Red on Red Capelet

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Last year we had a terrific time making stocking stuffers and small precious gifts for the Holidays that you could add to the rest of your gifts for special people in your list, or to simply give them away to people on your second list (co-workers, the girl that cuts your hair, the smiling clerk that always takes care of you at the local bank, etc.) We are starting even earlier this year and this is our second installment, a pretty and feminine capelet. Very easy and fast to make!
As always, my choice of yarn is just a suggestion. I wanted two contrasting shades of red to set off the beautiful but simple lace insert. Enjoy!

Materials:

Red Heart worsted weight yarn Hot Red
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Cherry Red
Sewing needle
Sewing red thread
Size H crochet hook
1 medium-sized red button in the shape of your choice (about 2mm)

Ch 53.
Row 1- 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 3, turn. Row 2- 1 dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next 10 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 21 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of last 3 dc. Ch 3, turn (50 dc).
Row 3- 1 dc in each of next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 11 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 10 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 11 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of last 7 dc. Ch 3, turn (60 dc). Row 4- 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *1 dc in each of next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, rep from * twice, 1 dc in each of next 9 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc.
Ch 3, turn (68 dc). Row 5- 1 dc in each of next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 10 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 8 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of last 2 dc. Ch 3, turn (76 dc). Row 6- 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *1 dc in each of next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * across. 1 dc in each of last 4 dc. Ch 3, turn (88 dc). Row 7- 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *1 dc in each of next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, rep from * across. End row with 1 dc in last dc of row.
Ch 3, turn (100 dc). Row 8- 1 dc in each of next 11 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 16 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 16 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 16 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 16 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each dc to end of row (105 dc). Row 9- Ch 4, skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc, rep from * across. Ch 3, turn. Row 10- 1 dc in each dc and in each ch-1 space across. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Join Cherry Red. Row 11- Ch 3, 1 dc in each dc across. Ch 8, turn. Row 12- Skip 4 dc, 1 dc in next dc, *ch 5, skip 4 dc, 1 dc in next dc, rep from * across. Ch 3, turn. End row as follows: ch 4, skip 3 dc, 1 dc in last dc. Row 13- Ch 5, skip till you reach first dc, 2 tr, 3 dc, 2 tr in that dc (large shell made), ch 3, skip next chain space and next dc, 2 tr, 3 dc, 2 tr in next dc, *ch 3, skip next chain space and next dc, 2 tr, 3 dc, 2 tr in next dc, rep from * across. End row with ch 4, 1 dc in top of beg chain.
Ch 8, turn. Row 14- Skip till you reach first dc of large shell, make 1 dc in each of first 3 dc of that shell, ch 2, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc of that shell, ch 3, *skip till first dc of next large shell, make 1 dc in each of first 3 dc of that shell, ch 2, skip 1 dc,
1 dc in each of last 3 dc of that shell, ch 3, rep from * across. Ch 5, turn. Row 15- Yo, insert hook into next dc, pull up loop, yo, pull through loop, but leave dc unfinished, repeatin next 2 dc, yo, pull through all loops on hook (cluster made). Ch 3, 1 dc in ch-2 space, ch 3,
make cluster over next 3 dc, ch 4, *make cluster over next 3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in ch=2 space, ch 3, make cluster over next 3 dc, ch 4, rep from * across.
Ch 8, turn. Row 16- Skip chain space, 1 dc in top of first cluster, ch 3, 1 dc in next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in top of next cluster, *ch 4, 1 dc in top of next cluster, ch 3, 1 dc in next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in top of next cluster, rep from * across row. End row as follows: Ch 4, 1 dc in top of turning chain. Ch 3, turn.
Row 17- 4 dc in ch-4 space, 1 dc in top of next dc, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, 1 dc in next dc, *4 dc in next ch-4 space, 1 dc in next dc, 3 dc in ch-3 space, 1 dc in next dc, 3 dc in ch-3 space, 4 dc in ch-4 space, rep from * across. Fasten off, weave in tail (141 dc).
Row 18- Join Hot Red. Ch 3, 1 dc in each dc across. Ch 4, turn. Row 19- Skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc, rep from * across.
Ch 3, turn. Row 20- 1 dc in each dc and in each ch-1 space across. Ch 3, turn. Row 21- 1 dc in each dc across.
Button Band- Row 1- Ch 1, turn the corner and sc on the narrow side of the capelet (43 sc). Ch 1, turn. Rows 2 to 3- 1 sc in each sc across (43 sc--button band made). Ch 1.
Neck- 1 sc in each of the 3 sc that form the button band rows, 1 sc in each dc in top of capelet, ch 1, turn the corner. Buttonhole Band- Row 1- sc in each stitch down this narrow side
of the capelet (43 sc). Ch 1, turn. Row 2- 1 sc in each of first 40 sc, ch 3, 1 sc in last sc (buttonholde made), ch 1, turn. Row 3- 1 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each
chain of buttonhole, 1 sc in each sc to end of row (43 sc). Fasten off, weave in tail.
Sew button in place.
You're done!

Note- I have made every effort not to have mistakes in the pattern. If you find any, please let me know and I will correct it immediately.

















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3 comments:

glor said...

This beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your patterns. You are very talented.

MamaLezlie said...

Thanks for the beautiful flower pictures too!

Craftybegonia said...

Thank you so much!