Chanson En Crochet

Designer: Mari Lynn Patrick
Published: May 17, 2007
Technique: Crochet
Skill Level: Intermediate

Mari Lynn Patrick begins this capelet with a simple crocheted chain for the neck edge. Then she has fun by working unusual crochet stitches in bands of lacy texture that fall gracefully over the shoulders. Don’t be intimidated by the changing stitches—each one is clearly explained. The increases that shape the capelet are worked as an integral part of each stitch pattern, so the circumference grows with each pattern band. A row of picots around the neck and lower edgings, and a showy vintage button, add the finishing touches.

Finished Size: 54" (138.5 cm) circumference at lower edge, 26" (66 cm) circumference at neck, and 12" (30.5 cm) long, including edging picots.

Yarn: About 412 yd (377 m) of worsted-weight (Medium #4) yarn. We used: Tahki New Tweed (70% merino wool, 15% silk, 11% cotton, 4% viscose; 103 yd [94 m]/50 g): #018 blue tweed, 4 balls.

Hook: Size J/10 (6 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; one 1" (2.5-cm) button.

Gauge: 13 sc = 4" (10 cm) in single crochet.

Skill level: Intermediate.

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