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Free Crochet Pattern: Crochet Capelet

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 60728AD
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 38 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Circumference at Lower Edge 48 (50, 52, 54, 56, 58) in. [122 (127, 132, 137, 142, 147.5) cm]
Finished Length 16 (16, 17, 17, 18, 18) in. [40.5 (40.5, 43, 43, 45.5, 45.5) cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.


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Crochet Capelet

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14 sc + 15 rows = 4 in. [10 cm]. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Shell 5 dc in indicated st.

Beg at neck, ch 53 (55, 57, 59, 63, 67).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 52 (54, 56, 58, 62, 66) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * across - 78 (81, 84, 87, 93, 99) sc.
Rows 3-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * across - 104 (108, 112, 116, 124, 132) sc.
Rows 7-11: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 12: Ch 3 (does not count as st), turn, *sk 3 sts, 5 dc in next st (shell made); rep from * across, end sk 3 sts, dc in last st - 25 (26, 27, 28, 30, 32) shells.
Row 13: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), turn, *work shell in third dc of next shell, ch 2; rep from * across, end dc in top of beg ch-3.
Row 14: Ch 6, (counts as dc, ch 3) turn, *work shell in third dc of next shell, ch 3; rep from * across, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-5.
Row 15: Ch 7, (counts as dc, ch 4) turn, *work shell in third dc of next shell, ch 4; rep from * across, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-6.
Row 16: Ch 8, (counts as dc, ch 5) turn, *work shell in third dc of next shell, ch 5; rep from * across, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-7.
Rep Row 16 until piece measures 16 (16, 17, 17, 18, 18) in. [40.5 (40.5, 43, 43, 45.5, 45.5) cm] from beg.
Fasten off.

From RS, join yarn with sl st at lower right front corner.
Row 1: Ch 1; working in the ends of rows, sc evenly spaced along right front edge of Capelet, around neck edge and down left front edge. Fasten off.
From RS, join yarn with sl st to right front edge at Row 11, ch 35. Fasten off. Rep on left front edge.
Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
sk = skip sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 38 reviews)
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Crochet Capelet Reviewed by Valerie TG on 2015-03-21 *****
I've made several of these capelets in various colors. It works as a year round garment and I really like the way it can be casual or elegant - it's all in how you might want to embellish it. I've used different closures for each. This was a rather easy pattern to work on and it was easy for me to keep in my head so, if I was out on the bus or at church, I could work on this with no interruptions.

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