Free Crochet Pattern The Capelet

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Free Crochet Pattern The Capelet

Designed by Marilyn Coleman.

Capelet directions are for Size Small/Medium; changes for Size Large/Extra Large are in parentheses.

RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 1 (2) skeins each 313 Aran CA and 305 Aspen Print CB

Crochet Hook: 8mm [US L-11].

Yarn needle.

GAUGES: 12 sts = 4½” in pat Rows 1-5; 20 sts = 7½” in pat Rows 16-21; 5 rnds = 4”; 8 sts = 4” in single crochet with double strand of yarn. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauges.

Upper Circumference (Finished): 32 (36)”.

Lower Circumference: 60 (68)”.

Length: 17½”.

NOTE: Work with one strand each of CA and CB held together as one throughout. Beg at neck edge, chain 96 (108); join with a sl st in first chain to form a ring, taking care that chain is not twisted.

Free Crochet Pattern The Capelet Instructions

Rnd 1: Chain 1, single crochet in same chain as joining, * skip next 2 chain; 5 dc in next chain – shell made; skip next 2 chain **, single crochet in next chain; rep from * around, end at **; join with a sl st in first single crochet – 16 (18) shells.

Rnd 2: Chain 5, * skip 2 dc, single crochet in next dc, chain 2, skip next 2 dc **, dc in single crochet, chain 2; rep from * around, end at **; join in 3rd chain of chain-5.

Rnd 3: Chain 1, single crochet in same st as joining, shell in next single crochet, * single crochet in next dc, shell in next single crochet; rep from * around; join.

Rnds 4 and 5: Rep Rnds 2 and 3.

Rnd 6: Chain 6, * skip 2 dc, single crochet in next dc, chain 3, skip next 2 dc **, dc in single crochet, chain 3; rep from * around, end at **; join in 3rd chain of chain-6.

Rnd 7: Chain 1, single crochet in same st as joining, chain 1, shell in next single crochet, chain 1, * single crochet in dc, chain 1, shell in single crochet, chain 1; rep from * around; join.

free crochet pattern the capelet
free crochet pattern the capelet

Rnds 8-15: Rep Rnds 6 and 7 four more times.

Rnd 16: Chain 7, * skip 2 dc, single crochet in next dc, chain 4, skip next 2 dc **, dc in single crochet, chain 4; rep from * around, end at **; join in 3rd chain of chain-7.

Rnd 17: Chain 1, single crochet in same st as joining, chain 2, shell in next single crochet, chain 2, * single crochet in dc, chain 2, shell in single crochet, chain 2; rep from * around; join.

Rnds 18-21: Rep Rnds 16 and 17 twice more. Fasten off.

Neck Edging: With right side facing, attach yarn at center back neck; chain 1, single crochet in same st as joining, single crochet in sp, * single crochet in next st, single crochet in sp; rep from * around; join – 64 (72) single crochet.

Rnd 2: Chain 4, skip first 2 single crochet, * dc in next single crochet, chain 1, skip next single crochet; rep from * around; join to 3rd chain of chain-4.

Rnd 3: Chain 1, single crochet in same st as joining, single crochet in sp, * single crochet in dc, single crochet in sp; rep from * around; join. Fasten off.Weave in ends.

Tie: Make a chain 60 (70)” long. Fasten off. Beg at center front, weave chain through the chain-1 sps of Edging Rnd 2.

Make two 1½” diameter pom poms and attach one at each end of tie.

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