All right, here's my capelet:
6 ozs WW yarn in two colors, or use two skeins of the same color.
Crochet hook size N
Note: Capelet is made holding two strands of yarn throughout.
I used Red Heart Super Saver in a solid pink and fiesta varigated, I think, they were partial skeins. 1 six oz skein of each color should be plenty to make the capelet.
Ch 72, join with sl st in first ch to form circle, being careful not to twist sts.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around, join with sl st to first sc. 72 sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 5 (Counts as beg dc + ch-2), sk 2 sc, *dc in next sc, ch 2, sk 2 sc. Rep from * around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5. 24 dc and 24 ch-2 sps.
Rnds 3, 5, 7 & 9: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch around.
Rnd 4: Ch 5 (Counts as first dtr), 5 dtr in same sp, sk 5 sc, *6 dtr in next sc, sk 5 sc. Rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-5. 12 dtr groups
Rnd 6: Ch 7 (Counts as first tr and ch-3), sk next sc, *tr in next sc, ch 3, sk next sc. Rep from * around, end with sl st in 4th ch of beg ch-8.
Rnds 8 & 10: Ch 8 (Counts as first dtr and ch-3), sk next 3 sc, *dtr in next sc, sk next 3 sc. Rep from * around, end with sl st in 5th ch of beg ch-8
Rnd 11: Ch 5 (Counts as first dtr), 5 dtr in same sp, sc in next dtr, *6 dtr in next dtr, sc in next dtr. Rep from * around, end with sl st in top of beg ch-5. Break off and fasten.
Weave in all loose ends.
Sl St: Slip Stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
DTR: Double Treble
Thursday, June 18, 2009
For a comfy, easy shawl, just use this formula:
Gauge is unimportant. Use any size circular and yarn to match, this is just a formula. You could use straight needles for a time, but you will have to go to a circular eventually to accommodate the increased number of stitches.
With WW yarn and size 9 circular needle (at least 29") CO 4 sts.
Sl the first st as if to k, inc in next st by KF&B, k across.
Continue in this manner until shawl is desired size and CO.
For stripes, change colors as desired. I'm using partial skeins of RHSS I've had for years, but you can use any WW yarn you like.
And yes, you could start dec after a time, make a big square and give it to someone for a baby blanket-it's based on the diagonal baby blanket pattern without the yarn-over increases.
Note: When changing colors, k the first st of the row, inc in next st, k across, then go back to sl the first st after the color is changed.
Note: Always change color on the right side of the shawl to keep the stripes looking nice and like the ones in the picture.
KF&B: Knit in the front and back
CO: Cast off