Back is the same (make 2)
With G hook, make a LOOSE chain measuring 13" + 6 chains
Row 1: in 4th ch from hk, 1 DTR, *ch 1, sk next ch, 1DTR in next ch* Repeat to end, ch 4 and turn.
Row 2-? Repeat row 1 until garment measures approx. 13"x13", finish off.
Attach with whip stitch to the yoke of the chain mail. Refer to diagram for placement. Fold in half on fold line and whip stitch up sided and under arms to make a "T" shaped garment.

Place chain mail on your little knight, put cloak over top and send him off to slay his dragons!

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This pattern is copyrighted 2009, Sarah Forbes, BeyondAllMeasure . Patterns are a lot of work. Don't steal my work! If you use it, give credit to its creator. Please link back to it. Please make it! But don't sell the pattern-- It is intended to be FREE!

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