Feb 28, 2009
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Have you ever seen Knitty's famous Clapotis pattern? If not, you're missing out. It's a lovely little number that can either be worn as a scarf or a shawl. It's knit on the diagonal with variegated yarn, so that it stripes in the opposite direction as the texture. The Animator's Wife has been longing for such a scarf, but lacking the skill to knit, has come up with a crochet version.

Our crochet Clapochet is also worked on the diagonal, with chain spaces peppered throughout to create a texture similar to the original Clapotis. If variegated yarn is used, it will stripe with the texture instead of against it, but the final result is just as versatile as the original in that it may be scrunched up and worn as a scarf or spread out and worn as a shawl. We hope you enjoy it!

Materials List

650 yd 4/worsted-weight yarn

Size J-10 (6.0 mm) crochet hook

Finished Size

18" wide x 72" long


Not needed.

The Pattern

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MillieMouse wrote
on Jan 26, 2010 6:29 AM

OK, color me dumb. This is the first time I've tried to look up a pattern and have no idea how to do it.


on Feb 16, 2010 5:43 PM

I can't find the pattern either, would love to know how to make this.  Millie, did you find the pattern?


on Feb 17, 2010 2:54 PM

Copy and paste the blog address into your browser.  Its printed under "The Pattern".  The pattern is on the blog.