Mantella Crochet Cape

mantella crochet cape

My local yarn shop closed down and I looked into my yarn stash to see, if I had some leftovers from that particular store. I found the most soft alpaca yarn – Joruns Alpaca in blue and black. Alpaca is 5 times as warm as wool, so I decided to crochet a poncho with it.

Pattern I found a great free crochet pattern for a mini poncho on Ilaria’s blog, the Mantella Crochet Cape. The pattern is both in Italian and English. It is worked as a rectangle, which is sewn together at the ends. I started out with the blue yarn and finished with the black colored yarn. The original pattern has a button at the front, which I omitted. At the top I added a round with picot stitches, so the cape didn’t look too bare.

Yarn  Jorun Alpaca,  100% alpaca, 100 g/100 m – 109 yards in blue and black. This yarn is discontinued. Yarn weight: Bulky.

Hook 6 mm (J)

Level Very easy pattern for a beginner crocheter.

I love wearing this crochet poncho when it is a little chilly inside my apartment. The alpaca warms you up in no time and this yarn is especially warm and cozy.

crochet cape mantella


Close up of the neckline

crochet poncho close up