Thursday, December 26, 2013

Serena Crocheted Capelet and Collarlet Patterns



I don’t know about you, but as soon as Christmas is over I’m ready for the weather to warm up! Here in Texas, the weather can be warm one day and we might have ice the next.

Even though warmer weather may not be here yet in most parts of the US, we can get ready with this pretty crocheted capelet design. I’ve also added a lovely little collaret version.

This versatile design can be finished and worn in a variety of ways. Worked in rows, both the capelet and collaret can be closed with a button or with a button combined with the elegant and easy little crocheted rosebud. Button to the side, in center front or in center back. If desired, collarlet may be sewn to a purchased garment, taking laundering or cleaning requirements of yarn and garment into consideration.

Another option for either collaret or capelet is to weave a silk ribbon or long crocheted chain through the spaces between the foundation row and row 1; tie in center front. Garments may also be held closed with a brooch. I hope you enjoy!

Serena Collarlet

Size
Pattern is written for in four sizes: S-M (L-XL, 2X-3X, 4X-5X)

Materials
150 (150, 200, 200) yards worsted-weight yarn. Any yarn may be used; yarn amounts will vary depending on yarn chosen. Garment shown was made with Caron Simply Soft Brites #9611 Rose Violet.
Small amount contrasting yarn for rosebud, if desired. Rosebud shown was made with Lion Chenille #173 Sage
One 3/8” pearl button or other button of similar size
I hook or hook size appropriate to yarn choice

Gauge
Gauge is not important; garment can be made with any yarn with hook size appropriate to that yarn. Hook size should be chosen to give a soft, drapeable result.

Instructions
Note: Number of repeats in foundation strip is for worsted-weight yarn and size I hook; with different size yarn and hook, repeats might vary dramatically. It is the measurement that is important.

Foundation strip: (Ch 3, dc in third ch from hook—foundation space made) 29 (31, 33, 35) times or until piece measures about 27 (29, 31, 33) inches without stretching OR working an ODD NUMBER of foundation spaces until foundation strip fits nicely around neckline about where you want top of garment to fit.

Row 1: (Ch 1, sc, ch 1, dc) in each foundation sp across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc—V-stitch made) in first ch-1 sp, (ch, 1, sc in next dc, ch 1, V-stitch in next ch-1 sp) across, turn.

Row 3-5: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 1, V- stitch in next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, skip next dc, skip next sc, sc in next dc, ch 1, V-stitch in next ch-1 sp) across, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 2, dc) in first ch-1 sp, [ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next V-stitch] across, ch 1, sc in last dc, turn.

Row 7: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip next dc, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in next ch-2 sp, [sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in next ch-2 sp] across, ch 1, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 8: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), (dc, ch 2, dc) in center dc of next 3-dc group, [ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in center dc of next 3-dc group] across, ch 1, dc in last st.

Note: Rows 7-8 may be repeated for extra collar width if desired.
Fasten off. Turn.

Finishing row: Holding piece with wrong side of row 8 facing you, join with sl st in foundation sp on bottom right corner, ch 5 for button loop, sc in same foundation sp, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in end of row 2, sc in end of row 3, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in end of row 4, sc in end of row 5, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in end of row 7, ch1, sc in first st on row 8 (or if you have repeated rows 7-8, sc in end of row 8, ch1, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in end of row 9, ch, sc in first st on row 10);
working across row, ch 1, skip first ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in next ch-2 sp, [ch 1, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in next ch-2 sp] across, ch 1, dc in last dc (in ch-3 at end of row);
working along remaining side, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in end of row 7, (if you have repeated rows 7-8 this will be row 9, sc in end of row 8, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in end of row 7), sc in end of row 5, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in end of row 4, sc in end of row 3, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in end of row 2, sc in foundation sp, ch 5 for button lp, sl st in same sp. Fasten off. Sew button to third ch of one button loop. To wear garment, slip remaining button loop over button.

Rosebud
Ch 8, 4 dc in fourth ch from hook, 5 dc in each ch across. Fasten off. Piece will naturally roll; roll into rosebud shape and secure at base with several stitches. Sew or pin in place so that button closure functions and rose is at center front of collaret.

Serena Capelet

Size
Pattern is written for in four sizes: S-M (L-XL, 2X-3X, 4X-5X)

Materials
300 (350, 400, 450) yards worsted-weight yarn. Any yarn may be used; yarn amounts will vary depending on yarn chosen. Garment shown was made with Lion Chenille #173 Sage
Small amount contrasting yarn for rosebud, if desired
One 3/8” pearl button or other button of similar size if desired
I hook or hook size appropriate to yarn choice

Gauge
Gauge is not important; garment can be made with any yarn with hook size appropriate to that yarn. Hook size should be chosen to give a soft, drapeable result.

Instructions
Note: Number of repeats in foundation round is for worsted-weight yarn and size I hook; with different size yarn and hook, repeats might vary dramatically. It is the measurement that is important.

Foundation strip: (Ch 3, dc in third ch from hook—foundation space
made
) 29 (31, 33, 35) times or until piece measures about 27 (29, 31, 33) inches without stretching OR working an ODD NUMBER of foundation spaces until foundation strip fits nicely around neckline about where you want top of garment to fit.

Row 1: (Ch 1, sc, ch 1, dc) in each foundation sp across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc—V-stitch made) in first ch-1 sp, (ch, 1, sc in next dc, ch 1, V-stitch in next ch-1 sp) across, turn.

Row 3-5: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 1, V- stitch in next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, skip next dc, skip next sc, sc in next dc, ch 1, V-stitch in next ch-1 sp) across, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 2, dc) in first ch-1 sp, [ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next V-stitch] across, ch 1, sc in last dc, turn.

Row 7: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip next dc, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in next ch-2 sp, [sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in next ch-2 sp] across, ch 1, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 8: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), (dc, ch 2, dc) in center dc of next 3-dc group, [ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in center dc of next 3-dc group] across, ch 1, dc in last st, turn.

Row 9: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip next dc, (dc, ch 1) 4 times in next ch-2 sp, [sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 4 times in next ch-2 sp] across, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 10: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), (dc, ch 2, dc) in center ch-sp of next 4- dc group, [ch 3, (dc, ch 2, dc) in center ch-sp of next 4-dc group] across, ch 1, dc in last st, turn.

Row 11: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip next dc, (dc, ch 1) 4 times in next ch-2 sp, [sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 4 times in next ch-2 sp] across, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 12: Repeat row 10.

Row 13: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip next dc, (dc, ch 1) 5 times in next ch-2 sp, [sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 5 times in next ch-2 sp] across, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 14: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), (dc, ch 2, dc) in center dc of next 5-dc group, [ch 3, (dc, ch 2, dc) in center dc of next 5-dc group] across, ch 1, dc in last st, turn.

Rows 15-16: Repeat rows 13-14 once, and more if desired for extra length, taking into consideration that finishing row will add one shell row to length. If you repeat rows for extra length be sure to end on row 14.
Fasten off. Turn.

Finishing row: Holding piece with wrong side of last row facing you with last row at top, join with sl st in foundation sp on bottom right corner, ch 5 for button loop, sc in same foundation sp, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in end of row 2, sc in end of row 3, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in end of row 4, sc in end of row 5, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in end of row 7, [sc in end of next row, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in end of next row] across to corner, sc in first st in corner;
working across row, ch 1, skip first ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 1) 5 times in next ch-2 sp, [ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 5 times in next ch-2 sp] across, ch 1, sc in last dc (in ch-3 at end of row);
working along remaining side, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in end of next row (this will be in end of next-to-last row to match other side), [sc in end of next row, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in end of next row] through row 7, sc in end of row 5, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in end of row 4, sc in end of row 3, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in end of row 2, sc in foundation sp, ch 5 for button lp, sl st in same sp. Fasten off.
Sew button to third ch of one button loop. Add rosebud if desired. To wear garment, slip remaining button loop over button.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you Carolyn for the beautiful patterns!

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  2. So pretty! Love your work! Always so inspiring.

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  3. is there an alternative to the foundation row? i like doing chains...could i just do that? how many would i do?

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    1. Hi Loretta, I do highly recommend the foundation strip. It's a part of the design and leaves a scalloped edge at the top. It's not like traditional foundation double crochet or single crochet. It's a row of little eyelets that are very pretty in my opinion πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ’• if by chance you're having trouble figuring them out please email me at carolynchristmas@gmail.com and I'll assist you. -- best wishes! CarolyN

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