What never ceases to amaze me is the wide variety of designs in crochet. That is one of the things I like best about it. Crochet is so versatile. With crochet you can create everything from baby layettes to doilies to high fashion. We also get several benefits from crochet – the relaxation while creating something new and the pride of accomplishment when we wear, display or give our creation away as a gift.
The new Little Capelet Throw is quick and easy to crochet with worsted weight yarn and medium size crochet hook. This vintage design is now the perfect addition to update your wardrobe.
Little Capelet Throw
Edited By: Maggie Weldon
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn: White – 11 ozs
Additional Materials: Yarn Needle; 2 yards Novelty Braid, Hook and Eye.
Crochet Hook: Size G-6 (4.25 mm).
Gauge: Before blocking – 7 hdc = 2 inches, 2 rows hdc = 1 inch
Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at Front edge, ch 54 (about 15½ inches), sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 4 ch, sc in next 9 ch, hdc in each remaining ch.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, working in back loops only, hdc in first hdc, hdc in next 39 hdc, sc in next 9 sc, sl st in next 5 sl st.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sl st in first sl st, sl st in next 4 sl sts, sc in next 9 sc, hdc in next 40 hdc.
Rows 4-101: Rep Rows 2-3.
Row 102: Rep Row 2. DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Working across neck edge, sc in each ridge (51 sc), work 54 sc down side of cape, sc across lower edge, and 54 sc up opposite side; join with sl st to first sc.
Finish off and weave in ends.
Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at short edge, ch 20, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, (hdc in next ch) across.
Rows 2-38: Ch 2, turn, working in back loops only, hdc in first hdc, (hdc in next hdc) across.
At the end of Row 38, DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Work a row of sc around 2 short sides and 1 long side. Finish off and weave in ends.
Sew remaining long side to neck edge.
Sew braid around collar and to both front edges as illustrated.
Sew hook and eye at neck opening.
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