Thursday, June 28, 2007

Crochet Capelet

From Debbie Stoller's Happy Hooker, may I present Cold Shoulder....

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Modifications: Not being a fan of mohair, and because I'm working from my stash, I used Red Heart Symphony (only 1 skein!) The stitch gauge was correct, but my row gauge was tighter, so I made several more dc rows in the yoke, then a few more of lace rows, also to make it longer than the pattern. Instead of attaching the ties directly to the collar, I just crocheted a long chain and weaved it through the dc stitches at the base.

Though I completed this in April, I'm still pondering over pom-poms or beads on the ties. That's why I haven't blogged it, and why I'm covering those unfinished ends.

Since the yarn was so light, I worried it might not drape well, so I with the help of Lily Chin's Knit and Crochet with Beads, I ventured into my first experience with bead crochet.

Crochet with Beads


  1. Lovely! I would probably go for beads on the ties, myself (I'm not generally a pom pom gal), but I think either would be great.

  2. The cape looks great and I love the beads. Very always do such great work. I think I'm going to steal your bead idea for a shawl I'm making for my mom.


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