Crochet Hood

Red Riding Hood

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018

Free Red Riding Hood Crochet Pattern

This crochet hood pattern is quick and easy! It's also very versatile. You could make it for a Red Riding Hood costume or to dress up as a character from The Handmaid's Tale. Simply change the color and you can make this into a costume accessory for any hooded character. I hope you like it!

- K 6.5mm crochet hook (I love these Clover hooks!)

- tapestry needle
- stitch markers
- #5 bulky weight yarn in red (I used Big Twist Yarns Chunky in Raspberry)

13 dc and 9 rows= 4 inches

toddler, child, youth and adult

For exact sizing, measure from one shoulder, over the head to the other shoulder. This is the length of your beginning chain.

Free Red Riding Hood Crochet Pattern

CLICK HERE to watch my Hood Tutorial
crochet hood crochet pattern tutorial

Row 1: chain 72, dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn [70]

Rows 2- 18: ch 2, dc in each st, turn [70]

Row 1: chain 82, dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn [80]

Rows 2- 20: ch 2, dc in each st, turn [80]

Row 1: chain 92, dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn [90]

Rows 2- 21: ch 2, dc in each st, turn [90]

Row 1: chain 102, dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn [100]

Rows 2- 22: ch 2, dc in each st, turn [100]

Free Red Riding Hood Crochet Pattern

Free Red Riding Hood Crochet Pattern

Fold rectangle in half. Line up your stitches.

Free Red Riding Hood Crochet Pattern

Join yarn, ch 1 and sc the stitches together to create the back seam of the hood.

Free Red Riding Hood Crochet Pattern

Now we need to crochet around the entire opening to give our hood a finished look.

Free Red Riding Hood Crochet Pattern

Attach your yarn on the left side (when hood is facing you), ch 2 and hdc around entire opening.

Free Red Riding Hood Crochet Pattern

Almost done! Now we need to add the braids.

Cut twelve 30” strands of yarn for each braid. Holding all of the strands, fold in half and pass the folded loop through the front corner (use hook to help).

Free Red Riding Hood Crochet PatternPass the strand ends through the loop and pull tight to form a knot.   

Free Red Riding Hood Crochet Pattern

Divide the strands into three sections (8 strands in each) and braid. Free Red Riding Hood Crochet Pattern

Repeat for 2nd braid. Free Red Riding Hood Crochet Pattern

Free Red Riding Hood Crochet Pattern

That's it! You are done! I hope you like my pattern. Please tag me on Instagram lovable_loops if you make your own!

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