Isabella Capelet

What better way to feel like a royal then with a nicely styled capelet. Make one in your favorite color for a timeless design that’s perfect for fall. Plus, it’s customizable! Depending on where you place a button or clasp, you can choose how you’d like to style your new cape.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: approx. 22” x 48”

Gauge: 13 sts and 9 rows = 4” [10 cm] in esc st

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Lion Brand Heartland (100% Acrylic; 251 yards [230 meters]/142 grams): 136-148 Badlands (3 balls)

Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, one 2” metal clasp

Abbreviations

Inc – Increase

Esc – Extended single crochet

Esc2tog – Extended single crochet 2 stitches together

Special Stitches

Increase – (Esc, ch 1) twice in indicated st/sp.

Extended single crochet (esc) – Insert hook into indicated st, yo, pull through, yo, pull through first lp on hook, yo, pull through last 2 lps on hook.

Extended single crochet 2 stitches together (esc2tog) – (Insert hook into next st, yo, pull through, yo, pull through first lp on hook) 2 times, yo, pull through 3 lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked top down with increases added in each row.

Pattern

Ch 2.

Row 1: (Esc, ch 1) 3 times in 2nd ch from hook, esc in same ch, turn. (4 esc, 3 ch-1 sp)

Row 2: Ch 1, (esc, ch 1) in first st, *(inc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, esc in last st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, (esc, ch 1) in first st and next ch-1 sp, *inc in next ch-1 sp, (esc, ch 1) in next ch-1 sp; rep from * twice more, esc in last st, turn.

Rows 4-37: Ch 1, (esc, ch 1) in first st, *(esc, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp until you reach the inc from previous row, inc in next ch-1 sp of the inc from previous row; rep from * twice more, (esc, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp until you reach the last st, esc in last st, turn.

Rows 38-42: Ch 1, esc2tog in first st and ch-1 sp, ch 1, *(esc, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp until you reach the inc from previous row, inc in next ch-1 sp of the inc from previous row; rep from * twice more, (esc, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp until you reach the last ch-1 sp, esc2tog in last ch-1 sp and last st, turn.

Rows 43-47: Ch 1, esc2tog in first st and ch-1 sp, ch 1, (esc, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp until you reach the last ch-1 sp, esc2tog in last ch-1 sp and last st, turn.

Row 48: Ch 1, esc2tog in first st and ch-1 sp, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp until you reach the last ch-1 sp, esc2tog in last ch-1 sp and last st, turn.

Row 49: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-1 sp across.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Place and attach clasp.

Optional: Fold the top edge of the capelet down 2” and sew to create a collar affect.

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