Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cozy Shoulders

Hi everybody! It's been awhile since I've posted, but nonetheless, my hands have been busy!! Here is my latest creation, a capelet or shoulder cover. This is super easy, so it's great for beginners and it works up very fast.  There are no increases, but it naturally widens a little. Since it's not a poncho, it fits snugly around your shoulders. I have added a ribbon, but you can embellish it as you like.

This pattern was created by me, so please do not sell it, claim the pattern or pictures as your own.  You may use it and share it and sell your finished product if you'd like, but please refer any questions or credit to this blog. All terms are American English, so British should adapt( There is a quick reference here.) Enjoy!

If you would like a more off the shoulder look, make a longer beginning chain (taking care not to make it so wide that it falls off.). Please do this for larger sizes as well. This pattern is a S/M .

 You will need a 9.0 mm (N) hook , no. 5  bulky yarn (I used Lionbrand Homespun) , a tapestry needle, ribbon about three times the width of  the first round of your capelet.

Terms: CH = chain, sl st = slip stitch, tr = treble crochet, dc = double crochet, beg = beginning

CH 54

Taking care not to twist the chain, join with a sl st.

Round 1: CH 3,work tr in each st around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg CH 3 to join

Round 2: CH 2, work dc into each SPACE ( NOT stitch) of the tr in the first round, sl st into 2nd ch of beg CH 2 to join

Round 3: CH 2, work dc into each space of the dc in round 2, sl st into 2nd ch of beg CH 2 to join

Round 4: CH 3, work tr into each space of the dc in round 3, sl st into 3rd ch of beg CH 3

Repeat rows 2,3,4 twice and then round 4 once more, so that you end with two rounds of tr. Fasten off, and sew in ends.  With your ribbon, go through every other tr st in round 1 and tie a bow. That's it! No more cold shoulders :)  This is what it looks like on (sorry, but I had to take the picture myself!)

If you have any questions, feel free to comment here or by pm on ravelry.