Crochet Superhero Cape For Dolls Free Pattern and Tutorial

Enhance your child’s fantasy play and give their doll’s some super style with this crochet superhero cape free pattern. This is a quick and easy crochet pattern that can be completed in under an hour. This project is accessible for beginners and includes a step-by-step video tutorial to walk you through the process of crocheting your own doll superhero cape.

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This pattern is something that I’ve made dozens of times but never published until now. I have been making this super hero cape for my kid’s teddy bears and dolls (and even the occasional action figure) for (what seems likes) forever.

My husband is a huge Marvel and DC fan and every time he introduces my kids to a new superhero, I’d get another request for a new cape (or two). It didn’t matter if that new superhero actually wore a cape, they needed capes in colours to match them.

This pattern is Week 9 of the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar Crochet Along and is designed to fit the 10-inch doll created for this crochet along.

Want to learn more about the Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL? Check out the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calender Crochet Along home page that contains the pattern release schedule and a rundown of everything you need to know! All the free patterns in the CAL include video tutorials.

For the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar Crochet Along, we’re making an amigurumi boy doll named Advent Adam (or Advent Addy which are both 10 inch dolls) and then enough different outfits and accessories to fill a DIY advent calendar – it’s a wonderful crochet gift to give that will engage children’s imaginations for hours of doll play.

Where Can I Get a Printable Copy of this Doll Pattern and their clothing?

  • Grab an ad-free PDF, printable version of the complete doll pattern (all three parts of the doll together) and 1 full outfit pattern in one convenient pdf file in my Ravelry and Etsy shops


  • Buy the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL Bundle in my Ravelry store or Etsy shop and get this pdf pattern download of this and all the CAL patterns in printable bundle files PLUS the following bonus patterns exclusive to the bundle:
    • Extra hair cap pattern & added embroidery instructions to make Advent Addy (a female doll) with photo tutorials.
    • Chef’s Hat & Apron pattern for the dolls
    • Swim top pattern (for Advent Addy)
    • Additional, exclusive bonus patterns with the release of each part of the bundle (there will be a minimum of 8 bonuses this year! (incl. the above listed bonuses))
blue square with text 2023 amigurumi advent calendar CAL bundle

Ways You Can Customize This Cape

These capes make great gifts for a small child and you can make them extra special by adding your own customizations. Here are some great ways to give the cape a new look:

  • You can make the cape longer by adding rows of half double crochet before you get to the decrease rows where we start to give our cape shape

  • Stitch a Superman logo (or other superhero logo) into the center of the cape

  • Make a DIY superhero logo using your child’s first initial to make them the superhero

  • Use embroidery to add a little detail onto the cape like a lightning bolt or a bat

  • Make this pattern in a different weight yarn (like a dk yarn or super bulky) and an appropriately sized hook to change the size of the cape to fit different toys.

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Important Note About The Supply List for this Crochet Superhero Cape For Dolls Free Pattern:

We will not be utilizing all of the supplies listed in the supplies list this week. We will be using them to complete our crochet doll and the clothing that we will crochet for our doll over the coming weeks.

This is not an exhaustive list of all of the supplies we will need. This is everything we will need for Weeks 1 – 11 of the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar Crochet Along.


Feel free to sell the handmade items created by this free pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog:  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.  This pattern is for personal use only. 

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Skill Level:

  • Easy


  • US terms



Special Stitches and Techniques:

  • Invisible Finish / Join: FO leaving a long tail. Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.  Skip a stitch and place the tapestry needle through the top of the next stitch from front to back and pull through.  Place tip of needle into top of the last ST worked under the back loop of the stitch and pull through to the back of the work.  Weave in the end. Learn how to do this with my invisible finish/join tutorial.

  • Single Crochet (SC) Join: With a slip knot already on the hook, insert hook into the designated stitch. YO and pull up a loop.  YO and pull through both loops on the hook. View the SC Join tutorial here.

Finished Size:

  • Doll is approximately 10.5” tall


  • Clothing: 4 sts across x 6 rows = 1” square


  • These shoes are made to fit my Advent Adam Doll. Gauge is important for ensuring that all of the parts of your doll fit appropriately.  If you don’t plan to match gauge, ensure that you maintain a consistent tension throughout each project.  Using the same yarn line and hook throughout each project can also assist with minimizing gauge/tension changes.

  • For a cleaner SCDEC on pieces worked in continuous rounds, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of each ST rather than under both loops.  This is often referred to as an invisible decrease.  Check out my invisible decrease tutorial on to see it done.

  • For pieces worked in turned rows, use a normal SCDEC stitch instead of the invisible decrease.

  • Color changes are done using the last YO of the previous stitch (except where otherwise indicated).

You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern with all three parts of the doll together + 1 outfit in one convenient file in my Ravelry and Etsy shops
Buy the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL Bundle in my Ravelry or Etsy shops and get updates in your Ravelry library or Email (for Etsy buyers) when new parts become available.

View this tutorial on YouTube

red crochet superhero cape on a white background next to a red furls crochet hook

Crochet Superhero Cape For Dolls

(Worked in turned rows)

With Colour F, CH 20.

Row 1: HDC in the 2nd CH from the hook and each CH across. (19)

Rows 2 – 11: CH 1 and turn. HDC in the first stitch and each ST across. (19)

Row 12: CH 1 and turn. HDCDEC, HDC 15, HDCDEC. (17)

Row 13: CH 1 and turn. HDCDEC, HDC 13, HDCDEC. (15)

Row 14: CH 1 and turn. HDCDEC, HDC 11, HDCDEC. (13)

Row 15: CH 1 and turn. HDCDEC, HDC 9, HDCDEC. (11)

Row 16: CH 25 and turn.  SL ST in the 2nd CH from the hook and the next 23 CHs.  SC 11 across Row 15. CH 25. SL ST in the 2nd CH from the hook and the next 23 CHs.  SL ST into the side of Row 15.

FO and weave in ends.

I hope you loved this crochet superhero cape for dolls free pattern! Stay tuned for the next pattern in the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL on April 14th for the release of the next free pattern of the crochet along.

I’d love to see your crochet creations! Share your amazing dolls wearing their adorable cape with me on social media by tagging me @theloopylamb or using #theloopylamb in your posts.

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