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Elegant Capelet Wrap Crochet Pattern

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Elegant Capelet Wrap Crochet Free Pattern. Both elegant and minimalist, this crochet wrap pattern is the perfect accessory - quick and easy to make, even for beginners. Click to get this free crochet pattern.Can you feel it…Spring is in the air! Oh, how I love this time of year. I love the longer days, the green leaves coming out and the flowers starting to color landscapes everywhere. With the warmer weather, we can start thinking about shedding a layer or two of clothes. This is where my new Elegant Capelet Wrap Crochet Pattern comes in.

Crochet capes are the best of all worlds, a mix of shawl, poncho and scarf – perfect for draping over your shoulders and back to keep the chill off. These capelets are also a great way to dress up an outfit.

This crochet capelet (I’ve also seen it as caplet) pattern is gorgeous and is designed specifically for two things; to keep you both warm while the weather is still a little cool and to look stylish.

Both elegant and minimalist, this easy crochet wrap pattern is the perfect accessory. On a chilly night, it’s all you need to keep yourself warm and give your outfit a stylish flair.

Elegant Capelet Wrap Crochet Pattern

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MATERIALS:

• Hook: U.S. P/11.5mm
• Size 5 Bulky Yarn in 2 skeins – approx. 180 yards (Bernat Alpaca in Lavender
used in photos)
• Darning Needle & Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS:
st = stitch
ch = chain
sl = slip stitch
hdc = half double crochet
bl = back loop

PATTERN DETAILS
FINISHED SIZE: Neck opening 15” across, Bottom opening 20”,
Height from top to bottom 8”.
GAUGE: 4 stitches = 2” 3 rows = 2” (hdc)
STITCH NOTES: Other than Round 1, all hdc stitches are to be made in the back loop of each stitch.

PATTERN
Make a slip knot and chain 64, without twisting the chain, slip stitch into the first chain to connect the ends and create a round.

ROUND 1: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with sl.
ROUND 2: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of each st around, join with sl.
ROUND 3: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of the first 3 sts, 2 hdc in the bl of the next st, *hdc in the bl of the next 7 stitches, 2 hdc in bl of the next st* repeat from * around, join with sl. (72 sts)
ROUNDS 4: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of each st around, join with sl.
ROUNDS 5: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of the first 4 sts, 2 hdc in the bl of the next st, *hdc in the bl of the next 8 stitches, 2 hdc in bl of the next st* repeat from * around, join with sl. (80 sts)
ROUND 6: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of each st around, join with sl.
ROUNDS 7: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of the first 5 sts, 2 hdc in the bl of the next st, *hdc in the bl of the next 9 stitches, 2 hdc in bl of the next st* repeat from * around, join with sl (88 sts)
ROUNDS 8 – 14: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of each st around, join with sl. (NOTE: If you would like your wrap a little longer then continue making more rows until the length is to your liking).

Break yarn, weave in ends.

Elegant Capelet Wrap Crochet Free Pattern. Both elegant and minimalist, this crochet wrap pattern is the perfect accessory - quick and easy to make, even for beginners. Click to get this free crochet pattern.

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Crochet Christmas Stocking Pattern

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Add some Christmas cheer to your mantle with this free crochet Christmas stocking pattern. The stunning stripped design can be easily made in only two days.

Crochet Christmas Stocking Pattern

Crochet Christmas Stocking Pattern – While I was off recovering from knee surgery I had a lot of time to sit around. Of course, I had prepared for my downtime by making a little bin of yarn and hooks to keep beside my bed so that I could crochet.

One day, not too long after my surgery, my daughter suggested that I crochet a Christmas stocking…for our cat (um ya, our cat). While I’m pretty sure our cat had no need or desire for a stocking, I liked the idea of trying something new to crochet. I have to say that I’ve never been a huge fan of crochet socks and slippers – mainly because of all the counting you usually have to do.

I set about researching patterns and came across this really cute sock pattern by Maria over at Pattern Paradise that looked relatively easy. After reviewing the pattern, I thought I’d give it a try, turning it from sock into a crochet Christmas stocking pattern. Maria’s crochet pattern is super easy to understand and she goes into great detail and has nice photos to help with the dreaded heel. Seeing as I wasn’t mobile yet I had to use the colors I had on hand so I came up with this slightly unconventional Christmas color palette but I think it works.

This crochet stocking pattern may look complicated but trust me, once you get in the rhythm, you could practically do it in your sleep. I never bother with complicated patterns so I wouldn’t have bothered finishing this if it was too challenging.

It took me two evenings to make it so it’s not a huge investment in your time. I love the new crocheted Christmas stocking for our cat (Milo is ever so excited) and think it will be a wonderful addition to our mantle.

Crochet Christmas Stocking Pattern

TERMINOLOGY: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology

SKILL LEVEL: MEDIUM but definitely not hard

MATERIALS:

  • Crochet Hook: The original pattern calls for a US I/5.50mm but in the end I think a US J/6.00mm would give the sock a little extra size – better for a stocking.
  • Worsted weight size 4 yarn – 4 skeins each in 4 different colors – approx. 80 yards in white, 40 yards in each of the 3 colors.
  • Darning needle & scissors

Size: From toe to heel 7″ long, from heel to top of the sock (when folded over) 10″, 4.5″ wide.

Abbreviations:

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sl = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
  • Xst = Modified X Stitch
  • Color A = Color choice 1
  • Color B = Color choice 2
  • Color C = Color choice 3
  • Color D = Color choice 4

Special Stitch: Modified XSt – X Stitch – Worked over two stitches crossing the second stitch in front of the first stitch and encasing the first stitch within it – think of it as the second stitch hugging the first stitch!  Skip next st, dc in next stitch, working around stitch just made, work dc in skipped stitch.

Crochet - Modified X-Stitch Tutorial. Add some Christmas cheer to your mantle with this free crochet Christmas stocking pattern. The stunning stripped design can be easily made in only two days.

Crochet – Modified X-Stitch Tutorial

Notes:

  • Weave ends as you work
  • Ch1 at beginning of round/row does not count as a stitch.
  • Stitch count is in ( ) at end of the round. Stitch count is the same as the previous round unless noted.
  • Work instructions in [ ] as designated
  • When a number precedes a stitch, such as 3hdc, work that number of stitches in the next stitch.

Tips:

  • Join each round with sl st to first st. Start each round in the join.
  • Do not fasten off at each color change, instead carry the unused color along inside.
  • Make color change in last pull through of last st before the color change.
  • Refer to Maria’s slipper sock pattern here if you’re having any challenges.

Pattern

Round 1: Color A, Ch2 (does not count as st), 8hdc in 2nd ch from hook, join. (8)

Round 2: Ch1, 2hdc in each st around, join. (16)

Round 3: Ch1, [2hdc, hdc] repeat around, join. (24)

Round 4: Ch1, [2hd, hdc next 2] repeat around, join. (32)

Round 5: Color B, Ch3, dc in next st to the RIGHT (beg XSt made), working in the usual direction, XSt around to end, join. (16 XSt)

Rounds 6 – 7: Color A, Ch1, sc in each st around, join. (32)

Round 8: Color C, Ch3, dc in next st to the RIGHT (beg XSt made), working in the usual direction, XSt around to end, join. (16 XSt)

Round 9 – 10: Color A, Ch1, sc in each st around, join. (32)

Round 11: Color D, Ch3, dc in next st to the RIGHT (beg XSt made), working in the usual direction, XSt around to end, join. (16 XSt)

Round 12 – 13: Color A, Ch1, sc in each st around, join. (32)

Round 14: Color C, Ch3, dc in next st to the RIGHT (beg XSt made), working in the usual direction, XSt around to end, join. (16 XSt)

Round 15 – 16: Color A, Ch1, sc in each st around, join. (32)

Round 17: Color B, Ch3, dc in next st to the RIGHT (beg XSt made), working in the usual direction, XSt around to end, join. (16 XSt)

Round 18: Color A, Ch1, sc in each st around, join. (32)

You will work heel gusset in rows and then continue working remainder of the sock in rounds (see Maria’s photo here to help give you a visual idea of how this works).

Heel Row 1: Ch1, sc in next 18 sts. (18)
Heel Row 2: Ch1, turn, sc in each st. (18)
Heel Row 3: Ch1, turn, sc next 6 sts, sc2tog, hdc next 2, sc2tog, sc last 6 sts. (16)
Heel Row 4: Ch1, turn, sc next 7 sts, hdc next 2, sc last 7 sts. (16)
Heel Row 5: Ch1, turn, sc next 5 sts, sc2tog, hdc next 2, sc2tog, sc last 5 sts. (14)
Heel Row 6: Ch1, turn, sc next 6 sts, hdc next 2, sc last 6 sts. (14)
Heel Row 7: Ch1, turn, sc next 4 sts, sc2tog, hdc next 2, sc2tog, sc last 4 sts. (12)
Heel Row 8: Ch1, turn, sc next 5 sts, hdc next 2, sc last 5 sts. (12)
Heel Row 9: Ch1, turn, sc next 3 sts, sc2tog, hdc next 2, sc2tog, sc last 3 sts. (10)
Heel Row 10: Ch1, turn, sc next 4 sts, hdc next 2, sc last 4 sts. (10)
Heel Row 11: Ch1, turn, sc next 2 sts, sc2tog, hdc next 2, sc2tog, sc last 2 sts. (8)
Heel Row 12: Ch1, turn, sc next 3 sts, hdc next 2, sc last 3 sts. (8)

Continue working in rounds.

Round 19: Ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc next 4 sts, sc2tog, working down side of gusset, work 6sc (approximately one every other row), working along stitches from Round 18, work sc in next 14 sts (you should be at the beginning of the other side of the gusset), work 6 sc up side of gusset, join. (32)

Rounds 20 – 44: Repeat rows 5 – 18 two times, excluding row 5 the second time around (see photo for color change example).

Round 45 – 64: With color A, Ch1, sc in each st around, join. (32). Note: In row 35, at the back edge of the sock, I chained 12 and then slipped stitch back into the same stitch to create a little loop for hanging the stocking but this is completely optional.

Round 65: sc in first st, [Ch 4, slip st into st, sc in next st], repeat across row.

Break yarn, weave in ends.

Download the free Christmas Stocking Crochet Pattern here.

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