Bahama Warmth Capelet

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This is a medium size capelet which I made for a gift.
If you would like a different-looking capelet, try this one.
It is very easy to make.

Materials:

Red Heart worsted weight yarn Shocking Pink
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green
Crochet hook size H
Blunt needle, if you use it to weave in tails.
Button to fit size of loop you leave on closure frog in green or pink

Note 1- Ch 3 counts as 1 dc unless otherwise noted.

Note 2- This capelet is a size Medium. But the pattern is so easy, I am very certain that by starting the lace about two rows before the size for mediu, you might tweak it to fit a smaller size. I would suggest that if you would like to make it for another size, that you use a measuring tape and a garment the size you would like to make it. Measure it carefully, write down the inches, and as you make the top, try to reach the width of the garment you are using for your measurement, which would correspond to the back of the person you are making it for. Continue the rows and increases until you reach that size. Follow the lace pattern across each row carefully so that the design will fit your larger or smaller size. It can be done, you only have to keep track of what you are doing.

With Shocking Pink, ch 59.
Row 1- 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and in each of next 8 ch, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch, 1 dc in each of next 8 ch, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 18, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch, 1 dc in each of next 8 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch, 1 dc in each of last 8 ch. Ch 3, turn. Row 2- 1 dc in each of next 9 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in ch-2 space, 1 dc in each of next 12 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2dc in next ch-2 space, 1 dc in each of next 22 dc, 2dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, 1 dc in each of next 12 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, 1 dc in each of last 11 dc. Ch 3, turn. Row 3- 1 dc in each of next 12 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, 1 dc in each of next 16 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, 1 dc in each of next 26 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, 1 dc in each of next 16 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, 1 dc in each of last 12 dc. Ch 3, turn. Row 4- 1 dc in each of next 13 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in ch-2 space, 1 dc in each of next 20 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in ch-2 space, 1 dc in each of next 30 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, 1 dc in each of next 20 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, 1 dc in each of last 14 dc. Ch 3, turn. Row 5- 1dc in each of next 16 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in ch-2 space, 1 dc in each of next 24 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, 1 dc in each of next 34 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, 1 dc in each of next 24 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, 1 dc in each of last 16 dc. Ch 3, turn. Row 6- 1 dc in each of next 17 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in each of next 28 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in each of next 38 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in each of next 28 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in each of last 19 dc. Ch 3, turn. Row 7- 1 dc in each of next 20 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in each of next 32 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in each of next 42 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in each of next 32 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in each of last 20 dc. Ch 3, turn. Row 8- 1 dc in each of next 21 dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, *1 dc in each of next dc until you reach next ch-2 space, 2 dc in that ch-2 space, rep from * till end of row. (171 dc) Fasten off. Row 9- Join Spring Green. Ch 3 at beginning of row, 1 dc in each of next 21 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 37 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *1 dc in each dc till you reach next corner, 2 dc in that corner, 1 dc in each dc till you reach next corner, 2 dc in that corner, rep from * till end of row. Ch 3, turn. (175 dc) Row 10- Work 1 dc in each of first 22 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 38 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 49 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 38 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of last 23 dc. Ch 4, turn. (179 dc) Row 11- Skip 1 dc, *1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc,1 dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, rep from *across. End row as follows, 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in last dc. Ch 4, turn. Row 12- Skip to first dc of first group of 4 dc, 1 dc in each of those 4 dc, , skip till you reach next ch-2 space, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in that space, ch 2, skip to the next ch-2 space, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in that space, ch 1, 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 1, *1 dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 1, skip till you reach next ch-2 space, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in that ch-2 space, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, rep from * across. Ch 3, turn. Row 13- 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, 1 dc in ch-2 space before next shell, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in ch-2 space in the middle of next shell, ch 1, 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 1, *2 dc ch 2, 2 dc in ch-2 space in the middle of next shell, ch 1, 1 dc in ch-2 space before next shell, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the middle of next shell, ch 1, 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 1, rep from * across row. Ch 3 turn. Row 14-Skip 1 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in ach of first 2 dc of shell,ch 2, skip middle ch-2 space, 1 dc in each of last 2 dc of shell, ch 1, *1 dc in each of first 2 dc of next shell, ch 2, skip middle ch-2 space, 1 dc in each of last 2 dc of shell, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, rep from *across. 1 dc in last st of row.
Row 15- 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in ch-2 space, 1 dc in each of next dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in ch-2 space, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in center of next shell, *1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, in ch-2 space, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, 1 dc ub each of next 2 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc,1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in ch-2 space, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in middle of next shell, rep from * across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 16- 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in center of first shell, ch 1, *1 dc in each of next 3 dc, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in middle, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in middle, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in middle of next shell rep from * across. Ch 3, turn. Row 17- 1 dc in each stitch across. Fasten off. Row 18- Join Shocking Pink. Ch 3, 1 dc in each of first 43 dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc [1 dc in each of next 10 dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc] rep 18 more times, 1 dc in each of next 44 dc, ch 3, turn.
Row 19- 1 dc in each of next 9 dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc [1 dc in each of next 10 dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc] rep across.
Row 20- Rep row 19. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Closure-

With Spring Green and H hook, ch 2.
Row 1- 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, insert hook in side loops, pull up, yo, pull loop through.
Row 2- Insert hook in side loops, yo, and make a regular sc. Rep this row until you reach 16 inches long.
Fasten off. Thread a blunt needle with Spring Green.
Bend the cord in half, matching both sides so that they will have the same size. Turn one of those ends around as a spiral, as you turn, secure the spiral turns in place with small stitches using the little loops on the sides of the cord, fasten off.
Stitch the other end of the cord to the top of the spiral, fasten off. Take the loop you have now formed and make a knot in the middle of it with your fingers, forming a buttonhole. Sew in place. Sew your chosen button on opposite side.
You're done!

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16 comments:

Barbara said...

Beautiful capelet! Love the colors you chose.

Hugs XX
Barbara

craftybegonia said...

Thank you! (Secret is out, I love happy-looking things.)
Hugs to you too.

Clotilde

(((((HUGS))))) sandi said...

Very beautiful! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

craftybegonia said...

Thank you, hugs to you too.

Clotilde

Cat said...

Beautiful! Reminds me of a watermelon!

Beansieleigh said...

Oh, Cat beat me to the comment! I was just going to say that I just want to embroider some little black seeds on this and wear it to my next picnic!! VERY CUTE pattern! Thanks for sharing it! ~tina

Diana said...

Thanks so much for a wonderful pattern! I have a friend and a relative that are both in the hospital for extended period of time and this will be great to make for them!

Craftybegonia said...

I'm so glad to hear that Diana. Hope the ones you make turn out lovely!

tülin said...

Merhaba.
Çok güzel bu.Tebrikler.

Craftybegonia said...

Merhaba. Teşekkür ederim. Do not daha fazla bilgi. (Hello, thank you. Don't know how to say anything else.)

Azure said...

I love this capelet! I was making another when I discovered this and wanted to use the closure from yours. I need some help because I can't understand how to do it. Is there anyway to reach you for help? I am so rusty... Thanks for the wonderful pattern. I want to make it next!!!

Craftybegonia said...

Hi Azure, thank you for your nice comment. The frog or closure is really very simple (it has more looks than difficulty.)
You first make the cord. Basic Cord- Ch 2. Row 1- 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Turn Row 2- Insert hook in little loop that formed on the side of the sc and pull up yarn, you and complete sc. Turn. Continue repeating row 2 for the length of the rope you want to make.
To make it simpler, make a slip knot at the end of the cord, a slip knot that will allow the button you will be using to pass comfortably through it.
The other end is coiled into a spiral and held with pins until you sew it in place. That is basically what it's all about!

suefeds said...

Please help me with the sizing on the Tri-color Capelet. I love it and thank you for sharing it. My granddaughter is in a wedding party in November and I would love for her to wear it. She is a little girl, size 5. Can you help me with sizing? Many thanks, Suefeds

Craftybegonia said...

Hi Suefeds! Actually I don't know how to reduce the size of that capelet from an adult to a child's size! Unfortunately, I do not design with a computer software. Having said that, I asked my mom, who sews for a children's charity and said to her, How would you do it? Would you measure the little girl's neck and her shoulders and make a paper pattern like a pie circle with a hole in the middle and an opening for her neck the appropriate size and take it from there, making sure that it fits, and she said: Yes, that's how I would do it. So that is the only suggestion that I could give you. You make the paper pattern and work from that pattern (if she has a poncho, you could use that as a guide plus a sweater for armholes! Start with a chain that will comfortably fit her neck, and you would be making your additions each row in the places that correspond to shoulders, the arms and to the back, that is where a sweater will come in handy, although a poncho will work too, and you will have to constantly measure to make sure you're on track. Then simply do the edging and add the frog and button and you're set.)Hope these suggestions help you!

Jill Moore said...

Can you create a pattern to add a hood to this capelet? That would make it perfect for what I am looking for!

Craftybegonia said...

Hi Jill (Moore)! Thank you for your interest in Bahama Warmth. Unfortunately, I cannot make the capelet again with a hood, because I'm too strapped for time. But my mom sews and she made a detachable hood for something and I measured it and will give you an idea of how to crochet a hood that you can attach to the nape of the neck of this capelet to turn it into a hooded one.
Take a piece of paper (a long sheet) and measure 13" long by 9" wide. Mark the top, the bottom and across with little xs. With a ruler, join each side to make a long rectangle.
When you reach the top back of it, if you want to, you can make the edge rounder to fit better the curve of hte head, but this is not strictly necessary. Now you must cut two pieces of the same rectangle, join them at the back and across the top with tape, and you have the pattern for a hood. Adjust it as you would like it to fit. Then simply sc or dc the two pieces and sew them at the back and then attach the piece to the back of the capelet. Fasten off, weave in tails, and you're done!