SHORTIE SHELL CAPELET    printer-friendly version

 

Skill level:

 Size:  Approx. 40" circumference at upper arm - 14" long

Materials:

300 yds. soft, fuzzy worsted wt.   novelty yarn

Sample shown in Red Heart “Symphony”

 

Crochet hooks: Size G/6 (4.25 mm) & K/10.6 (6.5 mm)

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Offray 1/8" satin ribbon for flower - 10 yd. spool

     

Gauge:  4 double crochet = 2" on size K hook

Terms/Abbreviations:  beginning (beg), chain (ch), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), increase (inc), single crochet (sc), round (rnd),  slip stitch (sl st), space (sp)

Special stitches

 V-stitch Shell: work specified number of dc and ch as instructed. Shells increase in size as capelet progresses.

Capelet

 Foundation row: With size K hook, ch 69, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across (68 sc). Join beginning of ch to end of ch to form ring, being careful not to twist ch. Capelet is worked in the round from this point on.

 Rnd 1: Ch 2, hdc in ea sc around, join with sl st to beginning of round (68 hdc)

 Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in ea hdc around, join with sl st (68 dc)

 Rnd 3: Ch 4, dc in same st (V-stitch shell completed), dc in ea of next 3 dc, *V-st shell (dc-ch1-dc) in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, rep from * around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4 (17 V-stitch shells)

Rnd 4: Sl st into sp of first V-st shell, ch 5, dc in same sp (V-st shell completed), dc in next 3 dc (NOTE:  work the first dc of this 3-dc group in the dc after the dc that forms the V-st shell on previous round), *work (dc-ch2-dc) in sp of next V-st shell, dc in next 3 dc, rep from * around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5.

Rnd 5: Sl st into sp of first V-st shell, ch 3, work (1 dc-ch3-2dc) in same sp, dc in next 3 dc, *work (2dc-ch3-2dc) in sp of next V-st shell, dc in next 3 dc, rep from * around, join with sl st.

Rnds 6-10: Rep last rnd.

Rnd 11: Sl st into sp of first V-st shell, ch 3, work (2 dc-ch3-3dc) in same sp, ch1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc (the center dc of the 3-dc group on previous round), ch 1, skip 1 dc, *in sp of next V-st shell work (3dc-ch3-3dc), ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, rep from * around, join with sl st.

Rnd 12:  Sl st into sp of first V-st shell, ch 3, work (2 dc-ch3-3dc) in same sp, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, *in sp of next V-st shell work (3dc-ch3-3dc), ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * around, join with sl st.

Rnds 13-16: Rep last rnd.

For pointed shell edging:

Rnd 17: Sl st into ch-3 sp of first V-st shell, TURN, ch 3, work (3dc-ch3-4dc) in same sp, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, *in sp of next V-st shell work (4dc-ch3-4dc), ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * around, join with sl st.  Fasten off.

For rounded shell edging:

Rnd 17: Sl st into ch-3 sp of first V-st shell, TURN, ch 3, work 6 dc in same sp, ch 1, sc in next dc, ch 1, *in sp of next V-st shell work 7 dc, ch 1, sc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * around, join with sl st.  Fasten off.

Neck edging: Turn capelet upside down and attach yarn in any st on opposite side of beginning chain.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in ea sc around (68 sc)

Rnd 2: Sl st LOOSELY in ea sc around. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Ribbon Flower:

Rnd 1: With size F hook and 1/8" satin ribbon, leaving a 9" tail at beginning (for tying to flower to capelet), ch 4, join into ring, ch 1, work 5 sc in ring.

Rnd 2: Ch 5, sc in next sc, *ch 5, sc in next sc, rep from * around, join with sl st (five ch-5 loops)

Rnd 3: Sl st into first loop, work (sc, hdc, 2dc, hdc, sc) all in same loop, *in next loop work (sc, hdc, 2dc, hdc, sc), rep from * around, join with sl st.  Leave a 9" tail, cut ribbon and fasten securely.

Finishing: Thread ends of ribbon a short distance apart from front to back on upper portion of capelet, tie in a knot, then pull tails of ribbon back through flower to front and tie ends in bow. Trim ends to desired length.

Pattern and photos © Kathy North, Designs by KN
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