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Home : Patterns : Town and Country Capelet with Crochet Trim

Free Knitting Pattern: Town and Country Capelet with Crochet Trim

Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern #: 40331-K
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Medium, Large

Circumference 52 (56)" [132 (142) cm] at lower edge
15 (16)" [38 (40.5) cm], without fringe

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.

PUBLISHED IN:  Simply Creative Crochet
CORRECTIONS: (applied Aug 24, 2005)
Decrease Rnd *K 1, k2tog; repeat from * around as many times as possible; k any remaining sts – 80 (87) sts.
Work even until piece measures 12 1/2 (13 1/2)” [32 (34.5) cm] from beg.
Repeat Decrease Rnd – 54 (58) sts.
Work 2 rnds even.
Repeat Decrease Rnd – 36 (39) sts
Work even until piece measures 14 (15)” [35.5 (38) cm] from beg.
Next Rnd Purl.
Next Rnd Knit
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
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*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)   $ 2.95  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)   $ 2.65  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Size 10 [6 mm] 24-inch [60 cm] circular needles or size to needed obtain gauge. For version on left, use 790-335 Homespun Prairie.

Town and Country Capelet with Crochet Trim

Lion Brand® Homespun®


10 sts + 18 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in St st (k every rnd).

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


Editor’s Note: When creating fringe using Homespun please note that because of the texture of the yarn the fringe will fray when cut. If you prefer a non-frayed look you can knot the ends, knit or crochet a fringe, or use hairspray or fray check.


Cast on 130 (140) sts. Place marker and join, being careful not to twist.
Rnd 1 Knit.
Rnd 2 Purl.
Rnd 3 Knit.
Rnd 4Purl.

Change to rnds of St st and work even until piece measures 1½ inches [4 cm] from beg. Continue in St st, decreasing 10 sts evenly spaced around – 120 (130) sts. Work even in rnds of St st until piece measures 10 (11) inches [25.5 (28) cm] from beg.

Decrease Rnd

*K 1, k2tog; repeat from * around as many times as possible; k any remaining sts – 80 (87) sts.

Work even until piece measures 12½ (13½) inches [32 (34.5) cm] from beg.

Repeat Decrease Rnd – 54 (58) sts.

Work even until piece measures 14 (15) inches [35.5 (38) cm] from beg.

Next Rnd


Next Rnd


Repeat last 2 rnds for 1 inches [2.5 cm].

Bind off all sts loosely.


With larger hook, join yarn to lower edge of Capelet. Working along cast on edge, (ch 10, slip st in next st) around. Join with slip st. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


With smaller hook, ch 43.

Row 1

Dc in 5th ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch (V-stitch made); repeat from * across – 20 V-stitches. Turn.

Row 2

Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 5 dc first in ch-1 space, *sc in next ch-1 space, 6 dc in next ch-1 space (shell made); repeat from * across – 20 shells. Fasten off, leaving long tail.


Thread needle with strand of yarn and weave down through last st to base of Rosette. Starting at that end, roll first shell tightly to form center bud; anchor at base of shell with 2 sts. Roll remaining strip to form Rosette, then secure by stitching in and out through layers of foundation ch at bottom of Rosette. Sew to front of Capelet.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made dc = double crochet
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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Town and Country Capelet with Crochet Trim Reviewed by Debra Goeglein on 2014-12-08 *****
I made this capelet almost 10 years ago... I made it oversized to go over my coats, bigger and longer. This was my first project ever knitting beyond pot holders and it was simple. I still get lots of complements about it. My biggest headache was making sure that I didn't twist the cast on before connecting it in the round.

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