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Monday, June 17, 2013



Party Capelet
By Berta Gilholm
 
I needed something for a party to chase the chill away from the A/C. This Capelet is the perfect size and just enough open work to not get uncomfortable. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Materials:
Capelet = 6 balls of Coats & Clarks ModaDea Beadnik 90% Acrylic/5% Polyester, 1.76 oz/95m - 103 yd. #4ww, Blue Beat.
Here's the link for the Moda Dea Beadnik   http://www.coatsandclark.com/Products/KnittingCrochet/Yarns/Medium/MODA+DEA+Beadnik.htm
 A good substitute yarn would be, Bernat Sequins or Lion Brand Glitterspun.
Crochet Hooks: For Capelet, US I/9 - 5.5mm, US J/10 - 6mm
Yarn Needle
1 half inch Antique Button
Note: Capelet is worked from the neck down, the first rows 1 through 3 are worked around the chain row, the 4th row is worked side to side, row 5 through row 28 are worked in the round.
Size: Capelet is 28 inches around neck and 75 inches around bottom at elbow. Capelet length is 14 inches from neck to hem at elbow.
Abbreviations: Ch = chain, Dc = double crochet, FO = fasten off, Rnd = round, Sc = single crochet, Slst = slip stitch, Jwslst = join with a slip stitch in next stitch, DcVst = double crochet V stitch (2 doubles in the next stitch).

Instructions: With (I) hook Ch 83
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and each ch across (do not turn) (82 sc)
Row 2: Ch 5, working around corner into bottom of the ch row, slst in bottom of ch below last sc (Button Loop formed), Sc in each ch at  the bottom of row 1, (do not turn)
Row 3: Sc 1 more time in last st, working across sc of row 1, Ch 3, 1 Dc in each of next 3 sc, dcVst in next sc, *1 Dc in each of next 3 sc, dcVst in next sc, Repeat from * Across row to end, dc in last sc, turn (100 dc)
Row 4: Ch 3, dcVst in next dc, * 1 dc in next 6 dc, dcVst in next dc, Repeat from * across,  at end  jwslst in top of first ch 3, (work in rounds from now on)  (114 dc)
Rnd 5: Change to size J hook, Sc in same st as jwslt, *ch 6, sk 1 dc, sc in next dc, Repeat from * 56 times, jwslst to first sc, (56 ch loops)
Rnd 6: Slst in same st as jwslt, Slst in next 3 ch,  *ch 6, sc in the center of next ch 6 space, Repeat from *around, jwslst to sc (56 ch loops)
Rnd 7: Sc in same st as first ch, *ch 7, sc in next ch 6 space, Repeat from *around, jwslst to sc (56 ch loops)
Rnd 8: Ch 1, 4 sc in center of first loop, *3 sc in next loop, Repeat from * around to last loop, 4 sc in last loop,  jwslst to first sc, (170 sc)
Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sc, dcVst in next sc, *dc in next 6 sc, dcVst in next sc, Repeat from * around, sc in last sc, jwslst, (198 dc)
Rnd 10: Ch 3, dc in same space (counts as dcVst) *Ch 2, skip 2 dc, dcVst in next dc, Repeat around, jwslst to top of first ch 3, (66 dc Vst)
Rnd 11: Ch 3, dc in same space (counts as dcVst) *Ch 1, skip ch space, dcVst in center of next Vst, Repeat around, jwslst to top of first ch 3, (66 dcVst)
Rnd 12 through Rnd 22: Repeat Rnd 11, (66 dcVst)
Rnd 23: Ch 3, dc in same space (counts as dcVst) (*Ch 1, skip ch space, dcVst in center of next Vst, Repeat from * 11 times; dcVst in next ch sp (1 Vst increase made), ch 1, dcVst in next Vst), Repeat from (* through) 3 more times;  **Ch 1, skip ch space, dcVst in center of next Vst, Repeat from ** to end of round, jwslst to top of first ch 3, (70 dcVst) (4 increases)
Rnd 24: Ch 3, dc in same space (counts as dcVst) (*Ch 1, skip ch space, dcVst in center of next Vst, Repeat from * 12 times; dcVst in next ch sp (1 Vst increase made), ch 1, dcVst in next Vst), Repeat from (* through) 3 more times;  **Ch 1, skip ch space, dcVst in center of next Vst, Repeat from ** to end of round, jwslst to top of first ch 3, (74 dcVst) (4 increases)
Rnd 25 through Rnd 28: Repeat round 11, (74 dcVst)
Rnd 29: Ch 1, 1 Sc in between every 2 dc in each dcVst and 2 sc in every ch space all the way around, FO and weave in ends (222 sc).
Sew button on collar.

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