Star-Crossed Capelet

Author

Emily Nelson

Introduction

star-crossed capelet This is an elegant (and warm) version of one of the latest trends. Wear it low on your shoulders with something strappy, or drawn slightly higher and paired with a sleek turtleneck. If you’re daring, try it as a drawstring miniskirt matched with bold tights and boots.


Materials List

  • 2 skeins (140g each) of Bernat Soft Bouclé Yarn (I used the “Tropical Spray” colour)
  • G/6 hook (4.25mm)
  • 3 yards of a satin ribbon in a coordinating colour (1/2 inch wide)

Finished Size

Pattern is for size M (S, L)

Gauge

you can wear it as a skirt!12dc and 8 rows = 4” x 4” (10cm x 10cm)

Notes

US pattern notations used
st = stitch
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet
fpdc = front post treble crochet
bpdc = back post treble crochet

In this pattern, the cross stitch (which appears as a row of Xs) is made using this technique: fptc around second st from hook, fptc in the skipped st.

Ch 3 at the beginning of a round will count as the first dc.

The Pattern

Begin

Starting: Ch 142 (122, 162). Sl st to join.

Row 1: Ch 3. 1dc in each st around. Sl st to join.

Rows 2-3: Ch 3. Alternate fpdc & bpdc around. Sl st to join.

Rows 4-11: Ch 3. 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to join.

Row 12: Ch 3. Cross stitch around (see note, above). Sl st to join.

capeletRows 13-19: Ch 3. 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to join.

Row 20: Ch 3. Cross stitch around. Sl st to join.

Rows 21-23: Ch 3. 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to join.

Row 24: Ch 3. Cross stitch around. Sl st to join.

Rows 25-26: Ch 3. 1 dc in each row around. Sl st to join. Finish off, weave in end.

Finishing: Weave your ribbon of choice through the third row, between fpdcs and bpdcs. Leave the ribbon long or cut to the desired length.

 

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