crochet love {lacy bell caplet}



I have this love for capes and caplets and anything of the sort, which I think stems from my love of all things vintage and old fashioned. This lacy bell caplet is nod to those loves of mine. It is such a versatile piece as well. It can be worn for extra warmth over a winter coat, or as a light cover up over a spring dress. It also looks great bunched up as a cowl!

 

 

 




This patterns is written for a size small adult, but it includes instructions for adjusting to any size you may need!

This crochet caplet uses mainly double crochets worked in the round, in a series of shell stitches. This pattern gives the garment a beautiful lacy texture.

I used a worsted weight yarn and a size I crochet hook.
Supplies:

Vanna’s Choice Solids Yarn (worsted, size 4 yarn) 3 skeins

Size I/9 - 5.50MM crochet hook

Scissors


Gauge:

2 double crochet = ⅝ in wide

1 completed shell stitch (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) = 2 in wide

1 complete set of 2 dc + shell stitch = 2 ½ in wide

Completed piece is 20 ¼ in wide and 16 ½ in long. Sized for women’s

size 6/8.


**To alter size: Measure from the middle of your arm at the shoulder, to the

middle of your other arm. Double this measurement and then divide this

measurement by 2.5. Now, multiply by 7. The answer is the number of chains

you need in your foundation chain.


For example, for a 20 inch shoulder measurement:

20 x 2 = 40

40 / 2.5 = 16

16 x 7 = 112 (number of foundation chains needed)


Abbreviations:

Sl st- slip stitch

sc- single crochet

st- stitch

ch- chain

dc- double crochet

(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc)- 1 shell stitch

 
1. Ch 112 (not including ch already on hook from initial slip knot). Sl st in first ch. Ch 2. 1 dc

in next ch. Sk next 2 ch. (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch. Sk next 2 ch. *Dc in next 2 ch. Sk next

2 ch. (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch. Skip next 2 ch.** Continue from *-** around. Sl st in top

loop of first ch 2.

2. Ch 2. Dc in next st. Sk next 2 sts. Dc in next st. Ch 1. (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space. Ch 1.

Dc in next st. Sk next 2 sts. *Dc in next 2 sts. Sk next 2 sts. Dc in next st. Ch 1. (dc, ch 1,

dc) in ch 1 space. Ch 1. Dc in next st. Sk next 2 sts.** Repeat *-** around. Sl st in top loop

of first ch 2.

3. Ch 2. Dc in next st. Ch 1. Dc in next ch 1 space. Ch 1. (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch 1 space.

Ch 1. Dc in next ch 1 space. Ch 1. *Dc in next 2 sts. Ch 1. Dc in next ch 1 space. Ch 1. (dc,

ch 2, dc) in next ch 2 space. Ch 1. Dc in next ch 1 space. Ch 1.** Repeat *-** around. Sl st

in top loop of first ch 2.

4. Ch 2. Dc in next st. (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch 2 space. *Dc in next 2 dc sts. (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc)

in ch 2 space.** Repeat *-** around. Sl st in top loop of first ch 2.

5. Repeat steps 2-4 as a set until piece measure approximately 17 inches long. Fasten off.

(16 shells total around bottom edge).

6. Starting on the other side of the foundation ch. Fasten on in ch opposite ch 2 from step

1. Ch 1. Sc in every dc and shell st from step 1 (skipping each empty ch space). This will

gather the top of your piece. Sl st in top loop of ch 1. (48 total sc).

7. Ch 2. Dc in each st around. Sl st in top loop of first ch 2. (48 total dc).

8. Ch 2. Dc in next st. Sk next 2 sts. (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next st. Sk next 2 sts. *Dc in next st.

Sk next 2 sts. (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next st. Sk next 2 sts.** Repeat *-** around. Sl st in top

loop of first ch 2 (7 shells total).







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Love City Crochet

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