Star-Crossed Capelet

Dec 22, 2005
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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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Comments

sylvia wrote
on Aug 15, 2006 10:57 AM

I am new to this craft,but I love it.I really want to learn,but I know only the simple basics,like the chain and double croches.I love your pattern.I would like to learn it.Can you help?

sylvia wrote
on Aug 28, 2006 12:02 PM

I like this pattern very much.DO you know if there are videos that can help me?I am a beg.

Anonymous wrote
on Aug 30, 2006 3:59 PM

The capelet is gorgeous! I'm definitely going to make myself one before winter. (:

Anonymous wrote
on Aug 30, 2006 4:02 PM

Sylvia, the pattern is actually quite simple. Read through it first. The treble crochet is also known as triple crochet, just in case you didn't know.

Emily wrote
on Sep 3, 2006 11:59 AM

This is fantastic. I have a few huge balls of boucle that I have been trying to figure out a pattern for. I'll definitely give this pattern a whirl!

Mackenzie4 wrote
on Sep 25, 2007 4:58 PM

I have to get me some boucle to make this! It is gorgeus!

LauriaK wrote
on Nov 30, 2007 5:15 PM

I have a question re: notation. In the notation section it says:

fpdc = front post treble crochet

bpdc = back post treble crochet

But I would think that fpDc would be to front post Double crochet, not treble.

Later on you say:

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.

which I would think would actually be the treble crochet.

So, for Rows 2-3, should I double or treble crochet?

Thanks!